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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Matthew in Raleigh – Firefighters, Water Rescues, and Rescued Rescuers

Share0Share2Share2Contents Part I – Hurricane Matthew Part II – Old Stage Road Part III – Rose Lane Part IV – Numbers Part V – Wake County Water Rescues Part VI – Sources Part I – Hurricane Matthew On Saturday, October 8, heavy rain and winds pelted Raleigh and Wake County as Hurricane Matthew passed along …

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Western Wake Fire-Rescue Family Tree

Share0Share0Share0How about a visual history of Western Wake Fire-Rescue, which dates back to the Cary FD in 1922? From there, they evolved to the Cary Rural FD, which splintered into the Yrac FD, which merged with the Fairgrounds FD, which was organized by members of the former Western Boulevard FD. There’s also a State Fair …

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Wake County Fire Departments Family Tree

Share0Share0Share0Now for some color. Presenting a visual history of our fire departments. Take one. Still working on a few details. Couple are noted on the chart. Still tweaking the thing as well. Wish list for future features: First paid members, for each FD. First career members, for each FD. First extrication equipment, for each FD. …

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How Often Did Raleigh Rescue Transport Patients?

Share0Share0Share0The Raleigh Emergency Rescue Squad was created in 1953. It was comprised of civilian volunteers and fire department drivers, and they operated equipment that was housed at the downtown fire station. (Their gear was initially funded by city, county, and private donations. They also subsequently received a monthly stipend from the county.) The squad responded …

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Forty Years (Almost) of Raleigh Fire Academies

Share0Share0Share0For your Friday enjoyment, here’s a montage of Raleigh Fire Department recruit academy academy class photos from 1978 to 2016. Includes Academy 41, which graduated last night in downtown Raleigh. Congratulations! This one’s an incomplete collection, however. Some of the group didn’t either a formal or even informal photo. See the entire collection of class …

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Raleigh Receives Class 1 Fire Protection Rating

Share0Share0Share0Big news announced yesterday in this city press release, which I’ve adapted here: The City of Raleigh has received a Public Protection Classification (PPC) Class 1 rating from the Insurance Services Office (ISO). This achievement is the highest rating possible for Raleigh s state of readiness and defense against potential fire risk and property loss. …

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Kinston Public Safety Splits Into Fire, Police Departments

Share0Share0Share0Belated news from Lenoir County. On July 1, the Kinston Department of Public Safety was split into separate fire and police departments. Local news–Kinston Free Press, WITN–have been covering same. The departments merged in 2004, when a special response unit was created of fourteen cross-trained police officers and firefighters. The split originated after the retirement …

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Comparing Numbers of Minority Firefighters in North Carolina’s Largest Cities

Share0Share0Share0The Fayetteville Observer today includes this story by Andrew Barksdale about the Fayetteville Fire Department’s efforts to improve the number of minority firefighters. Solid story, though invoking a quite a few negative reaction among readers, at least on the paper’s Facebook posting of the story. (Yeah, yeah, never read the comments after a story. It’ll …

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Updated – Cary Engine 9 + Fleet Listing

Share0Share0Share0January 8Fleet listing added. January 7Here’s a picture of Cary Engine 9, a 2003 Pierce Dash 1250/500. The town’s ninth engine company was placed in service on December 14, when Engine 2 and Rescue 2 relocated from their prior quarters 875 S.E. Maynard Road at to a new station at 601 E. Chatham Street. Read …

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