Friday, March 8, 2013
Acton Fire Department promotes 2 to lieutenant.
Chris Sammet and Kris Ellicks, both firefighter/EMTs since 1998, have been promoted to the position of lieutenant in the Acton Fire Department, Town Manager Steven Ledoux announced on his blog. Sammet also serves as the Town's emergency medical services coordinator. Both received their promotions as a result of competitive testing and replace Jack White and Scott Morse, who both recently had been promoted to Captains in the Department. In other moves:
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Two firefighters named new lieutenants.
Two longtime Acton firefighters recently earned promotions, according to Town Manager Steven Ledoux's blog. Chris Sammet and Kris Ellicks, both firefighters and EMTs since 1998, earned the promotions after taking a competive test. The new lieutenants replace Jack White and Scott Morse, who both recently were promoted to the rank of captain. Ledoux also announced new appointment in the Assessor Division of the Finance Department. Kelly Schorr, most recently an Assessing Technician for the Town of Wellesley, has been appointed financial analyst.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Richard Burrows is a 26-year veteran who will start Jan. 6.
Acton Town Manager Steven Ledoux announced last week three changes in town personnel. Among them was the hiring of Richard Burrows as deputy chief of the Acton Police Department. Burrows, who is presently the deputy chief in Tyngsborough, has 26 years experience as an officer in Tyngsborough, including the past 10 years as deputy chief. He graduated from the FBI National Academy and holds a masters degree from UMass Lowell in criminal justice. "We are confident he will be an excellent addition to our Town," Ledoux said on his blog. The other changes are:
Monday, November 26, 2012
Driver hit a telephone pole on Main Street.
Acton Fire Chief Patrick Futterer confirmed multiple reports of a one-car accident earlier today that injured one person. According to Futterer, the accident happened on Main Street when the driver collided with a telephone pole. One person was air-lifted to a Boston-area hospital. He did not indicate what the injuries were. The pole is being assessed for damage and Main Street is in the process of reopening now.
Friday, September 21, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Acton Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The Acton Police and Fire departments were called to Main Street on Sept. 13 regarding a car fire. Firefighters put out the fire at 7:47 p.m. The owner of the car called Acton police at 7:57 p.m. to report the car was missing. In other police news from Sept. 13:
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Acton Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, it does no indicate a conviction.
The Acton Police and Fire departments answered a fire alarm that rang at 6:35 a.m. on Sept. 11 on Great Road. Officials received a report of heavy smoke coming from inside the structure. The fire was located in an office and was extinguished at 6:52 a.m. The State Fire Marshall was requested and notified. No other information was available. In other police news from Sept. 11:
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Cycling to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Acton Firefighter, Brent Carter, 42, of Townsend, is no stranger to hard work, dedication, motivation and determination; and I'm not talking about his full time gig as a firefighter. For the past 12-years, Carter has participated in a three-day, 250 mile bike ride from the New Hampshire/Canada border to Portsmouth, NH - all to help benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Approximately 60 firefighters will be participating in the Trans-NH Bike Ride and another 60 or so riders will join. The ride will start on Friday, June 22, and finish on Sunday, June 24. Carter is looking to raise $2500.00 - Donate Here.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Five things to know about Acton's new fire chief.
1. Patrick J. Futtere, 52, is Acton's new fire chief and he had a brief ceremony during last night's Board of Selectmen meeting. 2. Futtere succeeds Chief Robert Craig, who served Acton for 43-years and 22-years as Chief. 3. Futtere served as Captain on the Joliet Fire Department in IL, population 150,000 and worked his way up the ladder for 22 years. 4. Town Manager Ledoux (posted on his blog): "I was deeply impressed with Patrick throughout the hiring process. He tested well during the Assessment Center, which provided simulation exercises for six semi finalist candidates. Patrick scored at the top of the list. Upon further interviews and a background check, he further proved to me that he will be an exemplary Chief who possesses great …
Monday, June 18, 2012
A fire Friday night at Harvard Court displaces four Acton families.
A fire occurred Friday evening, June 15, at 5 Harvard Court, Acton, a four-family unit. According to Kat Powers, director of communications for the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts, there were four families affected by the fire. The cause of the fire is currently unknown. More information to come when Patch receives an update from the Acton Fire Department.
Monday, January 2, 2012
The South Acton Fire Station holds Ladder 28, which has a 105 foot aerial ladder.
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