Firefighters Train with Extrication Struts for Enhanced Accident Response

GOSHEN, MA – GRANT PURCHASES EXRICATION STRUTS This spring the Goshen Firefighters Association successfully won a Customer’s Choice Community Grant. We spent the money to acquire two extrication struts. Last Tuesday we trained in how to implement these struts to stabilize car accidents to take better care of victims and protect ourselves. Afterwards, we practiced […]

MCVFA Scholarship Grant Awarded to Adrien Neveu

GOSHEN, MA – We are happy to announce that Goshen firefighter Adrien Neveu is this years recipient of the Robert J. Hindley Memorial Scholarship from the Massachusetts Call Volunteer Firefighters Association (MCVFA). The award was presented by MCVFA Treasurer Larry Holmberg. Adrien is off to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY to begin his pre-med studies. Please […]

GFD Receives $2,500 Grant for Safety Gear

174 Departments Awarded Funds for Safety Gear and Gear Cleaning Machines PRESS RELEASE from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and the Department of Fire Services MARLBOROUGH, MA — Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito today announced $920,000 in grant awards to 174 Massachusetts fire departments for gear and equipment that […]

FEMA Grant Brings Breath of Fresh Air

GOSHEN, MA – In the fall of 2017, the Goshen Fire Department (GFD) applied for an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) through the through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS). In early summer 2018, we were notified that we were awarded a FY2017 AFG grant in the amount of $90,667. The award stated that “after […]

Federal Grant Brings $40,000 to Fire Department

The Department of Homeland Security awards Assistance to Firefighters Grant to the Goshen Fire Department GOSHEN – On Wednesday, February 3, 2010 Senator Edward Kennedy’s office notified Fire Chief Susan M. Labrie of the grant award from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant.  The Goshen Fire Department’s project will total $40,000.  The Federal share is 95% […]

Fire Departments Get $10 Million

Source: Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: DAN RING BOSTON, MA – Gov. A. Paul Cellucci doled out $10 million worth of grants yesterday to every fire department in the state under a program created after six firefighters were killed in a warehouse blaze in Worcester. The grants will be used to purchase items from a state-approved list […]

State Awards Grants for Fire Education

Source: Union-News (Springfield, MA) The Executive Office of Public Safety awarded Student Awareness of Fire Education grants yesterday to the city and three other area communities. Pittsfield will receive $5,225, Goshen gets $3,224, Lanesborough, $3,224, and Cummington, $3,115. SAFE grants are given to local fire departments for student fire-safety education in public schools. Training also […]