Retired Captain Richard L. Hess (1971-1996) passed away on Saturday morning, June 13. He was 77. Here are the arrangements: A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 to 10:45 am, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Central Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 11109 Poole Road, Wendell, NC 27591. A graveside service will follow at 11:00 […]
The Raleigh Fire Department is conducting virtual classes in June and July. The topics range from fire and life safety to virtual stations and apparatus tours. Learn more in this City of Raleigh press release from May 28. The session schedule: June 4 – Virtual Fire Truck Display June 11 – Grilling Safety June 18 […]
We miss you! Unfortunately our museum is still closed until further notice. We hope to reopen this summer. Until that time, please visit our website–you’re already here!–and enjoy a wealth of digital exhibits and online information.
The Raleigh Fire Museum congratulates the following retiring and newly promoted personnel: Retirements The following retirements are effective June 1, 2020:: Battalion Chief Gregory R. Bridges – 31.3 years of services Captain Michael F. Kemmeries – 26.0 years Captain Edward D. Moxin – 23.4 years Lieutenant Kristine C. Britt – 30.3 years Lieutenant Kevin R. […]
We recently uncovered this vintage radio traffic of the Raleigh Fire Department operating at a three-alarm fire off Edwards Mill Road on July 21, 1990. It was recorded by veteran fire buff (and museum founding member) Jeff Harkey during a period of severe storm activity. The ninety minutes of radio traffic–both before and after the […]
This week, the City of Raleigh Fire Department’s beloved Snorkel was retired.