05/29/08 41 W - + 12 - 10 Closing Western Wake Station 2

This is a thread for station closure questions and comments, regarding the pending planned closure of Western Wake Station 2 on July 1. Let's keep the history comments on the other thread, and the modern comments on this thread.

What are they going to do with the building, apparatus?
Adam (Email) - 05/29/08 - 17:19

I heard the station was not going to be in CAD, but was still going to run calls that station one gets. Just roll a truck from both stations.
4447 - 05/29/08 - 17:19

The building will remain as storage, training, and volunteer response. The trucks there (TBD) will be “added” to the call if a volunteer picks it up. Nothings concrete but thats the idea.
JBoggs - 05/29/08 - 17:19

I am confused about that. How is that any different than the current situation. Granted I understand no longer funding for part-time salaries. Bu there is still a cost there running these trucks down the road. Hopefully their budget will be able to handle the cost of it.
Seems Silly - 05/29/08 - 21:25

Sounds fishy. When you close a fire station, you sell the stuff or give it to some VFD that needs it and turn the bldg into repair shop or a bar not just send the paid guys home. More Fire Commission wisdom at work.
Closedmeansthat - 05/30/08 - 12:02

You have to remember that they are not closing a department, but a substation. Some equipment will be transferred to Station 1 (Pumper, Brush Truck, Rescue) so as the department can still function and provide a similar level of service to the county. The building is owned by the department, as are the Grummans (293, 297) and Utility 2, these vehicles will more than likely never be on a replacement list by the county. There will not be a reduction in personnel, except for a couple of positions on the daytime staff. Current projections are staffing 4 at Station 1, so a loss of 2 per day.

The department still has a number of volunteers in the Cary area and if there is a call they can go to the station and add a truck that is there to it. So basically all that the Fire Commission has accomplished is to cancel 6 total part time positions within the county, and decrease the effectiveness of a service in order to save ~$45K.

You have to remember also that when they are looking at stations to close it is not the total call volume that the station runs, but how many “first due” calls to “your district” are answered. When on the other hand we are told that there are no “districts.” Station 2 has been running into Apex, Morrisville, Swift Creek and Cary more times than they care to report, but they are only looking at paying Cary a “per call” amount into the “Cary Rural” district. But without adding Cary to the run cards to the calls that Station 2 runs to now. You can do anything you want with numbers, and this is a case in point.
CFP 7021 (Email) - 05/30/08 - 14:40

Then they ought to put YRAC back on the trucks and the front of the station. Probably get more volunteers, too. Can I get an Amen?
Closedmeansthat - 05/30/08 - 21:08

AAAAAMMMMMEEEEENNNNN!!!!! Form duty crews and have a crew standing by all of the time to “add themselves” to a call. I’d join….
Silver - 05/30/08 - 21:20

Western Wake already uses duty crews at Station 1, and has room at Station 2 for people to sleep… it’s rare that it happens.
CFP 7021 (Email) - 05/30/08 - 21:35

When I get back from the sand box I would live at #2 hahaha. Im gonna need a place, unless you want a roommate shev….
Kermit - 05/30/08 - 23:16

you’re always welcome at the casa brother…
CFP 7021 (Email) - 05/31/08 - 08:57

I hate to hear that the house is closing. It also angers me to see the folks that act like it is no biggie. I hope that these people never have to experience the worry of having your house closed. Yeah yeah… Money money money. I know the world revolves around money. But why is the house across the street from the firehouse closing less important than the house across the street from Station 4 in raleigh? (just an example). I agree with continuing to use the house after closure. Western Wake does own the building. Western Wake does own the majority of the rigs. If they can find the money to continue on, then I say do it. The county can’t say anything as they have no control over the private corporation’s assets. Granted they can make your life hell to achieve their agenda. But hang in there Western Wake. You not the only ones with these worries.
Sorry - 06/03/08 - 08:20

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