03/20/15 87 W, 1 I - + 9 - 2 Suburban Fire Protection in Raleigh - Poster Concept

Poster concept, created for the Raleigh Fire Museum. Planned size is 16 by 20 inches. The purpose is to introduce the concept of "suburban fire protection" around Raleigh, in the context of the volunteer fire departments that were created beginning in 1956. We're trying to get the amount of information "just right." Thus the eight and only eight fire departments shown in the poster. As well as the map, the timeframe, and the contextual textual section. Thoughts?

Unsure is Swift Creek has ever been conceived as a “suburb of Raleigh.” But it’s always been darned close to the southwestern edge of the city. Both Bay Leaf and Falls were far further removed from the “edge of the city.” Not until more recent city expansion do they quality for the bucket of “Raleigh suburb.” Thus their inclusion.
Legeros - 03/20/15 - 08:18

Yrac included?
fire1983 - 03/20/15 - 11:45

Yrac was a “suburban department” of Cary not Raleigh. Thus it seems better excluded than included, least on the map or main poster. Have been debating if the textual section should list such departments in addition to town names.
Legeros - 03/20/15 - 12:44

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