Category Archives: Fire Department

Public Safety personnel honored with Life Saving Medals

L-R: Sgt. Conor Ashe, Off. Wayne Sallale, Off. William Bento, FF/EMTP Matthew Reinemann, FF/EMTP William DeKing, Susan Harman, Chief William Carrico

At the Select Board meeting last night Police Chief Michelle Guerette respectfully requested and the Select Board bestowed the distinguished Life Saving Medal to the following named Fire and Police personnel for their superior performance at a Motor Vehicle Collision on May 18, 2021:

Fire Captain Michael Harman (presented posthumously to his widow Susan)

FF/EMTP Matthew Reinemann

FF/EMTP William DeKing

Sergeant Conor Ashe

Officer Wayne Sallale

Officer William Bento

Chief William Carrico

A motorcyclist in a collision with a vehicle on South Street is alive today only because of the emergency medical treatment provided by these stellar Medfield Fire Department and Medfield Police Department employees, whose training, professionalism, and character operated to allow them to save a life in the most dire of circumstances.

Chief Michelle Guerette

Henri

Email today from Town Administrator, Kristine Trierweiler, also sharing the Eversource storm update –

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Chief Carrico is closely monitoring the storm as Emergency Management Director. We have staffed additional public safety personnel including the DPW through Monday. 


8/22 8:30am Eversource Hurricane Henri Update

Good morning,

As of 8:30 a.m., the company does not have storm-related outages on its Massachusetts system. Eversource has crews staged throughout its service area Sunday morning in preparation for any damage caused by the high winds and heavy rain of Hurricane Henri.

The storm has changed track several times in its approach to New England and is now tracking further to the east, which could increase wind impacts in Eastern Massachusetts. Eversource is prepared to shift resources as necessary to respond to hardest-hit areas. Rainfall of 2 to 5 inches is predicted for Western Massachusetts, with up to 1½ inches forecasted for eastern areas. Peak wind gusts could reach 70 mph on the South Shore, Cape Cod and Islands; 55 mph in Boston and other areas of Eastern Massachusetts; and 45 mph in Western Massachusetts. Winds are expected to peak Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in eastern areas, and between 3 p.m. and midnight in western areas.

MFD announces death of its Captain Michael Harman

From the Medfield Fire Department’s Twitter yesterday –

Medfield Fire-Rescue@medfieldfd

With deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of Captain Michael Harman. Further details on services will be provided when available. Please respect the privacy of Capt. Harman’s family at this time and keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Firefighter Matt Reinemann

From: William Carrico <wcarrico@medfield.net>
Date: Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 11:12 AM
Subject: FF Matt Reinemann
To:

On Friday Dec 4th, Matt completed the 10 week Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Recruit  Class #BW06 which was held in Bridgewater.  He was also awarded the Richard N. Bangs Award for outstanding student.

Congradulations Matt!

William C. Carrico II

Fire Chief/EMD

Medfield Fire

112 North Street

Medfield, MA 02052

Car versus Frairy Street house

Photos this morning from the Medfield Fire Department –

MFD status update

Email from Chief Carrico –

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On Monday May 18th the department returned to normal staffing levels per the contract.  The number of routine calls has dropped over the last two months, as many do not want to go to the hospital in fear of potential exposures.  Since March 22, we have had 12 exposure forms completed due to flu like symptoms calls.  Two members were tested and both were negative and we have had no lost time due to the virus.  Surprisingly, we have had an increase in oven fires which is due to the increase in homeowners being at home due to the virus.

 

On March 1st, we began a special study at the request of the Fire Marshal.  The special study looks at the impact of COVID-19 and all emergency responses.  The data is based on entries into the department’s National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) software. The breakdown is as follows:

 

Study                                #Studies    Percentage

COVID-19 Suspected          15             4.64%

COVID-19 Confirmed            2              0.62%

COVID-19 Not a factor       239           73.74%

Unknown                                67             20.74%

 

On Thursday May 21, our inspectional program resumed on a limited basis.  Inspections will not be conducted in any residence with occupants experiencing flu like symptoms.

 

We have been providing birthday drive-bys with Engine 2 over the last several weeks.  Several members of the department have volunteered and we have not used on-duty staff.

 

The Fire Cadet Program started the end of January and was cut short due to the pandemic.  High School seniors Liam Frazier and Jocelyn O’Toole participated in the program which lasted 6 weeks.  Unfortunately, it was cut short before it could be completed.

 

William C. Carrico II

Fire Chief/EMD

Medfield Fire

112 North Street

Medfield, MA 02052

(O) 508-359-2323 Ext 3186

(C) 508-498-3570

(F) 508-359-2212

 

An appreciation of our town employees

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An appreciation for a job well done

I have been thinking this morning about the Town of Medfield employees who provide we residents with the services that allow our lives to continue with as much semblance of normalcy as possible at all times, but most especially in these truly unsettling circumstances we are currently experiencing. Our water goes on, public safety continues to serve us, the Transfer Station even added Sunday openings, and all the town government systems continue to function, if behind a digital curtain, all so that we residents can continue our lives.

The town employees are providing essential services, so while they likely share the same unease that envelopes us all, they continue to work their jobs.  I wanted to publicly share with the Town of Medfield employees my sincere appreciation for their efforts  and to thank them.

I am extremely appreciative of what all the town employees are doing now, working under difficult circumstances – I want to let them all know just how much this one resident, one who tries hard to observe closely the functioning of the town government so as to understand it as well as possible, truly appreciates what our team of town employees are accomplishing for we residents.

ISO rating upped

MFD-patch

Town ISO rating upped

This email this past week from Fire Chief/EMD, William C. Carrico II

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I am pleased to announce that the Town of Medfield ISO rating for structural fire suppression has changed from Public Protection Class 4 to Public Protection Class 3.  The ISO Public Protection Classification program plays an important role in the underwriting of insurance companies when dealing with personnel or commercial property insurance.  The lower the rating the better the delivery of services.  The new rating was made possible by the hard work of the Medfield Fire Department firefighters and fire officers.

William C. Carrico II

Fire Chief/EMD

Medfield Fire

5 MFD firefighters receive awards

MFD-patch

The Fire Service Commission of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts awarded the following “Massachusetts Firefighter Service Award” to five Medfield Fire Department firefighters for a combined 135 years of service to the Medfield Fire Department –

 

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Fire in firetruck

I was told at New ‘N Towne’s Ttouch a Truck event this morning that the firetruck that had the fire was a vintage 1980’s engine.

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Chief Carrico states in an email received yesterday:

Specialty Vehicles is loaning us a 1989 Pierce Lancer with a 1500 gal pump and 1000 gal tank for $1.  The only requirement is we have to carry a min. of $10,000 of insurance coverage and register it as a Medfield Vehicle.

MFD-patch

MEDFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT

112 NORTH STREET • MEDFIELD, MA 02052

Phone: 508-359-2323  •  Fax: 508-359-2212

William C. Carrico II, Fire Chief

 

PRESS RELEASE

May 02, 2019

From: Fire Chief William Carrico

This morning at approximately 0945 hours, while performing truck checks at the fire station, an electrical fire started in the cab of Engine 3.  There is moderate damage to the cabs electrical system and the only way we could kill the power to the cab was to disconnect the batteries.  We are working with Specialty Vehicles of Plainville to find a temporary replacement for the engine.