09/14/08 112 W, 1 I - + 13 - 11 Engine 13 and Engine 13

Here are Durham E13 and Raleigh E13 at a shopping center at Brier Creek, for the occasion of the Pink Ribbon Tour. Durham's Station 13 opened in 1998, though Engine 13 was placed in service elsewhere at an earlier date (correct?). Raleigh has no station numbered as such and Engine 13 was placed in service at Station 1 by November 26, 1974. The second engine at Station 1 was previously numbered Engine 15, Engine 10, and Engine 9. The two trucks are a 1994 E-One and a 2004 American LaFrance, left to right. Triskaidekaphobia, by the way, is the fear of the number 13. Origins of the superstition range from Christian theology to Mesopotamian numerology. Read more on that.

Mike Legeros photo

in japan, a similar fear of the number 4, which is pronounced “shi” which means death (even though the ideogram is different, and 9, which is pronounced “ku” which means suffering, so when giving gifts to japanese, make sure to give sets of 5 dishes, or 5 mugs or anything else, never sets of 4 – there are other gifts superstitions, too numerous to go into here, but i have quite an interesting story
cornerhydrant - 09/14/08 - 18:38

engine 13 was placed in service as engine 3 in 1994 then moved to station 1 when the hasmat team was moved sowntown. when station 13 opened the hasmat team went to station 13.
charlie - 10/09/09 - 08:08

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