06/21/11 215 W - + 4 - 3 Jackson Park Fire Department in Cabarrus County Closing

FireNews finds this Independent Tribute article about the closing of the Jackson Park Fire Department in Cabarrus County. They close this month, having lost their contract with the county. The commissioners earlier this year decided to ask the Concord Fire Department to take over the Jackson Park fire district beginning July 1. The department is 57 years old. Read the story on the Tribute site

What fire departments in Cabarrus County have previously come and gone? Quite a few, in fact, including the department's that formed the Kannapolis municipal fire department in 1987. That research required a visit to that town's library! And inspired a couple posts about their history and some old photos. From my database:

No doubt the way of things around growing cities.
DJ - 06/21/11 - 22:10

We’ve held on pretty long in Wake County, I think. Compared to the closures experienced in, say, Mecklenburg, Cumberland, and New Hanover counties. Maybe those all are apples to oranges, though. Maybe every county and its territorial jurisdictional landscape is different. Plus, we have that big honkin’ watershed to the north, which is impedes municipal growth in that direction.
Legeros - 06/21/11 - 22:19

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