Wake Forest Fire Department Opens New Escape Garden

The Wake Forest Fire Department (WFFD) will host a heart-felt dedication service for the new Wake Forest Firefighters Memorial Garden at Fire Station #1 on Friday, June 17, at 10 a.m. The station is located at 420 Elm Avenue, and the Memorial Garden is situated at the corner of Elm and South Franklin Street.

The dedication service will include brief remarks by Fire Chief Ron Early and the unveiling two new memorial benches, one of which is in honor of Lewis Nuckles, a Wake Forest volunteer fireman. He died in the line of duty in 1982. Many that knew Nuckles admired him as a firefighter.

The memorial garden is designed to offer a quiet place of reflection and commemorate past and present firefighters. The garden will feature natural plantings and flowers, along with over 30 engraved brick pavers.

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