Category Archives: Fire

Firefighter entrance examine to be held in Wellesley

The Wellesley Fire/Rescue Department Is announcing that a Firefighter Entrance Examination will be held on Saturday April 23rd, 2016 at the Wellesley Middle School 50 Kingsbury Street Click on this link Click on the register tab for examination and application information

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Potentially snowed-in fire hydrants need adoption by loving families

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is mobilizing for the first winter storms in 2016. 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. Adopting a […]

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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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