02/12/10 136 W - + 6 - 5 More Firsts?


For our Friday enjoyment, and continue our discussion of "first" apparatus in Raleigh and Wake County, what other milestones might we cite?





And what others would readers add? Use these as references:

Wake County apparatus list – http://legeros.com/ralwake/wake/wake-app..
Raleigh apparatus register – http://legeros.com/ralwake/raleigh/appar..
Legeros - 02/12/10 - 08:45

First American/Barton
1947, Wake Forest – 1947 Chevy pumper
1951, Wake Forest – 1951 Chevy pumper
1956, Six Forks – 1956 Ford pumper
1958, Rolesville – 1958 Ford? pumper

First Bean
1946, RDU – 1946 International crash truck, ex-military
1968, Fuquay-Varina – 1968 Ford pumper
1970, Fuquay-Varina – 1970 Chevy tanker
Plus numerous after 1970

First Howe
1954, Fuquay-Varina – 1954 Ford pumper
1961, Swift Creek – 1961 Chevy pumper
1968, Apex – 1968 Chevy pumper
Plus numerous in 1970s

First tanker
1952, Garner – 1948 Chevrolet, 1000 gallons, built by firefighters
1954, Apex – Tractor-drawn, military tractor and gasoline tanker trailer, 4500 gallons
1954, Fuquay-Varina – Tanker, built on military chassis
1955, Apex – Tanker built on military chassis
1956, Cary – Tanker built on military chassis, 2500 gallons.
1956, Six Forks – Tanker built on military chassis, 1500 gallons.

First rescue squad
1953, Raleigh – 1954 GMC panel van, 1954 Reo Civil Defense heavy rescue
1955, Cary – Built on military chassis
Legeros - 02/12/10 - 19:37

I think Wendell’s Howe was older than F-V’s.
DJ - 02/12/10 - 22:23



  
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