Category Archives: Fire

Wellesley Fire Chief spreads word about fireworks safety

Wellesley Fire Chief Rick DeLorie, the new president of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of Massachusetts, is urging residents to leave fireworks to the professionals this July 4 holiday season. “It’s [a warning] not only for our residents while in Wellesley but a reminder of the dangers of fireworks that exist for our families that may […]

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Wellesley Fire Chief DeLorie is now a president, too

Wellesley Fire Department Chief Rick DeLorie was sworn in this week by Governor Charlie Baker as the new president of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of Massachusetts (FCAM). The ceremony took place at Wellesley Country Club. DeLorie, who will serve in the role for a year, will take on responsibilities that include being the public face of […]

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Learn about fire safety at Wellesley library

Learn all about fire safety training while in the presence of a live fire on Wednesday, May 6, 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the main library. Presenter Lt. Paul Delaney, a 21-year veteran of the Wellesley fire department and its Public Education Officer, will have things under control as he discusses home fire safety, how to […]

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Wellesley’s week in pictures


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Sweet ride: Wellesley has a new fire engine

The Wellesley Fire Department received its new engine on Friday and expects to have the rig in action within a couple of weeks once training and equipment mounting are set. Fire Chief Rick DeLorie says the 2015 model made by E-ONE features the latest systems that enhance firefighter safety,  with an anti-roll device, air bags, […]

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Wellesley dog rescue: The aftermath

Everyone is pleased that Cooper the Golden Doodle was rescued over the weekend from the icy Charles River near Elm Bank Reservation, and the Wellesley police and firefighters have been roundly congratulated. PETA even doled out a Compassionate Fire Department Award to the Wellesley Fire Department. But the incident did prompt some to urge dog owners to […]

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PETA recognizes Wellesley firefighters for dog rescue

Mmmm. Vegan chocolates. Yes, that’s one small token of appreciation coming the way of the Wellesley Fire Department for its rescue over the weekend of a dog on the Charles River near Elm Bank Reservation. PETA has once again recognized Wellesley’s firefighters with a Compassionate Fire Department Award, as it did following the department’s rescue of Crosby the […]

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Deja vu: Wellesley Fire, Police departments rescue another dog from the icy Charles River

The Wellesley Fire and Police Departments rescued a cold and wet golden doodle called Cooper from the icy Charles River on Sunday. The owner was walking the dog at Elm Bank Reservation on Saturday when Cooper bolted and disappeared, only to be spotted Sunday by someone who had seen a flyer posted by the owner. Firefighters hopped […]

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