Vintage Magazine Ad with Kenly’s 1944 Ford/Oren

Share0Share0Share0Found for sale on eBay, vintage magazine advertisement showing 1944 Ford/Oren pumper. Built by the Oren Fire Apparatus Company of Roanoke, VA. Click to enlarge: The truck was the second fire engine operated by the Johnston County town. It later served the Brookville (?) Fire Department, and was later privately owned in Iowa. It was …

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Vintage Photos of Durham Engine 4, Engine 6

Share0Share0Share0Found for sale on eBay, two 35mm slide scans. (One is darker due to underexposure during scanning, most likely.) Original photographer credit unknown. Left is old Engine 4, a 1997 E-One Cyclone II, 1250/500. Right is old Engine 6, a 1990 Duplex D-500/E-One, 1250/500. Readers can check/correct my data. Here’s a Legeros Blog Fire Archives …

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Warrenton Fire Department’s 60th Anniversary Ball – Saturday, October 22

Share1Share0Share0News from our friends to the north. Commemorating six decades of service to the Town of Warrenton, the Central Warren Fire District, and surrounding communities, the Warrenton Rural Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a formal Firefighters Ball on Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Warren County Armory Civic Center, 501 …

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Kannapolis Fire Department 100th Anniversary Parade, Open House – Saturday, October 1

Share0Share0Share0The Kannapolis Fire Department in Cabarrus County is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. To commemorate the event, the public is invited to an open house and parade on Saturday, October 1. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of Laureate Way and Biotechnology Lane, and will continue down Laureate to North Research …

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Raleigh Receives SAFER Grant for Ten Firefighter Positions

Share1Share0Share0Catching up on some older news. Congrats to the City of Raleigh, which was awarded a SAFER grant to fund ten firefighter positions for two years. From the agenda of the City Council meeting on September 20: Grants5.1. Grant Award – Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency – Fire and Emergency ResponseAndrew Langan, …

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Cary’s New Engine 5

Share0Share0Share0The Cary Fire Department took delivery on September 16 of a 2017 Pierce Enforcer pumper, 1500/500. Future Engine 5.Lee Wilson took the belowpicture,when the truck was at Atlantic Emergency Services in Fayetteville last week, before arriving in Cary. Features include a New York-style (low) hose bed, lowered cross lays, ladders stored with the 24-foot to …

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Fire Trucks at War on Facebook – Cherry Point Crash Trucks

Share0Share0Share1One of my favorite fire apparatus sites is the Facebook group Fire Trucks at War. Anything and everything related to military fire apparatus. Its run by military fire historian Ted Heinbuch, who runs the web site of the same name: www.firetrucks-atwar.com. North Carolina military fire apparatus appears fairly frequently, typically posted by Pete Brock, our …

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Raleigh Fire Department Hiring For New Recruit Academy

Share0Share0Share0The Raleigh Fire Department has opened the application process for a new recruit academy. They’ve also lowered the age requirement for firefighter recruits. The application process for Recruit Academy 42 opened on September 12, 2016, and closes at midnight on October 7. Applicants who are 18 years of age can apply, but they must be …

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Wake County Fire Commission Meeting – Thursday, September 15

Share0Share0Share0The next meeting of the Wake County Fire Commission is Thursday, July 21, at the Wake County EMS Training Facility, located in the basement of the Wake County Commons Building, 4011 Carya Drive in Raleigh. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. View the meeting documents. Here’s the agenda: Meeting Called to Order: Chairman Lucius Jones …

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Wake County Fire Departments Family Tree

Share0Share0Share0Now for some color. Presenting a visual history of our fire departments. Take one. Still working on a few details. Couple are noted on the chart. Still tweaking the thing as well. Wish list for future features: First paid members, for each FD. First career members, for each FD. First extrication equipment, for each FD. …

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