Story and Photos by Bob Bartosz, Nash County NC Fire Photographer
The Macclesfield (NC) Volunteer Fire Department moved in to its brand new fire station on October 26, 2019, after its previous station was completely destroyed in a raging fire on September 16, 2018. Four fire trucks and all of the station’s equipment were also destroyed in that blaze. The new station is about a half a mile from the old station, and is a 7,200-square-foot, metal-built, three-bay station. Chief Teddy Stamatis was overjoyed that he was able to get into his new $600,000 station in less than a year. In addition to the new station, the fire department also received a new pumper and four fire trucks replacing the ones that were destroyed. He said his volunteer station works out fine with the space they are using now compared with his old building. All the fire departments that participated in battling the old station’s fire were invited to the celebration of the new station in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.