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Next Generation Fire Attack Hose Grant

September 20, 2016

LAST CALL FOUNDATION IS SEEKING RESEARCHERS TO STUDY AND APPLY CURRENT THERMAL TECHNOLOGIES TO FIRE HOSE. $ 100,000 Last Call Foundation call for proposals. Research, education, and collaboration are critical to enhancing the safety and wellbeing of fi …

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The Job

July 28, 2016

The Last Call Foundation is honored to receive the proceeds from the song The Job by Turquoise Willie. Please see below for a description of the song and a bio of Turquoise Willie. Download the song to help support us in our mission of protecting Firef …

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March 11, 2016

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Boston Fire Department Board of Inquiry Report

March 11, 2016

The Boston Fire Department has filed their Board of Inquiry Report for the Beacon Street Fire. Please take a look at their findings by clicking below.   Boston Fire Department Board Of Inquiry Report

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NIOSH Report on the Beacon Street Fire

March 11, 2016

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has released their findings of the Beacon Street Fire. Please take a look at their official report that was posted on March 2, 2016. Click Here for the NIOSH Report

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Kathy Crosby-Bell, The Last Call Foundation named as CharityWarriors Finalist

December 15, 2015

We are excited to announce that the Last Call Foundation has been named a finalist for the CharityWarriors Fundraising Competition. Five Massachusetts Charities have been selected to take part in a 10 week Fundraising Competition with the winners recei …

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Kathy Crosby-Bell to be honored at the MassCOSH Celebrating The Movement Event

November 23, 2015

On Wednesday, December 2nd the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupation Safety and Health (MassCOSH) will be holding their 39th Annual Celebrate The Movement Event. The event focuses on recognizes those who have made an impact on the safety of working en …

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Fallen Boston firefighters honored at unveiling of safety fire truck

October 5, 2015

Thank you to WCVB, Channel 5 News for attending and covering the unveiling of the Comfort and Canteen Truck. Take a look at their video coverage of the event by CLICKING HERE.

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Late firefighter’s mom raises funds for new food, comfort truck

October 5, 2015

Thank you to the Boston Globe and Jacqueline Tempera for covering the truck unveiling. An excerpt from the article is below and to read the full article please CLICK HERE.   While Boston firefighters fought a wind-whipped fire in the Back Bay in M …

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Last Call Foundation, Boston Sparks Truck Unveiling

September 28, 2015

On Sunday, September 27th the Last Call Foundation and the Boston Sparks Association held a press conference to unveil the brand new Support and Canteen Truck. The Last Call Foundation provided a grant of over $232,000 to the Boston Sparks Association …

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Mother of Fallen Firefighter Helping Wash Out Cancer

June 17, 2015

Thank you to Channel 7 WHDH and Cheryl Fiandaca for hi-lighting our efforts in funding Industrial Washers for the Boston Firefighter Houses. These washers will dramatically reduce the risk of Cancer for firefighters. To see the full news video please c …

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Kathy Crosby-Bell to be honored at Mass General’s The 100 Event

May 18, 2015

Kathy Crosby-Bell knows all too well the hazards firefighters face. Her son, Firefighter Michael Kennedy, died battling the nine-alarm fire in Boston’s Back Bay in March 2014. Since then, Kathy has learned more about the many life-threatening safety is …

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Cancer Dangers for Firefighters

May 4, 2015

One of the Last Call Foundation’s core initiatives is to fund new Washers and Dryers for the Boston Fire Department. The purpose of this is to reduce the risk of cancer for the firefighters. A new documentary has recently been created with the backing …

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Firefighter’s Mother On A Mission

November 25, 2014

Kathy Crosby-Bell, along with Dr. Michael Hamrock, Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn and Union President Richard Paris testified about fire safety during a City Council Meeting. Kathy urged the City Council to equip the Boston firehouses with a commercial …

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