Fire department established as part of newly
established Public Safety Department. Fire Division
Commander is Tim Guffney and also includes three full-time
firefighters certified as Firefighter II and Apparatus
Driver. 20+ volunteer firefighters are supplemented with
Public Safety Police Officers and other Town employees. Placed in service on July 1, 2002 tws
Fire station located at
town Public Works facility, 306 Robertson Street. Apparatus
stored in two separate buildings. Third building, mobile
home, utilized as sleeping quarters.
- 2003 International/Pierce pumper/tanker, 1260/1000. Four-door cab, purchased new.
- 1986 GMC/E-One midi-pumper/rescue unit, 350/_. Two-door cab, purchased from Ravena, Ohio.
- 1973 Ford/Pierce 50' Telesquirt, 1000/500/200.
Rehabbed in 1992-1993. Purchased from City of Greensboro and formerly serving
Guilford College Fire Department. oh
Part II - Additional Notes - 2016
2004 - Apparatus delivery: 1975 Mack CF pumper, 1000/500, former
City of Raleigh. Repainted black over red.
2006 - Public Safety Center opens.
Converted commercial building
hires police, fire, and EMS. Fire units housed include Engine 131,
Engine 132, Engine 133, Truck 138, and Car 130. Also houses Eastern
Wake EMS 72 and 73. The old station remains occupied as a satellite
station, and houses Engine 135 (1973 Ford/Pierce). Upon delivery of
new engine later in year, Engine 131 (2003 International/Pierce)
will move to Station 2. Fire department occupies on Friday before
September 10, 2006.
2006 - Apparatus delivery: 2006 Pierce Contender pumper. Engine
134. (Fall/Winter 2006)
2008 - Apparatus delivery:
2008 Pierce Saber rescue pumper, 1500/750. Engine 132. Replaces 1986
GMC/E-One midi-pumper. Placed in service June 16, 2008.
2009 - Apparatus delivery: 1997 Pierce Quantum rear-mount aerial
ladder, 1500/300/50f/105-foot. Ladder 135. Formerly Ladder 8 in Madison, WI.
Bought from apparatus dealer in Alabama. Replaces 1973 Ford/Pierce
telesquirt. Delivered via flatbed truck
November 7, 2009. Placed
in service November 25, 2009.
2012 - Apparatus delivery: 2002 American LaFrance Eagle
rear-mount aerial ladder, former department in Pennsylvania. Used
for several months while the 1997 Pierce underwent maintenance and
2015 - Fire and police split into separate town departments.
2016 - Fire department web site notes two stations, four engines,
one ladder, and one utility truck, with 52 active members: 10
full-time and 42 limited service/volunteer. Annual call volume is
See Wake County Fire Chiefs
County apparatus register (pdf).
Raleigh Fire Museum photo albums.
- oh Oral history
- tws Town Web Site
Last updated: January 2, 2017.