Relocating Fire Station 22 – April Update

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. Contents 4/2/22 – April Update 10/20/21 – December Update 6/12/21 – June Update 5/29/21 – Walls Going Up 5/7/21 – Building construction started 2/22/21 – …

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Apex Public Safety Station 6

Here’s another update on future fire stations in Wake County. Design drawings and site plans for Apex Public Safety 6, under construction at 1206 Wimberly Road. Joint fire and police facility, single-story, two bays. And designed to help address some of the pressing issues facing today’s fire service: occupational cancer, behavioral health, and inclusion. Thus …

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Knightdale’s Future Fire Station 4

What’s cooking with new fire stations in Wake County? Here’s an update from Knightdale and a design drawing for future Fire Station 4 at 1325 Hodge Road. The ~12,500 square-foot, single-story, three-bay station sits on a four-acre** parcel on the western side of their response district, south of Knightdale Boulevard and west of Interstate 540. …

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Relocating Fire Station 3 – Call for Artists

This is an ongoing blog posting about the project to relocate Raleigh Fire Station 3. Contents  3/14/22 – Call for Artists 3/14/22 – Official Project Site 5/26/21 – Design Contract Awarded 11/5/17 – Property Purchased March 14, 2022 – Call for Artists On March 4, the city issued a call for artists, to design artwork …

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North Side Fire Rescue Starts

This is a blog version of a Facebook posting. Big news in Johnston County this week. North Side Fire & Rescue started service on Monday, December 4, at 9:00 a.m. The new department was created with a merger of Archers Lodge FD (est. 1958) and Thanksgiving FD (est. 1961). It’s believed to be the first …

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Raleigh Adds Shift Safety Officers

Big day in Raleigh yesterday. Safety Officer 14 was placed in service at 0800 hours on Saturday, July 17, 2021, the first shift-assigned incident safety officers (ISO) for the department.[1] Staffed by three seasoned captains, the unit is based at Station 14, and is automatically dispatched on structure fires, haz-mat calls, and technical rescue calls. …

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Relocating Fire Station 14 – Now in Service

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. Contents 7/8/21 – Now in Service 4/16/21 – Construction Nearly Completion 8/10/19 – Walls Going Up 6/25/19 – Site Work Nearly Finished 3/23/19 – Site Work Finishing …

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Then and Now – Old Station 1, Durham

Friday night history. Then and now photo of old Durham Station 1. Top is Legeros photo from today, bottom is circa 1928. The two-story engine house at 212 N. Mangum Street opened in 1925, and included two front and one side apparatus bay. It was erected on the site of an earlier 1891 fire station, …

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