Advanced Auto Extrication Extravaganza 2020 – Postponed

The Advanced Auto Extrication Extravaganza scheduled for May 16 & 17 has been postponed due to the ongoing pandemic.

The New England FOOLS along with Tamworth Fire/Rescue are proud to deliver this rescheduled 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.

We will have quite the showing of tool vendors for you to see. Firematic will be there with Hurst Jaws of Life eDraulics, Res-Q-Jacks and airbags.  Bergeron Protective will have Rescue 42, Inc.struts there. TNT Rescue Systems, AMKUS Rescue Systems and Paratech Fire & Rescue Equipment will also be on-hand. If you’re in the market for some extrication equipment, or just want to test drive whats out there, this is the weekend for you.

Evolutions may consist of various airbag and cribbing scenarios, stabilization and extrication of vehicles on their roofs and sides, under-ride and over-ride evolutions, tunneling, 3rd door evolutions, and multiple advanced scenarios such as confined space extrication.

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

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

Make checks payable to New England FOOLS Inc.

Please mail this application to:
Advanced Extrication Extravaganza 2020
c/o New England FOOLS
P.O. Box 109
Georgetown, MA 01833

Application deadline May 8th. Applications received after that date will be taken on a space available basis and be subject to a $15 late fee.

Email for details.

Spring Training 2020: Northeast Truckin’

Brochure: Spring Training 2020

Application: Spring Training 2020

Friday-Sunday April 3rd-5th

Friday Evening Lecture at the Orion Performing Arts Center 50 Republic Ave, Topsham Maine

Saturday & Sunday hands-on sessions beginning at 0730:
Acquired Structure on River Rd Topsham ME

$150.00 FOOLS members and SMCC Students; $165.00 non-FOOLS member, this includes lunch both days

The New England FOOLS along with Topsham Fire & Rescue are proud to deliver a weekend of hands-on evolutions of all facets of truck company operations.

Evolutions will consist of:

  • Vertical ventilation from both a ground ladder
  • VES
  • Residential Search
  • Conventional and Confined Space Forcible Entry
  • Vertical ventilation from an aerial device
  • Street Smart Ladders
  • Through the lock ‘respectable entry’
  • Forcible Entry with Rotary Saws

Program will be a Friday evening lecture and two FULL days of hands-on evolutions in an acquired residential structure.

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We are pleased to partner with Desert Diamond Industries as our exclusive saw blade vendor for Spring Training 2020, Northeast Truckin’.

New England FOOLS Fire Buff Photo Night

Long-awaited return of the New England FOOLS Fire Buff Photo Night! We have been hosting New England’s premier firematic event since 2005.

Join us, we haven’t found a better excuse yet for chasing away the winter blues, sharing some Brotherhood and trading a war story or three. After all these years, the fires get bigger and hotter!

C’mon up and see some old friends, maybe meet some new ones.

Saturday March 28th at the Black Swan Country Club on Andover St in Georgetown Mass.

Presenters to be announced shortly. You will NOT be disappointed.

Social “liars hour” 5pm-7pm
Show Time: 7pm– 11pm

Admission $25 at the door.

Cash bar and light fare.

New England FOOLS Northeastern Fire Summit 2020

2020 New England FOOLS Northeastern Fire Summit

March 6th-8th at the Village By The Sea in Wells Maine

Thank you to Affordable Drill Towers, a General Alarm Sponsor, who is sponsoring the Friday evening lecture.

Thank you to Fire Tech and Safety of New England as a Third Alarm Sponsor.

Thank you to Northeastern Fire Apparatus as a Second Alarm Sponsor.

Thank you to Northeast Rescue Systems as a Second Alarm Sponsor.

Thank you to FAST Rescue Solutions as a First Alarm Sponsor.

Thank you to Allegiance Fire & Rescue as a Third Alarm Sponsor.

Thank you to John Guilfoil Public Relations as a First Alarm Sponsor.

Friday Evening: “451F Link- The Anti-Motivational Speech” By FF/PM Brooke Schmitz Ames From Wisconsin. Doors Open at 1800.

Thank you to Affordable Drill Towers, a General Alarm Sponsor, who is sponsoring the Friday evening lecture.

Saturday Doors Open at 0730 and the Presenters Will Include:

  • FF Chris Losee of the St Lucie County FL FD “Leading From the Back Seat”
  • FF Matthew Paglione of the FDNY “Saving Seconds”
  • Chief Brian F. Moriarty of the Lawrence MA FD “Merrimack Valley Gas Crisis: The Day That Wouldn’t End”
  • FF Dan Rinaldi of the Providence RI FD “Mayday on Bowdoin Street”

Saturday Evening; Following a Buffet Dinner will be Battalion Chief (RET) Dan DeGryse of the Chicago Fire Department will present “Straight Talk on Firefighter Behavioral Health”

Sunday’s beginning at 0800 will be a Half-day Presentation By LT Ray McCormack of the FDNY:  “Engine Operations in the Modern Fire Environment”.

All Three Days $140.00 For FOOLS Members and SMCC Fire Science Students; $155.00 Non-FOOLS Members.

$100 For The Sunday Session ONLY

Refreshments will be available all weekend, with lunch and dinner included on Saturday.

You can call the Village By The Sea for your reservations, 1-800-444-8862. They are offering a buy one-get the 2nd night 50% off room deal for our Conference. When you call, say that you’re booking with the New England Chapter of FOOLS.

Feb. 9 — New England FOOLS Tactical Tutelage Tour

New England FOOLS member and Portsmouth Firefighter Tim Griswold will be speaking on the topic of fire-based EMS.

He’ll discuss how to maximize the capabilities of the ambulance crew during fire suppression operations by using their personnel, skills, and knowledge. Discussion will include how fire department administration can create policies to efficiently integrate the ambulance crew into fireground operations, how to properly equip the ambulance for the tasks the crew could be expected to perform, and training the firefighters assigned to ambulances to properly prepare and maintain the proper mindset to be a valuable asset on the fireground. Although most fire departments have taken an all-hazards approach to emergency response, the primary mission of the fire department remains fire suppression.

Tim will be presenting this very program at FDIC 2020 in Indianapolis in April.

Program will begin at 1400 Sunday February 9th at the West Kennebunk Maine Fire Station, 80 Thompson Rd, Kennebunk. Easily accessible from Route 95.

Cost is $20 per person, light refreshment will be served.