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Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of men and women incorporated in 1999. The goal of the Roundtable is to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence through community education and networking and to improve the coordination between public and private services for victims and families touched by domestic violence.

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Wayland Fire Department Open House, October 12

The Wayland Firefighters Association would like to invite you to the annual Wayland Fire Dept. Open house on Saturday, October 12, 11am-2pm, at the Public Safety Building at 38 Cochituate Rd. This event is free to the public and includes free Papa Gino’s pizza, face painting, activities for kids, a visit from Sparky the Fire Dog, and much more for the family. We hope to see you there. Remember, fire safety week starts Saturday October 6 and runs to October 12. Let’s start off by testing smoke and co alarms in the home to make sure they’re in proper working condition.

FEMA Grants Awarded To Wayland, Sudbury Fire Departments

FEMA Grants Awarded To Wayland, Sudbury Fire Departments. Fire departments in Sudbury and Wayland are getting extra funding thanks to the federal government. FEMA awarded the Sudbury, Wayland and Winthrop fire departments over $700 thousand in federal grants to aid local firefighters.

Man seriously injured at Wayland construction site

WCVB Channel 5 7/9/19: Man flown to trauma center after getting hit by construction equipment, officials say. A worker was flown to a Boston hospital Tuesday after getting hit by a piece of construction equipment, according to Wayland Fire Chief Neil McPherson. The incident happened at about 11:45 a.m. at a construction site near the intersection of Route 30 and Rice Road.

Wayland Town Crier 7/9/19: Man seriously injured at Wayland construction site. A tractor trailer driver delivering construction trailers to a Rice Road work site on Tuesday suffered serious injuries when he was hit in a chest by one of the trailers.

Sitting Ducks No More: Wayland Firefighters Rescue 10 Ducklings

Wayland Patch 6/13/19: Sitting Ducks No More: Wayland Firefighters Rescue 10 Ducklings. Spring is baby season and for some fire departments, that means unusual calls for animal rescue. Wayland Fire Department received one such call on Saturday and jumped into action to rescue the little guys.

Neil McPherson to step in as Wayland chief

Metrowest Daily News 4/3/19: Neil McPherson to step in as Wayland chief. Neil McPherson realized a dream three years ago of becoming a full-time firefighter when he joined the Wayland Fire Department. Now, McPherson is on the cusp of becoming the department’s chief.

Wayland Assistant Fire Chief a finalist for Chief job in Southborough 3/15/19:Selectmen unanimously select Steven Achilles as new Southborough Fire Chief. 3/6/19: Fire Chief finalists announced: Look for interviews later this month. Last night, the Fire Chief Screening Committee recommended two finalists for selectmen to interview. The Board of Selectmen will consider the Fire Chief from Portsmouth, NH and Assistant Chief from Wayland, MA.

Wayland Town Crier 3/6/19: Two finalists picked for Southborough fire chief. Two finalists are in the running to become the town’s next fire chief. On Tuesday night, the Fire Chief Screening Committee named Steve Achilles, fire chief in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Neil McPherson, assistant fire chief in Wayland, as finalists to be interviewed by the Board of Selectmen.

Fire department and ambulance service fees to increase April 1

Wayland Town Crier 3/4/19: Fire department and ambulance service fees to increase April 1. Residents and businesses will pay more, in some cases double, for some fire department and ambulance services. The increases takes effect April 1. Wayland falls roughly in the middle of the pack of 32 surrounding communities when it comes to fees charged, according to Fire Chief David Houghton.