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December 22, 2014
We Will Never Forget

   Worcester 6     

December 3, 1999

     FDNY 343 

      September 11, 2001


What's New at Local 30

Please forward all motions for By-law Proposals to Secretary Paul Mahoney (E1/G1) by the January Union Meeting.

Thank you


Great job to our fellow CFD brother FF Jeremy Collins and his wife Val 

on this season of Survivor



Letter from Taunton L1391

August 22, 2014

Brothers and Sisters:

It is my painful duty to inform you of a tragedy that recently occurred in Local 1391.  On July 29 a crew of our firefighters being relieved of duty, changed from their duty uniforms into their work boots and headed to a brother firefighters house to finish up what they thought to be the last day of a roofing project.  Around 10:00am the call came in that an off duty firefighter had fallen from a roof.  The on duty crew rushed to the scene and performed the life saving skills that we practice daily.  Only to find out after a Med-flight and hours of surgery that the 25’ fall had severed his spine.  After three weeks in the Rhode Island Hospital ICU Chad has been stabilized and transferred to Spaulding Rehab where he will begin his long battle.  He is currently paralyzed from the shoulders down but has began breathing on his own and we know if anyone can defy the odds it’s Firefighter Chad Larivee.

Chad is a 43year old16 year veteran of the Taunton Fire Department.  He is married with three young children.  He has been the Driver/Engineer of Engine 1 (our busiest engine) for the past 10 years.  He is also a Rescue diver with our dive team and very active with our department and community.  He’s a graduate of Coyle & Cassidy High School and Alumni of Norwich University of Vermont.

We ask for your support in these tough times.  Since his arrival at the hospital we have ran a rotating shift of at least two guys constantly by his side so he will not be alone in this fight.  Unfortunately this will not be enough and his family will need money to make the necessary changes to get them through the unexpected fight we have ahead of us.  No matter how we plan and how safe we try to be, life will always test our strengths.

Local 1391 along with family and friends have a fundraiser planned on October 12th @ the Jockey Club RT44 Raynham, MA. For a $25 donation we are selling bracelets that will be your admission ticket.  It would be a great help if you could share our link with your membership, it is a webpage we put together telling the story and updates on fundraisers and how you can help.

In Solidarity,

Jason Lawrence

President Local 1391

Taunton Firefighters Association IAFF


To:                  ALL PFFM Members

From:             The Office of the Secretary-Treasurer

Date:              June 10, 2014

RE:                  12,000 Prayers for Tommy K

Brothers & Sisters:

Our President, Edward Kelly has sent the following message, requesting special prayers from all of us for his 4 year old son Tommy who has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. 

I am calling on our 12,000 members, our families and friends, to please say a prayer - for Tommy, Edzo, Katy and the entire Kelly family.

I respectfully request that you honor Ed's wishes and refrain from sending texts or calling him or Katy during this difficult time.  What they need now more than anything, is our thoughts and prayers.

Ed has always been there for OUR families, let's be there for his!


Jay Colbert
Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts (PFFM)



We are asking for special prayers for our 4 year old son Tommy, who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. He has a tumor in his left kidney which has spread to his lungs and his vena cava. We are very lucky to be at the Boston Children's/Dana Farber, which was named the top cancer program for children in the country today. 

We are also lucky to have the Chief of Surgery, Dr. Shamberger, who will operate on Tommy tomorrow morning at 10:30 to remove the tumor. We are hoping to have the pathology back from the lab early next week, which will determine the chemotherapy and possible radiation plan going forward. We are hoping it is a common "Wilms tumor" which has an 85% successful treatment rate. 

Thank you for all your thoughts and especially prayers. 

PLEASE RESIST THE URGE TO CALL OR TEXT KATY OR I, as the Docs are using our cell phones to communicate with us and we don't want to tie them up. Feel free to comment below, we will check and update periodically.

Tommy's pals, and our neighbors, the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, will be saying the rosary tonight for Tommy, in a vigil at St. Ann's at 7pm (6/10/14). All are welcome.

Thanks for your prayers and support!


Maggie, Katy and Edzo


A Lieutenant Walsh - Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund has been established at the Boston Firefighters Credit Union

Donations will be accepted by mail by sending a check to:

Lieutenant Walsh - Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund Boston Firefighters Credit Union 60 Hallet Street Dorchester, MA 02124

Credit card donations will also be accepted on this website shortly. 


Front Row (L/R): John Mester(FDNY), Ed MacAskill, and Ken O'Connor
Back Row (L/R): Stan Kotowski, Dick Teas, Jim Marcantonio, Morgan Sheafer, 

John Ruffing, Bill Hugh, Bill Phelan, Dave Sholl, and Harold Grafe


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