Category Archives: Fire

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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Wellesley residents: Don’t forget to unbury those fire hydrants

Wellesley firefighters are urging the public to adopt and shovel out fire hydrants so that emergency personnel can easily get to the hydrants if necessary. WFD is even holding a contest, giving away shirts, hats etc., to some of those who share photos of them shoveling out hydrants on the fire department Facebook page. Danielle Comella kindly […]

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Adopt a Wellesley fire hydrant

As the Department of Public Works (DPW) mobilizes for the first significant winter storm of 2015, the DPW and Wellesley Fire-Rescue Department are asking for your assistance in clearing fire hydrants of snow in your neighborhood. There are over 1,400 hydrants in Wellesley and each one is potentially vital in the event of an emergency. […]

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