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February 22, 2017

We Will Never Forget

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December 3, 1999

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 September 11, 2001

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2017 RETIREE REUNION

This year's CFD Retiree Reunion was held on 

Saturday February 18, 2017 @ 1PM

The location was at Kenny O'Connor's in Cape Coral, Florida

Back Row: L/R Harold Graff, Dick Teas, Morgan Sheafer, Larry Buchanan, Dave Scholl, John Ruffing, Larry Hodgdon, and John Mester (FDNY)

Front Row: L/R Ronnie Mattos, Dan Flaherty, Mike Papsadero, Bill Hugh, Tom Casey, and Ken O’Connor

2017 GUNS N' HOSES UPDATE

Brothers and Sisters,

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the MDA Guns N' Hoses Hockey Game this past Saturday and also to everyone who supported the event by purchasing raffle tickets! The Grand Prize raffle went to FF Robert A. Walsh. The event raised approximately $6,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. It was a great game, a great turnout, and most importantly, it was for a great cause! CFD won 4-2. Photos of the game can be found on the Local 30 Facebook page. Special thanks to the families of our 3 VIP guests (Joe, Justin, and Paul) and to our MDA Staff Vanessa Malfitano and Molly McDermott. Thank you to Kathy Murphy and the BB&N Staff for their hospitality, my father Bill Hugh, Stacia & Amy Joyce, Ameer & Nicole Moustafa, Michelle Cataldo, Kyle Schweinshaut, Frank Connelly (ref), Rich & Rich Jr Gerokoulis (scorekeepers), and our sponsors: Professional Ambulance, The Galleria Mall, The Boston Bruins Foundation, and the IAFF.

We should all be proud that collectively as a Department, we have raised over $100,000 in the past 5 years for such a great cause! I thank you all again for supporting these MDA events and I look forward to start preparing for any future events to come. However, I know you can only hear so much about hockey games, golf tournaments, raffle tickets, and boot drives before you get sick of me or block me out. Any suggestions for new events or fundraising would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you,

Brandon Hugh

2017 Jennings Memorial Scholarship

Dear Applicant:

It is that time of year again when the John J. and Nora Jennings Memorial Scholarship is opened and is now accepting applications for 2017.  We encourage you to apply and we look forward to reading all applications and 2017 essays.  This information has been posted to PFFM.org for your convenience and our application and 2017 essay can be downloaded from the PFFM’s website as well.   The Jennings Scholarship Committee will provide eight 2,500.00 scholarships to children (biological and adopted) of active, deceased or retired members of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts who are currently enrolled or will be attending any College, University, Graduate or Post Graduate Studies this coming fall.  Please mail both your 2017 essay and application to the below address and must be postmarked no later March 31, 2017: John J. and Nora Jennings Scholarship Committee 33 Lennon Court Unit 37 South Boston, MA 02127 Only the 8 recipients of the John J. and Nora Jennings Memorial Scholarship will be notified by mail in April 2017, and will be honored at a dinner in May by both the Jennings Scholarship Committee and the Jennings Family.   

Good Luck and God Bless. Joan M. Jennings   


Download: 2017 Jennings Scholarship Application.pdf
FIRE BOOT DISCOUNT
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THANK YOU FROM LOCAL 30

As your readership knows, on Dec. 3 the residents of the Wellington-Harrington neighborhood experienced a terrible disruption in their lives, and a significant loss of property as the result of a 10-alarm fire. This fire presented innumerable challenges to the Cambridge Fire Department, and the Members of Cambridge Firefighters Local 30 wanted to take this opportunity to offer our sincere thanks to the hundreds of people who contributed in so many ways to successfully mitigating an enormously challenging event.

First, to our partners in public safety - the Cambridge Police Department, Emergency Communications Center, and Professional Ambulance - who responded with their characteristic bravery, dedication, and proficiency.

To the fire departments from over 25 communities throughout the Greater Boston Area, and to the State Fire Marshal's Office and the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, who answered our request for mutual aid and worked side by side with us to contain the threat.

To our coworkers from other city departments - Water Department, Public Works, Electrical Department, Inspectional Services, Housing, Human Services, Public Schools, and to Eversource Electric and Gas and the MWRA - who assisted in so many ways to render the scene safe enough for us to work, and worked diligently to re-establish services for the residents and businesses affected by this tragedy.

To the Boston Sparks Association, Providence Canteen, and American Red Cross who provided so much comfort to us throughout the long, cold, wet, windy night.

MORE VIDEO: CAMBRIDGE FIRE CHIEF GERALD REARDON DISCUSSES 10-ALARM FIRE
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To citizens and businesses who generously provided food during the incident, and all those who offered a kind word to us on the street in the days after the fire.

And finally, to everyone who donated to the fund to help the victims of this historic event, and to the city administrators and elected officials who coordinated relief efforts in the aftermath.

To each of you, and to any we may have failed to mention by name, we offer our admiration and heartfelt gratitude, and best wishes in the holiday season.

Sincerely,

Christopher Haynes, president, on behalf of members of Cambridge Firefighters Local 30

TOYS FOR TOTS

 

I am pleased to report this year was one of the most successful Toy Drives in recent years. I wish to thank the members of this department for your help as always.

 

A special debt of gratitude goes to a few Cambridge businesses as well. Draper Labs, CambridgeSide Galleria, PRO-EMS, Andy’s Diner, The Mt. Auburn Hospital and others who organized collections within their own establishments.

 

Any toys dropped off at firehouses from this point on should be delivered to the Salvation Army at 402 Massachusetts Avenue.

 

As always I am grateful for your cooperation and assistance with this endeavor.

 

I hope you and your families have a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!

 

Thanks,

 

Assistant Chief Gerard E. Mahoney

Cambridge, MA Fire Department

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FITNESS EQUIPMENT UPDATE

September 19, 2016

 

Brothers and Sisters,

 

    Now that the summer is over, I wanted to give everyone an update on the Wellness/Fitness Fund.  We spent the $15,000 that the City allocates for Fitness Equipment each fiscal year, and now have another $15,000 to spend before June 30th, 2017.  Last year’s money was spent on a number of things, including a Stair Mill at Engine 4, a large Power Rack/Rig at Headquarters, Rowers for Engines 3, 4, and 6, and smaller items like bumper plates, kettlebells, resistance bands, and jump ropes for several of the firehouses.  I’d like to thank everyone who requested equipment, and especially thank the Members who helped me move, assemble, and install the equipment on some very hot days (Engine 4/Squad 4 Groups 1 and 2, Headquarters Group 1 and 3 especially).

 

    I still have a number of requests for equipment left over from last year, and am asking you all to send any other requests you may have as early as possible, so I can make an order up quickly.  If you have any requests or suggestions, please send them to me at jlmagee76@gmail.com, and I’ll add them to the list.  It’s especially helpful if you put “Fitness Equipment” as the Subject of your email, and if you can send a link to the equipment you are requesting so I don’t accidentally get the wrong thing.  If you think I may have overlooked or ignored a previous email from you, I apologize, and request that you email me again.

 

    Please keep in mind that the process for procuring equipment is a bit slow-moving, and that there are limits on which vendors we can use and how much money we can spend with any one vendor.  I apologize in advance for any delays or frustrations.  

 

    Thanks again to all of you for your help in making the most of this important benefit, and for your patience.

 

Fraternally,

John Magee

E1/G3

LETTER OF COMMUNICATION

To:       ALL PFFM Members

From:  The Office of the President

Date:  August 27, 2016

RE:   RESIGNATION AS PFFM PRESIDENT

Brothers & Sisters:

Thank you all for your steadfast support of my campaign for General Secretary-Treasurer of the IAFF. Our campaign was truly historic, one which we can all be proud of. Those of us who attended the convention will be able to speak of witnessing one of the largest changes in leadership on the Executive Board in the IAFF's 98 year existence.

The PFFM and the 3rd District were well represented! 

With the realities of the responsibilities of my new position clearly in focus, all of my energies need to be on the challenges which lay ahead of me. 

This email will serve as your official notification of my resignation as President of the PFFM, effective September 1, 2016. As per Constitution and By-law, Article IV, Sect. 4, Secretary-Treasurer Colbert will serve as acting chair, responsible for calling an executive board meeting to order for purposes of exercising Article III, Sect. 3, for the temporary filling of the office of the President by majority vote of the Executive Board.

This particular PFFM Executive Board has served our members and their families extremely well, and I believe will be considered one of the strongest we've ever had. Our success as your leadership should be in no small part credited to the dedicated staff at the PFFM, and I'd  like to thank them.

It has been my honor to serve as your President. I know and trust my family will be well served by the committed leadership of the successor from the Executive Board. We are all lucky to have such strong leadership within the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts.

Be safe, but if you can't be safe, be good!

Fraternally,

Edward A. Kelly

President

Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts

REPORT OF IAFF CONVENTION

Delegates at the IAFF 53rd Convention spent the week making decisions that will guide this union for the next two years and beyond. Read more about the votes and decisions your colleagues made about your union:

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