I Remember When...I slept in the firehouse

Guy Van Benschoten ’74 retired this winter from a 41-year career with the Ithaca Fire Department. But long before he was the assistant fire chief, he was a bunker on South Hill. Van Benschoten was one of several Ithaca College students from the 1970s to the 1990s who provided volunteer firefighting services in exchange for free housing in the firehouse.

Were you a bunker?

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I was a bunker at Station 5 next to Cerrache from 1999-2001. Great experiences and lots of stories!