This new 2014 International TerraStar custom built Highliner by Lifeline Emergency Vehicles which was delivered
on August 21, 2013 This ambulance was approved as part of the FY 2013 annual Capital Improvement Program. It replaces
a 2006 Chevrolet C-4500 custom built Ultramedic by Road Rescue which was delivered on July 6, 2006 and traveled 146, 297 miles
during its serviceable lifetime. The Department is very grateful for this new resource, as it will continue to support our
efforts to provide the very best primary Emergency Medical Service response available to this Community. After all Members
complete the required training it will be placed in service in the very near future. Thank you for your support with this
able to participate in bladder cancer screening program due to generous local support
Randolph, MA, JULY 2013.Generous donations from local Randolph and area businesses
enable Randolph Firefighters to participate in the annual
bladder cancer screening provided by the Board of Health.This important program
which was established to screen active and retired firefighters has been sustained since its inception in 2006.This year’s screening was made possible through the generous support from the IAFF Local #1268 Fire
Fighters Union, Representative Walter Timilty, ManetCommunityHealthCenter, Lombardo’s Function
Facility, the Lions Club of Randolph, and the Randolph
Lodge of Elks 2130.
According to the American Cancer Society, bladder cancer
is the fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the United States.
It is estimated that 72,570 new cases of bladder cancer are expected in the United
States in 2013. Bladder cancer is found mostly in men aged 60 and older and roughly twice
as often in white men as in black men. The most common symptom of bladder cancer is blood in the urine though bladder cancer
can occur with no other symptoms.Early detection is crucial.If diagnosed in the early stages, bladder cancer has a 95% five-year survival rate with treatment.The greatest risk factor for this cancer in the general population is cigarette smoking.People who smoke have 4-7 times greater risk than people who have never smoked.
However, there are also certain occupations that are higher
risk than others as well due to exposure to a variety of chemicals.Firefighters
have double the risk of contracting bladder cancer. This is due to the increased exposure to mixtures of chemicals that are
contained in fire smoke and building debris.
Previous screenings have identified active and retired firefighters
with the cancer antigen making it possible for early intervention and treatment for these individuals. This year, the screening
program identified seven firefighters out of the forty-one screened who had increased risk for bladder cancer.Thanks to the very generous support of the donors, we will be able to continue this program in the Spring
Randolph Fire Department’s newest members are sworn in after completing recruit training at the T. Dustin Alward
Massachusetts Firefighting Academy.From left to right: Chief of Operations Richard
Donovan, FF Matthew Salemme, FF Robert Shiavone Jr., FF Shawn Marshall and Chief of Department Charles D. Foley Jr.
The Yellow Dot Program is a national program that provides emergency first responders (Fire, Police
and EMS) at automobile accidents with vital medical information of crash victims.
Participants, usually senior citizens, place a Yellow Dot Decal on the driver's side rear wind shield
of their cars. In the event of an emergency or a car accident the Yellow Dot alerts the emergnecy responder that inside
the car's glove compartment is an envelope that contains the victim's medical information. The envelope has the victim's
name and photo on the outside for easier identification during this critical time. Inside the envelope is the Triad
Medical Information card which has critical medical information.
Norfolk County Sheriff, Michael Bellotti has launched this program and will be offering it
to communities throughout Norfolk County. Triad meetings are held monthly at the Randolph Senior Center.
For more information call 781 961 0930
Randolph Firefighters Local 1268 is asking for help
to participate in our 6th annual cell phone drive for the registered non profit charity
Cell Phones for Soldiers.
Cell Phones for Soldiers core mission is to provide
a means for our military personnel to call home at no cost. This is accomplished by collecting and recycling unwanted cell
phones, chargers and accessories. The proceeds from these items are used to purchase pre paid calling cards for our troops
serving overseas. Local 1268 is extremely proud of its association and support of this fantastic charity.
To date we have collected and shipped 4600 cell
phones and accessories worth over $23,000 in prepaid calling cards for our men and women in uniform. This holiday season
is fast approaching and many of our military heroes will not be home in time to be with their families. By taking the time
to donate to this cause you will be promoting CPFS goal of keeping our military families in touch with each other this year.
Any make or model cell phone, cell phone battery, pager, charger, PDA or accessory in any condition will be accepted
for this incredibly simple and successful cause.
Donations may be left at Central Station, 10 Memorial Parkway, Randolph, MA or call 781
961-0991 for other arrangements or information.
Thank you to all the Locals, Departments, businesses,
civic organizations and citizens who continue to support our troops and their families at this time of year.
Patrick Connors, Randolph Firefighters Local 1268
Randolph Firefighters become SafetyNet Certified.
When someone you love is affected by autism, Alzheimer's,
Down syndrome, dementia or other cognitive conditions, the chance of him or her wandering and becoming lost is potentially
high, and may lead to tragic consequences.SafetyNet™ by LoJackŪ helps find and rescue your loved ones quicker.Randolph
Fire and Police Departments, in collaboration with the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Department, are proud to bring the SafetyNet
by LoJack service to Randolph, offering peace of mind for caregivers of people at risk of wandering. Working
hand in hand with public safety agencies, the SafetyNet service helps quickly find and bring your loved one home, providing
you with additional protection and peace of mind. Enroll
your loved one in the SafetyNet service by 9/30/2011 and get six months at absolutely no cost (while supplies last).
Fast and easy enrollment is now available online at www.safetynetbylojack.com or call 1-877-434-6384. The Randolph Fire Primary contact
for information on this program is Joe Messia at 781 961 0991
THE LINK BELOW DONE BY JACK HARPER OF CHANNEL 5 NEWS GIVES A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF SOME THE TRAINING
RECRUIT FIREFIGHTERS ARE REQUIRED TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE.