Relocating Fire Station 22 – February Update

This is an ongoing blog posting about the relocating of Fire Station 22.  See Legeros updates below. See also ongoing Legeros photos. And here’s the official project site from the city. Contents 2/22/20 – Site clearing started 12/23/20 – Construction bid awarded   9/16/20 – Construction bids started  6/25/19 – June Update 4/23/19 – Revised Design Drawings …

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Raleigh Rescue Early History

Notes on the early history of the Raleigh Emergency Rescue Squad. This is a placeholder posting which will be updated and expanded over time. Related: How Often Did Raleigh Rescue Transport Patients? Pre-History 1947 First proposal for a Raleigh rescue squad. Former Fire Chief W. R. Butts, Captain Jack Keeter, and others “came to the …

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Rebuilding Raleigh Fire Station 6 – December Update

  This is an ongoing blog posting about the rebuilding of Fire Station 6.  See Legeros updates below. See also ongoing Legeros photos. And here’s the official project site from the city. Contents 12/31/20 – Opening Soon 5/10/20 – Projected Completion 9/27/19 – Ready for a Roof! 7/25/19 – Then & Now 6/25/19 – June Update 1/1/19 – …

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Cary Fire History Book

Here’s a new addition to our digital history library. PDF version of new Cary Fire Department history book. BIG file, be prepared. About 49MB. Created this fall as a limited-edition hardcover, 140 pages. No additional copies are available, alas. View or download at https://legeros.com/history/library/departments. Authored by Brian Oliver, with production and history help by Legeros. …

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On the Subject of Searching Newspapers

This posting was first posted on Facebook in October 2019. Let’s log some thoughts about the searching of newspaper archives, for the collective benefit of current and future researchers. Today we’re searching the Asheville Citizen Times archives, via newspapers.com, via their seven-day free trial. Which may get extended to a full, paid month, depending upon …

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Jacksonville Firehouses Past ‘n’ Present

Research notes on Jacksonville (NC) firehouses, past and present. Station – Mill Avenue at College Street – One-story structure – 1927 to 194_ Station – Court Street at corner of Old Bridge Street – Temporary quarters in building with other occupancies – 194_ to 194_ Station 1 – 119 Chaney Street – 194_ to 1956 …

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Northern Wake Tanker Overturns / History of Overturned Apparatus in Wake County

Northern Wake Tanker Overturns On Monday night, October 19, 2020, at about 9:20 p.m., Northern Wake Tanker 38 overturned in 6100 block of Ebenezer Church Road, while responding to a house fire on Dewees Court, about two miles south. Two firefighters were aboard, and were transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The 2013 International/KME, …

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Guliford College Fire Department History

This blog post is based on a Facebook posting from May 2020, the content of which was moved here.  Early years 1941, July – Guilford College community members hold meeting about getting fire protection. They plan to petition the county for funds to buy a fire truck. 1945, Aug – County commissioners approve a fire …

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