02/01/13 85 W, 1 I - + 3 - 2 Battalion 5

Lee Wilson this week has been visiting Services and photographing the rescue-engines soon to be placed in service as Squad 14 and Squad 15. The equipment's being loaded and mounted. Same for Rescue 1, which is becoming a five-person heavy rescue. He also caught a shot of Battalion 5, an older Ford Explorer Excursion that goes into service on February 5, at 0800 hours. That's the date and time for all the changes. Here's a map, showing the five battalions and their stations. See more photos.

Lee Wilson photo

Anyone have an idea of what changes were made to the squads and rescue? What was added, taken off, etc…
H2O - 02/01/13 - 09:24

Just wondering the intended role of the Squads. I suppose they will have first due engine duties?... will they have first due Heavy Rescue districts/duties? Are they equipped to NC Rescue standards at Heavy or Medium levels? At strucutal jobs, will the Squad crews have specific pre-defined duties such as Search and Rescue, FAST/RIC, or operate similar to non-squard engine companies? I find this very interesting and am very interested in how RFD is changing… all good stuff, certainly.
Bob Parnell (Email) - 02/01/13 - 11:16

Bob, you can learn a bit about the changes on page three of the RFD newsletter: http://www.raleighfirenews.org/pdf/2013-..

I am told that the latest episode of Fire Watch also has a good overview: http://raleigh.granicus.com/MediaPlayer...
Legeros - 02/01/13 - 13:11

“Ford Expedition” (third correction… LOL!)
A.C. Rich - 02/04/13 - 11:17

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