Relocating Fire Station 12 – Dedication on January 16

January 18, 2019Photos posted of the dedication ceremony: January 13, 2019The City of Raleigh is dedicating new Fire Station 12 on Wednesday, January 16, at 1:00 p.m. It’s located at 4306 Poole Road, about a mile east of old Station 12. It’s also the largest of the city’s twenty-nine fire stations, with over 18,000 square …

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What’s Happening with the Rebuilding of Raleigh Fire Station 6?

This is an ongoing blog posting about the rebuilding of Fire Station 6. Contents 1/1/19 – Construction Underway, Project Timeline 6/30/18 – Delays Nearly Done 12/28/17 – Site Preparation 08/12/17 – Now Gone 08/02/17 – Demolition started 07/17/17 – Demolition starting soon 05/30/17 – Now closed 05/27/17 – Moving day is nigh! 04/20/17 – Construction bid …

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Renovations to Station 11 – Rendering Added

December 7Rendering AddedThe city has posted a rendering of the renovated station, along with a project page.  Here’s the rendering side-by-side with the current incarnation, via Google Street view. The new bays will be taller, and include a mezzanine. The site will be brighter, as well, with one of the trees replaced with a path …

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Fairview Station Closure – Update, November 30

Note: This page is a placeholder for current and future updates about the proposed concept of closing Fairview Fire Station 2. November 30, 2018 Legislation Proposed for Fire District Local legislation has been introduced to the North Carolina General Assembly, to remove the Fairview (Ten Ten) Fire District from the governance and jurisdiction of Wake …

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Looking Closely at the Capital Hose Company, Circa 1902

Alert! Alert!  New old photo found! The North Carolina State Archives recently added this image to their collection. It was cataloged in 2014 and one of a handful of surviving turn-of-the-century images of the Raleigh Fire Department. Call number N. 2014.9.1. It shows the Capital Hose Company competition reel team, circa 1902. They won the …

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Raleigh Company and Unit Moves, Effective October 27

Be advised. Effective today, October 27, the following city fire companies and units were moved: Ladder 2 from Sta 11 to Sta 15,  riding the city’s fourth tiller, in service today Ladder 9 from Sta 29 to Sta 23  Battalion 4 from Sta 23 to Sta 18 Haz-Mat 2 from Sta 27 to Sta 29 …

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Relocating Cary Station 9 – Groundbreaking Ceremony

See photos of project. October 25, 2018 The Town of Cary on Tuesday held a groundbreaking ceremony for the relocation of Fire Station 9.The 2.53 acre site is located at 1427 Walnut Street, and will replace a smallerfacility built in 1974. Station 9 currently occupies old Station 2, which relocated in 2015 to a new …

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Relocating Fire Station 22

October 22, 2018 Project updates: Temporary quartersalmost ready for Engine 22, at the E. M. Johnson Water Plant on Falls of Neuse Road. Modular building has been installed for living quarters. Metal building is being erected to house apparatus. Ladder 5 and Haz-Mat 5 to be relocated to Station 25, 2740 Wakefield Crossing Drive. Both …

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Rolesville Planning Future Fire Stations

Rolesville Rural Fire Department celebrated their 60th anniversary today, with a reception and open house. (Pictures coming!) Displayed was this Davis/Kane drawing and site design of a fire station concept. Click to enlarge: Recall from this 2016 blog post that the department has been planning for three future fire stations. This design can be used for …

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New Hanover County Fire History – Research Notes

Wrapped another squirrel chase! This one started as a question: what’s the origin story of New Hanover’s county fire department? How did a system of community (or “rural”) volunteer fire departments (Castle Hayne, Myrtle Grove, North Wilmington, etc.) evolve into a career, county-run department? It’s story told in two parts. First, in 1950, with the …

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