Fire Newsletter Summer 2021 Edition

In this Summer 2021 quarterly "Fire News" newsletter you’ll find news and safety tips including first responders receiving an award for saving a man's life, how the fire department uses statistics to prevent fires, and the debut of our Ask A Chief service. 

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Photo by Mike Legeros

Team Saves Man’s Life, Returns to Mow His Grass

After saving a man’s life, the Raleigh Fire Department team returned to his home to finish mowing the lawn he was working on when he had a cardiac arrest. The team was recently recognized for its help during and after the emergency. 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 the first edition of our newsletter, he tackles the question of what his No. 1 priority is for enhancing the Raleigh Fire Department and the residents we serve. Learn more

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RFD Service in Spotlight: Logistics

“Whatever our members or fire stations need, we got it. The Logistics Division is the Amazon of the Department,” said Assistant Fire Chief James Poole, describing the group that provides supplies and equipment for fire suppression and emergency response conducted by RFD. Read more about the logistics division

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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. Find out where the hot spots are

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Photo By Mike Legeros

Staying Safe: Discard Smoking Materials Safely

One improperly discarded cigarette butt can cause a fire that destroys 20 townhomes or a a three-story apartment complex and 50 acres of wildland. Learn what you can do to prevent this.

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From Our Table: Station 1 Presents Yellow Chicken Recipe

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 from Station No. 1 for yellow chicken. See the recipe

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What's Coming Up

The Raleigh Fire Department wants you to be aware of the hurricane season -- and how to prepare for it -- and Fire Prevention Week. View upcoming events

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