Three Alarms on Water Oak Drive

Three alarms were struck in north Raleigh on Monday, May 11, 2022, at 3900 Water Oak Drive. Three-story, wood-frame apartment building with 12,760 square-feet and 16 units, if reading tax records correctly. Dispatched 8:49 p.m. with Engine 19 first-arriving, with heavy fire in the front of the structure. Second alarm requested within a couple minutes. …

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Greensboro Rescue History

Montage Timeline 1942, October – Greensboro Daily News on October 7, 1942, reported that city-county civil defense officials will use money from the sale of donated scrap materials to purchase a rescue truck for Greensboro FD and to be used both in the city and throughout the county. 1944, June – City-county civil defense organization …

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Salem’s Circa 1850s Hand Engine

We’ve been solving a history mystery this month over in the private SPAAMFAA group on Facebook, in a posting about the origins of Salem’s surviving circa 1850’s hand engine. Here’s a photo from Old Salem Museum and Gardens, where the engine sits in storage. See more photos. Original Documentation We entered the fray with this …

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Raleigh Run Numbers – 2021

Belated blog posting of prior Facebook posting\g. Run numbers for Raleigh FD in 2021, unit runs and total calls [incidents]. See prior years, from 1993 forward, in this PDF document. 47,943 – Total Calls 70,684 – Total Runs Unit Runs E1 – 1,728 E2 – 2,162 E3 – 2,508 E4 – 1,385 E5 – 1,358 …

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Wake County Fire Commission Meeting – April 14, 2022

The Wake County Fire Commission will hold a special-called meeting on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., at the Wake County Emergency Services Education Center, 221 S. Rogers Lane, Raleigh, NC 27610 . The purpose of the meeting is to receive and approve the proposed FY23 budget, at which point it will become part …

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Relocating Fire Station 22 – April Update

This is an ongoing blog posting about the relocating of Fire Station 22.  See Legeros updates below. See also ongoing Legeros photos. And here’s the official project site from the city. Contents 4/2/22 – April Update 10/20/21 – December Update 6/12/21 – June Update 5/29/21 – Walls Going Up 5/7/21 – Building construction started 2/22/21 – …

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Apex Public Safety Station 6

Here’s another update on future fire stations in Wake County. Design drawings and site plans for Apex Public Safety 6, under construction at 1206 Wimberly Road. Joint fire and police facility, single-story, two bays. And designed to help address some of the pressing issues facing today’s fire service: occupational cancer, behavioral health, and inclusion. Thus …

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Knightdale’s Future Fire Station 4

What’s cooking with new fire stations in Wake County? Here’s an update from Knightdale and a design drawing for future Fire Station 4 at 1325 Hodge Road. The ~12,500 square-foot, single-story, three-bay station sits on a four-acre** parcel on the western side of their response district, south of Knightdale Boulevard and west of Interstate 540. …

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Cary to Install Idle Reduction Technology on Apparatus

On Thursday, March 10, 2022, the Cary Town Council voted unanimously to spend $324,000 to outfit nine of the town’s fire trucks with idle reduction technology.  Here’s the complete text of the meeting agenda action item, from this Town of Cary web page. Town of Cary Purchase of Fire Truck Idle Reduction Technology Speaker: Danna …

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