04/23/11 84 W, 1 I - + 5 - 4 Raleigh Fire Department Roll Call, 1972

As pictured in a News & Observer feature titled Day in a Life of a Fireman. Nice formation and nice uniforms. They probably didn't require dress blues for every shift change, but perhaps on inspection day or special occasions. Need to ask the old-timers on that. Any departments around here still doing this on a daily basis? And for the young bucks reading, just how alien or endearing does this seem? Click to enlarge:

News & Observer photo

Check out those porkchops on the second dude on the right…nice!
Harry - 04/23/11 - 14:28

Also notice the lack of patches back then.
HJ - 04/23/11 - 14:29

RDU does something like this, but they have a different name for it. How bout it guys
Rob Mitchell - 04/23/11 - 19:43

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