Fire Newsletter Winter 2022 Edition

Our Winter 2022 edition of the Raleigh Fire News contains a variety of content. Chief Herbert Griffin answers one of the most popular questions fire departments across the United States get asked. One of the feature stories focuses on the culmination of years of efforts to help those affected by the leading cause of death among firefighters. Another story shines the spotlight on the Raleigh Fire Department’s Research & Development Team. This issue also includes tips for preventing home fires in the winter, latest fire statistics and of course a new recipe from one of our fire stations.

Firefighters put out smoky house fire

Photo by Mike Legeros

Taking Care: New Program Helps Firefighters with Cancer

The new Firefighter Cancer Benefit Pilot Program gives state firefighters some of the strongest cancer protections in the country, and caps off years of work to increase protections.
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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 is the best kind of fire extinguisher for residential homes.
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Firefighters standing side by side

Photo by Mike Legeros

By the Numbers: 2021 Fire Statistics

The Raleigh Fire Department uses fire statistics to guide our efforts to keep the community safe. Statistics can show geographical areas that have a specific public safety need, for instance, and they help us keep track of resources that are needed to mitigate hazards.
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Firefighter wears new hood

A Raleigh firefighter wears one of the new hoods purchased by the department.

Service in Spotlight: Research and Development Team

Continuing to improve firefighter safety is crucial to the success of the Raleigh Fire Department, and its Research & Development team plays a key role in this work. The team evaluates, reviews, tests, and makes recommendations on new equipment – and works closely with firefighters to ensure various needs are met.
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Club Members Present Equipment to Raleigh Fire Chief

Barry Long (from left) and Dave Olsen present ballistic vests to Chief Herbert Griffin and the Raleigh Fire Department.

We're All in It Together: New Ballistic Vests and Helmets Increase Safety

The 200 Club of Wake County recently donated 10 ballistic vests and helmets to the Raleigh Fire Department. The equipment can protect the wearer’s vital organs and head from injuries due to ballistics and blunt-force instruments.
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Space heater on living room floor

Staying Safe: Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

Home fires occur more in the winter months than any other time of the year. Follow these heating tips to help prevent winter fires and to stay safe.
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Fish filet with veggies

From Our Table to Yours: Fire Station 5 Fish Filets

In each newsletter we’ll disclose our firefighters’ favorite dishes and let you know what you need to do to eat like a firefighter! This recipe for fish filets with vegetables comes from Station 5.
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