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the SouthSide F.O.O.L.S.

Keep an eye here for information regarding the 2020 Annual F.O.O.L.S. Convention in Orlando, Florida.

As FOOLS, we are proud of the rich tradition and brotherhood of the fire service. As such, we like to make spectacle of our SouthSide brothers, as they move up the ranks or are honored in some special way by their department, community, or the rest of the chapter.

2019 SouthSide FOOL of the Year

What better man, leader, and mentor to so many to receive the 2019 SouthSide FOOL of the Year award.  Chief Mac will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Pictured are Sharon McCastland and SouthSide.  President Brian DiNicola.


Please consider making a donation to one (or both) of these members' GoFundMe pages.  Each of these SouthSide members has a daughter with recently diagnosed significant health challenges.  Anything you can do would be greatly appreciated by both families.

Fighting for Finley

Finley Bracken is the baby girl in the Bracken girl foursome. She is a sweet, energetic 2 year old dolly who shortly after her second birthday was diagnosed with neuroblastoma.

Karing for Kassidy

Kassidy Moulesong was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia when she was admitted to Lurie Children’s Hospital last month.

From the International

The E-Board of F.O.O.L.S. International would like to remind all of the active chapters that annual dues calculations are based on each chapter's current active roster as of October 31.  On November 1 at 07:03 CST, 148 invoices went out. If your chapter didn't receive one, please contact the International.


If you have a question or would like to check the status of your chapter, please email the International Treasurer, Chris Bednarek.

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