Retired Raleigh Fire Captain T. Mickey Matthews (1971-2001) passed away on Sunday, November 1. A memorial service will be conducted on Friday, November 6, at 11:00 a.m. at Lillington Baptist Church, 210 West Lofton Street. Captain Matthews, pictured below in 2002, is also the brother of Lt. Tony Matthews, who retired in 2003.
One of our eagle-eyed museum staff members has found what’s remaining of the Raleigh Fire Department’s old 1971 service ladder truck. It’s located in Carthage and has been living its latest years as a flatbed truck conversion. It’s also for sale, and below is a picture from this Craigslist listing. With a Chevrolet chassis and […]
The Raleigh Fire Museum congratulates the following newly promoted members of the Raleigh Fire Department. Promoted to First Class Firefighter, effective October 2, 2020: Brady Alton Jacob Atkins Scott Bartow Matthew Bledsoe Adam Caban Brannden Campbell Hannah Canterbury Matthew Carithers Justin Casey Jeremiah Davis Daniel Dean Christopher Dillard Chase Golden Justin Hales Ross Hope Joey […]
Retired Raleigh Fire Captain Aldred Lee Perry (1953-1981) passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020. He was 93 years of age. A service to celebrate his life will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church, 3328 Forestville Road, Raleigh, NC 27616. Entombment will follow in the church […]
This past weekend, the Raleigh Fire Department paid tribute to Assistant Chief Keith Tessinear, who died of cancer in the line of duty last year. On Saturday, October 3, and Sunday October 4, at 8:00 p.m. each night, the city’s twenty-nine fire stations went dark, and activated their apparatus emergency lights for one-minute of silence. […]
Raleigh Fire Department Assistant Chief W. Keith Tessinear, who died of cancer in the line of duty on August 29, 2019, will be remembered this weekend, as part of a local Light the Night tribute, as well as part of this year’s National Fallen Firefighters tribute broadcast on Sunday, October 4, 2020. (The annual NFFF […]