Berwick Maine Fire Department LODD:
On behalf of the officers of the NHSFA we express our deepest condolences to the members of the Berwick Fire Department and the Barnes family on the passing of Captain Joel Barnes on March 1, 2019.
Captain Barnes paid the ultimate sacrifice while protecting his firefighting brethren and the citizens of Berwick in a structure fire on Friday. We honor his heroism and dedication to his profession.
Captain Barnes has been escorted by his department to Concord NH and back to Maine. A 24 casket watch has been in place and will remain until his funeral. He was honored by a large fire service contingent to support his transfer from Dover NH to Old Orchard Beach on Sunday.
At this time a private funeral service is being planned for his family. A fire service event will be planned. At this time there are no details.
A fund has been set up at Kennebunk Savings Bank to support the Berwick Firefighters Association.
Once details are available we will send out a notice.