Random historical artifact, by way of the New Hanover County Library’s North Carolina Room.
Technical report on the county (and city) fire protection. Includes a four-page response from the volunteer fire departments, clarifying and refuting some points.
Includes some nifty details of the time, including a Wilmington FD org chart, and a list of all volunter FD apparatus and specs. (Though from a 1969 report, a footnote notes. Thus some equipment may have been upgraded by the time of this report.)
There were 36 of these reports that were created by the Wilmington-New Hanover Charter Commission. Search the library catalog for the full listing of reports.
View the document (PDF).