This Morning’s Fire on Sanderford Road / Bit of Black Firefighter History

City firefighters have been busy of late. Working fires have been happening seemingly daily, over the last couple weeks. This morning, south-side companies were dispatched to 2126 Sanderford Road. Engine 10 first-due. Dispatched about 7:20 a.m. With the run card E10 E2 E12 SQ7 L2 L8 R1 B2 B3. Actual fire address was 2120 Sanderford Road. …

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Raleigh Fire Apparatus For Sale – 1989 Pierce Pumper, 1994 Simon-Duplex/LTI Platform

Two pieces of retired Raleigh Fire Department fire apparatus are for sale via GovDeals.  1989 Pierce Arrow pumper – See listing 1994 Simon-Duplex LTI aerial platform – See listing Both last served the training division. Read their histories here, which lists the platform as a 1995 model. Need to look into that. About the Trucks …

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Helmet Cam Video from Eno Fire Department

Local videos of helmet cams in action are few and far-between. Here’s a new one from YouTube user Pipe-Man26, showing the Eno Fire Department in Orange County responding to a commercial structure fire at 5304 Groucho Road on January 3.  The fire at a vacant seafood restaurant, and later or currently used as a storage …

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Cancelled – Wake County Fire Commission Meeting – January 18, 2018

This meeting was cancelled. The agenda items will be added to the March meeting. The Wake County Fire Commission was scheduled to meet on Thursday, January 18, 2018. The meeting time was 7:00 p.m. The location was the Wake County Emergency Service Education Center, 221 South Rogers Lane.  Agenda is below. View the meeting documents. Meeting Called …

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Relocating Fire Station 14 – Construction Bid Awarded

January 17, 2017 At yesterday’s City Council meeting, the agenda included awarding the construction bid for Fire Station 14.  Bid amount $6,845,670. Award to Pro Construction, Inc. Work to start within 60 days. The details of the consent agenda item are below. Seems a safe presumption that it was approved. Also, the parcels on the site …

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Custom Wrapped and Custom Caged Crash Truck

From a reader (thanks Paul!) comes this stunning creation for sale on Craigslist in San Francisco: 1992 Amertek CF4000L ARFF crash truck with custom all-American body wrap decals (with powder-coated wheels), and a custom external roll cage. Whoa, wow, and holy cow! Specs are listed below. $50,000 and its yours. Seller also entertaining trades, for “Hummer H1, …

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Second Striker Delivered at Airport

Whoops, this planned posting didn’t get posted during Christmas week! Raleigh-Durham International Airport has received their second Striker! This 2017 Oshkosh Global Striker 6×6, 1250/3000/420/450# was delivered on Sunday, December 14, 2017. Click to enlarge:    Pictures are screen grabs from this nifty short video from RDU, featuring Captain Will Patterson: Specifications include: Oshkosh Global …

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