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LAST UPDATED ON 6/13/16




Save the Date: Stoneham (Mass) Fire Station 100th Anniversary Celebration. October 1, 2016
The Stoneham Fire Station turns 100 years old in 2016 and a celebration is planned for the 1st of October. Plans are underway to have an antique apparatus and police car parade, chili cookoff and other events. There will also be some commemerative items that will be for sale. Challenge coins are available for $10 a piece through the Facebook page CLICK FOR FACEBOOK PAGE. (I don't have the coins in my possesion, please use the FB page if you want to get one). More to come in the coming months. If you own an antique fire or police vehicle, email John Galla at CLICK FOR EMAIL to let the committee know you would like to join us.




I am always looking for photos of old Stoneham (Mass) apparatus, incidents or members for my personal collection if anyone can help. A digital scan is perfectly fine, I don't need an original as long as the scan is big enough to print out. I also can scan photos, slides and negatives and then give them back to you if that is easier. CLICK FOR EMAIL.




6/15/16

NORTH ATTLEBORO FIREFIGHTER'S 36TH ANNUAL KIDS DAY FIRE APPARATUS PARADE
Dear Fire / Police Chiefs and Private Owners:
On Behalf of the North Attleboro Firefighters Kids Day Committee I would like to invite you to the 36th Annual Kids Day Fire Apparatus Parade that will be held in North Attleboro on July 9, 2016.
This year the parade organizers have made some small changes to the event, We are looking to set a personal goal of 40 to 50 out of town Apparatus from different Departments as well as Private Vintage Apparatus also we are looking to have Police Units participate as well as Fire Apparatus. Along with our different Fire Units that show up to our parade each year we would be looking to have any kind of Police unit attend from your regular patrol car to communications or just a transportation van. The Kids Day Parade is a long lasting tradition in North Attleboro for many years and we would love to keep the Parade listed as one of the best.
The parade line up will be at 10:00 at Mason Field on Elm St and start promptly at 11:00 and travel throughout the town and end at the North Attleboro High School on Landry Ave where our Annual Kids Day event will take place. At the conclusion of the parade there will be plenty of parking for your apparatus so please come join us for a complametry Hot Dog or Burger at the event.
Your presence will be greatly be appreciated. Please RSVP as soon as possible so proper planning can be done Thanks and hope to see you all this year.
For more information email Chris Cornetta at CLICK FOR EMAIL or call 508-320-5806.




6/13/16

BERKSHIRE SPAAMFAA SHOW
Sunday October 9, 2016
10AM - 4 PM
New Location! Butternut Ski Area on Route 23 in Great Barrington
New location offers much more room and the addition of a photographer's area and pumping! Other features include: additional parking, area for trailers to be unloaded right on the grounds, free chair lift rides up the mountain to view the fall foliage and just minutes from downtown Great Barrington.
The event will still have food and vendors and lots and lots of fire trucks!!!
For more visit www.berkshirespaamfaa.org or email CLICK FOR EMAIL and put "show" in the subject line.




6/13/16

59th ANNUAL NEWBURYPORT FIRE DEPARTMENT PARADE
August 7, 2016 at 12 noon
All fire departments are invited to participate by sending a piece of apparatus to be shown off in the parade. There will be awards presented in various categories including furthest travelled, newest/oldest in service, ect.
Participating units should be at Newburyport Fire Headquarters on Greenleaf Street no later than 11 AM.
After the parade, all participating units are invited back to Newburyport Headquarters for a cookout.
Please email Chief LeClaire if you are going to participate. CLICK FOR EMAIL.




5/31/16

29th ANNUAL FIREFIGHTER 5 MILE ROAD RACE
Sponsored by the Hamilton (Mass) Firefighter’s Relief Association
Tuesday, July 19th, 2015
Race Start*: 6:30 p.m. Sharp! (Walkers start at 5:45)
Entry Fee: $20.00 pre-entry, $25.00 race day
T-shirts to the first 100 entrants.
For more information and registration form, click on the link below.
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5/18/16
The Town of Charlton Fire Department is accepting applications for Four (4) Full-time Firefighter / EMT’s. Minimum requirements include high school diploma or GED, valid Mass. State Driver’s License, Mass. EMT, and Firefighter I/II Certification. Other certifications like Mass. Paramedic or Mass. Fire Academy Recruit Class graduates are preferred.

Starting base salary $50,315.58 annually, Annual rate may increase based on experience & certifications. Applications will be accepted until 5pm on Monday, June 13, 2016 and are available at Fire Headquarters, 10 Power Station Rd. Charlton City, MA 01508 and at the Charlton Town Hall 37 Main St., Charlton, MA 01507 and online http://www.townofcharlton.net/opportunities.htm Successful candidates will be subject to C.O.R.I check, Medical exam and character evaluation.

A written exam will be conducted for these positions on Thursday, June 30 @ 10:00am. Exam location and time will be provided to successful candidates.




5/2/16
International Fire Buffs Associates 63rd Annual Convention
New Orleans, LA August 17-20

The schedule includes:
Wed 8/17- Opening Ceremony and Presentation on Hurricane Katrina by Chief Tommy Stone of ST. Bernard FD.
Thurs 8/18- Tours of New Orleans EMS, New Orleans E-39 (newest station) Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans 911 Center and the NOFD Museum. Lunch will be provided
Fri 8/19- Tours of Gretna Fire Museum, Terrytown VFD (with a working Ahrens Fox), the David Crockett VFD (oldest operating VFD in country) and the Jefferson Parish EOC. Lunch will be provided.
Sat 8/20- New Orleans Apparatus Line up with lunch provided. Some ship, train and Mardi Gras photo ops may present themselves. Banquet in the evening.

All tours will conclude around 1400 so attendees can enjoy the many sites and sounds The Crescent City has to offer. This will also give folks a chance to arrange individual buff trips in the area.

The price is $325.00, discounted to $300.00 if you register by 7/1/2016.

The IFBA website has more information and a registration form. The info includes a link to a discounted room rate at the host hotel---The Double Tree by Hilton on Canal St. between the French Quarter and Riverwalk. http://ifba.org/.




4/15/16
On July 22, 2016 the Swansea Volunteer Fire Department Co 2 will host its 1st Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser at Swansea Country Club, Swansea, MA.
Interested players and donors may contact us via email @ Company2golf@gmail.com or Jordan Amorin @774-644-3332.




3/7/16
The Haverhill Firefighting Museum is planning a community program of reflection and honor on Sunday, September 11, 2016, the 15th Anniversary of that day.
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2/23/16




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