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

This 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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Update #2 – Public Meeting About Fire Station 14 Relocation

November 9 On Monday, November 7, another public meeting was held, to present the current plans for and receive feedback on the new Fire Station 14. Their presentation include included a site plan and more renderings. Construction is planned to start in June, and with a thirteen-month build time. Click to enlarge: The trees on …

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Three North Carolina Fallen Firefighters to be Honored at National Memorial Service on Saturday, October 9

The 35th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service will honor three firefighters from North Carolina who who died in the line of duty last year. They are among the 79 firefighters who died in 2015, and 33 firefighters who died in previous years who will be remembered at the official national service at the National …

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Warrenton Fire Department’s 60th Anniversary Ball – Saturday, October 22

News from our friends to the north. Commemorating six decades of service to the Town of Warrenton, the Central Warren Fire District, and surrounding communities, the Warrenton Rural Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a formal Firefighters Ball on Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Warren County Armory Civic Center, 501 …

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Raleigh Receives SAFER Grant for Ten Firefighter Positions

Catching up on some older news. Congrats to the City of Raleigh, which was awarded a SAFER grant to fund ten firefighter positions for two years. From the agenda of the City Council meeting on September 20: Grants5.1. Grant Award – Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency – Fire and Emergency ResponseAndrew Langan, …

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Raleigh Fire Department Hiring For New Recruit Academy

The Raleigh Fire Department has opened the application process for a new recruit academy. They’ve also lowered the age requirement for firefighter recruits. The application process for Recruit Academy 42 opened on September 12, 2016, and closes at midnight on October 7. Applicants who are 18 years of age can apply, but they must be …

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Upcoming Events – September & October

Here are some of the upcoming fire department and public safety events in our area: Sep 10 – Brassfield FD – Annual Chicken & Pork Fundraiser 1680 NC-96, Franklinton11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sep 10 – Durham Highway FD Public Safety DayLeesville Road High School, Raleigh10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sep 10 – Raleigh Fire …

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Raleigh Fire Department Recruit Academy 41 Graduates on Thursday, Aug 18

Raleigh Fire Department Recruit Academy 41 graduates on Thursday, August 18, at 7:00 p.m., in a ceremony to be held at the Duke Center for the Performing Arts. The thirty-seven recruits started their twenty-nine week academy on January 25, 2016. The program included classroom and practical instruction, as well as daily physical fitness training. They’ll …

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Raleigh Fire Hydrants Turning Yellow

Belated news. Raleigh fire hydrants are turning yellow. As announced in this June 10 press release, the public fire hydrants within the city limits will now be painted yellow. They’re currently painted red. Private fire hydrants will remain red. What’s the difference between a public and private fire hydrant, as defined here? They’re both connected …

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