07/29/12 371 W - + 1 - 2 Morning Reading - July 29, 2012
Good morning Raleigh. Just about back to normal, after a splendid week's vacation last week. Two nights in Philly (for firehouses), two nights in Baltimore (for the expo) and two nights outside D.C. (for recreation). Look through the prior blog postings for tales and photos. Now turning attention to next week's Fire Expo, as well as continued work on the Raleigh Fire Department Centennial History Book. The cost of this limited edition, full-color, 260-page, hardcover volume is $60.00 through December 1. What, you haven't ordered your copy yet? Watch this space for a fresh marketing push, and a preview of the production cover.
slams into tree in Raleigh, killing three - WRAL story. Bad times for
bad accidents in our area. Last night's tragedy saw Engine 10 (and Eastern
Wake?) dispatched about 8:30 p.m., with Ladder 8 and Garner Rescue 1
promptly special called. Among the other units at the extended extrication
were EMS 62, Medic 91, and District 6.
- Counting down to
the South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo - Lots to be excited about. The
show floor. The fire truck parade. The second annual Brotherhood Bash. And
that renowned hysterical expert, He Who Wears the Hawaiian Shirts, appearing
in two, count 'em two, conference sessions this year: a fire photography panel
and a centennial history of the Raleigh Fire Department. See you there!
McClathy to end unlimited access to web sites - News & Observer story
about the News & Observer web site and others, which will be installing
metered pay walls. Presumably includes Cary News, Eastern Wake News, and
other local sites. No more unlimited free browsing. Bummer, but that's
business. (Don't worry, this blog will always be free. Should probably pay you for the grand fun and great education that I have been having all these years.)
The 540 Outer Loop arrives in western Wake - News & Observer story about
the newest section of the Triangle Expressway toll road, which opens this
Atlanta helmet cam action - Statter911 posting about posted footage from
a recent apartment fire. We don't see a lot of fire videos in our state.
Does that apply to the entire southeast, or, say, between Richmond and
The initial dispatch for the triple fatality was Garner Eng 4, Ral Eng 26, and Eastern Wake rescue 11. Eastern Wake responded with an engine which resulted in Ral L-8 and Garner R-1 being dispatched due to the pin ins. Garner Battalion 1 also responded.
Mike - 07/29/12 - 22:15