UPDATED – Vintage Photo of Sunset Beach Maxim Rescue

September 10 From reader Micah Bodford as well as this SPAAMFAA Facebook group posting, here’s the history of the rig, as well as four earlier photos. Click to enlarge: Credits left to right, top to bottom: Jack Wilson; Maxim Factory Photo / Max M. Smith Collection; Tucker Dempsey; Jack Wilson. 1968 Maxim Model 262R, Serial …

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Upcoming Events – September & October

Here are some of the upcoming fire department and public safety events in our area: Sep 10 – Brassfield FD – Annual Chicken & Pork Fundraiser 1680 NC-96, Franklinton11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sep 10 – Durham Highway FD Public Safety DayLeesville Road High School, Raleigh10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sep 10 – Raleigh Fire …

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Vintage Photos of Fire Department Step Vans

From the files of reader/contributor David Raynor, here are some fire department step vans of years and decades past. Click to enlarge: Left to right, top to bottom: Knightdale (Wake County) – 1995 1990s? Chevy, rescue/equipment truck – #8 Goldsboro – May 1996 Command post – Old Truck 15, a staffed manpower/equipment company. Nashville (Nash) …

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How Often Did Raleigh Rescue Transport Patients?

The Raleigh Emergency Rescue Squad was created in 1953. It was comprised of civilian volunteers and fire department drivers, and they operated equipment that was housed at the downtown fire station. (Their gear was initially funded by city, county, and private donations. They also subsequently received a monthly stipend from the county.) The squad responded …

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Sniper Attacks North Hills Mall – Memorial Day, 1972

Last month, our attentions were commanded by a reported shooting and resulting major incident at Crabtree Valley Mall. No gunshot victims were found, but numerous medical emergencies presented during and after the evacuation. The resulting multi-patient incident brought dozens of EMS and fire units to the scene. But did you know that another Raleigh mall …

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