11/27/07 122 W - + 17 - 14 Morrisville Fire Facilities

NBC17 reports that the Morrisville Town Hall Extension is opening, and will house the fire department administrative offices. They are presently located at Station 1. Additional fire facility information is available from the town's long-range financial plan. A replacement Station 1 is listed as starting and completing in 2009. The project is described in the latest town newsletter as an "alternate fire station to house equipment and personnel after relocation from station #1 related to locating away from the railroad and Morrisville Carpenter Road." There's also a northwest fire station planned, to serve the northwest section of town. That's listed as starting and completing in 2017. The long-range financial plan also lists fire apparatus replacements. Tanker and quint in FY2009, engine in FY2011, etc.

Not trying to start anything, but I figured by 2017 Morrisville would have been taken over by Cary.
firedriver - 11/27/07 - 22:30

Morrisville is a Municipality, how would that happen. Moron.
Rauer - 11/27/07 - 23:14

Geez, I make a simple statement and am now a moron?? I know Morrisville is a municipality as I have lived in the area for the last 35 years or so. I was just inferring that with all the growth in Cary, which has taken alot of M-ville’s area, Cary EMS taking care of a majority of the EMS work there, and both dept.‘s “sharing” a fire station(which seems to me would make it easy to “phase” one dept. out), that sooner or later the powers to be would merge the two municipalities. That’s all.
firedriver - 11/27/07 - 23:57

[ Play nice, please. ]
Legeros - 11/28/07 - 08:19

I live in the area too, and I agree with “firedriver”. When I saw the proposals for that far out, I thought the same exact thing and figured some type of thing would be worked out to merge the two. Guess I’m a moron too….
Silver - 11/28/07 - 14:06

It could be called Caryville Fire….haha
Roger - 11/28/07 - 15:09

I apologize for the moron remark, but yes I am sure that someday the rural department (i.e. Morrisville Station 3) will relocate somewhere in the park, possibly where there is already a sign off of Kit Creek. I would doubt the town of Morrisville would want to get rid of the department that covers the incorporated areas.
Rauer - 11/28/07 - 16:02

The funny thing about that station is it is setting Mo’ville up for a turf war. Where the station is proposed is in the RTP “area” which is not incorporated nor can it be per North Carolina Gereral Statute. Cary has plans to build a station on O’Kelly Chapel Rd starting in 2008. With that said, CFD #8 will be the closest station to the RTP area that Mo’Ville currently covers. The RTP area is under contract to Mo’ville through the Wake County FR Division. If CFD builds #8 and it is closest, it would only make sense to give the contract to CFD to cover the area. If not, then the tax payers in the RTP are paying a fee for less (farther away, less staffed) of a service. Besides, one 2 piece Cary station can respond with almost the manpower of all of the on duty Mo’ville staff. When you add the rest of the CFD assignment you get over double the full shift of Mo’ville. As it stands, CFD #7 is sure to be the second closest which can give CFD a full response of 2 engines, a truck and a ladder all of which are closer than the Mo’ville response. So call me silly but why would they want to build a station out there? Work on safe staffing before more stations? (Safe staffing is not 3 on a engine or a ladder coming through Cary from Apex to get to Mo’ville. Fully staff what you have!)
see it this way - 11/29/07 - 18:04

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