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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Available in Massachusetts Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for Extreme Cold and Winterkill
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Essex, Franklin, Middlesex and Worcester counties in Massachusetts as a result of the extreme cold, temperature fluctuations and winterkill. From Dec. 1, 2018 through April 20, 2019.For more Information: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
Tyngsborough Fire Department
The Town of Tyngsborough is protected by a Combination Fire Department; with the advantage of a small on duty staff 24 hours a day / 7 days a week, and on call firefighters that respond when there is a need for additional staffing. While some of the firefighting staff have been hired for full time hours, and others may work part time; all firefighting staff are Call Firefighters and respond to call backs when off duty.
Mission of the Tyngsborough Fire Department is to protect the lives, and preserve the property of the residents, visitors, students, and businesses in the community; and partner with other agencies and businesses contributing to the advancement of the quality of life in the Town of Tyngsborough. This Mission is accomplished through a number of programs including:
-Emergency response to fires, accidents, and other emergencies.
-Emergency Medical Services.
-Investigation of the origin and cause of fire and explosions.
-Fire prevention preplanning, buildings plan reviews and inspections
-Public fire and life safety education.
Our New Engine One
The Tyngsborough Fire Department is proud to announce that we have received our new Engine 1! The truck is a 2019 KME Panther with 1500 gpm pump, 750 gallons of water and 20 gallons of Class A foam. TFD Firefighters conducted training with the new apparatus yesterday. The new truck has been placed into service and will serve the community well!
Tyngsborough Fire Department Year in Review 2018
Fire Chief: Wes Russell
Deputy Chiefs: Jay Newton, Pat Sands
Fire department responses increased by 11% over 2017. Three “Working Fires” requiring a mutual aid response. There was also an increased
demand for Fire Prevention activities such as building plan reviews for fire alarm and fire suppression systems, and inspections. Three new Recruit Firefighters graduated from the Mass. Fire Academy with two of them completing their EMT training and certification.
Fire Department administration has been enhanced with new software from Tri-tech/IMC, and many firefighters have been training and doing data entry so we can more effectively track activities such as apparatus and equipment maintenance, training, fire prevention and preplanning. The software is also integrated with the 911 Communications center for fire incident reporting.
In addition to the software training, firefighters participated in many training drills throughout the year that addressed many aspects of firefighting and EMS. Guest instructors included the Mass Fire Academy on high voltage safety, and the LGH Paramedics conducted EMS Case Reviews. Many firefighters also took advantage of training courses offered by the Mass Fire Academy.
Community outreach and education is an important objective. We have worked to increase our
contact with school age children and seniors to provide Fire Prevention and Safety Education.
In addition to the Fire Department website and Facebook page, we had a very well attended
Open House at the Kendall Rd. Station.
Total Responses For 2018: 1,760 Prior Year Total Responses: 1581
|Ambulance: 1178||Transports: 787||Building Fires: 11||Multi Alarm Fires: 3|
|Fire/Other: 6||Vehicle/Equipment Fire: 5||Brush Fire: 6||Mutual Aid: 30|
|Activated Alarm: 232||Haz-Mat/ CO Alarms: 26||False Alarms: 273||Other: 204|
P.A.L Visit: Great job by all the kids and adults who helped out washing the trucks.
Shed Fire: This occurred during our last Nor'easter; it was started by a generator in a shed behind the owner's home. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire, but extensive overhaul was needed.
Fight For Air Climb: Members of the FD participated for a second year in a row, climbing 80 Flights to raise money for the American Lung Association.
Fire Association Business
Another wonderful year for our Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament. Thank you to everyone who helped support the Donald Singleton Memorial. A huge thank you to our main sponsor, Enterprise Bank and to our other 30+ sponsors of local companies and families who contributed. Also, a special Thank You to Woody from the Tyngborough Sportsman’s Club, Peter from Green Meadow, John from JFK Catering along with Christina, Andrew, Jon, Brian, Doug, Courtney, Sarah, Pam, Nelson, David, Bruce, Brad, Pat, Pat, Ryan, Heather and April. Least but never last, Thank You to the Singleton Family for all the support to keep this fundraiser going.
Hope to see everyone again next year 2020!
TFD @ the Nashua Regional Training Simulator. Live burn drill November 2017
TFD @ the Nashua Regional Training Simulator. Live burn drill!Posted by Tyngsborough Fire Department on Saturday, November 4, 2017