The Adams Fire Department will ask Fire District members to vote to accept a budget that will accommodate a full-time paid chief and a full-time firefighter. reports that Fire Chief John Pansecchi released a letter on Facebook last week stating that with increased responsibilities for both the town and volunteer fire company, the department needs to make changes.

The chief stated that Massachusetts is the fourth largest in the state and that Adams is the largest in Berkshire County that has not gone this route.

Pansecchi said it has been a concern of the past three fire chiefs, noting that many like-sized and smaller departments full-time fire chiefs and often other staff.

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