The Rowley Fire Department invites the public for the annual Firefighters Sunday Ceremony followed by a complimentary community breakfast on Sunday, June 13 starting at 8 a.m.
The event honors past and present firefighters who have protected the town and its residents for more than 80 years. At 8 a.m., a bagpiper will lead a procession of [...]
The Fire Department Chaplain, selected by his or her own Department, provides spiritual and emotional support to Firefighters and their family members whenever necessary. This service is extended to the citizens of the Commonwealth when they become victims of fire, medical emergency or natural disaster.
Fire Department Chaplains are Professionals who are available to respond to [...]
Many of my friends and ministerial colleagues ask me why I joined the Fire Service as a Chaplain here in Rowley. Some understand, but many wonder about my sanity! It is true that emergency services chaplaincy is not for every clergyperson — it is a very specialized form of ministry.
When I [...]
Reverend Robert Hagopian joined the RFD as Chaplain in 2000. Reverend Bob is the pastor of the First Congregational Church of Rowley, and a member of the MA Corps of Fire Chaplains.
In addition to Critical Incident Stress Management, Rev. Bob has trained as a Firefighter and First Responder and responds [...]
(l to r: Chaplain Hagopian, FF Joe Merry, FF Dick Gagnon, Lt James Chadbourne, DC Roger Merry, FF Mark Winfrey, FF Ron Agrella, Cpt Don Merry)
This afternoon the RFD held ceremonies to dedicate Engine 1 and Squad 1, the two newest additions to our fleet.
Engine 1 was dedicated in honor of the [...]
Unlike many fire departments, our Chaplain is an active member of the suppression forces. Here’s Reverend Bob at a car fire this afternoon.
On June 8, 2008 the RFD held its annual Memorial Sunday. Services focus around the Volunteer Firemen’s Memorial, and the Honor Roll of deceased members is read. The morning is punctuated by the sounding of Chief’s Call on the ‘fire whistle’ in their honor. It’s a moving moment.
The service is led by [...]
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