The mission of the Wellesley Health Department is to assess and address the needs of the Wellesley community, in order to protect and improve the health and quality of life of its residents and work force.
This charge is carried out by the implementation of disease prevention programs, health promotion, community health and nursing services, public outreach, education and empowerment, as well as promulgation and enforcement of Health Department, Town and State regulations.
Health Department and Fire Department Host Fire Safety Training!
On June 13th, residents attended the always popular Fire Extinguisher Training class held at the Health Department. Good weather held as residents were able to learn about and actually use a fire extinguisher!
Fire fighters, including Lt. Paul Delaney , Deputy Chief Matthew Corda and Firefighter Mike Quintin, held a brief classroom presentation followed by an exciting hands-on experience outside.
The event drew spectators enjoying the nearby park, and participants all commented on how much fun it was. They also appreciated the opportunity to use the fire extinguisher before actually needing to at home, noting it's much easier than they thought. Be sure to stay up to date with the Health Department if you are interested in events like this! Sign up for our monthly newsletter here (be sure to scroll all the way down for the Health Dept. Newsflash), check in here regularly, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.