The Old City Seal and The New City Logo

Last week, the City of Raleigh revealed a new logo design, and to a wide range of reactions. Google for those. Back in the day, a pair of Raleigh rigs sported the city’s earlier logo, the city seal. Those were the 1950 Mack and the 1950 FWD, pictured below.  How might a modern truck look …

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Wake County Fire Commission Meeting – November 16, 2017

The Wake County Fire Commission meets again on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at the Wake County Emergency Service Education Center, 221 South Rogers Lane. Starts at 7:00 p.m. in suite 160, the big honkin’ conference room.  Agenda is below. View meeting documents. Meeting Called to Order: Chairman Billy Myrick Invocation Pledge of allegiance Roll of Members Present Items …

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Fire at the Catholic Orphanage – October 29, 1905

The News & Observer this week has a neat story by Josh Shaffer about Raleigh’s old Catholic Orphanage, the cemetery that was once on the grounds, and reconstructing the history of what happened to the graves. The article also references the Sunday, October 29, 1905 fire at a dormitory that forced three seminary students to jump …

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New Firefighting Academy at Chapel Hill High School

A new firefighting academy for high school students was announced by the town of Chapel Hill on Monday. The town is contributing a fire truck, one of their two 2000 or 2001 International/KME pumpers, which will be dedicated in a ceremony at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Below is their press release. See also this Chapel Hill …

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Raleigh Fire Department Newsletter – Fall 2017

The fall 2017 issue of the Raleigh Fire Department Newsletter has been posted to www.raleighfirenews.org. Contents include: Residents Rescued From Fire – Story from Irelan Drive  Fire Prevention Week summary Renovations Completed at Fire Station 2 Recruit Academy Graduates Engine 1 Receives Honor – Crew on “A” platoon for actions in January Station 12 Construction – Update Third Tiller …

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Raleigh Selects Site for New Fire Station 3

Include in the Consent Agenda for the November 8 meeting of City Council is authorization to purchase a portion of a parcel addressed as 1034 Bragg Street as a site for replacing Fire station 3.  The fire station site faces Rock Quarry Road just north of Raleigh Boulevard. View agenda item as well as PDF attachment. The …

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Friday Night’s Working Fire at WRAL

November 9 update. Added a couple more details to the narrative, including corrected street address and notes about the programming that was interrupted only for an Internet live stream. Friday night saw an unusual incident in Raleigh, a working fire at a broadcast studio building. At 7:43 p.m., Engine 8 and Ladder 7 were dispatched …

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