Five Alarms in Downtown Raleigh – Audio, Video, Photos, News + Run Card

Share4Share1Share1This posting is a work in progress. Narrative, diagram, and other information is forthcoming. Looking for Legeros photos? They’re forthcoming! Contents Incident Summary Notes From Radio Traffic Audio, Video, Photos, News Stories Run Card Other Structure Fire Calls Dispatched During The Fire Updates March 22 – WNCN news links added, more suppression details, incident notes …

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Wake County Fire Commission Meeting – March 16, 2017

Share0Share2Share0A regular meeting of the Wake County Fire Commission will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017. The location is the Wake County Emergency Service Education Center, 221 South Rogers Lane. They’ll be in Suite 160, the large conference room. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. Agenda is below. View the meeting documents. Meeting Called to …

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Architect Selected for New Raleigh Fire Headquarters and Central Fire Station

Share2Share0Share0On February 21, 2017, the City Council selected Davis Kane Architects to provide professional services for the fire department’s new Headquarters and Fire Station 1. Note the recently published minutes (PDF), they’ll provide “architectural; engineering and other design services; environmental and surveying services; cost estimating and construction related services in anticipation of relocating Fire Station One …

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Town of Smithfield Buying Building For Second Fire Station

Share0Share0Share0The town of Smithfield this week announced the planned purchase of the former Johnston Ambulance Service at 1200 Highway 70 Business, as a location for a second fire station. The 6,450 square-foot building was erected in 2007. The ambulance company ceased operations in August 2016. Here’s a Google Maps street view picture of the structure: …

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Wake County Civil Defense Siren Snapshot – September 1972

Share0Share0Share0Found a neat snapshot of the county Civil Defense siren system, from September 1972. Source is an unidentified newspaper article dated September 9, 1982. Likely the Fuquay-Varina Independent.  The story is about the Fuquay-Varina Rural Fire Department having recently purchased and installed a new ten-horsepower emergency warning siren. It was purchased with the aid of the …

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Production Starts on Raleigh’s Third Tiller and Two Engines

Share1Share0Share0Pierce Manufacturing has started production on the Raleigh Fire Department’s third (!) tiller, as well as two new engines: Job #30630 is a Pierce Arrow XT tiller, 1500/200/100′. Similar to Ladder 9, which was delivered in 2015. The other tiller is Ladder 4, a 2010 Pierce Arrow XT. Job #30631-1 and #30631-2 are a pair …

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Construction Underway on New Fire Station 12

Share2Share0Share0March 4, 2017After a couple months of site preparation, construction has started on new Fire Station 12. Watch this space for more updates, and more photos over the coming weeks and months. Or scroll down, to read the history of this long-planned project.  August 4, 2016If you’ve been paying attention to your City Council Minutes, …

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Garner Orders Rosenbauer Pumper-Tanker

Share0Share0Share0From this Facebook posting by C.W. Williams, Garner Fire Rescue has ordered a Rosenbauer customer-chassis top-mount pumper-tanker, 1250/1000. Rosenbauer won the bid for county-funded engines and tankers, for Fy17 and FY18. Four engines (DHFD, EWFD, FFD, WNHFD) and three custom-chassis tankers (FVFD x2, WFFD) were planned for purchase. See comments in this blog posting from September. Believe …

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Wake County Fire Service – Staffing & Deployment Study Presentation

Share0Share0Share0Change log will go here, as this posting is edited with any corrections or clarifications. What does our county-funded fire service need, both now and going forward? That’s a question that Wake County Fire Services and the Wake County Fire Commission have been trying to answer for some years now. Strategic Planning Starts – 2013 …

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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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