The Greenfield Volunteer Fire Department 21st Annual Firefighters Weekend & Muster

Are you ready for another Firefighters weekend? We hope so; it’s that time again to plan to attend our 21st Annual Firefighters weekend on July 31 and August 1st. We will be awaiting your arrival anytime after 3-pm Saturday at Oak Park.
Please plan to pack your tent because our weekend will start on Saturday afternoon when we will be awaiting your arrival anytime after 3-pm. There will be horse shoes & volleyball available. We will also have a bon fire where we can gather for an evening of social fun. If the weather is not permitting we will gather under the pavilion. Sunday afternoon we will have the grill fired up with hot dogs, hamburgers & ice cold soda at the concession stand.
Sunday’s events will begin with the Parade at 11-am. Line-up is at 10-am for parade participants at the corner of East and Forest Road (Rte. 31). Parade route is from East Road intersection to the Greenfield Fire Station where parade participants will continue to Oak Park. Once there judges will award trophies for the following categories: Farthest travelled, Newest in service, Oldest in service, and Judges Choice. Then at 12:30pm the muster team captains will meet, followed by the muster events beginning at 1pm. This year’s events will once again consist of the Dry Hose, Wet Hose, Bucket Brigade the refreshing Water Polo and a Mystery Event.
Spread the word to your family and friends and come for a day of fun & excitement. Hope to see you all there.
Sincerely, the Greenfield Fire Dept.
For any questions, please contact the following,
Muster Captain Jim Morris / Muster Coordinator 547 -3117
FF Chad Murray Parade / Coordinator 831-4977

FIRE MUTUAL AID COMMUNICATIONS CLASS

On July 28,2010, Personnel from Fire Mutual Aid Dispatch Center will be holding a class at the Marlboro Vt. Fire Dept on South Rd at 1900. All area personnel are invited to attend. Listen to how the Fire Mutual Aid system was born and the history, how things are done at the dispatch center and what is expected of responders in the field in reference to proper radio usage.

KEENE DEPUTY CHIEF MARK BOYNTON MOVING ON

Keene Deputy Chief Mark Boynton with almost 21 years of service to the Keene Fire Dept. is moving on to be the Fire Chief in Amherst,NH. Fire Mutual Aid wishes Mark all the best in his future. Photos by Keene FF Jim Pearsall.

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BRATTLEBORO RESTAURANT FIRE JULY 2,2010

At 03:11 hours,Brattleboro Dispatch requested a 2nd alarm response for a building fire at 28 Spring Tree Rd.,The Marina Restaurant. A RIT Engine was sent to the scene from Keene. Hinsdale,Putney covered the Brattleboro Central Station and Chesterfield covered Station 2. At 04:40 hours,Command requested 2 more engine companies to the fire. Putney and Hinsdale were sent to the fire from covering. Northfield and Greenfield Ma. sent engines to cover and Wilmington sent a heavy rescue to cover the Central Station. Photos by Jared Bristol (90C1)

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LINE OF DUTY DEATH-BURLINGTON,VT LT. STEVEN COSTELLO

It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Lieutenant Steven N. “Vinny” Costello of IAFF Local 3044 – Burlington, Vermont. Brother Costello, 46, passed away on Friday, July 30, 2010 after suffering cardiac arrest a week earlier while on duty.

The viewing will be held on Monday, August 2, 2010 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington, Vermont 05401, (802) 862-0991. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ira Allen Chapel, University of Vermont Campus, Burlington, Vermont 05405.

All uniformed personnel are asked to park and stage at the Sheraton Conference Center in Burlington – exit 14 off interstate 89. All uniformed personnel are asked to be at the Sheraton no later than 9:30 a.m. Buses will begin running at 8:30. There is no parking available at Ira Allen Chapel. Honor Guard members are asked to attend, no department apparatus. Reception will follow on the campus of UVM.

Expressions of sympathy or condolences can be sent to Local 3044 at P.O. Box 1597, Burlington, VT 05402-1597