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STONEHAM EXPLORERS LOOKING FOR MEMBERS - ALSO NEEDS HELP WITH OBTAINING USED GEAR
The Stoneham (MA) Fire Explorer program is now 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.
Secondly, the organization is in need of old gear or gear retired in accordance with the 10 year NFPA standard. The Explorers do not participate in actual firefighting operations, so anything would be of a great help. They would need (in order of priority): Jackets, Pants, Helmets, Boots and Gloves. Any items donated would be cleaned and department markings removed and re-lettered for the Explorers. They will make arrangements to pick-up any donations. If any one can help with gear, please contact Rick 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.
CHELSEA L937 FUNDRAISER 11/5 TO SUPPORT TWO BROTHERS BATTLING OCCUPATIONAL CANCER
Chelsea Local 937 is hosting a Comedy Night, 11/5, at Anthony's of Malden to support Capt. James Birmingham and FF Peter Kannler in their battle against occupational cancer.
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.
CT Fire Academy fifth annual Fire Service College Fair, to be held at the Connecticut Fire Academy on Saturday, 24 October. CLICK FOR FLYER.
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.
From Western Mass EMS
We are writing to invite you to participate in our ninth annual Massachusetts Emergency Medical Services Conference presented by Western Mass EMS to be held at the beautiful MassMutual Convention Center in Springfield, MA on Friday, October 7 and October 8, 2015 with load in for exhibitors on October 6, 2015. The focus of this conference is to highlight topics of interest to EMS providers, ambulance service managers and owners, EMS educators, dispatchers, firefighters, police officers, nurses, doctors and other health care workers.
AGAIN THIS YEAR, 18,000 SQ FT EXHIBITION HALL!
For more information regarding the conference please visit our newly designed website at www.massemsconference.com. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact myself via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your consideration and you past support! We hope to see you again this year!
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.
Adirondack Emergency Vehicles, the Vermont and Upstate New York Ferrara dealership, is looking to hire a part time sales rep in the State of Vermont and any interested candidates should forward their resume to email@example.com.
Haverhill Firefighting Museum Seeks Volunteers and Board Members
Are you interested in the history of firefighting, the history of Haverhill or in museum collections in general? If so, board members at the Haverhill Firefighting Museum are interested in speaking with you. Our museum is home to one of the most extensive collections of firefighting artifacts that Illustrate the history of firefighting in New England from colonial days to present times. Volunteers are needed to help at events, with displays, on the days the museum is open, and for school field trips. For more information about the museum in general, please visit www.HaverhillFirefightingMuseum.org. To learn more about our collection, view the Power Point presentation on the "Support the Museum-Become a Sponsor" page. For more information about volunteer opportunities or about serving on the museum board, please call Cindy at 978-994-1854.