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Message From Chief David C. Hurlbut, Jr.

Welcome to the official web site for the Sterling Fire Department. The SFD proudly serves the Town of Sterling, Massachusetts by providing fire suppression, rescue, fire prevention and emergency medical services for our community. Sterling has four full-time members and a full-time administrative assistant that work during the day along with an on-call staff of thirty firefighters and EMT's. We operate two paramedic level ambulances as well as three Engine Companies, a Ladder Company, and a Heavy Rescue Unit out of our headquarters at 5 Main Street in Sterling center. In addition, the department operates two brush fire units and support equipment to handle various types of specialized emergency situations. The Fire Prevention Division is responsible for Code Enforcement, Permits, Inspections as well as providing Public Education services to the community. We hope you enjoy your visit to our website. Should you wish to contact us you can call the office between the hours of 7AM and 6PM at (978) 422-8107. Should you need non-emergency assistance after 6PM you can contact the dispatcher at (978) 422-7331.


The Sterling Fire Department just recently published and distributed a flyer that provides great information on what you should do to ensure you are adequately prepared for different types of catestrophic events. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FLYER


Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms have been required in nearly every residence since March of 2006. The life expectancy of carbon monoxide alarms is 5-7 years, depending on the alarm manufacturer. Many CO alarms installed after the states CO Law (Nicoles Law) was passed are now reaching the end of their useful life and need to be replaced. No home appliance lasts forever. The life of a CO alarm begins once it is first powered up. Most CO alarms have a date of manufacture stamped on them, which can be used as a guide if the activation date was not recorded. The attached pamphlet has additional information for your reference. If you need further assistance, you can contact the Sterling Fire Department at (978) 422-8107.



The Town of Sterling has a new emergency notification system (also known as reverse 911). This system allow Sterling residents to receive neighborhood specific emergency notifications issued by the town public safety agencies. These can be sent to you by phone, email and/or text message, all of which can be set up by you through an easy to use web page. To enroll in this free service offered by the town of Sterling go to the CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment web page by clicking the graphic on the left and submitting the requested information. This data is held securely and used only for the purposes of emergency notifications.



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Fresno firefighter critical after falling through roof of burning home

RAW VIDEO: A Fresno firefighter is in critical condition after falling through a roof into a burning home. The house fire broke out just before 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Central Fresno. Firefighters were battling the blaze on Cortland and Del Mar avenues when the man was injured. The firefighter underwent surgery on Sunday and was in the burn unit.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFSN-TV ABC 30 Frenso/Visalia

Mississippi firefighter fights for life after flipping firetruck

PHOTO: A firefighter is in critical condition after his fire truck flipped. The accident happened just before 12:30 p.m. Sunday along Highway 469 in Rankin County on Sunday afternoon. The Mississippi Highway Patrol said Benjamin Haskins' truck went off the road and through a fence, hitting a tree and flipping over.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAPT-TV ABC 16 Jackson

FDNY Firefighter’s Account of East Village Blast: ‘Oh Man, It’s a Big One’

Firefighter Mike Shepherd, 47, of Squad 41 in the Bronx, is a third-generation New York City firefighter, following in the path of his grandfather and great-grandfather. When there was an explosion at a building in the East Village on Thursday, he raced to the scene. This is his account. “I was having lunch at a restaurant around the corner, on Seventh Street,” Firefighter Shepherd said.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York times

California lawmaker calls for stricter firefighter EMT requirements

State Sen. Isadore Hall III (D-Compton) called for a new state law Friday requiring all firefighters and other emergency rescuers in California to be certified as emergency medical technicians. His proposal follows a Los Angeles Times investigation that found nearly 1 in 4 firefighters in the Compton Fire Department lacks a valid EMT card, a key credential required by other local fire agencies.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: los angeles times

Suspended New York fire chief: 'I'm not walking away without a fight'

Robert Russell, the East Syracuse fire chief suspended by the village, has now been served papers banning him from setting foot in the village's two fire stations or on the property. Russell also has been told he needs a DeWitt police escort if he wants to retrieve his belongings from his locker in the fire station.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Syracuse Post-Standard &

New York City gas explosion causes inferno, destroys 4 buildings; 25 injured, 2 people missing

VDIEO/PHOTOS: The East Village inferno sparked by a gas blast Thursday left two people missing, dozens more injured and decimated four buildings along a busy city block now emptied of residents as officials work to dig out in the aftermath of a thunderous afternoon blast. Four people among 25 hurt were critically injured by the explosion, which set a four buildings on fire and one completely collapsed.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: new york daily news

'Mayday! Mayday!' How a Cincinnati firefighter lost his life

The radio call went out before dawn Thursday from inside the burning apartment building on Dahlgren Street. The fire was almost out, but something had gone wrong. "Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! We have a firefighter down!" Moments later, dozens of firefighters converged around an elevator on the building's second floor, where Daryl Gordon, a bear of a man known for his big smile and big laugh, had fallen down an elevator shaft.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: cincinnati enquirer

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