See our Facebook and Twitter pages for news and announcements since 2017.
Annual / Semi-Annual Reports
Archived Meeting Minutes
2008 to 2017
News Announcements – 2009 to 2017
- August 17
We’ve posted a Summer Administrative Update (PDF).
- March 29
We’ve posted a Spring News Report (PDF).
- February 13
Museum Acquires 1936 American LaFrance Pumper. Read more (PDF).
- September 15
Donate to the Raleigh Fire Museum via Combined Campaign. Read more (PDF).
- March 8
Museum open today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Regular second-Saturday opening.
- March 7
Can we take a moment of your time to answer a couple questions? [ Survey closed ]
- February 12
Photos and multimedia posted from Saturday’s special event in recognition of Black History Month.
See this Flickr album.
- February 5
Raleigh Fire Museum Special Event on Saturday for Black History Month
Read more (PDF).
- December 30
Added a PDF document Centennial History of the City of the Raleigh Fire Department. Visit the download page. Happy New Year!
- October 10
Fire Prevention Week activities in Raleigh this week include displays at Crabtree Valley Mall, fire station tours, and our museum open on Saturday. Read more in this Legeros Fire Blog post.
- October 8
Looking for the Centennial Roll Call that we compiled for last year’s 100th anniversary? We’ve created a page for the document.
- September 21
Is your employer participating in a United Way Combined Campaign this fall, and collecting donations for charity? If your contribution form has a write-in option, you can donate to the Raleigh Fire Museum. Read more (PDF).
- September 7
Make plans to attend a “Day with the Raleigh Fire Department” and the Raleigh Fire Museum on Saturday, September 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. [link expired]
- August 21
Raleigh’s 1926 pumper appeared at a classic car show last week. See photos on our Flickr site.
- August 20
Have you seen our new promotional rack cards yet? Take a look. [link expired]
- May 10
What’s the fire museum staff been working on lately? Read meeting minutes from recent months.
- May 6
Museum open this Saturday, May 11.
Our new Centennial History book will be available for purchase.
- March 30
We’ve expanded our Flickr page of historical photos to include new albums of historical images of Wake County fire departments.
- March 27
We’ve updated our home page, just a bit. What do you think? What do you like, and what would you improve? Send us feedback.
Upcoming business meeting, Monday, April 1 – Location TBD
Upcoming museum opening, Saturday, April 9 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Watch a short video tour of the museum.
- December 1
Renewal notices are being sent to Raleigh Fire Museum members who joined last year at this time. Please consider renewing, or joining the museum if you haven’t already. [link expired]
- December 1
Our Fall 2012 news update (PDF) has been posted. We apologize for the delay in posting.
- November 20
The Raleigh Fire Museum presented a newly restored nineteenth century hand hose reel at the Raleigh Fireman’s Ball on Saturday, November 17. Read more in this Legeros Fire Blog post.
- October 10
The fire museum is open this Saturday, October 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. As a special program, Historian Mike Legeros will give an an hour-long presentation at 12:00 p.m. on the history of the Raleigh Fire Department.
- September 26
Vintage photos from the Raleigh Fireman’s Club have been posted on our Flickr page, part of the photo research being conducted for the Raleigh Fire Department Centennial History Book.
- September 3
The Raleigh Fire Museum is open on Saturday, September 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The museum is open on the second Saturday of each month, and is located in a classroom trailer at 105 Keeter Center Drive, Raleigh.
- August 8
The Raleigh Fire Museum is open during its regular hours this weekend, on Saturday, August 11, from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you are attending the South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo at the convention center, free shuttle service will be provided. Visit the Raleigh Fire Department booth to purchase centennial merchandise. Or read more about historical activities planned at the Expo. [link expired]
- June 26
We’ve added a new web page with historical information about Raleigh’s 1905 American Metropolitan steam engine.
- June 21
We’ve posted photos on Flickr have been posted from the June 16 centennial celebration in downtown Raleigh.
- June 7
We are counting down to the all-day centennial celebration on Saturday, June 16 in downtown Raleigh.
Read about it at www.RFD100.com. Enjoy this Flickr photo gallery of 100 years of Raleigh fire apparatus.
Also visit our Facebook page and read stories and postings about the centennial history of RFD.
- May 16
Raleigh’s Old Engine 1 returns home! Read this Legeros Fire Blog posting. Or see photos on our Flickr page.
- April 18
Our web site has been updated with meeting, museum dates, and recent meeting minutes.
- April 1
Centennial web site re-launched with a new design and new content. Visit www.RFD100.com.
- February 9
We’re changing our name to the Raleigh Fire Museum. Read more (PDF).
- January 21
Our mailing address has changed! The new address: P.O. Box 31084, Raleigh, NC, 27622.
- December 17
Vintage color images from the training center have been posted to our Flickr page. Do you have or know of old 35mm slides? Contact the fire museum. We’ll share ’em and give ’em a good home!
- November 27
On Saturday, December 3, visit the Raleigh City Museum from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and learn about fire and weather disasters in Raleigh. Read more (PDF).
- November 25
Looking for a good holiday gift on Black Friday? How about a Centennial Challenge Coin? These full-color coins cost $10 each, including sales tax. [link expired]
- October 6
You can now find us on Facebook.
Meeting minutes updated for July, August, and September.
- September 28
Raleigh Fire Museum opening dates and programs in October are canceled. Read more (PDF).
- August 15
Raleigh Fire Department 100th Anniversary Challenge Coins now for sale. [link expired]
- August 7
The Raleigh Fire Department Museum is open Saturday, August 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For visitors of the South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo, a free shuttle service will be available from the Raleigh Convention Center. [link expired]
- July 28
Museum schedule updated with information about free shuttle service on August 13, between the museum and the convention center, location of the South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo. [link expired]
- June 4
Schedule of upcoming museum meetings (PDF) posted
- May 28
Museum opening announcement (PDF)
- May 14
FireWatch episode about museum and more. [link expired]
- January 8
Station 5 scrapbook images posted to our Flickr site.
- January 3
Sanborn Fire Insurance Map excerpts posted to our Flickr site.
- January 3
Vintage fire prevention slide images posted to our Flickr site.
- November 19
History text from 1984 commemorative book added on our web site.
- Octtober 16
Information for donors added on our web site.
- September 26
Essay on the great fire of 1851 created by our historian. Read document (PDF).
- June 14
Web page about fire horse history in North Carolina created by our historian. Visit page./a>
- November 19
- April 20
Request for updates (PDF)
- March 18
New domain name (PDF)