Airport Orders Pierce Pumper

News from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. They’ve ordered a Freightliner/Pierce pumper to replace CFR 1, a 2005 Ford F-550/4 Guys mini-pumper, 500/250/20. And it’s the first full-size pumper in the airport’s history.[1] Specs for the unit are: Pierce Responder Pumper  Freightliner Chassis, two-person cab Similar look to DFW Airport FD EZ-29 1250 GPM pump 750 gallon …

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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

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 smaller facility built in 1974. Station 9 currently occupies old Station 2, which relocated in 2015 to a new station on Chatham Street. Engine 9 was …

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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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Relocating Fire Station 22

October 22, 2018Project updates: Temporary quarters almost ready for Engine 22, at the E. M. Johnson Water Plant on Falls of Neuse Road. Modular building has been installed for living quarters. Metal building is being erected to house apparatus.  Ladder 5 and Haz-Mat 5 to be relocated to Station 25, 2740 Wakefield Crossing Drive. Both companies …

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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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Renovations to Station 11

Here are floor plans and site plan for the renovations of Raleigh Fire Station 11 at 2925 Glenridge Road. The long-planned project will update the 1971 building and its systems. This is another “down to the walls” project, like Station 2 and Station 5. The project will also expand the apparatus area, to accommodate a larger ladder truck.  The project was planned …

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