04/20/07 88 W, 1 I - + 18 - 8 Airport EMS

Where has Six Forks EMS been hiding their airport unit all this time? Inside a warehouse at 6901 Mt. Herman Road. The 10,816 square-foot structure was built in 1972 and obtained by RDU in 1990. It's served Six Forks since October 2005 and presently houses a 12-hour unit. Two boats and a light trailer are also parked inside. We're told there's talk of a nearby Lumley Road lot being donated for a permanent EMS facility. The land would be free, but a building would have to be built. Click to enlarge:

Isn’t there a unit at the airport during the night?
Wakefirefighter - 04/21/07 - 16:40

From http://www.sixforksrescue.com/sf-about.h..

“We operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year utilizing four ambulances during peak hours and two ambulances during off-peak hours.”

Presumably those two “night ambulances” are at Station 1 and Station 2, and not at the airport.
Legeros - 04/21/07 - 16:42

Need an ambulance at night? Mapquest times to RDU from…

Six Forks EMS Station 1 – 12.3 miles
Six Forks EMS Station 2 – 12.5 miles
Wake EMS Station 4 – 9.7 miles
Cary EMS – 12.7 miles
Bethesda Fire/EMS Station 1 – 8.0 miles
Parkwood Fire/EMS Station 1 – 9.6 miles
Parkwood Fire/EMS Station 3 – 5.4 miles (they have an ambulance at #3, right?)
Legeros - 04/21/07 - 16:49

At night, Cary EMS responds to the airport/Brier Creek area from Morrisville.
CJS (Email) - 04/21/07 - 17:42

Also, about the airport situation… the ambulance that Cary staffs in Morrisville is at Morrisville Station 2 (I’m not sure — that’s not my area of concern usually), but that station is not far from RDU, I-40, I-540, and Aviation Parkway… I’m sure that it’s closer to the call sometimes than 1273 because of traffic…

But nothing beat the response from the old EMS 6 into the Airport grounds…
CJS (Email) - 04/21/07 - 19:13

From Mapquest, more distances to RDU...

Morrisville Station 1 – 5.1 miles
Morrisville Station 2 – 4.3 miles
Six Forks EMS Station 3 – 3.1 miles
Old EMS Station 6 – 2.0 miles (estimated)
Original EMS Station 6 – 1.5 miles (estimated)
Legeros - 04/21/07 - 22:33

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