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EVENT: Fire Department Financial & Training Opportunities

INFORMATION SESSION: FINANCIAL AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR FIRE DEPARTMENTS The Connecticut Volunteer Workforce Solutions (VWS) program has been awarded a FEMA SAFER grant for PHASE III of the Everyday Hero CT volunteer firefighter recruitment program. VWS and the Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association (CFCA) are looking for volunteer and combination fire departments to participate in Phase […]

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PRESS RELEASE: “Everyday Hero CT” Reminds Residents to “Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries”

“EVERYDAY HERO CT” PROGRAM REMINDS RESIDENTS TO “CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS, CHANGE YOUR BATTERIES” March 2, 2017 | Cromwell, CT – It’s time to “spring ahead” and gain an hour of light in the evening. The Everyday Hero CT volunteer firefighter recruitment campaign reminds residents that Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March […]

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Moms Who Juggle Parenting and Volunteer Firefighting Duties

Here’s a placement we secured for our Everyday Hero CT client on FOX 61 and in The Hartford Courant: From FOX61.com: “Why do you do it when you have children depending on you? It’s a question that Melissa Roming and Nicole Laterra often hear. They’re volunteer firefighters at the Cromwell Fire Department and they’re also […]

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26 Teens Graduate from Fire Academy Program

TEENAGE FIREFIGHTERS DEMONSTRATE SKILLS LEARNED IN SIX-DAY CAMP Cadets Graduate from Connecticut Fire Academy “Introduction To The Fire Service” Program For the past six days, 26 14- and 15-year-old volunteer firefighters from throughout Connecticut have lived at the Connecticut Fire Academy in Windsor Locks as cadet campers in the 40th class of the “Introduction To […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Avon Volunteer Fire Department Names Katherine Matousek Heath and Fitness Coordinator

AVON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT NAMES KATHERINE MATOUSEK HEALTH AND FITNESS COORDINATOR Filling Volunteer Position is First Step in Implementing Department’s Wellness and Fitness Initiative   July 25, 2016 | Avon, CT – The Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) proudly announces the appointment of Katherine Matousek as its first ever Health and Fitness Coordinator. Filling the […]

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Avon Firefighters Test Their Skills In Qualification Course

On Saturday, July 16, 2016, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) tested its officers’ physical fitness by putting them through a specially-designed 10-station physical performance qualification (PPQ) course. The stations in the course represented the minimum number of skills firefighters must perform and mimic the work that is expected in the first 15 minutes on […]

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