TWO NEW FIREFIGHTERS – WEST AND EDGoshen Fire congratulates two newly trained firefighters.Ed and West have completed the Basic Six Academy with Hampshire county and thereby took the first big step towards making their community safer.The local academy takes approximately 2 months to complete and consists of a lot of weekends. It’s a big impact […]

289 Years of Dedication: Fire Chiefs Celebrate Deputy Chief’s Retirement

289 Years of Service – Chief’s Celebrate Retirement Once a month regardless of season, members of the Goshen, Chesterfield, and Williamsburg fire departments get together to drill. Last nights ‘drill’ included hot dogs, hamburgers, kettle corn, cake, and kickball. The real reason we got together was to celebrate the retirement of Goshen’s Deputy Chief Kim […]

Day Jobs Limit Fire Volunteers

Sunday Republican (Springfield, MA) Author: JACQUELINE WALSH The volunteers available for a call are drastically reduced for those hours when most are working out of town. A blaze breaks out in a hilltown at the time of day that every volunteer fire department chief dreads. Midnight? At 5 a.m.? At 3 p.m. on a weekend? Actually, […]