business section of town "practically wiped out" by fire
on Thursday night. Ten buildings are destroyed. Fire
"is said to have originated in a room over Wright Brothers'
store, used as a meeting hall by the Junior Order, and a defective
flue was no doubt the direct cause" reports the February 10
edition of the Raleigh Times. Flames spread "across the road
to the east and would have wiped out the whole northern part of
the town if the inhabitants had not worked heroically to save it.
Everyone in the place helped with water buckets and wet blankets
and finally succeeded in checking the flames by saving the office
and drug store of Dr. L. B. Young." No residences were
destroyed. None of the properties were insured and the total loss
is estimated at $10,000. (February 6, 1913) rt
1958, established. Incorporated as Rolesville Rural Fire Department, Inc. (June 3,
engine first stored in Rolesville Amoco Station on S. Main Street
across the street from 106 S. Main Street. oh
1958, first fire
1960, H. E. Perry is Fire
Chief. (May 7, 1960)
permanent fire station completed at 106 S. Main Street. wcrer
1965 Chevy tanker
1967 Kaiser brush truck.
fire station completed on 104 E. Young Street.
tract between Jonesville Road and SR 1003 burns for four days. Nine
fire departments and volunteers armed with tractors and bulldozers
battle blaze. An estimated "several hundred
firemen" participate from Rolesville, Wake Forest, Six Forks,
Bay Leaf, Falls, Stony Hill, Bunn, Knightdale, New Hope, and
Hopkins. (April 4, 1982) ww
fire station additions completed.wcrer
1970 GMC tanker
1972 Bean pumper.
1983 KME pumper.
1986 Ford tanker.
1989 ____ tanker.
- 1991 Chevy 30 Step Van
- 1994 Freightliner / E-One pumper-tanker
- 1997 Freightliner / EEI
- 1998 Freightliner / E-One service truck
- 1999 Freightliner / E-One pumper-tanker.
Part II - Additional Notes - 2016
2005 - Apparatus deliveries:
- 2005 Pierce Contender pumper-tanker.
- 2005 International/KME elliptical tanker, 500/2000. Tanker 157.lw
- 2008 Ford F-550/Seagrave brush truck.
- 2009 International/KME elliptical tanker, 500/2000. Tanker 158.
Delivered March 1, 2009.lw
- 2011 Ferrara Inferno HD mid-mount aerial platform,
2000/300/100-foot. Ladder 15. Delivered February 7. Dedicated and
placed in service September 11, 2011.lw
- 2012 Pierce Saber pumper-tanker, 1500/1000. Engine 151. Delivered
around May 1. Placed in service on Monday, May 14, 2012. Former
Engine 151 sold to Soul City FD in Warren County.mjl-blog
See Wake County Fire Chiefs
County apparatus register (pdf).
Raleigh Fire Museum photo albums.
- cfd Cary Fire Department records
- lw Lee Wilson
- rt Raleigh Times
- sos NC Department of the Secretary
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