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 […]

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 […]

Coping With Ice Storm Damage

​Reprinted with permission from the pages of the Country Journal​ GOSHEN, MA – The Open Space Committee is sponsoring “Finding a Silver Lining: Dealing with Ice Storm Damage to Trees and Forests” at the Goshen Town Hall, March 26th 7 to 9 p.m., to help Hilltown residents learn from the experts about their options for […]

Bacon’s Fire Quickly Contained

WILLIAMSBURG, MA – When the pager for Williamsburg Fire Chief Donald Lawton went off Saturday morning, a dispatcher’s voice from Northampton Control announced “Attention all Williamsburg units, Box Alarm.  Attention all Williamsburg units, Box Alarm.  Respond to Bacon’s Equipment, 29 Goshen Road in Williamsburg for a reported structure fire.”  Chief Lawton, who lives just a […]