05 November 2010

Lost Boys Fire Brigade

Tucked away near the flight to Never Never Land, otherwise known as Peter Pan’s Flight, is this rather plain barrel used by the Lost Boys Fire Brigade. As is often the case with names, dates, and locations found on signs, crates, and other elements around Walt Disney World, the name of the Fire Chief of the brigade is no ordinary person.

As it turns out, W. Ray Colburn is the Fire Chief of not only the Lost Boys Fire Brigade, but also of the Reedy Creek Fire Department. The Reedy Creek Improvement District was founded in 1967 to provide governmental services to the area that would become Walt Disney World. While not the original Fire Chief, Wm. “Ray” Colburn currently serves in that capacity in addition to his duties on the City of Bay Lake City Council.

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