Thursday, December 6, 2012
A baby boy is alive thanks to quick-thinking Framingham firefighters.
Saturday morning, the heavy rescue fire truck out of Framingham Fire Station #5 on Concord Street was out on a medical call. They had just finished when they were notified of a second medical call of a person choking minutes away. "When we arrived, the mother and other family members were outside," said Framingham Lt. Alberto Nau. "We didn't know, it was a baby choking until we got there." "The baby was choking, gurgling blood," said Lt. Nau, retelling what happened on Dec. 1. Nau took the baby and did "several back blows" on the boy, whom firefighters said was a little more than a year old. "I was able to move the toy in his throat enough that he began to cry," said Lt. Nau. "When he started crying it was the best sound. We knew he was …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday during a rally for Sen Scott Brown, a bus with a giant photo of Elizabeth Warren pulled up at Wal-Mart in Framingham full of firegighters, including a few from Framingham.
Wednesday during a rally for Sen Scott Brown, a bus with a giant photo of Elizabeth Warren pulled up at Wal-Mart in Framingham full of firefighters, including a few from Framingham. Along Route 9 westbond, these firefighters for Warren held signs campaigning along side hundreds of supporters of Sen. Brown. The local firefighters union in Framingham, 1652, have endorsed Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, for senator over incumbent Scott Brown, a Republican.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Former U.S. Marine and Framingham Firefighter James F. Garvey, 68, died on Nov. 21, after a long illness.
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Sunday, November 27, 2011
James Francis “Jim” Garvey, 68, of Medway, passed away on Nov. 21, 2011 after a long illness. He is survived by his loving wife Susan Garvey. Born on Oct. 3, 1943 to the late June (Sobieski) and John Garvey in Natick, Garvey graduated from Natick High in 1961. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on Sept. 30, 1961, serving honorably until Sept. 29, 1964. He re-enlisted on Feb. 28, 1967 serving honorably until March 17, 1970. A highly decorated Vietnam veteran, he was the recipient of numerous Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star with Combat V, the Silver Star, a Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and a Presidential Unit Citation. For 25 years, he dedicated himself to the …
Friday, September 16, 2011
A contingent of Framingham firefighters will attend a ceremony in Colorado Springs, along with the families of fallen firefighters Michael Urban, Angelo Moro and Francis X. Tibbert.
Firefighter Michael Urban, who died in January, and two other Framingham firefighters who died in the line of duty will be recognized this weekend. The names of the firefighters will be etched onto the granite Wall of Honor at the Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Colorado Springs. Over 20 members of the Framingham Fire Department are expected to travel to Colorado to attend the ceremony. “It’s just a very moving ceremony. It’s in a beautiful location in the background of Pike’s Peak,” said Framingham firefighter Bob Delaney. Delaney attended the ceremony a few years ago and came back telling fellow firefighters they should all go out to see the memorial, at least once during their career. Delaney never expected that, this week, he would …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday's Memorial Day Ceremony honored those who gave their lives for their country. The event also recognized Paulette Metcalf, whose son Sgt. Scott J. Metcalf died in Iraq in 2008.
Early Monday morning, the town's Veterans Agent Peter Harvell, veterans and community members travelled by bus and by motorcycle to more than a half dozen cemeteries in town to honor those who gave their lives for their country. When they returned to the Memorial Building they were joined by Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in a procession from William Welch Way, down the middle of the street to the steps of the Memorial Building led by Framingham Firefighters, Local 1652. Inside Selectmen Chair Jason Smith, Town Manager Julian Suso and State Rep. Chris Walsh all spoke. Walsh recognized Paulette Metcalf, whose son Sgt. Scott J. Metcalf died inIraq in 2008. The Framingham Veterans Council hols an essay contest in honor of Sgt.Metcalf , who …
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Members of the Framingham Fire Department played a game of basketball against sports celebrities.
Framingham Firefighters Local 1652 played a basketball game last night against The Eastern All-Stars. The All-Stars, a group of former Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots players, defeated the firefighters 52-48. Keefe Technical football coach Jay Godino suited up for the All-Stars, who were short a couple of players. Other All-Stars were former Red Sox players Ken Ryan and Jeff Plympton; former Boston Bruin Ken Hodge; former Patriots Jim Bowman and John Williams, and former Kansas City Royal Peter Leavitt. Local 1652 hoopsters, coached by Kevin Burns, were JC Madden, Helen Pruyn, Brian Morgan, Jose Rubio, Ed Lill, Felix Torres, Ed Ruiz, Henry Funes, Bill Klein and Kevin MacDonald. Check out Framingham Patch's slide show from the game.