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April 25, 2017

We Will Never Forget

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December 3, 1999

FDNY 343 

 September 11, 2001


What's New at Local 30

Register by April 7 for Early Bird Rate

Registration is open for the 2017 A. Michael Mullane Health and Safety Symposium, scheduled for May 18-19 in Boston, Massachusetts. Register by April 7 to receive the early bird rate of $150.  

This two-day event features exceptional guest speakers who will share their knowledge and experience on important health and safety topics, including heart disease, cancer, behavioral health, emerging threats, legislative issues and many more.

Named in honor of late 3rd District Vice President A. Michael Mullane, the longest-serving member of the IAFF Executive Board, representing IAFF members in the 3rd District for more than 30 years. The Symposium is hosted by the Boston Fire Department, Boston Firefighters Local 718 and the International Association of Fire Fighters.


Hero's Cup Hockey Tournament 

April 21st-23rd

New England Sports Center - 121 Donald Lynch Blvd. Marlborough

Over 50 FIRE/POLICE/EMS/MILITARY Teams from across the Country

April 21st 1640hrs - Cambridge Fire @ Billerica Police on Rink 3

April 22nd 0820hrs - Westwood Fire @ Cambridge Fire on Rink 3

April 22nd 1650hrs - Cambridge Fire @ Old Colony Police & Fire on Rink 1

April 23rd - Time and games to be announced if the team advances. 


Brothers and Sisters,

A Superintendent position for a condo on Little Mass Ave will soon be available due to retiree Chet McCarthy retiring from the position. The management is looking for another CFD retiree or a member close to retirement to fill the position. Please see the attached for more information.

Thank you

Download: Superintendent Position Posting.pdf

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


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 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
Hello IAFF Local 30,
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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.

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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.


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



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!




Assistant Chief Gerard E. Mahoney

Cambridge, MA Fire Department


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