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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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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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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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 Photo of Holly Springs Rural Fire Department

Share0Share0Share0Here’s a treat, an early photo of the Holly Springs Rural Fire Department, circa mid- or maybe late 1970s. (Trying to find a date on this one.) The picture was featured on the cover of a cookbook that they produced. It’s shown at the bottom of the posting. Left is their 1974 Ford/Bean pumper, 750/750, …

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Vintage Photos of Henderson High School Fire, 1968

Share0Share0Share0Passed along from our friends at the Henderson Fire Department is this Flickr album of vintage pictures of the Henderson High School fire on April 3, 1968. They were taken by Lyman McLean, a freelance photographer who worked for both the Henderson Daily Dispatch and the police department. The shots are from his personal collection, and now part …

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Durham Highway Changes Unit Numbers

Share0Share1Share0On December 21, the Durham Highway Fire Department changed the unit numbers of their apparatus. They’re now using a numbering scheme that’s based on their Wake County fire station numbers:   Durham Highway joins the following other Wake County fire departments, that also use that numbering scheme: Bay Leaf – 12/120s, 25/250s, 36/360s Hopkins – …

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Glen Lennox Fire Department in Chapel Hill

Share0Share0Share0January 1, 2017Here’s some more information that we’ve found. As the story goes, the fire engine was housed in a garage bay, in this building at the corner service station. When there was a fire, maintenance men at the shopping center and/or apartments would get the truck and respond. The building is still standing, and …

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Lebanon’s New Engine… And Other Notes

Share1Share0Share0The Lebanon Fire Department in Durham County has taken delivery of a 2016 Pierce Enforcer pumper-tanker, 1500/1250. New Engine 511, replacing a 2002 E-One Typhoon, which has been disposed to Smith Chapel FD in Duplin County. Should be in service any day now. It’s also a rare Pierce for Durham County, maybe only the second for …

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