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Pittsfield City Council Welcomes Sammons as Fire Chief

Mayor Linda Tyer named Sammons chief last week and he was sworn in to take immediate command of the Fire Department. Tuesday's broadcast event was largely to celebrate his promotion and introduce him to the council and the city.

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Pittsfield's New Fire Chief Takes Command

Thomas Sammons right choice has led him to the top position in the Fire Department. On Wednesday morning, he was sworn as the fire chief of the 96-member force. His starting pay is $112,000.

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Sammons Being Named New Pittsfield Fire Chief

Deputy Chief Thomas Sammons is set to become the city's new fire chief.

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Adams Fire District Say No to Full-Time Fire Chief

The Fire District voted to keep the status quo and shot down the proposition to increase the fire chief position to full time.

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Pittsfield Fire Chief Czerwinski Marching to Retirement

There is a saying around the firehouse that there are some firefighters who wouldn't walk two blocks to a fire if they were on vacation. Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski, however, would race the trucks there. At one time Czerwinski was getting to the scene of a fire riding on the back of the open cab truck, holding on to just a bar. Now he usually shows up in an SUV, shortly after the first units have. And as age 63 bears down, that race to the fire becomes much more difficult.

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Adams Fire Department Broaches Possibility of Full-Time Chief

Fire Chief John Pansecchi released a letter on Facebook last week stating that with increased responsibilities for both the town and volunteer fire company, the department needs to make some changes.

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North Adams Council to Take Up Public Safety Chief Changes

Mayor Thomas Bernard had pledged nearly two weeks to move forward with the change with the looming retirement of Police Director Michael Cozzaglio.

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