Fire Department helps rescue trapped swanBy Canton Citizen
The Canton Fire Department, along with the Animal Rescue League and Canton Animal Control, worked together to rescue a trapped swan caught in the sluiceway in downtown Canton near Centerfields on Monday, September 2, around 3 p.m.
Firefighters lowered a ladder down and an Animal Rescue League staffer netted the swan, which was later released in Forge Pond. The entire rescue lasted around 90 minutes. A passerby videotaped the rescue, which was sent to Fox 25 and broadcast on Monday night’s news, according to Fire Chief Charlie Doody.
CFD to host EMT training program
The Canton Fire Department will host an emergency medical technician (EMT) training program that will run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from September 10 to December 19. Canton residents will receive a discounted course tuition of $650 (includes materials and books). Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the state exam to become certified as an EMT. For more details, please contact Ann Healey at 617-538-6873.
Town receives grant to purchase family survival kits
The town of Canton has been awarded a $4,600 grant from the state Emergency Management Agency to purchase family emergency survival kits, which contain enough supplies for three days in the case of a power outage. Fire Chief Charlie Doody, head of the Canton EMA, said he will be able to purchase 70 kits valued at $70 each, and they will be disbursed beginning in October. Those families who sign up for a free home inspection by the Canton Fire Department will receive the free kit, which contains a flashlight and water and food supplies. To sign up for the inspection, call Fire Lt. Donald Lester at 781-575-6654 ext. 114.
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