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New Raleigh Fire Station Opens

Posted June 4, 2007

— Mayor Charles Meeker dedicated the city's newest fire station Monday.

Fire Station No. 28 will serve people north of the Neuse River near Mitchell Mill Road. The station will be home to fifteen firefighters and will have a pumper truck that can spray as much as 1,500 gallons of water a minute.


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  • gopanthers Jun 5, 2007

    Oh and I agree with you stating growth needs to be controlled. I can remember when we move out this way there was only one Sub-Division. Ours. 401 was a Two Lane Road and no shopping areas what-so-ever except conveant stores. There were woods all the way around us. Now we have homes all the way around us. But none the less we're in City Limits out this way to and deserve the new Fire Station.

  • gopanthers Jun 5, 2007

    I live in this area and we (I.E. Me)in city limits, already are paying city taxes to cover other Fire Stations in the city and have been on those other stations that aren't close and this one has been long over due.

  • New York Yankee Jun 5, 2007

    WooHoo!!!!! Another station with lots of HOT firemen. :D

  • RTPMedic Jun 5, 2007

    Too much uncontrolled growth is a bad thing most times. The infrastructure has not caught up to what we have now. Just look at Capital Blvd anytime or Hwy 98 between Wake Forest and Durham in the mornings if you don't think so. And with all this new folks moving in and not wanting to pay for THEIR impact it makes it hard on all of us - especially those of us that were born here. They should start an impact fee schedule here. If you are moving INTO Wake County from somewhere else then you should pay an impact fee. If you are moving from point to point inside Wake County there there would be no fee. Use those monies to suppliment the funds we don't have due to the Lindo-law for roads and for building schools since the great lottery that we have (thanks again Mr Black) is not generating the funds "projected".

  • neason2001 Jun 5, 2007

    Go way to tell it, natsbats. Some people only see the little picture. If they look at the big picture, they will see that growth is a good thing. With the addition of this firestation, there was 15 jobs added to Wake County.

  • natsbats Jun 5, 2007

    SAR, maybe you should move to Chatham County. Do you realize what just one house does for the economy. From the people who design the subdivision.. to the architect… to all the trades that build the house… to all the people who maintain the house and all its appliances….. to the homeowner who goes to local store to spend money on rakes, etc. or maybe they hire a lawn service. You may be independently wealthy but I am not. With the economy here in Wake County growing strong for a good 15 years, I have been able maintain a good job , put food on the table, have a little extra for vacations.

  • S82R Jun 4, 2007

    now that the fire station is here, how long before we start paying city taxes we didn't ask for?

    raleigh and wake need to do the same thing as chatham and "pause" growth!