12/02/13 167 W, 1 I - + 2 - 0 Raleigh Fire Department Radios - July 17, 1956


Found this this weekend, while researching the early portable radios used by the Raleigh Fire Department. (More on that later.) The fire department's mobile radio system was installed in 1955, with a base station in the dispatcher's office at Station 1. Two years later, base stations were placed in service at all fire stations. Radio watch was started on February 7, 1957. The hours were 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Here's a related post, showing a typed list that's dated circa 1957. 

This document lists all engine and truck companies, as well as a number of support vehicles, such as a fire alarm truck and what's presumably the Fire Chief's vehicle, Car #100. The other cars were probably assigned to the Assistant Chiefs, and the members of the Fire Prevention Bureau. The other "trucks" probably included maintenance vehicles (or vehicle, maybe just one pick-up assigned to the shop), maybe the second unit of the rescue squad, and the reserve trucks. Click to enlarge:
 







  
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