Here is a list of area Fire Department social events
that we know of. Some times and prices were not available.
Alford Fire Department
Steve Berkel, chief
What: Pancake breakfast: pancakes, sausage, butter, maple syrup, orange juice, coffee, tea.
When: Sunday, Oct. 7, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Always the Sunday of the Columbus Day weekend.)
Where: At the fire station, 86 North Egremont Road.
Donation: $8 adults, $4 children, infants free; pay at the door. Ashfield Fire Department
Del Haskins, chief
What: Selling grinders, spaghetti, chili, chowder
When: Ashfield Fall Festival Columbus Day weekend
Oct, 5- 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Inside the fire station, 412 Main St./Route 116
Egremont Fire Department
Bill Turner, chief; Jim Olmsted, deputy chief
What: Pancake breakfast.
When: Always on Palm Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
What: Steak Roast prepared by the Old Mill and John Andrews restaurants: 14-ounce strip steak, salad, baked potato, garlic bread, SoCo ice cream sundae with Old Mill chocolate sauce, non-alcoholic beverages.
When: Always the first Sunday after Columbus Day weekend. Sunday, Oct. 14, from 4 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Outside the fire station; under a tent if it rains; 36 Main St./Route 23.
Donation: $25 adults; children $12.
Great Barrington Fire Department
Charlie Burger, chief
What: Big breakfast: pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, bacon, hash, ham, fruit, orange juice, maple syrup, coffee, tea
When: Sunday, Sept.16.
Where: At the fire house; 37 State Road/Routes 7 and 23
Donation: $10 adults; $5 children under 10.
Hinsdale Fire Department
Larry Turner, chief
What: Block dance: carnival food -- hot dogs, hamburgers, French fries, fried dough; six live bands; dancing
When: Saturday, July 21, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: At the fire station; 86 Maple St./Route 143
Donation: $5 at the event.
Lanesborough Volunteer Fire Department
Charlie Durfee, chief
What: Block dance: live band Skid Marks.
When: Saturday, Aug. 18.
Where: At the fire station; 180 Main St./Route 7.
Lenox Dale Fire Department
St. Vincent de Paul Church
Bill Colvin, deputy chief
What: Block party: hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage patties, peppers and onions, beer, wine; Pittsfield band Whiskey City
When: Saturday, Aug. 26, 6 to 12 p.m.
Where: Crystal Street between Walker and Elm Streets.
Donation: $5 at the event; children under 10 free.
South Lee Fire Department
Alan Sparks chief, William Brunell, assistant chief in charge of South Lee
What: Chicken barbecue: 1/2 chicken with special rub, corn-on-the-cob, salad, bread, great variety of homemade from-scratch desserts, soft drinks, coffee.
When: Saturday, Aug. 18, 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: At the playground across the street from the South Lee firehouse, 1380 Pleasant St./Route 102 at the corner of Church Street.
Donation: $14 adults, $9 children; tickets available at RW's, Inc. auto repairs, 32 Run Way off Route 102, (413) 243-0946; or from South Lee firefighters.
Monterey Fire Company
Shawn Tryon, chief
What: Steak roast, live band and children's entertainment: steak or swordfish, corn-on-the-cob, baked potato, salad, roll, ice cream, beer, wine, soft drinks; hot dogs and hamburgers for sale for children; picnic-style dinner on lawn.
When: Saturday, July 28, 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: At the firehouse pavilion; 411 Main St./Route 23.
Donation: $25; tickets available from firefighters, at transfer station on weekend mornings, at firehouse Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. or leave message at (413) 528-3136; advance payment preferred.
Otis Fire Department
Sandy Pinkham, chief
What: Second Annual steak roast and dance: steak, corn-on-the-cob, baked potato, salad, rolls, cake, soft drinks, byob.
When: Saturday, Aug, 25, dinner 5 to 7 p.m.; dancing from 7 p.m. on
Donation: $20; tickets available from fire fighters and at firehouse, 15 South Main Road, 264-4409.
Plainfield Fire-EMS /Firefighters Association
Dennis Thatcher, chief
What: Chicken barbecue: 1/2 chicken, corn-on-the-cob, baked potato, dinner roll, watermelon, iced tea, lemonade, coffee; also library book sale, PTO bake sale, Ladies' Benevolent Society tag sale and Arts Council art exhibit.
When: Always the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.
Sunday, Sept., 2.
Where: behind the Shaw Memorial Library; 312 Main St./Route 116.
Donation: $10 adults; $6 children; tickets available from Plainfield fire fighters and EMTs.
Richmond Volunteer Fire Department
Paul Sintoni, chief; Eric Smith, president of the trustees
What: Chicken barbecue: 1/2 chicken, corn-on-the-cob, SoMa coleslaw, Pittsfield Rye Bakery rolls, watermelon, soft drinks.
When: Always the second Thursday in August.
Thursday, Aug, 9, 6 p.m.
Where: At the firehouse, 35 Fire house Lane west of Route 41.
Donation: $15; tickets available at town hall, 1529 State Road/Route 41 and Bartlett's Orchard, 575 Swamp Road.
Sandisfield Fire Department
Ralph Morrison, chief
What: Steak roast dinner and dance: steak, baked potato, corn-on-the-cob, salad, roll, dessert: all beverages for sale; hamburgers and hot dogs for children.
When: Always the second Saturday in August.
Saturday, Aug, 11, time 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: At Sandisfield fire station No. 2, 207 Sandisfield Road/Route 57.
Donation: $25; tickets available at A&M Auto Service, 7 Tolland Road, (413) 258-3381, or from firefighters; tickets pre-sold only not available at door.
Sheffield Fire Department
Richard Boardman, chief
What: Pancake breakfast.
When: Always on Mother's Day.
Tolland Volunteer Fire Department
Robert Littlefield, chief
What: Steak roast and dance: steak, corn-on-the-cob, baked potato, salad, bread, cake, beverages, coffee, cash bar; dancing to live band Quintera.
When: Saturday, July 21, dinner 6 to 8 p.m., dancing 8 p.m. to midnight.
Where: At the safety complex, 206 West Granville Road/Route 57.
Donation: $25; tickets available at town hall, 241 West Granville Road/Route 57.
Tyringham Fire Company
James Curtin, chief
What: Steak Roast and dance: steak or swordfish, baked potato, corn-on-the-cob, salad, peppers and onions, rolls, dessert, non-alcoholic beverages, byob; hot dogs for children.
When: Always on the first Saturday in August.
Saturday, Aug, 4, dinner 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., dancing to a live band afterward.
Donation: $25 adults; $5 children under 12.
What: Pancake breakfasts: pancakes, Wohrle's sausages, butter, Tyringham maple syrup, orange juice, coffee.
When: Sunday, July 1 and Sunday, Sept, 2.
Donation: $12 adults, $5 seniors and children under 12; tickets for sale at Cobble View Bed and Breakfast, Tyringham.
Where: At the firemen's pavilion, 100 Main Road.
-- Judith Lerner