12/07/09 455 W - + 11 - 9 New Hanover/Pender/Brunswick County - Former Departments & Stations

This is the first of several postings in preparation for Christmas vacation wanderings. Corrections and additions are encouraged. Help me get my information straight!

Brunswick County - Former Firehouses

New Hanover County - Former Firehouses

Pender County - Former Firehouses

Brunswick County - Former Fire Departments

New Hanover County - Former Fire Departments

Pender County - Former Fire Departments

Ocean Isle Beach’s former station is now the police dept. The PD is actually on Causeway Dr, on the left after going across the bridge onto the island. Holden Beach FD I’m guessing merged in 1997 to form Tri-Beach. I don’t know the full story between Long Beach and Yaupon Beach, but as far as I know Yaupon Beach VFD still exists and protects the northern part of Oak Island. It is my understanding Oak Island FD has 3 stations (1 on the mainland & 2 on the island) and Yaupon protects the northern part of the island while Oak Island FD protects the southern and the incorporated parts of the mainland. Corrections welcome…
BFD1151 - 12/10/09 - 11:40

Oh, forgot to mention there is a volunteer water rescue unit on the island as well. I don’t know how they fit into the mix but that makes Oak Island FD, Yaupon Beach VFD, and the water rescue unit all on a 8-10 sq. mile island
BFD1151 - 12/10/09 - 11:46

Yaupon Beach FD is still their own department with 4 trucks, 3 engines and one SUV, they are in a Oak Island FD on the island that is brand new and are leasing the building from them for 10 years at the rate of $1 per year. An Oak Island quint is in the station for some reason and a Brunswick County EMS unit. I was told by their safety officer that they respond with Oak Island to help with providing manpower on the scene but I’m still a little foggy on the are they responding as automatic aid or as a part of Oak Island FD.
car3550 - 12/10/09 - 17:54

Ok, so Yaupon’s station is owned by Oak Island? Where do they keep the quint and Brunswick EMS unit? When I drove by over the summer, it didn’t look like YBVFD had any extra room. The best I remember, the station had 4 bays and all of them were full.
BFD1151 - 12/14/09 - 20:28

Yeah they had 2 engines in the Oak Island Fire Station along with OI’s quint and BEMS ambulance. They kept another engine and SUV at the old OI Rescue Station is what I was told. It kinda confused me how the arrangement was but I guess if it works then oh well.
car3550 - 12/14/09 - 20:33

Man, sounds like a really weird setup. Yaupon and Oak Island must have moved things around a bit since my visit. When I was there, Oak Island sta 1(formerly Long Beach VFD) had a Spartan/E1 engine, Spartan/Rosenbauer 75’ quint, Ford C/Grumman 50’tele-squrt, an ambulance (OIFD owned), and pickup. The Yaupon Beach station (the one with the red metal roof on the main drag) had a Ford C engine, Spartan engine, Ford F450/E1 mini-pumper, and a SUV or pickup. They told me they had another engine but it was in the shop at the time and I was under the impression it was kept there. Looks like I need to go back sometime to get the full story.
BFD1151 - 12/15/09 - 14:53

Yeah they had a Spartan Engine and a E-One Rescue Pumper in that station, a Gruman Ford cab over Pumper and older Chevrolet Suburban at the other station.
car3550 - 12/15/09 - 17:32

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