4 weeks ago

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The members of the Cumberland Firefighters Local 2722 wish to extend our condolences to the family of Jeff Henault and to the Brothers, Sisters and Executive board of Woonsocket Fire Department L732 on the tragic passing of their brother and union president Jeff Henault. Jeff was a great friend and Labor leader he will be sorely missed. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Rest In Peace. Thank you for your service 🇺🇸🇺🇸

Rest In Peace

may he RIP.

He was a great friend

🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

❤❤❤

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Our members are operating at a two alarm fire on Wysteria Lane. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Be safe. Brothers providence canteen1 was on location to help

Be safe!

Be safe!

Stay safe!

Stay safe..

Which house on the street?

Stay safe

#ggb

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1 month ago

Cumberland Firefighters

Members of our water rescue team hosted a joint training drill with members of the Smithfield Fire Department. We refreshed various swiftwater rescue skills and then held a dive training portion. Both teams are usually called to the same incidents and this was a great opportunity to strengthen our response capability and friendship. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Awesome training!

Thanks for your service all of you!!

1 month ago

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E-1, E-5, and L-1 along with one of the Cumberland EMS Physicians, Dr. Erin Ciummo, spent the morning refreshing our extrication skills at a local junkyard. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

Thank you @Mattdallaire for your thoughtful gift to the members of Local 2722. It will be hung in the Union Hall with pride.

Matt was deployed with the US Airforce. He had this flag (that flew aboard his plane) and certificate framed to be hung in The Dugout.

Thank you Matt for your service to your country.
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Thank you @Mattdallaire for your thoughtful gift to the members of Local 2722. It will be hung in the Union Hall with pride. 

Matt was deployed with the US Airforce. He had this flag (that flew aboard his plane) and certificate framed to be hung in The Dugout.

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Congratulations

Thank you for your service to our country Matt!

Thank you Matt for your service lm very proud of u love you !!

Proud of you Matt! Thank you for your service!

Thank you for your service

Thank you for your service

Thank you for your service!

Thank you for your service Matt..🇺🇸

That kid right there! Always a great person. Matt Dallaire

Thank you for your Service Sir 🇺🇸🙏🏻❤️

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thanks forgetting about me??????

Mikey Wo Benjamin Thomas Kaitlynn C Doherty lets go

 

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Good luck to all runners

appreciate the heads up

2 months ago

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3 months ago

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If you see a #firefighter today remember to thank him or her for protecting your community on this #InternationalFirefightersDay ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thank you!

Thank you for you service!

International Firefighter Day......Thank you for your service and the care you bring with you to every call. God bless you all. 🙏

Thank You!!!! Cumberland Firefighters!!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

3 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

Starting at 0400 (4 a.m.) on Tuesday, April 23rd, our phone lines will be down while we make our move to our new location: 1379 Diamond Hill Road. While the phone lines are down, please utilize the 911 system to contact us. We expect the phone lines to be up by 0700 (7 a.m.) the latest. Our phone numbers will remain the same after the service is switched over. We apologize for the inconvenience during the service interruption period. ***Please note this page is NOT monitored. We will try our best to respond in a timely manner*** ... See MoreSee Less

One of our newest recruits, FFOP Dennis DiGuillio along with L-1, spent the morning reading and discussing fire safety to 5th graders at Ashton School. According to Dennis, just 12 years earlier he sat as a student in one of these seats. ... See MoreSee Less

One of our newest recruits, FFOP Dennis DiGuillio along with L-1, spent the morning reading and discussing fire safety to 5th graders at Ashton School. According to Dennis, just 12 years earlier he sat as a student in one of these seats.

 

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My little brother is in 5th grade at Ashton I will have to ask if he saw him ❤️ my brothers name is also Dennis actually 🤷🏽‍♀️

You Dennis Deguilio are an amazing young man! And look at the kids, they are paying attention! 😄 I believe you found a great career for you and people feel safe with strong men like you looking after their safety. So proud of you! 🤩🥰

How’s it feel being in my shoes? Proud of you!!! ❤️ Dennis Deguilio

Stephen Schonhoff ..... front row 💙

So happy to see Dennis back at Ashton. You and L-1 firemen make us proud!

Great young man❤️Bonne Chance Dennis😊

Nice job I am so proud of you Dennis Deguilio. Your going to be a great asset to your community! One proud auntie

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It’s reading week at Ashton School. Our members enjoy getting out and interacting with the kids. ... See MoreSee Less

It’s reading week at Ashton School. Our members enjoy getting out and interacting with the kids.

 

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Good looking crowd.

Strong work!!

Good for you

Stanley Haworth your reading now?

Congratulations to our members who participated in the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb today. They raised $1,778 which will help provide patient education, support research and advocacy efforts for everyone living with lung disease including COPD, lung cancer and asthma. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to our members who participated in the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb today. They raised $1,778 which will help provide patient education, support research and advocacy efforts for everyone living with lung disease including COPD, lung cancer and asthma.

 

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Congratulations!!🎉

Congratulations

Strong work!

Great work team!!!

Awesome!!! Well done!

Kudos!

Outstanding!!

Nice job!

Great work

Great Job

Congratulations

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4 months ago

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Congratulations

 

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Awesome Achievement!! Congratulations

Congratulations!!

5 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

‘0600 hrs.: ‘All this to put out a little fire?’ 0415 HRS. “Attention Engines 2, 7, 12, Ladders 7 and 4, Special Hazards, Rescue 3 and Battalion 3 a stillbox.” Bright light floods the fire stations at Branch Avenue, North Main Street and Admiral Street. Firefighters immediately rise from their bunks and slide the brass poles. Within 20 seconds they are dressed in their turnout gear and mounting their apparatus. The PA system blares: “Attention Engines 2, 7, 12, Ladders 7 and 4, Special Hazards, Rescue 3 and Battalion 3, respond to 63 Douglas Avenue for a reported building fire, possibly occupied.” Immediately, fire trucks are on their way. Hundreds of hours spent studying streets ensure there will be no mistake; the trucks will arrive in the shortest time possible. The first in companies consist of four firefighters from Engine 2 and three on Ladder 7. 0420 hrs. “Engine 2 on scene, three-story wood frame, fire on the second floor, occupied. Code Red.” Code Red signals that a working fire has been found at the location. Air packs are donned, tools readied and nerves steadied. Sirens echo in the empty streets. A fire rages on the second floor of a tenement house. The first-floor tenant who discovered the fire and made the first 911 call relays information that people, a single man on the second and an elderly couple on the third, are still in the house. The driver of Engine 2 stops his vehicle 50 feet past the fire building, transfers power from the transmission to the pump, gets out of the cab and prepares to feed the attack companies the water necessary to extinguish the blaze. He opens the tank to pump valve, throttles up and gets ready for commands. Engine 2’s officer, the incident commander for now, is sizing up the fireground, planning the attack until the chief arrives and establishes Douglas Command. Strict rules will be followed: the incident command system, a nationally used method of organizing emergency responses of all sizes, must be used. The remaining two firefighters from Engine 2 stretch 250 feet of 1 3/4-inch attack line toward the rear door, knowing that it will lead to the second story stairs. “Battalion 3 on scene, establishing Douglas Command.” “Ladder 7 on scene.” “Rescue 3 on scene, establishing EMS Sector.” The rescue is ready to triage victims and call for additional help if needed. The ladder company is prepared to “get the roof.” The driver of the ladder truck slows down 200 feet from the fire. Utility wires, parked cars and trees obstruct his path toward the roof. The officer leaves the cab and finds a good spot to set up. There is no second chance. A wrong placement of the ladder will severely hamper the firefighting efforts. He directs the driver toward the front of the house, stopping him at the perfect location. The driver switches the truck from drive to PTO, which enables the aerial ladder to begin operations. He and the third firefighter get ready to raise the ladder to the roof. Outriggers must be lowered and secured, the ladder unlocked, then raised. One person handles the controls, the other watches the progress. The officer is at the rear of the house helping to force the door open. Once the ladder is in place, rising 55 feet between utility wires and through tree branches, the firefighters load up their tools, a quick vent saw, axes and poles, and begin to climb. Inside the house heat and gasses are accumulating, filling the space. Ventilation is imperative. Failure is not an option. 0423 hrs. “Engine 7 on scene, establishing water supply.” The second due engine is responsible for water supply. Its crew finds the closest hydrant, 500 feet away, and stops the truck. The officer and one of the firefighters get out, take two lengths of three-inch hose from the hose bed and the hydrant dressing gear and signal the driver to go. Engine 7 rolls toward Engine 2, trailing the supply lines without which no fire will be extinguished. 0425 hrs. “Engine 2 to pump operator, charge my line!” The firefighter at the pump expertly pulls levers and gates, and then watches as the initial 250-foot attack line fills with water and slithers toward the rear door, up the stairs into the toxic atmosphere and toward the pipe. Engine 2 carries 500 gallons of water, enough for about three minutes. The officer of Ladder 7 has located the sleeping occupant of the second floor and is helping him out of the house. The firefighters from Engine 2 man the line and hit the fire, plunging the apartment into darkness. The heat and smoke are unbearable, even to firefighters fully dressed in gear. The fire is stubborn, more water needed. 0426 hrs. “Special Hazards on scene.” “Battalion 3 to Special Hazards, start a primary search of the second floor.” “Ladder 4 on scene.” “Battalion 3 to Ladder 4, Primary on the third.” The Hazards and Ladder 4 turn in their packs and enter the building. The man from the second floor is safe and in the rescue vehicle. Another rescue is called for transport. The battle rages. On the steeply pitched roof, the two firefighters from Ladder 7 straddle the peak, start the quick-vent saw that starts on the first pull — no accident; every piece of equipment is thoroughly checked daily — and begin ventilating. A proper hole needs to be 4 feet by 4 feet. The two firefighters from Engine 7 have “dressed the hydrant,” removed all three ports, attached a hydrant gate to the large-diameter opening, an extra port to one of the smaller ports and a 3-inch feeder line to the other. One waits by the hydrant, the officer starts toward Engine 2. Connections to the water supply must be made. Firefighters and possibly civilians are committed inside the burning structure. If the water supply is interrupted a successful outcome will be in doubt. “Engine 12 on scene.” Four firefighters from Engine 12 arrive. They immediately stretch another attack line from the rear of Engine 2 and start toward the rear door to back up Engine 2. “Engine 2 to Engine 7, turn in the hydrant.” The firefighter manning the hydrant receives the message and turns the spindle 14 revolutions, fully opening the valve. The feeders fill and make way toward the pump, which is beginning to cavitate, every drop from the tank gone. Just in time water supply is established. The fight goes on. With the water supply established, the crew of Engine 7 now takes another attack line from Engine 2 and enters the door toward the third floor. They fight their way up and join the crew of Ladder 4, who have just finished their primary search of the third-floor apartment. Thankfully, this time there was nobody home. The fire has spread through the walls and is now in the loft. Inside, the fire crews feel something shift and know the roof is open. The heat and smoke clear just enough to make the fight bearable. Walls and ceilings are opened by pulling the plaster with poles. Fire is found and quickly extinguished. Two members from Special Hazards are now in the basement cutting the electric supply, the other two are assisting with vertical ventilation, opening windows and doors. Once the electric supply is off ground ladders must be raised to the second and third floor windows to supply a secondary means of egress. 0500 hrs. Now the dangerous part begins. The flames are knocked down, but sparks and embers hide everywhere — inside walls, in every nook and cranny imaginable. Every remnant of fire must be extinguished or there will be a rekindle. 0556 hrs. Sunrise. The exhausted firefighters converge around Engines 7 and 2, repacking the hundreds of feet of hose. It was a good job: nobody was injured, the house damaged but saved. 0600 hrs. A man walks his dog past the firefighters. “What happened?” he asks. “Fire on the second floor,” somebody responds. The man stands there, looks at the house, takes in the minor damage visible from the outside, and asks smugly, “All this to put out a little fire.” He shakes his head in disdain and walks away. Image by Eric Norberg ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I miss those days!!

Thankyou fire fighters

A good piece of reporting the complexities of fighting a fire. These men have to know a lot more than holding a hose to water down a fire. The smug remark by a passerby, "all this to put out a small fire". It would have been a much bigger fire if the firefighters didn't know what they were doing and did it so well. I, for one, am very grateful for the hard work and all the studies to get the job done with as little damage and "no deaths". They're heroes, every single one. 👩‍🚒💞

Companies are working a 3 alarm fire on High St ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Where on High street?

237 high st multi level residential

Stay safe boys. Prayers on the way.

Stay safe brothers and sisters

Mary Frechette

Where on high st

Stay safe

Got to stay safe! Happy Valentine’s Day 💕

Be safe

Be safe boys!!

🙏🏻

Stay Safe!

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6 months ago

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Congratulations to Local 2722 member Mike Kay for traveling to Missouri, and earning his IAFF Peer Fitness Instructor certification. You can learn about the program here:

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Congratulations to Local 2722 member Mike Kay for traveling to Missouri, and earning his IAFF Peer Fitness Instructor certification. You can learn about the program here:

http://client.prod.iaff.org/#contentid=4061

 

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Great job Mike!!

Congratulations Mike

Congrats, Mike Kay strong work

congrats

Congratulations Mike Kay.

Great class! Congrats!

Congrats Mike Kay

Congratulations Mike🎈

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Great turnout last night for our Annual Christmas gathering. We were also able to recognize some retiree's that have left our service in the previous few years. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I wish I could have been there. Family just got back from Orlando.

Enjoy your retirement, and Thank You for your years of service!

Nice job guys!

7 months ago

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RIP

Prayers 🙏

Members of L-1 out tonight showing off the truck at a community toys for tots event. ... See MoreSee Less

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This thing is still in service 😮

8 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

Members of the dive team were called to the City of Pawtucket today for a vehicle in the water with unknown inhabitants. Our divers quickly located the vehicle and the search of the vehicle was negative for victims. We then assisted the towing company with rigging the vehicle for removal. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great job

Nice job guys!

Good job!

Strong work!

We like to wish a Happy Veterans Day to all Veterans but especially those active and retired members of our Local. We’re proud to have had members serve in all branches of the military. Thank you for your service. ... See MoreSee Less

We like to wish a Happy Veterans Day to all Veterans but especially those active and retired members of our Local. We’re proud to have had members serve in all branches of the military. Thank you for your service.

 

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For those who served in the military and came back to serve as firefighters, we are grateful for your life commitment. Thank you for your sacrifices to continue to serve and protect.

Thank you for your service 🇺🇸🇺🇸

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!!!

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9 months ago

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Don’t forget to check your smoke detectors when you change your clocks.Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, November 4. Use our Public Safety Toolkit to spread the word in your community to always check smoke alarms when changing clocks for Daylight Saving Time. #IAFFSafetyTips https://bit.ly/1QXyRGN ... See MoreSee Less

Don’t forget to check your smoke detectors when you change your clocks.

There are reports of a person soliciting funds, claiming to be for a "Fire and EMS Fund."

While we don't know for sure if the person calling is representing a legitimate organization, we are suspicious of this type of call. Please pass the word that these calls are occurring again and people need to make sure they're donating to legitimate organizations.

Currently the Cumberland Firefighters nor the RI State Association of Firefighters do not and have not been conducting any telephone fundraising campaigns.
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I got a call on my cell today. I said is this the prank call they are talking about on Facebook? He hung up on me. So they are still actively calling people. Beware!!!!!

Tina Searles, Jeff Searles, Ellen O'Brien, Kate Elliott, Catherine Levesque, Jackie LaSalle

There used to be a group that did fundraising saying they were doing so for fire departments.... they were a volunteer organization mostly from the southern part of the state..... don’t know if it is the same?

I received one last week...I hung up on them..

We received a report of a person soliciting funds, claiming to be for a "Fire and EMS Fund." Cumberland Firefighters don't fundraise by telemarketing campaigns.

While we don't know for sure if the person calling is representing a legitimate organization, we are suspicious of this type of call. Please pass the word that these calls are occurring again and people need to make sure they're donating to legitimate organizations.
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I have experienced this kind of call on a few occasions. I tell the person that I find it strange that I hadn't heard about the fundraiser from the firefighters in my family. They always react the same way......they can't get off fast enough! What does that tell you?

I received this call and hung up on them. They have called me back since and I blocked the number

I posted about this the other day. I got a call for police fire and EMT families who tragically lost a loved one. But if you listen to the mumbles over the phone at key parts, it says the funds are for the agency who elect officials in government who will push to get programs for the families. It then goes on to say all the different tragic ways a first responder can pass away, pulling at your heart strings. But again mumbles the elected officials the money goes to will try hard to put programs into place. Call was from Warwick.

9 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

Today we were visited by Diane Sylven. One year ago today she experienced a cardiac arrest. Thanks to the efforts of Cumberland Rescue Service Paramedics Peter McIntyre and John Bianco and CFD Firefighters Dirosario, Gingras, Babikian, Smith, Randall and Zabatta she was resuscitated. She stopped by our monthly Departmental staff meeting today to say hello. She is pictured with Paramedic Peter McIntyre and Paramedic John Bianco. ... See MoreSee Less

10 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

The Valley Falls Railyard on Martin St. in Cumberland is the site of a full-scale exercise this afternoon and evening. The scenario is a train crash that releases hazardous fumes. It is only an exercise. Cumberland officials asks motorists to avoid Martin St. between 4pm-12am. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Train safe, be safe, we all go home

Mary Frechette

10 months ago

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October is breast cancer awareness month.

10 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

The Cumberland Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the subject’s featured in this bulletin. On Wednesday, 09/19/18, at approximately 0715, at least two subjects (pictured below) arrived in the area of a house located in the 200 block of Mendon Road in a red four-door sedan (pictured below). The two subjects can be seen entering a vacant house via a side door and then entered an occupied residence via a window. One of the two subjects climbed into a window, was confronted by the elderly resident and subsequently exited the window and fled the area heading South on Mendon Road. The subjects are approximately 5’ 6” - 5’ 8” based on measurements taken at the scene. If anyone recognizes either subject and/or the vehicle, please contact the Cumberland Police Detective Division (401) 333-2500. ***This page is NOT monitored*** ... See MoreSee Less

10 months ago

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ANOTHER WIN FOR THE GOOD GUYS. WAY TO GO EGFD.

Today the RI Ethics Commission voted 6-0 in favor of pursuing charges against Gayle Corrigan for her questionable actions as the Town Manager. This town, taxpayers and town employees deserve better more honest leadership. #Flipthecouncil
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ANOTHER WIN FOR THE GOOD GUYS. WAY TO GO EGFD.

Today the RI Ethics Commission voted 6-0 in favor of pursuing charges against Gayle Corrigan for her questionable actions as the Town Manager. This town, taxpayers and town employees deserve better more honest leadership. #Flipthecouncil

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RIP. thank you for your service 🇺🇸🌹

Thankyou for sharing

Awesome turnout and presentation today honoring our fallen brother. Some shots of Cumberland’s honor guard. ... See MoreSee Less

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Awesome

R.I.P.

On behalf of the Cumberland Firefighters we would like to thank all those that came out today as we sent off FF Borges to his final resting place. We appreciate all the support from everyone. Godspeed Brother. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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RIP

R.I.P

Rest in peace, FF Borges. Condolences to his family and fellow fire fighters.

❤️❤️

I am very sorry for your loss. May your Brother FF Borges rest in peace. May I say that it was a beautiful and fitting tribute you all did. Outstanding show of support!

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Members stopped to support the Cumberland High School Girls Soccer Team today at their carwash. ... See MoreSee Less

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10 months ago

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Thank you to the Cumberland Fire Department for your generous donation to the Ronald McDonald House in Chris Borges’ name. Chris was a regular at our Friday night cruise and a Cumberland Firefighter who passed away suddenly last week. Chris would come every week in his ‘68 Plymouth Barracuda convertible. He loved coming every week and he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. ... See MoreSee Less

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11 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

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It is with deep regret that the Fire Chief and members of Cumberland Firefighters Local 2722, announce the passing of FF. Christopher Borges, of Ladder 1 - 1st Platoon. FF. Borges passed peacefully at home on August 30 and was a 19 year veteran of the Cumberland Fire Department. Arrangements when complete will be announced in the coming days as they are confirmed. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thank you for your service. Rest easy sir. 🙏🏼

🙏🏻

My deepest sympathies to the Cumberland fire dept . The family of FF Borges !

So sorry for your loss

My deepest sympathy goes to Chris' family and the Cumberland Fire Dept. Thank you for your service and dedication to our town. RIP in our loving saviors arms 🙏🏻

May the angels guide you safely into paradise.

RIP brother

Rest In Peace Brother. Condolences to the family and the Job.

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It is with the deepest regret and sorrow that RISAFF announces the death of Brother Jeff Henault. Brother Henault was the Chairman of RISAFF's Executive Board, past 1st District Vice President of RISAFF and the current... https://t.co/WlpeYQlnzj

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The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

https://www.iaffrecoverycenter.com

We Do More Than Save Lives!

Firefighters also treat sick or injured people, report to car accidents, extricate people from damaged motor vehicles, and assist at hazardous materials spills. When they are not on an active call, firefighters prepare written reports on emergency incidents, clean and maintain their equipment, conduct drills, and do fitness training. Many firefighters also provide public education on fire safety at schools and community events.