College of Charleston Mini-Pumper

How many colleges around the Carolinas (or farther) have their own fire engines? One of our readers recently spotted this one (thanks Greg!), a College of Charleston (SC) mini-pumper. Their fleet also includes an ambulance. Pictures are from the school’s Department of Public Safety Facebook page. Here’s a description of their Fire & EMS branch: The …

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Raleigh Fire Department Newsletter – Winter 2018

The Winter 2018 issue of the Raleigh Fire Department newsletter has been published to www.raleighfirenews.org. Yes, you might be a nerd, if you have a separate domain for news of your favorite FD. Old-school, old-style reporting. Eight pages about facilities, incidents, apparatus, personnel, et al. And in our eleventh year! Contents of the new issue: New Fire Station 12 …

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New Wilson Fire Department History Book

New book alert! The [Illustrated] History of Wilson N.C. Fire/Rescue Services 1858-2017. Published late last year. Authors are Odis Daughtridge and Brian Oliver[1].  You can view the entire book on its Mixbook page, through a page-by-page flash interface. The complete text is also displayed. Use your browser’s find feature to search for specific words Contents Acknowledgements Letter from the Chief Illustrated …

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Raleigh’s Old Truck 16 Found… in Wilmington Scrapyard

Recognize this one? That’s Raleigh’s longtime Truck 16, a 1995 Simon-Duplex/LTI aerial platform that the city recently sold as surplus. Was found this week in Wilmington by reader Tim Henshaw. Click to slightly enlarge: Tim Henshaw photos Here’s the rig in its glory days, as photographed by Lee Wilson: Lee Wilson photo Read more rig …

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Two Alarms on Dansey Drive This Morning

Note: This posting incorporates information from this narrative posted by Wake New Hope Fire Department.  See more photos by Mike Legeros Two alarms were struck this morning at 4713 Dansey Drive. The reported structure fire was dispatched at 7:55 a.m. for Engines 19, 15, 27, 11, Ladders 2, 5, Rescue 1, Battalions 1 and 5, …

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African American Heritage in the Raleigh Fire Department

The Raleigh Fire Department has a rich heritage of African Americans, both during the volunteer era of the 19th and early 20th century, and as members of the career department beginning in 1963. We’re reminded of this legacy with the recent passing of two retirees: retired Division Chief Richmond Davis, and retired Senior Firefighter Shirley …

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