05/13/14 73 W, 1 I - + 10 - 8 Chapel Hill Fire Department Fleet History

While we're on the subject of that college town that's colored blue, let's build a fleet history for the Chapel Hill Fire Department. Based on prior blog postings and Lee Wilson's photos and some Google searches, here's take one:

[ This historical fleet listing has been moved to www.legeros.com/history/fleets ]

And here's a montage of photos, nearly all from Lee Wilson. Click to enlarge:

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The 1998 E-One Cyclone is actually two 1988 E-One cyclones that we bought stock. When I got here they were Engine 31 and Engine 34. One of them had been Engine 33 at some point (I’ve seen the picture), but we didn’t have it assigned as that unit when I started, Tower 71 was a “quint” and we had a borrowed a tanker from Parkwood Fire that was running as Attack 33. It was a two person squad company. As a side note, the numbers come from a standard numbering system, county wide (until Carrboro decided to change their scheme by them selves last year)
0 is Chapel Hill
1 is Eland
2 is Orange Rural/Hillsborough
3 is Eno
4 is New Hope
5 is Orange Grove
6 is Cedar Grove
7 is Caldwell
8 is White Cross, and
9 is Carrboro
Not sure if we had a 10, but 11 was Orange County Rescue Squad and 12 is(and still is) South Orange Rescue Squad. 15 used to be Orange County Emergency Management (Services) but they have recently changed their scheme too.
Once the department’s were identified, the second number symbolized:
0 for chiefs
1 for Captains
2 for Lieutenants
3 for Engines
4 for Tankers
5 for Brush/will and
6 for rescues
7 for ladders
8 for special (first responder vehicles)
9 depends on the agency
The last number usually symbolizes the station.
Sasser (Email) - 05/13/14 - 23:40

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