New England FOOLS Unveils New Logo

Over fifteen years ago, the idea of a FOOLS Chapter in New England was batted around by some like-minded firemen, mostly via emails, and AIM messaging. From that, the New England FOOLS were born in 2003. Fast forward a year or so, and we co-opted the UMass Minuteman into our own logo that has withstood the test of time, with some improvements and refining over the years.
 
We felt that it was time for an upgrade, and a major overhaul. We contacted our friend Paul Combs, and he FAR exceeded our wildest dreams for an updated New England FOOLS logo.
 
We here at the New England FOOLS are PROUD to present to the world our new logo.
 
We hope you all like it as much as we do.

New England FOOLS and Charter Oak FOOLS Present: Fall Fire Forum 2018

New England and Charter Oak FOOLS proudly present, along with the Dayville CT Fire Department a weekend of Combined Company Operations On The Fireground Friday Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 4.
The Forum will be held at the Dennis R. Lemery Training Center, 530 Litchfield Ave., Rogers, Connecticut.
$150 for non-FOOLS members
$135 for FOOLS membersFriday evening November 2nd keynote lecture with Captain Mike Dugan FDNY

Saturday the 3rd will be hands-on skill stations
Sunday the 4th will be hands-on with live fire evolutionsThe New England FOOLS are headed to Southern New England, and we’re bringing the Charter Oak FOOLS from CT with us.

We all go to fires, some more often than others. This weekend will provide firefighters with hands-on evolutions of engine and truck company techniques for the type of fires we go to most often, specifically designed for the reality of our short-staffed crews.

Saturday skill evolutions will include hose stretches, hoseline handling operations, hose movement to upper and lower floors, ground ladders, search techniques, ventilation/roof operations, vent-enter-search techniques.

During the Sunday scenarios attendees will work as operating companies under live fire conditions to practice skills and techniques learned and discussed earlier in the weekend.

If you’ve never experienced a FOOLS class, now is the time before the holidays kick in.

Join us. Hone your craft. Reignite your passion for the fire service.

To sign up, download the form here and follow the instructions.

Fall Firefighting HOT and First Due Boss registration is open

There are two parts to this weekend program. Firefighting HOT, and First-Due Boss, which will be held Friday-Sunday, Nov. 9-11 in Kennebunk, Maine.

This weekend will provide firefighters with hands-on evolutions of engine and truck company techniques for the type of fires we go to most often, in single family occupancies, and specifically designed for the reality of our short-staffed crews.

The First Due Boss course is designed to teach and enhance the skills of those Firefighters and Fire Officers who are responsible for initial command actions on the fire ground.
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The Combined Company Operations Firefighting evolutions will include hose stretches, hose line handling operations, hose movement to upper and lower floors, ground ladders, search techniques, ventilation/roof operations, and vent-enter-search techniques.

During the Sunday scenarios, attendees will work as operating companies under live fire conditions to practice skills and techniques learned and discussed earlier in the weekend.
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First Due Boss:

DAY 1: The students will be learning and reviewing skills in the subjects of; Incident Size-up, Building Construction, Incident Stabilization Priorities and Effective Command Tactics.

DAY 2: The students will be acting in various command roles as part of firefighting teams operating in the Live Fire portion of the Combined Company Operations course. Students will rotate through the positions of a First Due Company Officer, Sector Officer and Command Staff.
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There will be a Friday evening lecture to both portions of the weekend.

NOTE: Hands-on evolutions will be done at an acquired structure in Kennebunk Maine

Further details will be forthcoming.

Program cost is $165 for non-FOOLS members, $150 for FOOLS members.

First Due Boss program will be limited to the first dozen (12) PAID registrations received.

New England FOOLS to Offer Hands-on Auto Extrication Training

The New England FOOLS along with Tamworth Fire/Rescue are proud to deliver a weekend of hands-on auto extrication that will provide personnel with an in-depth description of vehicle construction and components of new vehicle technology, scene safety, vehicle stabilization with multiple devices, lifting operations, electric and hydraulic tool operations.

Evolutions will consist of various airbag and cribbing evolutions, stabilization and extrication of vehicles on their roofs and sides, under-ride and over-ride evolutions, tunneling, third door evolutions, and multiple advanced scenarios such as ‘confined space extrication’.

Program will be a Saturday morning lecture on October 13, 2018 at Tamworth Fire/Rescue 132 Chinook Trail in Tamworth. Hands-on evolutions will be in the afternoon on October 13, 2018 and all-day Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Ricker Auto Salvage, 112 Maple St in Tamworth.

Program cost is $165 for non-FOOLS members, $150 for FOOLS members.

EMS credits are be being applied for.

Click here for an event flyer. Click here for an application.

Email newenglandFOOLSpresident@gmail.com for details.