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43rd Annual Engine 260 Antique Fire Apparatus Show and Muster
Eisenhower Park on US Rt 121 in Milford, CT
10am – 5pm
Parade of fire apparatus
Firefighting team competitions
Firematic flea market
Food & Refreshments
All proceeds donated to the Milford Recreation Dept’s Camp Happiness program which benefits children with special needs.
Engine 260 Fire Apparatus Show & Muster on Facebook
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.
THE LEATHER HELMET SOCIETY PROUDLY PRESENTS THE 13TH ANNUAL “BOB FITZ SR.” FIREGROUND SLIDE SHOW
FEATURING: NEW DVD / SLIDE SHOWS, NEW ENGLAND FIRES, VINTAGE NASHUA FIRES – Rick Conway-Nashua F.D.
MANCHESTER FIRES – Dave Stewart
VINTAGE METRO BOSTON FIRES - Retired Wakefield, Ma. Fire Chief Dave Parr
RECENT NEW JERSEY METRO FIRES NEW JERSEY METRO FIRE PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION
AMERICAN LEGION HALL, 43 BABOOSIC LAKE ROAD, MERRIMACK, N.H.
SATURDAY September 20, 2014
DVD/SLIDE SHOW @ 7:00 P.M.
FOOD & SOFT DRINKS, CASH BAR AVAILABLE
STARTING @ 6:00 P.M.
TICKETS $10.00 ea.
To purchase tickets contact: Charles Pierson (603) 644-8999
From Rowley, MA FD:
To all Area Fire Departments:
On Saturday September 6, 2014 the Town of Rowley will be having a Parade to celebrate the 375th anniversary of the founding of the town. You are invited to participate in this parade by sending a piece of fire apparatus, and there will be awards presented for best appearing under 5 years, best appearing over 5 years, furthest traveled, newest in service and oldest in service, and best appearing antique.
Participants should be at the parking lot of Didax Inc 395 Main Street no later than 1000 hours as Main Street, Rowley will be closed to traffic by 1030 hrs. There will be refreshments served at the beginning of the parade, and the trucks will start down the parade route at 1100 hrs. The route will end on Main Street at the Rowley Town Common, at which time you will be free to leave.
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.
From the Oakland-Mapleville, RI Fire Company:
It is that time of year again when we are gearing up for another annual Oakland-Mapleville Field Day and Muster. Our muster has been running for 55 straight years now and we are hoping to see all our friends and some new ones come out for the event. Whether you come for the friendly competition between departments, our famous chowder and clam cakes, or just to enjoy the day with family as a spectator and enjoy a cold draft beer, we would love to have you come down and join us on August 31, 2014 at Oakland Triangle, the corner of Oakland School Street and Victory Highway. Festivities kick off at 11:00 with the fire truck parade through town. There will also be games for children and with participation permitted a children’s muster team.
If you would like to organize a muster team the team must consist of six persons with full turnout gear (including hood and mask as it has previously been required for our mystery event). Trophies will be award to first place teams in each event, a best sportsmanship award, and the first place overall trophy. Trophies will also be award to apparatus for furthest travelled, oldest in service, and newest in service.
If you are planning to participate in our muster this year, or have any questions please contact Lori Poirier or William Williams at the Oakland Mapleville Fire Department, (401)568-5720. New muster teams are always welcome on the day of the event however phoning ahead does help us schedule our events. If you plan on participating on the day of please show up early!
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.