08/10/11 158 W, 1 I - + 4 - 5 Raleigh Fire Department Centennial Coins For Sale at Fire Expo

The Raleigh Fire Department is approaching its 100th anniversary as a career fire department. Plans are being prepared for several activities in 2012, both public and private. The Raleigh Fire Department Historical Society is assisting with both planning and raising money for these events. Beginning on Friday, August 12, at 10:00 a.m., 100th anniversary challenge coins will be available at the South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo.

This is the first fundraiser to help fund the anniversary activities. The full-color coins cost $10 each, including sales tax. The coins are 1.5 inches in diameter. They will be sold at the Raleigh Fire Department's booth on the expo exhibit floor. Conference registration or a day pass is required to visit the exhibit floor. On Monday, 15, the coins will be available through the Raleigh Fire Department Historical Society web site. Below is a picture of the coin design, shown to scale. Click to enlarge:

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