Special Called Wake County Fire Commission Meeting – March 2, 2017

Share0Share0Share0March 3, 2017See this blog posting, for a summary of the presentation, and a PDF copy of the presentation slides. February 28, 2017On Thursday, March 2, 2017, a special called meeting of the Wake County Fire Commission will be held, and at a new location. They’re now meeting at the Wake County Emergency Service Education …

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Johnston County Updates – New Rescue in Benson, New BC Truck in Clayton

Share0Share0Share0Couple updates from Johnston County. The Clayton Fire Department has placed this utility truck in service as a new Battalion Chief vehicle. It’s designated BC1. Photos from fire photographer Jason Thompson. Jason Thompson photos Meanwhile, the Benson Fire Department has placed a new Rescue 1 in service, with Raleigh’s old 1991 Simon-Duplex/E-One haz-mat truck. It …

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B-52 Bomber Crashes in Davidson County – March 30, 1961

Share0Share0Share0Found this while researching some other topics: the crash of a B-52 bomber near Denton, NC, in Davidson County on March 30, 1961. No nuclear weapons were aboard, but six of the eight crew members were killed. No one on the ground was injured. The crash followed the January 24, 1961, crash of a B-52 …

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Wake County Rescue Squad Crash Trucks

Share0Share1Share0Montage of Wake County rescue squad crash trucks. Missing some squads and some photos, alas. Makes, models, notes below. Pictures pulled from the History of EMS in Wake County Facebook page, and photo albums therein. Credits from here, there, and everywhere. Click to enlarge: Left to right, top to bottom: Apex #1 of 3 – …

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Vintage Photos of Haz-Mat Equipment – Raleigh, Cary

Share0Share0Share0From your Monday enjoyment, vintage photos of haz-mat equipment from Raleigh and Cary. This News & Observer photo of Raleigh’s haz-mat gear on October 24, 1984, as part of a demonstration of the city’s new haz-mat team. Comprised of personnel from Engine 2 and other fire stations, Haz-Mat 1 was placed in service on June …

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Vintage Ad – Join the Fuquay-Varina Rural FD

Share0Share0Share0Found in my files last week, while updating my Fuquay-Varina Fire Department history timeline. This advertisement appeared in one or more local newspapers. Undated, but probably published around the time of the rural fire department’s formation in 1954.  Here’s that sequence. 1925 – First fire department organized, likely named Fuquay Springs FD. 1938 – Re-organized, …

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New and Improved Raleigh Fire Department History Chart

Share0Share0Share0This week in the History Lab, a new and improved Raleigh Fire Department history chart. Now with color, and expanded from 1912 to 1925.  View the chart (PDF). Scroll down, to see the evolution of the design. Here’s the evolution of the design. : The chart is a two-page document. The reverse side contains a decade-by-decade …

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Updates on Rebuilding Chapel Hill Fire Station 2

Share0Share0Share0Demolition has started on Station 2 at 1003 S. Hamilton Road in Chapel Hill. The 1959 structure will be rebuilt as a two-story structure, erected as part of a public-private partnership that will include a four-story office building on the site. See this CHFD photo album on Facebook, for more pictures of the tear-down. Or …

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