New Oshkosh Striker 3000 Delivered at Airport

Share0Share0Share0On Thursday morning, a new crash truck was delivered to Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The 2016 Oshkosh Striker 3000, 2000/3200/420/450#/460# plus Snozzle is first new ARFF rig since 2000, and the first lime apparatus in a quarter century. The truck was purchased with 85% of funding from federal and state sources, and thus the safety yellow …

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Travel Report – Hose Reels & Hose Houses

Share0Share0Share0In days of old, when crews were bold, and motor trucks hadn’t been invented, hydrant pressure was used to fight fire. Simply supply hose and nozzles–and a water system with hydrants–and your fire department was equipped. Reels of hose pulled by hand were common, and notably in small towns. (Though they were used in cities …

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Fallen Firefighter Research Resource – Find a Grave

Share0Share0Share0On Saturday, May 7, 2016, the annual memorial service for North Carolina’s fallen firefighters will be held at Nash Square in downtown Raleigh. More about that event in an upcoming. ‘Tis also the season for Mr. Blogger to update his records, notably his fallen firefighter database. Rediscovered a nifty research resource on that front. Find …

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Raleigh Fire Department Newsletter – Spring 2016

Share0Share1Share0Here’s the spring issue of the Raleigh Fire Department Newsletter–now in its tenth year of publication!–freshly posted to www.raleighfirenews.org. Contents include facilities updates for Station 6, Station 5, and the training center; FireWatch retooled for the web; annual stats and a year in review; firefighter awards; and retirements, promotions, appointments, and passings. The newsletter is …

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UPDATED – New Crash Truck Coming to RDU Airport

Share4Share0Share0Note: See subsequent posting about the truck’s delivery on April 28, 2016. Production is complete on the airport’s new 2016 Oshkosh Striker 3000, 2000/3200/420/450#/460# + Snozzle. It’s also the first lime apparatus since the 1990s. Here are some pictures from the pre-delivery inspection last week, shared by our friends at RDU Fire-Rescue. Delivery is expected …

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South Atlantic Fire Expo Golf Tourney – August 8-9, 2016

Share0Share0Share0The South Atlantic FIRE RESCUE Expo moves to Charlotte this year (and next year). The annual golf tournament will be held on Monday, August 8, and Tuesday, August 9, at the Verdict Ridge Golf & Country Club in Denver, NC. Shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, and 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Plus practice rounds …

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10th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Golf Tournament – Monday, June 20

Share0Share0Share0The Raleigh Fire Department Golf Committee has announced their hosting of the 10th Annual Golf Tournament and Fundraiser to support the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). The tournament will be held on Monday, June 20, 2016, at Bentwinds Golf and Country Club in Fuquay-Varina. See this registration information. And new this year, you can donate …

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High Schoals Fire > North Gaston Fire

Share0Share1Share0From a blog reader (thanks Greg), the High Shoals Fire Department (Gaston County Station 21) changed their name last year to North Gaston Fire Department. HSFD was incorporated as High Shoals Volunteer Fire Department Inc. on June 9, 1960. They changed their name to High Shoals Volunteer Fire and Rescue on January 27, 2009. On …

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Drawings of Cary’s New Engine 5

Share0Share2Share0Our friends at the Cary Fire Department share these drawings of their new Engine 5, a 2016 Pierce Enforcer, 1500/500, that’s due in late summer. Features include: New York-style hose bed Lowered cross lays Ladders stored with the 24-foot to the outside High-rise pack storage on the passenger side New York hooks mounted to the …

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