Charlotte Fire Department History Book – 2000

Here’s another addition to my (very) slowly growing digital library at  https://www.legeros.com/history/library. Charlotte Fire Department millennium history book from 2000. Scanned from my personal copy. Believe this was their second history book, with an earlier one in… 1990, or abouts. Will get/borrow a copy of that sometime.   Charlotte Fire Department – Millennium History 2000 was …

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Greensboro Fire Department History Books – 1984 & 1990

Have added a pair of Greensboro Fire Department history books to my digital library at https://www.legeros.com/history/library.  Greensboro Fire Department – 1808 to 1984 Greensboro Fire Department – 1808 to 1990 Both are 96 pages in length, and were published by the Taylor Publishing Company, which produces school yearbooks. Scanned from personal copies.  Forthcoming is Greensboro’s …

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Rebuilding Raleigh Fire Station 6 – Then & Now

This is an ongoing blog posting about the rebuilding of Fire Station 6.  See Legeros updates below. See also ongoing Legeros photos. And here’s the official project site from the city. Contents 7/25/19 – Then & Now 6/25/19 – June Update 1/1/19 – Construction Underway, Project Timeline 6/30/18 – Delays Nearly Done 12/28/17 – Site Preparation 08/12/17 – Now …

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Edenton Line of Duty Death – 1947

Found this last week. Will add to my fallen firefighters database. Edenton Fire Department firefighter Benjamin Henry Smith, 32, was killed in an apparatus accident while returning from a chimney fire on November 28, 1947. The accident occurred about 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of West Queen and South Granville streets[1], when the fire truck …

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The State Association Fire Truck – 1926

In July 1926, the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association acquired a fire engine. At the annual convention and tournament, held that year in Morehead City, they took delivery of a new American LaFrance Type 40 combination chemical hose wagon. The truck was presented as a personal gift from the southern manager of American LaFrance, Mr. …

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Run Card for Charlotte House Explosion

This is a blog version of a Facebook posting, about details and units at a four-alarm explosion and fire in Charlotte. The narrative has been updated a bit, from the original posting. Charlotte Observer photo Four alarms were struck at a house explosion on Charlotte on Tuesday, July 3. The incident was dispatched just before …

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New Numbering for Wake County EMS System

The Wake County EMS System has a new numbering system for their ambulances. Now based on geographic district and shift configuration. Among the notable changes: Two-digit numbers for all ambulances. Single digits reserved for special event units. _7, _8, _9 reserved for peak-load units. The transition started around 9:00 p.m. on Sunday and finished around …

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