Salisbury Renovates, Reactivates Historic Fire Station

The Salisbury Fire Department last year re-activated their historic Old Station 2 at 1402 S. Main Street. The 1942 engine house was renovated and restored by firefighters, after being vacated by the city s Landscaping and Parks and Recreation departments. Let s chat with Salisbury Fire Chief Bob Parnell about the building (now named Station …

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Updated – Former Bay Leaf Midi Pumper Found

[ Updated with more info. on the truck’s history. ] From a reader, this former Bay Leaf midi pumper was found in Erwin, TN. Former Unicio FD Engine 3, 1979 Chevrolet C-70/Pierce, 400/400. E0155. (Thanks Micah, for the specs!) Another reader (via our Facebook page) tells that the truck was bought by Fire Chief D. …

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Ex-Army ARFF Truck Turned Tanker for Tennessee Community

Would you believe an Oshkosh M-23 (rare civilian version of the legendary P-15) as a tanker for a Tennessee resort community? This story from the Times Free Press has been making the rounds. There’s a development called Jasper Highlights in Marion County, TN. The area was previously covered by the Foster Falls FD, but last …

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Looking Closely at the Airport’s 1959 Walter Crash Truck

It’s airport week at Blog Central! Time for some time travel… Raleigh-Durham International Airport has operated four Walter crash trucks in its day, the first being a 1959 Class 1500 that was acquired some time around 1970. Below is the closest we have to a posed photo of the thing. Click to enlarge: �News & …

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Seagrave Deliveries in North Carolina – 1906 to 1951

March 20 What do the pages of the painter’s log look like? Here’s an example: And here’s a page that mentions Tarboro, North Carolina. Page 119, from 1933. The notation says something like “April 18th, Mr. Wolfe J. Fleming and C. Babcock went to Tarboro, N.C., came back April 29th, 1933.” Why did they travel? …

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New Org Chart for Wake County Fire Services

Wake County Fire Services has implemented a new organizational chart, with two new Deputy Director positions reporting to the Fire Service Director, a new Logistics Manager position, and a couple other changes. Let s chat with Fire Services Director Nick Campasano for a closer look. The new structure was originally conceived by [prior Fire Services …

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Wake County Fire Commission Meeting – March 17, 2016

The next meeting of the Wake County Fire Commission is Thursday, March 17, at the Wake County EMS Training Facility, in the lower level of the Commons Building at 4011 Carya Drive in Raleigh. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. Agenda is below. View the meeting documents. Meeting Called to Order: Chairman Lucius Jones Invocation …

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