3rd Annual 9/11 Brotherhood Bash: we raised $750 for Kendra's Kisses and $500 for the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation
October 16th Night of Brotherhood for FF Derek Avilez- we raised $750 for FF Avilez, South Florida FOOLS contributed an extra $250 to make it an even $1000. An update on his condition as of tonight:according to his family, Derek is being weaned off the ventilator and today was able to move his entire left leg. Get well soon!
Fort Lauderdale Fire Expo: There were FOOLS present from Florida and Maine at this year's training conference which raised over $20,000 for the Fort Lauderdale Firefighters Sick and Injured Fund.
The Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society (FOOLS) is an organization that was started in 1995 by a group of Central Florida Firemen. This group, known today as the Founding Fools, had a passion for not only the camaraderie and brotherhood that is forged between firefighters, but the rich tradition and heritage of the Fire Service. Since 1995, this brotherhood has grown to over seven thousand strong. There are chapters all over the world, with new chapters starting almost every day.
The Leatherhead is a term used for a firefighter who uses the leather helmet for protection from the hazards we face everyday on the streets. The Leather Helmet, is an international sign of a Firefighter, a symbol that is significant in not only tradition from the early years of firefighting, but one of bravery, integrity, honor and pride. The helmet is a sign of who we are, not what we are.
APRIL F.O.O.L.S. DAY of TRAINING
with Deputy Chief John Sullivan of Worcester Fire Department (Mass.)
Friday, April 1, 2011 (Broward County C-Shift) Read More
South Florida FOOLS 3rd Annual Holiday Food Drive
• Briny Irish Pub, 220 SW 2nd Street in Downtown Fort Lauderdale (opposite corner from Dicey Riley's, please note this is not the Briny inside Riverfront!)
• Friday, Nov.19th, 5-9pm
• Come out and help the South Florida FOOLS contribute to a great organization. Feeding South Florida donates 1.8 million pounds of food to not-for-profit organizations each month, helping children, the elderly, disabled, homeless and the working poor. See www.feedingsouthflorida.org for more info. Last year was a huge success, please help us make this year even better!