Norwell Fire Department

Norwell Fire Department Fire/EMS and Emergency Management
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Norwell Fire Department is a Fire and EMS Department

Operating as usual

Thank you to the Mulvaney Family for lunch today. We appreciate it and are always here to help
08/27/2020

Thank you to the Mulvaney Family for lunch today. We appreciate it and are always here to help

Thanks to our partners Norwell Highway Department, Norwell Tree Department, National Grid and Norwell Police Department ...
08/25/2020

Thanks to our partners Norwell Highway Department, Norwell Tree Department, National Grid and Norwell Police Department the tree was removed with minimal traffic or power disruption. National Grid will be on scene with police a few more minutes finalizing repairs

Large tree down in the 200 block of Grove Street with wire involvement. Road closed between Prospect St and Wilder Road....
08/25/2020

Large tree down in the 200 block of Grove Street with wire involvement. Road closed between Prospect St and Wilder Road. National Grid enroute

Thank you Hank!
08/25/2020

Thank you Hank!

We would like to thank our friend Hank and his family for providing breakfast this morning to the on duty crew. It was very thoughtful and appreciated Hank!

Pictured from left to right is Deputy Chief Kean, FF Dwyer and our friend Hank.

Please join us in recognizing the appointment of David Kean to the position of Deputy Fire Chief with the Norwell Fire D...
08/22/2020

Please join us in recognizing the appointment of David Kean to the position of Deputy Fire Chief with the Norwell Fire Department.

Deputy Kean served in the Army National Guard and is a graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy. During the first part of his career with the department, Dave spent his days off working as a Tug Boat Captain in Boston Harbor. Before being appointed to Deputy Chief, Dave held the title of Captain and Lead Department Mechanic. He’s obtained multiple fire apparatus pump, driveline, brake, mechanical, and diesel certifications. Along with a long list of various specialized firefighting and management courses, Dave also hold a Masters Degree in Public Administration with a focus on Emergency Management.

Deputy Kean has been an instrumental part of the Norwell Fire Department in too many ways to list! His leadership, flexibility, experience, and dedication will greatly benefit the men and women of the Norwell Fire Department as well as the residents we serve for many years to come!

08/16/2020

Phones are back in-service at Headquarters.

08/16/2020

For the moment our phones are down. If you have an emergency call 911.

08/10/2020

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR REALTORS AND HOMEOWNERS

We are receiving a record number of requests for inspections. Please schedule your smoke and carbon monoxide detector inspections accordingly. If we cannot accommodate your requested inspection date/time, your scheduled closing date might be affected. Leave time to have your system updated/repaired if it fails the first inspection. As of today, we are fully booked for well into next week.

Daily operations including emergency responses supersede any scheduled inspections. We are a small department with limited resources and can only accommodate inspections if/when we are available.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

08/05/2020

Tropical Storm Isaias 8/5/20 Afternoon Update:

Currently there are 51 customers in Norwell still without power.

National Grid is still working and claims restoration efforts in town will be completed this evening.

To report an outage call 1-800-465-1212.

If you have an emergency call 911, we’re always here.

They’ll be an update in the morning.

Tropical Storm Isaias Morning Update:Isaias is now post-tropical as it heads further into Canada.Crews worked overnight ...
08/05/2020

Tropical Storm Isaias Morning Update:

Isaias is now post-tropical as it heads further into Canada.

Crews worked overnight and made steady progress restoring power in Norwell.

As of 6:30am less than 2% of town remains without power.

All streets are now passable.

We’ve updated National Grid and they’ll be working throughout the day focusing on areas that remain without power.

If you see wires on the ground or hanging, stay away and call 911.

We’ll issue another update this afternoon.

Stay cool!

08/05/2020

Tropical Storm ISAIAS Update:

Norwell Fire,Police, and Highway are still responding to reported downed trees,power lines, and other emergencies.

45% of Norwell is without power as of 8:30pm. Over 177,000 National Grid customers statewide are without power.

National Grid is in town assessing the situation. No restoration time as of yet.

To report an outage call 1-800-465-1212.

If you see utility lines down or have an emergency call 911.

We’ll be here if you need us...

Restoration status will be updated tomorrow morning.

Good afternoon, Being on the western side of the center of the low of this storm we should expect to see increased winds...
08/04/2020
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Good afternoon,

Being on the western side of the center of the low of this storm we should expect to see increased winds and moderate rain this evening.
Power outages, wind damage and minor chance of flooding are the biggest threats.

Any wires that should come down should be avoided and considered LIVE. Please call 911 for any down power lines as well as any other emergencies you may encounter.

Unfortunately we here at Norwell Fire have no secret inside information regarding power outages or restoration times. Any information we have or get is from the National Grid website. National Grid have additional crews positioned, however they have their own safety protocols during weather related events.

For power outages: Do not call 911 to report a power outage. Contact National Grid at 1-800-465-1212 or go to www.nationalgridus.com.

Make last minute preparations in the next few hours, stay safe and we should see the sun by tomorrow afternoon.

Welcome to National Grid, providing New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts with natural gas and electricity for homes and businesses.

We still have 6 foursomes and multiple hole sponsorships available for our 5th annual tournament. Come on out on Septemb...
08/02/2020

We still have 6 foursomes and multiple hole sponsorships available for our 5th annual tournament. Come on out on September 28th and be a part of a great day on the links!

Congratulations to all of the Norwell High School seniors who graduated today.
08/01/2020

Congratulations to all of the Norwell High School seniors who graduated today.

After the festivities for outgoing Chief T Andrew Reardon today,Incoming Chief Jeff Simpson was officially sworn in as t...
07/31/2020

After the festivities for outgoing Chief T Andrew Reardon today,
Incoming Chief Jeff Simpson was officially sworn in as the Fire Chief of the Norwell Fire Department.
Congratulations Jeff.

Due to the pandemic this had to occur without family and guests. There will be an official swearing-in ceremony at a later date for the new Chief, Captains, and Deputy Chief.

07/31/2020

Norwell Fire and Police personnel salute Chief Reardon as he boards Norwell Engine 4 with his grandchildren for his final ride home as Chief. He now is permanently “in command” of his homestead!
Thank you chief for your commitment to the Norwell Fire Department and the residents of Norwell for the last 44 years

Congratulations to Chief T Andrew Reardon who retired after dedicating 44 years to the Norwell Fire Dept, the residents ...
07/31/2020

Congratulations to Chief T Andrew Reardon who retired after dedicating 44 years to the Norwell Fire Dept, the residents of Norwell and the fire service.
Chief Reardon began his career in 1976 and held the ranks of dispatcher, call firefighter, firefighter/emt, captain and Chief of the department.
We would like to thank all who came out today to wish him well, and all of the members of Norwell Fire wish you a long, healthy, happy retirement Chief!
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07/31/2020
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Norwell Fire Chief Andy Reardon has retired after 44 years in the fire service. Reardon, who has served as Chief since 2007, thanked members of Norwell FD and PD. He thanked residents:
"I cannot repay them enough. I can’t thank them enough for what they’ve given me.”

Expect traffic delays on Route 53 in the area of 300 Washington Street (Norwell Public Safety Building) tomorrow from 11...
07/30/2020

Expect traffic delays on Route 53 in the area of 300 Washington Street (Norwell Public Safety Building) tomorrow from 11:00am to 1:30pm.

We apologize for the inconvenience and urge travelers to seek alternate routes if possible.

07/30/2020

Norwell Emergency Management Situation Report 7/30/20

The Coronavirus situation in town remains stable

From the Norwell Water Department

Tier 4 Water Restriction are now in effect.

Tier 4 prohibits the use of all non-essential outside water use with the following exceptions

Vegetable gardens and valuable shrubbery may be watered on any day but ONLY with a hand-held hose during the hours of 5 PM-9 AM.

Handheld watering pots are allowed at any time.

Any resident or business who violates these restrictions may be subject to a monetary fine.

Please help us in maintaining our supply of clean safe drinking water through the summer months by practicing water conservation daily.

For more information regarding the (4) Tiers of water restriction, the current water restriction Tier, and the Norwell Water Department, please visit us on Facebook. We can also be reached by telephone at 781-659-8076

From the Emergency Management Team

This is our last regularly scheduled Information call. We will no longer be issuing information or situation reports on a regular basis.
We will however notify you when a significant change or event occurs.

Signing-off for the final time, enjoy the rest of the summer!

The tropics are getting active as they usually do during this time of year. While it is still early and the track is unc...
07/30/2020

The tropics are getting active as they usually do during this time of year. While it is still early and the track is uncertain, TS Isaias will bear watching as we may see effects early next week.

This is a good time to check your emergency preparations for the upcoming season and beyond.... As we all know 2020 has been anything but ordinary!

Overnight the National Hurricane Center named Tropical Storm Isaias. While there is a great deal of uncertainty as to how it may impact southern New England next week, we'll be keeping an eye on it! https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Isaias

This is being held on Friday July 31st!The general public and any fire apparatus are welcome!
07/29/2020

This is being held on Friday July 31st!

The general public and any fire apparatus are welcome!

07/28/2020

ement Situation Report 7/28/20

Coronavirus situation remains stable in town.

From the Norwell Water Department

In response to increased water demand, receding groundwater levels, and the present hot, dry weather cycle the Board of Water Commissioners will begin enforcing Tier 4 Water Restrictions effective immediately and continuing these restrictions until further notice.
Tier 4 Water Restrictions prohibit the use of all non-essential outside water use with the following exceptions:

Tier 4 Water Restrictions Allowed Uses:
Vegetable Gardens/Shrubbery
Watering of vegetable gardens and plants are allowed in Tier 4 under the following conditions:
Vegetable gardens and valuable shrubbery may be watered on any day but ONLY with a hand-held hose during the hours of 5PM-9AM.
Handheld watering pots are allowed at any time.

Violations
Any resident or business who violates these restrictions will be subject to the following:
1st offense: Written Warning
2nd offense: $50.00 Fine
3rd and each subsequent offense: $100.00 Fine

For more information regarding the (4) tiers of water restriction, the current water restriction tier, and the Norwell Water Department, please look us up on Norwell Social or connect with us on Facebook. We can also be reached by telephone at 781-659-8076.

From the Norwell Council on Aging

NEED A MASK? WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED!
If you are a Norwell resident or caregiver and need a mask, we have a supply of handmade masks available on a first come, first serve basis. Please call the center at 781-659-7878 for more information.

NEED A RIDE?
The Council on Aging is now providing limited transportation services, Monday through Thursday for local medical appointments, grocery shopping and prescription pickup. Reservations must be made a minimum of three business days in advance. For more information about transportation services, please call the senior center at 781-659-7878.

WE NEED YOU TO BE COUNTED!
While you are home, be sure to complete your 2020 U.S. Census! Each household should have received a letter from the U.S. Census Bureau including a unique I.D. Please use this to complete your census either online or via phone. You can also mail in the census form. This data helps determine funding, and so much more, for the next 10 years. We need YOUR help! Please be counted and complete your census today!

Enjoy this magnificent week!!

Biannually, all members must recertify their credentials in CPR. Over the next week we will all attend refresher trainin...
07/24/2020

Biannually, all members must recertify their credentials in CPR. Over the next week we will all attend refresher training to fulfill these obligations.

07/23/2020

Norwell Emergency Management Situation Report 7/23/20

The Norwell Water Department wants to remind us all that Tier 3 Water Restrictions are in effect.

No automated irrigation systems are allowed under any circumstances.

The use of hand-held hoses is allowed only between the hours of (5 PM to 9 AM)

The Board of Health wants to let us know that the Recycling Center will be closed this Saturday so that we can all attend the Town Meeting.

Saturday morning July 25th at 10am is this year's Annual Town Meeting.

Doors for Town Meeting will open at 9am for registration in the gym of the Middle School.

Attendees are encouraged to come prepared with a mask, water, and sunscreen.

Parking for Town Meeting will be in the normal area adjacent to the Middle School, then walk into the gym area to register.

We look forward to seeing everyone, they’re promising a lovely weekend!

Keep an eye on the sky this afternoon
07/23/2020

Keep an eye on the sky this afternoon

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of CT, MA, & RI until 8 PM EDT. Primary threats for this afternoon and evening include damaging wind gusts, hail, isolated flooding, and dangerous cloud to ground lightning.

Thank you to the Cheever Tavern for providing dinner at Station 1 tonight
07/18/2020

Thank you to the Cheever Tavern for providing dinner at Station 1 tonight

07/17/2020
Rockland Firefighters

We’ve worked a lot of incidents over the years with this guy and we’re all going to miss him!

It has become a tradition at Rockland Fire that at the end of your last shift firefighters drive you home in a fire truck. Yesterday was Captain John "Minnow " Sammon's last day after over 34 years of dedication, sacrifice and commitment to the Town of Rockland.

Words can not express how much knowledge and experience Minnow has imparted on Rockland Firefighters over the years. Rockland Fire will never be the same now that he has retired.

Min, remember to stop by anytime you want to give us your words of wisdom.

Please watch this emotional video till the end.

Thank you to everyone that stopped by yesterday to congratulate Minnow.

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Save the date! After serving the community for over forty years, Chief Reardon is retiring.  Come celebrate his long and...
07/15/2020

Save the date!

After serving the community for over forty years, Chief Reardon is retiring. Come celebrate his long and distinguished career on July 31st from 11:00am to 1:30pm at our 300 Washington Street station.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, well-wishers will be directed to “Drive-Thru” the stations fire apparatus bay and congratulate the Chief from the safety of their cars.

Although this post is slightly delayed, the department would like to recognize and congratulate William Milne and Tyler ...
07/14/2020

Although this post is slightly delayed, the department would like to recognize and congratulate William Milne and Tyler Hannigan on their recent promotion to Captain within the Norwell Fire Dept.
Bill is now assigned as shift commander of Group 4 and Tyler is assigned to Group 1

07/14/2020

Norwell Emergency Management Situation Report 7/14/20

The Coronavirus situation in town remains stable

Reminder from the Norwell Water Department that Tier 3 water restrictions are in effect.

NO automated irrigation systems are allowed.

The use of hand-held hoses is allowed ONLY between the hours of (5 PM to 9 AM)

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention remind all of us to:

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Avoid close contact with others.

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.

Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.

Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

Reminder of Town Meeting on July 25, 2020 at 10 am.

Have a spectacular week!

We’d like to acknowledge the hard working, dedicated, and professional staff from the Norwell Tree and Grounds Departmen...
07/14/2020

We’d like to acknowledge the hard working, dedicated, and professional staff from the Norwell Tree and Grounds Department!

Always ready when we need them the most, these essential workers keep our town looking beautiful during the summer🌷🌸🌲☀️ and safe when the storm-winds begin to blow💨🌬☔️❄️🦺

Thank you for all that you do for our department and the Town of Norwell!

07/13/2020

The Firefighter/Paramedic is a dual role member of the department having advanced emergency medical care responsibilities in addition to firefighting duties: he/she is responsible for quickly and efficiently performing various duties under emergency conditions frequently involving hazards. Protects life and property by providing basic and advanced life support. Performed extrication and rescue’ combats, extinguishes and prevents fires. Drives and/or operates equipment and heavy fire apparatus including pumpers, tankers, hose wagons, aerial ladder and other lifting type equipment, rescue truck, and any other similar firefighting apparatus. Maintains fire equipment, apparatus, and facilities. Performs other related work as required. Performs duties under the direct supervision of a superior officer in accordance with departmental rules and regulations. There is a 12 month probationary period.

Qualified individuals should submit a resume and Town of Norwell Application (https://www.townofnorwell.net/sites/norwellma/files/uploads/firefighter_application_for_employment.pdf) and send via email to [email protected] (PDF format) or by mail/in person to the Human Resources Office, 345 Main Street, Norwell, MA 02061. Applicants must also submit copies of proof of highest education level, current drivers license and Fire/Paramedic certifications. Position is open until filled.

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300 Washington St
Norwell, MA
02061

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Shout out to Norwell Fire Department for helping with my plumbing predicament this AM. Thanks !!!!! 🤩
Thank you Norwell Fire Department for driving by for Haileys birthday!!! You guys are the best!
How far off the floor should a CO2 detector be mounded?
Disclaimer... I did not write this I copied it from another fire department. I felt it was well written a great reminder of why we may do some things that seem out of the ordinary. Did you know? Firefighters work as a team and are a family for the 24 or 48 hours they are at work. They are also ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO RESPOND TO EMERGENCIES! That's why you may see your firefighters at the grocery store next time you are there. One of our residents suggested that the fire district could solve some of their budget shortfalls by allowing only one firefighter go shopping in an SUV instead of the crews going in a fire engine. When an emergency occurs, each member of the team has predetermined tasks they complete in a specific order; that's what teams do. Did you ever think that just maybe the firefighters at a store may be CLOSER to an emergency? How would you feel if that single firefighter in an SUV was at the grocery store and you had an emergency a few blocks away? Would you want him or her there alone with just a portable radio or would you want a fully staffed, well-trained crew there with a fully equipped fire engine with all the latest life-saving equipment? I bet your answer is the latter. Firefighters pay for their own meals, a minimum of $10 per shift. With 13 firefighter/ paramedics on duty currently a day that's $130 a day that goes to support one our stores! Multiple that by 365 days and our firefighters provide over $47,000 in taxable revenue to our community annually, just by shopping at one of our businesses on-duty. For those same folks that are concerned about the firefighters at the grocery store, you may also see them at Home Depot from time to time. They aren't there doing Christmas shopping. They are probably there purchasing supplies for a project or repair that THEY are going to complete themselves to save you, the resident, the expense instead of calling in a repair company. The fire district looks at a trip to the store as a public education opportunity. Next time you see them at the store with your child feel free to come up and say hello. That firefighter will probably have a pocket full of stickers for your little one and even be willing to let them hop up in the driver's seat of the fire engine. Ask your child which they would rather see; the fire engine or the fire SUV. I'm sure you know the answer! #Yourfamilymatters
Thank you NFD for all you did for this guy! He’ll be riding these new wheels soon enough!
Thank you for visiting our block party yesterday! The kids loved it!
HUGE thank you to the Norwell FD for making the boys' morning with a ride to school on a fire truck. They do so much for the community already and were kind enough to offer this in a charity auction. Thank you!!
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A big shout out to the Norwell Fire Department for their assistance with my horse situation, yesterday. A very special thank you to: Chief Andy Reardon, Captain McMahon, Harry Merritt, Tyler Hannigan, and P.J. Senatore. I hope I got everyone. You guys are the best. May Apache R.I.P. Thank you!
We at Briteway carwash in Marshfield and Norwell at our tunnel washes would like to honor all who serve, so Thursday's is now Service Thursday where all Veterans, Active Military, Police, Fire and EMT/Paramedics can get their cars washed for the Wacky Wednesday pricing. Just let your attendant know you are either a Veteran, Active Military, Police, Fire or EMT/Paramedic. So thank you for your service
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