08/17/11 187 W, 14 I - + 1 - 2 Swift Creek Fire Department Celebrates 50 Years of Service

This week's Cary News has a profile of the Swift Creek Fire Department, which is celebrating 50 years of service this year. The article traces the history of the department, which was organized in 1960 to protect the unincorporated communities of Swift Creek and Macedonia. They were named Swift Creek Rural Fire Department, though they've since dropped "Rural" from their name.

They're also just one of two remaining fire departments in Wake County that does not utilize full-time members. In their first years, they answered around 30 calls each year. Today, their 33 volunteers and 13 part-time members answer about 50 calls a month. Their response area, notes the story, is bound roughly by Holly Springs Road to the west, Tryon Road to the north, Lake Wheel Road to the east, and Penny Road to the south. Read the story.

Let's augment this look back with a few historical images from our files. Who, when, where, and when? Let's let readers caption these photos. Mr. Blogger has to go work. He'll fill in the gaps later. Click once or twice to enlarge:

Happy 50th Swift Creek!!
A.C. Rich - 08/19/11 - 20:13

Thanks A.C.
Griggs - 08/20/11 - 18:06

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