Fit for Testing

GOSHEN, MA – As part of our recent purchase of 14 Dräger Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) units, each Goshen firefighter was required to go through a fit test with their SCBA masks. The main goal of the test is to check for proper sizing of the face piece. During the face-fit test, firefighters must perform […]

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 […]

Box Alarm – 10 White Road

GOSHEN, MA – Firefighters from Goshen, Chesterfield and Williamsburg along with a crew from Highland Ambulance were called to 10 White Road in Goshen at 1731 hours yesterday for a reported structure fire. Goshen firefighter Jake Lulek along with Chesterfield Asst. Chief Drew Morse were in the area when the initial call came in.  They […]

Structure Fire – 314 Norton Hill Road, Ashfield MA

ASHFIELD, MA – Goshen firefighters were called to respond mutual aid to the Town of Ashfield with an engine for a reported structure fire at 19:50 hours. The fire was reported by neighbors because the owners were not home at the time of the blaze. When firefighters arrived, the attached barn had already collapsed.  Flames […]

What’s the Difference?

QUESTION: What’s the difference between an $8M Massachusetts State Police helicopter and Goshen MA Fire Department ‘s priceless 1937 Dodge fire truck? ANSWER: About 3 feet. FLORENCE, MA – The Massachusetts State Police held a  25th anniversary picnic/ceremony of the 911 system in Massachusetts.  Local fire departments served by the dispatch centers in Northampton, […]