Charlotte Fire Chief Recruitment Brochure

As featured in this WNCN story, this five-page brochure was produced for the recruitment of a new Charlotte Fire Chief.  It was produced by recruiter Ralph Andersen and Associates and lists the many qualifications needed for the position: executive fire command experience, a bachelor’s degree, certifications, etc. Former Fire Chief Jon Hannan retired in August. …

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Solved! – Mystery Rig – Squad 1

Morning AfterThis was solved within about twenty minutes on the Facebook side. Ex-Durham FD, former Rescue 1, later renamed Squad 1. Picture from the late 1990s or early 2000s, by Legeros: Night BeforeFrom a reader, this former “Squad 1” was seen in Garner, near the Quarry. Looks like a 1990s International.  Someone will surely ID …

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Chicago Crash Truck Dash Cam Videos of 767 Engine Fire

Found these in this /r/firefighting thread. Super-cool (and newly posted) dash cam videos of Chicago Fire Department crash trucks in action at O’Hare International Airport on October 28, 2016. The lengthy clips were filmed as crews responded to, attacked, extinguished, and returned from an uncontrolled engine failure and fire on a Boeing 767. Talk about a …

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Knightdale’s New Rescue Pumper

Knightdale’s new 2017  Spartan/Custom Fire rescue pumper, 1250/750/25, is almost ready.  These production photos were posted today on the East Coast Fire Apparatus Facebook page. Looking good! New Engine 131 It’s lettered for Engine 131 and should be delivered at the end of month. And includes a Roto-Ray! Here’s the PDF drawings, from the ECFA web …

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Fire Chief Clarence Puryear – Tar Heel of the Week, 1973

Found in the files of the Raleigh Fire Museum, a News & Observer profile of incoming Raleigh Fire Chief Clarence Puryear. He was named their Tar Heel of the Week in the Sunday, January 14, 1973, issue.  Clarence Rudy Puryear Sr., born in 1919 in Virginia, entered the department in February 1941. After military leave …

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New History Plaque for Renovated Fire Station 2

On Monday, October 23, Engine 2 relocated to their newly renovated Raleigh fire station. The 1969 engine house underwent a $1.5 million overhaul that stripped the station down to its exterior walls. It’s the second in a series of planned major renovations that started with Station 5 in 2016.  The Pecan Road fire station also …

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Design Services For New Fire Station 22

For today’s city fire station update, an architect has been chosen for the Station 22 relocation project. The Consent Agenda for the upcoming City Council meeting on December 5 contains this item: Subject: Professional Services – Fire Station 22 Relocation – Davis Kane Architects, PA Recommended action: Authorize the City Manager to execute the contract in …

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History of Raleigh Fire Department Labor Related Actions, Activities

Posted this over on Raleigh Firefighters United on Facebook a few months ago, after a retiree asked “hey, do you have history on labor-related things?” Compiled this, and posting here for now. Will later revise and/or expand, and add to my history pages: Labor Related Actions, Activities – 1912 to present Last updated: 12/15/17, 7:00 a.m. Change …

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