01/30/13 490 W - + 7 - 9 Morning Reading - January 30, 2013

Good morning Raleigh. Some reading material for your Wednesday morning, including some older news from Apex. They're the county's third largest municipal fire department, with four stations and eight-three employees. Next question, when/where is their fifth fire station planned? 

Does Apex list their vollys as vollys or as part timers like Clayton does?
Mike - 01/30/13 - 09:33

Congrats to Wake Forest.
I wonder if Wake EMS will consider staffing a truck if the opportunity is offered at this new station
or do they have a station that is already closer?

Isn’t there an EMS truck and Stony Hill # 1 and Wake Forest # 1 or am I wrong?

Seems like theres never enough EMS units with the call volume what it is.
lol sometime you got Cary at Six Forks, Eastern Wake in Cary, Apex on 440, I mean it never slows down.
Tex - 01/30/13 - 11:08

We list our vollies as vollies. Chief Maynard was a long time volly an FT police officer. He decided to come to paid side and was hired as Engineer in 2005.
Apex Batt Chief - 01/30/13 - 15:21

Thanks Apex Batt Chief. What is your staffing on eng’s and ladders per shift?
Mike - 01/30/13 - 15:25

Our staffing is as follows for our shift personnel:
E1: Lt./Engineer/ FF (Part-time FF 8-5 M-F)
E2: Lt./Engineer/ FF (Part-time FF 8-5 M-F)
L3: Lt./Engineer/ FF
E4: Capt./ Engineer/ FF
L4: Engineer/ 3 FF’s
Battalion 1

We also augment our staffing with volunteers that pull 12 or 24 hour shifts whenever they can. The volunteers are assigned wherever the Battalion Chief feels he needs the staffing. We also have college interns that ride as a fourth person, or as a third person when they become certified. The crew of L4 cross-staffs R4. The rescue calls for the other half of town are handled by E1 as it has a full complement of hydraulic tools. E1 also qualifies as a medium duty rescue.
Bob P. - 01/30/13 - 16:55

Tex, Wake County EMS 12 is housed at Stony Hill #1. The EMS station down the road from Wake Forest #1 houses EMS 10 and 33. The reason you see varing agencies all over the place is due to where that particular unit transports to and with AVL, as they clear they may be the closest unit avail.
Swiman - 01/30/13 - 17:00

Swiman: Yeah good point.
Tex - 01/30/13 - 21:47

Congrats to Apex on their Assistant Chief and their department growth. Also congrats to Wake Forest for their station 4 future build. Man I wish my department would add another station and be able to staff a second company out of our station 1 at all times. During the day we are able but most of the time each crew at each station has to run at least three different vehicles depending on the call type. It sucks and is not safe for the citizens and most importantly us firefighters.
BamBam - 01/30/13 - 22:46

BamBam are you on the south side of the county?
JDoe - 02/01/13 - 00:23

No not at all. JK! You must know where I’m talking about!
BamBam - 02/01/13 - 21:11

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