Raleigh Fire Museum 

Day with the Raleigh Fire Department and Raleigh Fire Museum

Free event at the training center on Saturday, Sept. 14

Posted September 7, 2013

On Saturday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Raleigh Fire Museum and the Raleigh Fire Department will present a "Day with the Raleigh Fire Department." This outdoor event will be held at the Keeter Training Center, 105 Keeter Center Drive in Raleigh.

This free event for the public will include tours of the Raleigh Fire Museum, which is located in a classroom building at the training center. The museum is a collection of artifacts and images representing over 150 years of firefighting in the Capitol City.

Live demonstrations of firefighting equipment will be conducted during the day, along with behind-the-scenes tours of the training center including the six-story drill tower.

Fire apparatus will be displayed for exploration, and fire safety materials will be available. Learn about this year's theme for Fire Prevention Week in October: Prevent Kitchen Fires.

Visitors can also learn about careers with the Raleigh Fire Department. Applications for the position of Firefighter will be accepted in October.

Free food will also be provided at this all-ages event, with hot dogs, popcorn, and sno-cones.

This event is jointly sponsored by the City of Raleigh Fire Department and the Raleigh Fire Museum.

The Raleigh Fire Museum is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that works to preserve and present the history of the Raleigh Fire Department and the men and women that have served and supported the organization.

The museum is open on the second Saturday of each month, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Learn more about the museum and the organization at www.raleighfiremuseum.org.

For more information on “A Day with the Raleigh Fire Department”, please contact Asst. Fire Marshal Tim Henshaw at 919-996-6392.

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