11/01/06 120 W, 1 I - + 13 - 11 Big Noise at Old Fort

While passing through Old Fort on Sunday, Mike and the Mrs. stopped at the fire station. Mike took pictures of the old station across the street, while his better half continued her immersion in a book about the Blue Ridge Parkway. After photo-taking, Mike wandered over to the present station to see if anyone was home. The front door was locked, so he went around back. And just then a very loud noise commenced. And continued commencing for several minutes. Expectedly, Mike had a very large time observing FD members arrive, dress, and depart to an MVA. The Missus, however, had quite the fright. But... she's used to it.

I wonder how many Wake Co. depts still use a station siren?
guest - 11/02/06 - 13:28

I have heard the one at Fairview #1 recently. Ah…the memories. You knew who was being dispatched by the ‘feedback’ of the station siren over the radio right after tones. Durham Highway’s was particularly distinct (and loud). Yrac’s had the little bells located just over the base radio that caused a lot of noise. Garner’s had a relay that you could hear click in when the bay doors went up.
DJ - 11/02/06 - 15:04

Garner Station 1’s siren sounded at the start of the Fireman’s Day parade this year…
Legeros - 11/02/06 - 18:22

swift creek still uses theirs, or did up until just recently if they don’t anymore

the one at YRAC is still up, just not functional anymore.
CFP 7021 - 11/02/06 - 18:55

It was down for a short time during station renovations. The siren is back in service and sounds everytime the pagers are activated.
Swiftcreeker - 11/02/06 - 21:04

Rolesville still has one and it is still in service
Wayne - 11/03/06 - 11:38

Falls Fire Department in Northern Wake County still has a siren on a telephone pole. Is it still in operation?
Guest - 11/09/06 - 23:40

No Falls’ siren is out of service. Since everyone has pager nowadays there was no need. Nothing like it though, the saw blade underneath it and the pole that they “borrowed” from an old CP&L lot reminds you of the old times. The pole is flat on one side where they pulled it down Falls of Neuse rd in the 70’s to the station.
Rauer (Email) - 11/10/06 - 07:18

^why don’t y’all try and fix it? it would be great to hear that thing again.
pal - 11/12/06 - 18:32

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