This Month In Wake Forest Fire Department History
A table appliance was to blame for a house fire on W. Chestnut ave in April of 1981. It was reported that flames spread from the kitchen of the house and into the attic. Firefighters answered the call around 8:15am after the home owner saw fire from a small grill that was used to cook breakfast. Extensive damage occurred to the attic of the home as well as other parts including the kitchen. The homeowner escaped uninjured.
Vehicle Accident With Entrapment
Fire Extends Into Attic
April 17, 2016
When crews arrived to this house on N. Taylor St Sunday night, heavy fire was located in the rear. Engine #1 and Ladder #1 quickly went to work by extinguishing the fire in the rear of the home and cutting a hole in the roof. Engine #4 attacked the fire in the attic with a separate hose line. Residents were at home at the time of the fire and everyone managed to escape without injury. The fire was investigated and appeared to start in a back room of the home.
Shed Fire Behind Home
Thank You For Your Support!
Crews Battle House Fire
April 15, 2016
Engine #1 and Ladder #1 were first to arrive to a this house on Checkmate Circle to find fire coming out of two windows from an upstairs bedroom. Crews made an interior fire attack as well as cut a vent hole in the roof to extinguish the fire and limit the spread. Fire did spread into the attic but was quickly brought under control. Residents were at home at the time of the fire but were able to escape unharmed. Other units on scene were WFFD Engine #4 and Rolesville Pumper #151 and #153. Click HERE for more photos. (Photos submitted to WFFD Media by Jill Kooper)
Station #4 Open House and Engine #4 Wet-Down
April 3, 2016
The open house and dedication of the new Station #4 and Engine #4 was held Sunday at the new Station on Jenkins Rd. Over 200 people attended the ceremony which featured a walk through of the station and a wet-down of the new engine. Click HERE for more pictures.
Car Breaks Telephone Pole
April 1, 2016
Two vehicles slammed into each other at the intersection of Heritage Lake and Friendship Chapel Rd on Friday, sending one vehicle into a ditch and the other crashing into a telephone pole, snapping it in half. Engine #1 and Ladder #1 responded to the accident and treated minor injuries to those involved.
Lightning Strike Causes Fire
Vehicle On Its Side
Live Burn Training
Grass Fire Burns Near Homes
February Emergency Calls Total
Car Slams Through Gate
Fire in Town Maintenance Shop
February 16, 2016
Engine #1 was first to arrive to a working fire at the Town of Wake Forest's Maintenance Shop located on Friendship Chapel Rd Wednesday evening. Heavy smoke poured from the building and fire was found in an office. No one was in the shop at the time of the fire so Ladder #1 had to force entry. The fire was being investigated by WFFD and Wake County Fire Services. Other units on scene included Engines #2, #3, and #4. (Photo courtesy of The Wake Weekly)
New Engine #4 Goes In Service
January Emergency Calls Total
Minor Accident on Capital Blvd
January 31, 2016
Two cars were involved in an accident at Capital Blvd and Country Club Dr early Sunday morning. One vehicle had heavy damage to the front of the vehicle when it collided with another car going northbound on Capital. Engine #4 and Ladder #3 responded to the accident, no injuries were reported.
Move in Day at Station #4
Vehicle Fire in Shopping Center Parking Lot
Early Morning House Fire
January 6, 2016
A house on Richland Drive in Wake Forest caught on fire around 6:15am Wednesday Morning. Engine #4 was first to arrive to find fire that had started on the exterior of the home and extended into the house. Crews attacked the fire and contained it to a limited area in the home. The occupants were able to make it out of the home before crews arrived and no injuries were reported. Units on scene included WFFD Engines 4, 1, 2, Ladder 1, Battalion 1, and mutual aid from Stony Hill.