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LAST UPDATED ON 5/23/16




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.




5/23/16

The Massachusetts Antique Fire Apparatus Association (MAFAA) will hold their 39th Annual Fire Truck Parade and Fire-matic Flea Market Saturday, June 11, 2016. Edgewater Park, 400 Audubon Road, Wakefield.




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.




5/17/16




5/16/16
On Saturday June 18, 2016 at the Emerald Square Mall in North Attleboro the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (LETR) and the Emerald Square Mall will be hosting a Touch a Truck and Pluck a Duck Safety Day event. The event runs from 10am to 2pm in the south lot of the mall. There will be a Touch a Truck area, Child Safety Seat Checkpoint, Digital Child ID, and children’s activities in addition to the Pluck a Duck fundraiser for Special Olympics.

At this time they are looking for individuals or companies with vehicles or unique equipment to participate in the Touch a Truck portion of this event. Your time is considered a donation and tax deductible through Special Olympics of Massachusetts (Tax ID# 237242294). The goal of this event is to raise both funds and awareness for Special Olympics and LETR. By donating your time to Special Olympics Massachusetts, you are making a difference for over ten thousand registered Special Olympic Athletes in Massachusetts.

The program provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. As athletes have fun and develop physical fitness, they find acceptance, become confident and aspire to greatness in other aspects of their lives. The goal is to help bring persons with intellectual disabilities into the larger society under conditions whereby they are accepted, respected, and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens in their communities. When they achieve this goal through their sports programs, they demonstrate that Special Olympics has a unique value: to show the world that every person counts. The motto for this event is Spend the Bucks-Pluck Some Ducks-Train Champions!

For more information or if you would like to participate in this event please contact North Attleboro Police Officer Kristine Crosman at kcrosman@nattleboro.com or (508) 868-3906.




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.




4/13/16




4/11/16
McNeily Educators is offering 3 spring EMT classes in the North Shore region of Massachusetts. Classes begin on April 26, April 30 and June 6. Municipal Employees receive a 10 percent discount.
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3/18/16
Long Island Antique Fire Apparatus Photo Shoot. June 12, 2016.

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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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