Watch For Archives Postings…

Pardon our dusty content, as we occasionally re-post postings from the Legeros Blog Archives. Several dozen postings are no longer available, due to technical mysterious-ness.  Some we’re digging back out, and re-posting here, or as content on the Legeros History Site, notably under www.legeros.com/history/stories. Today’s crop consist of: Fire Department Developments in Pender County, 2013 …

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New Facebook Fire Page – Legeros Fire Line

Yours Truly has created a new/old Facebook page for his “fire stuff,” cannily/curiously named Legeros Fire Line. (Get it?) Easy peasy web address: www.facebook.com/legerosfire.  Was previously named Legeros Fire Blog and with a slightly longer web address. For years, blog postings were repeated there. And Mike’s private Facebook page did dual duty of “personal stuff” …

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Introducing Northern Wake Fire Department

July 1 At midnight, Stony Hill Fire Chief A.C. Rich gave the final broadcast of the Stony Hill Rural Fire Department, as they signed off effect at 00:00 hours, and began operation as part of the new Northern Wake Fire Department. Listen to that radio traffic.  June 30 Northern Wake Fire Department begins operation on …

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Northern Wake Fire Department Family Tree

On July 1, 2017, a new fire department begins operating in northern Wake County, a consolidation of Bay Leaf Volunteer Fire Department, Incorporated, and Stony Hill Rural Fire Department, Inc.  Northern Wake Fire Department will operate five fire stations, with 28 pieces of equipment, and 140 members. They’ll cover a 70-mile area that’s north of …

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Raleigh Fire Department Announces Metropolitan Fire Cause as Undetermined

On Friday, the Raleigh Fire Department announced that the “fire of a century” at the Metropolitan Apartments has been ruled as “undetermined” for cause.  Here’s the full statement: On March 16, 2017, at approximately 10:03 p.m., the Raleigh Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at The Metropolitan apartment complex (Metropolitan), 314 West Jones …

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Raleigh Fire Department Joins Chico’s Army to Help Raise Awareness of Cancer Dangers

This week, the City of Raleigh Fire Department received a very special delivery: a motorized scooter that’s travelling across five states to help raise awareness of cancer dangers. On Wednesday afternoon, Fayetteville firefighters delivered a motorized scooter to the Raleigh Fire Department training center on Keeter Center Drive. On Thursday morning, Raleigh firefighters departed for the …

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Update #2 – Public Meeting About Fire Station 14 Relocation

November 9 On Monday, November 7, another public meeting was held, to present the current plans for and receive feedback on the new Fire Station 14. Their presentation include included a site plan and more renderings. Construction is planned to start in June, and with a thirteen-month build time. Click to enlarge: The trees on …

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Three North Carolina Fallen Firefighters to be Honored at National Memorial Service on Saturday, October 9

The 35th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service will honor three firefighters from North Carolina who who died in the line of duty last year. They are among the 79 firefighters who died in 2015, and 33 firefighters who died in previous years who will be remembered at the official national service at the National …

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

News 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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