Cary Adds Ladder 8

The Town of Cary Fire Department activated a fourth ladder company this week. Ladder 8 was placed in service on Sunday, April 23, 2019, at Station 8 on Mills Park Drive. 

They’ve been assigned the 2018 Pierce Enforcer 1500/300/105-foot rear-mount that had been assigned to Ladder 5. The latter ladder laddies are back on their earlier truck, a 2004 Pierce Dash 1500/300/105-foot rear-mount platform.

In addition to their four ladder companies, CFD also operates a quint company. Engine 6 is assigned a 2008 Pierce Velocity aerial ladder, 1500/300/105′.

Total Count in Wake County?

For those keeping score, the total number of (front-line) ladders in the county:

  • Apex (2)
  • Cary (5)
  • Fuquay-Varina
  • Garner
  • Holly Springs
  • Knightdale
  • Morrisville (2)
  • Northern Wake
  • Raleigh (9)
  • Rolesville
  • Wake Forest
  • Wendell
  • Zebulon

Look for +1 in a couple places, coming soon. Such AFD, which will add a third ladder company at Station 5.

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