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March 27, 2015
What's New at IAFF 1693
Jourdan Lemieux Campaign Kick-Off
Holyoke Firefighters Hockey Club Upcoming Charity Games


Upcoming Charity Games

March 7th Hockey Tournament for "Kaitlins Ride 2015" @ Williston Arena, Easthampton

March 28th vs Westspringfield Fire Dept.

@ Olympia Ice Center, Westspringfield

April 24th-25th Wounded Warrior Tournament

@ Umass Amherst

TBA Games

Chicopee Fire

Poly Plating 

2nd Annual "End of Parade Party"

3 Local 1693 Members Grauate from MFA Career Recruit Firefighter Class #223

Three probationary Holyoke Firefighters were members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #223 which graduated on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA.

Holyoke Firefighters I.A.F.F. Local 1693 would like to congratulate MFA Career Recruit Firefighter Class #223 and wish them a safe on long career in the fire service.

Sunday Morning Fire on North Bridge Street

Group "A" responded to a fire on North Bridge Street at around 10:30 Sunday morning February 1, 2015.

A tractor trailer that was parked inside of the building caused the fire.

When crews arrived on scene, they were able to make it inside the smokey building. Captain Anthony Cerruti said it took a while to locate the fire due to the size of the building and the amount of smoke.

“It was a little nerve racking for our Deputy Chief because it was such a big building. We can only go so far with our hoses. At some point, we rely on the hoses to get us out of buildings in smoky conditions if we’re indeed trapped,” said Cerruti.

For the safety of Firefighters, the building had to be evacuated multiple times to get a headcount of every firefighter.

The fire went to 3 alarms and mutual aid was called in from Chicopee, West Springfield and South Hadley to help control the fire.

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