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The TFD is pleased to announce the promotion of Pat Sands to Assistant Chief, effective yesterday, July 1st. Pat will be filling the Assistant Chief position that was last filled by retired Assistant Chief Wil Mercier.

Pat has been a great asset to the department since first joining as a Call Firefighter in 1995. He had been the Fire Prevention Captain since May 2010, and was promoted to Deputy Chief in December 2017. Pat will continue to oversee Fire Prevention and Training, as well as take on more administrative responsibilities in his new role.

Congratulations Assistant Chief Sands on your new position!

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.

Our Mission:

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.

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


Recent Activity

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.


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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!

Recent Videos

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