Firefighters Union lobbying for full funding.
It seems to have become a budget tradition in Tewksbury over the past few years. When the numbers are crunched, there doesn’t seem to be enough money available to keep the South Fire Station Open 365 days a year. The only question, from year-to-year, is how many months can the funds be stretched. This year, under the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget proposed by Town Manager Richard Montuori, the South Station would be open just a little over six months, according to Fire Chief Michael Hazel. While it's not what Hazel wants, he is keenly aware of the fiscal realities. "I put in a budget request for (South Station) to be fully open all throughout the year," said Hazel. "But the budget instructions contained in the (Montuori's) budget message …
Second generation firefighter awarded certificate by his father.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, December 28, 2012
(Editor's note: The following article is based on information submitted by Tewksbury Fire Chief Michael Hazel.) Tewksbury Firefighter David J. Giasullo graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy as a member of Recruit Class #197 on Dec. 21. The 12-week training program covers all aspects of firefighting as well as having demanding academic and physical fitness components. The program is designed to train and evaluate students in the basic skills of firefighting. “This rigorous professional training provides our newest firefighters with the basic skills to perform their jobs effectively and safely,” said Fire Marshal Stephen Coan. “Completing the recruit program is an accomplishment worthy of recognition in and of itself.” said …