Eastern Wake Fire-Rescue Merges with Town of Knightdale

This posting will be updated as more information is provided about the operations of the newly expanded Knightdale Fire Department. Effective July 1, 2020, Eastern Wake Fire-Rescue Inc. merged with the town of Knightdale and it’s fire department. Here’s some information about the two departments, their compositions, and their histories.  Contents Radio Announcement  Department Snapshots …

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Raleigh Fire Department Opens New Training Annex

On May 11, 2020, the City of Raleigh Fire Department opened a training annex at Fire Station 26 on Barwell Road. They’ve occupied the former emergency communications training center and back-up facility, which was a separate section of the fire station building. Station 26 opened in June 2003. The Raleigh/Wake Emergency Communications Center vacated the …

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Oak Grove Fire Department of Guilford County

This content was first posted on Facebook. See that posting for reader comments. How about some Guilford County fire history? Presenting the Oak Grove Fire Department, that operated from 1944 to 1957. They were organized in 1944, and were the first “rural” FD in the county, pre-dating Guilford College FD (1946). However, OGFD was organized …

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New Greensboro Stations

Note: This content was first posted on Facebook. See that posting for extensive reader comments.  Greensboro is erecting two new fire stations. Above are street-side drawings of new Station 56 (top) and new Station 7 (below). See more plus floor plan and site drawings at https://www.legeros.com/blog/docs/gfd. Station 7 on Gatewood Avenue is getting an $8M …

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Rebuilding Raleigh Fire Station 6 – May 2020 Update

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 5/10/20 – Projected Completion 9/27/19 – Ready for a Roof! 7/25/19 – Then & Now 6/25/19 – June Update 1/1/19 – Construction Underway, Project Timeline 6/30/18 …

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Rolesville Planning Future Fire Stations

April 25, 2020 Project update. Signs have been added to the three future fire station sites. Some land has also been cleared.  Mike Legeros photos October 7, 2018 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 …

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Relocating Cary Station 9 – Ready to Open

See photos of project. March 12, 2020 Ready to Open Long-overdue update. Cary Station 9 is but days away from going into service. Paid a visit on Tuesday and snapped some pictures inside. Have also been taking pictures over the last eighteen months of construction, both ground and drone pictures. See those photos.  Station 9 …

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Knightdale Fire Study, 2018

On Thursday, February 13, 2020, a community meeting was held in eastern Wake County, to present a proposed merger of the Eastern Wake Fire Department with the town of Knightdale and its fire department. During the meeting, a town-commissioned 2018 study of the Knightdale Fire Department was heavily referenced. Here’s that document: www.legeros.com/blog/docs/2018-knightdale-study.pdf The four …

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