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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Colchester's First Town-Wide Fire Department Underway


Colchester Town Fire Department began service Monday June 1!  Chief Steve Bourgeois, along with the three daytime firefighters--Captain Dale Newton and firefighters Tyler Cootware and Adam Francis--spent time at the Saint Michaels, Malletts Bay and Center stations.  Colchester Selectboard Chair Jeff Bartley welcomes them in at the station in Colchester Center.

The Colchester Fire Department responded to their first call Tuesday June 2nd at 11:28 AM. Colchester Rescue was on another call so Fire was called as the first responders to a medical call.  They were responding to the call (out the door with the truck) in less than one minute from the call from dispatch.  The career firefighters all have Emergency Medical Technician certificates.

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