The Town of Boylston Hill
The Town of Boylston Hill was established in 1855 as a small farming community over 38 square miles. Today, it maintains much of that feel with numerous farms, a small downtown, and county roads. With a population of about 7,000 people, the town has a very close knit community, which is reflected in its public safety agencies.
Boylston Hill Volunteer Fire Company
The Boylston Hill Vol. Fire Company was found in 1908. They respond to aproximately 400 Fire, Rescue, EMS, and Hazardous Materials incidents out of one station located in the center of town. The membership fluctuates, but maintains about 25 active members. The Boylston Hill VFC operates on a very minimal budget, and is bulstered by a fleet of primarily used apparatus.
Tank 145 began its life with Studington Fire-Rescue and was purchased in 2008. Funds were unavailable to have the apparatus repainted to red, and only a few minor modifications were made before it was pushed into service. This unit responds first out to all fire, rescue, and hazardous materials incidents in town, carrying engine company equipment, extrication tools, rescue equipment, and BLS medical gear. Tank 145 carries 2,500 gallons of water and is equipped with a 1,250 gallon per minute fire pump.
Engine 145, bought used from the Ashborne Mill Fire Department, is a 1987 Ford C/E-One with a 1,250 gallon per minute fire pump and a 1,000 gallon water tank. It was purchased to be used as a reserve pumper if Tank 145 or Engine 245 were to be out of service.
Engine 245, purchased in 2019 formerly served the City of Mataham as Engine 5. This 1988 Pierce Lance responds second out to all fire, rescue, and hazardous materials incidents. It has a 1,250 gallon per minute fire pump, 1,000 gallons of water, and carries the basic engine company equipment. This apparatus is set up to be the "Water Supply Pumper" for the town.
Brush 145 is the first apparatus bought new by the town since the 1960's, This 2011 Ford F450/Pierce 4x4 carries 300 gallons of water and has a 150 gallon per minute pump. This rig's primary responsibilities are wild land firefighting and EMS responses.
This 1975 AM General runs as Brush 245. It was donated to the town by the State Forest Service in 2005 and is responsible for wildland firefighting responses.