Raleigh Fire Department History – Charts and Data

Updated on April 21, 2024, with added chart showing recruit class length. Updated on February 24, 2023, with additional charts showing fire station growth. Updated on January 11, 2023, with additional charts: extra-alarm fires and recruit graduating class sizes.  Random data play about the Raleigh Fire Department. These charts originally appeared as postings on Legeros …

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Oldest Rescue Squads in North Carolina

Research notes on the oldest rescue squads in North Carolina. Compiled in September 2022 in this Facebook posting. Source data in this Google spreadsheet copied from Excel master file. Name County Status Start Stop Winston-Salem Rescue Squad, Inc. Alamance former 1937 2014 Davidson County Rescue Squad, Inc. Alamance active 1941 —— Elkin Emergency Rescue Squad, …

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North Carolina Firefighter Fatalities During Interior Operations

On March 29, 2024, Lexington Fire Department Captain Ronnie B. Metcalf, 54, died after being injured during an interior fire attack at a house fire on March 26. What’s the historical perspective of other firefighters in North Carolina, who were killed during or from injuries sustained during interior operations? That list includes the following: Theodore …

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North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Ceremony – May 11, 2024

On Saturday, May 11, 2023, the following names will be added to the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the annual ceremony in downtown Raleigh. See below for narratives and notes, about each member and how they died.   Ricky Dale Allen – Conover – 2023 Minton Beach, III – Oak City – 2023 Dewayne Fender …

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