Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Weston Fire Station #2 was evacuated at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
A perfectly placed pile of snow and ice slid off the roof of a Weston Fire Station Tuesday night, crashing onto a gas meter and causing a gas leak. Weston Fire Station #2 at 390 South Ave., was evacuated at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday after firefighters inside heard the rumble of sliding snow and ice, the crash of it falling from the roof and then the obvious sounds of leaking gas. Fire Capt. Stephen Carter said no one was injured and the gas company responded quickly to the situation. In all, firefighters were evacuated from the firehouse for about an hour, Carter estimated, and the gas company remained on the scene conducting repairs as of 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Carter acknowledged that the events were a bit unusual. "It's something that …
Friday, February 8, 2013
A three-car accident had two people trapped.
[Update, 4:40 p.m.] At 1:23 Friday afternoon, Weston Police Officer Daniel Costa came across a three-car collision during his patrol. The collision, at Route 30 and Oak Street, had two individuals trapped in a vehicle, according to Weston Police Lt. John Lyons. Lyons said the Weston Fire Department responded and extracted the individuals from the vehicle using the Jaws of Life. A Wayland Advanced Life Support (ALS) unit also responded and the individuals were transported to the hospital. The accident remains under investigation. [Update, 3:35 p.m.] The Weston Fire Department Facebook page features an image from the accident. The mangled vehicle was apparently involved in a "high-speed head-on collision." "This is a reminder to stay off the…
Monday, January 14, 2013
This edition of You Ask, Patch Answers looks at the open burning season.
The Massachusetts open burning season begins Jan. 15 and continues until May 1, and the Weston Fire Department is currently issuing permits. There is no cost to obtain an open burning permit, but residents must obtain one annually in order to legally burn. Residents should print the permit application (available as a PDF with this article), complete it and bring it to the Weston Fire Department. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection regulates open burning and it is enforced by local fire departments. Burning is regulated through a two-step process that involves residents applying for and obtaining a permit annually and then applying for approval to burn each day they wish to exercise the permit. As weather permits, …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Weston Fire Department escorted a very special guest through town Wednesday ... and they'll be out again tonight.
Santa Claus came to Weston a little bit early ... and the Weston Fire Department had the honor of escorting him throughout town. On Wednesday night, the Weston Fire Department began its annual trek through town with Santa Claus, stopping at various spot to greet groups of excited children and hand out candy canes. Patch caught up with Santa at Fairview and Montvale roads, where Santa spent time hearing Christmas wishes and even reading a Christmas letter or two. We've added our photos from the Santa visit below, but feel free to upload your own images. We hear that Santa will be out and about again tonight. Check out his itinerary and stop by to say hello.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Weston Fire Department will be escorting Santa throughout Weston on Dec. 19 and 20. Check out the schedule for when and where to greet St. Nick.
The Weston Fire Department will have a very special duty Wednesday and Thursday: Escorting Santa through the streets of Weston. Santa will be riding in a Weston Fire Department vehicle as he greets residents in Weston between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Dec. 19 and 20. The approximate times for his arrival at various locations are available below: Wednesday, Dec. 19 Thursday, Dec. 20
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
It may be unseasonably warm now, but it is New England after all. Colder days are inevitable.
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The following reminders were provided by the Weston Fire Department. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), half of all home-heating fires occur during the winter months. On average, NFPA research shows that heating equipment is involved in more than 60,000 reported U.S. home structure fires per year, with associated loss of more than 550 civilian deaths, more than 1,600 civilian injuries and roughly $900 million in direct property damage. “While these numbers are frightening, nearly all of these fires are preventable,” said Chief Soar of the Weston Fire Department. “We can reduce the number of home heating fires in our community by taking some simple precautions and using heating equipment properly.” SAFETY TIPS …
Monday, November 26, 2012
A landscaper broke the line while working at a home on Newton Street.
This morning's natural gas line break at 201 Newton St., did not lead to any evacuations in the area and was quickly under control, according to the Weston Fire Department. Fire Chief David Soar said it appeared that a landscaper digging up a tree struck the gas line around 11:30 a.m. Monday. Soar said the landscaper notified the gas company, and a neighbor smelled gas and phoned the Weston Fire Department. The Weston Police Department provided traffic support for Newton Street, which remained open as gas company employees worked to shut off the curbside gas valve feeding the broken line. Fire Capt. Dwight Robertson said the break occurred about 30 feet from any structures, and shutting off the curbside valve would likely affect only one …
The fire department is on the scene.
UPDATE, 2 p.m.: The situation is under control, according to the Weston Fire Department. Check out the full update at "Gas Line Break Under Control, Did Not Pose Signficant Danger." ORIGINAL ARTICLE: The Weston Fire Department is reportedly on the scene of a gas line break at 201 Newton Street. According to @THE_PFFM, contractors struck the line and HAZMAT teams are on the scene. Another Twitter feed, @matredsoxfan2, reports that firefighters are evacuating the area. We'll update the story as more information becomes available.