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The FOOLS are not a political organization. We will not be involved in union, management, or any other political issue. We are about preserving the tradition and heritage of the fire service and taking care of our brother and sister firefighters. We have been involved with fundraisers, charity events, and helping disadvantaged children receive gifts for Christmas. We believe that this part of what being a member of the FOOLS is all about. The FOOLS also believe in providing real fire training for real firefighters. We believe that it is our duty to be as well trained as we possibly can. This can only keep us, and our brothers and sisters safe on the fire ground. We owe it to ourselves, our brothers and sisters, their families, and to the citizens we protect. We believe in Pride: In our departments, in our stations, in our apparatus, and pride in ourselves.

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The FOOLS, like the traditional leather helmet, has always existed throughout the brotherhood of the Fire Service, and will continue to grow and flourish as long as there are fires to fight and emergencies to respond to. The FOOLS are about the brotherhood and tradition that the fire service is based on. When we are in our gear, and trying to make our way down the dark Smokey hallway, we are all the same. All that matters is that you have my back, and I have yours. We do not care if you are a chief, a recruit, a volunteer or a career firefighter, a male, a female or the color of your skin. All we ask is that you are true to your brother and sister firefighter, and to the fire service. All firefighters are welcome to be a part of this great organization; one does not have to own a leather helmet to be considered a



The Holden Fire Department will be hosting the 85th running of the Wachusett Muster League's annual truck muster on Saturday June 18, 2011. The muster features an antique fire engine parade and competition between the Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Harvard, Holden, Princeton, Sterling and West Boylston Fire Departments. The event kicks off at noon and promises to be fun and entertaining for all.


The Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society (FOOLS) is an organization that was started in 1995 by a group of Central Florida Firemen. This group, known today as the Founding Fools, had a passion for not only the camaraderie and brotherhood that is forged between firefighters, but the rich tradition and heritage of the Fire Service. Since 1995, this brotherhood has grown to over seven thousand strong. There are chapters all over the world, with new chapters starting almost every day. The Leatherhead is a term used for a firefighter who uses the leather helmet for protection from the hazards we face everyday on the streets. The Leather Helmet, is an international sign of a Firefighter, a symbol that is significant in not only tradition from the early years of firefighting, but one of bravery, integrity, honor and pride. The helmet is a sign of who we are, not what we are.



Georgia Fire Chief receives traffic citations on way to accident

Controversy is brewing between the town of Rincon and the Port Wentworth Police Department. The Rincon Fire Chief is facing three traffic citations that he got while responding to a bad wreck earlier this month involving a fuel tanker. Both of the Port Wentworth officers were wearing body cams. The video shows the moments after he got there.
- PUB DATE: 5/1/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBRC - Fox 6

Wisconsin paramedic units to receive community-based training

About 30 paramedics from Milwaukee-area and Madison fire departments are receiving training for a new program officials hope will help reduce the number of repeat emergency calls from chronically ill people. The goal of the Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program is to prevent chronic health issues from escalating to expensive trips to emergency rooms.
- PUB DATE: 5/1/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Journal Sentinel

Maryland authorities seek man who tried to foil firefighting efforts

The Maryland State Fire Marshal is looking for the person who tried to foil firefighting efforts after a CVS was set ablaze during the unrest in Baltimore Monday night.Deputy State Fire Marshals and the Baltimore City Fire Investigation Bureau are asking for the public's help to find the person responsible for damaging a water supply fire hose during firefighting operations at the CVS store location at W.
- PUB DATE: 5/1/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBALTV

Decline in fire volunteers in Pennsylvania hits 'crisis stage'

The decline in volunteers manning Pennsylvania fire stations has reached what Sen. Kim Ward Wednesday called “crisis level,” and she said it is well past the time for lawmakers to address the issue. “It's time for us to take action,” Ward, R-Hempfield, told a crowd of about 50 — predominantly firefighters — at a hearing at Adamsburg Community Volunteer Fire Company.
- PUB DATE: 5/1/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Trib LIVE

Dallas city manager says request of firefighter’s widow will come down to cost

A Dallas firefighter’s widow has one wish after her husband’s line-of-duty death: fireground radio transmission recording. But City Manager A.C. Gonzalez said Wednesday that he can’t guarantee that Jenny Wilson will get what she covets because the price tag could end up being too high. “If it’s something that is very reasonable … why not?” Gonzalez said.
- PUB DATE: 5/1/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Dallas News


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