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Posted on: February 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Bull City’s Newest Fire Engine Goes into Service Saturday

Engine 12 Housing Ceremony

Durham Fire Department Invites Community to Engine 12 Housing Ceremony

If you’ve never been to an official Housing Ceremony, now’s your chance to take part in a traditional fire service event.

On Saturday, February 8 at 10 a.m., the Durham Fire Department will be “pushing” into service the newest fire engine. This event will take place at Fire Station 12, which is located at 1230 Carpenter Fletcher Rd., Durham. 

Residents are invited to attend and participate in this traditional fire service housing ceremony which will culminate with all participants “pushing” the unit into the station. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.

The original Engine 12 was placed into service in 1987, but responded from Station 4 located on Fayetteville Street. The engine responded from there until 1989, when the current Station 12 was completed. Station 12 is a multi-company station with Engine 12 and Ladder 12.

Station 12 is one of the fastest growing districts in the city and is considered to be one of the most densely populated areas of south Durham. Station 12’s district includes numerous large apartment complexes, federal government agencies, Research Triangle Park, and also responds to parts of Interstate 40.

For on-site news media assistance at Saturday’s event, contact Deputy Chief Chris Iannuzzi at (919) 605-5161.

About the City of Durham Fire Department

The Durham Fire Department strives to enhance the quality of life for the residents and visitors of Durham by minimizing the harmful effects of fires, medical emergencies, and other types of dangerous events. Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, the department helps create a safer community by conducting fire and life safety education programs;  providing emergency responses to fires, medical calls, hazardous materials spills, technical rescue calls, and water rescue calls; explaining and enforcing the fire code; investigating arson and the cause of other fires; and maintaining readiness through constant training and maintenance of facilities and equipment. To learn more follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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