10/27/15 336 W, 2 I - + 6 - 2 New Beaufort Fire Station, New Morehead City Tanker

Couple updates from my high school home town and its nearby neighbor. The town of Beaufort is planning a new fire station. The proposed one-story, three-bay facility was designed by Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects.

The planned location is the corner of Live Oak and Pine streets, one block from the current fire station on Cedar Street. As this WCTI story from yesterday notes, the current fire station is "old, outdated, and cramped." And the town is growing. (Call volume comparison. Five years ago: 400. Last year: 1,100.)

There was a public hearing on the project last week, due to the lowest bid of $3.4 million exceeding the project budget of $3 million. Another hearing and vote is scheduled for later this week.

See this project page from the town's web site. Below are renderings featured in the new story, via WCTI on Twitter. (There's no tiller in Beaufort. That's presumably just a placeholder added by the architects. Unless...)

Onto Morehead City. As this Firehouse.com story reports, the town has taken delivery of a new "tanker-pumper." (Was delivered last month, after appearing at the fire show in Atlanta in August.) Same is a 2015 Freightliner M2/Midwest with a 2,000 gallon tank and a 1,000 GPM Darley pump. Two side and one rear dump valves. "Tip down" portable tank carrier. Etcetera. It's been assigned to Station 3 as Tanker 3. See more factory photos and complete specs.


Other MHFD apparatus updates from our friends down east:

Readers, any other notable news out of Carteret County or points nearby?

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