1963, apparatus delivery: It is a 1963 Chevrolet / American LaFrance pumper/tanker.

1966, rural fire department relocates to 352 South White Street.
1966, eight Seaboard Air Line Railroad cars derail just south of town and burn.  Three tank cars of turpentine catch fire and spread to two piggy-back truck cars. Afternoon fire sends columns of thick black of smoke into sky over 40 to 50 foot flames.  Firefighters from Wake Forest, New Hope, Durham Highway, Rolesville, and Raleigh battle blaze.  Foam unit from Raleigh is called but proves ineffective. (April 23, 1966)


1966, Forest Theater on White Street burns.  Blaze is discovered about 10:15 a.m. by clerk in hardware store directly across the street from the theater.  Theater is gutted and three smaller shops are slightly damaged.  Firefighters from Rolesville, New Hope, Youngsville, Bay Leaf, Stony Hill, and Raleigh assist, bringing blaze under control by 11:20 a.m.  One fireman is injured, losing tip end of finger when caught in some equipment during the firefighting.  Two others are treated for smoke inhalation on scene. (July 1, 1966)


1968, apparatus delivery: 1968 Chevrolet Tanker with a 1200 gallon tank. Its named Tanker 67
1969, apparatus delivery: Chevrolet brush truck, 200 gallons, 350 GPM.  Cost about $10,000.

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