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LAST UPDATED ON 2/22/17




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.




2/22/17





2/20/17

Raymond Bushey of New Hampshire is interesting in locating and possibly purchasing Raymond, NH's former Engine 2, an International/Howe pumper. If anyone knows the wherabouts of this truck, please contact Ray at CLICK FOR EMAIL.



2/20/17

The East Thompson Volunteer Fire Department (CT) is currently seeking applications for part-time paid firefighters to staff the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP).

The East Thompson Volunteer Fire Department has been providing fire/rescue/EMS services to the TSMP (formerly known as the Thompson International Speedway) for over 35 years. The TSMP opened a 1.7-mile road course which will be operating at the speedway grounds approximately 160 days of the year (May thru November). These positions for paid firefighters ONLY apply for road course events, track rentals and racing schools.

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2/17/17

For Sale by the Perry, Iowa Fire Department
1951 Ward LaFrance
1st Gear 1/34th Scale
$40.00 and free shipping

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1/17/17

NORTHEASTERN FIRE SUMMIT

In 2015 sixty eight firefighters were killed in the line of duty and firefighter cancer rates are ever rising. These numbers are widely studied and known throughout the industry. Steps are being taken to reduce LODD's annually, and are working. Firefighter cancer awareness is at an all-time high, we know that firefighters are 2 ½ to 3-times more likely as the average person to be diagnosed with cancer.

What few know, and fewer acknowledge, is that there were 132 suicides by active and former U.S. firefighters and paramedics in 2015. None of us are untouched by this.

Firefighter behavioral health has long been whispered about, and it is time to bring it to the forefront of our discussions and encourage each other to ask for help, before it is too late.

This weekend of training is dedicated to those Brother firefighters who have succumbed to their demons and left us too early.

Join the New England FOOLS for this national-level training right here in northeastern Massachusetts, easily accessible from all over New England. Coming together for this weekend will be some of the premier fire instructors from around the Country including:

Assistant Chief Jim Crawford from Midway SC
Captain Aaron Heller from Hamilton Township NJ,
Captain Eric Hankins from Yuba City CA,
Firefighter Ric Jorge from Palm Beach County FL
Firefighter EJ Mascaro from North Charleston SC.

Admission will be $85 for FOOLS members, $100 for non-FOOLS members, continental breakfast and lunch included.

Proceeds will benefit programs nationwide that address Firefighter and First Responder mental health and suicide prevention.

Applications and fliers available via email: President@NEFOOLS.org.

Cash, check, PayPal and municipal purchase order accepted.

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1/6/17




12/21/16

2008 Ambulance For Sale

The Town of Yarmouth, Maine has a 2008 PL Custom Type III E-Super Medallion 170” Ambulance for sale. This vehicle has 121,000 original miles and has been meticulously maintained. Service records, pictures and Original plans/spec’s available upon request.

**Stryker MX 8 Manual Stretcher included**

Asking $22,500 OBRO

For more information, contact Chief Mike Robitaille or Deputy Chief Rich Kindelan at (207) 846-2410

mrobitaille@yarmouth.me.us or rkindelan@yarmouth.me.us




12/1/16

The family of a Connecticut firefighter needs your help

Firefighter Cal Di Stefano's mother was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. She is currently at Yale New Haven Hospital, fighting for her life. A Gofundme account was created to help with the financial burden that his father will incur. His 401k has been drained to pay for healthcare coverage and premiums over the years. Any help that can be provided would be greatly appreciated. CLICK FOR GO-FUND-ME PAGE




10/10/16

The Manchester (NH) Airport Fire Department has 15 sets of silver structural firefighting gear that is approx 5 years old that they are disposing of. They would like to donate it to a fire department out of the country that would need them. If anyone knows how to go about doing this or collects gear for this purpose, please contact Captain Andrew Engwer at CLICK FOR EMAIL.




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