This page presents portraits of past Raleigh Fire Department members, scanned from 1984 and 2002 yearbooks, and a few from other sources. This is an incomplete collection of department members from 1949 (the year the city retirement system was created) through 2002 or later. Ranks are listed as present-day equivalents. See bottom of page for more information. See a longer list of members from 1912 to 2012 in the Centennial Roll Call, which includes full names, ranks, and dates. Portraits last added in June 2017.
Ranks listed as present-day equivalents
Notes on Ranks
Private changed to Fireman I in 1955. Later changed to Firefighter I. Later changed to Firefighter.
Driver changed to Fireman II in 1955. Later changed to Firefighter II.
Engineer later alternate name for Firefighter II.
Firefighter II changed to Lieutenant in 1992.
First Class Firefighter created in 1979.
District Chief created in 1971. Renamed Battalion Chief in 2004.
Shift supervisor position created in 1992. Named Battalion Chief, renamed Division Chief in 2004.