12/31/13 210 W, 1 I - + 6 - 1 Centennial History of the City of Raleigh Fire Department


For your New Year's Eve enjoyment, via the Raleigh Fire Museum, here's a 116-page, PDF-format text history of the Raleigh Fire Department. The history text originally appeared in the centennial history book that was published for the occasion of the department's 100th anniversary last year. The text includes extensive annotations Historian Mike Legeros (me), most of which appeared elsewhere in the book. The text also includes fire station histories, division histories, and a copy of the Centennial Roll Call.

The book was the fourth commemorative book published by the Raleigh Fire Department. Earlier editions were published in 2007, 2002, and 1984. Learn about those books, or even read the original 1984 history text. With annotations, of course. For the truly dedicated reader, you can compare the two versions and see what differences you can see.

The 1984 text was written by Capt. B. T. Fowler, The text from 1984 to 2002 was written by Capt. Peter Brock. The text from 2002 to 2012 was written by Mike Legeros. The whole thing was edited and at times rewritten by Legeros. There were a number of copy editors and proofreaders, including Mrs. Legeros. Those acknowledgements (listed as book reviewers) are shown on this centennial history book page excerpt.

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