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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