FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR BRATTLEBORO RETIRED ASSISTANT CHIEF JOHN E. WHEELDEN SR.

Arrangements for retired Brattleboro Asst Chief John Wheelden ( and a volunteer in Vernon & Wilmington) have been finalized and are as follows;· Calling hours – Friday, December 14 2p-4p and 6p-8p at Ker Funeral Home on High St· Funeral – Saturday, December 15 at noon at St Michaels Church on Walnut St· Burial at Morningside immediately following the service· Reception at the Elks after burial.
· BFD will attend calling hours in the evening. There is a fire service prayer at 7pm. Please meet at Central Station no later than 6:15p · BFD will join other FD’s in forming an honor guard at the church and cemetery on Saturday. Please meet at Central Station no later than 11:15. BFD Eng 1 will lead the funeral procession from the church to the cemetery, a Vernon engine will follow the hearse.ALL PARTICIPATION WILL BE IN CLASS A UNIFORM (no badge covers) .

In Memory of Retired Ass’t Chief John E. Wheelden Sr.
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Picture is from John’s 80th Birthday Party
Retired Chief, T. Howard Mattison; Retired Ass’t Chief John Wheelden; Retired Chief David Emery Sr.
Wheelden 80th B-Day 1

LOOKING FOR FIRE GEAR

My name is Steve Gassett I’m a firefighter with Hinsdale Fire Department. We have recently established a Fire Explorer Program in Hinsdale. Like most Explorer programs we are in need of fire gear, I was wondering if you could post on your web site we are looking for gear. Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

Thanks,
Steve Gassett
Head Advisor-Explorer Post 788 802-451-8605 cell
603-336-5512 fd
ExplorerPost788@GMail.com
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DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT

It is with regret that the Brattleboro Vermont Fire Department announces the passing of Retired Assistant Chief John E. Wheelden Sr. John served the Brattleboro Fire Department for 57 years. He retired from his career position in 1987, but served on the Call Force until 2009. John also served as a volunteer with the Vernon Vermont Fire Department and the Wilmington Vermont Fire Department. He is a Honorary Life Member of Brattleboro and Wilmington Fire Departments. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date.

13TH ANNIVERSARY

Please remember tomorrow, December 3rd, the Worcester Massachusetts six firefighters who died in the line of duty at the tragic Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse fire on December 3, 1999. Never Forget.

Worcester 6

CHESHIRE COUNTY FOREST FIRE WARDENS MEETING AND DINNER

Cheshire County Forest Fire Warden’s Dinner and meeting will be Tuesday, December 4th at the church in Nelson. Dinner at 1900 hours, meeting at 2000 hours, and Yankee Swap to follow. Also a reminder for all members to submit up to date contact info to the Secretary as we are updating our by-laws and all members must be notified.