Retired Raleigh Fire Department Captain Benjamin B. Dew, 77, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021. He served in the department from 1968 to 1996. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Friday, January 15, at 11:00 a.m. L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale. Burial with military […]
Updated on January 10 at 3:45 p.m. with digital version of funeral program. See bottom of posting. Lieutenant Herman Gregory “Greg” Ellis, 49, died off-duty on Sunday, January 3, from injuries in a vehicle collision that occurred midday on Six Forks Road at Interstate 540. Ellis was assigned to Ladder 8 at Station 12, and […]
Retired Raleigh Fire Captain Billy T. “B.T.” Fowler, 91, passed away in Raleigh on Friday, January 1, 2021. He retired in 1986 with 35 years of service, serving for many years in the Fire Prevention Division. He was also the department’s historian, and created the first commemorative yearbook, published in 1984. He was also a […]
The Raleigh Fire Museum congratulates these newly retired and promoted members: Retirements November 1 Senior Firefighter Michael D. Creech, with 27.7 years of service. December 1 Division Chief of Services James A. Wilson, with 34.2 years. Lieutenant Bobby G. Anderson, with 20.1 years. Promotions December 1 Battalion Chief Shelton S. White to Division Chief of […]
Retired First Class Firefighter Connie M. Altman (1970-1999) passed away on Sunday, November 15, after a lengthy battle with cancer. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 18th at 2:00 PM at Angier Baptist Church. The burial will follow with masonic rights at Harnett Memorial Park in Lillington. The family will greet friends […]
Retired Raleigh Fire Captain T. Mickey Matthews (1971-2001) passed away on Sunday, November 1. A memorial service will be conducted on Friday, November 6, at 11:00 a.m. at Lillington Baptist Church, 210 West Lofton Street. Captain Matthews, pictured below in 2002, is also the brother of Lt. Tony Matthews, who retired in 2003.