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Three Firefighters Honored
On Wednesday, April 26, 2023, Mayor Michael McCabe honored Captain Christopher Kane, Captain Keith Supinski and Firefighter/Paramedic Scott Bullock for saving a Westfield resident from a house fire on February 6, 2023 on East Silver Street. Captain Kane was on his way to work for his shift when he noticed smoke coming from a residential property. At the same time, the Fire Department was being dispatched to this address. Captain Kane stopped at the property to make sure all residents had evacuated. One of the occupants had returned to the apartment to save his pets and then became trapped on the second floor. Captain Kane had made voice contact with this individual for a short time and was then able to instruct Captain Supinski and Firefighter Bullock to the approximate location of this individual. The individual had lost consciousness; Captain Supinski and Firefighter Bullock found the individual and dragged him through the heavy smoke where EMTs were waiting to start assessing his condition.
Congratulations to the following firefighters on their recent retirement.
- Christopher Genereux
- Joseph Coach
- Tim Black
Firefighter Combat Challenge:
Four of our firefighters competed for the second year in the Scotts Firefighter Combat Challenge in October 2022. Captain Mike Hawthorne, Firefighters Rosie Lacas, Mike Feyre and Kyle Roy participated in the challenge in St. Lucie, Florida. The team is now known as the Broad Street Combat Challenge Team.
- The following inspections can be paid online with a credit card, debit card or electronic check:
- Smoke detector inspection fees and re-inspection fees - The link for this payment method is on the Smoke Detectors webpage.
- Annual Inspections
- Quarterly Inspections
- Smoke Detector Plan Reviews for new construction or renovations of residential homes - The payments are to be made after the plan review has been completed as this payment varies based on square footage of the home.
The link for the annual and quarterly inspections and for the smoke detector plan review is available on the Fire Prevention & Permits webpage.
Smoke Detector Appointments:
Starting on Monday, June 15, 2020, the Fire Department will start scheduling smoke detector inspections over the phone. Payment can be made online once your inspection is scheduled or payment will be collected at the time of the appointment (check or money order only). The Fire Department Smoke Detector webpage has further directions regarding smoke detector inspections and contains the link for online payment.