10/21/13 134 W, 1 I - + 4 - 2 Wake County Fire Station Locations in 1993

In this still-active prior posting, we've been imagining and discussing the locations of Wake County fire stations twenty years hence. For some historical perspective, let's go backward in time. Here's that same map overlaid with fire station locations twenty years prior. (Yes, a better background map would also show the municipal limits at the time. Couldn't find one.) Think back to those days. Gasoline costs $1.16. Average new car costs $12,750. Bill Clinton is President. Ty Warner USA launches these things called Beanie Babies. How far ahead were those folks thinking, with regard to Wake County's fire service? Did they imagine such growth and expanded fire service needs? View the map (PDF). (What, you're confused? Too many maps from different decades? Here's a map showing current fire station locations.)

This is pretty cool to look at. Times have really changed.
JRG - 10/22/13 - 10:23

On the subject of maps, have you seen http://www.flosm.de/en/POI-map.html ?
Under the ‘emergency & healthcare’ box on the left you can make it show you fire stations/departments it’s aware of. Didn’t know if it might come in useful (assuming it’s accurate)
Paul - 10/22/13 - 10:50

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