Long Serving Belmont Fire Chief Frizzell Set To Retire In August [Update]

Photo: Belmont Fire Chief David Frizzell The cat is out of the bag on the future of Belmont Fire Chief David L. Frizzell. Last week, Select Board Chair Roy Epstein casually mentioned at a public meeting that Frizzell “would be leaving” his position this year. The long serving member of the Belmont Fire Department confirmed […]

Early Morning Smokey Fire Damages Purecoat Plating Plant on Hittinger

Photo: The Purecoat North site An early morning two alarm fire involving chemicals used in the plating process occurred at the Purecoat North facility adjacent Belmont High School property at 39 Hittinger St. on Friday, May 28. Belmont Fire Chief Divid Frizzell said in a press release that a call was received by Belmont Fire […]

One Dead In Birch Hill Road Fire That Leaves House Heavily Damaged

Photo: A Belmont Fire official examines a house at 81 Birch Hill Road damaged by a fire on Friday, April 24. A female resident died after being rescued by Belmont firefighters during an early morning blaze that heavily damaged a split ranch house at 81 Birch Hill Road on Friday, April 24. The unidentified victim […]

Two New Belmont Firefighters Off To Training At Fire Academy

Photo: New Firefighter Paramedics meet the Belmont selectmen (left) Firefighter Paramedic Michael Goode, Firefighter Paramedic Justin Perino, Selectmen Chair Adam Dash, Selectmen Tom Caputo, Mark Paolillo and Fire Chief David Frizzell Two newly hired firefighters will soon begin three months of recruit firefighting training at the Brookline Fire Academy as they start their careers with the […]

Selectmen OKs Fire Chief’s New Contract

Photo: “Your Fire Chief” David Frizzell.  It took some give and take and several executive sessions over the past five months, but on Friday, Feb. 8, the Belmont Board of Selectmen approved a new contract with the town’s longtime Fire Chief, David Frizzell.  The town now has agreements with both of Belmont public safety heads, having […]

Belmont Fire Praised for Action At Waltham ‘Epic’ Fire

Photo: At the Waltham fire; Lt Gerry Benoit (E1), Asst Chief Wayne Haley (C2), and FF Brian O’Neill (E1 Hydrant). (Photo Credit – Lt Rob Wollner) Belmont Fire Chief David Frizzell described the inferno his department help fight in Waltham last month was simply “epic.” “You don’t see many of those during your career,” Frizzell said describing the 10-alarm […]

One Dead in Three-Alarm Fire at Trapelo Road Two Family [VIDEO]

Photo: Firefighters inspecting the house at 606-608 Trapelo Rd. where a man died in a fire. An early morning three-alarm fire that gutted a two-story house on Trapelo Road killed a person, according to the Belmont Fire Department. The 4 a.m. blaze at 606-608 Trapelo Rd. located at the corner of Agassiz Street just outside of Waverley […]

Fire Destroys McLean’s Codman Building [VIDEO]

Photo: The aftermath of the fire that destroyed the Codman House at McLean Hospital. A two-alarm fire destroyed the former Codman House on the McLean Hospital campus early Monday morning, Nov. 14. The blaze, which required fire equipment from neighboring towns of Watertown, Arlington, and Cambridge, started just before 3 a.m. At its height, the […]

Ohlin’s Owners Declare ‘We’ll Be Back’ After Flash Fire, Explosion Closes Shop

Photo: The rear of Ohlin’s Bakery that suffered the most damage. The flash fire that rocked Ohlin’s Bakery early Tuesday morning, March 15, sent the family who’ve owned the store since the 1960s reeling. “We are still in shock,” said Marybeth Klemm, who with her husband owns and runs the century old Belmont institution in […]

Fire Heavily Damages Two Family on Russell Terrace, Occupant Taken to Hospital

A two-alarm fire heavily damaged a 105-year-old two-family house at the end of Russell Terrace, sending an elderly occupant to the hospital this afternoon, Tuesday, Jan. 20. Flames and smoke were billowing from the first and second floor windows of the wooden Colonial when the first fire crews arrived at the dead end street off of […]