Raleigh Adds Shift Safety Officers

Big day in Raleigh yesterday. Safety Officer 14 was placed in service at 0800 hours on Saturday, July 17, 2021, the first shift-assigned incident safety officers (ISO) for the department.[1] Staffed by three seasoned captains, the unit is based at Station 14, and is automatically dispatched on structure fires, haz-mat calls, and technical rescue calls. …

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Wake County Fire Commission Meeting – Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Wake County Fire Commission will hold its regular-schedule meeting on Thursday, July 15, 2021. This is a physical, in-person meeting. It 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.  View Meeting Documents Agenda Meeting …

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Relocating Fire Station 14 – Now in Service

This is an ongoing blog posting about the relocating of Fire Station 14.  See Legeros updates below. See also ongoing Legeros photos. And here’s the official project site from the city. Contents 7/8/21 – Now in Service 4/16/21 – Construction Nearly Completion 8/10/19 – Walls Going Up 6/25/19 – Site Work Nearly Finished 3/23/19 – Site Work Finishing …

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Charlotte in Yellow

This is a version of an earlier Facebook posting. Here’s view of a vintage Charlotte Seagrave 70th Anniversary Series pumper in yellow, along with other not-red units of the time. The 1966 model, nicknamed “the Chiquita Banana”, was one of two that were bought as a pair. Recounts retired Charlotte Battalion Chief Kenneth Shane Nantz, they …

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One Truck, Two Trucks, Yellow Trucks & More – Solving a Mystery at the Airport

June 29, 2021 And, finally, here are new old photos showing both CB3000 crash trucks at the CFR station at the same time. Proof positive of what’s explained below. Sid Meier photos, scanned from film prints. Sid Meier photos May 11, 2016 Let’s solve a mystery. Did the airport fire department have one or two …

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Kinston Fire Department History

Random research notes on the history of the Kinston Fire Department.  Pre-History 1878 – Lenoir County Court House destroyed by fire. 1880 – Temporary courthouse burns. 1885 – Population 3,000. No fire apparatus. Source: Sanborn. 1891 – Population 2,000. No fire apparatus. Source: Sanborn. 1895 to 1899 1895 – Great fire, destroys two blocks of …

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Relocating Fire Station 22 – June Updates

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 6/12/21 – June Update 5/29/21 – Walls Going Up 5/7/21 – Building construction started 2/22/21 – Site clearing started 12/23/20 – Construction bid awarded   …

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