02/07/13 163 W - + 7 - 1 Video: Charlotte Engine 7 Responding

Random YouTube video of Engine 7 leaving the historic Station 7 in Charlotte. That's a tight squeeze! Ten feet, two inch clearance reads the sign outside the bay door. The 1935 engine house is located at 3210 N. Davidson Street. Here's a photo tour of the Queen City's historic and former houses. Next question, raise your hand if you're running from "back in the day" quarters. How's the fit? Do you love the character of the building, or are there particular challenges that you bemoan?

(Regarding Raleigh's original-now-demolished stations, there were only a handful. West Morgan Street, condemned in its last years. Wasn't built to last. East Hargett Street, needed to be moved east. Building was more valuable as a vacant lot, after vacated. Jefferson Street, needed to be moved. Still standing. Park Drive, needed to accommodate a ladder. They decided to rebuilt it, was thirty-five years old. Memorial Auditorium, needed to be moved. Space re-purposed for auditorium use.)

Looks like they have more room than those guys over at Falls have (WF st 5 I suppose). That place is a squeeze! And they even ordered their trucks smaller from what I understand.

Interesting pattern on that light bar too
FF - 02/07/13 - 11:56

The doors at New Hope Station 1 are 10ft even, and the apron slopes down upon exit. It makes truck specs a fun conversation…..
D. McKay - 02/08/13 - 16:52

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