Meet Raleigh’s New Firefighters

On Wednesday night, December 5, twenty-seven new firefighters will join the ranks of the Raleigh Fire Department. Recruit Academy 43 will graduate in a ceremony at 7:00 p.m. at the Fletcher Opera Theater in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South Street. The new firefighters have completed 32-weeks of classroom, practical …

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Cary’s New Fire Chief… And Updated Cary/Raleigh Scorecard

The Town of Cary yesterday announced a new Fire Chief, with the promotion of Deputy Chief Michael W. Cooper as the new Chief of Department. Chief Cooper succeeds longtime Fire Chief Allan Cain, who has been promoted to a new position of Public Safety Director.  This press release notes biographical information on both. Chief Cooper (left) …

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North Carolina Fallen Firefighters to be Honored at National Memorial

This post originated as a Facebook posting on Legeros Fire Line. The 37th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2018, at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD.  The ceremony will honor the lives of 80 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2017 and 23 firefighters who died …

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Relocating Fire Station 14 – Site Work Started

July 25, 2018 Site work started this month. Crews have been digging a retention pond, among other activities. See more photos. January 17, 2017 Construction Bid Awarded At yesterday’s City Council meeting, the agenda included awarding the construction bid for Fire Station 14.  Bid amount $6,845,670. Award to Pro Construction, Inc. Work to start within …

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Durham City/County Fire Merger – DFD Expanded, In Service!

July 1, 2018 Durham Fire Department, Expanded, In Service! Cool things happened at 7:00 a.m. today. The city of Durham Fire Department activated two new stations (Page Road, Seaton Road), and a mess of new units and companies. Some are housed at temporary quarters, as Station 17 on Leesville Road is still a couple weeks …

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Save the Date – Preserving Your Fire Department Heritage – August 10, 2018

Save the date in August when the state firefighters convention returns to Raleigh, and Mr. Blogger becomes Mr. Speaker.  Preserving Your Fire Department Heritage South Atlantic FIRE RESCUE Expo Raleigh Convention Center Friday, August 10, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Workshop Description The history of a fire department is a rich tapestry that combines …

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New Wilson Fire Department History Book

New book alert! The [Illustrated] History of Wilson N.C. Fire/Rescue Services 1858-2017. Published late last year. Authors are Odis Daughtridge and Brian Oliver[1].  You can view the entire book on its Mixbook page, through a page-by-page flash interface. The complete text is also displayed. Use your browser’s find feature to search for specific words Contents Acknowledgements Letter from the Chief Illustrated …

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New EMS Station in Wendell

Update 8:14 a.m. – Corrected to note that Eastern Wake EMS will exclusively occupy the facility.  Wake County is building a new EMS station at 3001 Wendell Boulevard, which is across the street-and-to-the-right from the fire station. It will replace the current Wendell Main EMS Station, located downtown. Construction is nearing completion. Lee Wilson took this …

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Charlotte Fire Chief Recruitment Brochure

As featured in this WNCN story, this five-page brochure was produced for the recruitment of a new Charlotte Fire Chief.  It was produced by recruiter Ralph Andersen and Associates and lists the many qualifications needed for the position: executive fire command experience, a bachelor’s degree, certifications, etc. Former Fire Chief Jon Hannan retired in August. …

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