Next week is a big week in Raleigh, with the annual South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo, where we’ll have a booth, our monthly second-Saturday museum opening, and new merchandise for sale. We’re finishing our marketing materials and will be posting details beginning this weekend. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s happening, including our new coins […]
Marketing update. We’ve updated our promotional rack cards. They’re being distributed to all Raleigh fire stations over the coming weeks. We will also place in prominent public locations, such as visitors centers and other museums. Let us know your suggestions for placement.
Retired First Class Firefighter James R. Bell, 74, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2002, following an extended illness. He retired in 1997 with 26.18 years of service. He was also the stepfather of Captain and Safety Officer Sammy G. McIntyre, who retired in 2012. A service to celebrate his life will be held at […]
Retired Lt. Ervin Louis Stephens, 82, passed away in Raleigh on Sunday, 17, 2022. He retired in 1991 with 28 years of service. He was one of the city’s first (career) black firefighters, hired in 1963 and 1964. See below. The funeral service will held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Juniper […]
Note: The original version of this posting contained an incomplete list of the newly promoted lieutenants. The posting has been updated with the complete list, and two additional family connections. The Raleigh Fire Museum congratulates these newly retired and promoted members of the Raleigh Fire Department: Retirements July 1, 2022 Melvin L. Cooley, Captain, retired […]
Retired Lt. Clyde Riddick (1986-2016) passed away in Raleigh last week, on July 7, 2022. He was 65 years old. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at St. Matthew Baptist Church, 5410 Louisburg Rd., Raleigh, NC. Visitation will be 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM, preceding the funeral service […]