07/26/14 334 W, 2 I - + 9 - 7 Charlotte Old Squad 1, Old Station 1

From the Facebook page of The One House, here's a vintage photo of Squad 1. Photo circa mid-1980s. Squad 1 was a manpower unit. It was stationed at Station 1 and operated multiple models of Ford Econoline passenger vans. Any reader memories of the unit, and ideas on makes/model years? And the years the squad operated? Next question, how many other departments around our state have operated manpower units? Click to enlarge:

The One House photo

The building is old Station 1, which was located at the intersection of South Davidson Street and East 4th Street. It was addressed 125 S. Davidson Street, and located on the west end of the City Hall Annex building. (The police department was on the east end, and the Health Department was in the middle.) Here's a picture of the engine house in action, 

Terry Lacy photo

Built in 1925, the fire station also housed the first maintenance shop, on the apparatus floor. Communications was located on the second floor. Units housed at old Station 1 have included:

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