Facts and Figures about North Carolina Fallen Firefighters

This is a blog version of an earlier Facebook posting. Random data play. Facts and figures about the 333 names on the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Memorial, from research by Legeros. Contents – Career vs. Volunteer vs. Part-Time – Causes – Counties with Highest Counts – Departments with Highest Counts – Counts of Additions by …

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Early Hand Engine Deliveries in North Carolina

This is a blog version of an earlier Facebook posting. Research alert. New findings about 1840s and 1850s hand engines in Edenton, Greenville, Greensboro (posted earlier), and Raleigh. The clippings (3 of 4) are from “Baltimore Builders of Fire Apparatus, 1823-1964” by the Fire Museum of Maryland, second edition, researched and written by Stephen Heaver, …

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How Many Battalion Chiefs Have Served Raleigh

This is a blog version of an earlier Facebook posting. Random Raleigh history. How many battalion chiefs have served the department, since the position was created (as District Chief) in 1971? By my count, the total is 92. < And expands to 93 this month, with the promotion of D. M. Ali.  1 – H. …

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Durations Between Raleigh Fire Station Closures

This is a blog version of an earlier Facebook posting. Random Raleigh history. What are the shortest and longest durations of station closures, between the time that an active engine house was closed and its permanent replacement (either same site or new site) was opened? Believe there are just six such instances, Stations 1, 2, …

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Raleigh Fire Department History – Charts and Data

Recent random data play about the Raleigh Fire Department and its history. Each of these charts originally appeared as postings on Legeros Fire Line on Facebook. Counts of Companies Counts over time of Raleigh’s aerial ladder and service ladder companies[1], plus battalion chiefs and rescue companies[2]. [1] Counts of staffed companies, versus frontline + reserve …

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Wake New Hope Community Meeting – May 9, 2022

This is a version of an earlier Facebook posting. View photos by Legeros Scenes from a community meeting at New Hope Baptist Church on Monday night, May 9, 2022, to inform and answer questions about a new city-county partnership. On July 1, 2022, the city of Raleigh will begin covering the response district of Wake …

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Raleigh Run Numbers – 2021

Belated blog posting of prior Facebook posting\g. Run numbers for Raleigh FD in 2021, unit runs and total calls [incidents]. See prior years, from 1993 forward, in this PDF document. 47,943 – Total Calls 70,684 – Total Runs Unit Runs E1 – 1,728 E2 – 2,162 E3 – 2,508 E4 – 1,385 E5 – 1,358 …

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