Rebuilding Raleigh Fire Station 6 – September Update

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 9/27/19 – Ready for a Roof! 7/25/19 – Then & Now 6/25/19 – June Update 1/1/19 – Construction Underway, Project Timeline 6/30/18 – Delays Nearly Done …

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Renovations to Station 11 – September Update

This is an ongoing blog posting about the renovation of Fire Station 11.  See Legeros updates below. See also ongoing Legeros photos. And here’s the official project site from the city. Contents 9/27/19 – Doors Have Been Added 6/25/19 – Interior Work Has Started 5/29/19 – New Bays Nearly Complete 3/23/19 – Construction Has Started 12/7/18 …

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North Carolina Firefighters to be Honored at National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

The 38th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service will be held in Emmitsburg, MD, on Sunday, October 6, 2019, to honor 92 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2018 and 27 firefighters who died in the line of duty in previous years. The North Carolina firefighters being honored are: Michael Gene Goodnight West …

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Wake Forest Plans Merger with Town

The Wake Forest Fire Department is planning a merger with the Town of Wake Forest, effective July 1, 2010. From this web page: Like many communities in North Carolina, the Town of Wake Forest is experiencing significant transition and growth in service demand, thereby increasing the challenges of providing core local government functions, including fire and …

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Wake County Fire Commission Meeting – September 19, 2019

September 22 The audio recording of the meeting has been posted. How to play the recording: 1. Navigate to http://www.wakegov.com/fire/commission 2. Click Fire Commission > Minutes & Agendas across the top row navigation options. 3. On the left side of the page, under Minutes, click 2019. 4. On the left side of the page, under Minutes, …

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Master List of North Carolina Tillers

Photo credits, left to right, top to bottom: KME, Mike Legeros (x2), TBD, Courtesy High Point FD, Mike Legeros, Courtesy Raleigh FD (x2), Joel Woods, Wake Forest FD, TBD, KME Here’s a master list of all tillers past ‘n’ present in North Carolina. Will update going forward, with newer deliveries. May expand with models and …

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Cary, Wake Forest Receive Tillers

Cary Receives First of Two Tillers On September 1, 2019, the Cary Fire Department received the first of two twin tillers, a 2019 Pierce Enforcer Ascendant 1500/200/107-foot. The second is finishing production. Also, a third tiller will be (or has been?) ordered for this fiscal year.  Photographer Lee Wilson was on hand, and has posted …

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Visual History of North Carolina Steam Fire Engines

Time for another chart! Here’s the visual history of the steam fire engines in North Carolina, beginning with their heyday in the 1860s and 1870s. They were labor savers that transformed the hand-powered fire service, although a few steamers were also hand-pulled during their early years. See the chart in JPG format or PDF format. …

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Miss Lillian Brown – Mascot of Greensboro’s Eagle Hose Company

From the Department of Gender Studies, here are a couple stories from the 1890s about the Greensboro Fire Department’s Eagle Hose Company’s “mascot,” Miss Lillian Brown. Plus a photograph that appeared in the 1896 proceedings of the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association. Newspapers copied from newspapers.com, via free access from the NC State Government & …

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