First established in
1925, the Acushnet Firefighters' Association is an organization of
past and present members of the Acushnet Fire / Rescue Department
whose purpose is to "foster friendship, to promote a greater
interest in the civic affairs of the Town of Acushnet and for the
good and welfare of the Acushnet Fire / Rescue Department."
The Association is governed by
an elected Board of Directors and operated by an elected President,
Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Deputy Chief James Knox is
currently serving as the Association's President.
Through annual fundraising
activities--such as the food booth at the annual Acushnet Apple /
Peach Festival--as well as the collection of membership dues, the
Association contributes thousands of dollars each year to local
charities. In the past, the Association has contributed to the
Acushnet Youth Athletic Association, local Boy and Girl Scout
Troops, as well as Acushnet families in their time of need.
Each year the Association
organizes an annual Halloween Parade in which hundreds of local
families march through the streets of Acushnet in full costume. Our
most popular activity is the annual Christmas display in which
thousands of lights and dozens of Christmastime decorations are
placed on the lawn of the Russell Street fire station. Both of
these activities are funded through and appeal to local businesses
and could not happen without their generous support.
For additional information on
the Acushnet Firefighters' Association, please use the email link
the Secretary, Donald Crocker at: