New Firefighting Academy at Chapel Hill High School

A new firefighting academy for high school students was announced by the town of Chapel Hill on Monday. The town is contributing a fire truck, one of their two 2000 or 2001 International/KME pumpers, which will be dedicated in a ceremony at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Below is their press release. See also this Chapel Hill …

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North Asheboro Fire Department, Looking Back

We’ve blogged about this former fire department before, back in 2009. Here’s some more information, lately uncovered, and beginning with this vintage photograph. Source is the vertical files in the local history room at the Asheboro Public Library. Written on the back of the is “prior to 1971.” Click to enlarge: From there, let’s consult the …

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Blog Archives Now Searchable

Trying to find an old blog posting of mine and Big Google isn’t helpful? The Legeros Fire Blog Archives (2006-2015) are now searchable. We added Little Google searches a few months ago. http://legeros.com/ralwake/photos/weblog/ I’ve updated the home page with a prominent banner and a wider search box. Lots of content on the old/original blog. Including so many great …

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New Pierce Aerial Ladder For Cary

The Cary Fire Department has ordered a new aerial ladder, a Pierce Enforcer 1500/300/105-foot rear-mount. Believe this is planned for a new ladder company in the area of Station 7 or Station 8. Click to enlarge: From this Facebook posting by Atlantic Emergency Solutions, the features include: Enforcer chassis with a 10” raised notched roof TAK-4 …

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Warrenton Fire Department’s 60th Anniversary Ball – Saturday, October 22

News from our friends to the north. Commemorating six decades of service to the Town of Warrenton, the Central Warren Fire District, and surrounding communities, the Warrenton Rural Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a formal Firefighters Ball on Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Warren County Armory Civic Center, 501 …

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Wake County Fire Commission Meeting – Thursday, July 21

The next meeting of the Wake County Fire Commission is Thursday, July 21, at the Wake County EMS Training Facility, located in the basement of the Wake County Commons Building, 4011 Carya Drive in Raleigh. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. Agenda is below. View the meeting documents. Meeting Called to Order: Chairman Lucius Jones …

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Old Fire Protection Systems at Old Hillsborough Mill

See prior posting about the fire. On Friday, May 20, a historic mill building burned in Hillsborough. Eight fire departments battled the late afternoon blaze. The “weaving room” was destroyed on the former site of Bellevue Manufacturing Company, an industrial property built beginning in the 1900s-1920s. It was last occupied in 2000. The site was …

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High Schoals Fire > North Gaston Fire

From a blog reader (thanks Greg), the High Shoals Fire Department (Gaston County Station 21) changed their name last year to North Gaston Fire Department. HSFD was incorporated as High Shoals Volunteer Fire Department Inc. on June 9, 1960. They changed their name to High Shoals Volunteer Fire and Rescue on January 27, 2009. On …

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