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Firehouses (or fire stations) come in all shapes, sizes and architectural styles. Some are made to blend in with surrounding buildings, while others were made to be unique, and stand-out from their neighbors.

Remember, gingerbread entry could be a fire department's training-tower, or perhaps a forest fire lookout, or for the really adventerious you could
create a firefighting scene, complete with a burning building, fire apparatus, and gingerbread firefighters.

To help generate ideas, we've selected one hundred of our favorite firehouses from around the world -- old and new, big and small -- and posted them here for your inspiration.

(Click on the photos below to open up a larger view)

Medina,_Ohio_CIMG3091
Thaxted_old_fire_station_-_geograph org uk_-_623745
Dunnellon_Boomtown_Hist_Dist_Fire_Station01
DCTV-DN-firehouse-800x600
Stanford_Fire_Truck_House
Oberschoeneweide14
3525318274_8ccac29ef7_o
SouthCentralAustinFireStation
Beaches_firehall
44-great-jones
Crocket1FireStationGretnaFront23Nov
Toronto_Fire_Station_No _24
Vancouver_Firehall_No_6
Central_fire_station
Charlestonfd
Ottersdorf-feuerwehrhaus
Ballard_firehouse_02
Seattle_Fire_Station_No _38_-_02
3525305720_743e8c019e_o
3524509255_469eba69b0_o
Gavle_brand_1900
3524516925_8f2c74b3de_o
Rodgau_Altes_Spritzenhaus
Windsor_Old_Fire_Station_-_geograph org uk_-_431044
Mannheim-Alte-Feuerwache
Shreveport-central-fire-station-1995
2003-08-17_Cooke_City_Firehall
Schwaan_Feuerwehrhaus_2009-08-04_070
Fire_station_New_Jersey_Ave_NW_Washington_DC
Gerätehaus_Duisburg-Baerl
FireStation25HoustonTX
CambridgeMassAvFireStation25June07
Lehde_freiwillige_Feuerwehr
LowerMarigny13Jan2008Engine24Firehouse
Engine_House_No _31_(San_Francisco)
Piosek_1546
Old_Fire_Hall_Woodstock_Ontario
Leighton_Buzzard_old_fire_station_-_geograph org uk_-_583917
New_Bedford_Fire_Museum
MarignyOldFirehouseJuly08
Engine_House_No _8
Drummoyne_Fire_Station
Seattle_-_Fire_Station_No _17_02
Fire_Station_No _10
2789055623_5fb465be14_o
Tonbridge0012
CapeMayNJFireDepartment
MidCity8Jan08NORDFirehouse
AlgiersPointFireHouseJuly2008
Seattle_-_Fire_Station_No _37_-_01
Seattle_-_Fire_Station_No _41_-_02
Juetchendorf4_fire_station
Halstead_Manor_MFD_jeh
3941912766_088f328dc4_b
Engine_Company_-23
Portland_Fire_Station_No_17_-_Portland_Oregon
3385513642_75f02b4d61_b
Fire_Station_No_4
ArlingtonMA_HighlandHoseHouse
Centre_histoire_Montreal
Palamafirestation
941-955_Boylston_Street,_Boston,_MA_-_front_oblique
Klagenfurt_Feldkirchner_Strasse_Feuerwehr_Kalvarienberg_08102008_82
Seattle_-_Fire_Station_25_-_09
DortmundFwKirchhoerde
3731754959_f2db0eab2b_b
3781022258_5a980a9f6f_o
Semosice_-_pozarni_zbrojnice
3638491922_77308e0643_o
Gumna_OSP_2009-04-26
Phoenix_Volunteer_Fire_Company_No _6_02
Århus_Brandstation_Ny_Munkegade
Big_Lake,_WA_-_firehouse_02
Seattle_-_Engine_House_No _3_-_01
Bremerton,_WA_fire_station
Ashland_Place_Fire_Station
Engine_47_500_W113_St_jeh
No_8_Hose_Toronto
Slovakia_Sariska_highlands_58
Toronto_Fire_Station_312
3637682115_a895a79cb3_o
Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension_-_Caserne_30_
Seattle_Fire_Station_No _40
Svenson_Fire_Station_-_Svenson_Oregon
3781096532_93fc7bb6d2_o
So_Orange_Fire_sta_jeh
Feuerwache_Arendsee_
Myslenice_firehouse
3901934904_de2b9976d7_b
FireStationSydney0001
Skänninge_brandstation,_Skänninge,_juni_2005
3976475067_172e8bbd29_b
Zeche-Zollern_2148
DortmundFwBerghofen
FDNY_75_Av_Forest_Hills_jeh
Hemer-Sundwig1-Bubo
Seattle_-_Fire_Station_No _6_-_01A
Caserne1903
Niederschöneweide4
OSP_Karlino_widok_z_mojego_okna

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