Vintage Photo of Raleigh’s Old Tiller

Here’s a vintage picture that I don’t believe we’ve shared before. Truck 1 at Station 2 at Memorial Auditorium. That’s the original tiller with its new cab, a 1939 ALF cab towing a 1916 ALF trailer. Two-section, crank-operated, wooden aerial ladder. Aerial Ladder Truck 1 was originally cross-staffed with the service ladder truck, a 1922 …

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Raleigh Fire Department Newsletter – Fall 2018

What’s been happening lately with your fire department? See the latest issue of the Raleigh Fire Department newsletter. Old-school, old-style reporting. Eight pages about facilities, incidents, apparatus, personnel, et al. Contents of this issue includes new Rescue 1, three alarms at Glenwood Towers, new Station 12 opening, Recruiting for 2019 and Beyond, and more. 

Glenwood Towers – Major Fires and Fatal Fires

While we’re still reflecting on the Glenwood Towers high-rise fire from last week, let’s look at the historical perspective. What other major fires–and fatal fires–have happened since it opened in 1971? Fatal Fires Feb. 2, 2003Philip George Moultrie, 55Fifth-floor apartment. Victim found on living room floor. Pronounced dead on the scene. Apparently started by smoking. Dispatched …

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Two Alarms on Brook Knoll Place

On Sunday, October 28, two alarms were struck on Brook Knoll Place, in a townhouse complex around the corner from Falls of Neuse and Wake Forest Roads. Dispatched 6:43 a.m. Upgraded to working fire and second alarm, while units were en route, based on number of callers. Engine 15 arrived at a three-story townhouse with …

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