07/26/11 127 W, 1 I - + 1 - 6 NCSU Fire Protection Vehicle

This photo was posted as part of this NBC 17 story about this morning's smoky-but-small electrical fire at McKimmon Center. Engine 8 arrived with heavy smoke and a quickly controlled fire in the rear of the building. Smoke removal took considerably longer, and two additional ladder companies were utilized. Talk about a fan club! Where was Legeros, cough cough, who heads that way every workday morning? You wouldn't believe the excuse if we told it. The below unit is part of North Carolina State University's Fire Protection services. Believe it responds to all fire calls on campus, and probably many medical calls, as well. As usual, we welcome reader facts to supplement blogger supposition.

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As a member of NC State Fire Marshal’s Office I can shed some light: NC State’s Fire Marshal’s Office (Formally known as Fire Protection)does respond to all emergencies on campus including medical, fire, and haz-mat. Staffed by 1 Fire Marshal and 4 Deputy Fire Marshal’s who are all EMT’s and come from professional fire careers. Fire suppression is contracted to Raleigh Fire Department, who is always welcome on campus and has a great working relationship with the Fire Marshal’s Office. On the McKimmon Center Fire, NCSU was first on scene and communicated with Raleigh Engine 8 and Battalion 3 on fire conditions, evacuation procedures, and hydrant location prior to their arrival that lead to a very quick and smooth fire attack.
Ben Davis - 07/27/11 - 09:43

And to think of all days to take the day off, I took that day off. :-( My office is 40 feet to the left of the ladder on the 2nd floor. I will have to wait and break in my HD camcorder another day.
2redline - 07/27/11 - 12:29

Not all NCSU property is handle by Raleigh Fire. Carter Finely Stadium, the Murphy Center, and numerous properties down Trinity and Trenton Rd are covered by Western Wake Fire alone. WW also provides auto aid to the NCSU Vet School and the Equine Center on Reedy Creek. Not picking anything here, just remembering the little guy.
ww - 02/12/12 - 22:31

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