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2016 Sarah's Ride

Brothers and Sisters, friends and family will you join us for the 7th Annual Sarah's Ride?

   Over the past 7 years we have joined together. First, to support Sarah and her family then after loosing our sister we rode to remember and honor her memory. We created a scholarship to Camp Fully Involved that has given nearly 20 young women the chance to experience firefighting first hand. We have supported other firefighters fighting the battle with cancer and funded cancer awareness initiatives in the fire service and beyond. The PFFCA is dedicated to continue this good work. We ask you to join us again as we ride to remember Sarah and all the brothers and sisters we have lost to cancer. Help us Continue to support The PFFCA mission, Camp Fully Involved and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network
   Once again we invite you to join us this September 10th for the 7th annual ride. As we have for many years, we are kicking off from the Harley-Davidson Shop of Rochester and ending at Seacoast Harley-Davidson. We will have breakfast and lunch for every rider. At the conclusion we will have vendors and time to socialize with brothers and sisters from across New England.
   Please join the gang by pre-registering at the Sarah's Ride website.

From the MC rally

“I am grateful to share my time and efforts with the firefighters.  You are the best role models for me and others who face dire challenges.  Each day you sacrifice everything to help others.  During the most difficult situations, you show strength, bravery and kindness.  I hope in my lifetime that I can be more like you.  I am trying to show others there is hope and how to be courageous even when you have the most difficult challenges.  My body continues to change and frustrations grow, but I am a fighter and make the best of each day.  I watched my Mom bravely fight Breast Cancer for four years until she passed.   I want to fight my disease as hard as she did for me.  Thank you from my heart for helping me and everyone with a muscle disease.  You always make me feel special and important.  We must find a cure together.  I’ll be with you through good and tough times.”

Jared Conant

Age 12 Yarmouth, ME

MDA Ambassador

Local #1476

Help IAFF Members Who Lost Their Homes
Dear IAFF Member, By now, you have probably seen images of the massive wildfire that is currently raging in the city of Fort McMurray, in northern Alberta, Canada, and are thinking about our Local 2494 members who are doing their job protecting the city and its citizens while their own families and homes are at risk. Read More...
Cancer Risks for Firefighters: More Than You May Realize
Two years ago, 43-year-old Maine firefighter Mike Nixon was diagnosed with malignant melanoma — the most dangerous form of skin cancer. “I had a spot develop in a weird place on my ear,” he says. “It wasn’t on top where you’d think people would get skin cancer, where there is sun exposure. Read More...
Carbon Monoxide: the silent killer
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It's called the silent killer. You can't see it, smell it, or taste it. Carbon monoxide kills an average of 160 people a year in this country. Under Maine law apartment buildings now must have carbon monoxide detectors. So do long term rentals but older hotels, inns, and bed and breakfasts, those built before 2009, do not. Read More...
Maine Scientist to Study Link Between Fire Fighters and Cancer
Firefighters risk their lives daily for those in the community. A scientist says there are many health risks involved and what protects them is part of the problem. Caitlin Burchill explains. ==== The Orrington Fire Chief wants to protect his crew at all costs. Read More...
Bunker Gear - Does it Fit Right?
 When I began a career in the fire service, it was a common practice in many fire departments to be issued hand me down bunker gear.  I remember once where I had to repair my helmet to make it somewhat useful.  Most firefighters entering the fire service over 20-30 years ago had to earn the right to wear new or slightly used bunker gear due, in part, to economics. Read More...
How to Become a Professional Fire Fighter
The IAFF has released a new online resource on How to Become a Professional Fire Fighter for affiliates to use in recuitment campaigns or for individuals and organizations interested in learning more about how to pursue a career as a professional fire fighter/paramedic. Read More...
Study: Exposure to flame retardant chemicals means firefighters face higher cancer risk than previously thought
Study: Exposure to flame retardant chemicals means firefighters face higher cancer risk than previously thought  ELLSWORTH, Maine — New research by a Blue Hill scientist shows that during a fire, firefighters are exposed to dangerous levels of toxic, cancer-causing chemicals created when commercial flame retardants burn. Read More...
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