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Speaking of conferences, we're one month away from the South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo. That's the fancy name-- or, if you prefer, branded name-- for the annual meeting of both the North Carolina State Firemen's Association and the North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs. They've been convening since the late 1880s.


There's another apparatus parade planned this year, and registration opened this week. The parade parades down Fayetteville Street, and is an absolute blast. See the conference web site for details. Detailed program descriptions have also been posted, including this one with someone we know. And on Friday the Thirteenth, no less. Eek! See you in August.

North Carolina Firefighting History
Mike Legeros
Historian, Raleigh Fire Department
Friday, August 13
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Raleigh Fire Department Historian Mike Legeros returns with his popular overview on the history of firefighting in North Carolina. He combines his ongoing statewide research with vintage photographs, maps, and other materials to tell the story of 300+ years of fire protection in the Old North State. His topics include the first fire departments, early fire apparatus, and the evolution from municipal to community and rural fire departments. Questions and audience participation is encouraged, and attendees can bring their own historical notes and perspectives to share.  

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