Raleigh Fire Department History

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Historical Photos

1900-1984

1938-1991

Faces of the Past

More Photos

Timelines

1792-1849

1850-1859

1860-1869

1870-1879

1880-1889

1890-1899

1900-1909

1910-1919

1920-1929

      

1930-1939

1940-1949

1950-1959

1960-1969

1970-1979

1980-1989

1990-1999

2000-2009

2010-present

Maps / Charts

Downtown Aerial Map, 1872

Downtown Historical Map

Sanborn Maps
Sanborn Hydrant Map, 1903


Historical Chart

Run Numbers, 1991-present

City Ordinances

Fire Department, 1867

Fire Department, 1908

Fire Department, 1929

 
State Laws

Civil Service Commission, 1935

 
Documents
Data management forms, 1988

 
Books


Commemorative Books

Lee & Mike Books

Electronic Books

Other

Missing Microfilm

Alarm Boxes

Sources

Unofficial Reports

Apparatus Histories

Company/Unit Histories

Survey of Fire Stations

Fires

Dorothea Dix Fire, 1926

The Fire of 1851

Fires at Watson's - New

IGA Grocery Store Fire, 1992 - New!

Mangel Building Fire, 1981 (8.3M) - New!

Pine Knoll Townes Fire, 2007 - New!


Histories / Essays

Alarm System & Fire Bell

Antique Fire Apparatus

Birth of a Fire Department (2.5M)

Budget Notes, 1949-1961

Early Fire Brigades

Excursions, Conventions, Contents

History, 1880-1899

Mutual Aid by Train

Mutual Aid in the Early 1920s

RFD History - 1984

Reorganization in 1971

Smokehouse

Steam Fire Engines

Training Towers

Volunteers, Modern

Personnel Information

Academies

Academy Photos

Auxiliary Firefighters, 1944

Centennial Roll Call - New!

Chiefs of Department

Family Tree - New!

Line of Duty Deaths

Members, 1912-1950

Volunteer Fire Companies

Volunteers, 1866-1911

Annual Reports

1883 to 1911, various years

Fire Protection Reports

Sanborn, 1884   -  Sanborn, 1888

Sanborn, 1896  -   Sanborn, 1903

Sanborn, 1909  -   Sanborn, 1914
 
Fire Underwriters, 1911

Fire Underwriters, 1924

Fire Underwriters, 1931
 
Planning Department, 1958

Planning Department, 1970

Planning Department, 1977

Bid Documents

American LaFrance Pumper - 1925
Fire Alarm System - 1925
Station 4 - 1926 (1.5M)

Proposals

Rescue Medic - 1976

Other Official Records

Apparatus, 1920s  -  Apparatus, 1924

Apparatus, 1931  -  Apparatus, 1952
 
Fire Calls, 1887-1910




















 
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