02/11/10 101 W, 1 I - + 4 - 6 Fire Station 9, 1990

Here's the third of the city's 1989 Pierce Arrow engines, the first pumpers from Pierce placed in service in Raleigh. Engine 1, Engine 13, and Engine 9 as shown below, again from slides from October 1990. Mr. Blogger fought his first fire on this truck, while detailed to the North Hills station for a couple cycles. Cough, cough, dust in those memories! Back then, the station housed an engine and District Chief. Today, they're an engine company along with the arson investigation unit. And remember to take them treats on Valentine's Day, as that's their birthday. Station 9 was placed in service on February 14, 1963.

If I may, what made you decide to get off the truck Mr. Blogger?
rookie - 02/11/10 - 11:11

Thanks for your question, Rookie. I worked for Raleigh for a couple years. Stations 19, 15, 5, 16. “B” shift, then “A” shift. Pulled a little hose in my day. Firefighting wasn’t the right career for me, alas. Miss it? Maybe. Regrets? None. My civilian roles (historian, photographer, blogger, buff, etc.) provide a privileged opportunity to channel my interest, and serve those who serve. I couldn’t be happier. And RFD remains a great family to be part of.
Legeros - 02/11/10 - 20:28

Thanks for your reply…I think you do a great job!
rookie - 02/12/10 - 05:34

Those were really sharp looking Engines back when they were new. It would be nice to see one of them restored like they did one of the later Mack models. I wonder what qualifies an apparatus for entrance into the antique fleet?
GH - 02/12/10 - 07:33

That would be cool GH. Heck, I say do one here and there to show an apparatus time-line of sorts…
Silver - 02/12/10 - 17:55

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