11/20/12 234 W - + 4 - 2 Wake Forest Fire Station 4

On the agenda (PDF) for today's Raleigh City Council meeting is a request from the Wake Forest Fire Department, for extension of public utilities into the Falls Lake Watershed and for subsequent connections to their new fire station location at 1509 Jenkins Road. The department entered into a $145,000 contract in June with a property owner for 2.05 acres on the site, reported this Wake Forest Gazette story in September. The station will have three bays and ten bedrooms, which will provide enough sleeping space for two companies, along with some room for volunteers. The story also has some information about the site's sewer connections, as well as an update on expansion of the fire department board that month.

The story also references the nice-looking and entirely informative Wake Forest Fire Department Annual Report (PDF), which was published on September 25. The twenty-five page document includes an organizational chart and organizational background, district, station, and apparatus information, milestones of the past year, future plans, and their budget. Among the contents: the department's ISO rating was updated this year, from Class 5 (municipal) and Class 6 (rural) to Class 4 (municipal) and Class 5/9 (rural). Engine 4 has been ordered, to replace a 1996 E-One. Rescue 3 will be placed next year with a service truck. They're also getting a new tanker soon, which was noted in the Wake Forest Gazette story.

What other departments around here have published annual reports recently?

Did the station get approved for water from the city of Raleigh?
ncnjems - 12/09/12 - 00:57

Would this new station take over some of Stony Hill’s territory?
RescueRanger - 12/09/12 - 14:43

Yes. The response areas will be adjusted for closest station as with any other area of the county. ISO or NCRRS areas will be re-evaluated as needed to optimize the benefits. The area between SH and WF is large and densely populated, therefore the new station will be a welcome addition to the service delivery!
A.C. Rich - 12/09/12 - 14:56

Will the design of the new firehouse fit in with the neighborhood surrounding and natural environment that surrounds this property? Has consideration been made for the safety of the families living in single family housing surrounding the firehouse? What will be done to ensure safety on Jenkins road as it is very narrow and getting fire trucks in and off this road will pose a hazard to other vehicles given the topography?
Shannon - 01/15/13 - 20:29

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