September 10, 2021

Immediate Release


Fire Chief Robert Flaherty announced a federal homeland security grant through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program in the amount of $161,238.10. The funds from this grant will help to purchase new portable and mobile communications equipment. This will help replace radios that no longer meet current standards and have limited capabilities.

Chief Flaherty stated “The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program is a competitive process that involves applications being screened via a computer program in the first stage and then a peer panel review looking through narratives explaining the needs of the applicant. This year over 8,100 applications were submitted across the country. This process provides an outside perspective and validates the need for new equipment. Communications equipment had been identified on the department’s capital improvement plan for a few years and this grant will help defray the costs associated with this purchase. The new communications equipment will serve Hatfield Fire well into the future and provide for interoperability throughout the region.

The department will be finalizing specifications for the new radios over the next week with an anticipated delivery of late fall, followed by in-service training provided by the vendor.

Firefighters and EMTs Wanted

The Hatfield Fire Department is looking for citizens interested in working as Firefighters and EMT's!

As a call fire department, our personnel are built of citizens from within the commumity. Members come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and everyone contributes to the common goal. With that said, we are always in need of new members and welcome those interested.
We are currently accepting applications for those interested in either the fire department, ambulance, or both. No previous training or experience required! We provide all necessary fire training, and are willing to send interested people to EMT class at our expense.
Those interested should call the Fire Department at (413)-247-9008, complete the application, or just stop by the station during normal work hours. We have training almost every Thursday at 7pm, and its always open to the public. Click here for an Application.