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Posted on: July 3, 2020

Construction for the Week of July 6th

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Highway Division Updates

  • Last week, the Highway Division made pavement repairs at the intersection of Industrial Drive and Damon Road
  • Street sweeping in:
    • Ward 4 is almost complete
    • Downtown areas is ongoing
    • Ward 3 has begun
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Posted on: June 26, 2020

UPDATE: Northampton Parking Holiday Extended to July 31st; Enforcement Begins 7/1/2020

Free parking update - Enforcement Begins July 1st

IMPORTANT UPDATE JUNE 26, 2020

Northampton Parking Holiday Extended to July 31st; Enforcement Begins 7/1/2020

In order to continue to support economic recovery in Northampton, Mayor David Narkewicz announced today that the city will continue the existing su...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Market Street Temporary Traffic Pattern

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A temporary one-way traffic pattern will be established on Market Street heading northwest between Bridge Street and Union Street beginning on Thursday, June 25th. This is in conjunction with the Phase 2 reopening which allows outdoor dining and curbside ...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Northampton Parking Holiday Extended to July 31st

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Northampton Parking Holiday Extended to July 31st

In order to continue to support economic recovery in Northampton, Mayor David Narkewicz announced today that the city will continue the existing suspension of parking fees at meters and kiosks in Northampto...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Northampton Policing Review Commission - A Joint Special Commission of the Mayor and City Council

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Northampton Policing Review Commission

A Joint Special Commission of the Mayor and City Council

The recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Rayshard Brooks have sparked national protest, once again exposing historic inequities an...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Northampton Implements a Water Use Restriction

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For Immediate release - June 18th, 2020

CITY OF NORTHAMPTON IMPLEMENTS A WATER USE RESTRICTION

Effective immediately, the City of Northampton Department of Public Works (DPW) is implementing a water use restriction for users of the Northampton Public Water ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Statement of Mayor David J. Narkewicz on the Killing of George Floyd

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Statement of Mayor David J. Narkewicz on the Killing of George Floyd

June 1, 2020

I am deeply saddened and profoundly angry about the senseless killing of George Floyd by members of the Minneapolis Police. I wish to add my voice and those of the residents o...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: City of Northampton Transfer Station Fee and Schedule Changes

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For Immediate Release - June 1, 2020

Contact:  dpwinfo@northamptonma.gov

City of Northampton Transfer Station Fee and Schedule Changes 

There will be changes at City Transfer Stations affecting the procedure for the purchase of permits, hou...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Update Regarding Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Inspections

As of Monday, June 22nd, we will resume inspections for Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors (26F and 26F 1/2). These inspections are required prior to the sale of real estate. Please utilize this link, to find out more information and to schedule inspecti...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

May 2020 Incident Statistics

May Incident Statistics

May 2020 Incident Statistics

Fires: 16
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service: 362
Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 24
Service Call: 34
Good Intent Call: 28
False Alarm & False Call: 45

Total: 509

Year to date: 2642

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

April 2020 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

April 2020 Incident Statistics

Fires: 6
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service: 314
Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 18
Service Call: 17
Good Intent Call: 18
False Alarm & False Call: 47
Other: 1

Total: 421

Year to date: 2133

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

March 2020 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

March 2020 Incident Statistics

Fires: 9
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service: 426
Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 15
Service Call: 7
Good Intent Call: 36
False Alarm & False Call: 75
Other: 1

Total: 569

Year to date: 1712

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Another important update regarding Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide detector inspections:

The Governor signed an executive order today affecting the temporary deferral of smoke and CO inspections required by M.G.L. Chapter 148 Section 26F and 26F 1⁄2
According to this executive order, the order defers smoke and CO inspections required...
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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Update regarding Smoke, Carbon Monoxide and Occupancy inspections and scheduling.

Smoke  CO

Due to COVID-19, we will be doing Smoke, Carbon Monoxide, and Occupancy inspections on Thursdays only.

All properties SHALL be viewed by the real estate agent prior to scheduling an appointment to ensure it is ready to pass.

Information is available on the ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Press Release Regarding Non-Essential Inspections

Press Release 3-16-20

Due to the Current situation with Covid-19 and following the recommendations of the CDC we will not be conducting any non-essential fire inspections or car seat installations for the foreseeable future.   We will still conduct 26F (smoke detector...

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

New Fire Chief Sworn In

2020-03-13 NFR-1256

On Friday 3/13 Northampton Fire Rescue's new fire chief, Jon Davine, was sworn in, as well as Assistant Chief Pelis, Deputy Chief Breen and Captain Marchand. Please visit our Facebook page for additional photos.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Press Release

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Please see the attached press release regarding COVID-19.

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

February 2020 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

February 2020 Incident Statistics

Fires: 6
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service: 461
Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 13
Service Call: 14
Good Intent Call: 21
False Alarm & False Call: 49

Total: 564

Year to date: 1143

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

Chief Nichols to Retire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Northampton’s Fire Rescue Chief Announces Retirement after 32 Years of Service, Assistant Fire Rescue Chief Nominated

Duane Nichols has announced his retirement as the City of Northampton’s Fire Rescue Chief. Chief ...

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

January 2020 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

January 2020 Incident Statistics

Fires: 4
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service: 444
Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 13
Service Call: 17
Good Intent Call: 37
False Alarm & False Call: 61
Other: 3

Total: 579

Year to date: 579

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Posted on: January 4, 2020

2019 Year End Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range (1)

2019 Incident Statistics

Fires: 83

Rescue & Emergency Medical Service: 5495

Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 266

Service Call: 224

Good Intent Call: 470

False Alarm & False Call: 808

Severe Weather: 31

Other: 17

Total: 618

Year to date: 7394

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

December 2019 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

December 2019 Incident Statistics

Fires: 3
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service: 488
Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 11
Service Call: 15
Good Intent Call: 36
False Alarm & False Call: 63
Other: 2

Total: 618

Year to date: 7381

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

November 2019 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

November 2019 Incident Statistics

Fires: 14
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service: 439
Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 26
Service Call: 18
Good Intent Call: 26
False Alarm & False Call: 63
Other: 2

Total: 588

Year to date: 6763

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

October 2019 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

October 2019 Incident Statistics

Fires: 5
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service: 468
Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 37
Service Call: 22
Good Intent Call: 46
False Alarm & False Call: 79
Other: 4

Total: 661

Year to date: 6175

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

September 2019 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

September 2019 Incident Statistics

Fires: 4
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service: 514
Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 19
Service Call: 15
Good Intent Call: 38
False Alarm & False Call: 89
Other: 31

Total: 680

Year to date: 5514

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

Northampton Fire is Hiring!

NFR HIRING 2019

Northampton Fire is Hiring! Applications are accepted until 10/27/19. See the attached image for more information! Spread the word!

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

August 2019 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

August 2019 Incident Statistics

Fires: 6
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service: 476
Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 29
Service Call: 22
Good Intent Call: 44
False Alarm & False Call: 88
Severe Weather: 1

Total: 666

Year to date: 4834

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

July 2019 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

July 2019 Incident Statistics

Fires: 7
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service: 444
Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 25
Service Call: 10
Good Intent Call: 34
False Alarm & False Call: 85
Severe Weather: 8
Other: 2
Total: 615

Year to date: 4168

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Posted on: July 6, 2019

June 2019 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

June 2019 Incident Statistics

Fires: 3
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service: 413
Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 20
Service Call: 19
Good Intent Call: 40
False Alarm & False Call: 62
Other: 4
Total: 571

Year to date: 3553

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

May 2019 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

May 2019 Incident Statistics

Fires: 6
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service: 422
Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 14
Service Call: 21
Good Intent Call: 48
False Alarm & False Call: 55
Other: 1
Total: 567

Year to date: 2982

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Posted on: May 4, 2019

April 2019 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

April 2019 Incident Statistics

Fires: 5
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service: 447
Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 16
Service Call: 25
Good Intent Call: 40
False Alarm & False Call: 54
Other: 1
Total: 588

Year to date: 2415

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

March 2019 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

March 2019 Incident Statistics

Fires: 9
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service: 495
Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 15
Service Call: 20
Good Intent Call: 51
False Alarm & False Call: 55
Other: 1
Total: 646

Year to date: 1827

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Posted on: March 3, 2019

February 2019 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

February 2019 Incident Statistics

Fires: 4
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service: 409
Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 30
Service Call: 10
Good Intent Call: 29
False Alarm & False Call: 43
Other: 16
Total: 541

Year to date: 1181

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Posted on: February 12, 2019

January 2019 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

January 2019 Incident Statistics

Fires: 6
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service: 472
Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 24
Service Call: 27
Good Intent Call: 37
False Alarm & False Call: 71
Other: 3
Total: 640

Year to date: 640

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

2018 was a record setting year for call volume!

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2018 was a record setting year for call volume!

Total Call Volume for 2018: 7240

Fires: 56
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service: 5347
Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 226
Service Call: 252
Good Intent Call: 441
False Alarm & False Call: 902
Other: 16

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Posted on: January 2, 2019

December 2018 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

December 2018 Incident Statistics

Fires: 3
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service: 429
Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 23
Service Call: 14
Good Intent Call: 354
False Alarm & False Call: 66
Other: 2
Total: 571

Year to date: 7232

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

November 2018 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

November 2018 Incident Statistics

Fires: 5
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service: 397
Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 33
Service Call: 17
Good Intent Call: 35
False Alarm & False Call: 80
Total: 567

Year to date: 6661

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

October 2018 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

October 2018 Incident Statistics

Fires: 2
Overpressure rupture, explosion, overheat - no fire: 1
EMS: 457
Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 22
Service Call: 23
Good Intent Call: 45
False Alarm & False Call: 70
Total: 620

Year to date: 6094

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Northampton Fire is Hiring!

NFR is Hiring 2018

Northampton Fire is hiring for expected vacancies in January. Please see the attached flyer.

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Posted on: October 13, 2018

September 2018 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

September 2018 Incident Statistics

Fires: 8
Overpressure rupture, explosion, overheat: 2
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service: 462
Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 23
Service Call: 23
Good Intent Call: 40
False Alarm: 96
Total: 654
Year to date: 5474

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

March 2018 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

March 2018 Incident Statistics
Fires: 9
EMS: 462
Service Call: 15
Good Intent Call: 26
False Alarm: 61
Other: 26
Total: 599
Year to Date: 1773

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

February 2018 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

February 2018 Incident Statistics
Fires: 2
EMS: 417
Service Call: 19
Good Intent Call: 30
False Alarm: 49
Other: 13
Total: 530
Year to Date: 1174

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

January 2018 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

January 2018 Incident Statistics
Fires: 3
EMS: 474
Service Call: 27
Good Intent Call: 40
False Alarm: 81
Other: 19
Total: 644
Year to Date: 644

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

2017 Year End Incident Statistics

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2017 Year End Incident Statistics
Fires: 66
EMS: 5105
Service Call: 227
Good Intent Call: 401
False Alarm: 926
Other: 252
Total: 6977

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

December 2017 Incident Statistics

Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range

December 2017 Incident Statistics
Fires: 2
EMS: 422
Service Call: 16
Good Intent Call: 34
False Alarm: 74
Other: 19
Total: 567
Year to Date: 6956

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

January and February 2016 Incident Statistics

January and February Incident Statistics:

January 2016 Incident Statistics

Fires - 7
EMS - 458Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 11
Service Calls - 25Good Intent Call - 31
False Alarm - 71Other - 3

Total 606

Year to Date 606

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Posted on: January 12, 2016

2015 Incident Statistics

2015 Incident Statistics

Fires - 79
EMS - 4876
Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 193
Service Calls - 807
Good Intent Call - 352
False Alarm - 866
Severe Weather - 2
Other - 39

Total 7214

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

December 2015 Incident Statistics

December 2015 Incident Statistics

Fires - 4
EMS - 390
Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 14
Service Calls - 76
Good Intent Call - 32
False Alarm - 58

Total 574

Year to Date 7210

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Posted on: December 15, 2015

November 2015 Incident Statistics

November 2015 Incident Statistics

Fires - 2
EMS - 416
Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 21
Service Calls - 53
Good Intent Call - 32
False Alarm - 58
Other - 2

Total 584

Year to Date 6636

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Posted on: November 15, 2015

October 2015 Incident Statistics

October 2015 Incident Statistics

Fires - 6
EMS - 400
Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 17
Service Calls - 78
Good Intent Call - 31
False Alarm - 74
Other - 1

Total 607

Year to Date 6052

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Posted on: October 7, 2015

September 2015 Incident Statistics

September 2015 Incident Statistics

Fires - 8
EMS - 404
Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 20
Service Calls - 64
Good Intent Call - 24
False Alarm - 98
Other - 8

Total 626

Year to Date 5445

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Posted on: September 22, 2015

Open House 2015

Northampton Fire Rescue invites families to the annual Fire and Life Safety Open House on October 10, 2015 from 9am-1pm! Members of Northampton Fire, Police and Public Safety Dispatch Center will be on hand as well as many other Public Safety Agencies. Pa...Read on...

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Posted on: September 2, 2015

August 2015 Incident Statistics

August 2015 Incident Statistics

Fires - 6
EMS - 445
Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 10
Service Calls - 93
Good Intent Call - 30
False Alarm - 83
Other - 1

Total 668

Year to Date 4819

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Posted on: August 31, 2015

July 2015 Incident Statistics

July 2015 Incident Statistics

Fires - 4
EMS - 419
Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 14
Service Calls - 78
Good Intent Call - 22
False Alarm - 80
Other - 6

Total 623

Year to Date 4151

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Posted on: August 15, 2015

Jon Davine Named New Assistant Chief

Chief Nichols has named Deputy Chief Jon Davine as Northampton Fire Rescue's new Assistant Fire Chief, a vacancy created after Chief Nichols was promoted.

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Posted on: August 1, 2015

Duane Nichols Named as New Fire Chief

Mayor Narkewicz has named Assistant Chief Duane Nichols as the new Fire Chief of Northampton Fire Rescue!

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

June 2015 Incident Statistics

June 2015 Incident Statistics

Fires - 5
EMS - 389
Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 10
Service Calls - 90
Good Intent Call - 38
False Alarm - 85
Other - 6

Total 623

Year to Date 3528

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

May 2015 Incident Statistics

May 2015 Incident Statistics

Fires - 18
EMS - 409
Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 13
Service Calls - 77
Good Intent Call - 29
False Alarm - 89
Other - 5

Total 640

Year to Date 2905

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Posted on: June 19, 2015

Chief Duggan Retirement Party

Chief Duggan's retirement party will be held at the Northampton Lodge of Elks on July 28th from 5pm-8pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in the Northampton Fire Rescue Headquarters from Administrative Assistant Melissa Browsky.

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Posted on: May 23, 2015

April 2015 Incident Statistics

April 2015 Incident Statistics

Fires - 17
EMS - 386
Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 20
Service Calls - 49
Good Intent Call - 37
False Alarm - 54
Other - 3

Total 566

Year to Date 2265

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Posted on: April 4, 2015

Car vs Building

Early last night, a Toyota Tacoma crashed through the window of Fly by Night on State St. No injuries were reported. State St was closed down for a short period of time while the vehicle was removed. See the masslive.com article for more info.

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Posted on: April 4, 2015

March 2015 Incident Statistics

Fires - 5
EMS - 409
Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 25
Service Calls - 47
Good Intent Call - 30
False Alarm - 60
Other - 4

Total 580

Year to Date 1699

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Posted on: March 7, 2015

February 2015 Incident Statistics

Fires - 3
EMS - 390
Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 16
Service Calls - 41
Good Intent Call - 22
False Alarm - 66
Other - 3

Total 541

Year to Date 1119

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

January 2015 Incident Statistics

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Fires - 9
EMS - 415
Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 14
Service Calls - 54
Good Intent Call - 24
False Alarm - 61
Other - 1

Total 578

Year to Date 578

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

Letter to Realtors Regarding Re-Inspection Fee

To Whom It May Concern:

RE: Re-Inspection Fee

The Department has instituted a $20 re-inspection fee for Smoke/Carbon Monoxide inspections needed for sale or transfer of properties. This fee will be charged when we have to return to a property to in...Read on...

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

UV Light News Story

Click the link for the masslive.com news story covering our acquisition of 3 UV light sanitizers.

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

Gas Line Rupture Quickly Controlled

A gas line rupture was quickly controlled by responders. Click the link for the masslive.com news story.

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Posted on: January 15, 2015

2015 Open Burning Season

Today is the first day of the 2015 open burning season. Open burning is allowed from January 15th - May 1st and you must have a permit issued by Northampton Fire Rescue. Please visit http://northamptonma.gov/1238/Open-Burning for full rules/regulations.

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Posted on: January 11, 2015

Northampton Firefighters, Police Officers and Dispatcher attend Homemade Explosives Class

This class was sponsored by Northampton Fire and Police and several Northampton firefighters, police officers and dispatchers attended. Click on the link for the WGGB news story!

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Posted on: January 9, 2015

Are you prepared for an Emergency?

Are you prepared to handle an emergency such as a natural disaster or extended period without power? Check out www.ready.gov for helpful tips on how to stay informed, how to create a plan, and how to build an emergency kit. There are tips on everything in...Read on...

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Posted on: January 8, 2015

Press Release Regarding UV Sanitizing Units

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The Northampton Fire Department has recently taken delivery of three ultra-violet light emitters to help increase the safety of their personnel and improving the quality of service provided to the community. This equipment is ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 8, 2015

2014 Year End Incident Statistics

2014 Year End Statistics:

Structure Fires:
Private Dwellings (1 or 2 Family): 13Apartments (3 or more families): 5
Public Assemblies: 1Stores and Offices: 1
Storage in Structures: 3

Total Structure Fires: 23

Other Fires:Highway Vehi...Read on...

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Posted on: January 7, 2015

December Incident Statistics

December Incident Statistics:

Total Incidents: 548

Fire Incidents (Building, vehicle, etc): 1
EMS Incidents (including MVC): 388
Hazmat Incidents: 6
Mutual Aid: 0
False/Unintentional Alarms: 60
Other Incidents: 93

Year-to-date Incidents: 6,846

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Posted on: December 9, 2014

Adopt a Hydrant Near Your Home or Business!

Winter brings a special concern to the Northampton DPW and Fire Department. Winter storms hide fire hydrants under a mountain of snow. In the event of a fire, firefighters lose precious time locating and shoveling out fire hydrants. Please don't let your ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 5, 2014

November Incident Statistics

Total Incidents: 576

Fire Incidents (Building, vehicle, chimney, etc): 2
EMS Incidents (including MVC): 376
Hazmat Incidents: 9
Mutual Aid: 0
False/Unintentional Alarms: 76
Other Incidents: 113

Year-to-date Incidents: 6,298

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Posted on: December 5, 2014

October Incident Statistics

Total Incidents: 561

Fire Incidents (Building, vehicle, chimney, etc): 2
EMS Incidents (including MVC): 380
Hazmat Incidents: 8
Mutual Aid: 0
False/Unintentional Alarms: 77
Other Incidents: 94

Year-to-date Incidents: 5,722

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Posted on: December 4, 2014

September Incident Statistics

Total Incidents: 592

Fire Incidents (Building, vehicle, chimney, etc): 9
EMS Incidents (including MVC): 408
Hazmat Incidents: 13
Mutual Aid: 2
False/Unintentional Alarms: 69
Other Incidents: 91

Year-to-date Incidents: 5,161

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Posted on: December 4, 2014

August Incident Statistics

Total Incidents: 544

Fire Incidents (Building, vehicle, chimney, etc): 2
EMS Incidents (including MVC): 367
Hazmat Incidents: 4
Mutual Aid: 2
False/Unintentional Alarms: 67
Other Incidents: 102

Year-to-date Incidents: 4,569

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Posted on: September 20, 2014

Leeds Structure Fire

Firefighters are currently battling a structure fire on Main St in the Leeds section of Northampton. Mutual aid companies are on scene assisting and firefighters have been recalled to the stations to ensure adequate fire and EMS coverage for the city. S...Read on...

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Posted on: August 24, 2014

July Incident Statistics

July Incident Statistics:

Total Incidents: 640

Fire Incidents (Building, vehicle, chimney, etc): 4
EMS Incidents (including MVC): 376
Hazmat Incidents: 4
Mutual Aid: 2
False/Unintentional Alarms: 93
Other Incidents: 161

Year-to-date Incidents: 4,025

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Posted on: August 24, 2014

June Incident Statistics

June Incident Statistics:

Total Incidents: 561

Fire Incidents (Building, vehicle, chimney, etc): 3
EMS Incidents (including MVC): 376
Hazmat Incidents: 10
Mutual Aid: 1
False/Unintentional Alarms: 68
Other Incidents: 103

Year-to-date Incidents: 3,385

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Posted on: August 13, 2014

Engine 1 and Ladder 1 Assist in Amherst

Earlier this week, Northampton Engine 1 and Ladder 1 responded mutual aid to assist Amherst Fire with a 4 alarm structure fire in an apartment complex. NFD stayed on scene most of the night and helped with supression efforts. Follow the link for the WGG...Read on...

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Posted on: August 4, 2014

Engine 2 Assists in Easthampton

Today, Engine 2 out of the Florence station responded mutual aid to the town of Easthampton for a structure fire within studio in one of the old mill buildings. The sprinkler system within the building activated and kept the fire under control until fire...Read on...

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Posted on: July 29, 2014

New Pictures Added! North Farms Road Fire

New pictures have been added to the Pictures and Videos page! Multiple pictures of the North Farms Road fire can now be found under the "Most Recent Pictures" tab. Follow the link.

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Posted on: July 29, 2014

North Farms Road Fire

A 4th alarm fire broke out during the early morning hours of this past Thursday. The length of the driveway, poor water supply and the volume of fire upon arrival made for a difficult fire attack. Lightning strike was deemed as the cause of the fire whi...Read on...

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Posted on: July 2, 2014

May 2014 Incident Statistics

May Incident Statistics:

Total Incidents: 633

Fire Incidents (Building, vehicle, etc): 4
EMS Incidents (including MVC): 429
Hazmat Incidents: 5
Mutual Aid: 2
False/Unintentional Alarms: 63
Other Incidents: 130

Year-to-date Incidents: 2824

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Posted on: July 2, 2014

April 2014 Incident Statistics

April Incident Statistics:

Total Incidents: 547

Fire Incidents (Building, vehicle, etc): 11
EMS Incidents (including MVC): 384
Hazmat Incidents: 5
Mutual Aid: 1
False/Unintentional Alarms: 48
Other Incidents: 98

Year-to-date Incidents: 2191

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Posted on: June 22, 2014

Condo Fire Quickly Extinguished

An early morning fire at River Run Condominiums was quickly extinguished by Northampton Firefighters. Quick work saved the rest of the building and damage was contained to the unit where the fire originated. One person was injured and transported to Bay...Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2014

City Receives $64,800 Federal Grant for Florence Fire Station Improvements

$64,800 will be invested into the Florence Fire Station to install a new sprinkler system. This money was awarded to Northampton from a grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Click the link to read the press release from Mayor Narkewicz.

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Posted on: May 31, 2014

Northampton Firefighters Respond Mutual Aid to Williamsburg

Today, NFD responded mutual aid to Williamsburg for a fire at the Lashway Logging business. Northampton is committed to supporting our neighbors whenever necessary. Click on the link for the WWLP News story covering the incident.

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Posted on: May 31, 2014

Northampton Firefighters Assist with 2nd Rescue on Skinner Mountain

Northampton Firefighters again assisted with a rescue on Skinner Mountain after a woman fell about 100 feet down a trail. The woman was transported from the scene by ambulance. Follow the link for the WWLP News story covering the incident.

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Posted on: May 20, 2014

Garbage Truck Fire Closes I91 in Northampton

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A garbage truck caught on fire on I91 south bound in the area of the Northampton Airport. Both lanes of 91 south were closed while Northampton Firefighters extinguished the fire. There were reports of multiple explosions and firefighters had difficulty ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 14, 2014

Northampton Firefighters Assist with Rescue on Skinner Mountain

Today Northampton Firefighters responded to Hadley to assist with a rescue of an injured woman on Skinner Mountain. The woman was rescued and extricated without incident. She was then transported to the hospital. Follow the link for the WWLP news story.

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Posted on: April 21, 2014

March 2014 Incident Statistics

March Incident Statistics:

Total Incidents: 558

Fire Incidents (Building, vehicle, chimney, etc): 3
EMS Incidents (including MVC): 407Hazmat Incidents: 7
Mutual Aid: 4False/Unintentional Alarms: 83
Other Incidents: 54

Year-to-date I...Read on...

Fire Department
Posted on: April 11, 2014

Firefighters Bigda and Putnam Graduate from Academy

Today Firefighters Ian Bigda and Tim Putnam graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. The 9 week course is an intense program designed to give firefighters the training necessary to efficiently and effectively respond to incidents with the f...Read on...

Fire Department
Posted on: April 10, 2014

MA Increases Line of Duty Death Benefit

Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill today to increase the line of duty death benefit for firefighters and police officers from $100,000 to $150,000. This is the first increase since 1994. Click on the link to read the WGGB story covering the increase i...Read on...

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Posted on: April 10, 2014

Measles Case Reported in Northampton

A Smith College faculty member was diagnosed with measles this week. Northampton officials have been alerted and are taking precautions. Please make sure you have the vaccine to protect not only yourself, but others. Click on the link for the WGGB news...Read on...

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Posted on: April 4, 2014

Update on Easthampton Cottage St Fire

Click on the included link for the WGGB news story covering yesterday's Cottage St fire in Easthampton that Northampton Engine 2 responded to assist with.

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Posted on: April 3, 2014

NFD Engine 2 Responds Mutual Aid to Easthampton

Northampton Engine 2 responded to Cottage St in Easthampton this afternoon to assist Easthampton Fire with an apartment fire. Off duty Northampton Firefighters were recalled to staff an additional engine in Northampton to ensure Northampton remained prot...Read on...

Fire Department
Posted on: April 3, 2014

Northampton Firefighters Travel to Boston for Funerals

Several Northampton Firefighters travelled to Boston to attend the funerals of the two fallen Boston Firefighters. Thousands of firefighters from across the world were in attendance to pay their last respects to two heroes.

Fire Department
Posted on: March 16, 2014

Continuing NFD's Alarm Assignments 4-6th alarm

So far we’ve covered Box through Third Alarm. A Fourth Alarm brings an additional 3 engines and an additional ladder into Northampton. Again, this is in additional to the resources from the previous alarms.

A Fifth Alarm calls for two additional en...Read on...

Fire Department
Posted on: March 12, 2014

Continuing NFD's Alarm Assignments

Today we continue with NFD’s alarm assignments starting with a Second Alarm. When a second alarm is struck, all available off-duty NFD personnel are recalled to the station. In additional to NFD personnel, two additional engines and 2 additional ladders...Read on...

Fire Department
Posted on: March 11, 2014

NFD's Alarm Assignments

Have you ever seen a news story and heard a fire described as a “Three-alarm” or “Two-alarm” fire and not understand exactly what that means? Each “alarm” is a pre-determined number and type of resources brought to the incident scene for assistance. The...Read on...

Fire Department
Posted on: March 9, 2014

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

It's that time if year again, time to change our clocks. As you update your clocks, take an extra minute to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Smoke and CO detectors save lives (assuming they are functional). Today is a g...Read on...

Fire Department
Posted on: March 9, 2014

Connecticut River Search

Crews responded to reports of an overturned boat in the Connecticut River yesterday, with a person in the water. Multiple NFD unit responded including Engine 4, Car 4 (Shift Commander) A4 and Utility 1 with the Boat, and A5 for medical support. South Ha...Read on...

Fire Department
Posted on: March 1, 2014

Engine 4 Responds Mutual Aid to Amherst

Engine 4 Responds Mutual Aid to Amherst for a two alarm structure fire. NFD sent 4 firefighters and Engine 4 mutual aid to Amherst for a two alarm structure fire in South Amherst. The fire was extinguished quickly without injuries. 4 off-duty firefight...Read on...

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Posted on: February 23, 2014

Fuel Spill at Oxbow

An overturned boat has spilled several gallons of fuel into the oxbow marina. Northampton firefighters have contained the spill utilizing absorbent barriers. The DEP has been called and will be investigating. Click on the following link for the 22 News...Read on...

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Posted on: February 14, 2014

Clearing Snow from Fire Hydrants

With the significant amount of snow Northampton just received, it is a good idea to shovel hydrants in and around your property. When seconds count, a properly shoveled hydrant can make a significant difference. Consider "Adopting" a hydrant w...Read on...

Fire Department
Posted on: February 10, 2014

Two Northampton Firefighters Head to Fire Academy

Good luck to Ian Bigda and Tim Putnam who start the full-time Massachusetts Firefighting Academy today!

Fire Department
Posted on: February 8, 2014

Caleb Langer Graduates from Academy

Congratulations to Caleb Langer for graduating from the full time fire academy in Stow, MA. Caleb was awarded the "Outstanding Recruit Award" at his Class 207 graduation ceremony. Great work Caleb and welcome back to shift!Read on...

Fire Department
Posted on: January 4, 2014

Extremely Cold Temperatures

Here is a link with some cold weather fire safety tips from WWLP.

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News Flash

Posted on: May 27, 2020

ORDER LIFTED 7/6/2020 - Order Prohibiting Tag Sales, Yard Sales, Garage Sales & Similar Sales

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Order Prohibiting Tag Sales, Yard Sales, Garage Sales, Rummage Sales & Similar Sales

By authority granted by the Northampton Board of Health pursuant to Mass. Gen. Law c. 111 §30...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Board of Health Amends COVID-19 Rules for Wearing of Face Coverings In Public

Northampton Board of Health Amends Covid-19 Rules for Wearing of Face Coverings In Public Places

NORTHAMPTON - Today, the City of Northampton issued revised mandatory orders for wearing face coverings in public places. The latest rules expand upon and cla...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: City of Northampton Reopens Select Parks and Recreation Areas

For Immediate Release - May 7, 2020

City of Northampton Reopens Select Parks and Recreation Areas

NORTHAMPTON - On April 4, 2020, Northampton Health Department Director Merridith O’Leary ordered the closing of school play areas, parks and recreati...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Testing in City Shelter Indicates Virtually No Coronavirus Spread

For Immediate Release - April 30, 2020

TESTING IN CITY SHELTER INDICATES VIRTUALLY NO CORONAVIRUS SPREAD; SUCCESS ATTRIBUTED TO PROTOCOLS AND PRECAUTIONS

NORTHAMPTON - Testing conducted this week at the city’s shelter for homeless individuals at ...

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Health Department
Posted on: April 28, 2020

AMENDED 7/6/2020 - Farmers' Market Requirements

COMMOMWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

CITY OF NORTHAMPTON

BOARD OF HEALTH

COVID-19 MANDATORY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR ALL FARMERS’ MARKETS AND FARM STANDS IN NORTHAMPTON

Commencing on April 26, 2020, at 12:01 a.m., the following Policies and Procedures M...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: City of Northampton Health Department Seeks Face Covering Donations

For Immediate Release - April 20, 2020

City of Northampton Health Department Seeks Face Covering Donations

NORTHAMPTON - On April 16, 2020, the Northampton Health Department issued an order for all members of the public to wear face coverings when around pe...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Order Regulating Grocery Stores, Supermarkets, and Convenience Stores

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTSCITY OF NORTHAMPTONHEALTH DEPARTMENTORDER REGULATING GROCERY STORES,SUPERMARKETS AND CONVENIENCE STORES

By authority granted by the Northampton Board of Health pursuant to Mass. Gen. Laws c. 111,  § 30, and as...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Order Closing School Play Areas, Parks & Recreation Facilities

For Immediate Release - April 4, 2020

ORDER CLOSING SCHOOL PLAY AREAS AND PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES – EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

By the authority granted by the Northampton Board of Health pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws c. 111 § ...

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Health Department
Posted on: March 18, 2020

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Hampshire County Medical Reserve Corps Recruitment

Hampshire County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Recruitment:

The Hampshire County MRC is a national volunteer program dedicated to building strong, healthy and prepared communities. We have more than 800 trained volunteers with medical and non-medical experie...

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Health Department
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Coronavirus Situation Awareness Report - March 18, 2020

City of Northampton Health Department Coronavirus Situation Awareness Report

PLEASE NOTE: This is a rapidly evolving situation. Risk of the Coronavirus to Massachusetts residents remains low. Infection numbers are likely to change. The Ci...

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Health Department
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced that laboratory testing confirmed the second case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus infection, in a male between the ages of 19-30 from eastern Worcester County.  This is the ...

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Health Department
Posted on: June 2, 2015

Mosquito & Disease Public Service Announcement

What you need to know about diseases transmitted by mosquitoes - West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) are serious diseases caused by a virus transmitted through the bite of a mosquito. You can reduce your chances of getting a mosqui...

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Posted on: June 2, 2015

Flu Season

Flu season 2018/2019 is fast approaching.  The Public Health Nurse will be coordinating clinics throughout the community starting in October.  Dates and locations are to be determined.  If you would like to get a Flu Shot contac...

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Health Department

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: July 3, 2020

Construction for the Week of July 6th

Highway Division Updates

  • Last week, the Highway Division made pavement repairs at the intersection of Industrial Drive and Damon Road
  • Street sweeping in:
    • Ward 4 is almost complete
    • Downtown areas is ongoing
    • Ward 3 has begun
  • To report a pothole, please submit a r...
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Public Works
Posted on: June 25, 2020

New Traffic Pattern on Market Street

As part of the city’s critical economic recovery program, there have been changes to parking and traffic patterns in downtown business districts in conjunction with the Phase 2 reopening which allows outdoor dining and curbside pickup.Beginning ...

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Public Works
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Northampton Implements a Water Use Restriction

Water Restriction

For Immediate release - June 18th, 2020

CITY OF NORTHAMPTON IMPLEMENTS A WATER USE RESTRICTION

Effective immediately, the City of Northampton Department of Public Works (DPW) is implementing a water use restriction for users of the Northampton Public Water ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Transfer Station Fee and Schedule Changes

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For Immediate Release - June 1, 2020

Contact:  dpwinfo@northamptonma.gov

City of Northampton Transfer Station Fee and Schedule Changes 

There will be changes at City Transfer Stations affecting the procedure for the purchase of permits, hou...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Join Pioneer Valley dog owners by taking the PUP (pick up poop) Pledge!

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JOIN PIONEER VALLEY DOG OWNERS BY TAKING THE PUP (PICK UP POOP) PLEDGE!

Here in the Valley, we have about 47,000 dogs that together produce more than 17.5 tons of waste per day. Dog poop left on the ground — or thrown down a storm drain&mdash...

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To sign the PUP PLEDGE and learn more: Public Works