Fuquay-Varina Planning Fourth Fire Station

News from southern Wake County. The Town of Fuquay-Varina just closed an RFQ for the design and build of a fourth fire station. From documents on the bid page, the combination fire and EMS facility will be located at 4821 Wade Nash Road, which is a 4.65 acre site located just west of North Broad …

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Jacksonville Firehouses Past ‘n’ Present

Research notes on Jacksonville (NC) firehouses, past and present. Station – Mill Avenue at College Street – One-story structure – 1927 to 194_ Station – Court Street at corner of Old Bridge Street – Temporary quarters in building with other occupancies – 194_ to 194_ Station 1 – 119 Chaney Street – 194_ to 1956 …

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Wake County Fire Commission Virtual Meeting – Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Wake County Fire Commission will hold a virtual version of its regular scheduled meeting on Thursday, November 19, 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 Order: …

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Northern Wake Tanker Overturns / History of Overturned Apparatus in Wake County

Northern Wake Tanker Overturns On Monday night, October 19, 2020, at about 9:20 p.m., Northern Wake Tanker 38 overturned in 6100 block of Ebenezer Church Road, while responding to a house fire on Dewees Court, about two miles south. Two firefighters were aboard, and were transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The 2013 International/KME, …

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Two Alarms on Stonehenge Drive

See photos | Listen to fire audio | Listen to EMS audio Two alarms were struck on Friday morning, October 16, at 2206 Stonehenge Drive. Dispatched 7:25 a.m. with working fire assignment dispatched while units were en route.  Engine 18 first-arriving with heavy smoke and flames showing from the front of the building, from the …

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Major Fire at Old Riley Hill School

Updated October 9 with an incident description retrieved from Wake New Hope Fire Department Facebook posting.   See Legeros photos | Watch drone video | Listen to radio traffic Narrative by WNHFD New Hope Car 1, Engine 282 second due arriving to 4 alarm school fire in Wendell Sept 25th 2020- At 510pm, Raleigh-Wake County 911 …

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Guliford College Fire Department History

This blog post is based on a Facebook posting from May 2020, the content of which was moved here.  Early years 1941, July – Guilford College community members hold meeting about getting fire protection. They plan to petition the county for funds to buy a fire truck. 1945, Aug – County commissioners approve a fire …

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Two Alarms on Midway West

See Legeros photos | Listen to radio traffic Two alarms were struck Sunday night at 8917 Midway West Road. Dispatched 7:39 p.m. One-story, abandoned modular office building, with approximately 6400 square-feet. Site (8.66 acres) owned by state since 2001, used by DOT for salt storage. Engine 23 first-arriving, flames showing through roof. Interior attack with …

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Wake County Fire Commission Virtual Meeting – Thursday, Sep 17, 2020

The Wake County Fire Commission will hold a virtual version of its regular scheduled meeting on Thursday, September 17, 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 Order: …

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