New Knightdale Station 1

On Wednesday, May 24, 2023, the town of Knightdale held a groundbreaking ceremony for new Station 1 at the intersection of Old Knight Road and Forestville Road. The 16,128 square-foot facility will house both KFD and Wake County EMS. The $6.8 million facility will be located on a 3.64 acre site. When completed, the current …

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Five Alarms in Charlotte

Updates: Added link to chart comparing fire with Raleigh’s Metropolitan fire. June 2, 2023. Added link to incident diagram. May 28, 2023. Brett Lipman photo top, Shevaun Bryan photo bottom left, TBD bottom right Listen to radio traffic¬†(YouTube) View a diagram of the scene¬†(JPG) Read comparison with Raleigh’s Metropolitan fire in 2017 Five alarms were …

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Johnston County Foam Units

This content was originally posted on Facebook in May 2020. In the late 1970s, the first foam unit in Johnston County was created as a project of the Johnston County Firemen’s Association. The tractor-drawn tanker had a circa 1970 White 4000 tractor and a 1957 Heil tanker body, 6000 gallons, that had been modified to …

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New CFR 2 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport

On Tuesday afternoon, May 2, 2023, new CFR 2 was placed in service at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). The 2022 Oshkosh Global Striker 3000, 2000/3000/420/550# was delivered in March. See gallery of Legeros pics. It replaces a 2000 Oshkosh TI-1500, 1500/210/450#, which will be placed in reserve service as CFR 5. It’ll be the airport’s …

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