Fire / EMS Log for Week of September 30 – October 6, 2022

Friday, September 30

  • 1:05 AM: Investigation – Captain Alan Greendale investigated an alarm activation on Hollis Street.
  • 1:46 AM: Investigation – Captain Alan Greendale investigated an odor on Concord Street.
  • 9:39 AM: Medical – The ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Wedgewood Drive. A resident was transported to MetroWest Medical Center.
  • 3:56 PM: Medical – The ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Hollis Street. An individual was transported to Milford Regional Medical Center.
  • 9:22 PM: Medical – Engine 4 and the ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Paul Road. A resident was transported to Milford Regional Medical Center.
  • 10:58 PM: Medical – The ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Elm Street. The call was unfounded.
  • 11:10 PM: Medical – The ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Old Cart Path. A resident was transported to Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

Saturday, October 1

  • 12:00 PM: Investigation – Weekend Duty Officer Captain Alan Greendale, and Engines 1 and 2 investigated a hazard on Skyview Terrace.
  • 2:22 PM: Medical – The ambulance and paramedics from Brewster EMS responded to a medical emergency on Mitchell Road. A resident was transported to Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
  • 6:20 PM: Medical – The ambulance and paramedics from Medway Fire responded to a medical emergency on Pleasant Street. A resident was transported to Milford Regional Medical Center.
  • 7:34 PM: Medical – The ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Summer Street. The individual refused transport; a signed waiver was obtained.
  • 8:00 PM: Medical – The ambulance and paramedics from Ashland Fire responded to a medical emergency on Washington Street. A Sherborn resident was transported to MetroWest Medical Center.

Sunday, October 2

  • 12:52 AM: Medical – The ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Dalton Road. The individual refused transport; a signed waiver was obtained.
  • 8:48 AM: Medical – The ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Cranberry Lane. A resident was transported to Milford Regional Medical Center.
  • 4:49 PM: Medical – The ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Summer Street. A resident was transported to MetroWest Medical Center.
  • 11:12 PM: Medical – The ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Washington Street. The individual refused transport; a signed waiver was obtained.

Monday, October 3

  • 10:23 AM: Medical – The ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Dunster Road. A resident was transported to MetroWest Medical Center.
  • 1:13 PM: Medical – The ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Washington Street. The individual refused transport; a signed waiver was obtained.
  • 4:12 PM: Medical – The ambulance and paramedics from Medway Fire responded to a medical emergency on South Street. A resident was transported to MetroWest Medical Center.
  • 8:46 PM: Investigation – Captain Alan Greendale and Firefighter Michael Quintin investigated a hazard on Summitpointe Drive.

Tuesday, October 4

  • 9:05 AM: Investigation – Chief Michael Cassidy investigated an alarm malfunction on Madison Drive.
  • 11:07 AM: Medical – The ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Bradford Jay Road. A resident was transported to Milford Regional Medical Center.
  • 12:22 PM: Medical – The ambulance and paramedics from Medway Fire responded to a medical emergency on Hollis Street. A resident was transported to Milford Regional Medical Center.
  • 5:57 PM: Investigation – Captain Alan Greendale investigated an alarm activation on Partridge Way.
  • 9:34 PM: Medical – The ambulance and paramedics from Ashland Fire responded to a medical emergency on Woods Crossing. A resident was transported to MetroWest Medical Center.

Wednesday, October 5

  • 8:33 AM: Medical – The ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Washington Street. A resident was transported to MetroWest Medical Center.
  • 10:55 AM: Medical – The ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Summer Street. A resident was transported to Milford Regional Medical Center.
  • 11:16 AM: Investigation – Chief Michael Cassidy investigated wires arcing on Gorwin Drive. Eversource Electric was notified and responded.
  • 11:18 AM: Medical – The backup ambulance responded to a medical emergency on South Street. A resident was transported to Milford Regional Medical Center.
  • 4:19 PM: Medical – The ambulance and paramedics from Ashland Fire responded to a medical emergency on Maple Dell Lane. A resident was transported to Milford Regional Medical Center.
  • 7:46 PM: Investigation – Chief Michael Cassidy investigated an odor on South Street.
  • 11:10 PM: Medical – The ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Summer Street. The individual refused transport; a signed waiver was obtained.

Thursday, October 6

  • 1:55 PM: Medical – The ambulance responded to a medical emergency on South Street. A resident was transported to Milford Regional Medical Center.
  • 5:34 PM: Investigation – Captain Alan Greendale investigated an odor on Washington Street.
  • 8:22 PM: Medical – The ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Summer Street. A resident was transported to Milford Regional Medical Center.
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4 Comments

  1. Chris Pierce on October 12, 2022 at 8:38 am

    Your tax dollars paid for a professional study on HFD operations. It states: “The Department should prohibit the response of a single person investigating an incident and then calling for resources. Based on a number of best practices and national standards, a single engine (at a minimum) should respond on all CO, gas, wires down, motor vehicle collisions, and alarm investigations (with no immediate phone call to cancel). Running a single person is a very dangerous practice that places the Town at risk for significant liability”
    Yet this still occurs almost daily. The Fire Chief needs to defend this practice to the residents.



  2. Liz Theiler on October 13, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    This week alone the town has lost at least $3,100 in revenue from ALS services used from Ashland and Medway. Not to mention that residents who needed advanced care had to wait longer for help to come from other towns! It is a lose – lose for health and finance.
    Why does it continue to happen, your health and that of your family depends upon it.
    Completely agree with Chris Pierce a very dangerous practice is used by Holliston Fire Department to send one person to investigate rather than follow standard safety protocol.
    We deserve better, what improvements to our safety and health has the fire chief made in his twenty years as fire chief?



  3. John Cronin on October 13, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Well Liz I’ve sat through many meetings with you and other contributors that have brought forth ideas, feedback, improvements, indeed evolution, of our Fire Department. Much of that feedback and the work of the MRI report has produced meaningful recommendations that we will discuss and vote upon Monday night – and more coming in the spring. Unfortunately I think you have crossed a line today with rhetoric that questions Chief Cassidy’s performance and reputation. There is no place for that. In fact it’s wrong. I’ve worked with Chief Cassidy for over 20 years. His reputation is beyond reproach. I ask that you and any others bring your constructive thoughts to Town Meeting for further debate and leave the unseemly tone of questioning a dedicated and proven professional’s record in the gutter where it belongs.



    • Chris Pierce on October 17, 2022 at 2:30 pm

      I implore the town to have a public forum solely for the fire department, where concerned residents can ask about which MRI recommendations the Fire Chief is adopting and which ones are staying the same. Many of these recommendations are very technical involving a lot of minutia about firefighting tactics and procedures. Lots of confusion. We want to be able to drill down into why certain changes haven’t occurred and why? I would also like to see an organized plan on how we are going to improve the recordkeeping, training, and oversight of our ambulance service.



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