05/20/07 1003 W - + 19 - 11 Raleigh Fire Department History Quiz


Take the quiz! This was created for yesterday's event. You can also download a PDF-version version as desired. Answers at the bottom:

1. What fire company operated Raleigh's first steam fire engine, beginning in 1870?

a. Rescue
b. Victor
c. Capital
d. L. A. Mahler

2. What fire company operated Raleigh's first chemical fire engines, beginning in 1879?

a. Phoenix
b. Independent
c. Bucket & Ladder
d. Eureka

3. Where was Station 1 first located?

a. Fayetteville Street
c. South Salisbury Street
b. West Morgan Street
d. South Dawson Street

4. What year did the Raleigh Fire Department become fully-paid?

a. 1892
b. 1902
c. 1912
d. 1922

5. Who was Raleigh's first full-time Fire Chief?

a. Walter Woollcott
c. Sherwood Brockwell
b. Lonnie Lumsden
d. Charles Farmer

6. Raleigh's first motorized fire engines were made by

a. Ahrens-Fox
b. American LaFrance
c. Mack
d. Seagrave

7. Raleigh's first aerial ladder was delivered in

a. 1913
b. 1916
c. 1922
d. 1926

8. Station 4 was first located on

a. Jefferson Street
c. Old Wake Forest Road
b. Glenwood Avenue
d. Northway Court

9. During World War II, a used American LaFrance pumper was purchased from what city?

a. Durham
b. Farmville
c. Tarboro
d. Wilmington

10. Station 6 was first housed in a rented building that faced

a. Fairview Road
b. Oberlin Road
c. Park Drive
d. St. Mary's Street


11. The ladies auxiliary was organized in

a. 1949
b. 1951
c. 1953
d. 1955

12. The alarm house behind Station 1 on South Dawson Street has how many stories?

a. 1
b. 1-1/2
c. 2
d. 2-1/2

13. Raleigh's first new apparatus delivered after World War II was a

a. FWD pumper
c. Pirsch pumper
b. American LaFrance aerial ladder
d. Pierce aerial ladder

14. The first drill tower in South Raleigh was built in

a. 1944
b. 1954
c. 1964
d. 1974

15. The second engine at Station 1 was previously numbered

a. Engine 9
b. Engine 10
c. Engine 15
d. All of the above

16. Raleigh's first rescue squad operated a

a. Panel van
b. Box truck
c. Station wagon
d. Hearse

17. The old squad or auxiliary truck responded to all but ONE of these types of calls in the 1940s and 1950

a. grass fires
c. car fires
b. First Responder calls
d. structure fires in the county

18. The Fire Prevention division was created in

a. 1941
b. 1949
c. 1951
d. 1959

19. Who was hospitalized after the Pullen Hall fire on February 22, 1965?

a. C. A. Lloyd and F. T. Pipkin
b. H. S. Stephenson and R. R. High
c. V. J. Smith, J. T. White, and A. R. Woodlief

20. Which is the correct sequence of chiefs?

a. Lloyd, Keeter, Puryear, Keith
b. Keeter, Lloyd, Puryear, Keith
c. Keeter, Lloyd, Keith, Puryear

21. Raleigh operated two tankers made by

a. Chevy
b. Ford
c. GMC
d. Mack

22. The union was chartered three times. Which year doesn't belong?

a. 1938
b. 1951
c. 1969
d. 1986

23. The first female firefighters were hired in what year and how many were hired?

a. Eleven women hired in 1976
c. Eight women hired in 1978
b. Eight women hired in 1976
d. Ten women hired in 1978

24. The last alarm transmitted from a fire box was received in

a. 1970
b. 1973
c. 1980
d. 1981

25. The 1977 Mack/Baker aerial platform cost

a. $65,000 b. $95,000
c. $175,000
d. $225,000

26. The building housing Station 23 was originally operated by

a. Six Forks Fire Department
b. Durham Highway Fire Department
c. Bay Leaf Fire Department
d. Northern Wake Rescue Squad

27. The last service ladder company was retired in

a. 1979
b. 1982
c. 1987
d. 1989

28. Station 26 has a unique feature; it also contains a

a. Emergency Communications Center training facility
c. Maintenance shop
b. Career development center
d. Barbecue pit

29. When were the first and last Mack CF pumpers delivered?

a. 1973 and 1975
c. 1973 and 1982
b. 1971 and 1981
d. 1970 and 1982

30. How many Mack CF pumpers were delivered?

a. 11
b. 13
c. 15
d. 21

31. Fire department personnel built the following except

a. The smokehouse at the training center
c. The field command unit
b. The chief's quarters at Station 8
d. The new training tower

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Answers

1. What fire company operated Raleigh's first steam fire engine, beginning in 1870?
a. Rescue

2. What fire company operated Raleigh's first chemical fire engines, beginning in 1879?
a. Phoenix

3. Where was Station 1 first located?
b. West Morgan Street

4. What year did the Raleigh Fire Department become fully-paid?
c. 1912

5. Who was Raleigh's first full-time Fire Chief?
c. Sherwood Brockwell

6. Raleigh's first motorized fire engines were made by
b. American LaFrance

7. Raleigh's first aerial ladder was delivered in
b. 1916

8. Station 4 was first located on
a. Jefferson Street

9. During World War II, a used American LaFrance pumper was purchased from what city?
b. Farmville

10. Station 6 was first housed in a rented building that faced
a. Fairview Road

11. The ladies auxiliary was organized in
b. 1951

12. The alarm house behind Station 1 on South Dawson Street has how many stories?
c. 2

13. Raleigh's first new apparatus delivered after World War II was a:
a. FWD pumper

14. The first drill tower in South Raleigh was built in
b. 1954

15. The second engine at Station 1 was previously numbered
d. All of the above

16. Raleigh's first rescue squad operated a
a. Panel van

17. The old squad or auxiliary truck responded to all but ONE of these types of calls in the 1940s and 1950
b. First Responder calls

18. The Fire Prevention division was created in
b. 1949

19. Who was hospitalized after the Pullen Hall fire on February 22, 1965?
a. C. A. Lloyd and F. T. Pipkin

20. Which is the correct sequence of chiefs?
a. Lloyd, Keeter, Puryear, Keith

21. Raleigh operated two tankers made by
c. GMC

22. The union was chartered three times. Which year doesn't belong?
b. 1951

23. The first female firefighters were hired in what year and how many were hired?
c. Eight women hired in 1978

24. The last alarm transmitted from a fire box was received in
b. 1973

25. The 1977 Mack/Baker aerial platform cost
c. $175,000

26. The building housing Station 23 was originally operated by
b. Durham Highway Fire Department

27. The last service ladder company was retired in
d. 1989

28. Station 26 has a unique feature; it also contains a
a. Emergency Communications Center training facility

29. When were the first and last Mack CF pumpers delivered?
d. 1970 and 1982

30. How many Mack CF pumpers were delivered?
c. 15

31. Fire department personnel built the following except
d. The new training tower





  
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