F.A.S.T is a community based program that bridges the gap between firefighters and students by instilling the firefighter as a positive role model during the physical education class portion of the student’s weekly curriculum.The Professional Firefighters of Hampton IAFF Local 2664 achieve this by volunteering our time to visit each 2nd grade physical education class at CentreSchool once a month.
·F.A.S.T. allows students to see firefighters in a social and teaching role outside of emergency operations.
·F.A.S.T. opens lines of communication between students, parents , and firefighters
·F.A.S.T. will educate and involve students and parents in community based support programs such as MDA, Firefighter Burn Foundation boot drives, and the Hampton Firefighters Toy Bank.
·F.A.S.T. will instill a sense of community and an understanding of core firefighter values such as team work and community service.
The Professional Firefighters of Hampton, Local 2664 hold the Chowdah Challenge typically in May at McGuirk's Ocean View Restaurant. This event is for the benefit of The International Association of Firefighters Burn Foundation, a Non-Profit Source for Burn Research Grants and the Sponsor of the IAFF Children’s Burn Camp
For the past several years the Professional Firefighters of Hampton have been volunteering their time each month to get together with the local senior citizen community to play Bingo.
Typically we gather on the first Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 pm (however check the schedule for variations due to holidays). Refreshments are generously donated by Jumpin Jacks Java each month. So come out and join in the fun, and bring your Bingo daubers.
This event is open to all seniors whether or not they live at Atlantic Heights or Dearborn House, any interested person can join in the fun!
If any questions, please contact Jed Carpentier (HFD) 926-3316, Elva and Peter Peters (Atlantic Heights) 929-4356, or Joanne and Tom Travers (Dearborn House) 926-7842.
For over 30 years Hampton Firefighters have held a toy drive during the holiday season to collect toys for children whose families are experiencing difficult times. Through the generosity of the people in the community who donate the toys and the business owners who keep collection boxes in their stores we are able to collect new, unwrapped toys. Firefighters and their families, friends, and seniors gather as Christmas nears to wrap hundreds of toys. A few days later each child meets Santa Claus at a holiday party and receives their toys from him.
As the holiday season approaches if you have a new, unwrapped toy that you want to donate you can drop it off at either fire station or at one of the drop off locations throughout town.
Every year the Professional Firefighters of Hampton Local 2664 proudly awards a scholarship to a Winnacunnet High School graduate who intends to further his or her education in the Fire or Medical related field.
Time and information are critical in a medical emergency. Hampton Firefighters have developed an Emergency Medical Information Card that you can use to write down your medical history, the medications you're taking, any allergies you have, your physicians name, people we can contact for you and more. This form folds to the size of a business card and comes with a magnetized envelope that can be placed on your refrigerator. If you should require an ambulance the firefighters and paramedics that respond can retrieve the card and have all of this information immediately available to them to help in providing you with the best care possible.
If you would like one of these cards you can call 926-3316, email us, or stop by one of the fire stations to pick one up.
The Hampton Fire Department Supervisory Association Local 3017 proudly sponsored a Cal Ripken AA Baseball Team for the 2007 season. The team name is the Akron Aeros and consisted of dedicated nine and ten year olds from Hampton and the surrounding communities. The young players had a very successful year winning the AA Championship.
The playoff format was a double elimination, 2 pitch tournament. There were 9 teams in the AA league. The Aeros won 4 straight games to win the Championship. The final score of the last game was 5 - 0. Each game lasts 3 innings, 2 strikes & you're out. The coaches pitched all the playoff games.
July 9, 2007
The Hampton Youth Association Cal Ripkin AA Division Baseball Team, the Akron Aeros, recently celebrated their championship with the Hampton Fire Department Supervisory Association Local 3017 IAFF.
Hampton Fire Supervisors from Local 3017 IAFF hosted the championship team of 9, 10 and 11 year old players, along with parents and siblings of the players to an award celebration and cookout at the Winnacunnet Road Fire Station 2 in Hampton.
Justin Cutting, President of the Hampton Fire Department Supervisory Association, Local 3017 IAFF congratulated the players, "We are thrilled to have sponsored you and are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of your team.”
The championship team was directed by volunteer coach Mike Lewis, and assisted by Ed Nasser, Ken Snider and Tom Pierce. Coach Lewis presented each player with an Akron Aeros baseball to accompany their first place trophy. Coach Lewis complimented the players stating, “Kids, if you take anything away from this victory, remember it’s about teamwork and you really came together as a team.”
Congratualtions to the Aeros and their coaches for a great season !!!
It is important to have your house number visible from the street so firefighters and paramedics can locate your house quickly in an emergency. If your number is not up and you need assistance contact us and we will get it done for you.
According to recent estimates, nearly one in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure, but because there are no symptoms, nearly one-third of these people don't know they have it. In fact, many people have high blood pressure for years without knowing it. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure or kidney failure. This is why high blood pressure is often called the "silent killer." The only way to tell if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked.
Get the facts on high blood pressure and how to live a heart-healthier life. Find out how you can reduce your risks for heart attack and stroke with proper monitoring by a healthcare provider and simple lifestyle changes, even if you have high blood pressure.
To get yours checked:
All you have to do is stop by either fire station to have your blood pressure checked.
The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) is the largest national sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). More than 265,000 members of the IAFF in the United States and Canada are pledged to saving lives, both as fire fighters and paramedics and as the strongest campaigners for the worldwide research efforts of MDA to eradicate 40 neuromuscular diseases. The contributions of the fire fighters also go towards MDA?s summer camps for children, professional and public health education, and other programs.
As the greatest contributor to MDA, fire fighters are everywhere in the efforts of MDA to raise money. The IAFF is the biggest sponsor of MDA's Labor Day Telethon and it contributed a record breaking $18 million in year 2003 as a consequence of the overwhelming enthusiasm and contribution of tens and thousands of fire fighters and paramedics across the US and Canada. The IAFF raised this amount throughout the entire year through their passionate Fill the Boot campaigns, in which fire fighters greet motorists, shoppers and others and ask them to donate money to MDA. This year?s upcoming IAFF-MDA events are expected to raise even more to cure these crushing illnesses.
The marriage between the devotion of fire fighters with the cause of MDA has emerged as one of the strongest example of selflessness in the history of charity, and IAFF General President Harold A. Schaitberger is committed to elevating this tradition to even higher levels. The IAFF is designing a plan to further expand and enhance the IAFF?s relationship and role with MDA.
Over the ensuing decades, the commitment of the professional fire fighters to the cause of MDA has further elevated their status as extraordinary professionals who not only put their lives at stake to save citizens from ruthless flames, but also give their time to save the lives of the innocent from equally merciless neuromuscular diseases. The devotion of IAFF members has not only helped MDA, but also united fire fighters in a community where they share their team strength and brotherhood to give better meaning to lives and hope for the future.
In 2001 Hampton Fire & Rescue along with Hampton Firefighters established our car seat inspection program. The program is designed for parents, guardians, and caregivers to not only have their child's car seat inspected and installed by certified inspectors but participants are instructed how to properly install the car seat themselves.
Our inspectors receive initial extensive training, many hours of continuing education, and are required to recertify every two years.
We are always willing and able to answer any car seat related questions you may have. To make an appointment for a car seat installation you can call 926-3316 or stop by one of our fire stations.
The Professional Firefighters of Hampton IAFF Local 2664 and the Hampton Fire Department Supervisory Association IAFF 3017 feel that no one should be denied their right to vote due to lack of transportation. Members of our unions volunteer every year on election day to drive any resident that is without transportation to the polls.