Local History


Bits and Pieces of History

These links to IAFF history pages below are dedicated to the long and often difficult struggle experienced by IAFF locals in
North Carolina since Wilmington Local 129 was organized in 1918 as the first IAFF Local in the state.

Some of the “Bits and Pieces” of IAFF Local History found in the local links above were extracted from larger articles within “The North Carolina Federationist,” a magazine published by the NC American Federation of Labor (AFL) between 1938 and 1955.  Often the author of an article, when reporting on an IAFF local in his district, would mention the contributions of another IAFF local to the labor movement. These articles appear in the links of more than one local.

Other articles were taken from the “Hose and Nozzle” magazine, printed between the mid 1960’s until the 1980’s and various news paper clippings and IAFF historical documents.

Our thank to the Wilson Library on the UNC Campus at
Chapel Hill for assisting us with the many hours of research. They were very helpful as we gleaned though the stacks of “The North Carolina Federationist” and other historical documents.

For bits and pieces of IAFF history in North Carolina, click on the local links below.

Asheville Burlington Charlotte
Durham Gastonia Goldsboro
Greensboro Greenville Hickory
High Point Kinston Raleigh
Wilmington Wilson Winston-Salem