The Raleigh Fire Museum is still temporarily closed, as a public health precaution. We’re working on plans to re-open later this summer and resume our regular second-Saturday schedule. Watch this space for more information, and thank you for your patience. Or visit raleighfiremuseum.org to learn more about Raleigh fire history, through photos, videos, and other […]
Retired First Class Firefighter Halbert W. Howard (1974-1986) passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. He was 69. Arrangements are as follows: Public Viewing: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Lea Funeral Home, 2500 Poole Road, Raleigh, NC. Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Lea Funeral Home Chapel. […]
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 […]