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.
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
- 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 https://www.mixbook.com/photo-books/interests/wilson-n-c-fire-rescue-services-history-1858-2017-16357407.
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.
 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.