Rescue Truck, 1955. This
Civil Defense emergency unit was presented at the
third annual Fireman's Day on May 7, 1955. Built by
firefighters from an ex-military mobile machine shop,
the emergency rescue truck was equipped with $8,000
worth of new equipment including a 5,000-watt portable
generator, a two-way radio, a resuscitator, and a
portable oxygen-acetylene cutting torch. (CFD.)
Newly Elected, 1956. In
addition to Fireman's Day, the fire department also
held annual elections in May. Those who took office on
June 1, 1956 were (from left to right) Jack Winstead,
incoming secretary-treasurer; Robert B.
"Bob" Heater, incoming chief; and Billy
Henderson, incoming assistant chief. (Raleigh Times
Firefighters, 1964. Shown
from left to right are (front row) William E.
"Ed" Dorsey, R.J. Bell, Fire Chief Calvin F.
Beck, O. Jack Winstead, and William H.
"Bill" Stevenson Jr.; (back row) Willis E.
"Billy" Henderson, Ralph D. McLamb, Robert
B. "Bob" Heater, Carlton R. Ruth, Harold W.
Blackley, and Robert V. "Bobby" Godbold.
Appointed in 1963 Chief Beck was the town's first
fully paid fire chief. (CFD.)
Master Stream, February
16, 1994. Engine 3 is pictured battling a blaze at
a house under construction on Headlands Lane in the
Lochmere subdivision. Construction workers and
passers-by stamped out embers in the adjoining woods
to keep the fire from spreading until the firefighters
arrived. The house, which had not been sold, had 3,473
square feet and a price tag of $289,900. What a
bargain. (Lee Wilson photograph.)