04/25/11 129 W, 1 I - + 5 - 3 The Second Original Engine 9


Raleigh's Engine 9 was first placed in service by October 5, 1953, as a second engine company at Station 1. The 1953 American LaFrance (#4726) pumper and its personnel was moved to the newly opened Station 8 on April 1, 1960. Engine 9 was renamed Engine 8.

The second Engine 9 was placed in service on Valentine's Day, 1963, when Station 9 opened on Six Forks Road. This time, Engine 9 was operating a 1951 American LaFrance pumper (#4432). Here's a News & Observer picture of the truck, at the North Valley Apartment fire on September 7, 1970. 

As for the second company at Station 1, they were returned to service on April 21, 1961. Named Engine 10, later renamed Engine 15, later renamed Engine 13. Folks were just a little too superstitious to open a Station 13, hence the designation of Engine 13. Click to enlarge:


News & Observer photo







  
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