Vintage North Carolina Fire College Certificate

For your Friday enjoyment, here’s a vintage certificate of completion from the North Carolina Fire College, awarded to Raleigh Fire Department firefighter J. B. Keeter, after completed the 1942 Lecture Course for Officers and Members. (Here’s a neat video from the 1967 college, we blogged about in 2011.)

Believe John B. “Jack” Keeter was a Captain by that time. He’d later be appointed Assistant Fire Chief, and then Fire Chief, where he served the longest of any Chief of Department in Raleigh’s history, from 1955 to 1973. See more biographical information.

This artifact comes courtesy of Raleigh Fire Department Captain Tim Pearce, and, sadly, who passed away last year. 


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