Ayer Fire Department - September 13, 2014
New Rescue 1 Has Arrived - September 1, 2015
Old & New Rescue Vehicles - August 2015
Captain Tim Johnston rescuing a dog from Grove Pond - January 12, 2017
On January 12, 2017 at approximately 13:00 hours, Rescue 1, A2, Service 1 and Chief Pedrazzi responded to the rear of a business on Bligh Street for a dog through the ice. On arrival, crews observed a small dog sitting on the ice a short distance from shore. There was open water between the ice and the shoreline. Captain Tim Johnston entered the water in a survival suit and was able to quickly bring the dog to safety. This rescue serves as a reminder that the ice in town is not safe to walk on at present.
Fire Chief Helmet Table - May 27, 2015
National Grid Donates to the SAFE Program
National Grid has been assisting the Ayer Fire Department with its Student Awareness of Fire Safety Education program for many years. National Grid has been donating $1,000 dollars to the Local Safe Account to help fund the activities of the Fire Safety Program. The program is also funded through a competitive grant program through the State Fire Marshal’s Office, but it does not cover the entire costs. The program teaches age appropriate students in the elementary school fire safety tools such as: stop drop and roll, crawl low under the smoke, and teaches them what to say when they need to call 911 in an emergency. Part of the program has them draw an escape plan of their residence and practice a fire drill with their family. Firefighters go into the schools in the health class to teach the lessons. I would like to thank National Grid for their continued support. Chief Pedrazzi
Captian Johnston Graduates from The Chief Fire Officer Program - December 11, 2014
The Ayer Fire Department is pleased to announce Captain Timothy Johnston has graduated from the Chief Fire Officer Program. This program is a 13 week training program consisting of 104 hours of classroom and an applied research paper. The program is run in conjunction with The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, The Department of Fire Services, The Massachusetts Fire Training Council, and The University of Massachusetts, Boston. Pictured from right to left: Fire Marshal Steven Coan, Captain Timothy Johnston, Chief Robert Pedrazzi, Deputy Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey, Reverend James Tibe, and Thatcher Kezer III representative from U-Mass Boston.
Ayer Firefighter Matthew Boutilier graduated from the Massachusetts State Fire Academy
Call/Volunteer program on December 30th. This program is 230 hours of recruit training held at the State Fire Academy in Stow, MA. The program schedule is two week nights and a Saturday for over five months. Left to Right: Jared Wayne, Ian Hurley, Chief Robert Pedrazzi, Graduate Matthew Boutilier, Andrew Anderson,Brendan Hurley, Steven Wright
December 15, 2014 Fire at 26 Mill St.
Before FD arrival. There were no injuries, house is a total loss. (Photo by Officer Callahan)
Program from the first Ayer Fire Department Muster - August 29, 1936
Ayer Fire Kids Christmas Party - December 2000 & the Party in December 2014
Two of the kids in the 2000 picture are on the Department today as well as two that were on the department and have since moved on.
Massachusetts Firefighting Call Volunteer Training Academy Graduation
On June 19th, 2014 Ayer Firefighter/Paramedic Keith Kelley and Firefighter Zachary Broderick graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Call Volunteer training academy. The Massachusetts Firefighting Call Volunteer academy is a six month training program where individuals attend classes Tuesday, Thursday nights and Saturday day classes. Both members received their Firefighter I/II certification from the Massachusetts Fire Training Council. Both of these men are members of the Ayer Fire Department call force. Left to right: Call Captain Steve Slarsky, Firefighter Zachary Broderick, Chief Robert Pedrazzi, Firefighter/Paramedic Keith Kelley.
Photo taken at the Massachusetts Firefighting Training Academy.
New Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus at Ayer Fire Department
New equipment was received and placed in service in the month of April. 26 new Scott self-contained breathing apparatus was received. This new equipment is state of the art and contains a device to locate a downed firefighter. If a firefighter gets lost / trapped in a fire situation this device can be activated and in addition to sending out an audible signal also sends a wireless transmission that can be tracked with a hand held locator. The device also becomes active after 45 seconds on non-movement; so if a firefighter becomes unconscious the device will automatically activate sending out the signal. All firefighters were fit tested to be certain that they have the correct size mask and training was completed at the mid-month company drill. The purchase of this equipment was 95% paid for with Federal funds.
Ayer Fire on Fox25 Firehouse Fridays - December 6, 2013
Ayer Fire Department New Command Car - October 2013
Fire Station Dedication - August 6, 2006