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On Monday, December 11, the department bid farewell to Retired Deputy
Chief Joseph Gallerani, who served the community from 1972 to 2023;
attending his funeral mass, before conveying his casket to Sacred Heart
Cemetery on Engine 1.
here to hear the recall announcement
broadcast on our radio frequency during the interment ceremony.
On Thursday, November 23, on duty EMS personnel were standing by at the High
School for the beginning of the Holliston Turkey Trot 5K benefiting
Holliston Youth Lacrosse.
On Monday, November 20, the department conducted water supply and water/ice
rescue preparedness drills during a regularly scheduled training night.
On Saturday, November 18, members of Engine 2 helped remove water from a
flooded basement on Regency Drive.
On Friday, November 17, additional members of our department participated in
hands-on Nero's Law training at the Franklin Fire Department.
On Tuesday, November 14, Chief Michael Cassidy led a panel discussion
entitled "Public Safety and Education Collaboration" at the Massachusetts
Partnerships for Youth School Safety Summit in Lexington.
On Friday, November 10, the MetroWest Parents of Multiples stopped by
the fire station for a tour.
On Thursday, November 2, FF Paul Jameson, FF/EMT Brendan Malone, FF/EMT
Steven Garrett, and FF Anthony Rossini graduated from the Call/Volunteer
Recruit Training Program at the Stow Campus of the Massachusetts
On Tuesday, November 14, the department responded to a basement fire on
On Tuesday, October 31, members of the department handed out goodie bags to
On Wednesday, October 25, the department responded to an oven fire on South
On Sunday, October 15, the department responded to a dumpster fire, with
energized power lines down, on Underwood Street.
On Monday, October 9, the department responded to a compactor fire on Cross
On Sunday, October 8, members of the department trained with
the Sherborn Fire Department on large animal rescue.
On Tuesday, October 3, members of the department trained in Milford on the
practical elements of
On Monday, October 2, members of Engine 2 and Engine 4 spent several hours
at the Medway Fire Department fire training structure. Personnel practiced
bailout maneuvers for self rescue, and participated in exercises in
accordance with NFPA 1403, Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions.
On Sunday, September 24, members of the department presented the colors
prior to the Red Sox game at Fenway Park.
On Sunday, September 10, members of the Holliston Fire Department received
the Medal of Merit from Holliston American Legion Post 47, during the annual
9/11 Awards Ceremony at Town Hall.
On Tuesday, August 29, the department responded to a chemical leak on
Hopping Brook Road. Two workers were transported to Milford Regional Medical
Center by Holliston A-1 and Holliston A-2. A Tier II HazMat response was
requested from the Department of Fire Services. Medical monitoring of the
entry team was conducted by paramedics from Medway A-3.
On Monday, August 28, Brian Kelley was sworn in as the first full-time
Assistant Fire Chief / EMS Director for the department.
On Thursday, August 24, Chief Michael Cassidy presented at the 2023 Public
Fire and Life Safety Educator Conference at the Connecticut Fire Academy.
On Tuesday, August 22, the ambulance and paramedics from Ashland Fire
responded to a medical emergency on Lowland Street. An individual was
transported to a landing zone at Stoddard Park which had been secured by
Engine 2, from with the patient was then transported by Boston MedFlight to
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston.
On Wednesday, August 16 and Thursday, August 17, Chief Michael Cassidy
presented as part of the Executive Chief Officer Leadership (ECO) track at
the International Association of Fire Chief's Fire-Rescue International
conference in Kansas City, MO.
On Wednesday, August 2, Chief Cassidy was a guest reader at the Holliston
Public Library for their weekly story time.
On Wednesday, July 26, the department responded to a dryer fire on Central
On Monday, July 24, the department responded to a report of a house
explosion on Westfield Drive. Two individuals were transported to a landing
zone at the hospital, from which they were taken to burn centers at Brigham
& Women's Hospital and Mass General Hospital by UMass Memorial LifeFlight.
On Friday, July 14, Chief Michael Cassidy and FF Nick Cutone presented at
the first session of the Holliston Police Department's 2023 Jr. Police
On Sunday, July 9, the department responded to an elevator emergency on
On Monday, July 3, the department trained on "fast water" evolutions at the
High School Parking lot.
On Saturday, July 1, the department responded to a report of a car into a
house on Norfolk Street.
On Thursday, June 29, FF Alan Greendale, Jr. and FF Nicholas Micelotti
graduated from the Call/Volunteer Recruit Training program at the
Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in Stow. Shown here with Deputy Alan
Greendale, Sr. and Deputy Michael Gulla.
On Sunday, June 25, the ambulance and paramedics from Medway Fire responded
to a motor vehicle crash on Washington Street. One driver was transported to
a landing zone which had been secured by Engine 1 at the High School, for
transport by Boston MedFlight to UMass Memorial Medical Center, University
Campus in Worcester.
On Tuesday, June 20, Chief Michael Cassidy presented at the 2023 NFPA
Conference & Expo® at the Mandalay Bay
On Sunday, June 11, current and retired members of the department visited
local cemeteries, decorating the graves of over seventy-five former members
with geraniums, in observance of Firefighters Memorial Sunday.
On Monday, June 5, members of the department continued safety and survival
training in the bays of the Central Fire Station.
On Saturday, June 3, members of the Holliston Fire Department Color Guard
presented the colors at Fenway Park before the Red Sox game.
On Monday, May 29, members of the department participated in the annual
Memorial Day parade.
On Thursday, May 25, Forest Fire 3 and Engine 4 stood by for the flag
retirement and disposal ceremony at the Lake Grove Cemetery.
On Thursday, May 25, Chief Michael Cassidy presented at the inaugural
Midwest Community Risk Reduction Conference at Valparaiso University.
On Wednesday, May 24, Deputy Alan Greendale and Engine 2 responded mutual
aid to Millis for a 3 alarm fire on Stonybrook Drive.
On Monday, May 22, members of the Ambulance Corps gathered for the monthly
Continuing Education meeting, during EMS Week.
On Monday, May 22, the ambulance responded to motor vehicle crash on Norfolk
Street. The individual refused transport; a signed waiver was obtained.
On Tuesday, May 16, Chief Michael Cassidy, Deputy Alan Greendale, Rescue 1,
Engine 2, the ambulance and paramedics from Ashland Fire responded to a
rollover crash on Central Street. One patient was transported to UMass
Memorial Medical Center, University Campus in Worcester.
On Monday May 15, representatives of the fire department joined our
colleagues from the Holliston Police Department in observing National Peace
Officers Memorial Day at a ceremony at St. Mary's Cemetery.
On Friday, May 12, Chief Michael Cassidy and Rescue 1 investigated a CO
alarm activation on Juniper Road.
On Monday, May 8, Deputy Michael Gulla was sworn in as an on-call Deputy
On Saturday, May 6, members of the department participated in the
American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb at One Boston Place;
raising more than $5,000 for education, research and advocacy for healthy
lungs and healthy air.
On Saturday, May 6, members of the department participated in the Public
Safety Day and Touch-a-Truck at the Holliston High School.
On Friday, May 5, Chief Michael Cassidy spoke at the 48th Annual Fire and
Life Safety Educators' Conference held at the New York State Academy of
On Thursday, May 4, Chief Cassidy spoke to preschoolers at Blessed
On Monday, May 1, members of the department participated in Rapid
Intervention Team (RIT) training during a monthly training meeting.
On Thursday, April 27, members of the department, along with members of the
state HazMat team, investigated an odor at a home on Briarcliff Lane.
On Tuesday, April 25, Alan Greendale was sworn in as an on-call Deputy Fire
On Monday, April 24, Chief Cassidy spoke to an Intro to Forensics
class at the Holliston High School.
On Monday, April 17, crews supported mutual aid partners in Hopkinton and
Ashland during the running of the 127th Boston Athletic Association
On Saturday, April 8, Chief Cassidy and Engine 2 provided station coverage
in Medway while crews were assisting with a brush fire in Milford.
On Tuesday, March 28, Chief Cassidy spoke to a Pre-K class at the Holliston
Community Children's Center, explaining to them the elements of his personal
protective equipment (PPE) during a theme of lessons on clothing.
On Thursday, March 23, Chief Cassidy read to a Pre-K class during Read
Across America Day at the Placentino Elementary School.
On Wednesday, March 22, Chief Cassidy read to a 5th Grade class during
Community Reader Week at the Miller Elementary School.
On Tuesday, March 21, Chief Cassidy spoke to a CPR & Injury Prevention Class
at the Holliston High School.
On Monday, March 20, members of the department responded to a brush fire on
On Monday, March 20, members of the department participated in Rapid
Intervention Team (RIT) training during a month training meeting.
On Sunday, March 12, Chief Cassidy responded mutual aid to Sherborn for a
chimney fire on Bogastow Brook Road. While personnel from Sherborn and
Millis were operating on the fireground, Chief Cassidy managed the TACTRON
Command Center as the Accountability Officer - tracking both resources
On Thursday, March 2, Chief Cassidy read to preschoolers at the Holliston
Community Children's Center during National Read Across America Day.
On Tuesday, February 14, Chief Cassidy, Deputy Dellicker and A-1 responded
to a motor vehicle crash on Highland Street, resulting in a snapped utility
pole, wires down across the roadway, and personal injury. One patient was
transported to MetroWest Medical Center. Eversource Electric and Verizon
were notified and responded.
On Tuesday, February 7, A-1 responded as part of Ambulance Task Force 14-C
to Brockton, as part of the MA Fire and Ambulance Mobilization Plan.
Ambulances from throughout the Commonwealth were requested to assist with
the evacuation and relocation of 160+ patients, following a fire at the
Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital.
On Tuesday, February 7, Chief Michael Cassidy, Deputy Mark Dellicker, Rescue
1 and Engine 1 responded to an odor of gas at a Central Street business.
Eversource Gas was notified and responded.
On Tuesday, January 31, the ambulance responded to a motor vehicle crash on
Central Street. One patient was transported to UMass Memorial Medical
Center, University Campus in Worcester.
On Monday, January 23, Deputy Jim Moore and Engines 1 and 3 responded to a
fire in a trash truck on Shaw Farm Road. The truck offloaded the contents to
the roadway, so that suppression activities could occur. The DPW Highway
Division then assisted loading the debris into a dumpster for removal.
On Monday, January 9, during a meeting of the HCAT Board of Directors,
Chief Michael Cassidy presented the 2022 Davey Awards' Silver Award to
Holliston Cable Access Television (HCAT) for Episode 33 of "Story Time with
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Tragedy on American Soil
tribute to those who were killed or injured in
the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001