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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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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Updates on Rebuilding Chapel Hill Fire Station 2

Share0Share0Share0Demolition has started on Station 2 at 1003 S. Hamilton Road in Chapel Hill. The 1959 structure will be rebuilt as a two-story structure, erected as part of a public-private partnership that will include a four-story office building on the site. See this CHFD photo album on Facebook, for more pictures of the tear-down. Or …

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Farewell Open Houses at Chapel Hill Fire Station 2

Share0Share0Share0The town of Chapel Hill is preparing to demolish Fire Station 2 on Hamilton Road. It will be rebuilt as part of a commercial development on the site. Engine 2 will move to temporary quarters in a modular home at 204 Finley Golf Course Road. They’ll be moving around the end of the month. Construction will …

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The Five Faces of Fire Station 2

Share0Share0Share0This week, Engine 2 moved into temporary quarters at the old city radio/signals/sign shop on South Wilmington Street, in preparation for the renovation of their Pecan Street engine house. See this earlier blog post for information on the “down to the walls” rebuild. This makes the fifth location for Station 2 since the career fire department was …

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Updated – Renovations for Raleigh Fire Station 2

Share0Share0Share0November 26 Work is nearly complete on temporary quarters for Engine 2. They’ll relocate to the old city radio/signals/signs shop at the corner of Wilmington and City Farm. They’ll occupy a mobile home that’s been installed on the site. The engine will be housed in the shop’s single bay, and the haz-mat apparatus and equipment will …

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Update #2 – Public Meeting About Fire Station 14 Relocation

Share0Share0Share0November 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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Vintage Brochure – Fire House Museum of Old Salem

Share0Share0Share0Bought this on eBay, an old brochure from the Fire House Museum of Old Salem, NC. That’s the original half of Winston-Salem, and where the state’s first fire engines are still displayed. Delivered in 1785, the two hand-pulled, hand-powered pumping engines were built one year after the town’s tavern burned. The metal parts were purchased …

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Car Strikes Durham Fire Station, Fire Captain Narrowly Escapes Injury or Worse

Share0Share0Share0How’s that for a dramatic headline? Dateline Durham on Monday about 4:15 p.m., where Capt. Andrew Johnson had been sitting on a bed at Fire Station 14 on Umstead Road. Thirty seconds later, a car crashed through the wall and struck the very spot where’d been sitting, reported the Herald-Sun. Herald-Sun photo The four-door sedan …

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