Oak Island Fire Departments Family Tree – Long Beach, Yaupon Beach, Oak Island, Southport, Fort Caswell

New history chart!  Fire departments of Oak Island in Brunswick County: Fort Caswell Long Beach Yaupon Beach Oak Island Southport This one’s a little less complete than usual. Done entirely through remote research. And includes a few standing question. Will revise as more info is found. View as JPG (1.8M) | View as PDF (1.8M) | See …

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Chapel Hill Fire Station 2 – History of the Original

Chapel Hill’s new Fire Station 2 was dedicated on Saturday. The two-story, 11,246 square-foot engine house was opened in May. See photos. It’s the ten-years-in-the-making result of a public and private partnership between the town, the county, and a private developer.  Built on the site of the original 1959 fire station on Hamilton Road, it …

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Wake County Fire Commission Meeting – July 19, 2018

The Wake County Fire Commission meets on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the Wake County Emergency Services Training Center,  220 S. Rogers Lane, Suite 160. Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. Agenda is below, and includes the “Insurance District Realignment and Station Closure” presentation  about a proposed concept with impacts to Fairview and Garner fire departments. The concept’s …

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Visual History of Raleigh-Durham Airport Fire Department

For your holiday enjoyment, here’s another Legeros History Chart.  Raleigh-Durham International Airport fire department. AKA, RDU CFR. View as JPG | View as PDF  | See more charts Here’s the landing page. And only one typo spotted so far. The 1979 quick-response truck was a Chevy, not a Ford. Will be updated. Here’s the chart in paper form. Sometimes Mr. …

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Durham City/County Fire Merger – DFD Expanded, In Service!

July 1, 2018 Durham Fire Department, Expanded, In Service! Cool things happened at 7:00 a.m. today. The city of Durham Fire Department activated two new stations (Page Road, Seaton Road), and a mess of new units and companies. Some are housed at temporary quarters, as Station 17 on Leesville Road is still a couple weeks …

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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 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 awarded, other updates 03/11/16 – Comparing …

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Durham City/County Fire Merger… Visualized!

On July 1, 2018, Durham County Fire Rescue will consolidate with the Durham Fire Department. County personnel will transfer to the city, along with a number of apparatus and vehicles. And two county fire stations will become city stations.  Below a visual story of the merger. Includes both the pre-history of Bethesda and Parkwood, notes …

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Long Beach, Yaupon Beach, Oak Island, Southport – History Notes

Last updated 7:25 a.m., June 25 This posting is undergoing updates, with clarifications on the coming current changes, and as additional historical perspectives are added. News out of Brunswick County. Yaupon Beach Fire Department is dissolving, and transferring their assets to Southport Fire Department. Members of YBFD are also joining SFD. [ Previously reported as …

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Zebulon Fire Department Facility and Fleet Study

In February 2018, the town of Zebulon received the results of a fire facilities and fleet study (pdf) conducted by Brooks Innovative Solutions, from Greensboro.  It examined the fire department’s current infrastructure, historic and projected call volume and service now, and property and population development past ‘n’ present. And both in the municipal and rural fire …

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Contract for New Chapel Hill Fire House – August 1921

From excerpts of town minutes, as recorded as a nine-page typed document for the fire department.  Aug. 9, 1921 – P.154 Contract for  new Fire House with  J. T.  Squires for  $3,988. 18  X   40  ft. inside. Wall foundation  to  be 21″ thick;  1st story 13″ thick; 2nd  story 8″ thick. 1st floor to  be 4″  …

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