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Before sending in apparatus order information: Please verify that it is true and correct. While I know everyone has the best of intentions and mean well, posting order information that is not true can be detrimental. Many chief officers and apparatus dealers read this site and posting an order that has not actually been placed can cause hard feelings and tension between a department, the town, and the sales people. So, please make sure your information is accurate before submitting it. Thank you.
ANNOUNCEMENTS/FOR SALE ITEMS YOU'D LIKE POSTED:
Email me to post your event, benefit, parade, for sale item or if there's just something interesting you'd like to share with everyone. In the interest of keeping clutter down, notices that are not for date specific events (such as on going fundraisers) will be kept online for no longer than 6 months unless I am asked to repost. For Sale items will be kept online for 3 months unless I am asked to repost. If the item is sold, please let me know so I can remove the listing.
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2014 Connecticut Fire Academy College Fair
High school students and adult learners interested in training and degree options for Fire, EMS, Emergency Management and Public Safety Communications should strongly consider attending the Connecticut Fire Academy's 2014 Fire Service College Fair. This free event showcases multiple institutions of higher learning in these fields, as well as representatives from a number of career Fire Departments located around Connecticut who will be on hand to provide information on hiring practices and what it takes to be a strong candidate for employment.
CLICK FOR FLYER 1 - CLICK FOR FLYER 2.
Mid State Fire Mutual Aid Association Firefighter Safety and Survival Seminar.
Friday November 21, 2014.
For more information, see the PDF Flyer. CLICK HERE.
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.
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.
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.
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.