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October 22, 2016
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Updated: Oct. 22 (15:59)

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What's New at IAFF 1491
LFD Retirement Party

Congratulations to our newest Retirees!

(From Left to Right) FF David Hargrave, Lt. Robert Croke, FF. Joseph Foley, Asst. Chief Ken "JC" Tremblay, Lt. Robert Cunha, Capt. Arthur "Bud" Raithel, FF. Jason Morey

Retired and Active Members of Local 1491

LFD Retirement Dinner

Download: Lex Fire Fighters retirement dinner 2016.pdf
Entry Exam Posted

Download: Entry Level FF Exam 2016.pdf
Lexington Firefighters Compete in Firefighter Challenge

(The "B" group members pictured above that competed are (L to R):FF/P Rob Green, FF/P Adam Hubbard, FF Mark Schofield, FF/P Eric Carusi, FF/P Douglas Boudrow & Capt./P Don Chisholm.)


On Saturday, April 30th, 2016 six (6) members of the Lexington Fire Department Local 1491 competed in "the Firefighter Challenge" hosted by the Norwood Fire Deptartment Local 1631. It was a fundraiser for members of Local 1631 that are going to be participating in the PanMass Challenge in August.

The "challenge" is a timed, eight (8) station event, beginning with a three (3) story stair climb carrying a highrise pack (twice). Then climbing two (2) stories to perform the weighted rope pull, five (5) times. Next is the 16' ladder raise & then on to the attack line advance, which consisted of pulling a charged 1 3/4" hose line 100', then knocking down three weighted cones with the hose stream. The 5th station was the 100' weighted dummy drag & then next was the hammer swing, which each firefighter had to hit a weighted log on a rubber skid approximately 6'. The 7th station was pulling 100' of 4" hose to you, then dragging it back 100' & finally the 8th station was the overhaul simulator, in which the firefighter had to raise a weighted ceiling panel to an upright position with a closet hook, then let it down, 20 times. All these stations simulate some of what a firefighter does or may have to do during a fire & were performed in full turnout gear & wearing self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) or scott packs.

The stations were very difficult & intense, but the LFD Local 1491 members had a fine showing. It was a great competition between the members themselves & against other departments that competed. Fun was had by all!

Lexington Firefighters Complete Annual Stair Climb

On February 6th, 2016 the Lexington Firefighters Local 1491 participated in the annual "Fight for Air Climb." This event is sponsored by the American Lung Associated to raise money for lung disease prevention and cures. This is the fifth consecutive air members of Local 1491 have participated. The members raised over 1500.00 for this year's event.

The event is held at One Boston Place. Members climb 41 stories wearing full firefighter protective clothing and wearing self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) on their backs.

Retirement Coffee
Thursday January 28th, at 3pm there will be coffee and cake to celebrate the retirements of Joe Foley and Lt. Bob Cunha. Please join us at LFD HQ's. 
Local 1491 Endorses Ed Kelly

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

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!
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