Station 12

807 Bus Way

Opened August 13, 2018

Faces north

17,616 square feet, one story
Architect: Stewart-Cooper-Newell / Builder: Pro Construction

History: The original Station 12 opened at 9:30 a.m. on October 9, 1974 at 3409 Poole Road and originally served the Worthdale and Apollo Heights areas. The architect was McGee, Scovil, and Rairden. The builder was Ray Sparrow Construction. The 4,189 square-foot, one-story building faced south. View the original plaque.

Engine 12 was placed in service with a 1951 American LaFrance pumper. The $197,000 station was dedicated on June 22, 1975, along with Stations 14 and 15. The dedication ceremony included a presentation of colors by Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, a welcome by Mayor Clarence E. Lightner, and remarks by Fire Chief Rufus Keith Captain Talmadge House, Fire Marshal John Holmes, and former Fire Chief and Mayor Pro Tem Jack Keeter. Station 12 housed a rescue company from 1978 to 1982, a service ladder company from 1982 to 1988, and a foam unit from 1988 to 2004. It has housed a Battalion Chief since 2001.

On August 13, 2018, a new Station 12 opened approximately a mile west at 803 Bus Way. Engine 12 and Battalion 2 relocated, along with Ladder 8 from Station 26, and Car 20 from Station. The long-planned project included the following milestones:

2008, Dec 2 City Council approved purchasing land.
2008, Dec 19 Lots purchased at 4306 Poole Road, 803 Office Way, and 807 Office Way. Parcels are later combined for current address of 807 Bus Way
2012, Dec 4 City Council approved designer for Station 12, Station 14, and site evaluations for other fire stations. The architect is Stewart-Cooper-Newell.
2012, July 1 Approved CIP budget includes $75,000 for preliminary design work
2013, Feb 5 City Council approved design plan, for contract not to exceed $450,000 for Station 12.
2013, Jul 1 Approved CIP budget includes $1.5M for project.
2014, Jul 1 Approved CIP budget includes $3.7M for project.
2016, Jun 16 City Council awarded construction bid, $5.2M. The builder is Pro Construction, and the bid amount is $5,272,500.

Last update: August 14, 2018

Mike Legeros photographs

Lee Wilson photograph

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Courtesy Raleigh Public Affairs

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