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As you can imagine, there are tons of sites for Fire and EMS stuff. This page will continue to grow as I find sites that I think are of interest. If you know of a site that is worth listing, please send me an email.

Surfing the Net is fun but you can't curl up with your PC (though some have tried, I'll bet). I'm also going to list books here that I or others have found enjoyable. Read any good books lately? Send me an email. And don't forget! Read to your children. They will love you for it.

Fire Departments
CONNECTICUT
Tolland County (CT) Mutual Aid
Tolland County Mutual Aid Rescue Divers
Ashford Volunteer Fire Department
Bolton Volunteer Fire Department
Broad Brook Volunteer Fire Department
Columbia Volunteer Fire Department
Crystal Lake Volunteer Fire Department
Ellington Volunteer Fire Department
Mansfield Volunteer Fire Department
North Coventry Fire Department
Somers Volunteer Fire Department
South Coventry Volunteer Fire Association Incorporated
Tolland Fire Department
Town of Vernon Fire Department
Warehouse Point Volunteer Fire Department
West Stafford Fire Department
Willington Fire Department, Inc. #1
Union Volunteer Fire Department

Other CT Sites
Gales Ferry Volunteer Fire Company
Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department
Putnam Fire Department
Southport Volunteer Fire Department

U.S.
Cape Cod Fire Departments - They're all here!
Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department - MD
North Pole Fire Department, North Pole, Alaska - Official web site of Santa's Fire Department.

The World
Broughton Firefighters Manchester U.K.
Freiwillige Feuerwehr Flörsheim-Dalsheim - Germany. the popup is ok to click on.
Irish Auxiliary Fire Services Unofficial Web Site
Stützpunkt Feuerwehr Ins - Switzerland. good pictures. how's your German?

OTHER "ANDOVER" SITES
Andover Fire Department - Massachusetts
Andover Fire Department - Minnesota
Andover Fire Department - New York
Andover Township Volunteer Fire Department - New Jersey
Perth-Andover Fire Department - New Brunswick, Canada

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Fire and EMS Related Sites

Ambulance Service of Manchester News - these are the paramedics we work with for Advanced Life Support.
Connecticut DEP Daily Forest Fire Danger Report - Want to burn today? Got a permit?
Connecticut Commision on Fire Prevention and Control - CT Fire Academy.
Connecticut Licensing Info Center - check the status of your CT Health Care license or certification.
The Connecticut Firemen's Museum - located in Manchester, CT in an old fire station. you can spend hours here.
Firehouse Magazine's Site - Great magazine, great site.
Hartford Hospital - Life Star - Official Life Star site.
International Association of Fire Chiefs
International Association of Fire Chiefs - Volunteer Chief Officer Section
The Lunatick's Fire and EMS Page - If you're in need of humor that Firefighters and EMS folks appreciate.
National Fallen Firefighter's Memorial - Honoring our brothers and sisters who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
National Volunteer Fire Council - a non-profit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services.
Res-Q's Patch Collecting Page - Here's the place to trade and collect patches.
Smokejumpers - Not a group we take advantage of around here, but check it out. Really interesting.
The Visiting Fireman - The web site of the "Annual Publication of Fire Service Enthusiasts".
Toad's Favorite Fire Pads - Classy site done by a classy guy.

WEATHER
Earth Observatory - NASA's view of wildland fires.
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Fire Weather Infomation Center - Fire weather info from NOAA.

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Kid Sites
Andover Elementary School - See what's happening at our school.
D.A.R.E. for Kids
FEMA for Kids - Have fun learning about natural disasters and preparing for them.
Fireman Sam - A U.K. fire safety kid site.
Smokey Bear's Site - Learn and play with our favorite bear.
Sparkey's Home Page - "Spokesdog" of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Excellent site!
U.S. Fire Administration's Kids Page - A fun way to learn fire safety.
Welephant's Web Site - Welephant is the U.K. Fire Services mascot.

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Cool Radio Links
Check out these sites for live Fire and Police department broadcasts. Remember that Fire Departments aren't broadcasting all the time. Unlike the police, they don't patrol.

Boston FD
Firenet Chicago
The Bravest Live Fire Radio - features FDNY
RadioReference.com

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Safety Links

Chimney Safety Institute of America - great info about your chimney.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - dedicated to reducing highway crash deaths, injuries, and property damage losses. Car crash ratings, with pictures and movies.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - vehicle safety info from the government. Crash tests, recalls, Vince & Larry (crash dummies) movies.
National Safe Kids Campaign - organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury.

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Local Links

Andover - official town website.
Andover Elementary School - see what's happening at our school.
Scott Yeoman's Andover Site - the guy who knows the history of our town.

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Good Reading - Books (remember them?)

Boston on Fire by Stephanie Schorow - History of fires and firefighting in Boston, MA.
Fighting Fire by Caroline Paul - Story of San Francisco's first female firefighter.
Fire Engines, Firefighters by Paul C. Ditzel - Lots of history, pictures, and stories of some of the "big ones".
Firefighting Lore by W. Fred Conway - Fun facts.
San Francisco is Burning by Dennis Smith - The untold story of the 1906 earthquake and fire.

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