Video of Saturday’s Fallen Firefighters Memorial Parade

Video from Yours Truly of Saturday’s fallen firefighters memorial parade, part of the day’s events ahead of the annual North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Memorial ceremony. Participating fire apparatus–with a couple exceptions–represented departments that have lost one or more members in the line of duty. Plus pipes band and honor guard. Still shots coming. Preview of …

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Eleven Fallen Firefighters Honored on Saturday, May 6, 2017

This Saturday, May 6, 2017, the annual North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service will be conducted at Nash Square in downtown Raleigh. The event starts at 1:00 p.m. and will be preceded with a parade at 10:00 a.m., featuring honor guards, pipes and drums, and fire apparatus from across the state, from departments with one …

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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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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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Kannapolis Fire Department 100th Anniversary Parade, Open House – Saturday, October 1

The Kannapolis Fire Department in Cabarrus County is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. To commemorate the event, the public is invited to an open house and parade on Saturday, October 1. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of Laureate Way and Biotechnology Lane, and will continue down Laureate to North Research …

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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 and Police Want Higher Salaries

Last week, on Tuesday, June 7, Raleigh firefighters, police officers, and friends, family, and supporters met at the Municipal Building on Hargett Street, in advance of a public hearing on the proposed budget for FY17. (See the budget documents.) They came with signs and matching shirts (for fire)–“would you do this job 56 hours a …

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Eight Fallen Firefighters to be Honored at Annual Memorial Service in Raleigh on Saturday, May 7

This Saturday, May 7, the annual North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service will be conducted at Nash Square in downtown Raleigh. The event starts at 1:00 p.m. and will be preceded with a parade at 10:00 a.m., featuring honor guards, pipes and drums, and fire apparatus. See event information. In addition, motorcyclists from across the …

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