Wake County Rural Fire Protection Progress Report – 1956 to 1957

From a report received around June 1, 1957, and probably covering the prior fiscal year. Rural fire departments established in ten communities in Wake County: Zebulon Apex Cary Garner Fuquay-Varina Morrisville Knightdale Wake Forest Six Forks Wendell. Others are in the process of organizing, and some are about ready to begin purchasing equipment. These departments …

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Mapping the Original Locations of the Six Forks Fire Department

Diagram of the first original locations of the Six Forks Fire Department. They were organized in 1956, and incorporated on June 5.  Their first fire engine was a 1956 Ford/American/Barton pumper housed in a converted barn behind Howell’s Store at 4129 Six Forks Road. The structure was begin used as such by September 1956. Their …

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Wake County Fire History – Closures & Mergers

For your Sunday evening enjoyment, here’s a grab bag of historical bits, about fire station closures and fire department mergers in Raleigh and Wake County. There have been but a handful of note. Closures (Not counting station re-locations within 2.5 miles) 1960 – Western Boulevard FD 1982 – Wake Forest FD #2 ca. 1992 – …

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The First Meeting of the Wake County Fire Commission – November 24, 1998

Digging through the early years of the Wake County Fire Commission this morning. They were created as an advisory board in 1998, as a recommendation of a 1994 fire service study, and supplanted the Wake Council Fire Chief’s Council, which previously served that role. They discussed such things as: Meeting dates, time, and location. Role …

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