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NEVADA CHAPTER HOST 2 DAY TRAINING SYMPOSIUM

The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund Nevada Chapter would like to thank all who attended and participated in The Douglas O'Sullivan Downtown Training Symposium. It is because of your support that we are able to put on fantastic training events like this. We are also incredibly appreciative of our instructors and industry partners. We are able to offer classes of the highest caliber because of their commitment to Firefighters, our community, and the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund. The West Coast Offense and East Coast Rescue Solutions are two of Tge fire services preeminent training companies, and their willingness to donate their time, effort, and talents to support the mission of the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund is crucial to our ability to supporting Firefighters and their families in their times of greatest need. The ability to host events like these is also hugely dependent on our community partners and we can not thank Hogs & Heifers, the Downtown Grand, and the City Of Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Department for their contributions to The Douglas O'Sullivan Downtown Training Symposium and the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund. These entities donated the space and provided a tremendous amount of support for the training that took place on Downtown3rd Street and the LVF&R Training Center. Finally we would like to thank Globe Turnouts and Jim Beam for their continued support of the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund. Globe was kind enough to provide Turnouts for all of those who needed them throughout the weekends training, and Jim Beam coordinated with Hogs & Heifers to throw an incredible party. Most importantly we raised funds for the family of Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Firefighter Douglas O'Sullivan, who tragically passed away in accident late last year. We hope that we honored Firefighter O'Sullivan's memory and that we were able to ease the financial burden of losing a loved one in some way. We are deeply sorry for the loss of one of our communities most beloved fireman, but we are incredibly proud of the response that our local and national firefighting community provided. Please be on the lookout for future training and fundraising events that the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund Nevada Chapter will be coordinating. We will once again be on Downtown3rd for the annual St Patrick's Day celebration, and we are very excited to announce that we will be putting on our very first "Tactics On Tap" this upcoming March. Our guest speaker will be Brian Brush from Edmond, Oklahoma FD and Fire By Trade. Stay tuned for more information and details, and thank you for supporting Nevada's Firefighters and their families!

Nevada Chapter Host Training Symposium

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The Nevada Chapter will be hosting a training symposium in Las Vegas on January 14th and 15th at the Downtown Grand, in Las Vegas. The price is $200 per student for both days, with special room rates at the Downtown Grand, transportation to and from training, limited Globe turnout gear available. Space is limited to first 100 students. For registration, please contact Brian Dietz (702) 715-8947.

New sponsor for the Terry Fund

The Terry Fund would like to annouce one of our new sponsors. A service called HireAFirstResponder.com recently launched to help connect First Responders (including Firefighters, Police and Rescue) with local residents that live in their neighborhoods who are looking for services. You, as First Responders, put yourselves in harm’s way each day in order to save life and property, and prevent other dangers. And many of you own or work for service companies within your area, including plumbers, electricians, carpenters and other laborers, as well as professional service providers such as accountants, lawyers, web designers and many other services. When residents need work, Hire A First Responder encourages them to honor your service to community by contacting HireAFirstResponder.com, where we will pair you with requesters seeking trusted and quality services. There is no cost to the requester, and only a small cost to you for using this service.  Only one First Responder will be referred for each job, so you have a better chance of getting the job. Residents benefit from the comfort of knowing that you are a dedicated and trustworthy neighbor who is always there for them, and who would appreciate their business. If you are a First Responder and would like to be added to the service, please submit an application to qualify at the Hire a First Responder website. If you have questions, call 866-7FIRECOP.

Nevada Chapter to host leadership class fundraiser

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Please join the The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund Nevada Chapter and the Clark County Fire Department on November 2nd & 3rd from10:00 AM till 11:30 AM for a leadership class from Colonel David Sutherland. This class is free to all who wish to attend, but the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund will be "Passing The Hat," and raising money for the family of North Las Vegas Fire Department Captain Yaphet Miller. Please help us spread the word and ensure that the auditorium is packed!
 
Thank you very much for your assistance, and all that you do for the Terry Fund.

Terry Fund Sends Relief to Baton Rouge

After recent flooding caused damage in Louisiana, local retired New York City fire fighters stepped up and assisted several charities to lend aid to their brother and sister fire fighters who suffered damages as a result of this historical flooding. Retired New York City Firefighter Tony Srour, is a longtime volunteer for the Terry Fund whose mission is to assist fire fighters and their families in times of need.  Tony contacted Terry Fund Coordinator Annamarie Tucker to ask what could be done to assist Louisiana firefighters during this disaster. Annamarie made contact with fire departments in the Baton Rouge area and discovered that several fire houses were heavily damaged as a result of the flood waters.  Many fire fighters personal protective clothing was lost or damaged as well as their personal.

 

The Terry Fund was soon joined by Jennifer McNamara of the FDNY FF John McNamara Foundation, Nassau County Office of Emergency Management and the Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office. Together the group collected surplus fire equipment, cleaning supplies, gloves, masks, storage bins, and clean water all to be delivered to the Baton Rouge Area. Globe Turnout Gear made a generous donation of turn out gear, and boots, which was used to replace the missing and damaged gear helping to get firefighters properly outfitted. Numerous FDNY retired members answered the call for volunteers to drive the equipment to Louisiana.  FF's Tony Srour, Bob Galione, Bill Eisengrein and Lt.'s Dan Murphy, and Patrick O’Grady along with members of The Nassau Fire Marshal’s Office made the long drive to deliver the equipment and supplies. The retired firefighters said that bring the gear to Louisiana was in part to pay thanks to the fire fighters from that area who responded to New York after 9/11 occurred.

Terry Fund Jr. Firefighter Training Held at Bay Shore FD

On Saturday 8/13/16, the Terry Fund held training for Nassau and Suffolk Jr. Firefighters at Bay Shore Fire Department. On one of the hottest days of the summer, 12 instructors, all active and retired members of the FDNY came and volunteered their time to teach, and train these children who aspire to become firefighters. Thank you to all of the instructors who volunteered their time and braved the heat to train the kids. A special thank you to Chief John Ippolito Jr. for opening the doors of the Bay Shore FD and for allowing the Fund to conduct training there.

Terry Fund Junior Firefighter Training

On Saturday July 23rd, and August 13th, the Terry Fund sponsored 2  full day training sessions for Nassau and Suffolk Jr. Firefighters. The July training was held at the Morrelley Center for Homeland Security, and the August training was held at Bay Shore Fire Department. On two of the hottest days of the summer, 12 instructors, with more than 100 years combined experience,  were taught by FDNY members donated their time to teach the future members of the fire service. Thank you Eddie Tucker, Pete Maslinski, Tony Srour, Brendan Cawley, Mike Dugan, Vinny Brinisi, Todd Smith, Mike Perrone, Richie Schmidt, John Loeber, Chris Solimine, and Ray Griffin . Thank you to Frank Ceglio of the Bethpage Fire Department who also donated his time to the kids, and for helping out with the logistics.  A special thank you to Chief John Ippolito Jr. for opening the doors of the Bay Shore FD and for allowing the Fund to conduct training there.

Terry Fund Host Hands On Junior Firefighter Training

On July 23rd, The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund hosted Long Island Junior Firefighters for a full day of hands on training. Thank you to the following members of the FDNY who donated their time to teaching the future of the Fire Service; Eddie Tucker, Pete Maslinski, Tony Srour, Brendan Cawley, Mike Dugan, Vinny Brinisi, Todd Smith, Mike Perrone, Richie Schmidt, John Loeber, and Ray Griffin. A special thank you to Frank Ceglio of the Bethpage Fire Department who donated his time to the kids, and for helping out with the logistics of the event. The kids all walked away with a great amount of knowledge, and a great day was had by all!

Georgia Chapters annual 9/11 Stairclimb

Please join the Georgia Chapter of The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund at their annual 9/11 Stair Climb for the Fallen Heroes. The climb begins at 1pm and is $30/climber followed by the truck pull at 3pm. Please help support, and keep those fallen heroes memories alive!

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