06/10/15 671 W, 1 I - + 9 - 8 Fire Station 29 - Facts, Figures, Trivia

At 0800 hours on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, the city's newest fire companies were placed in service at the city's newest fire station: Engine 29 and Ladder 9 at Fire Station 29 at 12117 Leesville Road. Plus a mini-pumper, which was been temporarily relocated from nearby Station 23. (For errands as needed during the first week of the station's operation.) See more photos from open day.

Here are some facts, figures, and trivia about the new fire station:

1That's square footage from building plans. County tax records say 11,518 square feet.

When and what was the first call?
brady - 06/11/15 - 00:29

First call for both Engine 29 and Ladder 9 was same day about 7:00 p.m., 8114 Brookgate Terrace, second due on a working fire, apartment building. Believe dryer fire, with sprinkler activation.

Also, a commissioning ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, at 10:00 a.m.
Legeros - 06/11/15 - 07:30

You listed Engine 29 as having a 1000 gallon water tank in this post, but in your apparatus registry it has a 500 gallon tank.
Is the new Ladder going here when it arrives or is it replacing another truck and that truck rotating here?
Steven (Email) (Web Site) - 06/14/15 - 09:58

Thanks for catching that Steve, the correct capacity in 500 gallons.

Believe the current plans have Ladder 9 replaced with the 2015 Pierce Arrow XT tiller that’s currently in production. Due in October. The current apparatus would likely be returned to reserve status.

The tiller will probably be moved again, when either Station 6 or Station 12 are completed in coming years. It’s maneuverability would be useful in the tighter streets in both areas. I’d probably put money on Station 6. And maybe we’ll see Ladder 10 by that time. The city still has a need for more ladder companies.
Legeros - 06/14/15 - 10:09

Latest word on the new tiller as of 3 days ago. New tiller will become L4. Current L4 will become L8 which will move to station #12 upon completion. Current L8 will become L9.
Rescue Ranger - 06/14/15 - 11:18

Fayetteville doesn’t have an Engine 13 ;) Cumberland County Station 13 contracts some of the outlying areas on the west side of the city.
FFD - 06/14/15 - 11:24

With expected timeframes of fall 2015 for Station 12 construction to start (and Station 11 renovations to begin), and fall 2016 for Station 6 construction to start.
Legeros - 06/14/15 - 11:52

I heard Ladder 9 may be moved in with Engine 23 eventually, Ladder 8 going to the new Engine 12 house so they aren’t out there on the “fringe” with 26, and Ladder 10 will be with Engine 6 at the new house. Any word on when new #14 construction starts, or is that still being debated? Also, will 14 be an additional Ladder Company or one moved from another location?
Silver - 06/14/15 - 12:11

Council approved the Harden Road site for the Station 14 project some weeks ago, and thus the project is underway. Believe the next step was working to acquire adjoining parcels, to expand the site size. The station is designed to house a ladder company.
Legeros - 06/14/15 - 12:20

What does all this look like on a map. Here’s a rough sketch, using my station map (http://legeros.com/ralwake/gallery/maps/raleigh-map.jpg) and circles. Envisions as many as thirteen ladders in the city someday.

Legeros - 06/14/15 - 12:36

You can download your own version of my map and drawn your own, with pencil or graphic tools!

Legeros - 06/14/15 - 12:38

Looking at Map D, looks like 19 would be a better place for a ladder than 27. Fun with maps!
Map D - 06/16/15 - 00:17


Just looked through your pictures of 29’s ceremony and I have a couple of questions: are those dorm style bunk rooms? Why didn’t the city build private rooms or at least put up dividers?
Watson - 06/24/15 - 15:12

There are five dormitory rooms at the station. Two separate rooms for individual Captains, one room for two lieutenants, one room for three Senior or First Class firefighters, and one room for “regular” firefighters. The dorm-style rooms are not finished. They will be adding dividers or walls in the coming weeks.
Legeros - 06/24/15 - 20:33

Nice beds! Not shown are the stainless-steel sink/toilet combo in the restroom.
Rescue Ranger - 06/24/15 - 23:45

And the latest update on the new tiller and engine as of this morning. Car 1 said the new house should have the new apparatus and said specifically E29 will get the new pumper and L9 will get the new tiller.
Rescue Ranger - 06/25/15 - 22:35

If you check on Atlantic Emergency Solutions you can find some pics of the Raleigh truck in production
TRN - 06/29/15 - 11:24

What other departments operate at least 2 tillers?
John - 06/30/15 - 11:19

Urban fire departments (Atlanta, DC, Baltimore, Philly, FDNY, San Fran)......and the list goes on. Add Raleigh to that list!
Big Boys - 07/02/15 - 01:21

Jacksonville FL
4 Pierce 100’ heavy duty tillers, 13 total ladder company’s
Brian Ross (Email) - 07/07/15 - 23:26

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