12/04/12 78 W, 1 I - + 3 - 4 Car 40 to Station 16

On November 29, the platoon Deputy Fire Marshal was moved from Station 21 to Station 16. That's Car 40, and what might be the first tone you hear for a working fire dispatch. (Do my ears have that correct?) The move was made as Rescue 1 will relocate to Station 21, when placed in service as a five-man (er, person) company in early 2013. That'll happen along with Rescue 2 and Rescue 3 removed from service, and some other stuff. Click to enlarge:

seems like rescue 1 should be at station 1. More centrally located.
Michael - 12/04/12 - 18:28

Actually sta 9 is roughly the center of the city, hence the nickname “eye of the storm”
Mike - 12/04/12 - 18:33

This past March/ April several members of the Special Operations Command Committee took trips to the following departments; Fairfax County, Prince Georges County (MD), Washington DC, Baltimore, Philly, Camden, Jersey City, North Hudson (NJ), and FDNY. Each one of these departments has a Heavy Rescue (some more than one), with the exception of Camden which was disbanded recently due to budget constraints.

One piece of advice remained the same from members of the Rescue from these departments; if you have one Rescue Company in your City, make sure it is in the middle of your main fire area(s), close to your high rise area, and in your area of higher concentrations of people. With that in mind for the City of Raleigh, #7 was originally chosen to be the home of the Heavy Rescue. Due to some last minute, mitigating circumstances, 21’s was deemed to be the location for now.

Engine 9 is center city/ mid-town but it simply can’t accomodate a five member crew. At shift change you’d have 16-18 people jockeying for parking and it would be nuts. While #1 is in the southern part of the City, it IS in the middle and there are several arteries which make runs to other parts of the City fairly easy as compared to some other firehouses.

I’m excited to see this here and pumped to be the first Fire Department in the area to implement a true Squad Company concept. I can recall conversations 10 years ago along the lines of “you’ll never see a Captain on Rescue”; well, around 2/2 or 2/3 it IS going to happen.

Stay Combat Ready!
Silver - 12/05/12 - 01:26

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