Braintree Fire Department Engine 3 1 Hayward St, Braintree, MA02184 This is the East Braintree branch of the Braintree Fire Department. It is located on Hayward Street, toward Weymouth…More Landing. The Braintree Fire Department has 85 firefighters and 5 trucks.
Braintree Fire Department Highlands Station 1625 Washington St, Braintree, MA02184 This is the Highlands Station of the Braintree Fire Department. It is located on Washington Street in the southern end…More of town, past the municipal golf course. Units rotate through depending on the circumstances and the scheduling of different fire teams. The department also helps other towns in the area and vice versa as needs arise.
Braintree Fire Department 1 Union Pl, Braintree, MA02184 The fire department, headed by Chief Kevin Murphy, covers Braintree and assists surrounding towns with its three…More stations, four fire engines and one ladder truck. The headquarters and largest station is at 1 Union Place, diagonal from Thayer Academy. Braintree firemen work in four different groups, led by deputy chiefs, which cycle so that the town is well-covered at all times. Additional support includes hazardous materials and fire prevention officers. The department also issues permits, enforces various codes and inspects buildings and events. To reach them, use the listed contact information or dial 911 in case of emergency.
The Society, a wealth of information about Braintree history and U.S. military history in particular, was founded in…More 1930 as a non-profit dedicated to the care, preservation and communication of the town's history. Its offices are located at the Gilbert Bean Museum & Research Center off Washington St. behind the fire department headquarters. The research library downstairs in the museum is filled with artifacts, documents and photos from the Revolutionary War through Vietnam. There is an especially deep trove of weapons and documents from World War I and II. Upstairs is a museum shop and a Civil War exhibit.
The Sylvanus Thayer House is on the same property as the Gilbert Bean Museum and showcases 18th-century farming life through the lens of General Thayer, the father of West Point, who was born in the house in 1785. The Thayer House and the Gilbert Bean Museum both offer open admission on certain days, as well as guided tours.
Contact the society for information about membership or to schedule a research session in the library.