Chilmark Fire Department

Early Morning Fire Destroys Unoccupied Chilmark Home

Volunteer firefighters quelled a fierce fire in the wee hours Sunday morning that completely destroyed an unoccupied home in Chilmark.

Gary Robinson

Gary Robinson is assistant fire chief in Chilmark and emergency management director in Aquinnah.

On Saturday, Mr. Robinson and his team started a mission to sew masks for the hospital. The team has also reached out to other Island organizations like the Hebrew Center and senior centers to widen the scope of the project.

“If we’re going to be housebound for two or three weeks, let’s get into our sense of community and give these people something to do,” Mr. Robinson said.

Chilmark Voters Back Funding for Public Safety Buildings

At a special election Wednesday, voters agreed 78-22 to exempt $440,000 from the provisions of Proposition 2 1/2.

Warm Sendoff for Retiring Fire Chief at Backyard Bash

The annual Chilmark Backyard Bash was celebrated with poignancy, as retiring fire chief David Norton took the stage to formally pass the torch to Jeremy Bradshaw.

Chilmark Names New Fire Chief

Chilmark selectmen voted unanimously on Tuesday to name Jeremy Bradshaw as the new town fire chief. Mr. Bradshaw will begin work August 1.

Utility Pole Fire Damages Menemsha Market in Storm

Part of the Menemsha Market was heavily damaged in a fire Thursday night likely sparked by a utility pole that went over in heavy winds, Chilmark assistant fire chief Timothy Carroll said.

Chilmark House Fire Prompts Massive Mutual Aid Response

A home under construction on Middle Road in Chilmark caught fire early Wednesday morning, engulfing the property in flames for nearly two hours and prompting an all-out mutual aid response from every Island fire department.

A Town This Size: Backyard Bash Celebrates All Things Chilmark

The only fire at the Chilmark volunteer firefighters’ Backyard Bash Wednesday was on the grill, where burger patties and corn on the cob were laid out for hundreds.

Chilmark Eyes Town Center for New Fire Station

Chilmark’s long search for a suitable spot to build a new town fire station could well end up back where it began: where the town hall and firehouse sit side by side.

Chilmark Selectmen Agree to Big Raise for Town Fire Chief

Chilmark selectmen voted Tuesday to change the job description for town fire chief David Norton. Mr. Norton will now be paid a salary of $65,000; previously the chief received a $37,370 annual stipend.

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