The American Fire Service is a culture steeped in pride and tradition. Each firehouse or fire department has unique ways to remember its’s roots and carry old traditions into the current days and beyond. The Topsfield Fire Department is no exception. Each year, members that are planning on retiring before the next year’s fair comes […]
For Immediate Release: Fire Chief Jenifer Collins-Brown reports that last night, October 5, 2018, while the Topsfield Fair was in full swing, a detail officer notified the command post that he was receiving a report of a fire in the Haunted House at the bottom of the Midway. Lt Tom Ash was the Officer in Charge […]
An advisory from Fire Chief Jen Collins-Brown, due to the setup for tonight’s fireworks display, a section of the Rail Trail will be off limits to the public. Commonwealth of MA law prohibits any members of the public from coming within a specific designated area around a fireworks display. The section of the rail trail […]
For Immediate Release: Chief Jenifer Collins-Brown invites any and all owners, public or private, of fire apparatus to take part in the fire apparatus section of the Topsfield Fair Opening Day Parade. Please read the attached notice for specific instructions about the day of. We hope to see everyone this Saturday for Opening Day!
Chief Jen Collins-Brown reports that at approximately 4:45 PM Sunday evening on September 16th, the Essex County Regional Emergency Communications Center (RECC) began recieving calls reporting an MVC in the area of Ipswich Road at Willowdale Road. As Ambulance 1 with Lt Tom Ash and Firefighters Fontaine and Dalissandro arrived, they were updated that callers […]
Chief Jenifer Collins-Brown reports that the Topsfield Fire Department has participated in a government funded take-back program of pre-2003 firefighting foam in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Fire Service and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. The older foam was found to contain PFOA and PFOS that has contaminated groundwater and drinking water sources […]
For Immediate Release: Chief Jenifer Collins-Brown invites any qualified candidate to apply as a call firefighter for the Town of Topsfield. In Topsfield, call firefighters are used during the day and night to supplement or provide the initial response to emergencies, as well as fill in shifts when full time employees take time off, and […]
This week, Chief Collins-Brown is pleased to report two sixth-graders, Jack and Ben, from Proctor School completed their “Work-A-Day” assignments in a truly professional and admirable manner. Students assisted the on duty shift in daily responsibilities and tasks typically completed within a work day at the Topsfield Fire Department. These duties included washing the dirt […]
Reminder to all that the Topsfield Firefighters Relief Association, a 501 c3 non-profit organization is holding it’s annual pancake breakfast fund raiser tomorrow Saturday June 9th. Breakfast is served from 7:30-10:00 so come on down!
Shortly before 2:00 PM this afternoon, a resident from Glen Road called the business line at Topsfield Fire requesting assistance with ventilating his house from equipment running inside. Ambulance 1 arrived with firefighters John Boyle and Jonathan Hallinan meeting the occupant outside. The first occupant was complaining of dizziness after approximately 30 minutes of exposure […]