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    The Massachusetts Firefighting Academy brought their mobile Flashover Simulator trailer to Holliston in November 2005, for the practical portion of their Flashover Simulator Training course. Firefighters were given the opportunity to observe fire behavior and the signs that lead to flashover phenomenon, in a controlled setting. 

  The Holliston Fire Department responded to 15 calls in a 3 hour period in the early evening of Friday, August 5; as thunderstorms damaged communities in Blackstone Valley and Southern Middlesex.  One of the incidents was an attic fire at a Robin Hill Road home, caused by lightning.  The National Weather Service was investigating reports of weather patterns with microburst and tornadic characteristics.

The Holliston Fire Department responded shortly before 4 AM on Saturday, July 16 to a single vehicle motor vehicle crash on North Mill Street.  A utility pole was snapped, and wires were down on the ground.  The driver of the vehicle was taken by ground to UMass/Memorial Medical Center - University Campus in Worcester, with paramedics from Events EMS on board assisting with patient care.

Kristine Perejda (EMT-P) provides medical care to an athlete participating in the Holliston Lion's Club Triathalon on Sunday, July 10, 2005. (image 2005 Mark Fisette)

On Wednesday, July 6, the Holliston Fire Department and paramedics from Events EMS responded to a single car motor vehicle crash on Fiske Street.  Due to the injuries of the entrapped driver, a helicopter was requested to transport the Holliston resident to a Level I trauma center.  Due to inclement weather, the patient was transported by ground to UMass/Memorial Medical Center - University Campus in Worcester. 

On Friday, June 3, the ambulance responded to a Winthrop Street home for a painter who had fallen off scaffolding.  Due to the height from which the painter had fallen, the ambulance crew requested the patient be transported to a Level I Trauma Center by helicopter.  After being treated by the EMTs from Holliston, and the paramedics from Events EMS, the patient was transferred to New England LifeFlight at a landing zone at Christ the King Lutheran Church on Central Street, for transport to UMass/Memorial Medical Center in Worcester .

On Wednesday, May 25, the Holliston Fire Department responded to a report of a house on Adams Street struck by a tree, with the residents unable to get out.  Upon arrival, the Fire Chief found the residents able to exit the home; but that the dwelling had significant damage.  The family relocated for the night, and was going to contact their insurance company in the morning.

On Wednesday, March 16, the Holliston Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire on Washington Street.  A dryer fire on the second floor had spread to an upholstered chair.  The fire was contained to just the room where the fire started; however, heat and smoke damage was evident throughout the second floor. 

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