05/14/13 183 W, 1 I - + 6 - 3 New Hanover County's New Engine

Seen on the Pierce Flickr site as well as FireNews.net, here's Engine 13 newly delivered to New Hanover County Fire Rescue. Its a 2013 Pierce Arrow XT with the Pierce Ultimate Configuration (PUC). The pumper-tanker has a 1,500 GPM pump, a 1,000 gallon tank, and a Husky 12 foam system. The engine was dedicated on May 1, and photos of the ceremony are posted on the New Hanover County flickr site.


The fire department has been progressively growing larger of the years, since its formation in 1997. They have ten stations (see this CFP list), a number of which were originally operated by private fire departments. The roster of those that have passed includes Castle Hayne FD (1958-2010), Federal Point FD (1974-2010), Myrtle Grove FD (1957-2010), North Wilmington FD (1990-1993), Seagate (1940-2005), South Wilmington (1956-1990), Winter Park (1951-2005), and Wrightsboro (1952-2010).

Today, the fire departments serving the county number four: Carolina Beach FD, New Hanover County FD,  Wilmington FD, and Wilmington International Airport. What does the future look like locally county-run fire departments? Looks like Durham is starting in that direction.

On your list of departments currently serving the county you left off Wrightsville Beach FD and Kure Beach FD.
MC Nelson (Email) - 05/14/13 - 11:21

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