Rebuilding Fire Station 6 – Update April 2017 – Construction Bid Awarded

This is an ongoing blog posting about the rebuilding of Fire Station 6. Contents 04/20/17 – Construction bid awarded, other updates 03/11/16 – Comparing current and future station 03/10/16 – 3D renderings 03/04/16 – Another public meeting scheduled 10/07/15 – Public meeting recap 10/07/15 – Historical correction  April 20, 2017 Construction Bid Awarded Last month, …

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Durham Opens New Fire Station 9

Last week, the Durham Fire Department activated their new Station 9, at 1648 Midland Terrace. It was placed in service on April 13 at about 9:00 a.m. The single-story engine house as three bays and 8,908 square-feet. It houses Engine 9. The facility cost $4,321,600. Features include separate accommodations for eight firefighters per shift, fitness room, captain’s …

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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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Architect Selected for New Raleigh Fire Headquarters and Central Fire Station

On 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

The 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

March 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

Demolition 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

The 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

This 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

November 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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