This week is a big week in Raleigh. The South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo (SAFRE) opens at the Raleigh Convention Center. We will have a booth and with new merchandise for sale. See below. And on Saturday at SAFRE, Raleigh’s 1905 steam fire engine will have a live demonstration. See below. Also on Saturday, our fire museum will open one hour earlier for our regular second-Saturday opening. See below.
Coins are $10 each, and will be sold at both SAFRE and the museum. (They will be available for online ordering at a later date.)
Shirts at $20 for adult (S/M/L/XL/2X/3X) and $12 for youth (S/M/L), and will be sold only at SAFRE. (They will be available at the museum at a later date.)
See larger photos in our prior posting.
Booth 316 at SAFRE
Friday, August 12 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, August 13 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Coins and shirts will be sold at SAFRE at our Booth 316 on the show floor. We will also have a slideshow of Raleigh Fire Department photos and a few other surprises.
On the last day of SAFRE, on Saturday afternoon, Raleigh’s 1905 steam engine will be fired up, with a live demonstration of pumping on the Cabarrus Street side of the convention center.
They’ll begin firing the boiling shortly before 2:00 p.m., with water flowing around 2:10 p.m. Mark your calendar and set your watch. This is a must-see show.
And if you can’t attend, here’s a video of the steamer firing at SAFRE in 2019.
See more videos of Raleigh and Charlotte antiques in action on our YouTube page, in this playlist.
Saturday Museum Opening
The Raleigh Fire Museum will be open for our regular second-Saturday opening on Saturday, August 13, but one hour earlier at 9:00 a.m. We will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
We’ll have our usual attractions, including a fire truck to touch and a working fire hose to spray. Plus one or more pieces of older fire apparatus.
The new challenge coins will be on sale, but no shirts will be available. Those will be sold at the museum at a later date.
The Raleigh Fire Museum is located at 105 Keeter Center Drive, just south of downtown. Admission is free and parking and restrooms are available.