Wake County Fire Department Updates – January 2023

Here’s a new “armchair update” on what’s news and new at the various fire departments around Wake County. Thanks to the various fire chiefs that shared their information.  Apex New Station 6 nearing completion, 1206 Wimberly Road. Expected to open in late March or early April. See drawings in this blog post.  New E-One Typhoon …

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Two Alarms on Logger Court

See more photos by Mike Legeros. Two alarms were struck on Friday night, January 21, 2023, at 1100 Logger Court in north Raleigh. Two-story, garden-style, office condo building with 3,600 square-feet, if calculating correctly. Built 1981, say tax records. Dispatched 10:02 p.m. as a multiple residential structure fire at the intersection of Falls of Neuse …

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New Morrisville Fire Station 3

The town of Morrisville recently broke ground on a new Station 3 at 1021 Harris Mill Road. The facility will replace current Station 3, which is co-located with Cary Station 7 at 6900 Carpenter Fire Station Road.   From this town project page: the town acquired 6.3 acres of land at 1021 Harris Mill Road to …

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New Garner Fire Station 5

Ground was recently broken on Garner Station 5  at 7816, AKA the Caddy Road Public Safety Building. Here’s some project information and a rendering, from this Wake County project page.  Project Summary The Caddy Road Public Safety Station is a co-location of Garner Fire-Rescue, Town of Garner Police and Wake County EMS. The construction contract …

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Fuquay-Varina Planning Fourth Fire Station

January 22, 2023 Renderings added: November 27, 2022 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 …

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Wake County Fire Districts Commission, 1954

In 1954, the Wake County Board of Commissioners created the Wake County Fire Districts Commission. This was the first group to govern the new rural-serving volunteer fire departments that were being organized in the county. Below is the resolution that created the group, from county minutes. View those minutes on this site.  RESOLUTION September 7, …

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Raleigh Fire Department History – Charts and Data

This posting with updated on January 11, 2023, with additional charts: extra-alarm fires and recruit graduating class sizes.  Random data play about the Raleigh Fire Department. These charts originally appeared as postings on Legeros Fire Line on Facebook. They were created using Excel.  Extra-Alarm Fires This chart compares the counts of extra-alarm fires in Raleigh …

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Wake County Fire Commission Meeting – January 12, 2023

The Wake County Fire Commission will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at 6:00 p.m., at the Wake County Emergency Services Education Center, 221 S. Rogers Lane, Raleigh, NC 27610.  The agenda and meeting documents are below.   View Meeting Documents Recording Afterward, listen to the audio recording, as linked from this page. …

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