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August 16, 2018
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Local 1426 spreads the warmth
Working with Operation Warm to get kids new Winter Coats
Charitable Foundation Presents first check
Members of FFFCF make a presentions to the Get in Touch Foundation
Going Pink
Members of Local 1426 sport pink tees for Breast Cancer Awareness
IAFF Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Firehouse Friday on Ct Style
Bob Smith, Jon Catandella, and Pat Barry on WTNH
50th Anniversary Cake
Local 1426 celebrates milestone in style
Bravest Donate to the Connecticut Burn Center
Bravest Deliver for Troops
Local 1426 donates $17,000 for operation gift card program
Extrication on Post Road
Crews work to extricate a vicim from this car crash
Warner Hill Road
Crews battle the cold at this early morning blaze
Davis Road Fire
Crews enter to battle stubborn Kitchen fire
MDA Santa Express
Santa arrives to greet the children
Concert on the Green
Keltic Kick plays at the Summer Concert series
MDA Fill the Boot
MDA Goodwill Ambassador Ethan Takacs with the Local 1426 crew
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What's New at IAFF 1426
FFFCF Gear Now Available

Help support the Fairfield Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation by sporting some of our gear. Click on the link provided to order your 2018 FFFCF t-shirts and sweatshirts. Men's and Women's sizes available. Pay online and your order will be delivered right to your home. This campaign will run through August 15th 2018 and the shirts will be shipped a few weeks after the close of the campaign.

ORDER YOURS TODAY!!!

https://www.customink.com/fundraising/fairfield-fire-dept-iaff-local-1426-charitable-foundation?pc=TXN-167780&utm_campaign=fr_org_live&utm_source=fr_organizer_txn&utm_medium=email&utm_content=campaign

President Tuttle Statement
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Download: Janus Letter.pdf
Santa Express 2017
The Fairfield Fire Fighters are proud to announce that our annual Santa Express will return this year for its 11th year in a row.  The dates for this year's ride are December 15, 16, 17. To sign up please click on the Santa Express Enrollment tab on the left side of our homepage. Fill out the online enrollment form and let the fun begin. Read More...
Winter Storm Stella Heads our way

As Winter Storm Stella gears up to have a very serious impact on Fairfield we off you these helpful hints to make sure you and your familt are ready!!

The Fairfield Fire Department is preparing for a major winter storm. Now is time to get ready.  Storm preparation information can be found at www.fairfieldct.org/storm.

Include here are some key steps that should always be followed

Key preparation steps:

  • Locate your flashlights, portable radios and batteries

  • Charge all cell phones; keep them on charge when you can

  • Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

  • Have 2-3 days supply of food and water

  • Make sure you have all of your medications

  • Keep your house warm

    During the storm:

  • Stay home!

  • Do not run gas powered items such as generators inside

  • Do not discard fire place ashes in or near the house. They must be never be placed in the garage, on a deck or porch, or near the home

  • Do not use ovens or stoves for heat

  • Check that the exhaust of furnaces and dryers to not get blocked with snow

  • Do not leave candle unattended

  • Use extreme caution with portable space heaters. Never leave them unattended. They must always be at least 3 feet away from combustible, which includes bedding, furniture, and wall paper

    After the storm:

  • Take it slow

  • Stay away from downed power lines

  • Do not overdo it with shoveling, take breaks

  • Dress Warm/Stay warm

  • Never put your hand near the auger of a snow blower

    Whenever you have an emergency, dial 911

Fairfield's Bravest work with Yale

Recently two of Fairfield's Bravest, Firefighters Jason Salvato and Matt Striebe, took part in a video project with the new Yale New Haven Hostpital Musculoskeletal departemnt to show the importance of fire fighters fitness.

The project was spearheaded by the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut and Yale as they continue to work together to improve fire fighter health and fitness.

Brothers Salvato and Striebe worked through a number of physical testing stations to help gather data on Fire Fighter fitness with the hope of developing a program to benefit all the fire fighters in Connecticut.

The testing was recorded a s part of a promotional video for Yale New Haven's new Musculoskeletal department.  You can see the video by clicking on the Occupational Health tab in the member resourses section on the Local 1426 website or on the IAFF Fairfield Firefighters facebook page.

FFD Basketball in Action
Fairfield's Bravest battled Bridgeport's Bravest on the hardwood this past Thursday Night at the Cardinal Sheehan Center in Bridgeport as part of the Barnum Festival 2017 festivities.  Although Fairfield came up a little short on the scoreboard it was a hard fought game and fun for all those involved. Plans for next years game are already in the works. Read More...
Local 1426 Officers for 2017
Local 1426 is happy to announce it's new slate of Principle Officer and Trustees for 2017! President- Bill Tuttle Vice President- Erik Kalapir Secretary- Jim Shiller Treasurer- Jeff Edmondson Trustee- Joe Rainis Trustee- Corey Gripp Trustee- Ron Vargo We wish them all good luck as they continue to fight the good fight for all our rank and file members. Read More...
Bravest BBQ team in action

The Fairfield Fire Fighters BBQ team "Smoke Showing" took home a third place finish at the second annual New England Kosher BBQ Championship on August 30th in Fairfield. The team comprised of members Robb Delmhorst, Pete Krajscik, and Joe Rainis worked through the night to prepare food in four different catagories, Best beans, Best Chicken, Best Ribs, and Best Brisket.

This is our second year here in this competition and we are very proud to be taking home a prize against some very tough competition" said team Captain Robb Delmhorst."

Teams travel from as far as Kansas City to compete in the competition where all entries are cooked over a charcoal grille and ingredients must conform to Kosher standards.

"It's different cooking over a charcoal grille, something we were not to familiar with last year", Pete Krajcsik 2nd year grill man stated."There has definately been a learning curve but we are getting better and looking forward to next year".

Joe Rainis the teams third member and Treasurer to the Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation added, " We have met some great people here and started some new friendships. we will definately be back next year ready to go and compete."

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