The Williamstown Fire District has had eight chiefs in 122 years of its existence.
It is governed by an elected committee that, until last year, had just three members, each with decades of experience in fighting fires, including one whose father served on the same committee.
And it is looking for a fresh perspective.
"We're set in our way and need to listen to fresh ideas," Assistant Chief Robert Briggs said last week. "That's what we're looking for. Myself, the chief, the other assistant chiefs and three members of the Prudential Committee have been here for 30 plus years.
Briggs was addressing a committee that the Prudential Committee hopes will help provide some fresh perspectives to the district.
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