08/07/09 137 W - + 8 - 10 History Help Still Wanted

Here are some increasingly last-minute questions and requests for readers. Any help is appreciated. Mail Mike at this address. We're two weeks away from painting the big picture of North Carolina firefighting.


#1 - Dates for specialized technical rescue in the big departments? 

  - Raleigh, 1993
  - Others?

  - Greensboro, 1989
  - Raleigh, 1995

Technical Rescue General
  - Durham, 1996

#2 - Explorer Posts

Raleigh's started in 1985. What others originated in that time period, or even earlier?

Photo Requests

Hurst tools, in the 1970s
Dump tanks/water shuttles in the 1970s
Fire department rescue squads in the 1960s
Fire department ambulance or EMS units in the early 1970s
Rural fire departments in the 1940s, North Asheboro, Guilford College, Seagate, Pleasant Garden, Pincoca, Sedge Garden, etc.

Thanks for any help.

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