Today’s firefighters do far more than fight fires. They are the first ones called to respond to chemical and environmental emergencies ranging from the suspected presence of carbon monoxide to a gas leak. They may be called to rescue a child who has fallen through the ice or who has locked himself in a bathroom. They respond to medical calls alongside Ambulance services. They rescue those who are trapped in vehicle crashes. They respond to surrounding towns for mutual aid. They test and maintain their equipment including self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), water supplies, hoses, power tools, and apparatus. Along with work parties to maintain and check equipment, they conduct monthly training in an effort to teach new skills to members and to keep those skills efficient and effective.
Wales is a town in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 1,838 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. Wales was officially incorporated in 1762 as South Brimfield, a name it kept until February 20, 1828. The town was named after James Lawrence Wales, a local benefactor.
According to the United States Census Bureau The town has a total area of 16.0 square miles (41.3 km²), of which, 15.8 square miles (40.8 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (1.32%) is water. Wales is bounded on the west by Monson; on the south by Stafford, Connecticut and Union, Connecticut; on the east by Holland; and on the north by Brimfield.
You can support the Wales Fire Association through it's many fund raisers throughout the year or by making a donation. The association compromises members of the fire department, and non-members who wish to contribute time and efforts to support the Wales Fire fighters and the department. If interested you can inquire through the contacts page.