Cheshire Fire Department

Cheshire Fire Department Volunteer Fire Department
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The Cheshire Volunteer Fire Department provides fire and Emergency Medical Services to over 3,500 residents of the Town of Cheshire in a 27 square mile area. We are an all volunteer force that runs 3 engines, a rescue, a tanker, and an EMS truck (BLS). All apparatus is housed in our headquarters building located at 29 South Street in Cheshire.

Mission: The mission of the Cheshire Volunteer Fire Dept is to provide fire and emergency medical services to the residents of the Town of Cheshire.

02/25/2020

The Cheshire Fire Dept. would like to congratulate FF Gary Russell on his retirement from the Cheshire Fire Department. Gary has been a firefighter with the CFD for over 20 years. During his tenure he served as an Emergency Medical Technician as well as a firefighter often volunteering for extra duties and committees within the department. Gary served with excellence the members of the department as well as the citizens of Cheshire. You will be missed Gary! Enjoy your retirement and you are always welcome at the CFD!

02/23/2020

We extend our sincere thanks to everyone who supported our department at our annual pancake breakfast! Thank you also to Jim and Donna Neureuther, the winners of our 50/50 who donated their winnings of $243 back to the fire department!

After the past two years of bad weather during our event, today's weather brought out an attendance that was both overwhelming and greatly appreciated! That being said, we truly thank those of you who joined us today for your patience as we worked to navigate through a larger crowd than we have ever had at our station. We have already made notes to improve the flow of the event and look forward to having everyone join us again next year!

Today is our pancake breakfast. Come to the Cheshire Fire station to get some delicious pancakes and support your volunt...
02/23/2020

Today is our pancake breakfast. Come to the Cheshire Fire station to get some delicious pancakes and support your volunteers at the same time. We are here from 8 until noon so bring the whole family!! See you there.

Town of Cheshire
02/19/2020
Town of Cheshire

Town of Cheshire

The Town of Cheshire is hiring!

The Town of Cheshire, Massachusetts is seeking qualified individuals to fill a General Laborer position for the Highway Department. This position performs semi-skilled manual work in the operation of the Highway Department under the supervision of the Highway Superintendent or other supervisor.

Click on the link for more information and an employment application!

02/17/2020
From our friends at the BCSO. Heads up on this everyone!
02/16/2020

From our friends at the BCSO. Heads up on this everyone!

Attention, the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office just became aware of an ongoing scam possibly within the County with individuals going door to door stating they work for a Sheriff’s Office and are asking for private information on your children! This information includes, photos, hair samples and birthdays. Please be advised, we are not currently doing this as part of a program and have not done this in the past!

If someone comes to your house and asks for this information, PLEASE call 911 immediately!!! Please like and share this post so that the Authorities can catch these individuals!!!

Well another year in the books!! Congratulations to all of our winners today. Thank you so much to everyone that support...
02/09/2020

Well another year in the books!! Congratulations to all of our winners today. Thank you so much to everyone that supported us for this event and every day! You all are the best! We will see you next year for our 5th annual derby!!! Thank you again everyone!!

Another phenomenal year of our ice fishing derby in the books! Now it’s time for the raffles and prizes.
02/09/2020

Another phenomenal year of our ice fishing derby in the books! Now it’s time for the raffles and prizes.

The leaderboard ....
02/09/2020

The leaderboard ....

The leaderboard
02/09/2020

The leaderboard

Updates from the ice!
02/09/2020

Updates from the ice!

Today’s the day! Still time to register! Come on down!!
02/09/2020

Today’s the day! Still time to register! Come on down!!

***Please do not send money to this fraudulent fund drive that was sent to people in our community! For questions, conta...
02/05/2020

***Please do not send money to this fraudulent fund drive that was sent to people in our community! For questions, contact Adams Ambulance Service, Inc.

We have received a subscription drive in the mail that IS NOT OURS. Please do not send them any money. Please call Adams Ambulance at 413-743-4783 with any questions. Thank you!

01/27/2020
Town of Cheshire

Town of Cheshire

••• ROAD ALERT •••

On Monday January 27th, Maximilian Construction will be working on the water issue at the intersection of West Mountain Road and Rte 8 for Mass DOT beginning at 8 am. You should expect delays. This should not cause any issue with residential water supply. Avoid the area if possible and please share.

Last Thursday for drill we were honored to have Joe Nedder from Cross Street Associates speaking on managing risk in the...
01/25/2020

Last Thursday for drill we were honored to have Joe Nedder from Cross Street Associates speaking on managing risk in the volunteer fire service. Several agencies outside Cheshire were in attendance and we were very happy to have such a great turnout! Thank you Joe Nedder for such a phenomenal presentation!!!

01/22/2020
Cheshire Police Department

Update on our previous post share from Cheshire PD.

•••• ALERT ••••. Please be advised there is NO water main break in Town. After lengthy testing and detection work, it was determined to be ground water only which has now dried up. Mass DOT is aware of the situation and will be monitoring for further runoff. There will be no interruption in water service. Thanks and please share.

Some great advice from our friends out east!
01/17/2020

Some great advice from our friends out east!

‪Carbon Monoxide Safety Alert! Please take a minute to clear ice off your newer homes high efficiency intakes and exhausts on your house or it may back up into your home. CO has no odor, can’t see it- the silent killer! Be safe and buy a CO detector for under $40. Might save your families life! Stay warm and safe!

01/15/2020

Wanted to give everyone a heads up on a road closure. Jenks Road is now closed to through traffic due to muddy weather conditions. From house number 0 to 411 you can access from Windsor Road. All other residences you can access off of Wells RD. We will keep you posted when the road is back open.

Tomorrow begins open burning season in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. If you live in Cheshire, please go to www.bcbu...
01/15/2020
Online Application for Open Burning Permits

Tomorrow begins open burning season in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. If you live in Cheshire, please go to www.bcburnpermits.com to obtain a permit each day you intend to burn. Open burning season ends May 1st.

Here are the rules and regulations for open burning in Massachusetts
https://www.mass.gov/service-details/open-burning-safety

Permits are only issued between 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Previously, burning permits were available beginning at 7:30 AM. The time change was necessary to comply with Massachusetts Department of Environment Protection air quality regulations.

Haz Mat Recertification class with Deputy Chief Neil Myers from Pittsfield Fire Dept. Donning and doffing of Class A and...
01/03/2020

Haz Mat Recertification class with Deputy Chief Neil Myers from Pittsfield Fire Dept. Donning and doffing of Class A and Class B suits.

Here's the latest from the National Weather Service Albany
12/29/2019

Here's the latest from the National Weather Service Albany

Temperatures tonight will be below freezing for most of the region. This will allow for precipitation to fall as freezing rain, which will allow for ice to build up on all outdoor surfaces. The heaviest ice will be across the northern and high terrain areas, where significant ice will result in travel disruptions and possible power outages.

12/29/2019

Updated weather forecast:

Weather is expected to begin between 4pm and 7pm today. Ice and freezing rain will last all night tonight and all day tomorrow through Tuesday. Weather forecasters are calling for between 1/4 and 1/2 inch of ice to accumulate making travel almost impossible. Temperatures are supposed to remain near freezing. Additionally, forecasters are calling for the possibility of 1" of snow on top of the ice sometime tomorrow.

Please please please, if we get this storm stay home and off the roads. Emergency crews will need the roadways clear to respond to emergencies. Thank you!

12/29/2019
Northern Berkshire Emergency Planning Committee

There is a significant ice storm heading our way. We will update our page as much as possible throughout the storm to keep as many updated as we can. Rest assured, emergency management is preparing for this storm and taking this weather event seriously. Like our friends at Northern Berkshire Emergency Planning Committee say in their post..... be prepared not scared. Be safe everyone.

Be Prepared, Not Scared:

ICE STORM Warning: Our area is expected to be significantly impacted by a combination of weather from 5pm today until 7am Tuesday. with heavy ice accumulation being the most concerning.

During this storm it is expected that power will be lost for a significant period of time, Trees and wires may also come down and be a potential danger. Travel will be potentially impossible and emergency weather notifications may be made.

What To Do Now:
Keep phones charged along with secondary charging devices
Charge wireless devices for children to have
Have flashlights and batteries available
Have non-perishable food and water available
Have salt/sand available for walkways
Have Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors
Fill gas tanks
Sign up for emergency alerts (CodeRed alerts)

During a Power Loss:
Stay away from any downed Power Lines
Keep your refrigerator/freezer closed as much as possible
Turn off/Disconnect appliances for surge protection safety
Do not use generators indoors
Do not heat your home with gas stoves/heaters indoors

Please stay connected with NBREPC throughout the day as the Emergency Managers and agency department heads are all working together throughout the region and State.

12/25/2019

To you and yours, from us and ours, have a very Merry Christmas!!!!!

Not only a good idea for your driveway but also for fire hydrants, mailboxes, walkways, and more!
12/10/2019

Not only a good idea for your driveway but also for fire hydrants, mailboxes, walkways, and more!

The snow from the plow has to go somewhere -- don't let it be your driveway!

Cheshire Police Department
12/10/2019

Cheshire Police Department

••• UPDATE ••• Roadwork will continue at Church Street and Route 8 through Friday from 7 am until 330 pm. We had one lane alternating traffic today and it worked fine. But please avoid the area if an alternate route is available. And a friendly reminder to those driving through the construction area, the arm on the left side of your steering wheel is your directional and helps us know which way you will be turning. 😜 thanks and please share.

Same construction for today on Church St.
12/05/2019

Same construction for today on Church St.

••• ALERT ••• Church Street from Route 8 to Depot Street Town Hall area is again closed today Thursday until 3 pm to allow repairs by Berkshire Gas Co. Please seek alternate route.
Thanks

12/04/2019
Cheshire Police Department

Church Street is now open.

Church Street has reopened to traffic for today. Please watch here for any updates on tomorrow and if it will be closed again.
Thanks

Hello everyone. We all made it through the storm and are now dealing with the snow removal, but we need your help. Today...
12/04/2019

Hello everyone. We all made it through the storm and are now dealing with the snow removal, but we need your help. Today, while driving around town, we noticed A LOT of fire hydrants that are buried in snow banks. We could barely see the flag showing there is a hydrant there! We cleared what we could but couldn't get all of them. Can you do us a favor and clear the snow from around them for us? You never know if we will need that hydrant in a hurry! Thank you everyone! Be safe and stay warm!

12/01/2019
Cheshire Police Department

Change of plans for tree lighting due to weather.

••• Change of plans •• can’t get the hay wagons off the mountain. Please meet at Town Hall for 6 Pm, we will light the tree and hot chocolate and cookies will be served in the Police Station garage. And kids can visit with Santa. Please share. Drive carefully.

12/01/2019
Northern Berkshire Emergency Planning Committee

From our friends at Northern Berkshire Emergency Management. Be safe everyone.

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SUNDAY TO 7 AM EST TUESDAY... * WHAT...HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 12 TO 24 INCHES. WINDS OCCASIONALLY GUSTING AS HIGH AS 35 MPH. * WHERE...IN VERMONT, BENNINGTON, WESTERN WINDHAM AND EASTERN WINDHAM COUNTIES. IN MASSACHUSETTS, NORTHERN BERKSHIRE AND SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE COUNTIES. * WHEN...FROM 11 AM SUNDAY TO 7 AM EST TUESDAY. * IMPACTS...TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE. THE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS WILL IMPACT THE MONDAY MORNING AND EVENING COMMUTES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD, AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY

Cheshire Police Department
11/30/2019

Cheshire Police Department

YES, we are still planning on having the tree lighting in the snow, it will be the early stages and will add a nice touch to the event. Please dress accordingly and plan ahead. Our Highway Dept. will be out taking care of the roads so we will try and get this event in. Hope to see you there and please share this.

11/28/2019

The Cheshire Fire Department would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. Please be safe and enjoy time with family and friends.

11/15/2019

Is your house and/or property numbered? If so, can you see the number from the roadway even at night? Remember, if we can't find you, we can't help you. House numbers are more important than you may think. Number those houses!

The CFD would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the family of Lt. Jason Menard and our brothers and sisters of ...
11/14/2019

The CFD would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the family of Lt. Jason Menard and our brothers and sisters of the Worcester Fire Department. Lt. Menard was killed in the line of duty today while battling a 4 alarm fire on Stockholm Street in Worcester. He leaves behind his wife and 3 children. Rest easy Brother.

It is with a very heavy heart that Chief Michael Lavoie, City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. and Mayor Petty announce the devastating loss of Lt. Jason Menard, a member of the WFD since 2010 assigned to Ladder 5, Group 2 at McKeon Road Fire Station. Lt. Menard succumbed to his injuries battling a 4 alarm fire on Stockholm Street this morning, Wednesday, November 13. He leaves behind his wife Tina, 3 children & parents. It is an extremely difficult day for the Worcester Fire Department. Lt. Menard and his crew acted selflessly and heroically. Please keep the family of Lt. Menard, his friends and crew in your thoughts and prayers.

10/30/2019

Attention Cheshire Residents. Trick or treat for Cheshire has been postponed due to some expected bad weather tomorrow night. It will be Saturday night now from 5:30pm to 7pm.

10/27/2019
Cheshire Police Department

Cheshire Police Department

Due to inclement weather, Halloween parade in Cheshire has been canceled today.

10/27/2019

Thank you to everyone who supported our Spaghetti Take-Out Fundraiser!!! It was a huge success!!!

Special town meeting tomorrow night
10/21/2019

Special town meeting tomorrow night

If you are coming to the Special Town Meeting tomorrow night, here is a copy of the cost analysis for the Debt Exclusion vote on the grader.

https://www.cheshire-ma.net/sites/cheshirema/files/events/grader_analysis_graphs.pdf

10/12/2019

Last night at 8:06pm the department was dispatched to a residence on Lakeshore Drive for a reported fully involved house fire with propane tank explosions. The first due engine company reported heavy fire showing from an RV that was parked directly next to a residence. The residence was also on fire as a result of the fully involved RV. Crews commenced an exterior attack then transitioned to limited interior attack due to the structure being unsafe. Several propane tanks did explode while firefighters were battling the blaze but fortunately no one was injured in this fire. The resident was able to make it out unscathed. The fire was investigated by Chief Francesconi as well as a Trooper assigned to the Massachusetts State Police Fire Investigative Unit. This fire was not deemed suspicious and appears to be the result of a mechanical malfunction. Members were on scene until 3am this morning. Chief Francesconi returned to the scene early to complete the investigation.

The department would like to thank the following agencies for their response to the fire scene last night and their help extinguishing this blaze. The Cheshire Police Dept, Adams Fire Dept, Lanesboro Fire Dept, Savoy Fire Dept, the Dalton Fire Dept as well as the Adams Ambulance Service for providing a crew to standby to make sure we were all safe. Also thank you to the utility crews that responded to make sure all utilities were off. A special thanks to Adams Asst Chief Dave Lennon, Lanesboro Fire Chief Charlie Durfee and Dalton Fire Chief Gerry Cahalan for their response and assistance at the scene. This collaboration truly shows the essence of teamwork and volunteers coming together from different agencies to keep people safe and mitigate risks 24/7 365 days a year.

Chief Francesconi would like to especially thank the members of the Cheshire Fire Dept who volunteer selflessly every day and put their lives at risk to protect the citizens of Cheshire. They put their lives on hold to leave their families and respond to strangers emergencies. Thank you for your dedication to the department and the residents of Cheshire. And all for no paycheck and no benefits. That kind of dedication is second to none.

10/11/2019

The Cheshire Fire Dept regrets to announce the passing of retired firefighter/EMS Captain Dan LaPlante. Dan was a member of the department for over 20 years and he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dan and his family during this time of loss.

10/08/2019

This Thursday, as part of fire prevention week, we are having our open house at the fire station. Firefighters and EMT's will be on hand to show you around our station as well as show you the apparatus and equipment we use on a daily basis. Bring the kids with you as we will have plenty of fire prevention material for them as well! So come on down to the Cheshire Fire Dept this coming Thursday night October 10th starting at 6pm. Refreshments will be served. Thank you for your support!

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Here's a list of raffle prizes for our fishing derby this Sunday. Thank you to all of these businesses and individuals that donated to our derby! We appreciate your support! These prizes will be raffled off throughout the day. Mailbox - Shed's N Stuff Ridgid Cordless Drill - Home Depot Sour Beer Bag - Kelly's Package Store Bottle of wine - Val's Variety Fishing Gear - Berkshire Outfitters Jaw Jacker - Scot Garner BBC Swag Bag - berkshire Brewing Company (2 of these) BMD Swag Bag - Berkshire Mountain BMD Hat Bag - Berkshire Mountain Arctic Summer Sweatshirt - Girardi Distributors Ice Fishing Bibs - Cheshire Fishing Club Dave's Bucket - Dave's Sporting Goods $20 Gift Cert - Kelly's Diner $25 Gift Cert - Public eat + drink (2 of these) $20 Gift Cert - Brookhause Pub $25 Gift Cert - Whitney's Farm (2 of these) $25 Gift Cert - Hot Dog Ranch NA $25 Gift Cert - O'Geary's Package $25 Gift Cert - AJ's Pub $25 Gift Cert - Hobby World $25 Gift Cert - Pete's Gun Shop $50 Gift Cert - Delmolino's $25 Gift Cert - Berk Performance (2 of these) $50 Gift Cert - Berkshire Performance (2 of these) $25 Gift Cert - Chee's Restaurant $25 Gift Cert - Adams Market Youth Prizes Jigging Rod - Cheshire Fishing Club (2 of these) Jigging Rod - Walmart Pink Tackle Box - Walmart Green Tackle Box - Walmart Berkley Bucket - Onota Boat Livery $20 Gift Cert - Kelly's Diner $25 Gift Cert - Hobby World $25 Gift Cert - Angelinas $10 Gift Cert - Biggins Diggins (4 of these) $20 Gift Cert - Daily Grind
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Cheshire lost dog. Please click on the link and share: https://www.facebook.com/LFPWMA/posts/2305379932817897
sorry guys, can't make the breakfast as I am encased in ice up here on Outlook Ave. To dangerous for me to go out this morning.
Dear Cheshire Fire Fighters: You are cordially invited to our event as our gift! Benefit Musical Reception: “Valentines for Veterans & 1st Responders” Give Your Love to Those Who Serve! The Voice of Art is so pleased to announce this special benefit event for local veterans and 1st responders on Friday, Feb. 15th, 6-8 pm. This event idea was generated from our saddening thoughts about current commercial trends concerning Valentine's Day and to create a powerful message for the ones who also deserve our gratitude and love. This Benefit Musical Reception is supported by Cheshire Academy Music Dept. and "Dames for Soldiers" on Friday, Feb 15th, 6-8 pm. This event is a fundraiser for "Art for Joy" program: Providing free therapeutic art classes to Veterans and 1st responders! A $25 Donation per person includes a beautiful concert by Cheshire Academy Music students, Dames for Soldiers' a nostalgic flair, scrumptious refreshments and door prizes. Raffle tickets are also available at the door and throughout the event! Ticket price: $25 donation (Children: $5 donation) online Or you may support us with your generous tax-deductible donation at: https://www.thevoiceofart.org/events/valentines-for-veterans-1st-responders Learn more about The Voice of Art? "Be a Voice of 2019!" https://youtu.be/5_XqFj__AgU The Voice of Art is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) visual art organization dedicated to creating art experiences that enrich the lives of local and surrounding communities’ residents. We look forward to hearing from you! Sincerely, Hannah Jung Executive Director The Voice of Art Gallery & Studio 2 Town Center Plaza Cheshire CT 06410 203-379-0015 [email protected] www.TheVoiceofArt.org
Cheshire lost dog. Please click on the link and share: https://www.facebook.com/LFPWMA/posts/2142195379136354
Hello, the New Ashford fire department will be holding a Life flight class on 9/22/18 @9am at our station. We're working on getting CCU numbers for this class for EMTs. If you wish to attend please let us know so we have a head count. Thanks.
your amazing at what you do. you are super heros and no1 for sure. your a winner. your an inspiration
Thank you to the Cheshire Fire Department and Cheshire Police Department last night for all of their help with bringing our Bonfire Rally back for our community!
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thanks for the show awesome as always!!!!!!!!!!!
Dear Cheshire Fire. I'm a former resident, my Dad was a Cheshire Fire Dept member, and I have a favor to ask. I saw this post and thought of you. I couldn't figure out how to share it with you, but it's on my wall. I've forwarded the text. Thanks for all you do. Asking for help from all my firefighter friends from across the US to do me a favor! My friend Joey Abt is trying to collect fire patches from all 50 states for his collection! Joey absolutely loves everything that has to do with fire fighting, all day long he listens to Syracuse fire on the scanner and watches you tube videos of Syracuse fire! If you can go visit his page Joey's Dirt Road Diary and give it a like add if you have a patch send him a message and say it's from TEAM JOEY so we know that this post reached you!Thanks again brothers and sisters of the fire service.