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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Durham City/County Fire Merger – The Plans, The People, The Background

Durham County Fire Marshal Jim Groves is concerned about the future, and the sustainability of the fire service as it currently exists in Durham County. Specifically the southern part, now protected by the county’s fledgling fire department: Durham County Fire-Rescue (DCFR). DCFR was organized in 2013, after the Bethesda Fire Department requested that Durham County …

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Relocating Fire Station 14 – Construction Bid Awarded

January 17, 2017 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 60 days. The details of the consent agenda item are below. Seems a safe presumption that it was approved. Also, the parcels on the site …

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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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The Old City Seal and The New City Logo

Last week, the City of Raleigh revealed a new logo design, and to a wide range of reactions. Google for those. Back in the day, a pair of Raleigh rigs sported the city’s earlier logo, the city seal. Those were the 1950 Mack and the 1950 FWD, pictured below.  How might a modern truck look …

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Swansboro Fire Department Celebrates 75 Years – Saturday, October 28

The Swansboro Fire Department in Onslow County is celebrating their 75th anniversary Saturday, October 28, at the town Public Safety Facility from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Public Safety Facility That building is the former fire station, which was renovated and expanded in 2015 to also house the police department. The $567,273 project included new …

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Thoughts on Marketing Raleigh Police and Raleigh Fire

These musings were originally part of postings to Legeros Fire Line on Facebook this week. Marketing, Baby! The Raleigh Police Department again displayed a display at the State Fair this year, at the Kerr Scott Building. And with a double-wide booth, no less! We meaning me have long wanted to see Raleigh Fire in the same space. …

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