Raleigh Fire Museum
1989 Pierce Pumper
Parked in Storage
Mike Legeros photo
On June 6, 2017, the Raleigh City Council
approved a resolution authorizing the donation of a 1989 Pierce
Arrow pumper to the Raleigh Fire Museum. The apparatus was
recently retired, after serving the training division following
its service as a frontline and reserve pumper.
Pierce job number E-5145-3 was delivered in the summer/fall
of 1989, one of three identical pumpers placed in service as
Engine 1, Engine 13, and Engine 9. This truck placed in service
as Engine 9 around November 22, 1989.
It subsequently served as Engine 18 until June 8, 2005.
Placed in reserve status, it served as Engine 104 and Engine
In 2012, some exterior components were restored by Capt. Tim
Duke, including the original front-facing mechanical warning
lights. This work was done for the fire department's centennial
anniversary, for an appearance in the centennial parade.
Around 2013, the reserve engine was retired and transferred
to the training center. Around the spring of 2014, it was
retired from training , and added to the department's fleet of
antique apparatus at Station 28.
In the fall of 2017, ownership of the apparatus was
transferred to the Raleigh Fire Museum. The pumper is presently
parked in private storage.
This page was last updated on November 21, 2017
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