On Wednesday, October 16 Tufts University held its eleventh annual “Station House Chili Fest,” an informal event that began in 2002 to recognize the duties of local police officers and firefighters. Created in the aftermath of 9/11, the event takes place during “National Fire Prevention and Public Safety Month” and brings local community heroes together with Tufts students for lunch. Medford and Somerville police, firefighters and EMS teams are all invited to the event each year.
Tufts students have enjoyed this event as they have come to more deeply respect the local police and fire officials through a greater understanding of their dedication to community.
From left, TUPD Cpl. Anthony Regan, Medford Fire Dep. Chief Scott Graham, TUPD Sgt. Duane Weisse, Medford firefighters Steve Pina and Tom Murray, Tufts Fire Marshal student employee Montane Silverman, A16, and Medford firefighter Janelle Maietta at Carmichael Dining Hall (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University).
Local first responders eat lunch at Carmichael Dining Hall (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University).
- Information and photos from Tufts University