New Numbering for New Hope Fire Department

This week the Wake New Hope Fire Department announced a new numbering of their units on their Facebook page. Here’s their note: “The eastern Wake County fire departments are standardizing their unit numbers, and as a result, we will be renumbering several of our apparatus. With our original station being numbered 28, all of our …

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Wake County Fire Commission Virtual Meeting – Thursday, July 16, 2020

The Wake County Fire Commission will hold a virtual version of its regular scheduled meeting on Thursday, July 16, 2020. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. The agenda and meeting documents are below. There’s one primary agenda item, approval of funding for a replacement rescue for Rolesville. Information on submitting public comments and access for …

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Eastern Wake Fire-Rescue Merges with Town of Knightdale

This posting will be updated as more information is provided about the operations of the newly expanded Knightdale Fire Department. July 8 Here’s the post-merger list of units and their locations: Engines / Squads E131 – Clifton Street (Sta 1) – 2007 Pierce Contender pumper-tanker, 1250/1000 – Ex-EWFD E132 – Steeple Square (Sta 2) – …

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Two Alarms on Winding Waters Way

Two alarms were struck on Saturday evening, July 6, 2020, at 3134 Winding Waters Way in very north Raleigh. Dispatched at 6:28 p.m. Engine 25 arriving at a three-story, wood-frame, townhouse unit with 1,908 square-feet. Built 2003, say tax records. Reported as gas grill on back deck that had caught the structure on fire. Engine …

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Cancelled Due to War Conditions – NCSFA Conference History

Three times before this year the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association has cancelled their annual convention. Twice due to “war conditions” in 1943 and 1945, and again in 1946, due to restrictions on the availability of meeting places. The government had a very short list of approved groups for convention gatherings. The Association printed and distributed annual …

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