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The Monson Fire and Emergency Services Department is an all hazards, comprehensive emergency management agency that provides the following programs and services to our community:
- Fire Prevention and Inspections
- Engineering and Site Plan Review
- Public Education and Awareness
- Fire Suppression
- Emergency Medical Services
- Hazardous Materials Mitigation
Our overall mission is to protect life and property from fire or the risk of fire, prevent fires from occurring in our community, control and extinguish fires when they occur, provide for emergency medical service, and protect life, property, and the environment from the detrimental effects of hazardous materials.
The Town of Monson has had a local Monson police officer working since at least 1909 when Monson Night Police Officer Herbert Aldrich served the town. In 1959 Ofc. Robert Chaffee was hired to replace Ofc. Aldrich. Ofc. Chaffee used his personal vehicle to patrol the town and was on call 24 hours a day.
In 1959, the police department increased to three officers. Since that time the Monson Police
Department has grown to meet the needs of the community.
The MPD is currently made up of 18 officers who are dedicated to serving the Town of Monson. We provide a range of vital services to ensure public safety and maintain law and order within our community. The Monson Police proactively work to prevent criminal activities through community engagement, patrols, and visibility.
The Monson Police Department enjoys engaging with the community through events like Public Safety Nite, Coffee with a Cop, Senior Center Lunch and Learns, School Resource Officer programs, RADD and Citizen’s Police Academy.
Time to show our Monson troops love and support as they bravely serve our country.
Care Packages from home mean so much to our service men and women who cannot celebrate the holidays with their families. Comforts of home and reminders of Monson are a great way to boost their spirits.
We collect and organize donations for care packages then help package and sending them off to our troops.
These packages are sent to those from Monson who either have a residence here or have family still living in Monson.
Rock The Lawn will contribute towards care packages created for the ninth annual campaign!
While we have Veterans Day in the fall and Memorial Day in the spring, our servicemen and women sacrifice their time and safety every single day of the year, to preserve our freedoms. And in many homes across the U.S., every day there is an empty seat for one who is serving, or one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
That is why our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach lasts all year long, far beyond the single day in December when we coordinate wreath-laying ceremonies. All throughout the year, Wreaths Across America works in a number of ways to show our veterans and their families that we will not forget—we will never forget.
When a volunteer places a wreath on a veteran’s grave on National Wreaths Across America Day, we encourage them to speak that veteran’s name aloud, thank them for their service and sacrifice, and reflect on that person and their life.
Since 2007, Wreaths Across America has given back more than $20 million to local charities through its fundraising structure.
The funds Rock The Lawn donates will be used to purchase wreaths which will be placed on Veteran headstones in Monson cemeteries.
The Monson Council on Aging/Senior Center has been serving the community since 1975. Currently there are close to 2,500 seniors in our community, an increase of nearly 800 since 2010. Recently the Town received designation as an Age Friendly Community.
We have a full nutrition program which includes home bound meals and congregate meals 5 days a week. We are one of the few centers left that have our own kitchen, which means attendees receive a home cooked meal every day.
We also offer a transportation program for those 60+ or disabled which is a door to door service and will take you to medical appointments, shopping, banks, personal errands, bring you to lunch or programs here at the Center, hairdresser/barber and much more. We do both local and long distance trips.
Our Social Service/Direct Assistance Program works with those who need SNAP, Fuel Assistance, Health Insurance Assistance and Social Security Assistance. The Town became a Dementia Friendly community and the Assistant Director leads a Caregiver Support Group for folks caring for those with Alzheimers/Dementia. Under the direction of the Monson Age & Dementia Friendly Working Group there is now a Memory Café on the first Monday of the month, held at the Monson Free Library.