04/02/13 315 W, 1 I - + 1 - 1 History Book Has Arrived!

The Raleigh Fire Department Centennial History Book arrived from the printer on Monday, April 1. The hardcover, full-cover book contains 264 pages with over 2,100 photos including over 950 portraits of active and retired personnel. All divisions and functions of the fire department featured, along with the history of the fire department depicted in visual timelines and text narratives.

Books ordered by personnel are being distributed to fire stations and fire department facilities. Orders placed by members at Administration and the Fire Marshal's office will be delivered to those offices on Tuesday, April 1. Orders placed by personnel at fire stations will be delivered beginning the week of April 8. The books can also be picked up at the training center on weekdays, between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Books ordered by retirees can also be picked up at the training center, and will be available for pick up at the annual chicken 'n' rice retiree luncheon at the training center on Wednesday, May 1. Books ordered by mail are being fulfilled by the printer, Strawbridge Studios. They've started mailing them this week.

What if you didn't order one of these great books? Watch these sites for more information regarding the availability of additional copies:

Copies of the book will be available for reading at the Raleigh Fire Museum beginning on Saturday, April 13. The museum is open monthly, on the second Saturday of each month, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Production started in February 2012, and the first portraits were taken by Strawbridge Studios in April. Crew photos of all stations were submitted in the fall, and the winter months were spent finishing the writing and design.

Three earlier commemorative books were published by in 1984, 2002, and 2007. Though the first two are out of print, the 2007 book is still available from the publisher, at www.mtpublishing.com.

got mine the other day! awesome book, thanks to you guys who busted your butts making!
Jason Lane - 04/03/13 - 22:52

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