07/29/12 111 W, 1 I - + 7 - 8 Fueling The Tiller

More than one driver likely did a double-take as they passed this service station today on Peace Street. That's Raleigh's 2010 Pierce Arrow XT tiller, better known as Ladder 4. And despite the camera's perspective, the rear cab clears the canopy with room to spare. Death, taxes, and diesel. Three constants of life. And long gone are the days of exclusive fueling using station tanks, or the old Dodge fuel truck that made the rounds on Saturdays. When was the retired, anyway? As for Raleigh fire stations with fuel tanks, they have included Station 1, Station 2 at Memorial Auditorium, Station 2 on Pecan Street, and Station 6. What others? Click to enlarge:

16’s has a tank….right in your front yard Mikey.
Silver - 07/29/12 - 17:47

I knew that…
Legeros - 07/29/12 - 17:50

As to county stations, at Yrac we had our own as did Cary Area Rescue.
DJ - 07/29/12 - 22:11

Interesting fact about a department to the northeast. Wilson fire and rescue has a fuel truck that makes rounds several times a week. The chief stated this keeps his crews in district and in house with less out service time and more time to train. Interesting concept.
Interesting concept - 07/30/12 - 03:52

Cary has fuel tanks at every station for the apparatus and for the station generators that run on diesel. We also have fuel keys for the town pumps at the operations center.
MSW - 07/30/12 - 11:23

Morrisville also fuels its rigs at Cary station 7.
Spanky - 07/30/12 - 21:21

he Winston Salem Fire and Rescue Department has fuel tanks at all but one station. That is E-17/HM-1. It is because the land that the station sits on is near a large watershd. But there are three stations near-by that E-17 can use.
Clay Simmons - 07/31/12 - 11:37

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