08/12/10 89 W, 2 I - + 4 - 6 Deuces are Wild

Lee Wilson has posted pictures of some of the apparatus that was loaded into the Raleigh Convention Center yesterday for the South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo. Looks like a set of "deuce and a half" conversions are going to be displayed. How cool is that? Can you identify the departments? He also took some pictures on the show floor. See you there Friday. History workshop at 9:00 a.m. Hit the exhibit floor toward lunch time. See more from Mr. Wilson.

Lee Wilson photos

The bottom one is Queheel. A rural FD just outside of Maxton in Robeson County.
Marcus - 08/12/10 - 22:12

Top one West End FD from Burke County?
[rocket33] - 08/12/10 - 23:01

Truck numbered 617-They are Burke County Station #77
[e34] - 08/12/10 - 23:12

That Queheel truck is something! It looks like they built it to avoid having to call the Forestry plow…
Duda - 08/14/10 - 11:38

I believe that’s a “brush breaker” style of truck, that’s seen in the northeast, among other places.
Legeros - 08/14/10 - 13:36

Top photo all the way in the back is it White Lake Vol. Fire Department?
County15 - 08/15/10 - 21:19

Cool. Deuce and a halfs making a comeback. You used to find them EVERYWHERE. I remember them at Apex, Durham Highway (later Falls), Morrisville, Yrac, Knightdale, Wendell, Roelsville, Holly Springs, Micro, and more. Some were tankers, others were pumpers. For a while there were two model 530s at RDU at the old National Guard ramp (back when Airport Road was two lane).
DJ - 08/16/10 - 01:51

From what I gleaned at the show, these were all obtained through the Forest service, as part of a cooperative program that acquires assets for fire departments. Close views of the rigs, http://legeros.com/ralwake/photos/2010-0..
Legeros - 08/16/10 - 06:22

the bottom one is named 1530 aka Lil Bit We took down alot of trees with it. but a real good brush truck
BJ (Email) - 06/24/12 - 22:27

BJ, there was some questions several months ago about the fire depts name (queheel). Can you give some information as to the origin ..
Galax,va - 06/25/12 - 21:03

Here’s what we were asking about QFD: http://www.legeros.com/ralwake/photos/we..
Legeros - 06/25/12 - 21:06

im on queheel fire department, we are one of the best fire stations down in Robeson county. where you see 1530 on the picture up above, this year we are stepping up again. when other stations looked at our truck they went and got them some.
Adam (Email) - 02/14/15 - 09:46

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