Town to compete in fire muster Sunday

GREENFIELD — Firefighters from at least four towns will show off their skills at the annual Greenfield Fireman’s Muster on Sunday at Oak Park.

Under the watchful eye of three referees — Greenfield Fire Chief Loren White and retired Peterborough deputy chiefs Ron Stickney and Brad Winters Sr. — firefighters will compete in five events. In the dry hose contest, they have to connect hoses to couplings and race to the finish line. For the wet hose event, they’ll connect hoses and couplings, then pump water through to hit a target. Teams will also compete in water polo, a bucket brigade race and a mystery event that will be explained to the firefighters minutes before they compete.

“It’s a lot of fun to watch,” said Dorene Adams, one of the event organizers, on Tuesday. “There’s always a chance that you can get wet. Often a lot of kids will wear their bathing suits. It’s just a relaxed, fun, family day.”

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnics. Hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken, salads and drinks will also be for sale by the Greenfield Fire Department.

Dave Anderson can be reached at 924-7172, ext. 233 or He’s on Twitter at @DaveAndersonMLT.

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