New History Plaque for Renovated Fire Station 2

On Monday, October 23, Engine 2 relocated to their newly renovated Raleigh fire station. The 1969 engine house underwent a $1.5 million overhaul that stripped the station down to its exterior walls. It’s the second in a series of planned major renovations that started with Station 5 in 2016.  The Pecan Road fire station also …

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Design Services For New Fire Station 22

For today’s city fire station update, an architect has been chosen for the Station 22 relocation project. The Consent Agenda for the upcoming City Council meeting on December 5 contains this item: Subject: Professional Services – Fire Station 22 Relocation – Davis Kane Architects, PA Recommended action: Authorize the City Manager to execute the contract in …

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Raleigh Selects Site for New Fire Station 3

Include in the Consent Agenda for the November 8 meeting of City Council is authorization to purchase a portion of a parcel addressed as 1034 Bragg Street as a site for replacing Fire station 3.  The fire station site faces Rock Quarry Road just north of Raleigh Boulevard. View agenda item as well as PDF attachment. The …

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Raleigh Fire Department Facility Project Updates

Let’s start a new, recurring feature. Raleigh Fire Department facility updates. The city is upgrading and expanding numerous fire facilities, and it’s long overdue. Fire stations are being replaced with much larger and more modern facilities, either on the same site (Station 6) or near their current stations (Station 12, 14, 22). Others are being …

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Raleigh Plans Relocation of Fire Station 22

As noted in this agenda item for tomorrow’s City Council meeting, the city is planning to relocate Fire Station 22 on Durant Road. The site is needed for projects related to the proposed Southeast Corridor high-speed rail initiative. The state is planning an expansion of the crossing on Durant Road, just east of the fire station. The added grade separation …

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Rebuilding Fire Station 6 – Update August 2017 – Now Gone

This is an ongoing blog posting about the rebuilding of Fire Station 6. Contents 08/12/17 – Now Gone 08/02/17 – Demolition started 07/17/17 – Demolition starting soon 05/30/17 – Now closed 05/27/17 – Moving day is nigh! 04/20/17 – Construction bid awarded, other updates 03/11/16 – Comparing current and future station 03/10/16 – 3D renderings …

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Carolina Beach Expands Fire Station, Plus Some History, 2013

This is a re-posting of a Legeros Blog Archives posting from June 29, 2013, that’s no longer available on the old site, due to technical problems. Here’s a neat story [link broken] from the Island Gazette about the expansion of the Carolina Beach Fire Department at 9 South Dow Road. They’re expanding their station with a …

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Remembering the Bessemer Fire Department in Greensboro

One of the earliest “suburban” fire departments in North Carolina was Bessemer VFD in Greensboro. We’ve blogged about them before, but let’s take a deeper dive. They were organized in 1942, upon the completion of a sanitary district, which added water lines and fire hydrants. By all accounts, they were not equipped for fighting fires …

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Introducing Northern Wake Fire Department

July 1 At midnight, Stony Hill Fire Chief A.C. Rich gave the final broadcast of the Stony Hill Rural Fire Department, as they signed off effect at 00:00 hours, and began operation as part of the new Northern Wake Fire Department. Listen to that radio traffic.  June 30 Northern Wake Fire Department begins operation on …

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