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LODD James Rice L925 Peabody, MA
Billerica Firefighters Local 1495 Attend the Funeral of Peabody Firefighter Rice
2 Alarm Fire - February 8th, 2012
Billerica Firefighters Work To Stop a Fire On University Lane
LODD Jon Davies L1009 Worcester, MA
Billerica Firefighters Local 1495 Attend The Funeral of Worcester Firefighter Davies
IAFF Hazardous Materials Technician Course
Local 1495 Members Drill in Level A Suits
IAFF Hazardous Materials Technician Course
Local 1495 Members Conduct Decontamination Drills
Ladder Company Operations Training
Firefighters Perform Ladder Co. Operations on a Donated Building to be Demolished
Extrication Training
Local 1495 Members Conduct Special Extrication Training
Billerica’s 9-11 Ceremony
Local 1495 Honor Guard
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What's New at IAFF 1495
2018 Fight for Air Climb: Race Up Boston Place
On Saturday, February 3, 2018, members of the local will once again participate in the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb: Race Up Boston Place. The event is in the highrise at One Boston Place and begins at 8am (individual/team start times vary). The team has a donation page set up that lists the names of those participating as well as some background on the event. That information can be accessed by clicking here.
Death- Retired Firefighter Harry DePinto

The Billerica Firefighters Local 1495 regrets to report the death of retired Billerica Firefighter Harry "Dipper" DePinto.


Services are as follows:


Friday, October 16th, 2015


Sweeney's Memorial Funeral Home

66 Concord Road Billerica, MA 01821

Funeral Mass:

Saturday, October 17th, 2015


St Theresa's Church

466 Boston Road Billerica, MA 01821

Death - Retired Captain William T. "Billy" Morris



The Billerica Firefighters Local 1495 regrets to report the death of retired Billerica Fire Captain William T. "Billy" Morris.


Services are as follows:

A Celebration of Life

Sunday, August 9th, 2015


Sweeney's Memorial Funeral Home

66 Concord Road Billerica, MA 01821

Relatives and friends respectfully invited


Please visit or contact the union for more info.

COA Cookout!

The Billerica Firefighters are proud to announce the annual Council on Aging BBQ at the Billerica Elks will take place on Friday, June 26th from 11:30-1:30. All firefighters, active and retired, as well as their families are encouraged to come help us serve our seniors!

Billerica Firefighters Retiree Luncheon

This years retiree luncheon will be held Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 at 11:30am at Rick's Cafe in Billerica Center. All retired Billerica Firefighters are invited.

Firefighter Memorial Sunday

The Greater Lowell Firefighters Memorial Sunday Ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 14th, 2015 at 9am. The ceremony will be held at the JFK Civic Center fire house in Lowell and will memorialize Captain McCaffrey, Captain O'Mahony, FF Tom Shaw, and FF Dave Silva.

Active Duty Death - David H. Silva L1495 Billerica, MA

It is with deepest regret and sorrow that we report the death of active duty firefighter David H. Silva of Billerica Firefighters IAFF Local 1495. David Silva, age 39, passed away Thursday, February 5th, 2015 in Northern New Hampshire due to injuries sustatined in a snowmobile accident. Dave was appointed a firefighter in January of 2000 and served as the department SAFE instructor.

Arrangements are as follows:

Wake: Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 3pm-7pm. St Theresa's Church - 466 Boston Rd. Billerica, MA

**A firefighter walk-through will take place at 6:30pm. All firefighters attending are asked to be present at 6pm in preparation for the walk-through. Out of town firefighters are asked to park behind the Billerica Mall - 480 Boston Rd. This parking area is located adjacent to St Theresa's Church. Class A uniform is requested for all fire department personnel. The Billerica Police Department will be present to direct attendees at the parking area.**

Funeral: Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 10:30am. St Theresa's Church - 466 Boston Rd. Billerica, MA

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the David Silva Children's Fund, c/o TD Bank, 449 Boston Rd. Billerica, MA 01821


For more information please contact Chief Thomas Conway, Deputy Chief Thomas Ferraro, or Local 1495 Union President Joseph Bradley @ 978-671-0940.

Line of Duty Death (LODD) - Christopher M. Haney L971 Woburn, MA

The Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts regrets to announce the Line of Duty Death of Brother Christopher M. Haney, Woburn Fire Fighters Local 971.


Brother Haney lost his battle with Occupational Cancer on Wednesday, May 23, 2013.


The wake and memorial service arrangements for Brother Haney are as follows:



Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 3pm-8pm

*A Fire Fighter walk thru is planned for 8pm.

Lynch Cantillion Funeral Home

263 Main St.

Woburn, MA


Memorial Service:

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at 10am

St. Charles Catholic Church

280 Main St.

Woburn, MA


Uniformed Members are asked to please stage outside the Church at 9am. The Uniform of the day is Class A uniforms with white gloves, cover & badge with mourning band.

Please keep Brother Haney’s family, and our Brothers and Sisters of the Woburn Fire Fighters Local 971 in your thoughts and prayers.


Oklahoma Tornadoes

All those affected by the tornadoes have been in the thoughts and prayers of the Billerica Firefighters Local 1495. Specifically, Dennis Grove of Moore, Oklahoma. Dennis is an instructor for the IAFF and has conducted training for the Billerica Fire Department in the areas of Confined Space Rescue and Hazardous Materials. We'd like to thank Dennis for his contributions to our organization and for him to know he's in our thoughts during this difficult time.

April Union Meeting

April's Union Meeting:

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 @8:00pm in the CS Training Room.


Open to Local 1495 Members Only. 

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