fire department

New England News
5:57 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Pittsfield Fire Department Awarded FEMA Grant to Upgrade Equipment

Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Richard Neal joined city and public safety officials in Pittsfield today to announce a federal grant that will help the city upgrade its fire safety equipment.

Read more
The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Volunteer Fire Departments Need More Members

    The volunteer fire service is at a serious crossroads. Current membership is at its lowest point in nearly two decades, and further erosion could have dire consequences.

What the general public may not realize is the fire companies protecting their communities are often staffed exclusively by volunteers. When an emergency breaks out, these volunteers leave their homes and offices to respond, not the local firehouse, as paid firefighters do.

Read more