Raleigh Fire Department History – Charts and Data

Updated on June 5, 2024, with added chart comparing historical data on operations expansion. Updated on April 21, 2024, with added chart showing recruit class length. 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 …

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Oldest Rescue Squads in North Carolina + Master List

Posting updated May 30, 2024, with banner graphic added. Database is also periodically updated with corrections.  Research notes on the oldest rescue squads in North Carolina. Originally compiled in September 2022 in this Facebook posting. Source data in this Google spreadsheet copied from Excel master file. Name County Status Start Stop Winston-Salem Rescue Squad, Inc. …

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North Carolina Firefighter Fatalities During Interior Operations

On March 29, 2024, Lexington Fire Department Captain Ronnie B. Metcalf, 54, died after being injured during an interior fire attack at a house fire on March 26. What’s the historical perspective of other firefighters in North Carolina, who were killed during or from injuries sustained during interior operations? That list includes the following: Theodore …

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North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Ceremony – May 11, 2024

On Saturday, May 11, 2023, the following names will be added to the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the annual ceremony in downtown Raleigh. See below for narratives and notes, about each member and how they died.   Ricky Dale Allen – Conover – 2023 Minton Beach, III – Oak City – 2023 Dewayne Fender …

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Morrisville Moving Away From Quints

Morrisville is moving away from quints. Watch this presentation by Fire Chief Nathan Lozinksy to town council, about MFD evaluating changing from their current “quint concept” (adopted in 2010) to a traditional engine/ladder deployment. Or view his slides (PDF). As he explains, the concept worked better when it was implemented. But today, the department has …

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Dare County Fire Departments – Past and Present

Research notes on the histories of fire departments and fire stations in Dare County, North Carolina. Last updated March 31, 2024.  Former fire stations. Left to right, top to bottom: Manteo, Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores (demolished), Southern Shores (demolished), Avon, Buxton, Salvo (Demolished).  Fire Department Histories See these research notes (PDF) …

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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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