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Connecticut’s Everyday Heroes, Volunteer Firefighters

We always expect them to be there for us, volunteer firefighters. But what if they weren’t? There are 26-thousand volunteer firefighters in Connecticut among the more than 300 fire departments, that’s 83-percent. Recruiting for these “Everyday Heroes” is crucial and is underway year-round as many towns are reaching critical lows in their departments. Former Killingworth Read more…

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Wanted: Connecticut Volunteer Firefighters, Everyday Heroes

On April 9, 2016, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 60 fire departments will hold open houses at more than 80 locations throughout Connecticut. They’re celebrating Volunteer Firefighter Day (and the start of National Volunteer Week: April 10-16) and getting out the word about the shortage of volunteer firefighters.   WHO:                   Volunteer Firefighter Day is part of Read more…

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Support Needed for Avon, CT Volunteer Firefighters

Avon Volunteer Fire Department Seeks Funding for Training Facility When it comes to fire training, there’s no such thing as enough. As volunteers who train to the level of career firefighters, members of the Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) are required to recertify at least annually on numerous skills from Incident Command to Hoses and Ladders, Read more…

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The Sandy Ground Project, Where Angels Play

This is such a beautiful project going on, living memorials in the names of all who lost their lives in the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14th, 2012. There are playgrounds being dedicated in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey to all the the children and staff members who lost their lives Read more…

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