The City of Fitchburg Fire Department once again would like to invite all area Fire Departments to participate in our annual 4th of July Parade. This year’s parade will be held Wednesday July 4th, 2018 starting at 1000 hrs. We ask all companies attending to meet at our Summer St. Fire Station 42 Summer St Fitchburg MA. 01420 for 0845.

As always we welcome hand tubs, antiques, privately owned fire apparatus and communities outside our mutual aid district. We have around 40 pieces of apparatus each year and are always humbled by the turnout, we will have coffee, donuts and some awards to be handed out. We lead the parade which travels down Summer St to Main St to the Upper Common. Companies will not be tied up long. We hope to see you all in Fitchburg on the 4th to celebrate!!!

Disclaimer: Over the past few years we have received a few complaints on the excessive use of the sirens and air horns. We ask as always any companies who participate in the parade use good judgement with the air horns and sirens and make it enjoyable for all the children and parents watching. We ask that we not excessively use the sirens in-between the buildings on Main St. and throughout the parade route! We look forward to seeing you there! Thanks for your help on this matter. 

Be safe,

Lt. Patrick J. Roy

Fitchburg Fire Department

Group 1 Engine 4


Fire Service Educators LLC




NFPA 1403 Live Burn

Combined Operations Training



WHEN:                         June 16th & 17th 2018


TIME:                           Saturday 0800hr to 1600hrs

                                      Sunday    0800hr to 1200hrs


WHERE:                       Carinthia Base Lodge (Mount Snow)

                                      West Dover VT


COST:                           $75.00 Per Student  (All Fee’s Being Dontated)



PREREQUISITES:       Firefighter Level 1 and NFPA Approved PPE



REGISTRATION:        Fire Service Educators Registration Form & Release Waiver


DESCRIPTION:           All course fees are being donated to:


The Ben Tatro Memorial Fund


Students will learn all aspects of combined operations including: advancing attack lines, back up lines, ventilation, search and rescue, and thermal imager camera use




For additional information, contact Bill Shea at 603-521-4644


Southwestern NH District Fire Mutual Aid is accepting resumes for part time Communications Specialists for the purpose of filling current openings and developing a hiring list for future openings. Resumes should be mailed to Chief Joe Sangermano, PO Box 443, Keene NH 03431, before 3:00pm on June 12th. Resumes may be dropped off at the dispatch center at 32 Vernon St. in Keene with prior notification.

Vermont Training



2018 - 2019 National Fire Academy Direct Delivery Courses

All NFA Direct Delivery courses are free of charge and students are required to submit a general admission application by the application deadline.


Course listing:

Course:  Strategies and Tactics for Initial Company Operations

Location:  Lyndonville Fire Station

Date:  October 6 & 7, 2018

Registration deadline:  August 20, 2018

Time: 0800 -1700


Course:  Incident Safety Officer

Location:  Bennington Town Fire Station

Date:  December 15 & 16, 2018

Registration deadline:  October 29, 2018

Time: 0800 -1700


Course:  Leadership in Supervision: Creating Environments for Professional Growth

Location:  Bristol Fire Station

Date:  January 5 & 6, 2019

Registration deadline:  November 19, 2018

Time: 0800 -1700


Course:  Introduction to Unified Command for All-Hazard Incidents

Location:  Williston Fire Station

Date:  January 19 & 20, 2019

Registration deadline:  December 3, 2018

Time: 0800 -1700


Course: Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership through Difficult Conversations
Location: Vermont Fire Academy, Pittsford
Date:  February 9 & 10, 2019
Registration deadline: December 24, 2018

Time: 0800 -1700


Course:  Decision Making for Initial Company Operations

Location:  Thetford Fire Station

Date:  February 23 & 24, 2019

Registration deadline:  January 7, 2019


Fire Service Notices: 

Ammonia Refrigeration Safety Day and Training Class - 

Friday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23