1953, apparatus delivery: 1951 Chevrolet / American pumper with front-mounted Barton pump purchased by Town. Also, 1934 Chevrolet pumper sold to town of Sanford and eventually ends in small town near Spartanburg, SC, and is still in service as of February 1972.

1956, rural fire department incorporated as Wake Forest Rural Fire Department, Inc. (April 24, 1956) The rural fire district is know as the Wakette Fire Protection District and Willis Winston serves as the first fire chief.

1956, first fire truck for rural department is 1942 Chevy 1 1/2 ton pumper purchased as Civil Defense surplus for $100.

1958, Fire Chief of Rural Department is Albert Perry.


Fire Station #1
420 Elm Ave.
Wake Forest, NC 27587