Cary + Apex + Morrisville – New Fire System in Service

Change log. May 10. Evening. New map, updated with response districts instead of municipal and ETJ areas as base map. May 10. Morning. Slight edits. Noting that existing Cary P25 radio system being used. Annotating map, noting that shaded areas are municipal and ETJ boundaries. Etc. Introduction On Tuesday, May 7, the fire departments of …

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Relocating Fire Station 22 – Revised Design Drawings

This is an ongoing blog posting about the relocating of Fire Station 22.  See Legeros updates below. See also ongoing Legeros photos. And here’s the official project site from the city. April 23, 2019 Revised Design Drawings Here are revised design drawings of the new station by Davis Kane Architects. Click to enlarge:  In other news, the …

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Relocating Fire Station 14 – March Updates

This is an ongoing blog posting about the relocating of Fire Station 14.  See Legeros updates below. See also ongoing Legeros photos. And here’s the official project site from the city. March 23, 2019Added link above to official project site. What’s happening at the construction site? Site work is finishing. Should see construction starting soon. 

Renovations to Station 11 – March Updates

This is an ongoing blog posting about the renovation of Fire Station 11.  See Legeros updates below. See also ongoing Legeros photos. And here’s the official project site from the city. March 23Construction has started. Building has been gutted, with construction of new rear exterior walls started. Also added link above to the city’s official project …

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Guilford County Fire System, 1966

Introduction Here’s a historical perspective on Guilford County’s fire system in 1966, including dispatch procedures, unit numbering, radio signals, and run cards. Plus a pair of incident details. This was presented at the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association annual meeting that year, held in Carolina Beach on August 1 and 2, and is copied from …

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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.  See Legeros updates below. See also ongoing Legeros photos. And here’s the official project site from the city. 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 …

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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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