Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Fire department awarded $260K for new air packs

Eight months after applying, the Springfield Fire Department has been awarded a $260,000 grant to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus, replacing units that have been in use since the early 2000s.



  1. Training on how to extinguish a structure fire would have been a better use of funds.

    1. Philip Caron5/24/17, 9:47 AM

      Only if training already done on how to extinguish structure fires is lacking.

    2. Fire fighting isn't a spectator sport - right?

    3. Anonymous 6:48,run right down and join up.the department is looking for call firefighters,they would love to hire someone that already knows everything,man up do your part to make the town safer

  2. I have the utmost respect for fire fighters. Salute to all men and women doing a very dangerous job.

  3. i like how the admin post comments that they only feel like posting,give everybody a chance to state their opinion

  4. 6:48,run right down and sign up,they're looking for call firefighter's,sounds like you know how to do it all,save our town !

  5. @2:22, There was a time when being allowed to serve as a fire fighter was an elite, highly respected, community service. Remember the proud members in their dress uniforms marching in parades? Raising needed funds by donating time for the famous, Plaza, chicken, BBQ? Now, it's just bleeding tax payers for unneeded equipment and bloated salaries.

    Not so long ago members could secretly black ball any applicant without explanation. Point being, you watched each other's back and anyone with poor judgement was a critical liability. Now, the Department is plagued with simpletons earning in excess of $60K year. Their track record of success is abysmal. This past winter's Commonwealth Ave. debacle as example. Even our local vocational center steers the most challenged into "protective services." These funds would be best used to recruit and train a higher caliber of membership.

  6. @7:14 like the other person said,run right down and sign up,you have all the answer's,I'm sure you have what it takes to serve,but I'm sure you'd hide behind a truck,just like your hiding behind being anonymous

  7. More free stuff. Everyone celebrate - then mail in another check to the Dept of the Treasury.


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