Here's are two trucks from Wake Forest Station 5, recently opened after a merger with a Falls Fire Department. Left is Squad 5, a 1994 E-One Century 1000/1000. Right is Engine 5, 2007 Pierce Contender 1250/1000. Also housed there is Tanker 5 (2009 Pierce Contender, 1250/1000), Brush 5 (2005 Ford F-550, 250/300), and Boat 5. Photos by Lee Wilson. See more shots.
And speaking of the Wake Forest Fire Department, they've upgraded their web site in recent months. They've added news articles to their home page, which include individual incident photos and short descriptions. There seems to be a trend these days, with new web sites for local fire departments. New and improved sites have included Durham Highway FD and Garner FD. Who else is sporting a version 2.0?
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What exactly is a squad in Wake county, just a rescue engine or something more?
PGtruckie - 06/07/12 - 08:11
The squad carries service truck equipment. There is not a hose bed but more tools. There is only one Crosslay on the rig. The truck acts as an extension of the ladder company or rescue company on scene of a box. It also responds to MVA calls in the 5 district.
That guy - 06/07/12 - 08:39
Tanker 5 was actually moved to Station 2
206 - 06/07/12 - 13:50
I know larger cities use the Box’s to define a pull box area within the city, is Wake County moving towards using the term box instead of indivdual call types?
Watson - 06/07/12 - 14:10
@thatguy What’s this “box” you speak of? Wake County FD’s don’t use that term….c’mon maaaaaan!!!
@pg Go to one part of the area and it’s a pick-up with EMS equipment, go to another part and it’s a Rescue-Engine. Just like the East Coast; go to Fairfax or DC and it’s what I would call a “Rescue” but go to Baltimore, Philly or NYC and it’s an Engine, beefed up with extrication and rescue equipment that operates as an Engine or Ladder Company on the fireground, depending on the needs of the IC, but also is part of the Special Operations Command. Seems to me there isn’t a set definition in the nation as to what a “squad” is or isn’t.
Silver - 06/07/12 - 14:27
So whats in the place of the other speed lay? And what kind of tools are there in the hose bed. I know you said that there isnt a hose bed but I have been in this county long enough to know that it used to run first out like “the 5 engine” does now. Im not gonna bust on your box…....
911 - 06/07/12 - 21:28
Maybe some walk around pics of the squad to show what it now carries …
Jim - 06/08/12 - 08:01
@ Silver: Sorry man. I forgot where we are…........ Code 2 Condition red (insert 10 codes) LOL
That guy - 06/10/12 - 00:39
Silver - 06/10/12 - 13:33
Or maybe not…...
911 - 06/10/12 - 19:58
@ That guy. Hey can you take some pics of the compartments and list equipment on the Squad?
Ronald - 06/11/12 - 15:47