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The testing was recorded a s part of a promotional video for Yale New Haven’s new Musculoskeletal department. You can see the video by clicking on the Occupational Health tab in the member resourses section on the Local 1426 website or on the IAFF Fairfield Firefighters facebook page.

Fairfield’s Bravest battled Bridgeport’s Bravest on the hardwood this past Thursday Night at the Cardinal Sheehan Center in Bridgeport as part of the Barnum Festival 2017 festivities. Although Fairfield came up a little short on the scoreboard it was a hard fought game and fun for all those involved.

The Fairfield Fire Fighters BBQ team "Smoke Showing" took home a third place finish at the second annual New England Kosher BBQ Championship on August 30th in Fairfield. The team comprised of members Robb Delmhorst, Pete Krajscik, and Joe Rainis worked through the night to prepare food in four different catagories, Best beans, Best Chicken, Best Ribs, and Best Brisket.

"It’s different cooking over a charcoal grille, something we were not to familiar with last year", Pete Krajcsik 2nd year grill man stated."There has definately been a learning curve but we are getting better and looking forward to next year".

The Fairfield Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation started off the New Year by donating to three great charitable causes. The January 12 th check presentations were the first for the new Foundation and help get the feeling of giving off on the right foot.

The first check presented by the FFFCF was a check to the “Get in Touch Foundation” a local organization that helps young woman understand why early detection of breast cancer is important. The group’s founder Mary Ann Wasil Nilan was on hand to explain more about her Foundation and the great work that they do for the community. Money for the donation was raised through the sale of Pink T-shirts, which Fire Fighters wore on duty, during October’s breast cancer awareness program.

The FFFCF’s second check was presented to the Muscular Dystrophy Association on of Local 1426’s long time charities. “The IAFF and Local 1426 have been long time supporters of the work that MDA does and we are happy to continue on with that tradition.” foundation Secretary Chris Tracy stated. The IAFF is the leading fundraiser for MDA donating millions of dollars in the 50 year partnership to help find a cure for Neuro Muscular diseases.

The final check of the day was presented to the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation for the Connecticut Burn Center, Connecticut’s only burn center. Local 1426 has been able to donate over $15,000 to the burn center over the last two years as the Center completes a total remodel to update it to a state of the art facility. Phil Higgins, one of the FFFCF directors told the crowd, “The remodel to the Connecticut Burn Center became very personal to Local 1426 when one of our own had to be treat there last year for burns he received fighting a string of arson fires in our Town. We are happy to be able to pay it forward and make the center a place where the best care is given to the victims who need it.”

“We are very pleased to be able to present these checks today, the first three of our brand new Foundation” stated Bob Smith, President of Local 1426 and Foundation, “We hope this is the beginning of many more to come.” In all check totaling over $10,400 were presented at Fairfield’s Station two, a great start for the new Fairfield Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation. If you would like to make a donation to the Foundation you may send your tax deductible check to the FFFCF at 600 Jennings Road, Fairfield Ct. 06824

The Fairfield Fire Fighters Association is proud to announce the formation of our new charitable foundation. The Fairfield Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation is a registered Non-Profit with the state of Connecticut with 501c3 status pending. The FFFCF was formed to help us expand our ability to raise funds for our many worthy charities. From our Muscular Dystrophy Association “Fill the Boot and Santa Express ride”, St. Baldrick’s foundation head shaving, American Cancer Society Relay for Life bacon egg and cheese sandwiches, Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital, to the Gift Card for the Troops Program we hope that our new foundation will help us to raise more funds than ever for these great causes.

“People know what we do while on duty but many don’t know how involved we are while we are off duty., Said Bob Smith President of Local 1426 and one of the principal officers of the FFFCF. “Our members are in the community every day trying to make a difference in people’s lives. They coach teams, lead the Girl and Boy Scout troops, and get involved in projects that make Fairfield a better place to live.”

Bill Tuttle the Local 1426 Secretary added,” We hope that our new Foundation will help our Union become even bigger players in the community as it continues to grow over the years to come. People come and go in Fairfield but the Fire Fighters are here for the long haul and we want to continue to make a difference both on and off duty.”

The FFFCF hopes to establish itself as one of the community leaders in the coming months and we hope to be able to reach out to Local merchants for all of our fundraising needs. “We are looking forward to developing relationships with Town businesses for our purchases. We want to help the community by promoting the community and what better way to do that than to spend our money in Town when we can.” Stated Smith

The FFFCF will be co-hosting a wine and beer tasting event on February 21 st 2013 at the Trumbull Marriott to benefit the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital. Tickets are on sale now for $25 per ticket. If you would like to purchase tickets you can email the Foundation at FFFCF@iaff1426.org