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January 20, 2017
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Updated: Jan. 20 (05:10)

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The Framingham Fire Fighters would like to remind everyone that it's that time of year again, when you change your clocks, change the batteries in your smoke detectors AND your carbon monoxide detectors. It could save your life!

For more information on what detectors you should have click on "Safety Informaion" under "Fire Prevention" in the menu on the left side of this website.


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2011 IAFF Fallen Firefighters Memorial
FF Funes presents a memorial flag to the wife and son of Fallen Framingham Firefighter Francis Tibbert
2011 IAFF Fallen Firefighters Memorial
2011 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial
FF Luke Moro presents a memorial flag to his father Robert in honor of his fathe Angelo.

The Framingham Fire Department is made up of 140 Uniformed Professional Union Fire Fighters sworn to protect the citizens and guests of Framingham.

The Mission of the Framingham Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of the people of Framingham from Fire, Hazardous Material incidents, the effects of Natural and Man-made Disasters, to Save Lives by providing Emergency Medical Services, Education through Fire Prevention, and other forms of Community and Department Services that result in improving the quality of life for all.


What's New at IAFF 1652
Congratulations Chief Hicks

Local 1652 would like to congratulate Deputy Chief Joseph Hicks on his promotion to Chief of the Department! 

Chief Hicks was appointed and sworn in at the Town's Selectmen's meeting Tuesday April 26th, 2016.  We wish Chief Hicks the best of luck in his new position and we look forward to working with you into the future.


Local 1652 Members honored

On November 23rd, 2015 several Members of Local 1652 were honored at the 2015 Massachusetts Firefighter of the year awards at MIT in Cambridge.  Members received awards for their efforts at two separate incidents in 2015.  First Members from group 2 R1 and E1 rescued an adult from a house fire in early March.  The victim was found in a back bedroom semiconscious and unable to walk.  Another group was honored for their efforts in removing a victim of a car that had plunged into a swampy area just off Route 9.  The victim had been stuck in the upsidedown car nearly completely submerged for more than 3 hours before it was discovered by a passer-by.  

Strong work by all, and well deserved.  

Death Announcement

Local 1652 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Deputy Chief Charles Pillarella, father of current Deputy Chief Anthony Pillarella.  Arrangements are as follows:

Wake – Tuesday May 26th, 4-7PM at Matarese Funeral home 325 Main St Ashland, MA

Funeral - Wednesday morning May 27th time TBD at St. Cecilia’s 54 Esty St Ashland, MA.

Burial to follow at St Tarcisius Cemetery Winthrop St Framingham, MA.

For all active members uniform of the day is class "A" with mourning band,white gloves, and cover.

Rest in Peace Deputy.

Members from Group 2 make a save

Article from the Framingham Patch:

A neighbor had dialed 9-1-1 after seeing smoke coming from the Campanelli ranch style home.

When firefighters arrived they found the ranch home on fire and learned a man was trapped inside, in the back part of the house, said Framingham Fire chief Gary Daughtery.

Scanner reports had the man unconscious and suffering from smoke inhalation when rescued.

The man was taken to MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, and later transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. His condition is unknown at this time. His name was not released.

It took firefighters about 15 minutes to control the house fire, said Daughtery

The Fire Chief said Framingham Fire Marshal Joseph Hicks was still investigating the cause of the fire.

Chief Daughtery said the home had about $100,000 worth of damage, and is uninhabitable at this time.


The Framingham Firefighters Local 1652 are pleased to announce the following promotions:

Captain Stephen Stone to Deputy Chief

Lieutenant Robert Jones to Captain

Firefighter Felix Torres to Lieutenant

Congratulations Brothers and best of luck.

Stay tuned, swearing in ceremony will be scheduled at a later date.

FFOP Campos Named Top Cadet

Congratulations to Probationary Firefighter Jose Campos for graduating at the top of his academy class.  FFOP Campos graduated last month from the Massachusetts State Firefighting Academy in Stowe.  Following the 12 Week program, FFOP Campos had the top GPA and the least amount of demerits for practical evolution grading in his class.  Above Framingham Fire Chief Gary Daugherty presents FFOP Campos with the award.  Well done Jose!!

Retirement Board
Local 1652 is pleased to announce that Local 1652 President Joe Fonseca has been elected to the Framingham Retirement Board.  Brother Fonseca would like to thank all of those who supported him during the campaign.  We wish him the best of luck in his new position.

Local 1652 has set up boxes for the 2014 Toy's For Tot's campaign.  Boxes for the USMC charity have been placed in the lobbies of all Framingham Fire Stations.  The public can drop off a new unwrapped toy at your local fire station.  Thanks for your support!!


Local 1652 would like to congratulate Captain Paul Barlow and Firefighter Chris Jones a long and happy retirement. Cap. Barlow had over 35 years of service and FF Jones had over 32 years of service. Congrats!!!


President Fonseca presents a check to Mark Curtis of the Eagles Grill to support his annual Curtis Family Fund Thanksgiving Dinner for the needy. If you are interested in helping out, contact Mark Curtis at the Eagles on Park St in Framingham. Thank you Mark for all you do for our community.

This is a short video created by a New Haven Fire Fighter explaining the need for adequate staffing and resources required for fighting a fire in a private dwelling.

Find more videos like this on Fire Engineering Training Community

The National Institute for Science and Technology (NIST) has released an independent scientific study that gives data on the importance of firefighting and crew size and response times.


Click here to view the entire study. 

Please share this with Union Officials, Fire Chiefs and anyone who may have to make a decision on staffing or station locations or closings.


  Framingham Fire Department Headquarters  

Fire Chief: Gary Daugherty

10 Loring Drive
Framingham, MA 01702

Business Office/Fire Prevention: 508-532-5930
Burning Permits: 508-532-5942
Fire Dispatch: 508-532-5940

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