04/03/09 145 W - + 6 - 17 Raleigh Fire Protection Reports

For your Friday enjoyment, numerous vintage fire protection reports have been added to our Raleigh Fire Department history site. Scroll to the lower-right of the site and you'll see three types of reports. First are summaries from Sanborn Insurance Maps, for a half-dozen years between 1884 and 1914. These are short descriptions of the city's water system and fire department. Next are reports from the National Board of Fire Underwriters for 1924 and 1931, plus a sketch of the 1911 report. These are long, detailed, exhaustive reports about the city's capacity to pump water and fight fire. The full reports are scans of copies of reasonable quality. The sketch is simply text drawn from newspaper accounts. Finally, and as blogged about earlier, are a trio of Planning Department reports from 1958, 1970, and 1977. These reports focus on fire station locations. Read the reports on our history site. Enjoy!

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