The Maurice Wiseman Project

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The Maurice Wiseman Project:
The Maurice Wiseman Project

The Roanoke Fire Fighters Association has embarked on a project to document the history of the Roanoke Fire Department, Roanoke Fire-EMS Department, and the Roanoke Fire Fighters Association. This includes the Volunteer Fire Companies which began the Fire Service in Roanoke City. The now deceased Captain Maurice Wiseman spent his entire career collecting artifacts, researching the history, documenting incidents, collecting newspaper clippings. Through his dedication he was able to preserve much of the history and tradition in this great Department. His family graciously left his collection to the Roanoke Fire Fighters Association for us to continue his work. It is through this work that we have been able to bring this online project to you. This project will be added to regularly. The project has begun at the beginning in 1877. We are in the process of documenting newspaper articles from that era as well as incorporating the data which Maurice left for us. Included in his collection is numerous photos.

Check out the new project the Local 1132 has embarked on. The Maurice Wiseman Project is an ongoing historical project which has just begun.

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