The Keeper of Raleigh’s Fire History – News & Observer Profile

Yours Truly was profiled in Sunday’s News & Observer, as a Tar Heel of the Week in a story by Marti Maguire. Excellent piece about my passion for the fire service, the may hats that I wear, and the path that led me to this hysterical, historical place.  Read the article[*], which is reprinted below. …

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Raleigh Fire Department Newsletter – Winter 2017

What’s been happening lately with your fire department? See the latest issue of the Raleigh Fire Department newsletter. Incidents, events, promotions, retirements, facility updates, and more. Plus pictures. And all inside of eight pages. The newsletter is published three times yearly. The editor is Yours Truly, and who is ably assisted by many in the department’s …

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Raleigh Receives Class 1 Fire Protection Rating

Big news announced yesterday in this city press release, which I’ve adapted here: The City of Raleigh has received a Public Protection Classification (PPC) Class 1 rating from the Insurance Services Office (ISO). This achievement is the highest rating possible for Raleigh s state of readiness and defense against potential fire risk and property loss. …

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How to Easily Monitor Raleigh City Council Minutes & Agendas… And News Releases

Here’s an easy means of monitoring Raleigh City Council minutes and agendas, and/or news releases for mention of your favorite topics. Say, the fire department: Sign up for the MyRaleigh Subscriptions service. Select such options as City Council, News Releases, and NewsCor. City Council minutes will arrive as email messages with links to Word documents. …

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