Raleigh Fire Museum
Preserving yesterday for tomorrow

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Raleigh Fire Museum
PO Box 31084
Raleigh, NC, 27622
contact@raleighfiremuseum.org

Officers

The following officers were elected to serve two-year terms in March 11, 2015:

Mike Legeros
President
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Tim Henshaw
Vice-President

Ronny Mizell
Secretary/Treasurer

About Our Organization

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The Raleigh Fire Department has a rich history. Since 1912, the year that the career fire department was formed, the city has been served by 16 fire chiefs and over 1,500 uniformed and civilian fire department members. Many people have documented the department's history, from WPA writers in 1936 to the scrapbooks of the Ladies Auxiliary beginning in 1951. Histories of the Raleigh Fire Department have been written by Elizabeth Davis Reid (1970), Capt. B.T. Fowler (1984), and Capt. Peter Brock (2002). Read more about the history of history.

In 2007, Battalion Chief Alan Walters and Historian and former firefighter Mike Legeros began discussing the concept of a historical society. In 2008, the first meetings were held with personnel, retirees, and civilians. The Raleigh Fire Department Historical Society was incorporated in 2010. Also that year, it was granted 501(c)3 tax-exempt status. They changed their organization name to the Raleigh Fire Museum in February 2012.

Among their many current projects is the operation of the Raleigh Fire Museum, which opened in June 2011. The museum is located in a classroom trailer at the Keeter Training Center. On display are hundreds of artifacts and photos that represent 150 years of firefighting in the Capitol City. Learn more about the museum.

Those who helped open the museum-- from preparing the space to providing artifacts to documenting the grand opening-- included Steve Bartholomew, Tim Blaisdell, Ronald Campbell, Creighton Edwards, David Freeman, Dave Godfrey, Thomas Johnson, Frank McLaurin, Danny Poole, Brian Sherrill, Chad Shingleton, Bobby Smith, Robert Upchurch, Kathy Walters, Steve Welch, and Lee Wilson.

The Raleigh Fire Museum conducts business meetings on the first Monday of each month, at locations that include the Raleigh Fire Museum, Fire Station 16, and Fire Station 28. For information on meeting locations, send an e-mail message to contact@raleighfiremuseum.org.

Last update November 20, 2015

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