Carolina Beach Expands Fire Station, Plus Some History, 2013

This is a re-posting of a Legeros Blog Archives posting from June 29, 2013, that’s no longer available on the old site, due to technical problems. Here’s a neat story [link broken] from the Island Gazette about the expansion of the Carolina Beach Fire Department at 9 South Dow Road. They’re expanding their station with a …

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Moving Rex Hospital, 1980

This is a re-posting of a Legeros Blog Archives posting from December 7, 2009, that’s no longer available on the old site, due to technical problems. On Sunday, September 28, 1980, fifteen ambulances assisted with moving 170 patients from Rex Hospital on St. Mary’s Street to their new location on Lake Boone Trail.1 Teams of …

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Cold War History – Ground Observer Corps

This is a re-posting of a Legeros Blog Archives posting from January 6, 2010, that’s no longer available on the old site, due to technical problems. One of the interesting civil defense programs of the 1950s was the Ground Observer Corps. They had their roots in World War II, when 1.5 million civilians watched for …

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North Asheboro Fire Department, Looking Back

We’ve blogged about this former fire department before, back in 2009. Here’s some more information, lately uncovered, and beginning with this vintage photograph. Source is the vertical files in the local history room at the Asheboro Public Library. Written on the back of the is “prior to 1971.” Click to enlarge: From there, let’s consult the …

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Updated – The Zoo, Their First Fire Truck, And Some Questions

August 5, 2017After a visit to the Asheboro public library, and the local history room, I’ve updated this posting with more information. See the Courier-Tribune citations below. March 24, 2016Did you know that the North Carolina Zoo had a fire truck? And that the truck originally served in Wake County? As the story goes, the Six Forks …

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Blog Archives Now Searchable

Trying to find an old blog posting of mine and Big Google isn’t helpful? The Legeros Fire Blog Archives (2006-2015) are now searchable. We added Little Google searches a few months ago. http://legeros.com/ralwake/photos/weblog/ I’ve updated the home page with a prominent banner and a wider search box. Lots of content on the old/original blog. Including so many great …

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Charlotte Fire Department Rules & Regulations, 1940

This is a re-posting of a 2009 blog post, from our blogs archive site. It was originally posted http://legeros.com/ralwake/photos/weblog/pivot/entry.php?id=2582 at on September 12, 2009.  For your Saturday evening enjoyment, here’s a small booklet bought on eBay of Charlotte Fire Department rules and regulations from 1940. The contents includes duties for all ranks and roles, directives …

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Early History of Greensboro-High Point Airport Fire Department

For your weekend reading, let’s tool over to the Triad, for an early history of the Greensboro-High Point airport fire department. And an early history of Guilford County Fire Services, which provided the “crash crew” staffing starting in 1966.  The story starts in 1962, with the deadly crash of a military transport and the resulting criticism …

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