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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Fire Department Developments in Pender County, 2013

This is a blog archives posting from October 24, 2013, and re-posted here as the original is unavailable due to technical issues. October 24 Effective this month, the Surf City Volunteer Fire Department has merged with the recently created Pender Fire and EMS. As earlier parts of this posting note (click READ MORE), the private …

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Updated – Renovations for Raleigh Fire Station 2

June 22, 2017Renovations are well underway. The interior has been gutted. New walls, windows, wiring, plumbing, HVAC, and fixtures are being installed. The adjoining “shop space,” the old repair shop, is being re-purposed as a drive-through apparatus bay and additional living space. Work should be completed in November.  Engine 2 relocated to their temporary quarters …

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Raleigh City Council Ratifies Purchase of Properties for Fire Stations 14 and 30

Here’s an administrative detail that the Raleigh City Council recently resolved, ratifying the prior purchases of two future fire station sites: Station 14 on Harden Road and Station 30 on Ronald Drive. Here’s our blog post with the latest information about the Station 14 project. As for Station 30, that’s an in-fill station that’s planned for …

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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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