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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
Battle of the Badges Winter Classic Hockey game featuring Randolph Fire vs Randolph Police Saturday February 21, 2015 at 6:00pm at Zapustas Ice Arena 240 North St. Randolph, Mass. Tickets are $3.00/person with kids 5 and under free. Snack Bar will be open, 50/50 raffle, Chuck a Puck contest. This years event will raise money for MDA "Fill the Boot". Come out for a fun night of hockey and support your local first responders!
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.
Ice Rescue Technician Courses:
International Ice Rescue Train-the-Trainer Academy:
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.