Meant as a joke, or not, I’m not sure how good of an idea this mural is. I missed the NC STATE flag at first, so to me it just looked like two firefighters toasting to a house burning down while one decided to water the grass so that their SHEEP (with a helmet) on would have something to eat. Baaaaaaaaaa.
It’s cute though. Their pretty blue shirts match their pretty blue trucks. How cute.. they coordinated their uniform with their apparatus.
All jokes aside, though, what image about the Department do you think this portrays to the citizens, visitors, etc. who might see this mural? Especially the visitors..
Luke - 01/05/07 - 22:02
I think it should be taken in good jest, that’s coming from a state fan/grad and a firefighter. When this same picture was shown to friends and family of mine they got a good laugh at it, as it is supposed to get. I also know many firefighters in Chapel Hill and know that this in no way represents how they feel.
In addition I go to sleep at night knowing that there is a red “block s” on chapel hill’s new ladder truck in a location that will never be found, suppose to have been placed on it during construction by a KME employee who was a State Grad.
It would be cool though if CHFD got “carolina blue” triple trim on their turnout gear!
does anybody have shots of the murals at the Apex or Brier Creek location? I know the one in Cary has an older Cary ALF engine but the turnout gear says YRAC on it, interesting history there!
CFP 7021 - 01/05/07 - 22:32
where is the fire house subs in cary? I would like to check it out sometime.
firedriver - 01/05/07 - 23:02
in the shopping center that the Harris Teeter is in at the intersection of N. Harrison and Maynard, the Firehouse subs is inbetween the Staples and the Harris Teeter
CFP 7021 - 01/05/07 - 23:47
I totally don’t have a problem with it, being a former State student (Moo U., over baby blue, any day!), but is that really the picture that you want representing your ENTIRE Department? They have the opportunity to have ANY kind of mural painted and they selected something about the NC State/UNC rivalry (which isn’t even as big as the Duke/Unc rivalry).
I can’t remember 100% what the Apex Firehouse Subs mural was, but they did get some old gear from the department. I just like to go to any of the FH Subs to see the old fire stuff inside.
Luke - 01/06/07 - 00:40
doing a quick web search I found some other’s from around the country http://www.hobbery.com/ and check about halfway down the page.
I like this one the best:
CFP 7021 - 01/06/07 - 00:51
and a link to the shop in Va. Beach
CFP 7021 - 01/06/07 - 00:54
The Applebee’s in Smithfield has some old stuff from Smithfield EMS, Fire, and Police in the entry foyer. It includes the former chief’s turnout coat, patches, and various pictures (including your’s truly).
DJ - 01/07/07 - 20:41
I agree with you all! I also as a wolfpack fan don’t let the picture bother me. I don’t think most people eating there are going to put that much effort thinking about the picture. But I do think it is cool that firehouse subs puts picture of local ff and fd on the walls, they could have used pictures from somewhere else. I cannot wait to see if they build one somewhere else in WC. Barry’s cafe is also a cool place to eat!!
Jason - 01/07/07 - 20:42
Its a RAM, not a sheep.
Lee - 01/07/07 - 20:42
Luke - 01/07/07 - 20:42
As a firefighter and NCSU grad I can say that I could care less about the mural… Then again if I were the Chief of Chapel Hill’s fire department I would also request that the image of the drinking firefighters be removed.
I have had to help a great many Chapel Hill fans in the course of my relatively short career here in Charlotte (perhaps the largest concentration of UNC fans/grads/hangers on outside of that hellish place) and even had a few who didn’t want me to treat them because of my support of my school. In the end I can say this, Pack fans/grads will almost always help anyone out no matter who they are or what school they went to, I can’t say the same about Chapel Hill.
Guest - 01/07/07 - 20:43
[ Well, guess it’s time to close this thread, as the school rivalry is heating up. Mail me any additional comments about murals, subs, or schools and I’ll post as appropriate. ]
Legeros - 01/07/07 - 20:43