Save the Date – Preserving Your Fire Department Heritage – August 10, 2018

Save the date in August when the state firefighters convention returns to Raleigh, and Mr. Blogger becomes Mr. Speaker.  Preserving Your Fire Department Heritage South Atlantic FIRE RESCUE Expo Raleigh Convention Center Friday, August 10, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Workshop Description The history of a fire department is a rich tapestry that combines …

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From 2008, Evaluating and Applying Closure Criteria to Western Wake Station 2

Found this the other week: Western Wake Fire Station #2 – Evaluation and Application of Fire Commission’s Closure Criteria. From 2008 or abouts. (It’s undated.) View the document (22MB, PDF). The document detailed the recommendation to close Western Wake Fire Station #2, to reduce cost and improve service through contracted fire protection with the town of …

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Better Photo of Chief Butts… Found!

In 2012, the Raleigh Fire Department published a centennial history book. The project committee included Mr. Blogger, AKA Mr. Historian. For the histories of the Chief of Department, we needed portraits of each person. But their quality varied greatly. One better picture needed was Fire Chief William Ralph Butts, who served 1941 to 1947. We had a scratchy …

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Design Approved for Wendell Falls Fire/EMS Station

This afternoon, the Wake County Board of Commissioners approved the design for the Wendell Falls Fire/EMS Station. These four documents (PDF) were part of the presentation: Project Cost Summary Programmatic Space Summary Presentation Slides Agenda Item The joint facility will be located on 2.76 acres on Taylor Road, about 500 feet from Wendell Falls Parkway. This …

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New Research – American Eagle Flights 3378 & 3379

Announcing new historical research about American Eagle flights 3378 and 3379 and the emergency response to both crashes.  Flight 3378 crashed into a reservoir at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on February 19, 1988. All twelve souls aboard were killed. Flight 3379 crashed into the woods near Davis Drive in Morrisville on December 13, 1994. Fifteen passengers …

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Wake County Fire Commission Meeting – March 15, 2018

The Wake County Fire Commission met on Thursday, March 15. Apologies for not posting this agenda information in advance. Among the items discussed were “two for one” apparatus replacements for four departments. See below for meeting highlights. View agenda packet.  Agenda Meeting Called to Order: Chairman Billy Myrick Invocation Pledge of allegiance Roll of Members …

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Antioch > Patetown Fire Department Merger in Wayne County

From a reader, the Anitoch Fire Department in Wayne County has merged with Patetown FD. Their fire protection districts have been combined into a single Patetown district. The change was approved by the Wayne County Board of Commissioners on November 21, 2017, and was effective January 1, 2018. The Antioch fire station at 2095 Big Daddy’s …

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