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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 state’s CO Law (“Nicole’s 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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Ohio fire engine’s scrape with Downtown billboard costly

PHOTO: Columbus fire and public-safety officials are trying to sort out how and why a firefighter caused $255,000 worth of damage to a new fire engine by scraping it under a Downtown billboard. Firefighter Brian Murphy said he was trying to drive to other firefighters and paramedics who were helping a patient in a nearby alley when he turned into a parking lot near the corner of Main and Third streets in early March, according to his accident review by the Columbus Fire Division.
- PUB DATE: 5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: columbus dispatch

Inside the high-stakes battle between Rhode Island city's mayor and the fire union

When Providence firefighters’ union president Paul Doughty was summoned to meet with Mayor Jorge Elorza in Lili Marlene’s bar on Federal Hill last Friday night, he was prepared for bad news. For at least two months, the talk around City Hall was that the mayor was considering restructuring the fire department to reduce the number of platoons from four to three with the hope of generating significant cost savings.
- PUB DATE: 5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPRI-TV Providence 12

4 California Firefighters Hurt After Plunging Through Roof of Burning Casino

VIDEO: Four firefighters were injured after falling through a roof while battling a blaze in Cudahy late Thursday. They were hurt while fighting a three-alarm fire at the abandoned Club Caribe Casino at Atlantic Avenue and Clara Street at around 11:38 p.m, a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman said.
- PUB DATE: 5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC Los Angeles

FDNY Firefighter in $98M class-action suit captures generous pension

He’s had a much better run in court than battling fires. Twelve-year FDNY firefighter Kevin Simpkins — the public face for a racial-discrimination class action by minority firefighters the city settled for $98 million — has won another jackpot from the de Blasio administration. Under a settlement finalized with the city and filed in Brooklyn federal court on Wednesday, the litigious firefighter will retire at a 75 percent disability pension.
- PUB DATE: 5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: new york post

Georgia town leaders puzzled why fire chief’s citations still in play

Next week the Rincon fire chief will head to court to answer reckless driving charges, but city leaders think the charges need to be thrown out. Last month Port Wentworth police began a pursuit on Highway 21 near the Interstate 95 interchange. Officers say they were chasing a reckless driver, who wouldn’t pull over.
- PUB DATE: 5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJCL Savannah

'Exemplary' work to resuscitate Michigan firefighter shocked at rescue scene, chief says

When firefighters arrived at an Apple Drive home to try to save an unresponsive man in a yard, the situation turned more dire almost instantly. A small group of Crockery Township firefighters soon found themselves working to save not only the downed man, but one of their own. A firefighter collapsed after being shocked by electricity emanating from a nearby SkyTrak lift.
- PUB DATE: 5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:

Suspect named in D.C. murders, fire

A suspect has been named in the quadruple homicide and fire that occurred at a home in Northwest D.C. on May 14. Police are looking for 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint, who's described as a black male, approximately 5'7" in height, weighing approximately 155 pounds. An arrest warrant charges Wint with Murder One while Armed.
- PUB DATE: 5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: wusa 9

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