NORTHEAST FIRENEWS
2017 MASSACHUSETTS DELIVERIES AND NEWS ARCHIVE




2017 MASSACHUSETTS APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Arlington, MA Engine 5- 1998 Pierce Saber 1250/500/F (ex Cambridge)
Ashland, MA Engine 1- 2017 E-One Typhoon 1500/750/30F
Attleboro, MA Engine 1- 2017 Pierce Enforcer pumper
Blandford, MA Brush 93- 1997 Stewart & Stevenson 250/850
Bolton, MA Engine 5- 2016 Rosenbauer Commander 1500/750/30A 4x4
Boston Engine 16- 2017 E-One 1250/560/30F
Boston Haz/Mat Response- 2017 Chevy 3500 w/ utility
Boxborough, MA Engine 64- 2016 KME Severe Service 1500/1000/30B
Brookline, MA Ladder 3- 2015 Pierce Ascendant 107' RMA (demo)
Carlisle, MA Engine 5- 2016 E-One Cyclone II 1500/3500/65F
Douglas, MA Engine 3- 2017 KME Panther 1500/1000/25A
Fall River, MA Engine 9- 2017 Ferrara Igniter 1500/750/75A
Fall River, MA Rescue 6- 2016 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance
Hadley, MA Engine 4- 2016 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/750
Kingston, MA Ambulance 1- 2016 Ford F-450/PL Custom ambulance
Kingston, MA Ambulance 2- 2016 Ford F-450/PL Custom ambulance
Leyden, MA Engine 1- 1983 Pemfab/E-One 1250/1000 (ex Monson)
Ludlow, MA Ambulance 2- 2017 Chevy/Horton ambulance
Lynnfield, MA Engine 1- 2017 E-One Typhoon 1500/780/30F
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)- 2017 ?/KME heavy rescue
Medway, MA Ambulance 2- 2016 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance
Methuen, MA Ambulance 1- 2017 Ford F-450/Braun ambulance
Methuen, MA Tower Ladder 1- 2017 KME Severe Service 95’ RMA Tower
Middleton, MA Ambulance 2- 2016 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Millis, MA Ambulance 2- 2016 Dodge 4500/PL Custom 4X4 ambulance
Monroe, MA- 1989 GMC Topkick/E-One pumper (ex Saranac Lake, NY)
Nahant, MA Ambulance 34- 2016 Ford F/? ambulance
Natick, MA Ambulance 1- 2017 Ford F-450/PL Custom 4X4 ambulance
New Bedford EMS, MA Medic 1- 2016 Ford E-450/LifeLine ambulance
New Bedford EMS, MA Medic 3- 2016 Ford E-450/LifeLine ambulance
North Brookfield, MA Engine 1- 2017 Ferrara Cinder 1500/1500/10A
Northampton, MA Ambulance 3- 2016 International TerraStar/PL Custom ambulance
Northfield EMS, MA Ambulance 2- 2017 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance
Norwell, MA Engine 3- 2016 Spartan/Smeal 1500/750
Pittsfield, MA Truck 2- 2014 Pierce Arrow XT 100' RMA (ex demo)
Plainville, MA Ambulance 2- 2016 Ford F-550/Life Line ambulance
Princeton, MA Squad 1- 1991 Chevy Kodiak/Supervac medium duty rescue (ex Brookside VFC, NJ)
Sandwich, MA Ambulance 459- 2016 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance
Sandwich, MA Tanker 464- 2008 Freightliner/2002 Fire-1 300/2500 (dept built)
Seekonk, MA Engine 1- 2016 Ferrara Cinder 1500/1000/30A
Seekonk, MA Rescue 1- 2017 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance
Shrewsbury, MA Engine 2- 2017 KME Predator 1500/750/25A/30B
Southborough, MA Engine 23- 2016 E-One Typhoon 1250/750
Springfield, MA Engine 8- 2016 Pierce Velocity PUC 1500/750
Sudbury, MA Ambulance- 2017 Ford F-550/Horton ambulance
Swansea Ambulance Corps, MA Ambulance 1- 2016 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance
Tewksbury, MA Ladder 1- 2016 Pierce Ascendant 1500/500/107' RMA
Waltham, MA Rescue 1- 2016 Seagrave Attacker II heavy rescue
Webster, MA Tower 1- 2016 E-One Cyclone II 2000/300/100' Tower
Westhampton, MA Tanker 1- 2016 Freightliner FL-114/Firovac 750/2600
Wilmington, MA Ambulance 1- 2016 International TerraStar/Horton ambulance
Worcester, MA Engine 12- 2017 E-One Cyclone II 1500/500/30B




2017 MASSACHUSETTS NEWS

Adams, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Paul Goyette will step down after 40 years of service.

Amherst, New Hampshire Fire Department- department to hire 3 new firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Attleboro, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 2016 Ford Interceptor SUV as EMS 1, the Deputy Chief in charge of EMS.

Bernardston, Mass Fire Department- fire station design proceeds. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Boston Fire Department- graduating class made up of all veterans. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Bourne, Mass Fire Department- moves headquarters operations to Sagamore Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Brewster, Mass Fire Department- breaks ground on new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Brockton, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter Ray Roberts has retired after 33 years of service.

Brockton, Mass Fire Department- becomes 4th fire department in Mass to have an ISO 1 rating. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Brookline, Mass Fire Department- Engine 1's 2006 E-One Cyclone II has returned to the department after being refurbished.

Cambridge, Mass Fire Department- Anderson Motors has delivered the new command bus to the department. It will have to be outfitted by the department mechanics and lettered before it will go into service.

Chatham, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Deputy Fire Chief Peter Connick as the new Fire Chief.

Chicopee, Mass Fire Department- Acting Fire Chief Dean F. Desmarais has been appointed as the permanent Fire Chief.

Chicopee, Mass Fire Department- appoints six new firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Concord, Mass Fire Department- firefighters battle fire at their own station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. 2nd article that discusses damage to Engine 4. Engine 8 and an ambulance will be returned to service after being cleaned. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Concord, Mass Fire Department- investigation continues into cause of West Concord Fire Station fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Dennis, Mass Fire Department- two firefighters promoted. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Dennis, Mass Fire Department- promotes 2 firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

East Brookfield, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Peter Livermore will retire on April 30th after 44 years of service.

Easton, Mass Fire Department- signs on for regional dispatch. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Everett, Mass Fire Department- firefighters promoted. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Fall River, Mass Fire Department- has recieved a Federal grant to purchase turnout gear. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Fall River, Mass Fire Department- fire alarm system to get upgrade. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Falmouth, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter Russell R. Ferreira, former union president, retired after 30 years of service.

Fitchburg, Mass Fire Department- city demolishes former station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Foxborough, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 2017 Ford F-250 as Squad 3.

Framingham, Mass Fire Department- has acquired a former U.S. Army Stewart & Stevenson utility truck. It will be converted into a brush tanker by the department shops.

Hadley, Mass Fire Department- voters approve funds to build a new substation.

Hampden, Mass Fire Department- is hoping for funds to hire 3 full-time firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Harwich, Mass Fire Department- Ladder 66's 1992 E-One Hurricane 100' RMA has returned to service after being refurbished by M&R.

Hyannis, Mass Fire Department- site work begins for new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Lawrence, Mass Fire Department- welcomes home 2 firefighters returning from military duty in Afghanistan. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Lee, Mass Fire Department- has named Ryan Brown as its first full-time Fire Chief.

Lowell, Mass Fire Department- Deputy Chief Patrick McCabe Jr retired on January 20th after 42 years of service.

Lynn, Mass Fire Department- budget cuts lead to brown outs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Methuen, Mass Fire Department- has purchased a 2007 Ford F-450/AEV ambulance that will be used as a spare. The unit previously served in North Andover.

METROFIRE District 13 (Mass)- The 1995 Ford Air Supply has been removed from service for mechanical reasons. As of this writing it will not be replaced.

Nantucket, Mass Fire Department- bid for new station comes in over budget. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Norton, Mass Fire Department- hopes to reopen their substation with proposition 2 1/2 override were dashed when the override failed to pass at town meeting.

Pittsfield, Mass Fire Department- hires 8 new firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Princeton, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 1991 Chevy Kodiak/Supervac medium duty rescue. It was originally owned and operated by the Brookside VFC in East Brunswick, NJ. The truck has been designated Squad 1 and replaces a 1981 GMC.

Randolph, Mass Fire Department- companies have moved into the new Station 2, located at 952 North Main Street.

Rutland, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Deputy Chief Seth Knipe as Fire Chief.

Southborough, Mass- voters approved $27 million to build a new public safety complex. The building itself will cost $22.6 million and the land purchase from St. Mark's School will cost $4.5 million.

Swansea, Mass Fire Department- Deputy Chief Eric Hajder has been named Acting Fire Chief.

Sterling, Mass Fire Department- call firefighter seeks kidney donation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Stow, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 2016 Ford F-350 pick up. It is designated Engine 19 and will replace a 1996 pick up.

Sturbridge, Mass Fire Department- has selected Hamden, CT Fire Captain John A. Grasso Jr to be the new Fire Chief.

Tewksbury, Mass Fire Department- Engine 3 involved in MVA during blizzard. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Tewksbury, Mass Fire Department- town meeting approved funds to build a new Headquarters Fire Station.

Tolland, Mass Fire Department- the now defunt Burrville (CT) Fire Department has gifted a Spartan/Luvenre pumper and Ford light rescue to the department.

Uxbridge, Mass Fire Department- Maintenance 1's 2006 Ford pickup has been refurbished by teachers and studends at the Blackstone Valley Technical Vocational School.

Village Ambulance (Williamstown, Mass)- maybe become insolvent in May due to budge shortfalls. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Walpole, Mass Fire Department- grounbreaking held for new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Watertown, Mass Fire Department- has upgraded EMS service levels from BLS to ALS. The call sign for the primary ambulance has changed from Rescue 1 to Medic 1.

Wenham, Mass Fire Department- has purchased a 2006 Ford E-450/Life Line ambulance to start up the department's first ambulance program. The unit previously served Middleton and will replace the 1997 Freightliner/ Central States rescue truck.

Wilbraham, Mass Fire Department- Captain Peter Nothe has been promoted to the rank of Deputy Fire Chief.

Worcester, Mass Fire Department- Engine 2 rear ended during slick road conditions. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Worcester, MA Fire Department- has named Deputy Chief Michael J. Lavoie as the new Fire Chief.

Worcester, Mass Fire Department- Firefighters promoted. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




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