MAYNARD – On April 12, 2020, Easter Sunday, Maynard Firefighters helped bring the Easter Bunny through town to celebrate the holiday. In this time of COVID-19, the Maynard Fire Department assisted in brightening this Spring Holiday by hopping throughout the Town. The hour long parade route allowed residents to keep social distance while seeing a special visitor. Captain Parr drove the Easter Bunny and Sparky the Fire Dog through Town Sunday. “We thought it was important to mark the day. This parade route gave people an option near home to see the Easter Bunny. The public has been very supportive of first responders and medical personnel. This was a way for us to give back a happy memorable moment in a time of uncertainty. It was great to see residents gather in their cars and at the end of their driveways. It looked like the kids really appreciated the surprise.”
MAYNARD, MA : The Maynard Fire Department responded to 23 Acton Street at 11:30pm on March 1, 2020 for the reported fire. On arrival, crews found smoke and fire in the rear of the home and were able to stop its extension with a fast fire attack. The two family home was occupied at the time of the fire and Captain Parr credits smoke alarms with alerting the residents so they could evacuate the building and call 9-1-1. There were no injuries to residents or firefighters.
Stow Fire Department and Acton Fire Department assisted Maynard in the response. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
This was the second fire in five days for the Town of Maynard.
MAYNARD – A day after the second storm of the young winter season, Maynard Firefighters began clearing hydrants during emergency responses. FF Alex Martinec and FF Justin Aubert cleared this hydrant after tending to a patient during a medical. Captain Parr noted that the fire department has added snow shovels back to the apparatus to help remove the snow around hydrants but encourages residents to adopt a hydrant in their neighborhood and clear a 3 foot space around them. Captain Parr explained, “clearing a hydrant will help firefighters identify it more quickly during an emergency as well as access it for fast water.”