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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.



Texas Firefighters' Union to Sue to Block Pension Cuts

The president of the Fort Worth Professional Firefighters said Tuesday night that the group plans to move forward with a lawsuit against the city over the benefit reductions that the City Council approved by a 6-3 vote. “When these pension changes go into effect, it will be a taking. We will be joining the police officers in that federal suit,” said Jim Tate, the association’s president.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: fort worth star-telegram

Three people killed in crash with West Virginia fire truck

Authorities responded Tuesday to a fatal two-vehicle collision in Barbour County. It happened at approximately 8:55 p.m. Tuesday on Route 250 just past 4H Camp Road heading towards Belington. A Philippi fire engine, which was driving to a structure fire, collided with a 2010 Honda CR-V, which was pulling onto U.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBOY-TV Clarksburg

Georgia firefighter fired while recovering from cancer possibly caused by job

The city of Fairburn has terminated a firefighter recovering from cancer he may have contracted on the job. "I do feel a little bit betrayed by the city," said Jason Trotter, 36, an eight-year veteran of the Fairburn Fire Department. "I know they're within their legal rights but it doesn't seem like the right thing to do.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS 46 Atlanta

Kansas firefighters help frantic woman retrieve her World Series tickets during fire in her home

A fire forced a Mission Hills homeowner from her house Tuesday, and she came close to getting arrested because she kept trying to run back into the house for her World Series tickets! Christine Maurer says she had just come home from aerobics about 10:00 Tuesday morning when she smelled smoke in her house and called the fire department.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDAF-TV Fox 4 Kansas City News

Group of Ohio firefighters request contempt of court order against city

Ongoing legal strife between the City of Akron and the Akron Fire Department hit another bump Monday as firefighters in a 10-year-old discrimination lawsuit asked a federal court to hold the city in contempt of court for trying to negotiate a new promotional process without them. At stake is the functionality of Akron's first-line emergency responders.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Cleveland Plain Dealer


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Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


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