Happy valentine’s day and happy birthday to Fire Station 9, which opened at 4465 Six Forks Road on February 14, 1963. Engine 9, previously the second engine at Station 1, was placed in service with a 1951 American LaFrance pumper. Tanker 9 was placed in service the same day with a 1960 GMC tanker, and […]
The Raleigh Fire Museum will not be open this Saturday, February 12, 2022, for our regular monthly opening. We hope to resume regular operations in March, and return to our monthly second-Saturday schedule. Watch this space. Thanks for your patience.
Retired Captain David Stell, 60, unexpectedly passed away at his home in Wendell on February 3, 2022. He retired in 2005 with 21.6 years of service. He was also the nephew of retired District Chief Albert G. Stell (ret. 1994), and both of whom were also related to former firefighter (rank TBD) Charlie R. Stell […]
Morning history. How many pictures exist of the Raleigh Fire Department’s antique 1905 American LaFrance Metropolitan steamer and when the thing was in service? Just two. Plus a couple of parade pictures from the early 1940s and likely long after it was retired. The sole surviving piece of the city’s horse-drawn apparatus is part of […]
Retired Raleigh Fire Captain Raymond C. Ellis (1976-1996) passed away on December 18, 2021. He was 74. A memorial service will be held today, Thursday, December 23, 2021, at 2:00 PM at Montlawn Funeral Home Chapel (2911 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27603). Watch for his obituary at https://obits.montlawn.com/obituary/raymond-ellis-iii He’s pictured in 2012, in a […]
Retired District Chief J. Wayne Robertson of Wake Forest, 85, passed away on December 8, 2021. He retired from the Raleigh Fire Department in 1991 with 30.2 years of service. Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon, December 11, 2021 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home, 405 S Main St, Wake […]