Fairview Station Closure – Update, November 15

Note: This page is a placeholder for current and future updates about the proposed concept of closing Fairview Fire Station 2. November 15, 2018 Minutes from Fire Commission Meetings See this document for minutes from the Wake County Fire Commission meetings on July 19 and August 16, which included presentations and discussions about the proposal.  August …

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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

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 smaller facility built in 1974. Station 9 currently occupies old Station 2, which relocated in 2015 to a new station on Chatham Street. Engine 9 was …

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Relocating Fire Station 22

October 22, 2018Project updates: Temporary quarters almost 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 companies …

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Relocating Fire Station 12 – Address Change

October 10, 2018Be advised. Effective October 5, the street address for the new fire station has changed. Old address was 807 Bus Way. New address is 4306 Poole Road. Memo to self: Update all things in all places.  August 27, 2018Now Open! The city’s newest fire station was activated on Monday, August 13. Beginning that morning, Engine …

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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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Before and After Floor Plans – Winston-Salem Station 7

The Winston-Salem Fire Department recently re-dedicated their Fire Station 7, after completing a two-year renovation project. Below are some details of the project as well as before and after floor plans. Thanks to the Fire Chief’s office, for sharing.  Located at 100 Arbor Road, the “Buena Vista Fire Station” was opened in 1951. It houses the department’s …

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Drone View of New Station 12

Been open a week. Left to right are exits for Ladder 8, Battalion 2, and Engine 12. Car 20, the shift commander (Division Chief), exits through rear middle.  . Here’s a clip of the doors opening as the drone pulls away. Needs trucks rolling. Next time. Plus, as posted earlier on Twitter and Facebook, here …

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