*MEDIA ADVISORY* Berwick Officials to Brief the News Media at 4:15 p.m Today


Saturday, March 2, 2019

Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 781-752-9877
Email: [email protected]


Berwick Officials to Brief the News Media

BERWICK, Maine — Town officials will address the media on the latest information regarding the line of duty death of Berwick Fire & Rescue Captain Joel Barnes, who died fighting a four-alarm fire that injured four other firefighters on Friday afternoon.


TODAY, Saturday, March 2, 2019

4:15 p.m.


Berwick Fire Department

10 School St.
Berwick, ME 03901


  • Berwick Town Manager Stephen G. Eldridge
  • Berwick Fire Chief Dennis Plante
  • Berwick Police Chief Timothy Towne

24-Hour Vigil

Firefighters began a 24-hour constant vigil over the body of Captain Barnes since the arrival of a procession from the medical examiner’s office in Concord, New Hampshire to the Tasker Funeral Home in Dover. The vigil will continue without interruption until the funeral services.

Fund Established

The family of Captain Barnes requests that any donations being made in his name go to the Berwick Volunteer Firefighters Association in his memory c/o Kennebunk Saving Bank, 2 School St., Berwick, ME 03901.