Charlton home suffers ‘significant’ damage in fire

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Electrical inspector involved in investigation of two-alarm blaze 📸 Todd Carlson photos CHARLTON — Firefighters from multiple communities knocked down a two-alarm blaze on Route 169 on Friday night. According to a statement released by the Charlton Fire Department, the homeowner of 336 Southbridge Road reported “he had smoke and […]

Florida company working on statue to honor Dudley firefighters

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Bronze monument to be crafted in lost-wax method ORLANDO — Bronze-Depot.Com, Inc., recently announced it had been selected to design and manufacture the Fireman Memorial Statue for the Dudley Fire Fighters Association. Bronze-Depot.Com, Inc., based in Orlando, has been in the business of providing stock and custom built bronze works […]

Sturbridge firefighters to get cancer-fighting equipment

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Grant a welcome Christmas gift for local first responders STURBRIDGE — A potentially life-saving present will be under the local fire station’s Christmas tree this year. The Sturbridge Fire Department has received more than $7,000 in grants for gear and equipment from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and […]

Webster Fire-Rescue announces grant award for firefighter turnout gear

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$6,300 grant ‘a great benefit to the overall safety’ of Webster 📸Webster Fire-Rescue Department photo of Webster Fire Chief Brian Hickey at the blessing and dedication of a new fire engine last month. WEBSTER — The Webster Fire-Rescue Department has received a $6,300 Firefighter Turnout Gear Grant from the Executive […]

Firefighters battle boat blaze in Hamilton Reservoir

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Haz-Mat salvage booms remain to recover fluids leaked into water 📸 Holland Fire Department photos HOLLAND — A burning speed boat was extinguished by firefighters on a causeway at the Hamilton Reservoir on Saturday afternoon. It was shortly before 3:30 p.m. when the New Braintree State Police Dispatch Center received […]