Oak Grove Fire Department of Guilford County

This content was first posted on Facebook. See that posting for reader comments. How about some Guilford County fire history? Presenting the Oak Grove Fire Department, that operated from 1944 to 1957. They were organized in 1944, and were the first “rural” FD in the county, pre-dating Guilford College FD (1946). However, OGFD was organized …

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New Greensboro Stations

Note: This content was first posted on Facebook. See that posting for extensive reader comments.  Greensboro is erecting two new fire stations. Above are street-side drawings of new Station 56 (top) and new Station 7 (below). See more plus floor plan and site drawings at https://www.legeros.com/blog/docs/gfd. Station 7 on Gatewood Avenue is getting an $8M …

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Vintage Durham County Tanker

Here’s another vintage image. Rare photo from Jonathan Umbdenstock of Durham County’s original tanker, a 1966 International with a body built in Raleigh. Odds favor either Alexander Welding or Atlas Steel. Scanned from film print. Had a capacity of 1,200 gallons with a gas-powered pump in the rear, at least at the time of delivery. …

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Wake County Fire Commission Virtual Meeting – Thursday, May 21, 2020

The Wake County Fire Commission will hold a virtual version of its regular scheduled meeting on Thursday, May 21, 2020. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.  The agenda and meeting documents are below. Information on submitting public comments and access for viewing/listening are posted on the Wake County Public Meetings Calendar.  Agenda Meeting Called to …

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Cancelled Due to War Conditions – NCSFA Event Histories

Note: This posting is also available as a PDF document. Download. (2.4M) Introduction On May 6, 2020, during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic,  the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association (NCSFA) announced the cancellation of their annual conference. The South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo was scheduled to take place in Raleigh on August 12-15, …

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Looking Back at North Carolina Fallen Firefighters

Saturday, May 2, 2020, was the planned date for the 15th Annual North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. Due to the coronavirus, the event was postponed to August, to be co-located with the South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo. On Friday, the postponed NCFFF events were announced as cancelled. This year’s addition to the memorial will …

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Rebuilding Raleigh Fire Station 6 – May 2020 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 5/10/20 – Projected Completion 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 …

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2020 South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo Cancelled

The following announcement was posted on Wednesday, May 6, 2020: The North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association Executive Board has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 South Atlantic FIRE RESCUE Expo, along with the Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service, the Annual Banquet, the Golf Tournament and all associated conference activities, scheduled for August 12-15 in …

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