Before and After Floor Plans – Winston-Salem Station 7

The Winston-Salem Fire Department recently re-dedicated their Fire Station 7, after completing a two-year renovation project. Below are some details of the project as well as before and after floor plans. Thanks to the Fire Chief’s office, for sharing.  Located at 100 Arbor Road, the “Buena Vista Fire Station” was opened in 1951. It houses the department’s …

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Vintage Commentary: Who’s Protecting Whom – Volunteer Fire Departments Talk Back

The following full-page commentary, bought as an advertisement, appeared in the Wilmington Star-News in late 1993 or early 1994.  It presents opinions of the county’s volunteer fire departments, and their reactions to recent events of the time, including the closure of North Wilmington VFD that year, new county requirements for VFDs for financial accounting, and county plans …

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Conference Slides… Posted, Annotated

Earlier this month, Mr. Blogger gave a presentation at the South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo. The topic was Preserving Your Fire Department’s Heritage. He’s posted a copy of his presentation slides (PDF, 22M). They’re heavily annotated, with versions of his spoken remarks and other errata.  The outline: Introduction What is history? Learning your history Preserving …

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Audio + Recap – Wake County Fire Commission Work Session – August 16

August 16, 2018 Here’s an audio recording of the work session, by Legeros. Using phone, in pocket. Apologies for quality. Download audio. (MP3, 84 M) Summary: Fire Services Director gave a presentation, with brief recap of background and extended, expanded information on several points. Commission members conducted discussion. Fairview Fire Department gave a ten-minute statement. …

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