Friday, May 17, 2013
Officials have set aside $200,000 to study Sharon's police and fire stations and determine the best way for the departments to be brought up to current standards.
A new committee in Sharon was formed last week to choose an architect who would do a feasibility study on the town's aging police and fire stations. The Public Safety Feasibility Study Committee comprises Town Administrator Ben Puritz, Department of Public Works Superintendent Eric Hooper, Town Engineer Peter O'Cain, Police Chief Joseph Bernstein, Fire Chief Jim Wright, Selectman Joe Roach and two citizens, Rick Rice and Bill Croteau, who are both architects. The town has set aside $200,000 for the study. “It’s actually to look at the current facilities and then suggest proposals for solutions to bring them up to current standards," said Wright. "So that could be anything from a new combination public safety building somewhere or …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Fire and electrical crews responded to resulting damage from the lightning strike, according to reports.
The Sharon Fire Department and other response crews extinguished a small house fire caused by lightning Thursday, according to reports. The Firebrick Road was struck by lightning around 5:33 p.m. as storms moved through the area, according to unconfirmed reports. Wiring and electrical inspectors were requested to the scene. The fire was extinguished, according to WHDH. Sharon Patch will provide more information as it becomes available.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The woman operator was taken to Norwood Hospital for evaluation.
A woman was injured when her car crashed into a tree on Moose Hill Street in Sharon this afternoon. According to Sharon Deputy Fire Chief Richard Murphy, the woman sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Norwood Hospital. “The woman seemed to be doing fine,” Murphy said of her injuries. “Serious enough but not life threatening.” The Jaws of Life were needed to extract the woman from the vehicle. "They needed to use the Jaws to pop the door, but nothing extensive,” Murphy said. He said that speed or alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash, which is under investigation. Moose Hill Street was closed for about 40 minutes while the crews worked to get the woman out of the car and while the car was towed away. …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
A two car garage within 20 feet of the home was ablaze.
The Sharon Fire Department responded to a call at a High Street home Tuesday, after receiving reports of a fire in a two-car garage. Upon arrival, crews found heavy fire in the garage, approximately 20 feet from the house. One car and three motor cycles were in the garage, along with one other vehicle just outside the garage. Fire crews were able to contain the fire to the garage and vehicles, according to reports. The Canton Fire Department assisted with extinguishing the blaze. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but the apparent cause is an ember from a fire pit, which may have caused a small grass/brush fire that traveled to the garage, Sharon fire officials said.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Two Good Samaritans assisted in escorting one resident out of a burning building.
The Sharon Fire Department assisted other nearby fire officials with a two-alarm fire that caused extensive damage to a garage and house in Easton Sunday afternoon. Thanks in part to two good Samaritans, though, nobody was injured. Easton Fire Chief Kevin Partridge said residents Mike Boyd and Bob Cummings were driving by 331 Bay Rd. when they saw the entire garage of the house engulfed in flames. Resident Robert Thorton was outside calling to his wife Anthea, who was inside the house. She wasn't hearing him and was unaware of the fire to the adjacent garage. Boyd and Cummings sprung to action - entering the house and escorting Anthea Thorton from the building. "I want to thank them," Partridge said. "We’re very appreciative of them." …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
According to Sharon Deputy Fire Chief Richard Murphy said the two men appear to have suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Two men were hospitalized this morning after their car flipped and landed on its roof on South Walpole Street in Sharon. According to Sharon Deputy Fire Chief Richard Murphy, the vehicle hit "a tree, a rock, a big tree and landed on it’s roof.” One of the men was taken to the Rhode Island Trauma Center in Providence. A medical helicopter was called out and then cancelled due to the weather. The other was transported to Norwood Hospital. Murphy said the cause of the accident is still under investigation. “The road was wet but I wouldn’t want to guess,” he said. The State Police accident reconstruction team is currently on scene. Murphy said the two men, both in their twenties, appear to have suffered non-life threatening injuries. "But we …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The following information was provided by the Sharon Fire Department log.
Sunday, Feb. 10 1:35 p.m. - There was an investigation of a natural gas leak/LPG on Maple Avenue. 7:28 p.m. - A carbon monoxide incident was investigated on Massapoag Avenue. Monday, 11 10:01 a.m. - A motor vehicle accident with injuries was reported on South Main Street. Saturday, Feb. 16 7:44 a.m. - A passenger vehicle was reportedly on fire on in the area of General Edwards and I-95. The Sharon Fire Department was able to extinguish quickly. No injuries were reported. Friday, Feb. 22 11:29 a.m. - There was a hazardous materials leak of oil or other combustible liquid spill at 30 S. Walpole Street which the fire department contained. 3:34 p.m. - A natural gas/LPG leak at 316 Massapoag Ave. System was shut down.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Patch spoke with Deputy Chief Richard G. Murphy and Deputy Chief J. McGrath
The town of Sharon took a beating from the Blizzard of 2013 over the weekend, but officials in town said most of the reports they received were of routine nature. Sharon Patch spoke with Sharon Dep. Fire Chief Richard G. Murphy and Dep. Police Chief J.McGrath on how they weathered the storm. "We had six extra fire fighters on hand to answer the fairly routine calls," Murphy said. "A stokes basket was used to transport a person from their home to the hospital. We did have isolated power outages and were ready with generators and a shelter." McGrath added, "We also had additional police officers on hand. Our calls were mostly from people who were stuck in the snow."
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The following information was provided by the Sharon Fire Department daily log.
Sunday, Jan. 27 10:48 p.m. - The Sharon Fire Department ventilated a home of smoke onDeborah Sampson Street. Monday, Jan. 28 7:10 p.m. - An electrical wiring issue was reported on Knob Hill Road. The Sharon Fire Department responded to the scene and shut the system down. Thursday, Jan. 31 7:23 a.m. - Power lines were reported down on Hampton Road near Highland Avenue Hampshire Avenue. 8:44 a.m. - A natural gas leak was reported on South Main Street. Saturday, Feb. 2 5:30 p.m. - A brush fire was reported on Lyndon Road, but was quickly extinguished.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The following information has been provided by the Sharon Fire Department daily log.
Sunday, Jan. 6 12:56 a.m. - A water/steam leak was reported at 25 East St. which was referred to proper authority. 10:42 a.m. - A smoke/odor removal at 26 Pond St. was investigated. Monday, Jan. 7 8:58 p.m. - A cooking fire which was confined to a container. A home had to be ventilated to get the smoke out. Tuesday, Jan. 8 6:56 p.m. - A natural gas or LPG leak at 219 Massapoag Ave. was investigated. Wednesday, Jan. 9 3:09 p.m. - A smell of smoke was reported at 172 No. Main Street, which was investigated. Friday, Jan. 11 8:44 a.m. - A natural gas/LPG leak at 41 Brook Rd. was investigated. 10:20 a.m. - The Sharon Fire Department assisted Stoughton Fire Department for a building fire at 31 Wales Ave. in Stoughton. The fire was extinguished. …