City and County Budgets for FY18

Proposed budgets for FY18 have been announced of late, for local cities and counties. Here’s what’s happening on the fire department and fire service fronts, in those proposed budgets released thus far: Raleigh Salary range adjustments for firefighters, part of changes to compensation system for fire and police. Includes such adjustments as:Starting pay will increase to …

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Drawings of Durham Fire Station 17

The City of Durham opened a new fire station this week, Station 9 relocated to Midland Terrace. Watch this space for that story. Meanwhile, let’s look at drawings of Station 17, planned for 5503 Leesville Road. That’ll add a third fire station to Leesville Road, after Durham County Station 84 at 7305 Leesville Road, and Raleigh Station 29 …

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Mapping the Original Locations of the Six Forks Fire Department

Diagram of the first original locations of the Six Forks Fire Department. They were organized in 1956, and incorporated on June 5.  Their first fire engine was a 1956 Ford/American/Barton pumper housed in a converted barn behind Howell’s Store at 4129 Six Forks Road. The structure was begin used as such by September 1956. Their …

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Raleigh Fire and Police Want Higher Salaries

Last week, on Tuesday, June 7, Raleigh firefighters, police officers, and friends, family, and supporters met at the Municipal Building on Hargett Street, in advance of a public hearing on the proposed budget for FY17. (See the budget documents.) They came with signs and matching shirts (for fire)–“would you do this job 56 hours a …

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Raleigh & Wake County Fire Station News & Updates

What s happening with fire station construction and/or planning around Raleigh and Wake County? Here’s your spring 2016 update, for both municipal and county departments. Sources are direct queries to nearly every Fire Chief in the county, or their staff. Plus sundry budget documents or news stories. Thanks all for answering my questions. Signed, Planning …

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Durham City, County – Proposed Budgets for FY17

Here are the notable fire and EMS items in the recently announced budgets for the City of Durham and Durham County. Durham City – Add two fire inspector positions– Completion of construction of replacement Fire Station 9– Planning for 30 firefighters in FY18, to staff new Station 17 (Leesville Road)– Planning for 15 firefighters in …

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Cary’s Proposed Budget and a Bunch of Planned Fire Stations

The Town of Cary the other week announced their proposed budget for FY17. Notable items for the fire department are: Fire Station 9 on Walnut Street New ladder company with thirteen positions for northwest side of town (probably Station 7) New ladder truck, for above new company Replacement pumper. Recall this recent Cary News story …

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City, County Proposed Budgets Announced – Details on Fire Spending

Budgets have been proposed for both the city and county, for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. Here are details on the fire department and fire services expenditures: City of Raleigh Proposed budget presented to City Council on Tuesday. Highlights: Replace two engines and one ladder. [ Ed. note #1: Need more! Ed. note #2: Hearing it’s actually …

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New Org Chart for Wake County Fire Services

Wake County Fire Services has implemented a new organizational chart, with two new Deputy Director positions reporting to the Fire Service Director, a new Logistics Manager position, and a couple other changes. Let s chat with Fire Services Director Nick Campasano for a closer look. The new structure was originally conceived by [prior Fire Services …

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History Map – Raleigh Fire Facilities, 1853 to 1912

For your Saturday viewing pleasure, here’s a new version of my Raleigh Fire Department Downtown History Map. We’ve seen this before in an earlier blog post. There’s also a PDF copy on my RFD history site. This version displays fire department facilities from the volunteer era only. From the first engine house erected in 1853, …

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