Fire Newsletter Fall 2021 Edition

In this Fall 2021 quarterly "Fire News" newsletter you’ll find news and safety tips including a feature on  Raleigh Fire Department's new Health and Safety Compliance Division, tips on maintaining fire alarms, second quarter statistics, a feature on firefighters participating in the “Tunnel to Towers” charity run, and our Ask A Chief feature.

Safety officers

New RFD Division’s Focus: Staff’s Wellbeing and Safety

The Raleigh Fire Department has a new division, and its job is to ensure the wellbeing and safety of department staff. Read more about the effort

Fire Chief Herbert Griffin

Fire Chief Herbert Griffin

Ask the Fire Chief

Fire Chief Herbert Griffin answers your questions about the Raleigh Fire Department, just ask. For this edition of our newsletter, he tackles the question of what you should do when you’re driving and you see an emergency vehicle with lights and sirens on. Learn more

Brent Upton

Brent passed away in March 2021

Born out of Loss: Team Honors RFD Firefighter, Other First Responders

The spirit of the late Brent Upton of the Raleigh Fire Department, who passed away due to cancer in March, continues to shine through in his loved ones’ support of first responders. They are helping the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which is committed to ensuring people never forget the sacrifices made on 9/11 and the sacrifices made by first responders today. Team Upton plans to participate in the 2021 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk in October and raise funds in Brent’s memory. Read more

fire inspector checking gauges on some pipes

By the Numbers: Using Statistics to Save Lives

Thanks to statistics, we know to focus our fire and life safety education efforts on the areas of the City that show a need at any given time. See the second quarter statistics.

2021 Fire Prevention Week Theme

Staying Safe: Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety with Raleigh Fire

The Raleigh Fire Department wants to help you better understand the reasons alarms may go off and provides the know-how to address them effectively. Learn more.

From Our Table: Fire House Chicken and Rice Soup

In each newsletter we will share a popular recipe from one of our fire stations. This time around we're bringing you a delicious recipe for a cold night with Chicken and Rice Soup. See the recipe

Firefighters listening to instructors outside wearing masks

Preparing for the Future: Raleigh Fire Department Is Looking for Recruits

The recruitment period opens Nov. 1 and runs through Nov. 30. Learn more.


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