With the passing of retired Senior Firefighter John Wayne Jackson on Saturday, September 17, see prior announcement, many remember Jackson’s renowned skills as a firehouse cook. He was among those featured in this News and Observer story on March 17, 1988. It includes his recipe for pineapple layer cake.
Retired Firefighter William L. “Jeff” Jeffries, 71, passed away in Raleigh on Thursday, June 23, 2022. He retired in 2003 with 25.22 years of service. Arrangements are below: Funeral Service: 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 30, 2022 at Lea Funeral Home Chapel, 2500 Poole Road, Raleigh, NC. Visitation: 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM, preceding the funeral […]
Retired Lt. Welton “Deacon” Jones passed away in Raleigh on Sunday, June 5, 2022. He was 88 years old. See below for funeral arrangements. Below are photos of Jones in 2012, for his centennial history book portrait, along with a News & Observer photo from his retirement in 1988, and two recent pictures provided by […]
Did you know that Raleigh firefighters used to ride “open-cab” apparatus? Read about that history in the Spring 2022 edition of the Raleigh Fire Newsletter.
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 […]
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 […]