Throughout the year, the Norfolk County Fire Chiefs Association will feature a different fire department in the county and highlight some of the news and important events they have going on.
Franklin Fire Department
Chief James McLaughlin is pleased to report that effective Sept. 1, Lt. William Blanchard was promoted to a new position in the department, EMS Lieutenant. On Aug. 26, the department hired Matthew Berger as a new Firefighter/Paramedic. Department recruit Matthew LaFleur is currently enrolled in Massachusetts Firefighter Academy Class 277 and is due to graduate on Oct. 25.
Every member of the Franklin Fire Department will be participating in live burn training at the Milford burn facility the week of Oct. 28.
The Franklin Fire Department will be hosting a fire safety event at department headquarters, 40 West Central St., on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 1-5 p.m. The event includes pizza, an extrication drill and a bike raffle. In addition, on Sunday, Oct. 20, the department will host its first Fireman’s Memorial Sunday at department headquarters, which will feature the department’s newly formed honor guard.
New Apparatus and Equipment
The department recently took delivery of a new ambulance that will be stationed at Station 2. In addition, a new Achilles boat for water emergencies which will be stationed at headquarters.
Chief Condon New Head of FCAM
WELLESLEY — Needham Fire Chief Dennis Condon was sworn in as the 97th President of the Fire Chief’s Association of Massachusetts on Tuesday, May 14.
A ceremony was held at the Wellesley Country Club and was attended by fire chiefs throughout Massachusetts.
WASHINGTON D.C. — Several Massachusetts fire chiefs attended a legislative breakfast at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. on Thursday, May 9. U.S. Senator Ed Markey, Congressman Stephen Lynch, Congressman Joe Kennedy, Congressman Jim McGovern and presidential candidate and Congressman Seth Moulton attended the event and addressed the chiefs offering their ongoing support for important programs like the SAFER Grant, AFG Grant and Cancer Registry Act.
From left-to-right: Canton Fire Chief Charles Doody, Medway Fire Chief Jeffrey Lynch, Avon Fire Chief Robert Spurr, Needham Fire Chief Dennis Condon, Wellesley Fire Chief Richard Delorie, Holbrook Fire Chief Luke McFadden, Randolph Fire Chief Richard Donovan, Sharon Fire Chief James Wright, Foxoboro Fire Chief Michael Kelleher, Norwood Fire Chief George Morrice and Milton Fire Chief Jack Grant.