11/22/13 289 W, 2 I - + 9 - 8 TICKET DEADLINE EXTENDED: "Tramp" Dunn Appreciation Dinner - Saturday, Dec. 7


November 22
The deadline for purchasing tickets to this has been extended to Sunday, December 1.

November 7
Tickets are still available for the event of a lifetime. On Saturday, December 7, you can celebrate the contributions of an icon in emergency services. An appreciation dinner will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center for retired Raleigh Fire Department Captain Wilbert "Tramp" Dunn. He served the department from 1974 to 2003, for starters. His impact in the department included the many recruit academies that he helped train (and tell the world's greatest stories to), including a certain crew of fresh-faced recruits that joined on February 15, 1989. We know who we are.

Tramp is a veteran of the Vietnam War, and has worked for Beacon Ambulance Service, Wake County EMS, Six Forks Fire Department, and Fairgrounds Fire Department. He was also the first paid Fire Chief at Fairgrounds FD. Tramp is also a long-time instructor and speaker and continues to travel throughout the state and touching the lives of responders young and old. He recently retired (again) from his role as Firefighter Academy Coordinator at the Central Carolina Community College in Lee County. Click to enlarge: 
 

 

View the flyer for the event
(pdf) on December 7, which is being sponsored by the Wake County Association of Fire Chiefs. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. with a reception and cash bar. The dinner and program begins at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center, in Ballroom C. Tickets must be purchased by November 20. They cost $50 per person, or $400 for a table of eight. The dress code is formal, either personal or department attire. See you there! 
 





The only word I have to describe this event is, amazing. Captain Tramp Dunn is an amazing man, who has done amazing things in the fire service in Wake County and around the great state of North Carolina. We are all better men and women, and the fire service is better thanks to Tramp. Thank you for your service, Captain!
Jonny - 12/08/13 - 10:24

Wonderful tribute to a great champion and leader for the North Carolina fire service!! The inspection line brought back great memories when he was part of the Raleigh recruit academies. Thanks to Chief Poole, Chief Hocutt, the Wake County firemans association and to everyone else who brought this event together. It was an honor just to be there and witness such humbleness, dedication and love from Tramp and to see the love returned to him from so many.
gen3fire - 12/08/13 - 15:46



  
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