Local woman killed in three alarm blaze in Southbridge

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Fire chief cites ‘hoarding conditions’ as factor in unsuccessful rescue attempt 📷 Helen Boyle file photo for The Citizen Chronicle SOUTHBRIDGE — A local woman was killed on Thursday morning as firefighters were unable to rescue her from a three-alarm fire, due in part to “hoarding conditions” in the home. […]

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 […]