Southbridge Fire Department Addresses Cancer Risk, Fundraises for Prevention

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📷 The Southbridge Fire Department responds to new documentation of cancer risk for firefighters. Photo by Helen Boyle Valentino By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – Firefighting is a dangerous profession, there is no doubt. The risks and sacrifice that firefighters take on to keep a community safe are well-known and […]

Southbridge Fire Chief Takes Job in Upton

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📷 Photo by Ryan Servant SOUTHBRIDGE – Fire Chief Mark DiFronzo has given notice of his resignation and will accept a position as Fire Chief in Upton, Massachusetts. Derek S.Brindisi, Town Administrator of Upton, confirmed Monday that the town is “actively in conversation with Chief DiFronzo about possibly being our next […]

Cantara feted at Southbridge Town Council meeting

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More than 30 years of service recognized By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer Shaun@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — For more than 30 years, Jason Cantara called “The Big House” on Elm Street his home away from home. He has since moved on in his firefighting career, but not without a public show […]

SFD battles second three-alarm fire in less than 24 hours

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No injuries reported, dozens displaced in fires SOUTHBRIDGE — Two three-alarm fires at multi-family dwellings in two days, about a half mile apart from one another. Local firefighters and first responders from surrounding communities have been busy in the western side of Southbridge, fighting a three-alarm fire at 71 West […]

Southbridge’s Lt. Cantara becomes Charlton’s Deputy Chief Cantara

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Veteran firefighter moves to Charlton Fire after 30 years After 30 years of climbing ladder trucks to battle flames, Jason Cantara is moving up a proverbial ladder in a neighboring fire department. Cantara is the new deputy chief of the Charlton Fire Department, a step up from the lieutenant position […]