Fatal Ambulance Accidents in North Carolina

Research notes on fatal ambulance accidents in North Carolina. Most involve collisions with other vehicles. Sources include newspapers.com, Digital North Carolina Newspapers, the Fayetteville Observer archives via News Bank, and numerous Google searches.  See source documents in this Google Drive. 2020 to 2024  February 13, 2024 – Cumberland County Cape Fear Valley Medical Center ambulance …

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Charlotte Fire Museum History

Left, news photo from 1979 via eBay. Right, Legeros photo from December 2008. This posting is a series of research notes. See source documents in this Google drive. Read a history of Charlotte’s former and historic firehouses.  First Iteration (Failed), Old Station 2 1969, January – Plans to open a fire museum are announced at …

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Renovations Started at Cary Station 4

On January 19, 2024, personnel at Cary Fire Station 4 at 1401 Old Apex Road were relocated from their 1987 engine house to a temporary facility added at the front of the building. Engine 4 was moved into a metal shelter beside a modular living unit. The other unstaffed units at Station 4, including a …

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Major Fires of 2023

Looking back at last year, these were the major fires plus a couple other notable incidents. 1/21/2023 1100 Logger Court Offices 2 alarms Dispatched 10:02 p.m. Controlled 10:43 p.m.  Blog post | Legeros photos 2/4/2023 4707 Walden Pond Drive Townhomes 2 alarms Dispatched 11:51 p.m. Controlled ~12:27 a.m. Blog post | Legeros photos 2/5/2023 9401 …

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Parking Deck Fire on Hillsborough Street

See Legeros photos | Listen to radio traffic Mike Legeros photos On Sunday, January 7, 2024, Raleigh Engine 5 and Ladder 6 were dispatched at 4:56 p.m. for a commercial fire alarm at 3001 Hillsborough Street, five-story student apartments, with first-floor commercial occupancies plus five-story parking deck. Engine 5 arrived with nothing showing from the …

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Raleigh Run Numbers – 2023

Here are the Raleigh run numbers for 2023. Historical numbers in this PDF document. Overall 54,746 – Total Incidents 73,166 – Total Per Unit Runs Unit Runs Engine 01 – 2,219 Engine 02 – 2,709 Engine 03 – 3,069 Engine 04 – 1,577 Engine 05 – 1,514 Engine 06 – 1,421 Squad 07 – 3,159 …

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Two Alarms on Hourglass Court

See Legeros photos | Listen to radio traffic Two alarms were struck on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at 5919 Hourglass Court. Dispatched 3:21 a.m. as a multi-residential structure fire. While units were en route, dispatch reported receiving multiple calls. Upgraded to working fire.  Engine 17 first-arriving at a two-story row of townhomes, with heavy fire …

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From August 2011 – Wake County Fire Service Leadership Overview / FAQ

This was originally posted to the old blog in August 2011 and is being reprinted here, for easier of newer readers to find.  As a public service to our readers, Mike Legeros, A. C. Rich, and Lee Price present an overview of fire service leadership in Wake County. The information is delivered in the format …

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