Category Archives: Fire Department

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

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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

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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 –

 

20190826-MFD-service awards_Page_120190826-MFD-service awards_Page_220190826-MFD-service awards_Page_320190826-MFD-service awards_Page_4COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS Fire Service Commission PRESENTS THE Massachusetts Firefighter Service Award TO IN GRATEFUL APPRECIATION AND RECOGNJTION OF YOUR 30 YEARS OF DEDICATED FIRE SERVICE AS A CALL FIREFIGHTER ON BEHALF OF THE CITIZENS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THIS 2 DAY OF JANUARY 2019 ~~~ Head of Fire Department State Fire Marshal COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS Fire Service Commission PRESENTS THE Massachusetts Firefighter Service A ward TO IN GRATEFUL APPRECIATION AND RECOGNITION OF YOUR 20 YEARS OF DEDICATED FIRE SERVICE AS A CALL FIREFIGHTER ON BEHALF OF THE CITIZENS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS TI-HS 1 DAY OF JULY 2017 ~~ Head of Fire Depattment State Fire Marshal COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS Fire Service Commission PRESENTS THE Massachusetts Firefighter Service A ward TO IN GRATEFUL APPRECIATION AND RECOGNITION OF YOUR 30 YEARS OF DEDICATED FIRE SERVICE AS A CALL FIREFIGHTER ON BEHALF OF THE CITIZENS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THIS 1 DAY OF JULY 2019 (6:._~ Head ofFire Department State Fire Marshal COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS Fire Service Commission PRESENTS THE Massachusetts Firefighter Service Award TO IN GRATEFUL APPRECIATION AND RECOGNITION OF YOUR 25 YEARS OF DEDICATED FIRE SERVICE AS A CALL FIREFIGHTER ON BEHALF OF THE CITIZENS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THIS 1 DAY OF JANUARY 2017 a-~ Head of Fire Department State Fire Marshal COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS Fire Service Commission PRESENTS THE Massachusetts Firefighter Service Award . TO P.bejudjj ~fue/P.bavid ({!J} cffode d#~~ IN GRATEFUL APPRECIATION AND RECOGNITION OF YOUR 30 YEARS OF DEDICATED FIRE SERVICE AS A CALL FIREFIGHTER ON BEHALF OF THE CITIZENS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THIS 1 DAY OF OCTOBER 2015 ~-- /.6:--~~ Head of Fire Department State Fire Marshal

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.

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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.

MFD rescues dog in Charles

30+ years ago, my Newton dog walker friend went in to the pond by the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln after her golden retriever that had fallen through the ice, and my friend drown.

25+ years ago my golden retriever, Charlotte, went into the Charles on our weekend run one March morning, off the really beautiful trail that goes along the river behind the police firing range, just at the point where the river turns, such that the full current hits the bank where Charlotte went in.  Because all the flow hitting at that point, the current was so strong that Charlotte had trouble  getting back to the opening, despite paddling as fast as she could.  For a few moments as I watched her struggle, I contemplated going in to help her out.  Why not, after all, I had gone in the water to “teach her” to swim as a puppy – but that had been summer.  Fortunately, Charlotte put on one sustained strong effort and got back to the opening and climbed out, and only one of us went home icy wet, while the other was left with strong memories of what almost happened.

Charlotte always went in the water on our winter runs, unless things were frozen solid.

The whole article is here – https://medfield.wickedlocal.com/news/20190206/medfield-firefighters-rescue-dog-that-had-fallen-through-ice

Medfield firefighters rescue dog that had fallen through ice

MEDFIELD – Local emergency personnel rescued a dog that fell through the ice midday Tuesday.

MFD gets S.A.F.E. grant

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Email today from Chief Carrico (via Kristine Trierweiler) –

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I was just notified that Medfield Fire has received the Student Awareness of Fire Education (SAFE) grant in the amount of $6,754.  This is the first time in several years that the department has taken advantage of this award program.  Fire Prevention Officer Lt. Mike Harman was instrumental in putting the grant application together, making sure it was sent out on time, and included key public fire and life safety initiatives planned for Medfield

William C. Carrico II, Fire Chief

Medfield Fire

112 North Street

Medfield, MA 02052

(O) 508-359-2323 Ext 3186

 

CHARLES D. BAKER GOVERNOR December 26, 2018 OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR COMMONWEAL TH OF MASSACHUSETTS STATE HOUSE • BOSTON, MA 02133 (617) 725-4000 Chief William C. Carrico II Medfield Fire Department 112 North Street Medfield, MA 02052 Dear Chief Carrico II: KARYN E. POLITO LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that the Medfield Fire Department has been awarded $6,754.00 for your Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) grant. We look forward to working with you and your community on this public fire and life safety initiative. Additional correspondence, including all the necessary documents needed to execute this award will be provided by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Department of Fire Services within the next two weeks. Feel free to contact Cynthia Ouellette at cynthia.ouellette@mass.gov if you have any questions. Sincerely, Governor Charles D. Baker Lt. Governor Karyn E. Polito

Stuff the truck!

This today from Susan Gorog –

vote & donate

Medfield Food Cupboard

Don’t forget to Vote and Donate on Monday, June 11!  Food donations will be collected in a DPW truck at the voting polls…help us stuff the truck!

Needed items are peanut butter, jelly, pasta sauce, large bottle of juice and juice boxes.

You can also stuff the truck on Tuesday – Saturday, June 12-16 at the Fire/Police station. THANK YOU!