Audio + Recap – Wake County Fire Commission Work Session – August 16

August 16, 2018 Here’s an audio recording of the work session, by Legeros. Using phone, in pocket. Apologies for quality. Download audio. (MP3, 84 M) Summary: Fire Services Director gave a presentation, with brief recap of background and extended, expanded information on several points. Commission members conducted discussion. Fairview Fire Department gave a ten-minute statement. …

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Relocating Fire Station 12 – Project Timeline

August 15, 2018 Lee Wilson photo How long did it take to build the building? Here’s what Legeros has in his notes: 2018, August 13 – Station 12 placed in service. 2017, February – Construction starts. (Might’ve started in January.) 2016, summer/fall – Site preparation starts. Took longer than expected, due to a greater amount …

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Slides, Audio from Fairview Community Meeting on August 9

Note: This page is a placeholder for current and future updates about the proposed concept of closing Fairview Fire Station 2. Fire Commission Work Session on August 16 The Wake County Fire Commission will continue their discussion, and continue receiving information, about the proposed closure concept. The work session meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. at …

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Raleigh Fire Facility Updates – Summer 2018

July 28, 2018 Summer update on Raleigh Fire Department facility plans. Station 12 is almost ready. Station 14 has started site preparation. Station 6 has resumed work. More renovations are coming. Station 30 is now Station 13. And more.  Click to enlarge: Facility Project Type Project Location Project Notes Sta 1 Replace TBD Programming complete. …

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Garner Fire Administration Moves

The Garner Fire Department has relocated their administrative offices. They moved into new space this month at 914 7th Avenue, a town building that previously served as a temporary town hall, while the new one was being built. Their new HQ as built in 1997 and has 18,072 square-feet, say tax records. Previously a commercial …

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Relocating Fire Station 14 – Site Work Started

July 25, 2018 Site work started this month. Crews have been digging a retention pond, among other activities. See more photos. January 17, 2017 Construction Bid Awarded At yesterday’s City Council meeting, the agenda included awarding the construction bid for Fire Station 14.  Bid amount $6,845,670. Award to Pro Construction, Inc. Work to start within …

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Recap, Slides, Audio – Fairview Station Closure – Wake County Fire Commission Meeting – July 19, 2018

Edit history: Updated text references and file name of handout in the linked materials. They were provided by a concerned citizen, and not by the Fairview FD as originally noted. (July 21) July 20, 2018 Audio recording (by Legeros) plus presentation slides (Wake County, Garner FD) and handouts (Wake County, concerned citizen) are available here. …

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History of Wake County Fire Protection and Fire Governance

What’s the history of fire protection in Wake County, as well as the governance of that fire protection? Have been thinking about that this week, in advance of tonight’s Wake County Fire Commission meeting.  Here’s a research document (PDF) with those details. Created in 2016. Looking through the fresh eyes, there are a couple things that …

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Oak Island Fire Departments Family Tree – Long Beach, Yaupon Beach, Oak Island, Southport, Fort Caswell

New history chart!  Fire departments of Oak Island in Brunswick County: Fort Caswell Long Beach Yaupon Beach Oak Island Southport This one’s a little less complete than usual. Done entirely through remote research. And includes a few standing question. Will revise as more info is found. See earlier posting about these departments and their histories. …

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