Visual History of Raleigh-Durham Airport Fire Department

For your holiday enjoyment, here’s another Legeros History Chart.  Raleigh-Durham International Airport fire department. AKA, RDU CFR. View as JPG | View as PDF  | See more charts Here’s the landing page. And only one typo spotted so far. The 1979 quick-response truck was a Chevy, not a Ford. Will be updated. Here’s the chart in paper form. Sometimes Mr. …

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Chapel Hill Airport Burns – January 11, 1941

From the Daily Tar Heel, January 12, 1941, via Digital NC / North Carolina Newspapers: Airport Burns; Seven CAA Planes Destroyed Defective Wiring Attributed Cause By Bucky Harward All ten airplanes and the hangar at the University airport were completely demolished last night between 7 and 8 o’clock by a fire which resulted from a …

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Old Oshkosh P-15 Crash Truck in Goldsboro (2014)

This is a re-posting of a Blog Archives post that is no longer available. It was originally posted on May 23, 2014. Photographs From 2014 See Flickr album. Posting From 2014 Need an excuse for a Memorial Day Weekend road trip? Tool down to Goldsboro to behold this 1990 Oshkosh P-15 military crash truck. It’s …

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New Research – American Eagle Flights 3378 & 3379

Announcing new historical research about American Eagle flights 3378 and 3379 and the emergency response to both crashes.  Flight 3378 crashed into a reservoir at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on February 19, 1988. All twelve souls aboard were killed. Flight 3379 crashed into the woods near Davis Drive in Morrisville on December 13, 1994. Fifteen passengers …

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Vintage Photo of Guilford County Airport Fire Spill Support Unit

Thanks to a reader, who came upon this vintage picture the other week, from the collection of Scott Mattson.  Thanks for sharing, Micah! Vintage Guilford County Fire Services support unit. Looks like a 1960s Dodge truck, which had been converted into a lighting and generator unit. It’s pulling a two-axle cargo trailer lettered as “oil spill …

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Custom Wrapped and Custom Caged Crash Truck

From a reader (thanks Paul!) comes this stunning creation for sale on Craigslist in San Francisco: 1992 Amertek CF4000L ARFF crash truck with custom all-American body wrap decals (with powder-coated wheels), and a custom external roll cage. Whoa, wow, and holy cow! Specs are listed below. $50,000 and its yours. Seller also entertaining trades, for “Hummer H1, …

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Second Striker Delivered at Airport

Whoops, this planned posting didn’t get posted during Christmas week! Raleigh-Durham International Airport has received their second Striker! This 2017 Oshkosh Global Striker 6×6, 1250/3000/420/450# was delivered on Sunday, December 14, 2017. Click to enlarge:    Pictures are screen grabs from this nifty short video from RDU, featuring Captain Will Patterson: Specifications include: Oshkosh Global …

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Chicago Crash Truck Dash Cam Videos of 767 Engine Fire

Found these in this /r/firefighting thread. Super-cool (and newly posted) dash cam videos of Chicago Fire Department crash trucks in action at O’Hare International Airport on October 28, 2016. The lengthy clips were filmed as crews responded to, attacked, extinguished, and returned from an uncontrolled engine failure and fire on a Boeing 767. Talk about a …

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More Vintage Wallops Flight Facility Fire Apparatus

By way of a this thread in the Facebook group Fire & Rescue Apparatus 25 Years And Older, from Aaron Moore and originally photographed by someone at WFFFD, here are vintage rigs NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility fire department. They’ve been added to my department profile and Antares rocket explosion recap, which originated as a blog …

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Vintage USAF Crash Rescue Instructions For Local Responders

For your holiday weekend reading pleasure, a “crash rescue guide” for local responders, prepared by Field Training Detachment 205A at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Undated and found in the archives of a local fire department. Contains information on (a.) telephone numbers for reporting crashes, (b.) types of information to provide when calling, (c.) instructions …

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