03/28/12 56 W, 1 I - + 8 - 6 Cary Rescue 2 Revealed

Here's a nice shot of Cary Rescue 2 with all compartments open and the light tower in action. Photographer Lee Wilson snapped this and some others yesterday. See more photos. The 2012 Pierce Velocity is one of two delivered in January, along with a 2012 Pierce Velocity platform also delivered that month.

Lee Wilson photo

Welcome to the area. Take a look at this thread, where the trucks were discussed and such questions were asked already: http://www.legeros.com/ralwake/photos/we..
Legeros - 03/28/12 - 22:06

I think it’s a good question, LAFD. Raleigh currently has 3 rescues. Soon Raleigh will be sending 2 ladder companies on all structure fire calls compared to the current 1 ladder on residential structure fire calls (4E,1L,1R,1BC) and 2 ladders on commercial and multi-residential (4E,2L,1R,1BC). When the change takes place near the end of this year Raleigh will be dropping down to only 1 heavy rescue which will have a minimum staffing of 1 Captain, 1 Lieutenant, and 4 Firefighters.
Rescue Ranger - 03/28/12 - 22:47

Rescue Ranger- RFD is increasing its rescue staffing? This is a great step in the right direction… 6 people on a rescue!!! Congrats to RFD for recognizing the need for additonal people on a necessary unit!
Bob P. - 03/28/12 - 23:45

I will believe it when I see it on paper! Not trying be ugly but all the fluff about us going to 1 rescue with 6 versus 2 rescues with 4. Every couple weeks we hear it flip floping back and forth! Most of us know 2 with 4 would fit us better! But just like every fire truck has a tail board big or small, it’s just my 2 cents! But just for fun since we are discussing it lets talk about where to put the one heavy rescue? 9 is the center of the city, also we talked about it at work and a easy way to use our current rescues to ride 6, just take out the inside/cab storage compartment and put 2 seats in it like the new engines! Any way cool truck Cary! congrates!
Jason Lane - 03/29/12 - 02:20

Congrats to Raleigh for the upcoming reconfiguration! Is the City going to buy a new heavy rig or utilize one of the current Pierce rescues?
Charlie H - 03/29/12 - 03:56

The town of Cary has duel companies with well staffed apparatus at every station. They have the money to spend on apparatus, (overkill or not) to protect there citizens while still giving the crews raises… more power to them. I am glad I live and work in Cary’s fire district.
Brian - 03/29/12 - 11:59

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Brian - 03/29/12 - 21:31

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