Category Archive: Public Health & Safety


When Seconds Count


Space Heater Fire Safety

If you must use a space heater for heat, use it as safely as possible.  Click here for more information.

Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes

During Cold Weather, Take Preventative Action Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage. Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children. When the weather is …

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“Beat the Beep”- Campaign

Beat the Beep Video – This is a campaign the Mass Department of Fire Services is running to educate the public on the life expectancy of their Carbon Monoxide detectors.  Please click the link above to watch a short slide on CO Detectors.  Click Here to view the pamphlet on Beat the Beep .  

Storm Preparation Steps for Residents

Click here for helpful steps to prepare for the approaching storm. For more preparedness information go to

Emergency Frequently Asked Questions

Contacting Town Services If you wish to call about town services during this emergency period, please call the emergency info line at 413-565-4121. If you are unable to reach us, you may also call police dispatch at 413-567-3311. Tax Bills Tax bills can be left in the drop box at town hall. Due to town …

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State Fire Marshal’s Advisory – Some Basic Safety Tips

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Verizon: Hurricane Preparations

The following helpful information and contact numbers have been provided by Verizon to help residents deal with telecommunications related issues over the next several days as we prepare for Hurricane Irene. Verizon Contact Information Toll Free Number: 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966) Website: Verizon suggests customers prepare for Irene by taking the following steps:

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Your Health Online

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Solicitation Not Authorized

Solicitation Not Authorized By Police – Click Here to read more.