Today is the anniversary of Raleigh’s first firefighter line of duty death, Driver Vernon J. Smith who died on March 12, 1956, succumbing to injuries incurred on November 14, 1952, when Engine 6, operating a reserve 1926 pumper, overturned on the sharp curve where Brooks Avenue turned into Lewis Farm Road. They were returning from […]
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The Raleigh Fire Museum congratulates these newly promoted and newly retired members of the Raleigh Fire Department. Retirements Effective March 1, 2021: Captain James M. Askew III – 28.1 years of service Captain Roy E. Byrd – 26.8 years Captain Jerome T. Faulkner Jr. – 30.1 years Captain Dominic R. Orlando – 26.8 years Captain […]
On Saturday, February 28, in celebration of Black History Month, a history plaque was unveiled and presented to the city by the Victor Company service organization, for display at Fire Station 3 at 13 S. East Street. The ceremony included remarks from local officials as well as a fabulous historical perspective of the city in […]
On Saturday, February 27, at 1:00 p.m, the service organization the Victor Company is celebrating Black History Month with a special event at 11 S. East Street, next door to Fire Station 3. They’ll be celebrating the legacy of the original and all-black volunteer Victor Fire Company, that served the city for over 40 years, […]
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