09/30/09 308 W - + 17 - 13 Fire Department Fleets in 1942


As pondered in our previous post about the Camp Butner Fire Department, what were the larger apparatus fleets in 1942? From the state fireman's association's Statistician's Report of August 12, 1942, which lists nearly 200 fire departments, below are the fleets with four or more pumpers. Apparatus is presumably both active and reserve. Ladder trucks are both aerial and service ladders. Note that military and institutional departments were not included in the report.
 
Sorted by department:
 

Asheville      66 paid      7 engines, 2 ladders
Charlotte   126 paid   9 engines, 4 ladders
Durham   65 paid   5 engines, 2 ladders
Fayetteville   8 paid, 27 vol.   4 engines
Gastonia   20 paid, 2 vol.   5 engines
Greensboro   71 paid   7 engines, 2 ladders
Hickory   6 paid, 40 vol.   4 engines, 1 ladder
High Point   59 paid   5 engines, 1 ladder, 1 hose truck
New Bern   5 paid, 87 vol.   6 engines, 1 ladder
Raleigh   56 paid   6 engines, 1 ladder, 1 hose truck
Rocky Mount   16 paid, 41 vol.   4 engines, 1 ladder, 1 hose truck
Wilmington   60 paid   6 engines, 2 ladders
Winston-Salem   82 paid   7 engines, 2 ladders

 
Sorted by engines, personnel:
 

Charlotte      126 paid      9 engines, 4 ladders
Winston-Salem   82 paid   7 engines, 2 ladders
Greensboro   71 paid   7 engines, 2 ladders
Asheville   66 paid   7 engines, 2 ladders
New Bern   5 paid, 87 vol.   6 engines, 1 ladder
Wilmington   60 paid   6 engines, 2 ladders
Raleigh   56 paid   6 engines, 1 ladder, 1 hose truck
Durham   65 paid   5 engines, 2 ladders
High Point   59 paid   5 engines, 1 ladder, 1 hose truck
Gastonia   20 paid, 2 vol.   5 engines
Rocky Mount   16 paid, 41 vol.   4 engines, 1 ladder, 1 hose truck
Hickory   6 paid, 40 vol.   4 engines, 1 ladder
Fayetteville   8 paid, 27 vol.   4 engines

 
Fire departments with three engines: Beaufort, Burlington, Dunn, Elizabeth City, Goldsboro, Greenville, Henderson, Kinston, Lenoir, Lexington, Salisbury, Sanford, Shelby, Statesville, Washington, Wilson.

Fire departments with two engines: too many to list.







  
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