Firefighters http://wunc.org en The Lives Of NC Firefighters: What We Don't Know http://wunc.org/post/lives-nc-firefighters-what-we-dont-know <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">Many young children dream of becoming firefighters someday. But not everybody sustains that desire into adulthood. What is it that makes some people want to run into the buildings when everyone else is fleeing?&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 15:00:55 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 35748 at http://wunc.org The Lives Of NC Firefighters: What We Don't Know Should Firefighters Wear 'Google Glass'? http://wunc.org/post/should-firefighters-wear-google-glass <p></p><p>A Rocky Mount, NC firefighter is thinking about ways that the latest in new technology&nbsp; can be applied to firefighting. <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/21/tech/innovation/google-glass-firefighter/">He talked with CNN:</a></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:42:41 +0000 Carol Jackson 29345 at http://wunc.org Should Firefighters Wear 'Google Glass'? Durham City Fire Department Receives Pet Oxygen Masks http://wunc.org/post/durham-city-fire-department-receives-pet-oxygen-masks <p>Firefighters in Durham will now be equipped to save more lives when they're called to rescue families from burning homes and apartments. Many survivors emerge distraught to find little can be done for their pets because of severe smoke inhalation. But now, every one of Durham's 16 fire stations will have kits containing oxygen masks to help resuscitate man's best friends.<br> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 22:42:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 7315 at http://wunc.org Firefighters Contain Dare County Wildfire http://wunc.org/post/firefighters-contain-dare-county-wildfire <p>Firefighters took a step forward this week in controlling North Carolina's wildfires. Forestry officials say the blaze in Dare County was fully contained Monday night. But Division of Forest Resources spokesman Chris Carlson says firefighters still face the daunting task of putting it out.<br> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 18:10:00 +0000 Will Michaels 8516 at http://wunc.org NC National Guard Helps Fight Arizona Wildfires http://wunc.org/post/nc-national-guard-helps-fight-arizona-wildfires <p>North Carolina National Guard troops are helping battle the huge wildfires in Arizona. About three dozen guard members are flying airborne tankers dropping chemical fire retardant on the blazes. Lieutenant Colonel Rose Dunlap is with the 145th Airlift Wing based in Charlotte. She says logistics for fighting such large fires are complex.<br> Wed, 22 Jun 2011 09:45:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 8534 at http://wunc.org Dare County to Update Public on Wildfire http://wunc.org/post/dare-county-update-public-wildfire <p>Dare County Commissioners are holding a series of public meetings next week to address long-term implications of the wildfire there. The blaze started more than six weeks ago when lightning struck in an area of peat soil near Stumpy Point. Firefighters say it could smolder for months and light new fires. Some commissioners worry that could keep visitors from coming to the Outer Banks this summer. Warren Judge is the chair of the Dare County Board of Commissioners. He says smoke conditions vary day by day based on wind direction.<br> Thu, 16 Jun 2011 19:10:00 +0000 Will Michaels 8554 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Fire Department Museum http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-fire-department-museum <p></p><p>The history of the Raleigh Fire Department goes on display today at a new museum downtown. The department's Historical Society has gathered artifacts and photos dating back to the Civil War era. Battalion Chief Alan Walters has served at the Raleigh Fire Department for 31 years. He says the museum shows the fire department has changed since it was founded in 1819, but the firefighters have not. Tue, 14 Jun 2011 09:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 8565 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Fire Department Museum