10/26/07 37 W, 1 I - + 19 - 13 Kerr Lake Fire Department

This WRAL story about the newly forming Kerr Lake Fire Department features a rather familiar looking piece of apparatus. Is that Durham Highway's former 1981 Mack/Darley pumper-tanker?

That would be former tanker 8 which was donated earlier this year to the forming Kerr Lake Fire Department.
DHFD - 10/26/07 - 18:47

They aren’t recognized by the state yet as a FD because they don’t have enough training hours, but they can’t get classes at their FD without paying for them until they are recognized by the state.
Mike - 10/26/07 - 20:58

That’s our state tax dollars at work, for you.
DJ (Email) - 10/26/07 - 23:59

ok so a way around it… the guys get made members of other nearby departments and then take all their classes and get hours???

or can some kindly instructors perhaps donate their time/effort to get them some hours?

how can we help?
CFP 7021 (Email) - 10/27/07 - 00:34

I had the pleasure of meeting the Chief and Asst.Chief when they came to DHFD to get tanker 8. Very good people, and there cause is great. It’s an unprotected area with other departments considerably far away covering it. If anyone finds out a way to further help, let me know.
Graney - 10/27/07 - 01:03

VGCC is working on how to get them hours. It is not a matter of sending an instructor up there to teach. The classes have to go through the community college system. For those classes to be free of cost to the students they have to be members of a recognized dept. It kind of is a catch 22, but VGCC is working on a solution so they can get their hours.
Mike - 10/27/07 - 10:57

Contact info for the department?
JBoggs - 10/27/07 - 22:24

Will they have any full time/part time employment?
HMarks - 10/27/07 - 23:00

Yes. contact info’d be great.
Flip - 10/29/07 - 01:08

As a charter member of Kerr Lake VFD, I would like to thank all the people who have helped us through the past year. I am so proud to be a member and we are currently in training through VGCC. I am very proud of this 81 Mack/Darley. We are very close to being state certified andI cant wait.. Again thank you all.
Keith Pegram (Email) - 03/16/08 - 15:59

What is the exact address of the department and when would be a good time for people to stop by?
To: Keith - 03/17/08 - 14:02

Kerr Lake VFD was finally certified by the NCOSFM in 3/09; finally began to get Vance County funding in 06/09. We are very greatful for all the support and donations we have received. We are having an open house this Saturday, August 15, 2009, from 1400-1700. We would love to see all of you there! Address is 5021 Satterwhite Point Rd., Henderson, NC. Phone: (252) 430-7911. Chief Mark Minish (252) 226-2352. Again, thanks, and hope to see you Saturday.
Pat Minish (Email) - 08/12/09 - 14:04

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