Edgartown Fire Department Looks to Expand Its Ranks

Faced with a staffing shortage that has resulted in part from the Island housing crisis, the Edgartown fire and emergency services department is holding two recruitment sessions in the next two weeks in the hopes of refilling its ranks.

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Firefighters Graduate With Honors from Intensive Training

In a ceremony held Sunday, seven members of the Edgartown fire department officially graduated from a two-part intensive state training course, bulking up the Island’s growing firefighting cohort.

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Former Edgartown Fire Chief Antone Bettencourt Dies

Edgartown leaders acknowledged the contributions of former fire chief Antone A. (Tony) Bettencourt, who died Tuesday at the age of 78.

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Firefighters Quell Blaze at Harbor View Hotel

Edgartown firefighters responded to a fire at the Harbor View Hotel in frigid conditions late Wednesday evening and found a stubborn blaze.

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Volunteer Firefighters Graduate from Accelerated Training Course

Fifteen volunteer firefighters from Edgartown and Tisbury graduated on Wednesday evening from an accelerated firefighter 1 and 2 course. The graduation ceremony was held at the Edgartown school.

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Edgartown Firefighters Quickly Quell Hotel Chimney Fire

Edgartown firefighters responded Wednesday afternoon to reports of smoke and a chimney fire at the Kelley House.

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Prompt Response

I am the moderator of the Federated Church and would like to thank the Edgartown fire and police departments for their prompt attention to a potentially dangerous situation that arose in our church recently. While the Martha’s Vineyard Museum was preparing for their annual meeting in our Meetinghouse late Monday afternoon, the fire alarms went off. The Edgartown police and fire personnel showed up promptly to assess the situation and make sure there was no fire hazard. The fire personnel inspected every corner of the Meetinghouse and Parish House and found nothing amiss.

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High School Graduate Gets a Head Start on Real Life Training

John Goncalves is the youngest member of the Edgartown fire department and a Martha’s Vineyard Vision Fellowship recipient.

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Edgartown Home Damaged in Early Morning Fire
Sara Brown

An early morning fire caused heavy damage to a home on Pilgrim Road in Edgartown Saturday and left three people with minor injuries, including two firefighters.

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Edgartown Firefighters Contain Guest House Blaze

Edgartown firefighters quickly put out a fire in a guest house off Clevelandtown Road Sunday afternoon.

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