Major Fires of 2023

Looking back at last year, these were the major fires plus a couple other notable incidents. 1/21/2023 1100 Logger Court Offices 2 alarms Dispatched 10:02 p.m. Controlled 10:43 p.m.  Blog post | Legeros photos 2/4/2023 4707 Walden Pond Drive Townhomes 2 alarms Dispatched 11:51 p.m. Controlled ~12:27 a.m. Blog post | Legeros photos 2/5/2023 9401 …

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Raleigh Run Numbers – 2023

Here are the Raleigh run numbers for 2023. Historical numbers in this PDF document. Overall 54,746 – Total Incidents 73,166 – Total Per Unit Runs Unit Runs Engine 01 – 2,219 Engine 02 – 2,709 Engine 03 – 3,069 Engine 04 – 1,577 Engine 05 – 1,514 Engine 06 – 1,421 Squad 07 – 3,159 …

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Comparing Charlotte’s SouthPark and Raleigh’s Metropolitan Fires

Let’s comparing and contrasting Charlotte’s SouthPark fire (May 2023) and Raleigh’s Metropolitan fire (March 2017). See our prior posting about the Charlotte fire.      Charlotte SouthPark Fire May 18, 2023 7740 Liberty Row Drive Five alarms Raleigh Metropolitan Fire March 16, 2017 400 W. North Street Five alarms Building Apartments under construction Seven stories, …

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Raleigh Fire Department History – Charts and Data

Updated on February 24, 2023, with additional charts showing fire station growth. Updated on January 11, 2023, with additional charts: extra-alarm fires and recruit graduating class sizes.  Random data play about the Raleigh Fire Department. These charts originally appeared as postings on Legeros Fire Line on Facebook. They were created using Excel. Growth Trends – Number …

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Charlotte Airport Fire History

Let’s build a history of airport fire protection in Charlotte.  Update, February 24, 2023. Migrated to PDF format.  See this document: https://legeros.com/history/charlotte/charlotte-airport-fire-history.pdf  See also this fleet roster: https://legeros.com/history/fleets/charlotte-airport.pdf See also this infographic on early NCANG ARFF rigs: https://legeros.com/history/charts/content/ncang-crash-trucks.pdf 

Aerialscopes of North Carolina

Flash montage. Aerialscopes of North Carolina.  Details below. Avery County 1976 Mack CF/Baker – 0/0/75′ – Ex-???? – Lee Wilson photo Boone 1987 Mack/Baker – 0/0/85′ – Ex-demo unit? – Lee Wilson photo Civietown (Brunswick) 1971 Mack/Baker + 1991 H&W refurb – 0/0/75′ – Ex-King County, WA – Micah Bodford photo Cleveland (Rowan) 1978 Mack/Banker, …

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