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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Community over 50,000 - BBRS

We are looking for a Fire Chief of a Community over 50,000 to represent FCAM on the BBRS. Please contact Chief Parow if interested, fcamsec@comcast.net

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Nahant Christmas Parade Invitation for Fire Personnel & Fire Apparatus

Nahant Fire Department

67 Flash Road

Nahant, MA

Nahant Fire Department

Re: 21st Annual Christmas Parade

Dear Chief,

Welcome to another Holiday Season. Our 21st annual Christmas Parade is being held on Saturday, December 17th at 6:00pm. We look forward to having...

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FCAM - Events of Interest
Posted on: November 21, 2016

Memorial Dedication

Please join us for the:

K9 Memorial Dedication

December 7th, 2016 at 1 p.m.

Department of Fire Services

Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit

Stow, MA

State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and State Police Colonel Richard D. McKeon invite you to the dedication ...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Reminder: November General Membership Meeting

Reminder of the November monthly meeting. This notice is for those that have not notified me that you will be coming. The cut off is Thursday, November 15th at 4 PM. 

There is no EMS training at this month’s meeting.

There will be a Vendo...

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FCAM - General Postings
Posted on: November 6, 2018

Hamilton, MA Call Firefighter Rick Villa involved in a tragic accident

One of our Hamilton Call Firefighters and a decorated Marine Veteran was involved in a tragic accident last week.  A go Fund me account has been set up to help the family as he face a long recovery without being able to work.  I am sendi...

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FCAM - General Postings
Posted on: October 31, 2018

CT. Fire Sprinkler Coalition Class

The CT. Fire Sprinkler Coalition is putting on a class, free of charge December 5, 2018

"Are you Ready for the BIG interview

Do you know what to say and how to say it?"

Managing Our Message!

The CT Fire Sprinkler Coalition in partnership with State ...

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FCAM - General Postings
Posted on: October 24, 2018

By-laws changes

Find the link to the final working (marked up) copy of the proposed by-laws. A few members have requested this document so they could see the changes being made to the by-laws. These are for review only.

Please note and keep in mind that we will be voting ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

proposed by-laws as amended Email

An email was sent out to all voting members of FCAM yesterday with the proposed amendments to the by-laws. If you did not receive it, please contact the FCAM Secretary. FCAMsec@comcast.net 

Thanks, Jack

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FCAM - General Postings
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Those planning on running an elected Office in FCAM

Candidates for the elected positions of President, First Vice President, Second Vice President and Directors, shall make their intentions known that they are a candidate for office by submitting their candidacy to the Secretary no later than the December ...

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FCAM - General Postings
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Mailing Address for FCAM

FCAM moving forward has only one official mailing address:

Fire Chiefs' Association of MA

P.O. Box 1036

Westford, MA. 01866-0736

In order to clear up some confusion, FCAM will now only operate using one address. Please send all correspondence to this address....

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FCAM - General Postings
Posted on: June 6, 2018

Chief Buckley, Ret. Needham is looking for portable radios

From Paul Buckley:

I'm working with my local department in Maine (Saco Valley Fire Department). They are in desperate need of portable radios with no budget to purchase new ones. If any department has a surplus you are willing to sell or donate please give...

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FCAM - General Postings
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Thank you from Chief Coleman

Good morning,

I wanted to take a moment and thank all of the active and retired FCAM members who took the time to come out and vote yesterday. I appreciate all of the people that came out to support me. It was a very close race, which is a good thing becau...

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FCAM - General Postings
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Thank you from Chief Coleman

Good morning,

I wanted to take a moment and thank all of the active and retired FCAM members who took the time to come out and vote yesterday. I appreciate all of the people that came out to support me. It was a very close race, which is a good thing becau...

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Posted on: April 30, 2018

Monthly Membership Meeting Online Registration Form

Please see link for monthly membership Online Registration Form. If you need the Cash At Door Form, Click the link and the cash at door link is at the top of the online registration form. 

Thank you

+Note: You must be logged in at this time to acce...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

Re-validation of promotional titles in the Fire service

FROM: Regina Caggiano, Director of Civil Service 

DATE: October 12, 2018 

SUBJECT: Fire Service Re-Validation

 The Human Resource Division’s Civil Service Unit is excited to announce that it is embarking on a re-validatio...

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FCAM - Human Resource Divison (HRD)
Posted on: October 1, 2018

As of May 1, 2018 all sole assessment centers will on line.

As of May 1, 2018 all sole assessment centers will on line.

  • Civil Service will ask for job description
  • Assessment center subjects
  • The eligibility listing, posting certificate and assessment center details form will be attached to the exam requisition.
  • Candida...
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FCAM - Human Resource Divison (HRD)
Posted on: September 24, 2018

Final Decision by HRD on Education and Experience

The Civil Service Commission issued a final decision in the case of Borjeson, et al v. HRD, B2-18-033 – 36, where it ordered that HRD include “acting” time in the scoring of Education & Experience (E&E) for all candid...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Last Chance Apply for Fire Service Executive Development Institute

Last Chance to Apply for FSEDI

If you’re a new chief or aspiring to be one, don’t miss this last opportunity to apply for the Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI).

Developed by the IAFC, this highly successful program is ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

October Monthly meeting

Reminder of the October monthly meeting. This notice is for those that have not notified me that you will be coming. The cut off is Thursday, October 12th at 4 PM. We need hard numbers this month. No walkins. Only have 10 names so far. 

Thank you,...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Life Safety Sprinkler System Challenge Workshop

How do you determine success In the era of NFPA 13R sprinkler systems?  

This was the question posed to a group of NFPA stakeholders that participated in our Life Safety Sprinkler System Challenge workshop in December, 2015. This free report that ...

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FCAM - National Fire Protection Association
Posted on: December 2, 2016

Home Christmas Tree Fires Fact Sheet

Source: NFPA, Fire Analysis & Research Division

NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169

Fire Analysis & Research Division

Home structure fires in which

Christmas trees were first ignited

by month: 2010-2014

February - November 20%

January 37%

December...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Free Webinar ESFR Sprinklers & Obstructions Phase Update

ESFR Sprinklers and Obstructions — Phase 3 Update

December 15, 2016, 12:30 to 2:00 PM ET

Register Now

 Early Suppression Fast Response (ESFR) sprinklers are often installed in warehouses to avoid installation of in-rack sprinklers. Due to ...

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Legal articles

Maintaining Your Job in the Face of Union and Political
Attacks

By

Atty. John M. (Jack) Collins 

FCAM Counsel 

Martha’s Vineyard, MA 

jackmcopa@aol.com

 

Part1 of a 3-part article

 

Chiefs, especially relatively new ...

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FCAM - Notices From President FCAM
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Dear Members of FCAM,

I would like to extend my sincerest wish that you, your families, friends and department members all have an enjoyable and safe Thanksgiving. It’s important to take the time to reflect and be thankful for all the blessings o...

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Marcotte Ford in Holyoke is now on the state bid for Ford Vehicles

Marcotte Ford in Holyoke is now on the state bid for Ford Vehicles. As a kickoff they are holding an event for Fire Chiefs to view their facility and meet the staff. The event is  November 29th first session 1-2:30  2nd session 6-7:30. T...

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FCAM - Notices From Secretary / Treasurer
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Part-Time Firefighter Guidance Document

Attached please find an electronic copy of the Part-Time Firefighter Guidance Document that the Call/Volunteer Chief Committee put together.  

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FCAM - Notices From Secretary / Treasurer
Posted on: October 17, 2018

Proposed by-laws as amended

Please find the link to the proposed by-laws as amended and presented at today’s (October 17, 2018) General Business Meeting. In addition to this email, they will be posted here under Notice from the Secretary/Treasure for the next 30 plus days ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Passing of Deputy Chief Michael Donoghue's, Chelmsford FD, sister

Caryn Elizabeth Donoghue, longtime resident of North Chelmsford

NORTH CHELMSFORD - Caryn Elizabeth Donoghue, a longtime resident of North Chelmsford, passed away at her home on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the age of 51. 

She was born in Lowell on...

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FCAM - Obituary Notices
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Passing of Deputy Chief Pat Egloff, Westfield FD, mother

Kathryn E. “Kitty” (Dowd) Egloff, 69, died Wednesday, October 31, 2018 in Mercy Medical Center. She was born in Holyoke on November 22, 1948 to the late Francis and Catherine (Foze) Dowd. She was a lifelong resident of Westfield and a ...

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FCAM - Obituary Notices
Posted on: November 13, 2018

Arrangements for Retired Chief Harold C. Roeder, Georgetown Fire Department

Funeral and Wake announcement for Chief Harold Roeder (Ret.) Georgetown Fire Department

Wake and Funeral will be held the same day, Saturday November 17, 2018

Wake – Conte’s Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown, MA.

10:00 AM &...

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FCAM - Obituary Notices
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Passing of Chief Harold Roeder (Ret.), Georgetown Fire Department

It is with deep sympathy that we announce the passing of Chief Harold Roeder (Ret.), Georgetown Fire Department. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. When the arrangements become available they will be posted.  Please keep Harold and...

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FCAM - Obituary Notices
Posted on: October 19, 2018

Carolyn Croake, Mother of retired Easthampton Fire Chief Kevin Croake

Carolyn Croake, Mother of retired Easthampton Fire Chief Kevin Croake

Carolyn M (Dignam) Croake passed away on October 15, 2018 at the beautiful age of 90.Mom was colorful and fun and had an amazing sense of humor. We have been on a wonderful journey with ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

NFPA Driver Training

I am looking for help with anybody who has conducted an NFPA 1002/1451 driver training program either in house or if you contracted it out.  Thanks in advance for your help in this.

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

White Paper - Reduction of Call Firefighters in MA Fire District 7

I want to thank all 24 departments in Fire District 7 that employ call firefighters for participating in the survey I sent out back in late August. The results of that survey data is in this White Paper report titled, "Reduction of Call Firefighters ...

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Posted on: November 25, 2016

Line Registration & Payment Now Available for Conference Attendees

Those attending the annual Professional Development Conference - February 28th - March 1st and 2nd - 2017 at the DCU Center in Worcester - can register and pay online.

The conference is open to all fire personnel of any rank.

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Hamilton Fire Chief Phil Stevens

Hamilton Fire Chief Phil Stevens retirement party is scheduled for January 10, 2019 at the Danversport, Danvers, MA. Call the Hamilton Treasurer's Office 978 468-5575 for tickets, $50.00 per person.

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Vendor Coffee the Geneal Membership Meeting December 21st

There will be a vendor coffee at the FCAM General Membership meeting on Wednesday - December 21st from 8-10 a.m. - the meeting will be held at the Andover Country Club - 60 Cantebury Street - Andover.

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Vendor Registration Open for FCAM Profession Development Conference

Hello all vendors,

 Please take note that registration for vendors/exhibitors is now OPEN for the 2019 FCAM Professional Development Conference. Registration information can be obtained via the seminar website at www.fcamseminars.org and click the...

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Posted on: October 31, 2018

FCAM Professional Development Conference registration

Registration for the FCAM Professional Development Conference February 26, 27 and 28, 2018 were sent out yesterday via email. If you did not receive them see below:

All Vendors, well it is that time of year again to register for the FCAM Professional Devel...

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