The members of Bernardston Fire Department are dedicated individuals who live and/or work in town and who have made a special commitment to our community's safety and well being. In addition to responding to fires, medical calls, and vehicle accidents, it's not unusual to see firefighters lending a hand at community celebrations and special events.
The department is governed by a 12-member Board of Engineers, who function much like a board of directors. They elect officers and help to administer the department according to its bylaws. During an emergency, Engineers may be assigned to leadership roles by the Officer-In-Charge.
New members are screened by the department's membership committee, submit to background checks, and serve a six-month probationary period before becoming full members. Members are certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and are trained as medical First Responders. Weekly training sessions help ensure that learning and preparation are onging and that equipment is ready when the pagers sound and it's time to respond.
Board of Engineers 2016-2017
Peter A. Shedd, Chief
Lloyd Grover, Assistant Chief
Tim Snow, First Captain
Dennis Shockro, Second Captain
Lance Barton, First Lieutenant
Devin Depault, Second Lieutenant
Byron Call, EMT-Basic
Ryan Brazeau, EMT-Basic