01/16/10 119 W, 1 I - + 15 - 10 This Morning's Major Fire in Cary, Updated

Two alarms at 108 Steep Bank Drive. Two-story brick residence with 3,912 feet. Built 1991. Engine 3 reported heavy fire showing on arrival, followed right behind by Engine 6 and Truck 6. Heavy fire in the rear of the structure. Battalion 1 in command. Dispatched about 4:35 a.m. Units included E3, E6, L6, T6, R2, B1; Swift Creek E1 (first alarm), E2, L5, B2 (second alarm), and R4 (relief). Coverage included L1 as E20 at Station 2, Fairview E_ at Station 3 and replaced by Cary E30, and T7 moved to Station 4. Shift change saw Engine 3 and WC 1, WC 2  on scene with overhaul and investigation. Morning after photos forthcoming from Legeros. Readers, please add additional details as desired.

That was Fairview Engine 8 at Cary station 3
079 - 01/17/10 - 15:49

can anyone explain the numbering system used for the additional apparatus? Cary Engine 20, Cary Engine 30, Cary Ladder 50, etc…...
Is this used when a county unit is covering at a Cary FD station? Thanks….
Numerically Challenged - 01/18/10 - 13:01

That is the identifier for when another unit is filling in at a given station. So say that L1 went to cover district 2 it then becomes Engine 20. If L5 goes to cover district 4 it becomes Engine 40. That way in CAD when the Engine #0 goes in service it is what gets dispatched within that district.
CFP 7021 - 01/18/10 - 14:00

Speaking of Cary…can anyone shed light on when the next hiring process will start. I have heard as early as this month, but since there are only 10 days left, I don’t know if that holds water.
rookie - 01/19/10 - 13:42

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