Wake Forest, NC: Fire Department Centennial to Kick-off with Flag Raising

One of the five WFFD stations. Source: Wake Forest Fire Department
One of the five WFFD stations. Source: Wake Forest Fire Department

The Wake Forest Fire Department (WFFD) will commence its year-long Centennial Celebration with a special flag-raising ceremony on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at 11am. The commemoration will take place in Town Hall’s Centennial Plaza, 301 S Brooks Street, Wake Forest, North Carolina.

The highlight of the ceremony promises to be the unveiling and installation of the fire department’s new centennial flag by members of the WFFD Honor Guard. The occasion will also include brief remarks by Mayor Vivian Jones and Fire Chief Ron Early.

Following the ceremony, the public is invited to an Open House and Hot Dog Luncheon at Fire Station #1, 420 Elm Avenue, Wake Forest, NC, from noon-2pm. During the festivities, WFFD personnel will serve free hot dogs, chips, and beverages (while they last), and host free tours of the fire station.

The fire department will also showcase an array of photos, documents, equipment and other memorabilia that illustrate the service and commitment of Wake Forest firefighters since 1921.

Plans for the flag-raising ceremony and open house are still being developed and additional information will be provided in the coming days. For updates, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/fire/centennial-celebration.


Source: Bill Crabtree, Town of Wake Forest

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