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Wellesley firefighter exam registration deadline Monday, April 7

The Wellesley Fire/Rescue Department reminds those interested that the  deadline to register for the Firefighter Entrance Examination is  Monday, April 7, at  9:00 a.m. The exam will be held on Saturday, April 12 at the Wellesley Middle School, 50 Kingsbury St. at 9:00 a.m. Please visit and click on the “REGISTER” tab for additional information about […]

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Wellesley firefighters honor Boston peers

Flags are at half-staff at Wellesley Fire Department stations 1 and 2 in honor of fallen Boston firefighters Michael Kennedy and Edward Walsh, who lost their lives fighting a 9-alarm blaze on Beacon Street Wednesday. Your browser does not support the video tag

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Remembering Wellesley College fire 100 years later

One hundred years ago, on March 17, 1914, at 4:30 a.m., 198 Wellesley College students and 16 faculty members awakened to a fire that would burn College Hall to the ground.  Within ten minutes, without the word “fire” being uttered, because that was against the rules, all residents were evacuated, accounted for and unharmed.  Full […]

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Wellesley home sustains fire damage over weekend

A 2-alarm Friday night fire at a home on Westgate Road in Wellesley drew the local fire and police departments. The blaze was brought under control and fortunately, no one was injured. The fire is under investigation. WFD Fire Lt Lyons&WFD Chief Delorie checking fire damage at a 2nd alarm on Friday is the #WPD […]

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Wellesley first responders among those paying big birthday visit to sick Rhode Island boy

The Wellesley Fire Department will be motoring to Rhode Island in its new Hummer — making its debut today — along with hundreds of other first responders to wish 7-year-old Tyler Seddon a happy birthday and to wish him good luck in his fight against a second case of leukemia. Wellesley Police sent cruisers down […]

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Wellesley Fire Department, DPW invite you to adopt a hydrant

The Wellesley Fire Department and Department of Public Works are inviting residents to assist them this winter/spring by adopting hydrants and committing to clear the snow around them. There are more than 1,400 hydrants in town that the Fire Department might need access to in case of emergency. Visit this online map to adopt a […]

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Wellesley firefighters training at Longfellow Pond

We received email Tuesday from a reader who went by Longfellow Pond and saw four fire trucks and one person in a hole in the ice. “I hope it is just a practice drill,” the reader wrote. Indeed, it’s a regularly scheduled training outing for the department, and will involve all four shifts. The firefighters […]

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