Western Mass. F.O.O.L.S Fundamentals Train-Up this Sunday

Let’s have some FUN. Let’s get our hands and heads in the game with back to basics two-hour drill session with SCBA, ladders, hose deployment, and ropes and knots. Join us Sunday, November 30, 2014, from 1pm – 3pm, 60 Hawthorne Street, Lenox, MA. To sign-up call or text to 413-429-1608. Cost is free. Find us on Facebook.

Call & Volunteer Firefighter Legislation needs a Push

Email your state senator today! With legislation that would allow cities, towns and fire districts to provide health insurance to the surviving spouse and minor children of a call/volunteer firefighter who are killed in the line-of-duty is stuck in the Senate Ways & Means Committee. The end of the legislative session is only a month away,
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Congratulations to the 2014 Robert J. Hindley Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the following recipients of the Hindley scholarship: Mackenzie Dickson, Region 1; Christina Pillarella, Region 1; Michelle Kornack, Region 3; Joseph Decko, Region 5; and Garrett Hudson, Region 5. These remarkable students will be attending several outstanding colleges in Massachusetts: UMASS Boston & Amherst, Boston College, Westfield State and Merrimack College. Every student you
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Firefighter Injuries Down in 2013

Firefighters work in varied and complex environments that increase their risk of on-the-job death and injury. Each year, NFPA studies firefighter deaths and injuries to provide national statistics on their frequency, extent, and characteristics. We believe that a better understanding of how these fatalities, injuries, and illnesses occur can help identify corrective actions that could
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The Smart Fire Fighter of the Future Webinar

Register today for this free webinar on Thursday, December 4, from NFPA. The fire service and other emergency first responders are currently benefiting from enhanced-existing and newly-developed electronic technologies. Fire fighters are now operating in an ever increasing sensor rich environment that is creating vast amounts of potentially useful data. The “smart” fire fighter of tomorrow
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Remembering When: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults

This new course will held on Monday, December 8, 2014 and at the Littleton Fire Department, 500 Great Road from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Remembering When: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults, was developed by NFPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help older adults live safely at home for
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The Company Officer Academy

The Northwestern Juvenile Fire Intervention, Response, Education and Safety Partnership (NoFIRES) presents: The Company Officer Academy. This two-day academy is for new company officers, current and future officers and will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, February 11-12, 2015 at the Log Cabin & Meeting House, 500 Easthampton Road, Holyoke, MA. Chiefs John Salka and Rick Lasky
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Keeping Your Community Safe with Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Carbon monoxide (CO) is called the invisible killer because you cannot see it or smell it. This poisonous gas can come from many sources, including cars, malfunctioning fuel-burning appliances, and engine-powered equipment. The only way to detect CO is with a working CO alarm. Use the following resources from the NFPA and the U.S. Consumer
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Apply for an Assistance to Firefighters Grant – Application Period Now Open!

Does your department need equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, or training but is struggling to find funding for these needs? Then apply for anAssistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)! The application period is now open through December 5 at 5pm EST. The primary goal of AFG is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire
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2014-15 Schedule of Senior Fire Officer Forum Presentations

The Senior Fire Officer Forum (SFOF) series provides Massachusetts chief officers the opportunity to learn directly from national fire service experts without the time and expense of traveling to a national conference. Any Massachusetts fire officer can attend these programs at no cost. The 5-hour forums run from 9 am – 3 pm and include
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