05/02/12 103 W, 2 I - + 5 - 5 Remembering Fairgrounds Engine 196 and Durham Highway Unit 8

Continuing on yesterday's topic of tankers, here's a pair of big ones that once served Fairgrounds  and Durham Highway fire departments. Can't find any real good (e.g. Lee Wilson style) posed photos in my digital archives. We'll make do with these shots. Top is a 1985 Kenworth/Grumman Firecat, 1250 GPM, 2500 gallon pumper-tanker. (Read about "The Beast.") Bottom is a 1984 Mack/Darley 1500 GPM, 1800 gallon pumper-tanker and which was the longest unit in the county at the time. (Those specs correct?)

8 ball
Mike - 05/02/12 - 10:38

Where are they now?
fire1983 - 05/02/12 - 17:38

8 Ball (Durham Highway’s truck) was donated to Kerr Lake Fire Dept which was then shut down/acquired by the county over there. I am assuming they still have it though.
DH - 05/03/12 - 12:09

I didnt know that the newly formed Kerr lake fire dept was shut down. Was it forcea-kinda merge?d it did they sort-
911 - 05/03/12 - 20:08

After the merger of Kerr Lake with Vance County, I believe that the former Durham Highway truck was donated to Hicksboro Fire Department.
102 - 05/04/12 - 20:58

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