|Mon. Jul 11th 2016|
Umass Lifeflight and Winchendon Fire operating on scene of a serious ATV accident.
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Trick or Treat in the Town of Winchendon will be on Halloween, Monday, October 31st, from 5:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m.
Stop by the station as we'll be handing out candy & treats to the children!
|2016 TOY DRIVE|
The Winchendon Fire Department will be doing a Christmas Toy Drive this year.
ALL toys to benefit the needy children of Winchendon.
***** More details will be announced soon. *****
|OCTOBER 17-19, 2016|
The Winchendon Fire Department is teaching FIRE SAFETY
to kindergarten, first & second grade students at Memorial School.
This year we are using a special fire prevention trailer thanks to the Southwestern Fire Mutual Aid Dispatch Center,
located in Keene NH.
|OCTOBER 14, 2016|
Thank you to the observant person who called this in to the department after driving by the residence and alerting the homeowner and Thank you to The Ashburnham Fire Department who covered our station during the fire.
Winchendon firefighters battled an early season working chimney fire this afternoon for almost 2 hours. Firefighters encountered difficult access due to trees around the house. There was minor extension in the attic of the house around the chimney.
With the wood/pellet stove season fast approaching you should ALWAYS have your chimney professionally cleaned before you start using your stoves.
*** CodeRED ***
CodeRED is community notification system that Winchendon utilizes for fast distribution of information. Emergencies, weather alerts, and other important town alerts can be sent town-wide to land-line telephones, cell phones, and email addresses.
Click on Links Gallery on the left side of this page and then click CodeRED Community Notification System to sign-up.
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
Thank you Derek Paul, owner/marketing manager for Servpro of Cheshire County for donating a couple dozen care packages to the Winchendon Fire Department.
These care packages (containing personal hygiene supplies) can be given to families who suffer from the loss due to fires or other types of emergencies.
|SEPTEMBER 4, 2016|
Vehicle in pond at the intersection of High and Water Streets.
AUGUST 16, 2016
Structure Fire on Front Street.
JULY 14, 2016
It wasn't the usual tale of a cat stuck in a tree. Instead, Winchendon firefighters found themselves using dish soap to rescue a cat whose head was stuck in a storm drain grate.
Winchendon firefighters responded to Maple Street to find a 1-year-old cat that had gotten her head wedged in a grate when she tried to make her way out of a storm drain.
"When we arrived, the cat was barely breathing and moving as she was hanging from the gate," firefighters wrote on the Winchendon Fire Department Facebook page.
Firefighters removed the gate and stood it upright so the cat could breathe. Crews then used dish soap, applying it around the cat's neck, and worked her head back out of the grate. Winchendon firefighters called it a "very unusual rescue," but, in the end, a "feel good animal story." (Story courtesy of masslive.com)
JUNE 12, 2016
The dedication of the Winchendon Firefighters Memorial.
|MAY/JUNE 2016 PRESS RELEASE|
In response to two recent fire events, the Winchendon Fire and Police Departments would like to notify the community of the following:
On May 1, 2016 there was a house fire at 230 Maple Street.
This fire was investigated using a K9 from the Massachusetts State Police Fire Investigation Unit as well as local investigators. As a result of this investigation there were no indications to suggest an intentionally set fire. Investigators could not rule out either electrical failure or careless disposal of smoking materials.
On June 4, 2016 there was a motor vehicle fire reported at 236 Maple Street.
This fire was investigated jointly by the Winchendon Fire and Police with the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police Fire Investigation Unit and a K9 from the Phillipston Police Department. This call showed obvious signs of arson leading to the posting of arson reward posters at the scene. Anyone with information related to this incident should contact the appropriate authorities.
|Fire Safety Tips for Older Adults|