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Santa Fundraiser 2020, Twelve days of Christmas BONUS Message!

by DC Gabe Balsamo in General

Hello Neighbor,
We have one more special message from Santa, but first, from the entire crew of North Madison Volunteer Fire Company, we would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a safe Holiday Season!

We hope you enjoyed our 2020 fundraising video series. We intend to resume our Santa fundraiser program in December 2021. Stay Safe during this Holiday Season! 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Twelve days of Christmas BONUS Message!

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Santa Fundraiser 2020, Night Before Christmas Video Series 5 of 5

by DC Gabe Balsamo in Company Events, General

Hello Neighbor,
We are really getting close to Santa’s busiest day.  Did you know that one of Santa’s most favorite books is the Night before Christmas?  He loves this one as it explains his busy night.  Sit back and relax as Santa reads to us his favorite book.  Enjoy the Spirit of Christmas with Santa.  All of us here at North Madison wish you a very Merry Christmas.  May the magic of Christmas warm your hearts this Holiday Season.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Santa Fundraiser 2020, Reindeer Video Series 4 of 5

by DC Gabe Balsamo in Company Events, General

 

Dear North Madison Neighbors,

Did you ever wonder how Santa delivers so many gifts to every house on Christmas Eve?  Did you ever wonder how is it that his reindeer really fly?
Sit back and enjoy the video as he lets us in on another secret of his.
Counting down the days till his arrival,
Merry Christmas!
Santa Video Series 4 of 5

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Santa Fundraiser 2020, Elves, Elves, Elves! Video Series 3 of 5

by DC Gabe Balsamo in General

Dear North Madison Neighbors,

Today Santa shares with us another secret, this one is about his Elves. They are a very important part of his operations and the ones that really get a lot of things accomplished.  Grab a hot chocolate with your kids and sit back and learn more about Santa’s elves. Counting down the days till Christmas!
Happy Holidays.
Santa Video Series 3 of 5

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Santa Fundraiser 2020, A special message from Santa. Video Series 2 of 5

by DC Gabe Balsamo in General

 

North Madison Residents,

As we get closer to Christmas, we are getting updates from Santa. He is quite busy these days but wanted to share with us some of his special secrets about the North Pole. Enjoy this video. May it help get us all in the Christmas spirit!

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BcPn_i3r5zIheyYPd6FE33kmL7Ez_Nox/view?usp=sharing 

Santa Video Series 2 of 5

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North Madison Vol. Fire Company 2020 Firefighter of the Year

by LT/PIO Justin Cappetta in General

The North Madison Volunteer Fire Company would like to announce and congratulate Past Chief John Brady as our 2020 Firefighter of the year also know as “the spirt of the company award” recipient. Past Chief John Brady joined the company back in April 1985.  With about 35 years of service he is a well respected member of Nomad often lending a hand around the firehouse, as well as helping take the lead of firehouse projects or even being our resident handy man at the station. He has been historically a strong responder for many years. During his ongoing tenure at North Madison, he has served the role of Firefighter, 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Lieutenant, Captain, and Chief of Department from 1996 to 2002 on the operations side of the the company.  He has also served as President and Treasurer of the company, where now he serves as a senior Firefighter Driver/Operator, and is still well involved with many committees at Nomad and currently serves as our firefighter pension liaison to the town of Madison. Aside from the fire department John sits on the Madison Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and also serves as a board member for the Madison Ambulance Association. John is always there to lend his support, wether its assisting with our annual fund drive, food drive, or Operation Santa Claus fundraiser, to responding to emergency calls anytime day or night. For that on behalf of the officers and members of the North Madison Volunteer Fire Company we congratulate John on being named 2020 spirit of the company award winner. We are proud to have Past Chief John Brady as a member of the department, and thank him for the many years of service and time that he has given to the department as well as the community of Madison.

 

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Recent Mailer: Printing Error

by DC Gabe Balsamo in General

Recently you may have received a mailer to your home similar to the one photographed below.

We regret to inform you that our printing company that assists with our mailing made an error and placed our News/Fund Drive letter into an envelope with return address label and return envelope addressed to Madison Hose Company #1.

Both departments utilize mailer‘s addressed only to our respective response districts. If you have received this envelope with our letter please note that the mailing address should be as follows:

North Madison Vol Fire Company

ATTN: Fund Drive

864 Opening Hill Road

Madison, CT 06443

We apologize for this confusion

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Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery: Giveaway!

by DC Gabe Balsamo in General

Dear Residents,

The North Madison Volunteer Fire Company would like to remind you when you change your clocks it’s time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Day Lights Savings ends on Sunday November 1st at 2:00 am where we “fall behind” an hour. During this time, it is important to change the batteries in all of your smoke detectors as well as CO detectors. If your detectors are hard wired, please check them as many are battery back-up and the detector relies on battery if power is lost. The NMVFC is also hosting a drive up battery give a way on Saturday October 31st, 2020 from 10:00 am to 12 noon. Batteries will also be available for pick up on Tuesday November 3rd, 2020 and Tuesday November 10th, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. (4 Batteries per household will be given out)

-PIO LT Justin Cappetta

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Support Local Restaurants in Madison Rotary Club first MADRaffle!

by DC Gabe Balsamo in General

The Madison Rotary club is putting on their first-ever MADRaffle to support all the great restaurants in our cool seaside town. Take out or eat in, it’s up to you.

The Grand Prize winner will take home a $100 gift card to each of our participating restaurants. The Madison Rotary Foundation is purchasing every one of the gift cards for full face value, so the money spent on the cards is helping these great establishments keep doing what they do best.

https://madisonctrotaryfoundation.rotary7980gives.org/madraffle

AVAILABLE UNTIL:October 08, 2020 at 11:59 am EST

DRAWING DATE:October 08, 2020 at 6:00 pm EST

LIVE STREAM:October 08, 2020 at 6:00 pm EST

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North Madison Fire Donates Old Engine Ten-55 to Department in Indiana

by LT/PIO Justin Cappetta in General

 

North Madison Fire Company members meet with New Market Community Fire Department members at rest area in Somerset PA to turn over ownership. Photo Left to Right Lieutenant Steve Brunelle, Firefighter Ed Wolff, Chief David Cone, and New Market FD members. Photo taken by Firefighter/Company President Paul Harris. Face coverings were worn during the meeting and removed for purpose of picture.

 

 

On Saturday May 30, 2020 four North Madison Volunteer Firefighters made the trek to Somerset Pennsylvania to deliver NMVFC’s old Engine Ten-55. A 1993 KME Pumper that was purchased by the Town of Madison Brand New in 1993. The trip to PA was only the half way point to Ten-55’s final destination of New Market Indiana. The new proud owners of the engine, is the New Market Community Volunteer Fire Department. This piece of apparatus was a donation from the Town of Madison and the North Madison Volunteer Fire Company. It will be replacing an extremely out dated piece of equipment in New Market. The old Ten-55 replaces a 1968 American Barton pumper that was accepted for delivery in 1969 by Chief James H. Keller, the grandfather of the current New Market fire chief.  (Tragically, the elder Chief Keller suffered a fatal heart attack at a fire later that same year, after riding to the fire in the same truck.)  The current chief’s father and uncle have also served as fire chief.  The 1968 truck has a 300 gallon water tank and a 250 gallon per minute (GPM) pump, while Ten-55 has a 1000 gallon tank and a 1500 GPM pump. This is an obvious upgrade for this small fire department and community which has an approximate population of 700. The crew from North Madison traveled a total of 835 miles to deliver the engine and included Fire Chief David Cone, Lieutenant Steve Brunelle, Firefighter Paul Harris, and Firefighter Ed Wolff. The members from New Market Community Fire Department were ecstatic to accept this piece of apparatus that will bring their fleet and firefighting capabilities up to standard. The town of Madison is extremely lucky to have an excellent fire apparatus maintenance and replacement program that follows the standard of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1911. This is important to maintain to help keep our volunteer firefighters in town safe while responding with fire apparatus, as well as during fire suppression operations. The North Madison Volunteer Fire Company received in 2018 a new Ten-55 that is a 2018 Pierce Arrow XT pumper, which replaced the old 1993 KME pumper. Fire Chief David Cone thanks everyone involved for their hard work in organizing the recent donation to the New Market Community Fire Department.

 

 

Photos from the trip.

 

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