07/05/10 133 W, 1 I - + 6 - 4 Bahama Fire Department Celebrates 50 Years

The Herald-Sun  recently profiled the Bahama Fire Department in Durham County, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The volunteer fire department was formed on June 15, 1960, and was "galvanized later than summer" when the Mangum School in north Durham caught fire. Today, BFD covers some 40 square miles with 6,000 residents. Their $670,000 annual budget is funded mostly by fire district taxes.

They have 11 vehicles, including support vehicles and an ambulance that's operated through the Durham County EMS system. They have "42 volunteers, 20 auxiliary members, and several paid, part-time" members. Four years ago they moved to 1814 Bahama Road, a new station about a quarter-mile from their old station. The former building is being used for storage, and will be sold at some point. Read the entire article.

Are they going to have an actual celebration at the station? and if so, when?
lee - 07/05/10 - 12:40

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