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Signed on October 15, 2018 at 9:35 PM
Guest Name: Steve knap
Rank/Title: FF
Location: Tamworth nh

Just did a extraction class with the new England fools and it was the best training I have had in a long time we will be training with the fools annually as much as possible.

Be safe everyone

Signed on October 15, 2018 at 5:35 PM
Guest Name: George Kearns
Rank/Title: Firefighter/emt
Location: Hillman michigan

Was at ft Gordon and I joined the fools down there. But moved back home and there are no chapters this far north.

Signed on June 25, 2018 at 7:25 AM
Rank/Title: Firefighter/paramedic Retired
Location: Hudson, Florida

Just helped with a F.O.O.L.S Can training this weekend in Pasco County, FL. Great event, lots of support given. Thanks for coming. Hope to join your organization.
Be Safe out there everyone.

Signed on June 17, 2018 at 1:06 PM
Guest Name: Lukas Chew
Rank/Title: Firefighter/Lieutenant
Location: Ontario, Canada

Met some outstanding F.O.O.L.S members at FDIC over the last 2 years, stopped in to check out the site! Stay safe all!

Signed on October 07, 2017 at 4:47 PM
Guest Name: Leigh Hollins
Rank/Title: Battalion Chief (ret) - Cedar Hammock FD, Bradenton, FL
Web Address:
Location: Bradenton, FL

Free Firefighter Training - Lake City FL Oct 24, 25, 26 3 hour class repeated 4 times - Responding To Gasoline Tanker Emergencies
See FB page for flyer & details - Starfire Training Systems

Signed on October 03, 2017 at 4:42 PM
Guest Name: Debbie Rykowski
Rank/Title: Lieutenant/EMT/Fire Investigator (Retired)
Location: Rockton, IL

My fire department family - absolutely the BEST family! Retired - but never out of the game! Be safe all!

Signed on September 27, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Guest Name: Justin Slaton
Rank/Title: President
Location: Madisonville Ky

2 aquired structure burn traning this weekend, sep 30 October 1st Madisonville Ky email for more info!

Signed on September 18, 2017 at 1:23 AM
Guest Name: Bill Merola
Rank/Title: Chief,Retired
Location: Somers Point Fire Dept,NJ

Stopped by to check out Photo Gallery. Stay Safe.

Signed on July 27, 2017 at 6:52 PM
Guest Name: Jason Jordan
Rank/Title: Deputy Chief Of Training
Web Address:
Location: Garner NC

To all my brothers and sisters in the Fire Service, remember your training and always train to be better. Not only does your life depend on your training, but your brothers and sisters and the citizens you serve. Stay safe and alert. PTB-EGH-DTRT

Signed on May 06, 2017 at 8:50 PM
Guest Name: Larry Mayfield
Rank/Title: Lieutenant
Location: Tulare County Fire Department

Great organization. Looking forward to join our local chapter

Signed on April 11, 2017 at 9:04 AM
Guest Name: Ed Harvey
Rank/Title: Chief
Web Address:
Location: Western Mass.

Check out the great HOT session the Western Mass. Chapter hosted on Sunday.

Signed on March 22, 2017 at 9:59 AM
Guest Name: Bruce
Web Address:

Good luck in your search for volunteers!
You guys are the best!!!

Signed on February 20, 2017 at 5:08 PM
Guest Name: Nate Nunnally
Rank/Title: Assistant Fire Marshal, Retired
Web Address: facebook/N8onfire
Location: Missoula Montana

Great concept and mission. I am following so I can support when possible.

Signed on January 18, 2017 at 10:42 AM
Guest Name: Jesse B Owens
Rank/Title: FF
Location: Houston County Ga

Found your page while searching the net. Love the concept... Just wish had a Chapter closer to us..

Have a Great Day and Be Safe..

Signed on January 11, 2017 at 10:27 AM
Guest Name: Kevin Vermillion
Rank/Title: FF3 D/E
Web Address: 48 Lenox Dr
Location: GA

Just stopping by to check in on the site.
Hope everyone is good.

Signed on January 10, 2017 at 8:56 PM
Guest Name: Bob Goeltz
Rank/Title: Chief -Fire Marshal (Ret.)
Location: City of Hermitage, Hermitage, PA 16148

Great web page & layout, extremely informative Became aware of the "FOOLS"purpose & objectives upon being invited to the Pittsburgh PA "Fools" annual awards banquet, upon my retirement in 2016. Keep up the great work and your mission intent in our trying times....
Above all be "Safe out There"

Bob G.

Signed on December 24, 2016 at 3:41 PM
Guest Name: Ed Harvey
Rank/Title: Chief/Captain
Web Address:
Location: Western Mass - New Marlborough

Congratulations to the new E-Board of the Western Mass. FOOLS Chapter
Membership Devon Hook Whalen
Merchandising: Durt Whalen
Website/Social Media: @Tom Allen
Training: Ryan Brown, assisted by committee.
Treasurer: Sam Epstein
Secretary: Zach Cochrane Handerek
VP: Matt Chrostowski
President Ed Harvey

Goals for 2017
Bi-monthly meetings - social, training, service, and business/fundraising
Major training session in April
Increase membership expand our reach out to I-91
Fund rasing
Promote brother/sisterhood
Est. non-profit status

Stay up to updated with us on Facebook (page & group) and our website

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from the left side of Mass.


Signed on September 22, 2016 at 3:26 PM
Guest Name: JimShine
Rank/Title: retired Binghamton , NY
Location: Binghamton, NY

IAFF Local 729

Signed on June 07, 2016 at 7:50 PM
Guest Name: Jason Hebert
Rank/Title: Captain/Paramedic
Location: Louisiana

I would like more info on becoming a member. We are actually looking at getting a local chapter together as well.

Signed on April 25, 2016 at 3:31 AM
Guest Name: Isaiah Spitty
Rank/Title: Lieutenant/Instructor
Location: Mescalero, New Mexico

I just stumbled onto the website... I would like to join and get more information...

Signed on March 17, 2016 at 5:42 PM
Guest Name: Jeffrey Slayton
Rank/Title: Training Officer

Great Site!

Signed on February 13, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Guest Name: Austin Hackbarth
Rank/Title: Firefighter/EMT-I
Location: Clovis, NM Fire Department

My old man is a member of the F.O.O.L.S. was interesting in joining myself.

Signed on December 13, 2015 at 6:57 PM
Guest Name: Lorne Holtzclaw
Rank/Title: FIREFIGHTER-EMT GreenRiver Honor Guard
Location: Thruston Pjilpot Fire Department Owensboro KY

Interesting organization with a winning attitude. Firefighters keeping Firefighters safe. I like that.

Signed on October 09, 2015 at 11:01 PM
Guest Name: Myron Pierce
Rank/Title: Chief
Location: Washington County, FL

Haven't been by in some time, was a member of IACOJ till it folded.

Signed on September 24, 2015 at 3:18 PM
Guest Name: Robert Morris
Rank/Title: Lieutenant/Instructor
Location: McCormick, SC

Wold like info on becoming a member.

Signed on June 18, 2015 at 9:04 AM
Guest Name: Ed Harvey
Rank/Title: Chief there and Capatin here
Web Address:
Location: New Marlborough, MA

Great training last weekend with FFs from four different states! Be sure to check out the new Western Mass FOOLS website ^^^

Photos from our RIT Training:

Signed on June 16, 2015 at 1:57 PM
Guest Name: Bob Wertman
Rank/Title: Firefighter
Location: Ste GENEVIEVE MO

Hi just found about F.O.O.L.S would be interested in starting a charter,

Signed on June 16, 2015 at 1:21 PM
Guest Name: Edward Harvey
Rank/Title: Chief/Captain
Web Address:

Great training this past Saturday with some instructors from all around the northeast.


Signed on June 16, 2015 at 11:21 AM
Guest Name: Jesse James
Rank/Title: Black Hat/ Firefighter
Location: Midland Maryland

Just learned about FOOLS

Signed on May 16, 2015 at 8:33 AM
Guest Name: James Neill
Rank/Title: Captain / Lead Training Training Officer
Location: Johnson County Fire Prot. Dist. #2 Missouri

First time ever on your website, very excited about the band of brotherhood.

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