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Please visit this expanded Oteen Veterans Administration Fire Department history page.
How many other hospital fire departments have served in North Carolina?
Look at http://legeros.com/history/nc/depts.shtm.. and other sources…
Broughton Hospital FD – Morganton – 1900s to 1970s
Cherry Hospital FD – Goldsboro – By 1924, until ?
Dorothea Dix Hospital FD – Raleigh – By 1895, but no later than late 1920s
McCain Prison Hospital FD – Hoke County – Circa late 1970s or 1980s, at least
What other military fire departments have served our state? Many, including…
Air Station Elizabeth City
Bluethenthal Field (Wilmington)
Camp Butner (Granville)
Camp Davis (Onslow)
Camp Greene (Mecklenburg)
Camp Mackall (Moore)
Camp Mitchell (Moore)
Camp Sutton (Union)
Charlotte Quartermaster Depot
Fort Fisher Air Station (New Hanover)
Laurenburg-Maxton Army Air Field
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
Marine Corps Air Station Edenton
Marine Corps Air Station Kinston
Marine Corps Air Station New River
Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point
Raleigh-Durham Army Air Field
Pope Air Force Base
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
Legeros - 07/21/14 - 08:18
The V.A. Hospital in Oteen also ran at one time a 1947 Jeep/Boyer with a front-mount pump, Boyer serial #J-130. The International Harvester was a 1957 IHC/Howe, Howe #10169.
Regarding other Military FDs in NC, The Stanly Co airport in New London in operated by the NCANG. From what I’ve seen outside the gates, they have a very nice training grounds and have a sizable fleet of apparatus for an airport FD including a P22 KME engine, IHC 4400/Pierce 4×4 P28 rescue and at least one ARFF truck.
BFD1151 - 07/23/14 - 09:24
Asheville Citizen, October 29, 1956
Asheville FD log book entry, July 27, 1924
Notes Oteen mutual aid to Biltmore Village, corner of Merchant and Shelton
Legeros - 08/30/15 - 11:37
Sharing a vintage map of the Oteen property as it stood in the teens and 20’s, I believe the location of the Firehouse pictured was at the north end of the “lower reservation, in fact you can see the small utility bldg. in the photo, left of frame.
View this map on the Asheville VA’s Facebook page gallery.
Rod Doty (Email) (Web Site) - 08/11/16 - 15:10