National Interagency Fire Center

National Interagency Fire Center

National Interagency Fire Center

 

Mission

The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), located in Boise, Idaho, is the nation’s support center for wildland firefighting. Eight different agencies and organizations are part of NIFC. Decisions are made using the interagency cooperation concept because NIFC has no single director or manager.

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History

The Boise Interagency Fire Center (BIFC) was created in 1965 because the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and National Weather Service saw the need to work together to reduce the duplication of services, cut costs, and coordinate national fire planning and operations. The National Park Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs joined BIFC in in the mid 1970s. The US Fish and Wildlife Service later joined in 1979. The Center’s name was changed in 1993 from the Boise Interagency Fire Center to the National Interagency Fire Center to more accurately reflect its national mission.

The Wall That Heals – Leominster, MA – Nov. 3, 4 & 5

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT:

Dear Brother and Sister Veterans:

The Wall That Heals will be in Leominster Massachusetts on November 3, 4, and 5. It will be open 24 hours a day for viewing by veterans and the public. Special remembrance ceremonies will be held twice each day. Help us ensure that this visit to North Worcester County will be appropriate, reflective, educational, and represent the experiences of those who served and died during the Vietnam War.

I am asking all veterans who served between 1964 and 1975 attend this three-day event. You are the direct link to the 58,000 young men and women whose name are listed on the Wall. We Will Never Forget. It is only the veteran who can facilitate the true meaning of service during these difficult times. You are the honest and clear voice that will give testimony to their legacy and service.

Please join your brother and sister veterans as we represent military service. These fine young men and women gave their life; we can give them a voice for three days.

I look forward to our meeting.

Yours in service,

Richard Earley, President, Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 116

The Wall That Heals

R.I.P. David P. Beauregard – One of Our Own.

Photo: David P. Beauregard, 66</p><br />
<p>CLINTON - David P. Beauregard, 66, of 656 High Street, died Saturday, March 15, 2014 in UMass Memorial Healthcare Center, University Campus, Worcester, following an illness.</p><br />
<p>He leaves his wife of 43 years, Patricia R. (Slattery) Beauregard; a daughter, Rebecca A. Beauregard of Hudson; a brother, Richard Beauregard of Stratham, NH; two sisters: Gail Defreitas of Darien, CT and June Behrmann of Newmarket, NH; two grandchildren: Ashley Wall and Jonathan Beauregard, both of Hudson; several nieces and nephews.</p><br />
<p>David was born in Lowell, son of the late Wilfred and Marie (Poiré) Beauregard, and raised in Hudson. He was a graduate of Hudson High School, Class of 1966.</p><br />
<p>For many years, David worked in shipping & receiving at Honeywell Corporation in Northboro and later at Candela Corporation in Wayland. </p><br />
<p>David was a Veteran of the United States Army 101st Airborne Division and also a longtime member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Firebase 116 in Leominster. He enjoyed classic cars, watching various sporting events, vacationing in Maine, and visiting a casino on occasion. Above all, David most enjoyed spending time with his family.</p><br />
<p>David's funeral will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from the McNally & Watson Funeral Home, 304 Church Street with a Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 80 Union St. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Lancaster. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a calling hour at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., prior to the funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send memorial contributions to the American Heart Association , 300 5th Ave, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451-8750 or at www.heart.org , or to the Vietnam Vets of America, VVA Chapter #116, P.O. Box 294, Leominster, MA 01453-0294 or visit www.vva.org. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/telegram/obituary.aspx?n=david-beauregard&pid=170227984&fhid=8667#sthash.fU6jVAdi.dpuf
RIP our Brother, David P. Beauregard

CLINTON – David P. Beauregard, 66, of 656 High Street, died Saturday, March 15, 2014 in UMass Memorial Healthcare Center, University Campus, Worcester, following an illness.

He leaves his wife of 43 years, Patricia R. (Slattery) Beauregard; a daughter, Rebecca A. Beauregard of Hudson; a brother, Richard Beauregard of Stratham, NH; two sisters: Gail Defreitas of Darien, CT and June Behrmann of Newmarket, NH; two grandchildren: Ashley Wall and Jonathan Beauregard, both of Hudson; several nieces and nephews.

David was born in Lowell, son of the late Wilfred and Marie (Poiré) Beauregard, and raised in Hudson. He was a graduate of Hudson High School, Class of 1966.

For many years, David worked in shipping & receiving at Honeywell Corporation in Northboro and later at Candela Corporation in Wayland.

David was a Veteran of the United States Army 101st Airborne Division and also a longtime member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Firebase 116 in Leominster. He enjoyed classic cars, watching various sporting events, vacationing in Maine, and visiting a casino on occasion. Above all, David most enjoyed spending time with his family.

David’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from the McNally & Watson Funeral Home, 304 Church Street with a Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 80 Union St. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Lancaster. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a calling hour at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., prior to the funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send memorial contributions to the American Heart Association , 300 5th Ave, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451-8750 or at www.heart.org , or to the Vietnam Vets of America, VVA Chapter #116, P.O. Box 294, Leominster, MA 01453-0294 or visit www.vva.org. – See more at:http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/telegram/obituary.aspx?n=david-beauregard&pid=170227984&fhid=8667#sthash.fU6jVAdi.dpuf