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JOB POSTING - Fire Chief, Natick Massachusetts
The Town of Natick, Massachusetts (pop. 33,000) is seeking to fill the position of Fire Chief. The Department consists of 78 fulltime uniformed civil service employees with an operating budget of 7.9 million. Appointed by the Board of Selectmen and under the administrative oversight of the Town Administrator, the Fire Chief serves as a key member of the Town's management team. A minimum of two years post high school education is required, with advanced degrees in Fire Science, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Homeland Security, Business or Public Administration, as well as, a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officers Program are preferred. In addition candidates should be credentialed as a Massachusetts Fire Chief, or have the ability to become one upon appointment. Interested candidates must have a minimum of seven years experience in fire suppression, as well as, a minimum of five years supervisory experience. Candidates must have demonstrated experience and skill within the following critical areas: budgeting; collaborative interagency relationships; labor management relations in a unionized environment; fire; EMS and emergency management. Full compensation and benefits package are negotiable. Send cover letter and resume to Ms. Gail Schillinger, Administrative Assistant, Municipal Resources Incorporated, 120 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH 03253. Electronic submissions in PDF format sent to preferred. Applications will be accepted until August 3, 2014. Visit the Municipal Resources Career website at for a full job description. The Town of Natick is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or age.

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Volunteer Firefighter in NY battling cancer seeks your help.
Wants to wear a different FD's t-shirt every day during his treatment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE AND MORE INFORMATION.

Fund for the children of Sharon Firefighter James Davenport. Sharon Firefighter James Davenport passed away on July 9, 2014 leaving behind 4 children. Anyone wishing to donate to the children's fund may do so by sending their donation to:
Sharon Fire Davenport Children’s Fund
92 South Main St.
Sharon, MA 02067

Sanford ME Job Opening for a Full Time FF/EMT or FF/Paramedic.
Application deadline is August 1st. For application package information visit CLICK HERE.

Firefighter Needs your help:
Firefighter's wife has been diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and needs your help. To read the story and donate visit

From the Oakland-Mapleville, RI Fire Company:
It is that time of year again when we are gearing up for another annual Oakland-Mapleville Field Day and Muster. Our muster has been running for 55 straight years now and we are hoping to see all our friends and some new ones come out for the event. Whether you come for the friendly competition between departments, our famous chowder and clam cakes, or just to enjoy the day with family as a spectator and enjoy a cold draft beer, we would love to have you come down and join us on August 31, 2014 at Oakland Triangle, the corner of Oakland School Street and Victory Highway. Festivities kick off at 11:00 with the fire truck parade through town. There will also be games for children and with participation permitted a children’s muster team.

If you would like to organize a muster team the team must consist of six persons with full turnout gear (including hood and mask as it has previously been required for our mystery event). Trophies will be award to first place teams in each event, a best sportsmanship award, and the first place overall trophy. Trophies will also be award to apparatus for furthest travelled, oldest in service, and newest in service.

If you are planning to participate in our muster this year, or have any questions please contact Lori Poirier or William Williams at the Oakland Mapleville Fire Department, (401)568-5720. New muster teams are always welcome on the day of the event however phoning ahead does help us schedule our events. If you plan on participating on the day of please show up early!


From Massport Fire-Rescue:
The MassPort Fire Fighters, International Association of Fire Fighters Local S-2, will hold the 22nd annual charity golf tournament for the Muscular Dystrophy Association at Halifax Country Club on Monday, August 18, 2014.

Enclosed is a registration form for the event. CLICK FOR FORM I hope that you will be able to join us. Registration is from 12-1; shotgun start is at 1:30. Foursomes are $500 and tee signs are $125. Golfers receive lunch, dinner, greens fees, and a fire fighter tee shirt. Last year’s tournament sold out, so please register early to guarantee your spot!

If you can’t play, but would still like to support the event, or if you’d like to go above and beyond, please consider donating an item to the prize raffle. Raffle prizes can be mailed to MassPort Fire Rescue, 162 Harborside Drive, Suite 200S, East Boston, MA 02128, or contact any Massport fire fighters listed on the attached flyer or Kate Tighe at MDA (617-416-6534, to arrange a pick-up.

Funds raised support the Massachusetts Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (registered 501(c)(3); tax ID 13-1665552). It’s been an exciting year at MDA. Funds that we have raised over the past 22 years have been invested into patient care, research, and early drug development efforts. All of us at Massport are proud of the ways that we’ve helped improve quality of life and life expectancy for people living with muscle disease.

Just this year, MDA has made significant gains in treating and curing muscle diseases. MDA support and funding has resulted in clinical trial success in 2014 for a drug to treat Spinal Muscular Atrophy and has led to upcoming clinical trials for Myotonic muscular dystrophy and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The future has never been brighter for families fighting back against muscle disease. None of these advances are possible without significant community support from events like our golf tournament.

If you’ve played or donated before, thank you for making progress possible. If this will be your first year supporting us, thank you in advance for helping change the future for one million Americans living with ALS, muscular dystrophy, and other muscle diseases.

It’s been 60 years since IAFF members pledged to support MDA until a cure is found. I hope to see you in Halifax on Monday, August 18 to help us make good on that promise.

A manual for a fire truck made by Superior Fire Apparatus Co. in Nov. 1981, incomplete vehicle manufactured by Hahn Fire Apparatus. Its serial number is 45140. If anyone has any information on this fire truck please email: CLICK FOR EMAIL.

Halifax, MA Golf Tournament Fundraiser. September 29, 2014. CLICK FOR FLYER.

Jonathan Connolly is a young man afflicted with Epidermolysis Bullosa, which is a skin disease that does not have a cure (CLICK FOR HIS FACEBOOK PAGE). Because of his, he is unable to persue his dream of being a firefighter. His mother has started a fire patch collection for him and I'm reaching out to all the kind fire service members that visit this page to send him a patch. If you'd like to send him a fire patch, you can mail it to:
Jonathan Connolly
83 Kenoza Ave.
Haverhill Ma 01830

Tim Kirschbaum, a firefighter from Germany, recently purchased a 1970 American LaFrance pumper and is in need of help finding parts. In particular, he is in need of a driver's side windshield. (he has a photo of the truck at CLICK HERE. If anyone can be of assistance by offering some knowledge as to where parts might be found, especially a driver's side windshield, please email Tim at CLICK FOR EMAIL. Perhaps there is a junkyard or old truck rotting some place that you might be aware of thank. Thank you for any help that you can provide.