It is not uncommon for neighboring towns to offer coverage when circumstances arise such as a funeral of a fellow firefighter. Neighboring towns will often park their fire trucks in the firehouses of the town they are covering to negate any delay in responding to a call for service in that town.
Despite the fact that Maglione's passing was not "in the line of duty," he was a current member of the Westfield Fire Department and deserving of the tribute of having all his fire department co-workers attend his funeral.
TFoTM asks Westfield Fire Chief Kelly:
With the shortage of manpower that currently exists in the Westfield Fire Department, would accepting the offer of a couple hours of coverage by another town's firefighters have revealed just how short the fire department staffing level really is?