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      Greetings Neighbors,

      Firefighting is a dangerous job, and every year thousands of firefighters suffer from the injuries that they sustained performing their job protecting the citizens. The Newton Firefighters Association helps to support the members and families of those injured or killed on the job. 

      Not only that, every year the Newton Firefighters Association hosts many charitable events as well as giving to the community in both physical and monetary assistance. 

      Now it is your turn to give back. We have hired Eastern Advertising to do our call back service, and they are simply requesting a small donation on the behalf of the Newton Firefighters Association to help us in giving to those in need, both on and off the job. They are not a scam or a prank call, there are just too many daily emergencies that we need to deal with assisting you, the citizens of Newton, to fulfill our ability to call each and everyone. We will also be mailing out letters discussing this for those who may be too busy to take a call.

      We are putting together our Yearbook and would like to offer you a chance to place an ad in it. The caller will discuss pricing options for anything from a small ad covering about 1/10th of a page, all the way up to full page spreads and covers. 

      With your help we will be able to have another successful year and we are looking forward to serving you in any way possible.

      Newton Firefighters Association

      Local 863-IAFF

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      Cookout is this Sunday September 7
      PATRIOTS GAME WILL BE TELEVISED
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      FOOD, DRINKS, BOUNCY HOUSE, CLOWN
      AND A CHANCE TO WIN AN LED SMART TV
      Attention all members, Waltham FD is conducting a fishing trip out of Hampton, NH on June 5th. The charter leaves at 0730, there are still 10 spots to fill! Members from Waltham, Marlboro, Sudbury, and Belmont are participating. The cost is $75.00. Contact LT Mike Quinn of Waltham FD @ 781-521-4782.
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      By Alicia H. Munnell Talk to business people in downtown Boston about Massachusetts’ public pensions and they will go on endlessly about how expensive these plans are and how they should be reformed. Truth be told, these plans have been reformed to death and now are the cheapest in the nation.
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      Donate to help the Newton Firefighters Association today!

      Annually, we ask the community to assist in aiding our Association to provide better resources for the men and women of the Newton Fire Department. Any monetary amount is greatly appreciated. 

       Subsequently, the Newton Firefighter's Association is involved with many different charitible events and organizations, such as the Newton Firefighter's Children's Fund, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the American Lung Association.

      Also, the donations we receive fund many of our annual events, such as the Firefighter's Ball, Children's Holiday Party, and many others. 

       For your convienence, a Paypal "Donate" button has been placed on the page in an effort to make donating to the Newton Firefighter's Association even easier, and smartphone firendly. Please feel free to contact the Newton Firefighter's Association if you have any questions. 

      Thank You,

      Newton Firefighter's Association

      IAFF Local 863


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      By Alicia H. Munnell Talk to business people in downtown Boston about Massachusetts’ public pensions and they will go on endlessly about how expensive these plans are and how they should be reformed. Truth be told, these plans have been reformed to death and now are the cheapest in the nation. Read More...
       
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      CONTACT:

      Dennis Dowling                      Jeremy Warnick                     Tom Lopez     

      Newton Police Department    LoJack Corporation       Newton Firefighters Association       

      617-610-6090                781-302-4251             781 589-7479             

       

      Newton Police & Fire Departments Offer SafetyNet by LoJack Bracelets to Help Locate Missing Persons

       

      Newton Families to Benefit from SafetyNet by LoJack Service Thanks to Newton Police Memorial Association and Newton Fire Fighters Association

      NEWTON, MA – May 9, 2013 – The Newton Police and Fire Departments have launched a new service to help people with cognitive conditions who are prone to wandering, including those with autism, Alzheimer's and dementia.  Two Newton residents will be equipped with SafetyNet by LoJack bracelets thanks to the generous sponsorship from local organizations, including the Newton Police Memorial Association and the Newton Fire Fighters Association.

       

      The SafetyNet service provides Newton Police and Fire Departments with the tools and training to more effectively find and rescue individuals who could or are prone to wandering and becoming lost. It also helps caregivers provide an added layer of protection for loved ones with cognitive conditions from the life-threatening behavior of wandering. 

       

      Eighteen officers from the Newton Police Department and two firefighters from the Newton Fire Department have been trained and certified on the SafetyNet service, as well as equipped with search and rescue equipment.  The service will be used to supplement traditional search and rescue operations.


      “With these specially-designed bracelets, local authorities are able to conduct much more efficient search and rescue missions,” said Dennis Dowling, the Captain of the Newton Police Department. “Previously, to find a missing person we potentially had to activate a massive operation that involved a regional search team of up to 15-18 officers, as well as other resources such as community volunteers, helicopters and canine units. With the SafetyNet bracelets, we’re now able to rely on a proven technology that will undoubtedly save our community time, money and a whole lot of worry.”

      “It’s another tool that will enable us to help keep the citizens of Newton safe,” said Lt Jay Bourgeois of the Newton Fire department. “If I had a loved one who suffered from a cognitive condition and was prone to wandering off, I would definitely want them to have a SafetyNet Bracelet on.”

      The SafetyNet Search and Rescue Receivers, certified training and ongoing support were provided at no cost to the Newton Police and Fire Department or taxpayers.


      How the SafetyNet Service Works

      Once a caregiver enrolls their loved one in the service, they receive a SafetyNet Bracelet, which is worn by the person at risk typically on their wrist or ankle.  The caregiver provides information about the client to assist in search and rescue, which is then entered into a secure database.  Representatives from LoJack SafetyNet provide 24x7 emergency caregiver support.

       

      The SafetyNet Bracelet constantly emits a Radio Frequency signal.  Radio Frequency is the technology of choice because, unlike cellular and GPS technology, its signal doesn’t rely on cellular networks or satellite signals and can often be tracked when a client wanders into a shallow body of water, a densely wooded area, a concrete structure such as a garage, or a building constructed with steel.


      The Search and Rescue Receivers used by law enforcement agencies can detect the Radio Frequency signal emitted from a SafetyNet Bracelet typically within a range of approximately one mile in on-the-ground searches and 5-7 miles in searches by helicopter.

       

      The SafetyNet certified training for law enforcement agencies focuses on its specialized electronic equipment, technology, procedures and on how to effectively communicate with and approach individuals who have cognitive conditions.  SafetyNet’s secure database contains information on each individual client enrolled in the service so that the search and rescue team can have information on the individual’s personal habits and how he or she should be approached, spoken to and comforted.


      More Information

      For more information about the SafetyNet service, please call (877) 4-FINDTHEM (877-434-6384) or visit https://www.safetynetbylojack.com.

      On April 19,2013 the men and woman of the Newton Fire Department honor all those who has suffered from the Boston Marathon Bombings. We also honor all those public safety agencies, Medical staff, and citizens, for their quick response to those in need and to capturing those believed to be responsible for these cowardly acts. 

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