On July 1, 2018, Durham County Fire Rescue will consolidate with the Durham Fire Department. County personnel will transfer to the city, along with a number of apparatus and vehicles. And two county fire stations will become city stations.
Below a visual story of the merger. Includes both the pre-history of Bethesda and Parkwood, notes on DFD history, and what’s happening effective July 1. Such as Durham adding a fourth battalion, a shift commander, and other changes.
See also this blog posting from February for more details. Or this new Durham city/county fire history page of mine, which includes photo tours of all five county fire stations.
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