JANUARY IS FIRE FIGHTER CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!
In honor of firefighter cancer awareness month, we will be accepting donations throughout the month of January. Thank you for your support!
John “Sappy” Sapienza was a firefighter in the New York Fire Department for 21 years on Engine 22 and Ladder 13. Following his retirement in 1986, he moved to Stratham, where he served as volunteer firefighter for Stratham for over 30 years. On 9/11, he returned to New York to help in the recovery efforts at Ground Zero.
In 2019 John passed away from firefighter-related pancreatic cancer. This year's L4L efforts are in loving memory of Sappy. We will miss you always and we will never forget.
Lights 4 Lives 2022 is partnering with our sponsor, the Stratham Volunteer Fire Department Association to raise awareness for firefighter-related cancers and to raise funds to purchase extra sets of bunker gear for our Stratham firefighters.
TURNOUT BUNKER GEAR
Bunker gear MUST be washed after every exposure to fire or smoke. The cleaning process takes at least 12 hours.
Stratham Firefighters only have one set of gear so would not be able to respond to back-to-back incidents without risk of major safety hazards
Cancer caused 66% of the career firefighter line-of-duty deaths from 2002 to 2019.
Firefighters have a 9% higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer and a 14% higher risk of dying from cancer than the general U.S. population.
Thanks to all the folks of the SVFD who volunteered their time to be in the L4L parade!
Thank you to all those who came out to enjoy the bonfire and Open House at SHP!
HOLIDAY PARADE AND OPEN HOUSE
HOLIDAY HOME DECORATING CONTEST
Congratulations to the Dinwiddie Family of Holmgren Rd! They were the winners of the home lighting contest. They have won bragging rights and will have their name on a plaque hanging in the Town Hall. AND they have won a dinner for 6 people prepared by Stratham's very own award winning, certified executive chef Nick Calias! They will choose between a 4-course dinner prepared by Nick at their home or a 5-course wine dinner at his restaurant, Lucie Drink & Dine at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston (with parking included!)
FIRE DEPARTMENT CALENDARS
Calendars feature members of the Stratham Volunteer Fire Department as:
Leaders in our Community
Members of the Seacoast Workforce
We will have a few extra calendars for sale. If you are interested, please contact us!