12/24/11 93 W, 1 I - + 7 - 2 Nine Firemen Join Force, February 1, 1949

From the February 1, 1949, edition of the News & Observer. That year, the Raleigh Fire Department was operating six engines, one aerial ladder, and one service ladder from six stations. They would answer 698 calls that calendar year in a city 10.88 square-miles in size and with 65,679 residents (1950 demographics). The budget that fiscal year was $192,095. Notable things that happened that year included the overhaul of the interior of Fire Station 5 on Park Drive, opening a permanent Fire Station 6 on Fairview Road, and forming the Fire Prevention Bureau. Click to enlarge:

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