Vintage Photo of Holly Springs Rural Fire Department

Share0Share0Share0Here’s a treat, an early photo of the Holly Springs Rural Fire Department, circa mid- or maybe late 1970s. (Trying to find a date on this one.) The picture was featured on the cover of a cookbook that they produced. It’s shown at the bottom of the posting. Left is their 1974 Ford/Bean pumper, 750/750, …

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Wake County Fire Commission Meeting – January 26, 2017

Share0Share0Share0The next meeting of the Wake County Fire Commission is Thursday, January 26, at the Wake County EMS Training Facility, located in the basement of the Wake County Commons Building, 4011 Carya Drive in Raleigh. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. Agenda is below. View the meeting documents. Meeting Called to Order: Chairman Lucius Jones …

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Vintage Photos of Henderson High School Fire, 1968

Share0Share0Share0Passed along from our friends at the Henderson Fire Department is this Flickr album of vintage pictures of the Henderson High School fire on April 3, 1968. They were taken by Lyman McLean, a freelance photographer who worked for both the Henderson Daily Dispatch and the police department. The shots are from his personal collection, and now part …

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Vintage Wilmington Airport Fire Department Badge

Share0Share0Share0Found for sale on eBay, a vintage Wilmington airport fire department badge, back when the airport was called Bluethenthal Field. It was named for aviator Arthur Bluethenthal, the first person from Wilmington killed in World War I.  The airport was dedicated in 1928 as same. Its name was changed in the 1950s to New Hanover …

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Raleigh Fire Department Newsletter – Winter 2017

Share0Share0Share0What’s been happening lately with your fire department? See the latest issue of the Raleigh Fire Department newsletter. Incidents, events, promotions, retirements, facility updates, and more. Plus pictures. And all inside of eight pages. The newsletter is published three times yearly. The editor is Yours Truly, and who is ably assisted by many in the department’s …

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Statesville Fire Captain Killed by Bomb Blast, 1967

Share1Share0Share0On November 22, 1967, Statesville Fire Captain Lee Roy Horton, 41, was killed in a bomb blast, when his booby-trapped personal vehicle exploded beside Station 2 on Security Drive. This unusual story comes by way of the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation. They’ve announced this year’s honorees to be added to the state memorial on …

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Raleigh Fire Department Joins Chico’s Army to Help Raise Awareness of Cancer Dangers

Share0Share0Share0This week, the City of Raleigh Fire Department received a very special delivery: a motorized scooter that’s travelling across five states to help raise awareness of cancer dangers. On Wednesday afternoon, Fayetteville firefighters delivered a motorized scooter to the Raleigh Fire Department training center on Keeter Center Drive. On Thursday morning, Raleigh firefighters departed for the …

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Whispering Pines Firefighter Dies Following Fire Call

Share0Share0Share0Belated posting. Whispering Pines Fire Department Lt. Donald “Reid” Key II died on December 27, two days after developing a headache, after returning to the station following a fire call. The headache worsened the following day, and his wife took him  to Moore County Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. After an evaluation, he was airlifted to UNC-Chapel …

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