Station 16

5225 Lead Mine Road

Opened February 9, 1979

Faces east
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3,984 square feet, one story
 Architects: McGee, Scovil, and Rairden / Builder: Micham Construction

History: Station 16 opened on February 9, 1979 at 5225 Lead Mine Road. Engine 16 was placed in service with a 1978 Mack pumper. Twelve firefighters manned the station on Raleigh's northern borders, at one end of the Yorkgate subdivision. The $225,000 station was dedicated on February 27, 1979. The ceremony, scheduled one week early, was postponed due to a snowstorm. Twelve firefighters manned the station.

Truck 16 was placed in service on June 8, 1979 with a 1964 GMC service ladder truck. Two years later, Truck 16 received a 1961 American LaFrance aerial ladder.  In 1988, the rear of the apparatus bay was extended to accommodate a 1979 Mack / 1958 American LaFrance tractor-drawn aerial ladder. Truck 16 was renamed Ladder 16 on August 21, 2006. It was moved to Station 17 in 2009.

Last updated:
31DEC12

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Dedication, April 2, 1979
News & Observer photograph courtesy North Carolina State Archives

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