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November 29, 2015
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Updated: Nov. 29 (11:00)

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What's New at IAFF 1491
Local 1491 Endorses Ed Kelly

Lexington Fire Fighters voted at its September meeting to endorse Ed Kelly for General Secretary/Treasurer for the IAFF

Lexington FD to Hold Entrance Exam
Lexington Fire Department will be holding an entrance exam June 6th. To apply contact the town human resources department via the town website or phone number listed below on the pdf attachement. Read More...
Download: 20150423112316642(1).pdf
Lexington Firefighters Rescue Dog Fallen Through Ice
Yesterday (April 3rd, 2015) members of D group rescued a dog that had fallen through the ice on the Old Reservoir behind the Bridge School on Middleby Road. The dog was returned safe and unharmed to a thankful owner. Read More...
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Local 1491 participates in Fight For Air Stair Climb
Yesterday five members from Local 1491 joined hundreds of other firefighters from across New England in the Fight For Air Climb fundraising event climbing 41 stories in full firefighting gear. The event was sponsored by the American Lung Association and was held to raise money for lung disease. Read More...
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LFD Trains in Ice Rescue Operations
This week members of C and D group trained in Ice Rescue techniques and procedures. This drill involved the use of the Mustang Ice Rescue suits and simulated the rescue of a person that fell through ice. Read More...
Local 1491 Retirement Party

Please join us in celebrating the retirement of FF. Robert O'Keefe and Capt. Michael Fulton on Saturday October 18th, 2014.  The celebration will be held at Heritage Hall, 177 Bedford Street Lexington MA.  Tickets available at Lexington Fire Headquarters or by contacting

Cocktail Hour begins at 6pm followed by dinner at 7pm!

Download: Lex Fire Fighters retirement dinner 2014.pdf
Support for Local 1347

The Union Meeting scheduled for January 13th has been rescheduled to January 27th. The purpose for the reschedule is for Local 1491 to support our brothers and sisters of Watertown Local 1347. 

All members are urged to show in support in Watertown on Tuesday the 13th at 5:45 PM.

Local 1347 followed all the rules of arbitration and the Town council has boldly shot down the decision. 


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Tribute to Firefighters
This is a short video tribute to FDNY firefighters and all firefighters really that is something else. If yo haven't seen it check it out!
Lexington Fire Fighters
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