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Current News has the last 4 weeks worth of news updates. News items are simultaneously added to the apparatus orders and state news archive pages. Death notices are located on the We Remember memorial page. Annoucements are posted to this page below the archived news table.
PRESS RELEASES/OTHER ARTICLES
Challenge coins to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Cambridge, MA Lafayette Square firehouse are now available for non-CFD members to purchase. The coins can be purchased by mail for $10 plus $3 shipping and handling.
I purchased this book from FSP Books and had great expectations after reading Kevin's other books. I can say with confidence it does not disappoint. This is Kevin's fifth book, second of this series, and it features 136 pages jam packed with 8 photos on every page. Apparatus is sorted by county and runs the full gamut from antiques long since retired to the latest and greatest of modern machines. Each photo has a caption with information about the truck shown. And just to keep you on your toes, every so often a non-apparatus photo will be mixed in for your viewing pleasure. Not lost on the author is that while fire trucks are great, it's the people that man them that make the fire service what it is. There are many photos of people that Kevin has met during his travels and he goes above and beyond to try and recognize them all at the end of the book. Cover to cover, it is not only enjoyable, but easy to see how much effort was put into making the book a must have. And a must have it is. If you are a fire buff then this book needs to find it's way into your collection. It costs $35 and can be purchased from FSP Books at CLICK FOR WEBSITE.