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The driver of this vehicle inadvertently missed the turn into the parking lot of the Fatima Shrine on Wednesday, September 25, and became stuck on the rock wall.  There was minimal damage to the undercarriage of the vehicle, and only a few of the rocks from the wall were displaced. 

The Holliston Fire Department responded to a Gregory Road home on Saturday, September 14 for a report of a basement fire.  A quick knock down of the natural gas fueled fire was made.  Although a plumber was doing work in the basement, he had failed to shut off the supply of gas to the pipe.  Fortunately, the damage was limited. 

On September 11, 2002, the Holliston Fire Department held a Remembrance Ceremony at the Fire Station, to honor the victims of the tragic events of 9/11/01.  The Roll of 343 FDNY brothers and sisters lost in the line of duty, along with the Roll of 6 EMS professionals was read to the those assembled.  Church bells tolled at 10:06 a.m. and 10:29 a.m., to mark the times that the South Tower and North Tower collapsed.  Following the ceremony, a community reception was held in the Fire Station.

The Holliston Fire Department bid a sad farewell to Retired Deputy Chief Arthur F. Lapworth, during a September 9, 2002 Funeral Mass and procession to St. Mary's Cemetery.  Photos Mark Fisette

The Parks and Recreation Department received a visit from Engine 1 and Fire Ambulance 1 at their program at Goodwill Park on August 1. 

Holliston Firefighters responded with Engine 1 in a Task Force with other southern District Fourteen companies to Southbridge on August 1, as part of the Statewide Mobilization Plan for a landfill fire which had been smoldering for days. 

The Holliston Community Children's Center received a visit from the Fire Department on June 28, and the students got to explore Engine 1, Forest Fire 1 and Ambulance 2.  Firefighter/EMT Brown donned the personal protective equipment, so that the children would know there was nothing to fear if they encountered a fully encapsulated firefighter.

Miraculously, the driver and passenger of this vehicle were able to get out this vehicle with only minor injuries, following an early morning crash on Sunday, June 16, 2002.

The Holliston Fire Department responded mutual aid to the Town of Milford on Monday, June 10, at 21:01 hours, to assist with spill containment at a head-on motor vehicle crash on East Main Street.  Over 50 gallons of diesel fuel had spilled onto the roadway.  Some of the fuel got into a storm drain, but mitigation efforts were able to contain in down the street in a stream near Appleton Street.

  Police and Firefighters marching in the 2002 Memorial Day Parade.  Also shown - the flag display in honor of the victims of the September 11 tragedy on the Town Green.

The local American Legion invited the Holliston Fire Department to join them in a tribute to the victims of the September 11 tragedy on the Town Green during Memorial Day weekend.  An American flag was placed for each of the victims, with a firefighter memorial flag being substituted for the 343 Fire Service victims.  Also shown is the Law Enforcement Memorial flag displayed due to the generosity of the Holliston Police Department.  A candlelight ceremony was held on Sunday, May 26 - with flowers being placed by the different groups at a temporary memorial to the victims.

Firefighters and Explorers gathered together on Saturday, May 11, 2002 to raise funds for the Holliston Firefighter's Mutual Relief Association Scholarship Fund.  Over $700 was raised, and everyone that was there seemed to have had a great time!

  On Sunday, May 5, 2002, the Holliston Fire Department was pleased to once again lead the annual parade which kicks off the Opening Ceremonies at  Holliston High School for the Track & Field Events for the Massachusetts Central Section Special Olympics.  Volunteers Kristine Perejda (EMT), James Martin (FF/EMT), Justin Brown (FF/EMT), Brett Morrison (FF), and John Murphy (Lt) are shown during the opening ceremonies; after receiving a plaque from the event organizers.

Electrical Fire on Cheryl Lane (March 2002)  Neighbors noticed smoke coming from the house, and called 9-1-1, to report a house fire.  Companies made a quick stop of a fire in the kitchen.  Post-fire investigation indicated that the building was ventilated and the fire extinguished just in time - items on the first floor were very close to their ignition temperature and could have flashed. 


Young Hero Julohn Teixeira accepts a certificate of recognition from Chief Cassidy.  Click here to see more photos from the ceremony.  Photos Placentino Elementary School


Fatal Fire on Stagecoach Road (January 2002) Photos Holliston Police Department - Detective Bureau

JAWs call on Underwood Street (January 2002)

2001 Pictures

Tragedy on American Soil

tribute to those who were killed or injured in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001

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