02/03/10 140 W - + 3 - 7 East Wake Volunteer Fire Department, 1987

That was the name of a new fire district that county commissioners tentatively approved in the fall of 1987, as part of a plan to provide closer service to 6,300 people in the "no man's land" between Knightdale and Rolesville. The commissioners recommended creation of the new district after the existing departments failed during the summer to agree on a coverage plan. Said departments quickly came back to the table after the above proposal, and agreed to divide coverage of the area between Knightdale, Rolesville, Wendell-Holmes, and Wake-New Hope. Additionally, two substations would be built by Wendell and New Hope. What happened next? Don't know specifically, but those districts was expanded, and the substations were built and remain operational today. Bit o' trivia. Source: News & Observer, October 5, 1987, which we happened upon the other day.

Is this the station we now call Eastern Wake Fire-rescue on poole rd
NcFFF - 02/03/10 - 23:03

Negative. The aforementioned mentioned East Wake FD was apparently never created. Eastern Wake FD is a different entity that was created 15 years later, and under different circumstances.
Legeros - 02/03/10 - 23:07

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