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Andrew J. Flanagan Memorial
Scholarship for Active Firefighters
This Scholarship program was established in 1974 by the Connecticut State Firefighters Association, the Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association, the Connecticut Fire Marshals Association, and the Connecticut Fire Department Instructors Association, to honor the memory of Andrew J. Flanagan.
Andy Flanagan was for many years the Training Officer for the New Haven Fire Department, as well as the Treasurer of the Connecticut State Fireman’s Association. Following his retirement from the department as a Battalion Chief, he was appointed the first full-time Director of Fire Training for the State of Connecticut. He held this position until his death in 1972.
Andy was a strong proponent of continuing education for firefighters and was instrumental in establishing the Connecticut Technical College Fire Technology Associate Degree Program.
These Scholarship awards are granted in an effort to carry on with his vision.
2007-2008 Andrew J. Flanagan Scholarship Application can be printed off our website at www.hcfep.org See Download Application and the deadline to return the application is January 31, 2008.
A HOLIDAY SAFETY TIP FOR ALL
Use caution with holiday decorations and whenever possible, choose those made with flame-resistant, flame-retardant or non-combustible materials.
Keep candles away from decorations and other combustible materials and do not use candles to decorate Christmas trees.
Purchase only lights and electrical decorations bearing the name of an independent testing lab,
and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation and maintenance.
Carefully inspect new and previously used light strings and replace damaged items before plugging lights in. Do not overload extension cords.
Keep children and pets away from light strings and electrical decorations.
Turn off light strings and decorations before leaving or going to bed.
When decorating your tree, always use lights listed by a testing laboratory.
Never use lit candles to decorate a tree, and make sure any lit candles in the room are placed well away from tree branches.
Try to keep live trees as moist as possible by giving plenty of water daily.
If you need more information on holiday safety tips go to www.nfpa.org and visit their website.