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Mark your calendar...
Friday night Oct 10th...Southern NE F.O.O.L.S presents a Buff night with full dinner.
Presenters include Jim Flaherety, Ken LaBelle and Bob Meyers.
Fire scene photos & videos are a must to see.
Plainville VFW from 1800 to 2200hrs. Dinner promptly at 1900. 20 bucks a head.. raffles and vendor's !!
1st Annual Natick 9-11 Memorial Ride
Come join us for our 1st annual 9-11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride. The proceeds will be used for the building and up keep of the Natick 9-11 Memorial. The 9-11 Memorial is to pay tribute to all those lost on 9/11/01 and to those that are continuing the fight.
When: 9/28/14 (rain date 10/5/14)
10am - Kick Stands up 10:30 SHARP!
Where: VFW Rte 135 Natick
(113 W. Central St. , Natick, MA)
Registration: Online @ natickfire.org
or 8-10am day of the event
Distance: 40-50 miles
Cost: $25 per bike, $15 per passenger
1st 50 riders or passengers will get a t-shirt
Cookout to follow
For more information, contact the Event Manager Ron Downing @ 774-721-6114 Or via e-mail @ email@example.com
South District CT Firefighter needs your help:
Rob Zajac is firefighter with the South District Fire Department in Middletown, CT. The full story of the Zajac's plight is at the website shown below. Rob's wife has been battling a whole host of medical problems for several years stemming from her Lyme Disease having gone un-diagnosed and mis-diagnosed for a very long time. Now both of their sons and Rob himself are suffering from Lyme Disease as well, yet Rob continues to work fulltime as a firefighter at South District and as a part-time dispatcher for the Cromwell Fire Department. And despite all of their health issues and money issues, Rob is always ready to lend a hand to anyone else in need. Now they are really behind on their bills and in fear of losing their home because of mounting medical bills that are not covered by Health Insurance. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. For more information or to donate visit : http://www.gofundme.com/dnl6nc
New not in original package. These items have never been used or opened. Items include:
* New AV2000 SCOTT Face Mask
* New SCOTT Voice Amplifier with mounting bracket
* New SCOTT 40MM Adapter Assembly
* New SCOTT HE/P NIOSH filter P/N 052683
* New DeSantis black tactical thigh rig w/ waist belt
Looking for 250$ / OBO .... Contact Scott Arnold at Scakaufman34@yahoo.com
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1984 ALF Century 1500/750/20F is for sale by Christy FPD of Sumner IL.
It's a great truck, in very good physical condition and runs and pumps great. The dept needs the room and has to sell it. If anyone might be interested in purchasing this rig, contact contributor Frank Wegloski at CLICK FOR EMAIL and he can put you in touch with the chief.
Haverhill Firefighting Museum Chili Cookoff.
Date: Saturday, September 27th
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Place: The Firefighting Museum, 75 Kenoza Avenue, Haverhill
hJudging Categories: Best Individual, Best Restaurant, Best Firehouse
Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Raffles, Bar, Refreshments & Desserts
To enter, simply download an entry form at www.HaverhillFirefightingMuseum.org.
For more information please call (978) 835-1565 or (978) 994-1854
Volunteer Firefighter in NY battling cancer seeks your help.
Wants to wear a different FD's t-shirt every day during his treatment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE AND MORE INFORMATION.
Fund for the children of Sharon Firefighter James Davenport.
Sharon Firefighter James Davenport passed away on July 9, 2014 leaving behind 4 children. Anyone wishing to donate to the children's fund may do so by sending their donation to:
Sharon Fire Davenport Children’s Fund
92 South Main St.
Sharon, MA 02067
Firefighter Needs your help:
Firefighter's wife has been diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and needs your help. To read the story and donate visit http://www.gofundme.com/a5yejk.
A manual for a fire truck made by Superior Fire Apparatus Co. in Nov. 1981, incomplete vehicle manufactured by Hahn Fire Apparatus. Its serial number is 45140. If anyone has any information on this fire truck please email: CLICK FOR EMAIL.
Halifax, MA Golf Tournament Fundraiser. September 29, 2014. CLICK FOR FLYER.
Jonathan Connolly is a young man afflicted with Epidermolysis Bullosa, which is a skin disease that does not have a cure (CLICK FOR HIS FACEBOOK PAGE). Because of his, he is unable to persue his dream of being a firefighter. His mother has started a fire patch collection for him and I'm reaching out to all the kind fire service members that visit this page to send him a patch. If you'd like to send him a fire patch, you can mail it to:
83 Kenoza Ave.
Haverhill Ma 01830
Tim Kirschbaum, a firefighter from Germany, recently purchased a 1970 American LaFrance pumper and is in need of help finding parts. In particular, he is in need of a driver's side windshield. (he has a photo of the truck at CLICK HERE. If anyone can be of assistance by offering some knowledge as to where parts might be found, especially a driver's side windshield, please email Tim at CLICK FOR EMAIL. Perhaps there is a junkyard or old truck rotting some place that you might be aware of thank. Thank you for any help that you can provide.