Three New Firefighters Complete Basic 6 Training

SUNDERLAND, MA – Last Sunday, FF Jones, FF Lafond, and FF Rock completed Hampshire County Fire Defense’s Basic Six program.Over 6 weekends these firefighters learned the basics of firefighting operations. Topics included: PPE (personal protective equipment), SCBA (self contained breathing apparatus) use, ICS (incident command system), search and rescue, ladders, and hose lines. Sunday’s course […]

Volunteers Awarded for Saving a Life

EASTHAMPTON, MA – Hampshire County Emergency Medical Services honored area firefighters, EMT’s, and a 911 dispatcher on Wednesday during it’s annual award cermony.   The award was for Saving a Life in July 2020.  This emergency was particularly challenging due to the extensive injuries of the individual, remote location, high heat (mid 90’s), and a river […]