Correction Sheets for Raleigh & Wake County Firefighting Books

Attention book fans, get yer correction sheets right here!  www.legeros.com/books Remember Raleigh & Wake County Firefighting, both volumes, published fifteen years ago by Arcadia Publishing? They contained the odd error, and the oops have been long listed on the author’s web site. Recently realized that a printable version was needed. Thus presenting these downloadable correction sheets. Just …

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Wilmington Fire Department History Book – 1985

https://legeros.com/history/library For your Tuesday reading pleasure, here’s another vintage North Carolina fire department history book that’s been scanned. This one’s from my personal collection. Slowly building a digital library for everyone. Will be adding more over time, Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem. Each is a PDF document and a bit reduced in size. Large but not voluminous.

Seven Fallen Firefighters to be Honored in Raleigh on May 4, 2019

We’re ten days away from this year’s NCFFF memorial service. Here are details and the list of this year’s honored. LODD info. via Google.  The North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation will honor seven firefighters who died in the line of duty in the past year, plus one who passed away in 2014. The 14th annual …

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Two Alarms on New Hope Road

Two alarms were struck on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at 4715 N. New Hope Road. That’s a two-story, wood frame, garden-style apartment building with 10,708 square-feet, and built 1972. Dispatched 12:01 p.m. for Raleigh plus nearby New Hope Engine 1 as auto-aid. New Hope Engine 1 first-arriving, with smoke showing. Raleigh Engine 19 and Battalion …

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Two Alarms on Falls of Neuse Road – April 10, 2019

Belated posting about a fire from two weeks ago… Two alarms were struck on April 10, 2019, at 6131 Falls of Neuse Road. Dispatched at 6:22 p.m. as an automatic fire alarm for Engine 15 and Ladder. Upgraded to commercial structure fire while the units were en route.  Engine 15 found smoke showing on arrival, …

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Relocating Fire Station 22 – June Update

This is an ongoing blog posting about the relocating of Fire Station 22.  See Legeros updates below. See also ongoing Legeros photos. And here’s the official project site from the city. June 25, 2019 June Update The relocation of Station 22 on Durant Road is underway. Engine 22 and Ladder 5 were relocated to temporary quarters …

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Wake County Fire Commission Meeting – April 25, 2019

There’s a special-called meeting of Wake County Fire Commission on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., at the county emergency services training center,  220 S. Rogers Lane, Suite 160. The purpose of the meeting is a budget presentation by county staff. See supporting documents in the agenda packet. View agenda packet.  Agenda Meeting Called …

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Rocky Mount Centennial History Book – 1996

This is a blog version of this Facebook posting.  For your Friday reading pleasure, here’s a digitized version of the Rocky Mount Fire Department’s centennial history book. It was published in 1996 and is one of a handful of early NC FD history books.[1] It was scanned from a copy at Wilson Library at the University …

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Not a Fire Chief’s Car From Dunn

This is a blog version of this Facebook posting.  A friend found this one: Hemmings offering for a 1917 Simplex Touring Car that the seller notes was delivered as a fire chief’s car for Dunn, NC.  That’s probably wrong. If you search the SPAAMFAA Peckham ALF registry, you’ll get this hit, which was a combination hose/chemical …

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Chapel Hill’s New Rescue

This is a blog version of this Facebook posting. Go there for reader comments. The Chapel Hill Fire Department placed Squad 61 in service on Wednesday, April 17. It’s the department’s first rescue truck, and their first red rig in over 25 years. (Their apparatus has been Carolina Blue since 1996, with one exception, a white 2002 HME/4-Guys …

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