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February 11, 2016
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Lt. John Dezess & FF Albert Czupkiewicz Retire


Lieutenant John Dezess                Firefighter Albert Czupkiewicz

The Holyoke Firefighters Local 1693 would like to congratulate Lieutenant John Dezesson and Firefighter Albert Czupkiewicz on their recent retirements. Lieutenant Dezess started his career as a Holyoke Firefighter on May 27, 1997 and retired on January 9, 2016. Firefighter Czupkiewicz started his career as a Holyoke Firefighter on October 15, 1991 and retired on January 19, 2016.

On behalf of the brothers & sisters of IAFF Local 1693 Holyoke Firefighters we would like to thank Lt. Dezess for his 19 years of service and FF. Czupkliweicz for his 25 years of service to the City of Holyoke Fire Department, and its citizens.  Your experience and dedication you both have brought to the job will be missed and we wish you many enjoyable years of retirement.

Passing of Retired Firefighter Albert H. Murray Jr.
FF. Albert H. Murray Jr. Holyoke firefighters IAFF Local 1693 regrets to inform of the passing of Albert Murray Jr. Al was a proud member of Holyoke Fire Department, serving until his retirement in 1992, and was active in Holyoke Fireman’s Aid Association, serving for a time as its Vice President. Local 1693 offers its condolences to FF Murray's family. Read More...
Structure Fire 190 Chestnut Street
On Sunday December 27th at 2:10pm Holyoke Firefighters were toned out for a report of a structure fire at 190 Chestnut Street. The structure was an abandoned, vacant 3 story wood frame residential structure built in the 1900's. Upon arrival crews reported smoke pushing from the eaves. Read More...
Message from President Butler
Holyoke Firefighters Association Local 1693-I.A.F.F., AFL-CIO P.O. Box 1159, Holyoke, MA 01040 For immediate release: December 3rd, 2015 Fire Chief John Pond has informed Holyoke Firefighters I.A.F.F. Local 1693, that starting December 4th, 2015 the city will begin “brown-outs” of fire apparatus due to a shortfall in the overtime budget. Read More...
Download: Brownouts press release December 2015.pdf
Holyoke Firefighters Battle Truck Fire on Rt 91 South
Holyoke Firefighters were dispatched to a garbage truck fire in the southbound lanes of Interstate 91 near Wycoff Country Club early in the morning on Tuesday November 24th. The fire was reported shortly after 8 a.m, Engine 6, Engine 3 and truck 1 responded. Water was a concern but crews were able to secure a hydrant in a neighbor hood next to the highway. Read More...
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