06/09/07 240 W - + 22 - 15 Raleigh Rescue Company Histories


Who can help with specific or general dates, for the histories of Raleigh's rescue companies? Here's what Mike has, with blanks for what's missing:

Summary:

R1 > R3 > R12 > R7 > R21 > R19
R9 > R14 > R6 > R14
R7

Rescue 1 - 1953

Placed in service as Rescue 1 on _______________, 1953, at Station 1 at 220 West Dawson Street.
Moved to Station 3 on ______________, 197_.

Rescue 2 - 1953

Placed in service by October 7, 1954, at Station 1 at 220 West Dawson Street.
Second unit of two-piece Raleigh Emergency Rescue Squad.
Later housed without staffing at Stations 8, 10, 12.
Removed from service on November __, 1974.

Rescue 3 - 197_

Placed in service as Rescue 3 on ____________, 197_, at Station 3 at 13 South East Street.
Moved to Station 12 on __________, 1978.

Rescue 6 - 1982

Placed in service as Rescue 6 on _____________, 1982, at Station 6 at 2601 Fairview Road.
Moved to Station 14 on ______________, 19__.

Rescue 7 - 19__

Placed in service on _______________, 19__, at Station 7 at 1300 Glascock Street.
Moved to Station 21 in 199_.
Returned to service at Station 7 in July 2001.

Rescue 8

See Rescue 2.

Rescue 9 - 1974

Placed in service on October 28, 1974, at Station 9 at 4465 Six Forks Road.
Moved to Station 14 on ______________, 1978.

Rescue 10

See Rescue 2.

Rescue 12

Placed in service on _____________, 1978, at Station 12 at 3409 Poole Road.
Moved to Station 7 on _____________, 19__.
See also Rescue 2.

Rescue 14 - 1978

Placed in service on _______________, 1978, at Station 14 at 4200 Lake Boone Trail.
Moved to Station 6 on _______________, 1982.
Returned to service at Station 14 on _______________, 19__.

Rescue 19 - 1999

Placed in service as Rescue 19 at _______________, 1999, at Station 19 at 4209 Spring Forest Road.

Rescue 21 - 199_

Placed in service as Rescue 21 on ______________, 199_, at Station 21 at 9350 Durant Road.
Moved to Station 19 on _______________, 1999.



For sake of change, why not just number the units in the order they were placed in service? Like, Rescue 1,2,3. Rescue 1 being Rescue 1 wherever it is stationed and the like. Same with the ladders, it would help from having to re-number equipment all the time, plus you can build years of tradition (Rescue 1 being in service since 1953).
Guest - 06/09/07 - 13:25

Is that what departments like FDNY and Chicago do? Is that why they have Engine 1 and Ladder 24 in the same house, Engine 4 and Ladder 15, etc. etc.? That is a serious question, but I’ll go ahead and duck and cover..
Luke - 06/09/07 - 21:55

Can’t speak on Chicago, but FDNY goes back a ways. In the old days, Manhattan had an Engine 1 as did Brooklyn. Same with the other 3 boroughs. Then they all merged, so a different numbering system was set up. So to answer your question, I believe “No” for FDNY. Manhattan, for instance, is lower numbers (1-80 or so, some missing numbers in between), then your other boroughs will be different ranges of numbers.

I do agree though, if you were to try to establish some sort of company pride, it’s sort of hard to do if equipment is changing numbers all the time. It would be great to say, “we’re celebrating 50 or 100 years of service”, but it’s sort of hard to because of relocations (and with that come number changes) so it’s hard to draw up a timeline.
Silver - 06/09/07 - 23:22

This copied from http://nyfd.com/brooklyn_bfd/bfd_history..

Brooklyn at one time had it’s own Fire Department.
The Brooklyn Fire Department ( B.F.D.) was organized on September 15, 1869 with 13 Engines and 6 Ladders,which were Engines 1 (Engine 201 today) through 13 and Ladders 1 (Ladder 101today) through 6.

There were two major reorganizational dates that involved the Brooklyn and Queens engine and ladder companies.

January 28, 1898 merged with the FDNY

January 1, 1913 The second major reorganization

Brooklyn and the Long Island City Fire Depts. merged with the FDNY on January 28, 1898. To avoid confusion with the companies in Manhattan and the Bronx, the companies in Brooklyn and Queens were renumbered on October 1, 1899. One hundred numbers were added to the engines and fifty number were added to the ladder companies. The second major reorganization came on January 1, 1913. Again one hundred numbers were added to the engines and fifty numbers were added to the ladder companies. Ladder 8 became Ladder 58 which became Ladder 108. Engine Company 16 of the Brooklyn Fire Department became Engine 116 and later became Engine 216.
Stretch - 06/10/07 - 19:40

Greensboro is in the process of renumbering (or has renumbered) some of their stations in advance of a merger with other Guilford County departments.

Sta 3 is now Sta 43
Sta 6 is now Sta 41
Sta 9 is now Sta 49
Sta 12 is now Sta 40
Sta 15 is now Sta 48
Sta 16 is now Sta 52

Ditto on the Guilford side:

Sta 4 is now Sta 54
Sta 5 is now Sta 55
Sta 7 is now Sta 47
Sta 8 is now Sta 58
Sta 10 is now Sta 100
Sta 11 is now Sta 39

Someone else can advise additional details. Imagine a county-wide department here, and something similar could happen.
Legeros - 06/10/07 - 22:33

For a clarification, in Guilford, it’s not the departments that are merging but the Communications Centers.

Also, High Point and Guil-Rand fire departments chose NOT to participate in the re-numbering. High Point will continue to be dispatched by themselves; Guil-Rand is dispatched by Randolph County.
harkey (Email) (Web Site) - 06/11/07 - 08:48



  
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