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Photos: Santa visits Sewickley fire station

Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald - Santa Claus fastens his belt as he gets ready to greet children during the Cochran Hose Company's annual 'Santa at the Station' event in Sewickley Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Santa said this particular red suit is very old; it was the same one pictured in a photograph of his nephew—who is now in his early 40s—sitting on Santa's lap as a child.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald</em></div>Santa Claus fastens his belt as he gets ready to greet children during the Cochran Hose Company's annual 'Santa at the Station' event in Sewickley Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Santa said this particular red suit is very old; it was the same one pictured in a photograph of his nephew—who is now in his early 40s—sitting on Santa's lap as a child.
Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald - Santa Claus fluffs his beard as he gets ready to greet children during the Cochran Hose Company's annual 'Santa at the Station' event in Sewickley Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald</em></div>Santa Claus fluffs his beard as he gets ready to greet children during the Cochran Hose Company's annual 'Santa at the Station' event in Sewickley Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald - Cochran Hose Company fire Chief Jeff Neff jokingly tells Santa Claus that he'd like a new, larger fire station for Christmas prior to the annual 'Santa at teh Station' event in Sewickley Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Some of the department's walls were damaged by water and termites and are currently being replaced.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald</em></div>Cochran Hose Company fire Chief Jeff Neff jokingly tells Santa Claus that he'd like a new, larger fire station for Christmas prior to the annual 'Santa at teh Station' event in Sewickley Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Some of the department's walls were damaged by water and termites and are currently being replaced.
Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald - Santa Claus hugs Michael John Karafa, 6, of Aleppo as they sit on the back of a fire truck during 'Santa at the Station' in Sewickley Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald</em></div>Santa Claus hugs Michael John Karafa, 6, of Aleppo as they sit on the back of a fire truck during 'Santa at the Station' in Sewickley Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald - Children are buckled in on one of Cochran Hose Company's fire trucks for a short ride during the annual 'Santa at the Station' event in Sewickley Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald</em></div>Children are buckled in on one of Cochran Hose Company's fire trucks for a short ride during the annual 'Santa at the Station' event in Sewickley Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald - Anna Custer, 3, of Bell Acres looks to her mother for reassurance as she is greeted by Santa Claus during the annual 'Santa at the Station' event in Sewickley Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald</em></div>Anna Custer, 3, of Bell Acres looks to her mother for reassurance as she is greeted by Santa Claus during the annual 'Santa at the Station' event in Sewickley Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald - After a brief facial hair malfunction, Santa Claus makes his way back to the 'Santa in the Station' event in Sewickley Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald</em></div>After a brief facial hair malfunction, Santa Claus makes his way back to the 'Santa in the Station' event in Sewickley Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald - Graham Behan, 1, of Sewickley cries when he sees Santa Claus during the annual 'Santa at the Station' event in Sewickley Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald</em></div>Graham Behan, 1, of Sewickley cries when he sees Santa Claus during the annual 'Santa at the Station' event in Sewickley Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald - Gino Goodman, 4, of Sewickley, held by his father, Gregg, ponders a question from Santa Claus during the annual 'Santa at teh Station' event in Sewickley Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald</em></div>Gino Goodman, 4, of Sewickley, held by his father, Gregg, ponders a question from Santa Claus during the annual 'Santa at teh Station' event in Sewickley Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald - Santa Claus pulls on his boot as he gets ready to greet children during the Cochran Hose Company's annual 'Santa at the Station' event in Sewickley Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald</em></div>Santa Claus pulls on his boot as he gets ready to greet children during the Cochran Hose Company's annual 'Santa at the Station' event in Sewickley Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.

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Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 2:54 p.m.
 

Santa Claus was welcomed to Sewickley's Cochran Hose Company station Sunday.

Follow Santa's visit by clicking through the photos above and reading the captions beneath each image.

Kristina Serafini is a photographer and staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-324-1405 or kserafini@tribweb.com.

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