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PRESS RELEASES/OTHER ARTICLES
The Stoneham Massachusetts Auxiliary Fire Department, an all-volunteer support services unit, is currently seeking the donation of a used, retired, or surplus vehicle that would be suitable for use as a Lighting Unit. A long anticipated donation of a surplus lighting unit from a local municipality fell through after nearly three years of red tape and waiting. As a result, the auxiliary is currently without a vehicle and without funds to purchase one. We are appealing to the firefighting community, municipalities, corporations as well as private donors who might be able to help locate and obtain a vehicle suitable for donation. Past Lighting Units have been retired box type ambulances/rescues, utility trucks, etc. Any vehicle vehicle suitable for transporting portable generators, portable lighting equipment and related cabling would be considered. If anyone can help, or has any solid leads on potential donations, please contact the Stoneham Auxiliary Fire Department via email at Stoneham.AuxiliaryFD@gmail.com
Firefighter Cal Di Stefano's mother was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. She is currently at Yale New Haven Hospital, fighting for her life. A Gofundme account was created to help with the financial burden that his father will incur. His 401k has been drained to pay for healthcare coverage and premiums over the years. Any help that can be provided would be greatly appreciated. CLICK FOR GO-FUND-ME PAGE
McNeily Educators will be offering EMT classes in 3 different formats starting January 3, 2017 in the North Shore area of Massachusetts. 10% discount for all municipal employees. For more information: CLICK FOR PDF FLYER.
The Manchester (NH) Airport Fire Department has 15 sets of silver structural firefighting gear that is approx 5 years old that they are disposing of. They would like to donate it to a fire department out of the country that would need them. If anyone knows how to go about doing this or collects gear for this purpose, please contact Captain Andrew Engwer at CLICK FOR EMAIL.