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, …

Continue reading ‘Comparing Charlotte’s SouthPark and Raleigh’s Metropolitan Fires’ »

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 …

Continue reading ‘Raleigh Fire Department History – Charts and Data’ »

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:  See also this fleet roster: See also this infographic on early NCANG ARFF rigs: 

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, …

Continue reading ‘Aerialscopes of North Carolina’ »

Snorkels in North Carolina

Last updated February 6, 2023 – Content converted from web page to PDF document. This is a re-posting of a Legeros Blog Archives posting from December 21, 2013, that’s no longer available on the old site, due to technical problems.   Presenting a master list of all articulating platforms, including snorkels, that have served in North …

Continue reading ‘Snorkels in North Carolina’ »