Believe 271 Foundation Family Night

Believe 271 Foundation Family Night

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Believe 271 Foundation Family Night - Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs Game We are pleased to announce that we have planned a Believe 271 Foundation Family Night at the Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs vs. Utica Blue Sox game. As the date gets closer we’ll share more information. We want this to be a family night at the park for firefighters in Oneida and Herkimer Counties. The event will take place on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 at Veterans Memorial Park - Little Falls, N.Y.
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Save The Date – 6th Annual Believe 271 Golf Tournament

Save The Date – 6th Annual Believe 271 Golf Tournament

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6th Annual Believe 271 Golf Tournament at Skenandoa Golf Course We are pleased to announce that we’ve secured the Skenandoa Golf Course once again for our annual tournament. The event will take place on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Registration opens at 8:30am. Shotgun Start at 10:00am. Please register early. Applications can be found on our website beginning in April.
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2019 CNY Memorial Stair Climb

2019 CNY Memorial Stair Climb

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2019 CNY Memorial Stair Climb First and foremost, this event is focused on remembering those emergency responders who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11/01 during the terrorist attacks of the World Trade Center Twin Towers. While the situation was one no responder is ever prepared for, those first and subsequent responders faithfully performed their duties sacrificing their own lives which ultimately saved thousands of civilians prior to the collapse. Sponsorship Form .
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2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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We are pleased to announce our new St. Patrick’s Day logo shirts! Fill out the form below to get yours! Each year, our group has had an outstanding representation of fire service boots on the ground firefighters, their families and friends. We hope this year is no different. We ask that you print this information and share it at your station by posting it where your members can view it.
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5th Annual Believe 271 Foundation & OCVFA Golf Tournament Announced

5th Annual Believe 271 Foundation & OCVFA Golf Tournament Announced

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We are pleased to announce that we’ve secured the Skenandoa Golf Course once again for our annual tournament. The event will take place on Sunday, August 5, 2018. Registration opens at 8:30am, Fire Siren Start at 10:00am, and a buffet dinner to follow. Entry fee is: $85.00 which includes the SKINS. Cost includes: gift, golf, lunch at turn, prizes and dinner. This tournament has closed out early the last three years. Please register early. Applications can be found on our web beginning in April.  
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St. Patrick’s Day….Are You Ready?

St. Patrick’s Day….Are You Ready?

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We are Back! Vice President Brian Palmer is once again the Chairman for our participation in the March 17, 2018 Utica St. Patrick’s Day Parade! He is challenging each fire Department in Herkimer and Oneida County to be a part of the largest group in the parade. While it may not be for a World Record for participation, we want our volunteer firefighters, their families, their relatives, and our Cancer families to be a part of our Believe Group. We are pushing for 400...which will be the most since we started! We will also be coming out with a new design long sleeve T shirt, regular T shirt and sweatshirts in adult and child sizes. These will be offered at cost. These designs should be mailed to every fire Department within…
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Thank You Matt and Lisa Wilsey & NYS Tool Company

Thank You Matt and Lisa Wilsey & NYS Tool Company

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On December 8, New York State Tool Company hosted their Holiday Dinner event at Valentino’s in Washington Mills, NY. At this event Cathy Jenkins, office manager, along with Matt and Lisa Wilsey presented Brian and Sarah McQueen with a $5,000 donation to the Believe 271 Foundation. This award came from a fund raiser held at the business this year. The members of the Believe 271 Foundation thanks the Wilsey’s along with the dedicated employees at New York State Tool. Donations such as this will assure us that no one will ever fight Cancer and life-threatening illnesses again.
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Believe 271 Foundation Creates Second Hood Program

Believe 271 Foundation Creates Second Hood Program

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The Believe 271 Foundation, through a project grant from Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi,and proceeds obtained from their Pink Tie Gala, have purchased 450 white firefighting hoods for interior firefighters in departments that participated in a survey sent out this past July. The Foundation has created a Standard Operating Best Practice for departments to use in creating a Second Hood Program at their Department. Research has proven that carcinogenic agents filter within these hoods when exposed to fires of today. While these 450 hoods will not cover every interior firefighter in Oneida and Herkimer Counties, it will provide a first step objective into protecting our volunteers from Cancer caused by dirty hoods. For those departments who submitted the survey back in July, we will begin distributing these hoods during the first part…
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