Raleigh / Wake Fire Department History

Sources


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Accident Database.  http://www.airdisaster.com (July 13, 2002)

Accident Database.  http://www.air-safety.net (September 8, 2002)

American LaFrance Corporation, company museum.  http://www.americanlafrance.com/Museum/ (March 9, 2002)

American LaFrance Photo Archives, Web site, http://www.geocities.com/american_lafrance_1903/ (May 13, 2002)

Anderson, Norman P., and B.T. Fowler (1996). Raleigh: North Carolina's Capitol City in Postcards (Images of America Series). Arcadia

Apex Fire Department, assorted records

Battle, Kemp D., 1792-1892, The Centennial Celebration of Raleigh, NC, Edwards and Broughton, Raleigh, 1893

Bay Leaf Fire Department, assorted records

Beal, Candy Lee Metz (1992). Raleigh: The First 200 Years

Byrd, Thomas M. (1984).  Around and About Cary

Cary Fire Department, assorted records including:

  • No date, Brief History of the Fire Department
  • No date, Cary Fire Department 1969 to 1973
  • No date, Fireman's Day notes
  • No date, History of the Cary Fire Department, by Calvin Beck from Town Council meeting minutes
  • December 9, 1957, fire equipment in Wake County worksheet
  • May 7, 1960, Fireman's Day notes
  • December 5, 1976, Fire Station 2 open house program
  • August 2, 1987, Fire Station 3 open house program
  • August 22, 1989, list of all full-time paid Fire Chiefs
  • September 9, 1989, notes for speech at firefighter reunion
  • October 11, 1997, History of the Cary Fire Department

The Cary News, various issues:

  • August 6, 1975, "Fire Chief Resigns"
  • August 6, 1975, "Cary Rural Fire Department has accepted delivery..." (photo with caption)
  • August 6, 1975, "Yrac Rural Fire Department..." (photo with caption)
  • August 13, 1975, "Town Manager Accepts Fire Chief's Resignation"
  • October 15, 1975, "Fire Hydrants to Join Bicentennial Celebration"
  • January 21, 1976, "Firemen Install CB Radio To Monitor Channel Nine"
  • February 4, 1976, "Early Morning Fire Damages Village Square McDonald's"
  • March 3, 1976, "A firefighter sprays water..." (photo with caption)
  • May 14, 1980, "Firefighters Setup Town Sign Shop"
  • June 18, 1980, "Cary Fire Department Uses Both Staff and Part-Timers"
  • March 6, 1983, "Friday Fire is Fought Here"
  • March 9, 1983, "Work at Spill Continues"
  • March 13, 1983, "No Danger Seen By Chemical Spill"
  • September 28, 1988, "Cary Firefighters Reflect on Proud Tradition"

City of Raleigh Annual Report of the Mayor and Offices of the City of Raleigh, NC, various years:

  • Annual Report of the Chief Engineer of the Fire Department, April 30, 1884
  • Annual Report of the Chief Engineer of the Fire Department, April 30, 1885
  • Report of Fire Commission, April 30, 1886
  • Report of Chief Engineer, April 30, 1886
  • Report of Committee on Fire Department, February 28, 1890
  • Report of Chief [of] Fire Department, March 1, 1890
  • Report of Chief [of] Fire Department, March 1, 1891
  • Report of Chief of Fire Department, March 1, 1898
  • Report of Chief of Fire Department, March, 1899
  • Report of Fire Committee and Chief [of] Fire Department, March 1, 1900
  • Report of the Chief of the Fire Department, March 1, 1902
  • Report of the Chief of the Fire Department, February 29, 1904
  • Report of the Chief of the Fire Department, February 28, 1905
  • Report of Chief of Fire Department, February 28, 1906
  • Report of the Chief of the Fire Department, April 27, 1910
  • Report of Chief of Fire Department, March 1, 1911

City of Raleigh Annual Report, 1975-76

City of Raleigh, City Council minutes, various dates:

  • January 3, 1915
  • January 1, 1917
  • August 30, 1922
  • October 9, 1922
  • December 16, 1939
  • July 11, 1942
  • May 8, 1944
  • December 3, 1956

City of Raleigh Museum , "Lost Raleigh" exhibit (March 2, 2002)

City of Raleigh, The History of Pullen Park. http://www.raleigh-nc.org/pullen/history.htm (March 9, 2001)

City of Raleigh Planning Department (1956), "Fire Protection:  A Study of Fire Station Locations and Equipment"

City of Raleigh Public Affairs Department, "History of Raleigh Fire Department." http://www.raleigh-nc.org/fire/history.htm (August 6, 2001).

Clark, James W., Jr (Ed.) (1993). Talking About Raleigh: A Bicentennial Oral History. Raleigh: North Carolina State University Humanities Extension Publications

Conway, W. Fred (1997).  Those Magnificent Old Steam Fire Engines.  Fire Buff House Publishers

Durham Highway Fire Department, assorted records

Durham Morning Herald, October 1, 1955, "Volunteers Ready If Fire Strikes"

Fairgrounds Fire Department, assorted records

Fairview Fire Department, assorted records

Falls Fire Department, assorted records

The Farmer and the Mechanic, assorted issues:

  • March 7, 1883, "A Southerner Solves the Problem"
  • March 14, 1883, "The Raleigh Life-Saving Ladder"

Fire Apparatus Journal, assorted articles:

  • Volume 9, Number 6, November-December, 1992, "Capital Rigs: Raleigh, North Carolina" by Leo E. Duliba, Jeffery Harkey, and Robert Konicus
  • Volume 19, Number 5, September-October, 2002, "On the Runway: Raleigh-Durham International Airport" by Mark A. Redman and Pete Brock

Freitag, Kurt, photos.  http://www.dem.dcc.state.nc.us/JUSTPIX/2000/StrucFire/0906fire.shtml (March 9, 2002)

Garner Fire Department, assorted records

Ghosts, Legends, and Other Thing That Go Bump in the Night in the Tarheel State, Cry Baby Lane. http://www.ncghosts.batcave.net/crybaby.htm (March 9, 2002)

Golden,  Debra A., Wake Forest Has Two Fire Stations Up and Running, Wake Weekly, February 15, 2001

Hill's Raleigh (Wake County, NC) City Directory, Hill Directory Co. Inc., Richmond, VA (1935 listing), assorted years:

  • 1907-08
  • 1909-10
  • 1911-12
  • 1913-14
  • 1915-16
  • 1917
  • 1918
  • 1919-20
  • 1921
  • 1922-23
  • 1924-25
  • 1926 through 1943
  • 1945-46
  • 1947-1953

The Hose & Nozzle, published by North Carolina State Firemen's Association, assorted issues:

  • Volume 4, Number 5 - June 27, 1952
  • Volume 4, Number 8 - July 18, 1952
  • Volume 5, Number 20 - May 15, 1953
  • Volume 5, Number 21 - May 22, 1953

Hutchins, Nan (2001), Cameron Village: A History 1949-1999.  Raleigh: Spirit Press.

Lancaster, Marshall (1992). Raleigh: An Unorthodox History of North Carolina's Capital. Down Home Press.

McCall, Walter P., American Fire Engines Since 1900, Glen Ellyn, IL: Crestline Publishing 1976

Murray, Elizabeth Reid (1983). Wake: Capital County of North Carolina, Volume I - Prehistory Through Centennial. Raleigh: Capital County Publishing

News and Observer, assorted issues including:

  • December 22, 1912, "Hose Wagon and Street Car Crash"
  • February 7, 1913, "Rolesville Wiped Out By Late Fire, Four Stores, All in the Place, Burned to Ground"
  • February 15, 1913, "Fire, But Panic Doesn't Follow, Murphey School Children Make Orderly Escape"
  • April 11, 1926, "Save Hospital Inmates From Fire"
  • April 12, 1926, "Will Begin Work At Once On New Dix Hill Building"
  • April 12, 1926, "Inmates Of State Hospital Chant Song of Thanksgiving"
  • April 14, 1926, "Fire Chief Says Patients Started Fire At Dix Hill"
  • April 15, 1926, "Officials At Hospital Take Sharp Issue With Fire Chief"
  • April 24, 1928, "Spectacular Blaze Destroys Foundry Plant of Hiner Supply Company"
  • July 4, 1928, "Raney Home On Fire During Hotel Blaze"
  • July 15, 1928, "Backstage at Fire Station is Place To Learn Success Secret"
  • October 26, 1930, "Raleigh's Auditorium Burns"
  • September 3, 1938, "Holland Says Firemen Responded to 28 Calls"
  • November 4, 1938, "Fire Seriously Damages Negro High School Here"
  • November 13, 1938, "Midnight Fire Burns Cotton and Warehouse"
  • May 24, 1939, "Three Trapped In Morning Blaze Rescued by Firemen"
  • May 25, 1939, "Victim In Blaze Recovering Here"
  • November 29, 1939, "Rail Commissary Is Swept By Fire"
  • December 5, 1940, "Fireman Dismissed For Drunkenness"
  • December 11, 1940, "Wake Family Burned Out"
  • December 12, 1940, "Blaze Damages Webb's Property"
  • January 12, 1941, "Firemen Helpless As Home Burns"
  • June 14, 1941, "City Firemen Answer Outside Call Gratis"
  • July 22, 1941, "Firemen to be Moved From Station 1"
  • July 27, 1941, "City Names Site For New Station"
  • April 4, 1942, "New Fire Board Completed Here"
  • January 3, 1943, "Raleigh To Have Sixth Firehouse"
  • January 7, 1943, "Fire Partially Destroys County Home; All Residents Saved"
  • January 8, 1948, "Volunteers Aid Home Patients"
  • March 4, 1943, "New Fire Station Opens In Raleigh"
  • March 20, 1943, "Fire Sweeps Department Store; Women and Firemen Hurt"
  • December 30, 1943, "Fire Does $250,000 Damage in Raleigh's Business District"
  • December 31, 1943, "Firemen Still on Watch At Burned Grocery Here"
  • January 1, 1944, "Firemen Obtain Protective Garb"
  • February 29, 1944, "Shortage of Firemen is Worrying Powell"
  • August 24, 1944, "Auxiliary Fireman Have Vital Part in Protection, Manpower Shortage In Fire Department Boosts Need for Auxiliary"
  • October 13, 1945, "Fires"
  • December 10, 1945, "$10,000 Fire"
  • January 18, 1946, "Annual Fire Report Released By Chief"
  • January 30, 1946, "15 Autos Damaged Here In Explosion and Fire"
  • January 31, 1946, "Car Damaged in Fire Here"
  • August 24, 1946, "City Seeks Bids On New Fire Station"
  • December 3, 1946, "Blaze Destroys Warehouse Here"
  • January 5, 1947, "Raleigh Firemen Vote For Dismissal of Fire Chief Butts"
  • January 7, 1947, "Fire Chief W. Ralph Butts Submits Resignation"
  • September 12, 1947, "Auxiliary Fire Truck Demolished Here"
  • September 13, 1947, "Injured Fireman Expected To Live"
  • February 2, 1948, "Five Believe to Have Died in These Ruins Here"
  • February 3, 1948, "Firemen End Club Search Without Locating Bodies"
  • February 4, 1948, "Another Fire Victim Identified"
  • February 6, 1948, "Cheek Rules Five Died in Fire"
  • March 27, 1948, "Blaze Guts Plant Of Local Bottling Firm" 
  • March 28, 1948, "Bottling Plant Insured In Full"
  • June 4, 1948, "$45,000 Fire in Raleigh"
  • July 24, 1948, "Lightning Causes Fires in Raleigh"
  • September 2, 1948, "Firemen Battle Warehouse Blaze Here"
  • September 3, 1948, "Check on Fire Hydrants Promised by City Heads"
  • November 23, 1948, "Warehouse Destroyed in Fire at Varina"
  • February 27, 1949, "Firemen Get 24 Alarms in One Day"
  • October 27, 1949, "Fire Headquarters, New Station Here Present Sharp Contrast"
  • November 25, 1949, "Fire Sweeps Through State College Barn"
  • December 11, 1949, "Fire Comes to Firefighters"
  • November 27, 1950, "Raleigh Firemen Injured Slightly"
  • December 1, 1951, "Trucking Warehouse Destroyed By Flames"
  • February 9, 1951, "Death Caught Napping As Fire Truck, Bus Crash Here"
  • January 22, 1952, "Fire Guts Laundry Building Here"
  • March 11, 1953, "City's Newest Fire Truck Is Given Try-Out" (photo & caption)
  • May 1, 1953, "Big Doings in Cary" (photo & caption)
  • May 2, 1953, "5,000 Persons Expected For 'Fireman's Day'"
  • May 3, 1953, "Cary Celebrates Fire Truck Purchase"
  • May 3, 1953, "Cary Plans $75,000 Fire Station"
  • October 4, 1953, "New Fire House To Be Dedicated"
  • October 6, 1953, "New Fire Station Opened"
  • May 29, 1954, "Cary Converts Equipment" (photo and caption)
  • November 2, 1955, "Apex Volunteers Plan To Build Fire Station"
  • May 3, 1957, "Fifth Annual Cary Fireman's Day Begins Tomorrow; 6,000 Expected"
  • May 2, 1958, "Cary All Ready For Another Fireman's Day"
  • March 5, 1959, "Nine Fire Trucks On Scene, Thousands See Spectacular Fire"'
  • April 29, 1959, "Cary Fireman's Day Set Saturday"
  • May 5, 1959, "Bowling Center Lost in Spectacular Blaze"
  • May 5, 1959, "Thousands See Spectacular Fire"
  • May 9, 1959, "When The Bell Rings, He's Ready"
  • June 17, 1960, "Cary Fireman Killed As Truck Overturns"
  • July 22, 1960, "Annexation Brings Fire District Headaches"
  • September 10, 1960, "Controversy Over Cary Fire Dept. is Nearing End"
  • May 23, 1962, "Rescue Squad On Its Toes"
  • September 10, 1962, "Women Aid Spouses as They Fight Fires"
  • May 3, 1963, "Parade Will Open 11th Cary Fireman's Day"
  • December 31, 1963, "Tall Buildings Pose Problems For Raleigh's Fire-Fighters"
  • February 8, 1964, "Fire Destroys Angus Barn; Loss Estimated at $250,000"
  • April 29, 1964, "12th Annual Fireman's Day Slated at Cary on Saturday"
  • May 5, 1964, "Private Pool Filling To Halt, Carper Says, Emergency Equipment Can't Be Used, He Says"
  • October 2, 1964, "Warren Fire Damage Pegged at $250,000"
  • October 6, 1964, "County-Wide Fire Department Eyed"
  • October 14, 1964, "$100,000 Fire Hits Fair"
  • November 22, 1964, "Cary Could Buy New Fire Truck"
  • December 3, 1964, "Bryan Building in Cameron Village Burns"
  • December 3, 1964, "Foam Machine Helps Quell Fire in Village, Brought By Salesman"
  • April 30, 1965, "U. S. 64 Closed For Fireman's Day"
  • May 8, 1967, "Fireman's Day Held in Cary"
  • April 5, 1968, "A Riot Has an Ugly Face"
  • April 5, 1968, "Negro Riot Brings Curfew in Raleigh"
  • April 6, 1968, "Guard, Police Clamp Down on Raleigh Rioters"
  • April 8, 1968, "Warehouse Burns in Raleigh; Curfew is Imposed"
  • April 10, 1968, "Loss Placed at $200,000 In Apartments Fire Here"
  • February 21, 1968, "High School Fire Being Investigated"
  • May 21, 1968, "Raleigh's Fair Lanes Bowling Alley Burns"
  • December 5, 1958, "Firemen Take Down Shaky Steeple"
  • September 9, 1970, "Fire Hits Apartments in North Hills"
  • October 1, 1970, "New Rural Fire Department Planned for Wake County"
  • October 22, 1970, "Fireman Could Lose Chance to Live Out"
  • February 10, 1971, "12 New Fire Stations Asked Over 5 Years"
  • February 11, 1971, "Elderly Resident Killed In Andrew Johnson Fire"
  • February 12, 1971, "Cigarette Said Cause of Hotel Fire"
  • February 12, 1971, "City Receives Fire House Bid"
  • January 18, 1974, "Cary Woman Dies in Fire"
  • June 10, 1974, "Cary Girls Die in Fire"
  • August 2, 1975, "Cary Fire Chief Resigns; Linked To False Calls"
  • September 7, 1980, "Blaze Burns Plantation Inn main building"
  • November 26, 1984, "Fire disrupts RDU's holiday rush"
  • January 21, 1985, "Fire truck skids into showroom, cars"
  • June 25, 1988, "Firefighter training consolidated"
  • June 18, 1996, "Damage to Southern Baptists Theological Seminary put at $1 million"

North Carolina Forest Service, e.g. North Carolina Division of Forest Resources

North Carolina Secretary of State corporation records

North Carolina Standard, various issues:

  • February 26, 1870

Oral histories, assorted

Perkins, David (Ed.), Raleigh: A Living History

Peterson, Edward L, and Ed Lindley Peterson, First to the Flames, Krause Publications, 1999

Raleigh-Durham International Airport Emergency Services, assorted records

Raleigh Fire Department, assorted records

Raleigh Fire Department (1984).  Raleigh Fire Department 1984.  Taylor Publishing Company

Raleigh Fire Department (2002).  Raleigh Fire and Rescue 1984-2002.  Taylor Publishing Company

Raleigh Register, assorted articles including:

  • February 28, 1823, "A Fire!"
  • September 27, 1832, "Unfortunate Raleigh!"
  • October 12, 1832, "Robbery and Arson!"

Raleigh Sesquicentennial Commission (1942). Raleigh: Capital of North Carolina. Owen G. Dunn

Raleigh Times, assorted issues including:

  • February 5, 1913, "Fire Wagons Are Enroute, Automobile Trucks Expected to Reach Raleigh By Tomorrow"
  • February 7, 1913, "Rolesville Has Destructive Fire"
  • February 10, 1913, "Will Rebuild Fire District, Rolesville Merchants To Erect Brick and Concrete Building"
  • April 10, 1926, "Two Believed Dead In Insane Asylum Fire; West Wing Of Main Building Is Wrecked"
  • April 12, 1926, "Governor To Probe..."
  • April 14, 1926, "Dr. Adams Takes Issue With Fire Chief"
  • April 15, 1926, "Fail to Act on Fire Sprinklers"
  • April 16, 1926, "M'Lean Explains His Position On Fire Sprinklers"
  • July 3, 1928, "Yarborough Hotel Burns"
  • October 25, 1930, "Fire Ends Career Of Auditorium"
  • November 29, 1939, "Flames Gut Seaboard Commissary"
  • January 7, 1943, "Damaged by Afternoon Fire" (photo caption)
  • March 20, 1943, "Much Food Ruined By Flames and Water; Second-Story Offices Damaged"
  • December 20, 1943, "Two Raleigh Stores Gutted As Fire Burns 12 Hours;$250,00 Damages"
  • August 30, 1945, "Dangerous Fire Hits Airport"
  • April 2, 1946, "Fire, Fanned By Stiff Wind, Destroys Roofing Building"
  • September 11, 1947, "2 Firemen, Bus Drive Injured Critically In Crossing Crash"
  • September 12, 1947, "One Of Wreck Victims In 'Very Poor' Condition"
  • February 2, 1948, "Search For Bodies Resumed at Club"
  • February 13, 1948, "Billowing Smoke" (photo & caption)
  • March 26, 1948, "Fire Wrecks Bottling Plant"
  • March 29, 1948, "Smouldering [sic] Ruins" (photo &caption)
  • June 3, 1948, "Raleigh Bag Company Struck By Dawn Fire"
  • November 18, 1948, "Damage Slight In Courthouse Fire"
  • November 18, 1948, "Local Printing Shop Destroyed By Raging Early Morning Fire"
  • September 2, 1948, "Fire Hydrant Check Ordered In Raleigh"
  • September 3, 1948, "Johnson Reports Progress Of City Fire Plug Check"
  • November 22, 1948, "New Fire Station At Oberlin And Fairview Rds" (photo caption)
  • November 22, 1948, "Fuquay-Varina Fire Destroys Warehouse, Several Dwellings"
  • November 22, 1948, "Scenes Of Estimated $115,000 Wake Fire" (photo caption)
  • November 23, 1948, "Fuquay-Varina Fire Loss Estimate Higher"
  • November 5, 1949, "Long Ladder, No Fire" (photo caption)
  • November 25, 1949, "College Dairy Barn Destroyed By Fire Of Unknown Origin"
  • November 28, 1949, "Horror-Stricken Daughter Sees Mother Die in Wake Home Fire"
  • February 1, 1950, "Fire Strikes Office" (photo caption)
  • November 1, 1950, "Trucks Dash Through Streets As Fun Makers Ring The Bell"
  • November 27, 1950, "Firemen Hurt in Blaze at Local School"
  • February 9, 1951, "Several Escape Death in Tangled Wreckage"
  • November 30, 1951, "Helms And Associated Structure Is Gutted When Stove Exploded"
  • October 4, 1953, "Fire Station Dedicated" (photo & caption)
  • October 1, 1955, "Fire, Crash, Volunteers Are Ready For Job"
  • October 12, 1955, "Lookout!  Here Come Raleigh's Future Firefighters" (photo caption)
  • November 2, 1955, "Apex Volunteers Plan To Build Fire Station"
  • November 5, 1955, "Wall Scaling Firemen Receive Training From City's New Fire Tower"
  • November 14, 1955, "Raleigh Firemen Sing Hymns With Ears Tuned To Alarms"
  • November 23, 1955, "Occupants Flee Rooming House"
  • November 24, 1955, "Wake Firemen Form Corporation Here"
  • April 11, 1956, "Rebuilt Tank Will Star At Cary Fireman's Day"
  • April 21, 1956, "'County's Finest' Say Cary Firemen"
  • May 7, 1956, "5,000 Jam Cary For Fireman's Day"
  • May 6, 1960, "Fireman's Day is Set in Cary Saturday"
  • June 6, 1960, "Cary Man Is Killed When Truck Overturns and Burns"
  • August 6, 1960, "Cary Group Seeking Joint Fire Departments"
  • September 16, 1961, "Man Dies in Apartment Fire Here'
  • September 16, 1961, "Firemen's Wives Come to the Rescue"
  • February 7, 1964, "Fire Destroys Angus Barn"
  • February 21, 1964, "Survive Plane Crash at Airport Here"
  • October 1, 1964, "Fire Destroys Warren's"
  • October 6, 1964, "Fire Department To Get Foam Truck"
  • October 8, 1964, "Twin-City Firemen Frisked and Feted"
  • October 9, 1964, "Here's Where to Vote-and to Register"
  • October 14, 1964, "$100,000 Restaurant Destroyed at State Fair"
  • October 15, 1964, "Commissioners Study County-Wide Fire Plan"
  • October 29, 1964, "Firemen in Short Supply"
  • November 11, 1964, "Five Firemen Narrowly Escape Injury"
  • November 23, 1964, "Durham Highway Fire Group Formed to Serve Airport Area"
  • November 25, 1964, "YRAC Area Residents to Vote on Tax Issue on December 12"
  • February 23, 1965, "Massive Hunt Is Under Way For Clues to Blaze at State"
  • February 24, 1964, "SBI, Detectives Probe Causes of NCS Blaze"
  • May 1, 1974, "Dinner, Emergency Displays Set For May 4"
  • May 8, 1974, "Fireman's Day Fun For All"
  • May 8, 1974, "'Fuzz,' Firefighters Battle in Basketball"
  • July 27, 1974, "Fireman Bemoans Lack of Alarms"
  • May 30, 1975, "Station Site Bought"
  • August 1, 1975, "Cary Council Wants Probe of False Calls"
  • September 30, 1975, "Ned Perry New Cary Fire Chief"
  • January 23, 1976, "Cary May Expand Its Fire Protection"
  • March 28, 1976, "Fish Fry, Dance to Highlight Fireman's Day Activities"
  • October 8, 1982, "Gunfire in sleeping car halts train"
  • October 9, 1982, "Standoff continues at rail car"
  • October 11, 1982, "Train siege ends in surrender; woman, baby dead; child OK"
  • October 12, 1982, "$5,000 cash found in Amtrack siege car"
  • March 8, 1983, "Cary Fought Spill 'By The Book'"
  • June 9, 1988, "Fire destroys apartments in N. Raleigh"
  • June 11, 1988, "Fire damages food store roof, forces closing"
  • June 11, 1988, "Cary boy rescued from drain"
  • June 25, 1988, "Building collapses" (picture caption)
  • June 27, 1988, "Fire tower sentinel is obsolete"
  • August 2, 1988, "Postal employees evacuated by fire"
  • August 17, 1988, "Chlorine injures dozens at pool"
  • August 18, 1988, "Chlorine probe focuses on valve"
  • August 31, 1988, "New Raleigh firefighters' unit puts command post on wheels"

Reid, Elizabeth (Ed.) (1965). From Raleigh's Past. Raleigh: Branch, Banking and Trust

Reid, Elizabeth Davis (1970).  "Fire Protection, Raleigh, NC," unknown where published or first appeared

Sanborn Map and Publishing Company fire insurance maps, various years:

  • February 1888, Raleigh
  • January 1896, Raleigh
  • July 1903, Raleigh
  • August 1909, Raleigh
  • 1914, Raleigh
  • May 1923, Zebulon
  • July 1925, Wendell
  • April 1926, Wake Forest
  • October 1928, Apex
  • October 1936, Wake Forest
  • November 1944, Zebulon
  • January 1946, Wake Forest
  • October 1949, Raleigh

Simmons-Henry, Linda and Linda Harris Edmisten (1993).  Culture Town: Life in Raleigh's African American Communities. Raleigh Historic Districts Commission

The State magazine, assorted issues including:

  • September 22, 1956, "Cary Got Disgusted"

Stolphen, Steve (1977). Raleigh: A Pictorial History. The Donning Company

Stony Hill Fire Department, assorted records

Summerall, Hope (1922). History of Wake County North Carolina. Raleigh: Edwards and Broughton Printing Company.

Swift Creek Fire Department, assorted records

Town of Cary, assorted records including:

  • February 4, 1972, Results of study concerning fire department operations and suggested changes in operations and procedures

Unofficial Swift Creek Fire Department Web Site.  http://www.echomarket.com/scfd/ (July 13, 2002)

Vickers, James (1997). Raleigh City of Oaks, an Illustrated History. American Historical Press

Wake County Bicentennial Commission, assorted town histories including:

  • Knightdale, by Lewis V. Parrish
  • Zebulon, by Edythe M. Tippett

Wake County Department of Public Safety, Major Response / Logistics Services Division, Hurricane Fran, Final Report, January 1997

Wake County Fireman's Association, assorted records

Wake County Historic Preservation Committee, Landmark News, January 1997

Wake County real estate records

Wake Forest Fire Department, assorted records

Wendell Fire Department, assorted records

Western Boulevard Fire Department, assorted records

Western Wake Fire Department, assorted records

Yrac Fire Department, assorted records

Zebulon Fire Department, assorted records

Last updated: 2003?


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