Eastern Wake firefighter Todd Blanchard, 31, died Thursday, July 14, 2005 around 1 AM from injuries suffered at a fire at Turnipseed Road and Major Slade Road in the unincorporated Knightdale area. › Continue reading
Firefighter Patrick J. “Pat” Dougherty, 37, died of a heart attack during salvage operations at a house fire at 516 Poplar Drive on April 7, 1993. At approximately 11:45 p.m., he complained of feeling week. › Continue reading
Driver Paul A. “Pallie” Mimms, 41, died of an apparent heart attack while operating a pumper at 1908 Hillsboro Street on April 20, 1965. He fainted at the pump panel and was pronounced dead on arrival at Rex Hospital. The fire at Norden Laboratories Incorporated was discovered about 12:15 a.m.; Mimms was the driver of Engine 5. Funeral services were held on April 22 at Overby Mortuary Chapel in Raleigh, with buried at Montlawn Memorial Park the same day. Paul Mimms joined the Raleigh Fire Department on July 16, 1951.
Driver Vernon J. Smith, 44, died at Rex Hospital, succumbing to injuries occurred November 14, 1952 while operating Engine 6. The 1926 American LaFrance pumper, being operated as a reserve unit, overturned while returning from a call at the sharp curve.
Firefighter Vernon Lee Thompson, 28, was killed and Firefighter Willis Edward (Billy) Henderson, 32, was injured when their 4,200-gallon, tractor-drawn tanker overturned near Meredith College on June 16, 1960. The accident occurred about 10:00 a.m., while they were turning from US 1 onto a service road that ran between college property and the State College animal husbandry farm. Both were thrown from the open-cab vehicle. › Continue reading
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