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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Rebuilding Raleigh Fire Station 6 – Now Open

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. March 30, 2021 Now Open The City of Raleigh’s newest fire station was placed in service at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 29, 2021. Earlier that morning, …

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Fuquay-Varina Planning Fourth Fire Station

News from southern Wake County. The Town of Fuquay-Varina just closed an RFQ for the design and build of a fourth fire station. From documents on the bid page, the combination fire and EMS facility will be located at 4821 Wade Nash Road, which is a 4.65 acre site located just west of North Broad …

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Jacksonville Firehouses Past ‘n’ Present

Research notes on Jacksonville (NC) firehouses, past and present. Station – Mill Avenue at College Street – One-story structure – 1927 to 194_ Station – Court Street at corner of Old Bridge Street – Temporary quarters in building with other occupancies – 194_ to 194_ Station 1 – 119 Chaney Street – 194_ to 1956 …

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