ALERT: Effective noon on March 24, all non-essential businesses must physically close.
Coronavirus Disease Information
The Novel Coronavirus 2019, or Covid-19 is trending in every news outlet and on everyone's mind since the outbreak began in China a couple of months ago. It is important for residents to be well informed through reliable news and government outlets, and resist the fear that is sometimes spread via social media.
The Tyngsborough Fire Department and the Office of Emergency Management are in communication with our local, regional, and State planning partners on best practices for the unlikely encounter with a suspect case of Covid-19. The good news is that planning and training for the SARS Coronavirus some years ago, and our annual refreshers on preventing the spread of Seasonal Influenza have prepared us well.
All Disaster Response starts local, whether it is a natural disaster such as a hurricane, or a public health threat. Being confident in the preparedness of your local Public Safety and Public Health officials isn't enough. Each resident must do their part to keep informed and prepare themselves and their families. Below are links to resources that will help you better prepare.
Wes Russell, Fire Chief, Emergency Management Director
Small Business Guidance and Loan Resource in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Small business owners in the following designated states are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19): Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia. Click here to apply.
Find more information on the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans at: SBA.gov/Disaster.
The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Additional Information Click Here
Online Permitting is Available for a Sale of Property - 26F 1/2
Our new online permitting for a sale of property - 26F 1/2 is up and running from the Town of Tyngsborough website.
Click Here to automatically direct you to apply online.
***Please Note*** During the Governor's Declared State of Emergency, for COVID-19 response, inspections required by Sect 26F, and 26F1/2 of Ch. 148 of General Laws are deferred as a condition of sale of a dwelling provided that; (a) The parties agree that the buyer, not the seller, shall be responsible for equipping the home with approved smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. (b) The buyer agrees to equip the home with approved detectors immediately upon taking title. (c) The inspection by the Fire Department, required by Sect. 26F and 26F1/2 is conducted no more than 90 days after the state of emergency is terminated
Please help us congratulate Firefighter/EMT, Tom Joyce for his recent completion of the Massachusetts Fire Academy. FF/EMT Joyce completed 240 hours of training on nights and weekends in all basic firefighter skills. He demonstrated proficiency in life safety, search and rescue, ladder operations, water supply, pump operation, and fire attack and fire attack operations. We are excited to work alongside with him in the coming years at Tyngsborough Fire.
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