Peter Stone Retires After 50 Years of Service
By Cynthia Whitty
Peter Stone is retiring at the end of April after serving as a fire fighter for 50 years: 35 years in Ashland, and previously, 15 years in Northborough.
Ashland Fire Chief Keith Robie said, “Peter represented this department for many years as its union president. In addition, he was always a leader in emergency medical services (EMS). When Ashland advanced its EMS, Peter was ready by becoming an emergency medical technician (EMT) as an intermediate in 1990 and later becoming an EMT-Paramedic in 2000 with the first group of members to be certified, bringing our ambulance to advanced life support (ALS).”
“Peter was also a member of the Massachusetts district 14 Technical Rescue Team,” Robie added. “Peter has always been quiet when talking about himself. We have worked together for these 35 years, and he is very passionate about the fire service.”
Stone plans to spend time with family and grandkids and will continue as a paramedic in the private sector. “I’ve worked with a great bunch of guys,” he said.