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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Wilmington Fire Department Historical Timeline

Wilmington Fire Department milestones. Research notes, based on this Facebook posting. 1745 – First tax for fire equipment. 1754 – First fire engine purchased. 1759 – First designated fireman. 1791 – First fire company incorporated. 1806 – Fire wardens appointed. 1810 – First major fire. 1841 – Fire department reorganized, with Fire Chief and Assistant …

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Raleigh Unit Renumbering Recap

This is a blog version of prior-posted Facebook content. Earlier this year, the Raleigh Fire Department renumbered it’s ladder companies, along with Rescue 1, the haz-mat units, the mini-pumpers, and selected other units.  Round One Old New Date Loc Apparatus  Notes Ladder 1 Ladder 4 01/25/21 Sta 4 2014 Pierce platform   Ladder 2 Ladder …

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Relocating Fire Station 3 – Design Contract Awarded

This is an ongoing blog posting about the project to relocate Raleigh Fire Station 3. Contents  5/26/21 – Design Contract Awarded 11/5/17 – Property Purchased May 26, 2021 – Design Contract Awarded Included in the Consent Agenda for the May 18, 2021, meeting of City Council was authorization of a contract with Huffman Architects, PA, …

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Wake County Fire Commission Meeting – May 20, 2021

The Wake County Fire Commission will hold a special-called, virtual meeting on Thursday, May 20, 2021. The meeting 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 Called to Order: Chairman …

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Then and Now – Old Station 1, Durham

Friday night history. Then and now photo of old Durham Station 1. Top is Legeros photo from today, bottom is circa 1928. The two-story engine house at 212 N. Mangum Street opened in 1925, and included two front and one side apparatus bay. It was erected on the site of an earlier 1891 fire station, …

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Raleigh Railroad Turntables

Random Raleigh history. Locations of the four railroad turntables of yore, from a July 31, 2020, posting of mine on Facebook. They’re also mapped on Google Maps.  1 – Norfolk-Southern USDA aerial photo, 1959 2 – Boylan Heights USDA aerial photo, 1959 3 – West Johnson Street #1 – Seaboard Airline – Still operating USDA …

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Fallen Firefighters Golf Tournament in Raleigh – June 21, 2021

Event alert. The Raleigh Fire Department is hosting the Fifteenth Annual Golf Tournament in support of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). The event is Monday, June 21, 2021, at Bentwinds Golf & Country Club. Entry fee for each golfer is $120.00. Team names and player fees must be submitted by June 5, 2021. The …

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