5th Annual Red Knights Motorcycle Ride to support Believe 271 Foundation The date is confirmed for our 5th Annual Firefighters Ride to benefit the Believe 271 Foundation. We are all set for June 1st. The ride route is slightly changing this year and we will start at Utica Harley Davidson and end at Westmoreland Fire Department for the chicken BBQ and raffle drawings. More info to come and this year we will be offering online registration and early registration at the Harley Davidson Bike Blessing. Check out the Red Knights page to signup online. One of the largest rides in NYS....With a great BBQ to follow.
Believe 271 Bingo Night - Willowvale Fire Co. Inc. We are pleased to announce that we have planned a Believe 271 Bingo Night! The event will take place on Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at Willowvale Fire Co. Inc. - 3459 Oneida Street, Chadwicks, NY 13319. Doors open at 3PM and bingo begins at 5PM. 19 games with door prizes after each game. Prize money will be doubled for all regular games. Proceeds to benefit Believe 271. Due to NYS law must be 18 or older to play.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…