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12/05/2021

Every year, candles cause more than 10,000 home fires. We recommend switching to LED candles to be safe. #IAFFSafetyTips

Firefighters union in Fall River criticizes decision to close ladder truck on Thanksgiving
11/27/2021
Firefighters union in Fall River criticizes decision to close ladder truck on Thanksgiving

Firefighters union in Fall River criticizes decision to close ladder truck on Thanksgiving

The Flint Fire Station in Fall River closed its ladder truck this Thanksgiving, a day that has the potential to be the busiest for firefighters. IAFF L1314 Union President Joshua Hetzler said it was the chief's decision. "One of those reasons is he felt we wouldn't have enough firefighters who would...

Crash Responder Safety Week
11/10/2021
Crash Responder Safety Week

Crash Responder Safety Week

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11/08/2021
Photos from Manchester Professional Firefighters Association's post
11/08/2021

Photos from Manchester Professional Firefighters Association's post

11/04/2021

Install carbon monoxide detectors where you install smoke alarms. If the audible trouble signal sounds, first check for low batteries. If the battery is low, replace it. If it still sounds, call the fire department. #IAFF #IAFFSafetyTips

08/28/2021

SEPTEMBER 11TH DETAILS
The Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial Annual Ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 11, at 4:00pm in Ashburton Park of the State House. Ring of Honor Names for 2020 and 2021 will be read as part of the ceremony. This is an OUTDOOR ceremony, and all CDC protocols will be followed.

Please RSVP here: https://mffm.eventbrite.com
There is no cost to attend, and no need to print the tickets. The RSVP is only to help us with planning logistics to make this event as safe as possible.

Any questions please contact Melissa Hurley via PM or [email protected]

* Pipes and Drum Bands and Honor Guard Procession from the Shaw Memorial, located on Beacon Street across from the State House. Step off 3:45pm

* This is an OUTDOOR ceremony. CDC protocols will be followed

* Names from the 2020 virtual ceremony, as well as new names for 2021 will be read as part of this ceremony

Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts (PFFM) Massachusetts Department of Fire Services MCVFA Region 3 MCVFA Region 1 Boston Firefighters Local 718 IAFF

08/23/2021

Do you follow "gross decon" protocols? Is your gear properly cleaned after ANY fire, from dumpster to apartment complex? What about what's in your gear?
Join us on 8/31 at 6:30 PM EDT for our webinar. Learn from 6 excellent presenters what is ahead for us, as we start to emerge from the PFOS/PFAS controversy.
Tickets are $20 and available at https://Bit.Ly/PFOS_PFOA2021. Opening speaker is newly-elected General President of the IAFF, Ed Kelly!
Net proceeds will benefit the 5-Alarm Task Force Corp.'s Foundation, which disburses financial assistance to our Brothers, Sisters and/or their families in dire need.
AND...we have prizes that will be awarded by a "draw from the hat," including:
1. General Prizes 3 - 5-Alarm Task Force Corp's new T-shirts
2. First Prize - 1 Box of Responder Wipes + a bottle of their special body was for the winner, AND....a CASE of Responder Wipes for the winner's Fire Department
3. Grand Prize - A certificate for a FREE, 3-hour, physiological exam and lab work from Lifescan Wellness Centers. (PLEASE NOTE - This gift does not include costs associated with travel, hotel or per diems)
Every attendee has an equal chance!
Pick up your ticket TODAY!

08/15/2021

If you're in the fire service, the past few years we've heard a lot about PFOS/PFAS. But few, if any of us, will leave this job we love, because of it.

We've learned a good deal since then and want to share with you what "tomorrow" may look like, Join us for our webinar with six notable speakers who have been "all over " this important issue and are actively assisting to change what our future as firefighters might look like.

Tickets are $20 and the net proceeds will benefit our Brothers, Sisters and/or their families, in dire need. Tickets are available at https://Bit.ly/PFOS_PFOA2021.

We'll also be raffling off several of our new T-shirts and, on August 17th, we'll announce the Grand Prize for one lucky attendee!

Please join us on August 31st at 6:30 PM EDT.

#pfas #pfoa #cancer_risks #reduce #cancersucks #firefighting #firefighters #health #wellness #fitness_for_duty

08/12/2021

If you're in the fire service, the past few years we've heard a lot about PFOS/PFAS. But few, if any of us, will leave this job we love, because of it.

We've learned a good deal since then and want to share with you what "tomorrow" may look like, Join us for our webinar with six notable speakers who have been "all over " this important issue and are actively assisting to change what our future as firefighters might look like.

Tickets are $20 and the net proceeds will benefit our Brothers, Sisters and/or their families, in dire need. Tickets are available at https://Bit.ly/PFOS_PFOA2021.

We'll also be raffling off several of our new T-shirts and, on August 17th, we'll announce the Grand Prize for one lucky attendee!

Please join us on August 31st at 6:30 PM EDT.

#pfas #pfoa #cancer_risks #reduce #cancersucks #firefighting #firefighters #health #wellness #fitness_for_duty

MD Firefighter Killed in House Fire
08/12/2021
MD Firefighter Killed in House Fire

MD Firefighter Killed in House Fire

Frederick County Fire Captain Joshua Laird died after falling through the floor of a burning Ijamsville home Wednesday.

Baltimore City Fire Firefighter Released From Hospital
07/26/2021
Baltimore City Fire Firefighter Released From Hospital

Baltimore City Fire Firefighter Released From Hospital

BALTIMORE (WBFF) - On Sunday, Baltimore City Fire announced a fire fighter injured in a fire on N. Monroe street in west Baltimore has been released from a local hospital. He is now at home and recovering from the incident. ALSO READ |2 dogs die, firefighter injured, in West Baltimore fire Friday. A...

07/15/2021

UPDATE from Bristol County District Attorney: A preliminary investigation indicates the motorcyclist drove through a red light and struck the side of a SRTA bus. No other injuries were reported and the investigation remains ongoing. The driver of the motorcycle has been positively identified as Benjamin D. Fortier, 30, of West Yarmouth.

EARLIER: New Bedford police and rescue crews were on the scene this morning at County and Mill Streets for a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and city bus versus.

Call to Action: Comment on Proposed TIA 1594 on NFPA 1971 - IAFF
07/12/2021
Call to Action: Comment on Proposed TIA 1594 on NFPA 1971 - IAFF

Call to Action: Comment on Proposed TIA 1594 on NFPA 1971 - IAFF

The IAFF is urging members to support amending NFPA 1971 (Standards on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting) with Temporary Interim Amendment (TIA) 1594, which will eliminate the UV light degradation test for moisture barriers in turnout gear. This is a first...

07/04/2021

There are two times as many fires reported on Independence Day than on any other day. 50% of those are from fireworks. #IAFF #IAFFSafetyTips

Woman cited after driver crashes into car and home in Fall River
06/25/2021
Woman cited after driver crashes into car and home in Fall River

Woman cited after driver crashes into car and home in Fall River

A woman will be going to court after a serious crash today. According to Captain Barden Castro, Fall River Police, Fire, and EMS just prior to 12:00 p.m., responded to the area of Arch Street and Broadway for reports of a car which had struck a house. Upon arrival, Uniform Division Officer J

06/14/2021
Photos from Phoenix Fire Department's post
06/06/2021

Photos from Phoenix Fire Department's post

05/31/2021
05/13/2021

Fire fighters are at an increased risk for developing melanoma and are typically diagnosed with the disease younger than the general population. Make sure you perform self-skin exams and visit your doctor often for full body skin checks. #SkinCancerAwarenessMonth

Smoking Materials Dropped from Window Caused Fatal New Bedford Fire
04/23/2021
Smoking Materials Dropped from Window Caused Fatal New Bedford Fire

Smoking Materials Dropped from Window Caused Fatal New Bedford Fire

New Bedford Fire Chief Scott Kruger, New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro, and State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey said the improper disposal of smoking materials caused the deadly April 19, 2021 fire on Acushnet Avenue. The Office of Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn III identified the t

04/19/2021
04/15/2021

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It was a pleasure speaking with firefighters at the IAFF L-1314 Fall River Firefighters Candidates Night last evening. Nothing is more insightful than hearing firsthand about the issues and concerns of our public safety officials. Thank you for the opportunity.
Sign up to learn more about how PFAS affects our profession and listen to Edward A. Kelly IAFF General President as well as IAFF L-1314 Fall River Firefighters member Jason Burns and Nantucket Fire Fighters Local 2509 IAFF member Sean Mitchell https://www.eventbrite.com/o/5-alarm-task-force-amp-insight-training-llc-30072768054
A Neutral Arbitrator agrees with IAFF L-1314 Fall River Firefighters and Attorney Leah Marie Barrault (Labor Collaborative LLC) that a Fire Chief’s Authority During a State of Emergency to Override Collectively Bargained Terms and Conditions is Not Without Limits Read the entire decision - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t7kW8STSHKd_x1kUrefIfoM8CNmhpQEC/view?usp=sharing
Just curious, is Joshua Hetzler still union president?
Thank you brothers and sisters in MASSACHUSETTS with IAFF L-1314 Fall River Firefighters! #ReadyToLead #OurIAFF #TakeBackOurUnion
Mike was the third member of his engine to get lymphoma, and helped bring our early cancer detection education to FRFD EMS / IAFF L-1314 Fall River Firefighters. He was proactive about his health and went to the doctor when he noticed a lump on his jawline. Mike had an aggressive form of cancer and his quick action saved his life. He wants other firefighters to prioritize their health the same way he did: https://www.15-40.org/story/mike-oreagan/
Election Day was an overall success for candidates endorsed by the PFFM. Firefighters were all over the state, out in the rain supporting candidates that support us. Congrats to PFFM members- Tim Flynn of Salem Ma Firefighters Local 172 on his re-election to City Council. Mike Dillon Jr. of Professional Fire Fighters of Lowell MA Local 853 for topping the ticket for School Committee. Joshua Hetzler of IAFF L-1314 Fall River Firefighters on his re-election to Fall River School Committee. Bill Cross of Saugus Firefighters Local 1003 on his election to Town Meeting. Congrats to endorsed Mayors- Brockton Firefighters Local IAFF 144 endorsed candidate Robert Sullivan. Medford Firefighters Local 1032 endorsed candidate Breanna4Mayor Revere Fire Fighters Local 926 IAFF endorsed candidate Mayor Brian Arrigo Amesbury Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1783 endorsed candidate Kassandra Gove for Mayor Friends Of Quincy Firefighters IAFF Local 792 endorsed candidate Koch For Quincy Congrats to endorsed City Councillors- Boston Fire Fighters Local 718 IAFF endorsed candidates City Councilor Michael Flaherty and Andrea J. Campbell New Bedford Firefighters IAFF Local 841 endorsed candidate Hugh Dunn Weymouth Firefighters endorsed candidate Fred Happel Framingham Firefighters IAFF Local 1652 endorsed candidate Janet Leombruno For Framingham Chelsea Firefighters Local 937 endorsed candidate Roy Avellaneda, City Councilor Congrats to endorsed School Committee member- Worcester Fire Fighters Local 1009 endorsed candidate Committee to Elect Laura Clancey- School Committee IAFF District 3 VP Edward A. Kelly IAFF General Secretary-Treasurer International Association of Fire Fighters
3rd annual Dighton Fire Association “Touch-A-Truck Event”. This event will take place on Saturday September 14, 2019 at 0900 to 1500 (rain date Saturday September 21, 2019 0900-1500) on the property of Manheim New England located at 123 Williams Street North Dighton. The Touch-A-Truck event will be FREE admission to the public. It is every child’s dream to drive a fire truck, a police car, race car, a dump truck, front end loader, tractor or an excavator etc. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!! This year we will be raising money for two local children that are near and dear to our hearts here at the Dighton Fire Department. Finley was born on January 27, 2017 and is the son of Taunton Firefighter, Jon Silva, and his wife Emily. He was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) with Mitral Stenosis and Aortic Atresia. Finley's heart functions using only one ventricle. He has had the first 2 surgeries that are part of a series of 3 procedures to reroute heart function to one side of his heart. He is currently awaiting the third surgery, which is scheduled for later this fall. Baby Paul was born on January 22, 2019 and was diagnosed with Critical Aortic Stenosis with Coarctation of the Aorta within minutes of birth. Paul is the son of Paul Gordon Jr. (brother of Taunton Firefighter, Roberto Gonzalez) and his wife Lauren. Paul's heart abnormalities narrow blood flow throughout the body and put pressure on his left ventricle. Paul has undergone several cardiac catheterizations and two open heart surgeries to date. He will require future surgeries to repair/replace valves in his heart as he grows. Paul is currently home recovering after spending much of the first five months of his life at Boston Children's Hospital. Both babies require extensive medical care that requires their families to travel to Boston Children's for treatment. These hospital stays often result in unexpected costs to the families. We are hoping this event will raise awareness for Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs). CHDs are the most common birth defects; occurring in about 1% of births in the U.S. About 25% of those affected will need surgical intervention, like Finley and Paul did, to survive. These babies demonstrate their unwavering strength and resilience as they face multiple surgeries and long recoveries. It is our hope that raising awareness will help these children live their lives to the fullest. Donations can be made directly to the Silva and Gordon Families. People may also choose to donate directly to Boston Children's Hospital in the families' names. We will also be collecting donations on the day of the event. Please share share share this event!!!!
This is what it’s all about. Great job by IAFF L-1314 Fall River Firefighters and President Burns
Subject: Local 1314 Executive Board Candidate Michael O'Reagan December 2, 2018 International Association of Firefighters Local 1314 P.O. Box 9607 Fall River, MA 02720 Dear Sirs, I wish to share my recommendation of Michael O'Reagan in his effort to become an elected member of your Executive Board. My history with Michael spans almost three years now. We became acquainted over the issue of cancer in the fire service. In this short period, I have witnessed the unapologetic tenacity of a lion in this man. Although he may appear rough and politically incorrect at times, it would be a mistake and misjustice to assume he does not research his issues thoroughly and thoughtfully. In the issue of his Fall River fire station, he has fought tirelessly to bring awareness to media and politicians of the dangerous conditions first responders must work, train, eat, sleep in. During his fight to bring awareness of cancer in the fire service, he has been an outspoken advocate for the issue of PFAS discovery in firefighter turnout gear. While a still confusing and uncomfortable discussion for many, Michael has been a leader in openly sharing his knowledge with his peers. Michael has been instrumental in his efforts while working with Massachusetts Attorney General Candidate Jay McMahon, seeking an investigation into the PFAS contamination of firefighter turnout gear. In addition, Michael was instrumental in ensuring Massachusetts State Representative Geoff Diehl was aware of the dangers of PFAS exposures to fire fighters by arranging phone conversations and sharing of data. For these reasons and his courage to share his personal health issues as a cancer survivor, his serving as a Executive Board member would only benefit your membership. Sincerely, Diane Cotter Advocate for Firefighter PFAS Exposure Your Turnout Gear and PFOA 37 Delton Drive Rindge, NH 03461
Lost dog alert. Please click on the link and share: https://www.facebook.com/FallRiverLostPetAlert/posts/1588077551255906