Wake Forest Fire Department seeks photos & stories to mark upcoming Centennial Celebration

The Wake Forest Fire Department (WFFD) will kick off a year-long centennial celebration on August 4 – the date the department was created 100 years ago. Planning is underway for a series of events and activities over the following 12 months to honor the past, celebrate the present and look ahead to the future. The complete schedule will be announced no later than early July.

In the meantime, the WFFD is inviting residents and businesses to participate in the commemoration by sharing photos, documents, stories, equipment and other memorabilia that can be used to celebrate the centennial and recognize the service and commitment of Wake Forest firefighters since 1921.

Anyone wishing to share photos, documents, stories or even compliments and best wishes is encouraged to complete and submit the online submission form at www.wakeforestnc.gov/fire/centennial-celebration.

For more information about the WFFD Centennial Celebration, contact Captain Ben Davis at 919-556-1966 or [email protected].  

Established in 1921, the WFFD currently operates with five fire stations throughout Wake Forest. Comprised of 84 paid personnel, 24 part-time employees and 30 volunteers, the department provides fire protection, emergency medical and rescue services, as well as a public education program for the community. For more information about the Wake Forest Fire Department, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/fire.

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