Raleigh's oldest fire station gets 60th birthday party

Posted June 27, 2009 8:53 a.m. EDT

— Raleigh's oldest active fire station will get a 60th birthday party this Saturday.

The public party and open house will take place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Station No. 6, 2601 Fairview Road at Oberlin Road.

One of the department's prized antiques – a 1950 Mack truck that served as Engine 6 for 25 years – will be on display, along with other firefighting equipment and historical and educational materials. Food will also be served.

Fire Station No. 6 opened June 25, 1949. Old Engine Company No. 6 moved into it from a nearby rented building. Also known as the corner fire station, the building has also housed a ladder company, rescue squad and battalion chief.