RALEIGH AND WAKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTING BY MICHAEL J. LEGEROS

ISBN 0738515124
Retail price $19.99 - 128 pages - Softcover
Approximately 235 black-and-white photographs
Published 2003. Reprinted 2004, 2008

The Images of America Series by Arcadia Publishing
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Corrections

Notable errors and omissions.  D'oh!
 

Page What Was Written What Should Have Been Written Fixed in First Reprinting Fixed in Second Reprinting
2 Mangel Building Mangel's Building yes yes
4 Asst. Capt. John Godwin  Capt. John Godwin    
4 and the driver and Driver Floyd Pipkin    
6 Buddy Searboro Buddy Scarboro yes yes
11 Capitol Hose Company Capital Hose Company yes yes
16 He became the first paid, full-time fire chief in America. [ delete, incorrect ]    
19 100-s 100-horsepower yes yes
28 212 S. Salisbury Street 412 S. Salisbury Street    
36 [ incorrect building shown in top photo ]    
36 Station 6 was constructed at 2601 Fairview Road in 1949 Station 6 was opened at 2601 Fairview Road on June 25, 1949    
41 Roma L. Wilder (right) demonstrates use of a resuscitator on Bobby G. Bunn Bobby G. Bunn (right) demonstrates use of a resuscitator on Roma L. Wilder [ unconfirmed ]    
56 photograph by Steve Murrey photograph by Steve Murray yes yes
62 "Please keep your gloves off the bar maid's buns." [period] "Please keep your hands off the bar maid's buns." [period] yes yes
  "Please keep your hands off the bar maid's buns." [period] "Please keep your hands off the barmaid's buns!" [exclamation point]    
69 W.W. Robert "Bob" Elder W. Robert "Bob" Elder yes yes
76 from left to right, a 1962 Chevrolet/American LaFrance pumper, a 1975 Ford/Bean pumper and rare yellow apparatus for Wake County, and a 1979 Chevrolet/Atlas tanker. from left to right, a 1979 Chevrolet/Atlas tanker, a 1975 Ford/Bean pumper and rare yellow apparatus for Wake County, and a 1962 Chevrolet/American LaFrance pumper. yes yes
90 1948 Mack pumper 1945 Mack pumper    
90 Bottom photo, right Reverse picture, horizontal    
92 1940s International pumper 1946 International/Bean pumper    
93 formed a fire department in 1954 formed a fire department in 1953    
95 1958 Barton/American pumper 1958 Chevrolet/American/Barton pumper    
95 Charles "Buddy" Jones (left) and Phil Perkinson (right) Randy Barham (left) and Phil Perkinson (right)
[ unconfirmed ]
   
97 Vernon Keith Jr., Bruce Davis, and Oliver D. Bradley; Vernon Keith Jr., Bruce Davis, and Oliver D. Bailey; [ unconfirmed ]    
98 (Courtesy of Western Wake Fire Department.) (Courtesy of Western Wake Fire Rescue.) yes yes
99 (Mike Legeros photograph.) (Courtesy of Swift Creek Fire Department.) yes yes
105 Walters Class 1500 crash truck (left), and a 1973 Walters CB-3000 Walter Class 1500 crash truck (left), and a 1973 Walter CB3000    
106 from left to right, are Wendell firefighter Herbert W. "Herb" Ramsey and from left to right, are Wendell firefighter Norman Dean and yes yes
107 Six Forks Road Fire Department Six Forks Fire Department yes yes
107 4400 block of Six Forks Road (late 1950s), 5305 Six Forks Road (1960) 4400 block of Six Forks Road (late 1950s or early 1960s), 5305 Six Forks Road (1962)    
118 The tower was manned until 1981. The tower was manned until 1985.    
120 Walters B-1500 crash truck Walter B1500 crash truck    
123 Falls off Neuse Road 11908 Falls of Neuse Road yes yes
124 sold in 1998 to Swepsonville, North Carolina. [ delete, incorrect ]