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 […]

Another Massachusetts First

STOW, MA – When Sue Labrie was appointed fire chief in Goshen in 2006, she became the first woman fire chief in Massachusetts.  This past spring when her brother Michael Gorski was appointed chief of the Hampden Fire Department, they became the first brother and sister fire chiefs serving concurrently in the state and we […]