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18 MONTH OLD SON OF EAST BROOKFIELD LIEUTENANT NEEDS YOUR HELP
Aiden Los has been striken with a rare form of cancer and the family needs your help. Visit the Go Fund Me page that has been established at https://www.gofundme.com/n5b39atw.
STONEHAM EXPLORERS LOOKING FOR MEMBERS - ALSO NEEDS HELP WITH OBTAINING BOOTS
The Stoneham, Mass Fire Explorer program would like to thank all the departments and groups for donating the used fire gear. They are still in need of boots if any agency or business can assist. The program is also still actively recruiting new members from surrounding towns, age 14 (and in high school) thru age 20. Anyone interested can contact Auxiliary Fire Chief Rick Hastings at CLICK FOR EMAIL or by calling: 617-778-4585.
TURNERS FALLS, MA FIRE RAISING FUND FOR LOCAL DISABLED BOY
Jacob Norwood is in need of a handicap accessible van and Turners Falls Fire is trying to help him with that need. Jacob has FOXG1 Syndrome which is very rare. He is only 1 of the roughly 150 known cases in the world. It is a cognitive disorder which leaves him wheelchair confined, non-verbal and has a feeding tube. Along with the help of other members from the fire department and fundraising efforts they were able to raise over $10,000 towards the cost of a handicap van to make it easier for the family to travel. But there is still work to do.
If you would like to help, visit https://helphopelive.org/campaign/9232.
Local author releases Children’s book called “The Jake House”. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to firefighter related charities.
The first book of the series “The Jake House: tent fire” is a story of Sean O’Sullivan as told by Sean to his young granddaughter, Jackie, as they go back in time to Sean’s First days as a New Haven Firefighter in 1896. Sean tells his immigrant backstory through a series of flashbacks: of his arrival in “The City” and his new life in America juxtaposed by his first few days in a busy Firehouse, Hook & Ladder #15. The reader learns about firefighting techniques and how firefighting organizations have changed over the last 100 years.
Fundraiser for fallen forestry firefighters
Frank San Severino is looking for any information about the Arlington Fire Department. He is looking for photos of fires in the mid 1980's through the present day. Also, interested in Arlington apparatus working at mutual aid fires. Any and all information is welcome! Please contact him at CLICK FOR EMAIL and put AFD in the subject line.
Photos of Somerville Auxiliary operating at the Vendomme Hotel Fire Wanted
If anyone has photos of the Somerville Auxiliary Fire Department or their rig operating at the Hotel Vendomme Fire please contact John Connelly at CLICK FOR EMAIL.