Vintage Raleigh Fire Department Rules & Regulations Booklet

Share0Share0Share0The Raleigh Fire Museum tweeted about this the other week. Let’s examine more closely in this blog posting. This is a vintage “rules and regulations” booklet from the early twentieth century. It was donated to the museum by a retired member of the department. Here’s a PDF version of the booklet, as scanned by myself …

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Lillington’s Antique Engines – 1928 GMC/ALF, 1951 Ford/Seagrave

Share0Share0Share1Last week Lee Wilson paid a visit to Lillington, to photographer their two antique (and well-preserved) antique engines. The older one is a 1928 GMC/American LaFrance Type 99 triple combination, #G-125. (Shipped on June 27, 1928, says the Peckham database.) The newer one is a 1961 Ford/Seagrave pumper. (Model? Specs?) Both are housed in the …

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New Engines For Orange Rural Fire Department

Share0Share0Share0 Orange Rural Fire Department in Hillsborough has received a pair of 2015 Sutphen Monarch pumper-tankers, 1500/1000. They were delivered on Friday, December 18. Notes this town press release, they cost $480,00 each. One was purchased by the town and is lettered for Hillsborough Fire Department. The other was purchased by Orange Rural, which is …

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Raleigh Fire Department Publishes Strategic Plan, 2015-2010

Share0Share0Share0We covered the future plans (prospective or otherwise) of Cary and Apex in their respective prior postings. Let's look at the city and see what they're cooking for the next five years...The Raleigh Fire Department recently produced a five-year strategic planning document. A copy has been posted to the RFD newsletter site and accompanies an article about ...

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Meet the New Blog

Share0Share2Share3Welcome to the new version of Legeros Fire Blog. Effective January 1, 2016, the original blog site has been retired. It will remain active as an archives location. This new blog has some neat new features, including Facebook comments available per posting. Thanks your patience as deployment is concluded, and any remaining construction items are ...

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Orange Pierce Platform Ordered For Buies Creek

Share1Share0Share0The Buies Creek Fire Department has ordered an black-over-orange Pierce Arrow XT (though the drawing shows a Velocity) aerial platform, notes this Facebook posting from Atlantic Emergency Solutions. The truck will equipped with a 1500 GPM pump, 300 gallon water tank, and 100-foot platform. The colors are those of the Campbell University Fighting Camels. This …

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Cary’s New Station 2, New Engine 9, and Looking Ahead

Share0Share0Share0The town of Cary opened a new fire station on Monday. The personnel of Engine 2 and Rescue 2 reported for duty at the newly completed Station 2 at 601 E. Chatham Street. They were transported to old Station 2 at 875 SE Maynard Road, and brought the apparatus to the new facility. Those are ...

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How Many New Fire Stations Have Opened in Raleigh and Wake County?

Share0Share0Share0The opening of Cary’s new fire station this week gets me thinking. How many newly constructed fire stations have opened in Raleigh and Wake County? Let’s take a look… Criteria: Purpose-built as a fire station, or Purpose-built to house a fire department. Thus can include town hall buildings or other combination structures Answer: At least …

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