Have Training. Will Travel

GOSHEN, MA – While some local fire departments offer food to their members to entice them to visit the station, Goshen firefighters just have to schedule a hydrant drill on East Street to get them to show up in numbers. Tonight, we took advantage of the 40 degree temperatures (the first time we’ve had such […]

Farmedic Training

Do you know the hazards you might face when dealing with an incident on a farm? Farms, as part of our rural landscapes, can appear to be a working experience that is non-threatening and peaceful. Used by permission of the Massachusetts Call Volunteer Firefighters Association by Frederick G, Clark Deputy Chief, Goshen Fire Dept., Goshen […]

5 Hilltown Firefighters Complete Basic Training

Source: Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, MA) By SEAN REAGAN Staff Writer Five Hilltown volunteer firefighters graduated this month from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s I/II Basic Training Class. Two firefighters from Goshen and three from Chesterfield were among 29 men and women honored after completing the six-month course. ”It was a great course,” said Susan Labrie, […]

Academy Honors 29 Firefighters

Source: The Republican (Springfield, MA) Author: D.L. STEPHENSON; [email protected] SOUTH HADLEY, MA – If the graduates from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s I/II Basic Training Class 9 are anything like the thousands of firefighters who came before them, then no matter how old they get, “When they smell that smoke, they’ll still want to chase those trucks.” So […]

Tougher EMS Standards Could Hurt Towns

Source: Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: JULLIETTE DORO Some towns may not be able to afford paramedic-level response 24 hours a day as required under the new law. A law governing emergency medical services in Massachusetts is causing concern in rural communities over the cost of meeting its standards. EMS 2000, which has gone into effect gradually […]

Burn Prevention Tips Offered

Source: Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: MICHAEL McAULIFFE SPRINGFIELD, MA – It was a class designed to help professionals, but much of the information presented during a program at Shriners Hospital for Children could also have helped laymen prevent burn injuries. Patricia M. Lybarger, clinical information specialist at the Shriners Burn Hospital-Boston, spent more than two hours […]

Just Folks

Source: Union-News (Springfield, MA) Paula Mogelinski, a program support assistant, has been named employee of the month for February at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Leeds. She was nominated by her co-workers for her positive and friendly attitude. She has been at the center since 1976. Kristal J. Bluemer of Northampton has been offered […]