How a Fire Station in Michigan Became Home to a Man Who Doesn't Fight Fires


Every day, an honored guest sits at the dinner table in Fire Station One in Lansing, Mich. He’s not a firefighter, but he’s friends with the entire team. His name is Tony Tumminello, and dinner wouldn’t be the same without him.

Tumminello, who has an intellectual disability, has been coming to the fire station since he was 13 years old, ever since a fireman invited him inside. For the last 60 years, firefighters have taken care of him, paying for his meals and offering him rides to and from the station. Now, they couldn’t imagine life without him. He’s a part of the family.

It’s really special,” one firefighter told CBS News’ Steve Hartman in the segment below. “I really can’t put it into words.”

“Tony has got a place forever,” Battalion Chief Jim Marino added.

Watch Tumminello and his firefighting family in action in the CBS video below:

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