03/12/15 277 W, 2 I - + 4 - 4 Exploring Fort Bragg's Fire Stations

Let's take a virtual tour of Fort Bragg's fire stations, courtesy of Bing Maps and official photos posted to the post's web site. But, wait, Batman! What's that last structure shown? That's Ranger Station 2 on the far west side of the military reservation. Historic structure that was built in 1937. Has been repurposed as Fire Station 8 for a four-person engine company. Engine 7, Tanker 81, and Crash 83 will be housed at the location.

The one-story building has been refurbished as living quarters. Two apparatus buildings have been added, a two-bay metal building beside the ranger station for the engine and tanker and a second metal building across the road for the crash truck. The Air Force added the latter. None of those are shown in the aerial view included in the images below, however. Unsure if the station's in service just yet. Click to enlarge:



Station Building Address Built Opened Notes
Sta 1 6-9572 1556 Knox Street 1954 1954  
Sta 2 / Simmons Army Airfield P-2539 1003 Parham Blvd. 1957 1957  
Sta 3 B-700 Longstreet Rd at Manhay Rd 2004 2004  
Sta 4 / Mackall AAF T-276 Glider St 1983 1983  
Sta 5 E-367 1309 Canopy Lane Bldg 1989 1989  
Sta 6 / Linden Oaks L-3602 Camel Road, west of Linden Oaks Parkway 2011 2011  
Sta 7 / Pope Army Airfield R-025 265 Boxcar Street 1956 1956 Former Pope AFB fire station.
Sta 8 O-9007 King, Manchester, and Morganton roads, SE corner 1937 2015 Old Ranger Station 2, sole remaining ranger station at Fort Bragg.
Headquarters 2-5935 Butner Road     Department of Emergency Services headquarters.
Inspections / Logistics 182 Boxcar Street, Pope Field      
Training Facility   1459 Hurst Drive      

But what about former Fort Bragg fire stations? Where were they located?

To be continued...

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