04/25/07 195 W, 1 I - + 12 - 17 Station 7

Cary's new station is a stunner. The 17,200 square-foot facility cost $4.5 million, which included around $1 million (!) of additional sewer and water work for that particular location. Three very deep bays housing Engine 7 and Truck 7. Morrisville Engine 3 moves into the facility at the end of the month. Bedrooms for three companies. Two offices, one that opens into the watch room. Watch room has a sliding glass window facing the front lobby. Exercise room and classroom, the latter the first in-station classroom for Cary. The recruit academy is using same. They graduate in October. Day room with giant chairs that opens into a kitchen/dining room. Back patio with a grill, picnic table, and a pair of all-weather ceiling fans. Decon room and tool room off the apparatus floor. Half-story between the building sections for storage. Two doors open above the apparatus bay. On the other side of the bay is a platform with rope pulleys. Though designed for ropes training, the ceiling fixtures probably prohibit its use. Outside is a patch of bricks for future replacement with those inscribed with retiree names. Very cool. Wrap-around driveway with secondary lower lot.

What’s to become of the MFD station? We’re told the facility is the property of the Morrisville Rural Fire Department corporation (and not the town) and they’re hoping to keep the property available for public safety use. Such as, say, Cary EMS.
Legeros - 04/25/07 - 18:05

Maybe a Cary PD substation as well? Anyone know where one is out that way?
Silver - 04/25/07 - 19:27

Beautiful house….glad to say that part of my tax dollars paid for it. You guys deserve it…..just remember these nice comments in case you get punched out to 427 Waterford Lake Dr.!!! Hahahaha…...
Silver - 04/25/07 - 19:34

Awesome Station! What kind of call volume is this station expected to run?
Rides A Truck - 04/26/07 - 12:41

Mike, any idea when, if ever, Raleigh and Cary opened fire stations within this close of a time period?
[CFP 7021] (Email) - 04/27/07 - 11:03

Awesome station brothers, yall should be very proud!!!!!!!! I am jealous of the kitchen tables, wish we had some at our Lucky 7. We might just have to remove the signs off the Engine and put on our table!!!!!!!!!
Later from RFD lucky 7 Engine and Rescue!
Jason Lane - 04/27/07 - 22:32

Jason, a couple firefighters from CFD made those tables. I can get the info for you if you want it shoot me an email.
CFP 7021 (Email) - 04/28/07 - 06:33

If you can provide opening dates for Stations 3 through 6, I can check. I only have years for those.
Legeros - 05/01/07 - 19:12

Here’s the press release for the opening:

CARY, NC – As part of its ongoing commitment to providing high quality service and quick responses to emergencies, the Town of Cary officially opened its newest, state-of-the art facility – Fire Station #7, 6900 Carpenter Fire Station Road, in a hose uncoupling ceremony today at the new station. Cary Mayor Ernie McAlister and Council member Jennifer Robinson joined Cary Fire Chief Allan Cain and Morrisville Fire Chief Todd Wright in unhooking the hose to officially open the $4.1 million, 17,021-square-foot building that sits on nearly three acres and features offices, a training room, sleeping quarters, and three bays for housing fire apparatus.

In a unique twist highlighting the benefits of intergovernmental cooperation, the one-story brick station will house two companies from the Cary Fire Department and one from the Morrisville Fire Department. The towns entered into an agreement to co-locate in the facility because of the close proximity of the municipalities’ service areas, and the Morrisville FD had outgrown their facility, which is close to the new fire station. The Cary Fire Department will provide fire protection to the Town of Cary, and the Morrisville Fire Department will continue to service their community and unincorporated areas of Wake County. During each of the three shifts, the station will house nine Cary firefighters and 3-4 Morrisville firefighters.

“This new facility is a testament of our continued commitment to finding innovative ways to meet the needs of our citizens,” said Cary Mayor Ernie McAlister.“As this project demonstrates, we are dedicated to working together to create the best outcome not only for the people in Cary but also in our neighboring communities.”

“We’re pleased to bring this facility on-line and to be able to continue providing high quality service to our citizens in this part Cary,” said Cary’s Fire Chief Allan Cain. “We look forward to sharing the new facility with the Morrisville Fire Department so that we may better protect the lives and property of people in our communities.”

“We see this as a win-win for the citizens of the Town of Morrisville, Town of Cary and Wake County, “ according to Morrisville’s Fire Chief Todd Wright. “The intergovernmental agreement exemplifies the commitment both towns have to provide the best level of service for the citizens of this area.”

On July 28, 2005, the Cary Town Council awarded the Fire Station construction project to Centurion Construction of Raleigh, and construction began on the station the following month. The project was funded through the Town’s Capital Improvement Budget.

Originally established in 1922 to save lives and property, the Town of Cary Fire Department has evolved from a small volunteer organization providing for the needs of the community into a 209-member multi-faceted and dynamic organization. The Town’s seven stations house a total of seven engines in service, three aerial trucks, two service ladder trucks and two special response units. The Cary Fire Department has been internationally accredited since 1999.

For more about Fire Station #7, visit http://www.townofcary.org/depts/dsdept/e...
Legeros - 05/01/07 - 21:40

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