In February the department responded to 10 calls for service including a fire on Lake Road that left a single family home heavily damaged.
Firefighters spent 105.5 hours training on such topics as power equipment, medical emergencies, target hazard familiarization, and fire prevention. Personnel spent 3.5 hours conducting fire prevention programs. 2 inspections were conducted and 57 open burning permits were issued. The ambulance responded to 35 Incidents.
Just a reminder to be extra cautious while burning brush as winds pick up and the ground cover dries out this spring. Information on Open Burning can be found on our prevention page.
This month the department said good bye to Captain Keith Karrmann who retired from the Brookfield Fire Department after serving this community for twenty five years. Keith served the department as a Firefighter, an EMT, a Lieutenant, and and a Captain. Keith was a longtime instructor for the Fire District Seven Recruit Training program and administers the Blackboard Connect emergency notification system for the Town of Brookfield. Mr. Karmann is a past member of the Massachusetts Hazardous Materials Incident Response Team- District 3. He also lead the Brookfield Fire Battalion as President of that organization for many years and served as our representative to the Massachusetts Call/Volunteer Firefighters Association. Mr. Karrmann will continue to serve our community as the Director of the Brookfield Emergency Management Agency. Thank you Keith!
Anniversaries, On the EMS side of things… Peter Martell has served on the ambulance for 31 years and Lt Matthew Graves for 25 years. Thank you gentlemen!