07/13/08 43 W, 1 I - + 13 - 9 Old Photo of Station 14

Here's a nifty photo of Station 14 from back in the day, circa 1974 or 1975. That was the tenth of the familiar building style. Engine 14 is a 1951 American LaFrance Series 700. Tanker 14 is a 1960 GMC 4000/Alexander, capacity 1,500 gallons. Click to enlarge:

I think it is interesting to note the number of trees in the early station photos like this one.
TJ - 07/13/08 - 09:17

Apparently Lake Boone Trail had not been widened yet….
harkey (Email) (Web Site) - 07/13/08 - 20:37

What is even more interesting is this station still occupies the same footprint but with larger apparatus. Exercise equipment crowds the back of the bay and dayroom, and FF’s sleep in the hallway in the dorm area. There is a large shed built in the back parking lot to house the boat and trailer for R14, and in the back parking lot is a triple decker boat trailer and F550 utility body designated USAR 801 that belong to NCTF-8. A busy station – also notable as it is the smallest in Raleigh!
FYI - 07/14/08 - 23:05

Or perhaps second-smallest, if going by county tax records, which indicate Station 3 as having about 50 fewer square-feet. See http://www.legeros.com/ralwake/raleigh/h..
Legeros - 07/15/08 - 06:56

I stand corrected! It is amazing how much you can put into such a small area. I am glad firefighters are such a close knit group!
FYI - 07/16/08 - 21:34

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