01/02/11 146 W, 2 I - + 5 - 0 Vintage Fire Prevention Images

For your New Year's Day after enjoyment, here are some vintage images of Raleigh Fire Department fire prevention activities. First is a series showing fire extinguisher training. Looks like the 1970s. The location for the first few is the now-named Keeter Training Center. The smokehouse can be seen in a couple images. The rest are at a junkyard, perhaps K & L Scrapyard? That is, presuming the images were shot in Raleigh.

Second is a series showing fire education for children at what looks like North Hills Mall. The most-recognizable of the pictured firefighters is future Fire Chief Jonny Sandy. Love those curls, We'll see if we can get everyone and everything else identified. View the rest of the photos on the Raleigh Fire Department Historical Society web site.

The pictures of the fire extinguishers were yes taken at the K & L Scrap Metal yard. They were of the North Carolina Rescue College put on for many years at KTC and various locations within Wake County. The school was under the direction of the NCDOI training staff and various other well trained instructors and was conducted for many years until moved to Durham and Gastonia before being disbanded. The fire extinguisher classes were conducted by retired chief Jimmy Warren being shown in one picture with red ball cap and blue shirt & pants. I was lucky enough to complete my four years at KTC before it was moved to Durham.
rnln (Email) - 01/02/11 - 22:26

Thanks for information. I updated the collection with per-slide annotations.
Legeros - 01/02/11 - 23:17

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