02/21/08 165 W - + 12 - 12 Yearbook Update

Raleigh Fire Department 2007: 95 Years of Tradition is nearly ready to send to the publisher. Last-minute orders can still be submitted online at www.mtpublishing.com. Look under Products, and Coming Soon. The hardcover book will number 160 pages. It will be sized 9 by 12 inches, and with all color pages. The yearbook is priced at $50, though that will increase in a couple weeks. At that point, the book will only be available in limited quantities through the publisher.

The yearbook will feature portraits of all personnel, plus over 100 retiree portraits. In addition, it will have photos of each station's personnel, one photo per shift. Dozens of action photos from Lee Wilson and Mike Legeros are featured, along with dozens of candid photos of personnel. Photos were also submitted by personnel and will be included. A history section explores the origins of the paid fire department in 1912. Over 60 historical images will be present in the book, including "then and now" apparatus pages. A guaranteed good read.