05/14/09 118 W, 1 I - + 15 - 13 Big Pumpers and Small Stations in Goldsboro

Found via FireNews, this Goldsboro News-Argus article talks about a perennial problem: fitting newer fire engines in older fire stations. The two of the city's five stations, built in 1966 and 1984, are too small to fit current-sized apparatus, as the picture shows below. That's Engine 3 squeezing into Station 3 on Patetown Road. The context is the department's aging fleet, and a pair of new pumpers in the proposed city budget. GFD's oldest apparatus are a 1976 brush truck, a 1977 snorkel, and a 1979 American LaFrance pumper. Their newest are a 2006 E-One pumper, a 2001 E-One ladder, and a 2000 E-One quint. Read the article. Or learn about the Goldsboro Fire Department.

Greg Sousa / Goldsboro News-Argus Photo

Yeah and before I left Goldsboro their aerial still in service was a 1956 America La France open cab with a 100 stick. Someone finally said something in the paper that made the city order a quint and a new ladder in less than a month.
car3550 - 05/14/09 - 10:13

Eastern Wake has a big pumper. "I need the big pumper up here, bring me the big pumper" Quote from a recent structure fire.
ewcar1 - 05/15/09 - 19:52

Thats is Funny there.
LOL - 05/18/09 - 22:55

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