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The Randolph Village, Vermont Volunteer Fire Department sustained heavy losses of equipment due to a structure fire in their Firehouse earlier this morning. If any department has surplus equipment they wish to loan or donate, please contact the Randolph Town Office at 802-728-5433 ext. 10. Assistance will be appreciated.
BROTHERHOOD RIDE 2015 - CYCLING FOR FALLEN HEROES
The Haverhill Firefighting Museum’s 9th Annual Chili Cook-off!
The Mattapoisett Firefighters Association is going to be hosting a Chowder Competition on September 13 from 12-4. They are asking any and all fire/police/ems departments that want to participate to register no later than August 27. The cost to buy-in is $25.00 for a public safety team. Professional teams (restaurants/establishments) will also be competing but will be judged in a separate category. Any department participating that has antique fire apparatus they want to display is urged to do so as long as they can let us know by the registration deadline. All money raised goes back to the Mattapoisett Firefighters Association - a nonprofit organization. A cash-bar will be available along with a gift raffle and food at a low cost. Tickets will be sold to the event prior to and the day of.
In Honor of the Charleston 9: a Study of Change Following Tragedy By Dr. David Griffin.
The event will be held at the Beane Conference Center Blueberry Lane (off Rte. 106) in Laconia on September 14, 2015. Class starts promptly at 9 AM. The price is $75.00 per person. Coffee breaks and lunch are included!
Frank San Severino is looking for any information about the Arlington Fire Department. He is looking for photos of fires in the mid 1980's through the present day. Also, interested in Arlington apparatus working at mutual aid fires. Any and all information is welcome! Please contact him at CLICK FOR EMAIL and put AFD in the subject line.
From Western Mass EMS
We are writing to invite you to participate in our ninth annual Massachusetts Emergency Medical Services Conference presented by Western Mass EMS to be held at the beautiful MassMutual Convention Center in Springfield, MA on Friday, October 7 and October 8, 2015 with load in for exhibitors on October 6, 2015. The focus of this conference is to highlight topics of interest to EMS providers, ambulance service managers and owners, EMS educators, dispatchers, firefighters, police officers, nurses, doctors and other health care workers.
AGAIN THIS YEAR, 18,000 SQ FT EXHIBITION HALL!
For more information regarding the conference please visit our newly designed website at www.massemsconference.com. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact myself via email at email@example.com. Thank you for your consideration and you past support! We hope to see you again this year!
Photos of Somerville Auxiliary operating at the Vendomme Hotel Fire Wanted
If anyone has photos of the Somerville Auxiliary Fire Department or their rig operating at the Hotel Vendomme Fire please contact John Connelly at CLICK FOR EMAIL.
Action Ambulance (Mass) Paramedic Alex Rose's two year old son Logan unexpectedly passed away. A Go Fund Me page has been established to help the family in their time of grief and difficultly. I've worked with Alex many times in Stoneham and he is a great guy and paramedic. My heart goes out to him and his family. CLICK FOR GO FUND ME PAGE.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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.