Dartmouth firefighters take second place in regional chowder competition

Oct 1, 2018

Just a week after bringing fresh clams to Dartmouth, the Russells Mills Engine Company was at it again, this time turning up the heat and taking second place in a September 23 Chowder Competition in Mattapoisett. 

The engine company, made up of current and former Dartmouth Fire District No. 2 firefighters, took second place in the public safety category of the event, hosted by the Mattapoisett Firefighters Association. 

With 13 entries divided into two categories — public safety and professional — the engine company was only bested only by the Marion Recreation Department. 

The Russells Mills Engine Company created a “clam bake” chowder that combined all the ingredients from a clam bake event held the week before, according to Wayne Thomas.

“We wanted to think outside the box and stay away from that creamy chowder,” he said. “We hope that it works for us. Everyone enjoys it.” 

The engine company hosted a clam bake fundraiser at District No. 2’s station on September 16.