Rocky Mount Centennial History Book – 1996

This is a blog version of this Facebook posting.  For your Friday reading pleasure, here’s a digitized version of the Rocky Mount Fire Department’s centennial history book. It was published in 1996 and is one of a handful of early NC FD history books.[1] It was scanned from a copy at Wilson Library at the University …

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Not a Fire Chief’s Car From Dunn

This is a blog version of this Facebook posting.  A friend found this one: Hemmings offering for a 1917 Simplex Touring Car that the seller notes was delivered as a fire chief’s car for Dunn, NC.  That’s probably wrong. If you search the SPAAMFAA Peckham ALF registry, you’ll get this hit, which was a combination hose/chemical …

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Chapel Hill’s New Rescue

This is a blog version of this Facebook posting. Go there for reader comments. The Chapel Hill Fire Department placed Squad 61 in service on Wednesday, April 17. It’s the department’s first rescue truck, and their first red rig in over 25 years. (Their apparatus has been Carolina Blue since 1996, with one exception, a white 2002 HME/4-Guys …

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Relocating Fire Station 22 – Demolition Starting

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. March 23, 2019 Demolition Starting Demolition of the vacated Station 22 started on March 22, with some “bites” out of the back of the building.  …

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Relocating Fire Station 14 – March Updates

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. March 23, 2019Added link above to official project site. What’s happening at the construction site? Site work is finishing. Should see construction starting soon. 

Renovations to Station 11 – March Updates

This is an ongoing blog posting about the renovation of Fire Station 11.  See Legeros updates below. See also ongoing Legeros photos. And here’s the official project site from the city. March 23Construction has started. Building has been gutted, with construction of new rear exterior walls started. Also added link above to the city’s official project …

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First Aid for the Injured – Firemen’s Conference Talk, 1914

At the annual convention of the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association in August 1914, State Fire Marshal Sherwood Brockwell gave a presentation on first aid. Here’s a transcription, as printed in the published proceedings… Mr. Brockwell was called upon to give an address and a demonstration to the Convention on first aid to the injured. …

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Wake County Fire Commission Meeting – April 21, 2019

The next regular meeting of the Wake County Fire Commission is on Thursday, April 21, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., at the county emergency services training center,  220 S. Rogers Lane, Suite 160. See supporting documents in the agenda packet. View agenda packet.  Agenda Meeting Called to Order: Chairman Keith McGee Invocation Pledge of allegiance Roll of …

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Biltmore Fire Chief Dies During Asheville Flooding, 1916

Here’s an unusual bit of history from Western North Carolina. The great flood of July 16, 1916, killed the Fire Chief of Biltmore Village, J. C. Lipe. He drowned, along with three other members of his family, try to escape from their home. His death was reported in this Raleigh News & Observer article about the …

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