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June 16, 2012 - Centennial Celebration

Last updated: June 19, 2012


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RALEIGH - The Raleigh Fire Department celebrated 100 years as a career fire department with an all-day celebration in downtown Raleigh on Saturday, June 16. The event opened with a parade at 10:00 a.m. that started on Hillsborough Street and ended on Fayetteville Street. The parade was followed by a series of activities in the parking lots at the end of Fayetteville Street, including an apparatus muster with static displays and live pumping, the firing and pumping of Raleigh's 1905 American LaFrance steam engine, a series of four firefighter challenges (games) with competing teams, a Kidde Kid's Zone with numerous activities for children including a Home Depot Kid's Clinic, and a tent with displays from the Raleigh Fire Museum, fire prevention materials, centennial merchandise for sale, and birthday cake provided by the Raleigh Professional Fire Firefighters  Association.


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