05/26/12 370 W, 1 I - + 3 - 3 Six Forks Fire Chiefs


Here's another blast from the past, a list of the fire chiefs of the Six Forks Road Fire Department. They were Raleigh's first suburban fire department, organized in June 1956. (Soon followed by New Hope FD in September 1956 and Western Boulevard FD in January 1957.) Their members also formed Six Forks Rescue Squad in 1976 and for the first ten years of the squad's operation, members were required to be either SFFD members or their spouses.

The Six Forks Road Fire Department-- later shortened to just Six Forks FD-- had four station locations, three on Six Forks Road and the last one on Lynn Road. Their house became Bay Leaf Station 3 when the department merged with Bay Leaf Fire Department on  July 1, 2002. Here's a short timeline of their history (compiled some years ago). Need a good picture gallery to go with that, though. Any ideas? Say a Wake County Fire Departments historical photo gallery?? (Might know just the buff/historian to make that one happen...)
 


 

Search the blog for more SFFD history, including these postings (three of which repeat the same photo above!):

Here's the list of Fire Chiefs as compiled by longtime SFFD and BLFD member Bob Edmundson. We've added them to our Wake County Fire Chiefs list. Thanks Bob!
 

First Middle Last Start Stop Total Notes Dates
William T Howell 1956 1957 1 First Fire Chief Apr 30, 1956 – Oct 14, 1957
Allen   Thompson 1957 1958 1   Oct 14, 1957 - June 30, 1958
David H Pattishall 1958 1959 1   July 1 to June 30
Raymond C Jones 1959 1960 1   July 1 to June 30
William T Howell 1960 1961 1   July 1 to June 30
Peter J Harris 1961 1963 2   July 1 to June 30
Norman C Champion 1963 1964 1   July 1 to June 30
Raymond C Jones 1964 1965 1   July 1 to June 30
David   Barham 1965 1971 6   July 1 to June 30
Hunter   Averette 1971 1973 2   July 1 to June 30
Joe   Terry 1973 1975 2   July 1 to June 30
Lewis E Bartholomew 1975 1978 3 Died in office Feb. 14, 1978 July 1 to Feb. 14
Phillip C Woodlief 1978 1986 8   March to June 30
Alfred E Lynn 1986 1991 5   July 1 to June 30
Don   Adams 1991 1998 7   July 1 to June 30
Rodney   Warner 1998 2002 4 SFFD merges with BLFD July 1 to June 30




Lots of good memories from that old blue shack and its people! Miss you SFFD!
AB - 06/01/12 - 12:43



  
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