One Truck, Two Trucks, Yellow Trucks & More – Solving a Mystery at the Airport

June 29, 2021 And, finally, here are new old photos showing both CB3000 crash trucks at the CFR station at the same time. Proof positive of what’s explained below. Sid Meier photos, scanned from film prints. Sid Meier photos May 11, 2016 Let’s solve a mystery. Did the airport fire department have one or two …

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Relocating Fire Station 22 – June Updates

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 6/12/21 – June Update 5/29/21 – Walls Going Up 5/7/21 – Building construction started 2/22/21 – Site clearing started 12/23/20 – Construction bid awarded   …

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Wilmington Fire Department Historical Timeline

Wilmington Fire Department milestones. Research notes, based on this Facebook posting. 1745 – First tax for fire equipment. 1754 – First fire engine purchased. 1759 – First designated fireman. 1791 – First fire company incorporated. 1806 – Fire wardens appointed. 1810 – First major fire. 1841 – Fire department reorganized, with Fire Chief and Assistant …

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Relocating Fire Station 3 – Design Contract Awarded

This is an ongoing blog posting about the project to relocate Raleigh Fire Station 3. Contents  5/26/21 – Design Contract Awarded 11/5/17 – Property Purchased May 26, 2021 – Design Contract Awarded Included in the Consent Agenda for the May 18, 2021, meeting of City Council was authorization of a contract with Huffman Architects, PA, …

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Then and Now – Old Station 1, Durham

Friday night history. Then and now photo of old Durham Station 1. Top is Legeros photo from today, bottom is circa 1928. The two-story engine house at 212 N. Mangum Street opened in 1925, and included two front and one side apparatus bay. It was erected on the site of an earlier 1891 fire station, …

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Raleigh Railroad Turntables

Random Raleigh history. Locations of the four railroad turntables of yore, from a July 31, 2020, posting of mine on Facebook. They’re also mapped on Google Maps.  1 – Norfolk-Southern USDA aerial photo, 1959 2 – Boylan Heights USDA aerial photo, 1959 3 – West Johnson Street #1 – Seaboard Airline – Still operating USDA …

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End of an Era for Cary EMS

End of an era. Cary Area EMS ceased responding to 911 calls in Wake County yesterday, April 1, 2021, wrapping 17,758 days of service after answering their first call on August 18, 1972. (But stay tuned, as they’re planning to retool as a new educational non-profit.) The “community rescue squad” was formed in September 1971, …

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