01/31/13 206 W - + 7 - 5 Rescue 2 and Rescue 3 - Out of Service

Rescue 2 and Rescue 3 were removed from service at 8:00 a.m. this morning, January 31, in preparation for special operations reorganization that will place a five-person heavy rescue in service on Tuesday, February 5. That'll be Rescue 1. Here's a short history of those units:

Rescue 2

Note: Rescue 2 was also the second piece of the Raleigh Emergency Rescue Squad, a 1954 Reo Civil Defense rescue truck housed at Station 1. It was later housed without staffing at Station 8, Station 10, and Station 12. It was removed from service in November 1974.

Rescue 3

Note: Rescue 3 was previously placed in service on July 28, 1976, at Station 3 at 13 S. East Street. It operated a 1975 Chevy/Murphy ambulance and was moved to Station 12 on July 24, 1978. The unit's history is summarized as R1 > R3 > R12 > R7 > R21 > R19 > R1 (at Station 19).

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