New Wilson Fire Department History Book

New book alert! The [Illustrated] History of Wilson N.C. Fire/Rescue Services 1858-2017. Published late last year. Authors are Odis Daughtridge and Brian Oliver[1]. 

You can view the entire book on its Mixbook page, through a page-by-page flash interface. The complete text is also displayed. Use your browser’s find feature to search for specific words



  • Acknowledgements
  • Letter from the Chief
  • Illustrated Timeline 1858-2017
  • History of Stations and Facilities
  • History of Apparatus
  • Portraits of Current Members
  • Profiles of Career Fire Chiefs
  • Portraits of Retired Members
  • Photos Past ‘n’ Present
  • All-Time Roster


This step’s a little trick. Visit the book page at

Click order toward the top left of the page. From there, you’ll have to create a Mixbook account. They don’t appear to allow “guest” check outs. Then complete ordering.


[1] Oliver is the son of  retired Wilson Fire Chief Donald R. Oliver, who served 1992 to 2017. He’s also the co-author of a Morrisville FD history book, published in 2015. It’s also available via Mixbooks. Brian Oliver is a career firefighter in Morrisville and former Greenville and, recently, works part-time with Raleigh, in an EMS support role.

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