FIREFIGHTERS

EASTHAMPTON — The city has secured two grants totaling $613,278 from the Federal Emergency Management Administration that will be used toward the...

PLAINFIELD — One of the longest-serving chiefs in Hampshire County, Plainfield Fire Chief Dennis Thatcher, 62 died Tuesday at Baystate Medical...

AMHERST — The union representing Amherst’s career firefighters, who handle both fire and medical calls, is renewing a plea for more robust staffing...

CUMMINGTON — Bernie Forgea has been a volunteer firefighter with the Cummington Fire Department since 1960. Now, after 37 years of serving as the...

NORTHAMPTON — Firefighters responded to a garage fire at 12 Maple St. in Florence on Tuesday at around 3 p.m.Smoke billowed from the garage behind...

NORTHAMPTON — To show appreciation for two life-saving calls made last year, the Florence VFW Post 8006 held a ceremony for 10 firefighters and...

AMHERST —  An early afternoon fire on Sunday at a house off Northampton Road badly damaged the structure, though no one was hurt.Amherst...

For firefighters, bitter weather creates its own hazards

1/7/18

NEW YORK — Firefighter Brian Marts was battling a raging blaze in an apartment building, but he was also fighting the bitter cold.Spray from his...

WESTFIELD — They came from big cities and small towns from one side of the state to the other, from metro Boston and Worcester to the Hilltowns...

MONTGOMERY — The town’s longtime fire chief, Stephen P. Frye, died overnight Wednesday while battling a house fire on Southampton Road. Frye, 59...

EASTHAMPTON — Once a year, firefighters gather at the intersection of Main and Union streets, each asking drivers and passers-by to donate money in...

Local firefighters set to graduate

6/20/17

After 10 long weeks, the newest class of career firefighters are set to graduate from the state’s Department of Fire Services firefighting academy...

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