We’ve created a new landing page with links to our archived annual reports, going back to 2014. Visit the new page.
Our museum recently received a donation from the family of late retired Captain Tim Pearce, that included posed photos of old Rescue 6 and Rescue 7. They were identical 1991 Chevy/Frontline ambulances, and the second set of ambulance body-based rescue trucks for Raleigh. These trucks were followed by a third set of “ambulance rescues” in […]
The Raleigh Fire Museum congratulates these recently promoted and recently retired members of the Raleigh Fire Department: Retirements Effective May 1, 2021 Captain David G. Barefoot, retired with 28.2 years of service Lt. Jerry E. Jones, retired with 28.2 years Promotions Effective May 1, 2021, promoted to Captain: Lt. J. Davis Poole Effective April 10, […]
Retired Raleigh Fire Department secretary Matea San Giovanni Baffaro, 96, passed away on April 18, 2021. She served the department from 1977 to 1984. She’s pictured below from her 1984 history book photo. Visitation will held on Wednesday, April 28, from 6 to 9 pm at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh. A […]
On this date in 1965, April 20, Raleigh Fire Department member Paul A. “Pallie” Mimms, 41, died of an apparent heart attack while operating a pumper at a commercial structure fire, at 1908 Hillsboro Street. He was a Driver, or Firefighter II, and he fainted at the pump panel and was pronounced dead on arrival […]
Earlier this month, Fire Station 6 reopened on Fairview Road. Learn about its history in our new, seven-minute video. First opened in 1943 in a rented building, Station 6 was developed to protect Hayes Barton and neighboring areas. It originally occupied one-half of a rented building at 2513 Fairview Road. That building still stands today. […]