Three Alarms at Glenwood Towers

Three alarms were struck at Glenwood Towers on Friday.  More to come. Watch for frequent updates.  Last updated November 3, 2018 Contents Historical Perspective Summary Details Historical Perspective See this subsequent blog post about major fires and fatal fires at Glenwood Towers.  Summary Three alarms. Dispatched 12:55 p.m. as fire alarm. Heavy smoke on ninth …

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Raleigh Company and Unit Moves, Effective October 27

Be advised. Effective today, October 27, the following city fire companies and units were moved: Ladder 2 from Sta 11 to Sta 15,  riding the city’s fourth tiller, in service today Ladder 9 from Sta 29 to Sta 23  Battalion 4 from Sta 23 to Sta 18 Haz-Mat 2 from Sta 27 to Sta 29 …

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Relocating Cary Station 9 – Groundbreaking Ceremony

See photos of project. October 25, 2018 The Town of Cary on Tuesday held a groundbreaking ceremony for the relocation of Fire Station 9.The 2.53 acre site is located at 1427 Walnut Street, and will replace a smallerfacility built in 1974. Station 9 currently occupies old Station 2, which relocated in 2015 to a new …

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Cary’s New Fire Chief… And Updated Cary/Raleigh Scorecard

The Town of Cary yesterday announced a new Fire Chief, with the promotion of Deputy Chief Michael W. Cooper as the new Chief of Department. Chief Cooper succeeds longtime Fire Chief Allan Cain, who has been promoted to a new position of Public Safety Director.  This press release notes biographical information on both. Chief Cooper (left) …

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One Hundred Milestones of the Chapel Hill Fire Department

Give or take a few, that is. This list was previously posted to the Chapel Hill Fire Department Retires & History page on Facebook.  Learn more CHFD history. 1893 to 1924 1893 – First fire hydrants on campus. Twelve are installed. 1896 – Citizens petition town to create fire department. No action taken at time of …

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Remembering the State Fair Fire Brigade

The Raleigh Fire Museum has added more vintage photos of the State Fair Fire Brigade to their Flickr site. See their photo album of State Fair fire history.  From the 1960s to 2005, the brigade provided on-site fire protection (and fellowship) during the State Fair. Members were primarily off-duty Raleigh firefighters. They lived on site, and …

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Rolesville Planning Future Fire Stations

Rolesville Rural Fire Department celebrated their 60th anniversary today, with a reception and open house. (Pictures coming!) Displayed was this Davis/Kane drawing and site design of a fire station concept. Click to enlarge: Recall from this 2016 blog post that the department has been planning for three future fire stations. This design can be used for …

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Twin Tillers Coming to Cary

The Cary Fire Department has placed an order for two, count ’em two, identical Pierce Enforcer Ascendant tractor-drawn aerial ladders, or tillers.  From this Atlantic Emergency Solutions Facebook post, the spec includes:  60″ cab  TAK-4 Independent Front Suspension Detroit DD13 525hp engine USSC Valor Seating HiViz LED scene lighting Harrison 6kW generator And needed the …

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North Carolina Fallen Firefighters to be Honored at National Memorial

This post originated as a Facebook posting on Legeros Fire Line. The 37th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2018, at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD.  The ceremony will honor the lives of 80 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2017 and 23 firefighters who died …

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