Remembering Bay Leaf Fire Tower Operator Jenny Tilley

Cornelia “Jenny” Crabtree Tilley, 90, passed away in Raleigh last week. She was the longtime operator of the Bay Leaf forestry fire tower, first located at Six Forks Road, a half-mile north of “Six Forks” (1937-1968) and then moved to Howard Road, just west of Creedmoor Road (1968-present). Click to enlarge: She was one of …

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Burke County Firefighter Struck, Killed While Clearing Debris

Triple Community Fire Department firefighter Jason Keith Hensley, 40, was killed on Sunday night, while clearing debris on Highway 70 East near Drexel Road in Morganton. The fire department was dispatched to a tree blocking both east- and westbound lanes of the highway, just before midnight. Hensley responded in his personal vehicle, and a second firefighter …

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Nine North Carolina Fallen Firefighters To Be Honored at National Memorial Service on Sunday, October 8

Press release. The 36th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service will honor nine firefighters who died in the line of duty from North Carolina. They are among the 75 firefighters who died in 2016 and 20 firefighters who died in previous years who will be remembered at the official national service at the National Fire …

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Raleigh Fire Department Announces Annual Hiring Process

The Raleigh Fire Department has announced a new annual hiring process, with application periods to be conducted each year from November 1 through November 30. Selected applicants will start the annual fire academy in late spring. Hiring Process The hiring process takes approximately six months to complete and includes accepting applications, written exams, physical agility testing, …

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