Weston Fire Rescue
By PETER LOBO, Correspondent | March 08, 2021 | MASSACHUSETTS
Story No. 030821120
Photo by PETER LOBOEngine 1, 2020 E1 Typhoon 750-gallon tank/30-gallon foam
Photo by PETER LOBOEngine 2, 2002 E1 Typhoon 750-gallon tank/30-gallon foam
Photo by PETER LOBOEngine 3, 2014 E1 Typhoon 750-gallon tank/30-gallon foam
Photo by PETER LOBOEngine 4, 2019 E1 Typhoon 750-gallon tank/30-gallon foam
Photo by PETER LOBOLadder 1, 2008 E1 100’ rear-mount
Photo by PETER LOBOAmbulance A1, 2016 International Terrastar
Photo by PETER LOBOCar 3, Incident Command unit 2017 Chevy Tahoe
Photo by PETER LOBOUTV 1, Mahindra Utility 1000
Weston, MA is located 15 miles west of Boston and has a population of approximately 12,000. The town is mostly residential, however, they do have Regis College, Pope St. XX111 National Seminary and four private schools. Two major highways run through Weston, I-95 and I-90 (Mass Pike).
The Weston Fire Rescue structure consists of Chief David Soar/Forest Warden, along with 30 permanent and five call firefighters. The department operates with seven officers and firefighters assigned to each of four work groups operating out of two stations. The department responds to 2,500 calls annually, 1,000 of which are ambulance related. Weston has four engines, one ladder truck, two ambulances, a brush truck and an ATV. All Engines and the Ladder are Emergency One Typhoons.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.