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Honor The Charleston Study Change Following Tragedy
Laconia Fire Department & Laconia Professional Firefighters Local 1153 are proud to present:
In Honor of the Charleston 9: a Study of Change Following Tragedy
In Honor of The Charleston 9: A Study of Change Following Tragedy is based off of the best-selling book with the identical name, which includes doctoral research that will help all organizations, whether public, private, for-profit, or non-profit to determine whether organizational change is needed in their respective organization. Students are taken on an emotional ride from the dark days of fighting fire in Charleston, SC, where nine firefighters perished in the line of duty, through today where the organization is now a national model for change. All organizations need to learn the lessons from Charleston to ensure that they do not experience this type of tragic incident. This course utilizes never before seen video footage from June 18, 2007, as well as the radio traffic that coincides. It was developed and is presented by the first due pump operator/engineer on the scene of this multiple line of duty death incident.
The event will be held at the Lakes Region Community College, Route 106 in Laconia on May 18, 2015. Class starts promptly at 9 AM. The price is $75.00 per person. Coffee breaks and lunch are included!
Pre-registration is recommended and can be completed at Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid at www.lrmfa.org. Application is included.
Any questions call Laconia Fire at 524-6881
Dr. David Griffin is a captain and training officer with the City of Charleston Fire Department in Charleston, South Carolina. He was the operator of the first due engine on June 18, 2007 when nine of his fellow firefighters perished in the line of duty. He has a Bachelor of Science in education from The Citadel, a Master of Science in executive fire service leadership, and a Doctorate of Education in organizational leadership and development. He is the author of the Best Seller In Honor of The Charleston 9: A Study of Change Following Tragedy, a global speaker and instructor, a certified Fire Officer with The Center for Public Safety Excellence, is currently in the Executive Fire Office Program at The National Fire Academy, and owner of On a Mission, LLC at drdavidgriffin.com.
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.
Box 52 Association Ham and Bean supper/slide show
Friday April 17, 2017 at 6 PM
Newbury Protection Fire Company #2
Slide show will feature Boston fires from the 50s and 60s by Jim Blomley
Tickets: $10 in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.
While many folks were dealing with the cold and back-to-back snowstorms, Firefighters from five different fire departments were called to 1047 Pleasant St. in Palmer Monday night to battle a 2-alarm fire that claimed the life of one woman. In the midst of this deadly blaze, some folks were jumping out of the windows, but one resident, after saving himself, went back and saved two others. Though he is a member of Palmer Fire - with a home department just down the street - Bevan Forbes went back in, on his hands and knees to help save the lives of others without any gear on. Despite his act of heroism, Forbes lost everything. Though material items can be replaced, it will take a lot of resources that he and his wife do not have. On behalf of that firefighter who remained on scene with his fire family trying to see if there was anything else he could do, I am asking for your support to help Bevan and his wife start over. Any amount helps as they need to replace everything. All funds received will be personally distributed to help them get their feet back on the ground. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
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Save the date:
EMT CLASSES STARTING MAY AND JUNE 2015
At McNeilly EMS Educators. Municipal employees get a 10% discount.
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Fall River Fire Museum, Inc.
7th Annual Fire Truck Show
Sunday, June 7, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
To be held at the Old Colony & Fall River Railroad Museum
2 Water St. Fall River, Ma.
Static Display of Antique and Modern Fire Trucks
Lifesaving Resources (www.lifesaving.com) has some ice and water rescue classes coming up in Maine and Massachusetts. Visit their website for further info or to sign up.
International Water Rescue Train-the-Trainer Academy:
Water Rescue Technician Courses:
Swiftwater Rescue Technician Courses:
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.