03/29/13 161 W, 1 I - + 3 - 3 Stony Creek's Old Mack


Lee Wilson yesterday photographed Stony Creek's old Mack in Rocky Mount. That's a 1958 Mack and what looks like a Model B. The engine served the agency when it operated as a fire department from 1956 to 1994. That's when they ceased firefighting due to the growth of the city. They continued operating an ambulance service and rescue squad until 2006, when Nash County consolidated all EMS operations under its authority. Today, they provide rescue services in eastern Nash County (including the city), and provide back-up EMS services at the Intermediate level. They're also the primary dive team for the county. Read more on their web site's history page. Question, how many other former fire departments in our state converted to rescue operations only in their history? Derita in Mecklenburg County comes to mind, though they operated Derita Rescue for only a couple years. See more photos from Lee of this old beauty and their other apparatus.
 


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