Raleigh and Wake County Firefighting, Vol. II

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ISBN: 738516201

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Covers 1940 - 1990, five formative decades for fire protection in North Carolina's capital county. During this period, the Raleigh Fire Department quadrupled in size, smaller municipal fire departments modernized, and rural fire departments formed to protect outlying areas. As populations increased and technology advanced, 20th century firefighters found their More »

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ISBN: 738516201

Covers 1940 - 1990, five formative decades for fire protection in North Carolina's capital county. During this period, the Raleigh Fire Department quadrupled in size, smaller municipal fire departments modernized, and rural fire departments formed to protect outlying areas. As populations increased and technology advanced, 20th century firefighters found their duties evolving from simple "smoke eating" to include EMS, rescue and extrication, and hazardous materials training and response. Over 200 images from newspapers, archives, and personal collections, including rare, early photographs of the Six Forks Road, Western Boulevard, and Wake Forest #2 fire departments.

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