|3510 Harden Road||
Opened July 7, 2021
18,100 square feet, one story
History: Station 14 opened at 9:42 a.m. on October 9, 1974 at 4220 Lake Boone Trail. The architect was McGee, Scovil, and Rairden and the builder was Ray Sparrow Construction.
Engine 14 was placed in service with a 1951 American LaFrance pumper. Tanker 14 was placed in service the same day with a 1960 GMC tanker, and operated until 1986. The $197,000 station was dedicated on June 22, 1975, the second of three fire station dedications that day. Rescue 14 was first placed in service on July 24, 1978 with a 1974 Chevrolet/Murphy ambulance. It operated until 1982, and was returned to service on July 17, 2001. Rescue 14 was renamed Rescue 3 on July 7, 2009. Station 14 also housed a Battalion Chief from 1988 to 2001.
In the early 2000s, Rex Healthcare presented an offer to the City of Raleigh for a land swap with the Station 14 site. They offered a parcel of land on Macon Pond Road, as well as complete fire station building that would be turned over to the site upon completion. In January 2001, City Council approved moving forward with their forward. The project stalled due to concerns and requests from city staff. The offer was subsequently withdrawn.
In the 2010s, planning started for a new Station 14 in a nearby location. A number of sites were considered--and offers made to property owners--before the current site was procured, as four parcels on the northwest corner of Harden Road and Nancy Ann Road. They included the property of the heirs of Doyle Family, purchased by the city on October 24, 2014. The sites included four residential structures, which were vacated and later demolished.
Public meetings were held in 2016, to present the project plans. The architect was Stewart-Cooper-Newell. The site was cleared in late 2017, and the construction bid awarded in January 2018. The builder was Pro Construction. Site work started in July 2018, and concluded around June 2019. Structural construction started in July/August 2019.
New Station 14 at 3510 Harden Road opened on July 7, 2021. The $9.5M facility measured 18,100 square-feet and was the new home for Squad 14, Ladder 14 from Station 17, and Battalion 3 from Station 8. It also housed Mini 14 and three trailers, for boat, ATV, and technical rescue. The facility also included quarters for a division chief, which were repurposed for a new shift Safety Officer position.
Last updated: July 8, 2021.
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