Ca-Vel Fire Departments of Stanly and Person Counties

This content was originally posted in August 2018 on the original blog site. It’s been moved here and expanded with additional content. September 10, 2020 Here’s a new old photo of the Ca-Vel fire department in Roxboro, from an undated picture posted by Mike Warren to the Facebook group Reminiscing in Roxboro, in this thread. …

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Forsyth County Fire Department History

Let’s start a timeline, shall we? Posting to be updated as we go along… Created  FCFD created in 1951. Effort led by Forsyth County Commissioner Wally Dunham, in response to a growing need for fire protection outside the city limits of Winston-Salem. There were just a handful of volunteer departments operating at the time: Kernersville, …

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Warrenton History Notes

This week the Town of Warrenton (NC) announced on Facebook that the Plummer Hook & Ladder Museum (not yet open to the public) had a new addition, their second piece of antique apparatus: the town’s old 1982 American LaFrance Century pumper, 1250/1000/25F . The engine originally served Austin, TX, and was equipped with a 500-gallon …

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New Numbering for New Hope Fire Department

This week the Wake New Hope Fire Department announced a new numbering of their units on their Facebook page. Here’s their note: “The eastern Wake County fire departments are standardizing their unit numbers, and as a result, we will be renumbering several of our apparatus. With our original station being numbered 28, all of our …

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Eastern Wake Fire-Rescue Merges with Town of Knightdale

This posting will be updated as more information is provided about the operations of the newly expanded Knightdale Fire Department. July 8 Here’s the post-merger list of units and their locations: Engines / Squads E131 – Clifton Street (Sta 1) – 2007 Pierce Contender pumper-tanker, 1250/1000 – Ex-EWFD E132 – Steeple Square (Sta 2) – …

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Raleigh’s Mobile Life Safety System Lab

See more photos at https://legeros.smugmug.com/Fire-Photos/2020/2020-06-rfd-sprinkler-trailer Introduction Let’s take a look inside the Raleigh Fire Department’s new Mobile Life Safety Systems Simulator Lab. It was developed by the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) as a portable teaching tool for firefighters, fire inspectors, and business owners to learn about the inner workings of fire alarm, fire …

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Early Knightdale Tankers

This posting originated on Facebook and the content was moved to the blog on June 24. Let’s see if we can make some sense of Knightdale’s early tankers. Here’s what’s found in the old meeting minutes, plus a couple other sources: First Unknown year, International, 1200 gallons Served 1957 to 1971 — 1956, Aug 02 …

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Vintage Durham City Tanker

Found another old-new photo of a vintage Durham tanker, this one the first “city tanker” on the roster. 1986 GMC Sierra/EEI, 450/1250. Shop #64204. Later served Turbeville, VA. Scanned from film print by Jonathan Umbdenstock, from his archives. Original photographer TBD.  See prior posting about county tanker that also served at Station 1.