Saturday, January 11, 2020, 8:30am
Wellesley Middle School
50 Kingsbury Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Check-in time is 8am
More on the Wellesley Fire Department below, including a link to the information packet with details about the exam:
The Wellesley Fire Department operates out of two fire stations. Station 1, located at 104 Central Street, houses Engine 1, a 1250 gpm Seagrave pumper. Station 2, the Fire Department Headquarters, located at 457 Worcester Street, houses Engines 2 a 1250 gpm E-1 pumper and a 1500 gpm Seagrave Quint. This Station also houses a 95′ E-1 Tower Unit and a private ambulance service. One engine responds to medical emergencies with the ambulance. The department also maintains a Haz-Mat response vehicle and a spare 1250 gpm Pierce pumper. The engines are normally manned by three firefighters and the Tower/Ladder by two.
Fire prevention activities are conducted by a Deputy and Lieutenant on weekdays. Among the many duties performed by this office are inspections of all schools and business, issuing permits for blasting, permits for petroleum and other hazardous material storage, investigations of fires and developing student safety programs.
In addition to the usual fires, automobile accidents and medical calls, typical services offered by the department are water problems, lockouts, downed wires, emergency lighting during severe weather, and drowning accidents.
The Department takes great pride in acting as problem solvers for the diverse requests for assistance.
The Department responded to approximately 4221 alarms during the period July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. Personnel include 36 Firefighters, 12 Lieutenants, 4 Shift Deputies, 1 Fire Prevention officer, 1 Chief of Department, 1 Assistant Chief, 1 Department Administrative Assistant, and 1 Mechanic.