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We are responsive to the needs of our citizens and visitors by providing rapid, professional, and humanitarian services essential to the health, safety, and well-being of the community.

We accomplish our mission through fire prevention, fire safety awareness education, fire suppression, emergency medical services, and other related emergency and non-emergency activities.

We actively participate in our community, serve as role models, and strive to effectively and efficiently utilize all of the necessary resources at our command.

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A sign for the times.
2020

A Sign for the Times

Choose to be different and look beyond the worsening pandemic to a time when our survival will flourish because of innovation and our ability to adapt to change. We will

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Tri-town Drill in Chesterfield on 2/11/2020
2020

“I Just Don’t Feel Well”

CHESTERFIELD, MA – During our monthly tri-town drill, firefighters from Chesterfield, Goshen and Williamsburg had a sobering conversation about what we do when it’s one of us that needs help.

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Car Fire - 101 S. Chesterfield Road
2020

Car Fire Threatens Home

Timing is Everything GOSHEN, MA – When the tones go out for a daytime call in the hilltowns across western MA, emergency coverage can be hit or miss depending on

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Ice water rescue training at the D.A.R. in Goshen
2020

Ice Water Rescue Training

GOSHEN, MA – After putting out a car fire earlier in the day, Goshen firefighters were joined by their counterparts from Chesterfield and Williamsburg at the D.A.R. State Forest on Tuesday

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5-Alarm Challenge

Good Morning America sponsored a contest they called ‘GMA’s 5 Alarm Firefighter’s Challenge’.  The challenge was to submit a video of our own interpretation of any portion of the song “Safe and Sound” as recorded by Capital Cities. While we didn’t win, our department had fun throughout the whole process.  Special thanks to Alyssa Labrie, our master videographer and editor. Without her vision and artistry, this would be just another firefighter video.

Last Alarm

PLAINFIELD, MA – Members of the Goshen Fire Departement were honored to attend the funeral services for Chief Dennis Thatcher of the Plainfield MA Fire Department.

Rest easy, Dennis. We’ll take it from here.

MA State Police Dispatcher Mike Perkins deserves the credit for providing us with this moment. His calm but strong delivery gives credit to his profession.

Our National Anthem

(in three-part harmony)

WESTFIELD, MA – Goshen’s Junior firefighter Hannah Labrie along with her classmates and fellow athletes Emma Kuntz and Grace Plumer sing the National Anthem to kick off the 2019 Central / West Division II Championship outdoor track meet at Westfield State University in Westfield, MA.

Where are we?

Goshen is located in the eastern foothills of the Berkshires in western Massachusetts approximately three hours west of Boston and two hours east of Albany, NY.  State Route 9 runs through the town’s center.  State Route 112 intersects with Route 9 just west of the town center and runs north.  There are 26.7 miles of secondary roads that are hilly and winding with little or no lighting.  30% of these roads are unimproved (dirt).  At 1,200 feet above sea level, drivers face more challenging winter driving conditions than typically found in the nearby Connecticut River valley.

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