05/20/09 139 W - + 9 - 11 Wake Forest / Falls / Apex Mergers


The agenda for Thursday's meeting of the Wake County Fire Commission includes "merger plan for Wake Forest and Falls Fire Departments." As many have heard, the Falls Fire Department is planning proposing a merger with the Wake Forest Fire Department. More details as they're known, or at least as presented on Thursday. On a historical note, WFFD once existed as three departments: the town FD, the second town FD (all black), and the rural FD. They merged in the early 1980s. Also on that subject, Apex EMS is merging with Apex Fire Department. Public news is still pending on that one, though the town's job site notes that EMS personnel become available for town benefits beginning July 1, including participation in the Local Government Retirement System. The town has an open Paramedic position.



I wish all career ff’ers were under the Local Gov Retirement system…
ncff - 05/21/09 - 07:39

Would the Apex merger be the first in this area of an EMS and Fire merger?
JB - 05/21/09 - 13:39

Prior fire mergers, the full list as memory serves…

Apex town + Apex rural > Apex town
Fairgrounds + Yrac > Western Wake
Fuquay town + Fuquay rural > Fuquay town
Garner town + Garner rural > Garner rural
Holly Springs town + Holly Springs rural > Holly Springs PS
Morrisville town + Morrisville rural > Morrisville town
Six Forks + Bay Leaf > Bay Leaf
Wake Forest town + Wake Forest town #2 + Wake Forest rural > Wake Forest town
Wendell town + Wendell rural > Wendell rural
Zebulon town + Zebulon rural > Zebulon town
Legeros - 05/22/09 - 07:58

So this would be the first involving an EMS agency and fire agency in this area. Didn’t RFD once consider this with WCEMS back in the 70’s?
JB - 05/22/09 - 10:25



  
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