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April 19, 2014
We Will Never Forget

   Worcester 6     

December 3, 1999

     FDNY 343 

      September 11, 2001

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BOSTON MARATHON FUNDRAISER FOR FALLEN BROTHERS

To:             ALL PFFM MEMBERS, FAMILIES & FRIENDS

From:        The Office of the President

Date:          April 7, 2014

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RE:        BOSTON MARATHON FUNDRAISER IN SUPPORT OF THE LT WALSH FF KENNEDY MEMORIAL FUND

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Brothers & Sisters:

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The Boston Athletic Association (BAA), has reached out to the PFFM and offered us the opportunity for some of our members, family & friends to run the Boston Marathon to raise money for the Lieutenant Walsh & Fire Fighter Kennedy Memorial Fund.

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The BAA has offered to waive the usual cost of the “numbers” so that all of the monies raised in the fundraising efforts will go directly to the Memorial Fund.

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We are pressed for time, and need members, friends and family interested in running the Marathon for this great cause to contact Bill Leone (508) 341-4305 or SCARCROW46@AOL.COM by Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

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Fraternally,

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Edward A. Kelly

President

Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts

BOSTON FIRE L.O.D.D.

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. 

COME OUT TO SUPPORT THE REMAINING CFD HOCKEY SCHEDULE

We finished the regular season 17-2-4 and 1st place in the North of Boston D1 Division of NESHL. Playoffs Dates have not been announced yet for NESHL. We can be followed on Twitter @CambFireHockey, and our web page is linked on the Local 30 web site. 

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Here is what the Hockey Team has left for the season

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6th Annual Metro Fire Hockey Tournament

April 4th-13th 2014 - All Games played at the Stoneham Arena

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Group A                  Group B                      Group C                              Group D

Burlington Fire        Watertown Fire            Cambridge Fire                    Belmont Fire

Reading Fire            Wakefield Fire            Everett/Revere Fire               Chelsea Fire

Winchester Fire        Massport Fire              Medford Fire                   Melrose/Arlington Fire

Woburn Fire             Somerville Fire

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Friday April 4th - CFD Group 4 On Duty

6pm Chelsea Fire vs Medford Fire

7pm Belmont Fire vs Everett Fire/Revere Fire

8pm Winchester Fire vs Burlington Fire

9pm Somerville Fire vs Massport Fire

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Saturday April 5th - CFD Group 3 On Duty

1pm Woburn Fire vs Reading Fire

2pm Watertown Fire vs Wakefield Fire

3pm Melrose Fire/Arlington Fire vs Cambridge Fire

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Wednesday April 9th - CFD Group 1 On Duty

6pm Reading Fire vs Winchester Fire

7pm Woburn Fire vs Burlington Fire

8pm Massport Fire vs Watertown Fire

9pm Everett Fire/Revere Fire vs Melrose Fire/Arlington Fire

Cambridge Fire vs Chelsea Fire * Time changed to 8PM*

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Thursday April 10th - CFD Group 3 On Duty

5pm Somerville Fire vs Wakefield Fire

6pm Medford Fire vs Melrose Fire/Arlington Fire

7pm Chelsea Fire vs Everett Fire/Revere Fire

8pm Cambridge Fire vs Belmont Fire

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Friday April 11th - CFD Group 2 On Duty

5pm Medford Fire vs Belmont Fire

6pm Somerville Fire vs Watertown Fire

7pm Wakefield Fire vs Massport Fire

8pm Burlington Fire vs Reading Fire

9pm Winchester Fire vs Woburn Fire

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Saturday April 12th - CFD Group 4 On Duty

6pm Quarterfinal #1 - #3 Seed vs #6 Seed

635pm Quarterfinal #2 - #4 Seed vs #5 Seed

715pm Semifinal #1 - #2 Seed vs Winner of Quarterfinal Game #1

830pm Semifinal #2 - #1 Seed vs Winner of Quarterfinal Game #2

Tournament Party will be held at Waxy O'Connors on Montvale Ave in Woburn this night as well.

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Sunday April 13th - CFD Group 3 On Duty

1pm Group A Final

215pm Group B-D Final

2014 RETIREE REUNION

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

BROTHER FRAILEY'S TOUGH RUCK 2014

Please read the following email from Brother Frailey in regards to his participation in this year's Tough Ruck 2014:

I'll be rucking a terrible 26.2 miles for the Boston Marathon, April 21, 2014. Along with members of my unit/battalion, as well as Mistress Carrie from WAAF

In memory of, and dedicated to, my friend, roommate, spotter, co worker, SSG Kevin J O'Boyle, who as you all know... left us too soon.

Donations can be made at 
http://www.stayclassy.org/ReedFrailey all donations will go to the Military Friends Foundation to help with suicide prevention among combat veterans.  You can check out the website at http://www.toughruck.org 

Anything is appreciated, feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, concerns.  Thank you.

Reed Frailey
reedfrailey@gmail.com
978.257.0457

2014 LOCAL 30 ELECTION RESULTS

President:

Colin Walsh (ELECTED by acclamation)

Treasurer:

Chuck Anderson (ELECTED by acclamation)

Executive Board: 

Paul Morrison

Ameer Moustafa

Mike Francis

PFFM Delegate:

Dave Croak

Kevin Lawson

Matt McDonald

IAFF Delegate:

Mike Francis

Paul Morrison

Matt McDonald

Auditing Committee:

Frank O'Grady (ELECTED by acclamation)

Keith Thorne-Bingham (ELECTED by acclamation)

Todd Koen (ELECTED by acclamation)

A HERO FOR OWEN
Owen Hogan, 2, has been undergoing blood transfusions at least once a week since testing positive for a condition that slows the body's production of new blood cells. We are staying as optimistic as we can, said dad Tim. Tim and Kathleen Hogan shown with Owen and his little brother, 6 month old son Ethan are looking for potential bone marrow donors.
NY Daily News
Joe Kemp
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Two-year-old Owen Hogan needs a perfectly matched bone marrow donor in order to survive a rare blood condition.
The 2-year-old son of an FDNY firefighter was recently diagnosed with a potentially fatal blood disorder and desperately needs a bone marrow transplant to survive.
The adorable little boy, Owen Hogan, has been undergoing blood transfusions at least once a week since he tested positive in April for aplastic anemia, a rare condition that slows the body’s production of new blood cells.
“We are staying as optimistic as we can,” said the boy’s father, Tim Hogan, an eight-year veteran firefighter with Engine Co. 216 in Brooklyn. “But every now and then it will just hit us.”
Hogan and his wife, Kathleen — who also have a 6-month-old son, Ethan — brought Owen to a doctor after spotting a curious bruising pattern on his legs.
“We noticed they weren’t consistent with any falls,” said Hogan, adding that the couple also saw red spots on Owen’s skin. The markings would later prove to be symptoms of the disorder.
Doctors began to treat him with a careful dose of medications that severely weakened his immune system. This means he cannot leave the family’s Long Island home for fear of getting sick. But doctors reported no response to any of the treatments, prompting them to pursue a bone marrow transplant — which includes serious risk.
Courtesy Hogan Family
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Because of medications currently used to treat his aplastic anemia, Owen Hogan's immune system is severely weakened.
If a perfect match is found, Owen has a 90% chance of surviving. But if doctors are forced to use an imperfect match, the survival rate plummets to about 40%, Hogan said.
Anyone interested in more information can go to AHeroForOwen.com.
ACTIVE DUTY DEATH NOTICE

The Chief of Department regrets to announce the death of

Fire Fighter on Probation Kevin J. O'Boyle; Engine Co. 5

We said our final goodbye to our friend and brother Kevin O'Boyle. Even though we only knew him for a short time, he made such an immediate impact on all of our lives! We will cherish all of the good times and laughs that we had in and out of the firehouse. Without sounding too cliché, there’s no timestamp on the bond of the brotherhood, especially when you work 24 hour shifts! We’re grateful for how welcoming and comforting the members of the Salem Fire Department were to all of us. They were more fortunate to have known and worked with Kevin a lot longer than us and were nice enough to share some of their memories! It was a great tribute and final send off by his family, friends, and his fellow brothers of the fire service and military. RIP Kevin

MDA UPDATE

Brothers and Sisters,

I would like to thank everyone who supported this year's Cambridge Local 30 Golf Outing. Despite the excessive heat, we had over 125 golfers participate. It was a great event for a great cause and I'm very proud to announce that we raised approximately $11,000 for the MDA.
 
I would like to acknowledge and give thanks to our 2 very special MDA guests of honor and their families, Luke Dillion and Macarthur Sohl. Also, thank you to Bill Hugh, Assistant Chief Gerry Mahoney, and MDA staff members Vanessa & Jessica for helping throughout the event.

Raffle Winner was Ian Moynihan- 1 book of $5 Scratch Tickets

I can’t emphasize enough that our success in this event, past events, and our boot drives are only possible because of the great support and participation from all of our members!

Thank you,

Brandon Hugh

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