October 20, 2023 · Filed Under Events and News 

Fort Worth firefighters have been working at Fire Station #18 at the corner of Carleton Ave. and Camp Bowie Blvd. for 100 years.

This SUNDAY OCTOBER 22 head over to the 100th birthday party for our beloved historic neighborhood fire station at 1908 Carleton Ave. It’s the oldest operating fire station in Fort Worth.  The fun starts at 3:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Arlington Heights was not part of Fort Worth until 1922 when it was officially annexed into the city.  One of the first orders of business was building Fire Station #18, one of ten bungalow fire stations constructed in Fort Worth in 1922-3.



Changes have come slowly over the 100 years with advances in truck and firefighting equipment that required a few tweaks to the building.

Big band music from Maxwell Hall Jazz Orchestra will put you in the mood, as will a performance by the Texas Girls Choir. Singer/songwriter/retired Fort Worth firefighter Bob Jenkins takes the stage to open up the festivities.

Free food from neighborhood restaurants, including Roy Pope Grocery, Winslow’s Wine Café, Railhead Smokehouse, Olivella’s Pizza, Bluebonnet Bakery, Cookies by Design, Curly’s Frozen Custard, and Nothing Bundt Cakes.

Fort Worth Fire Department is pulling out all the stops with a fleet of fire trucks that will be open for touring, as will the fire station.  Lots for kids to do, including bounce house, face painting, and clowns. Bring your dogs, too.

Many thanks to Crestline Area Neighborhood Association for co-sponsoring this event, along with generous donations from Ben E. Keith, Frost Bank and Thomas Place Community Center.



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