NORTHEAST FIRENEWS
2018 MASSACHUSETTS DELIVERIES AND NEWS ARCHIVE




2018 MASSACHUSETTS APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Acton, MA Engine 21- 2018 Seagrave Marauder II 1500/750/30B
Acushnet, MA Rescue 2- 2018 Ford F-550/PL Custom ambulance
Agawam, MA Engine 1- 2018 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750/30B
Agawam, MA Engine 2- 2018 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750/30B
Andover, MA Ambulance 1- 2018 International/Horton ambulance
Arlington, MA Engine 1- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1500/530
Arlington, MA Ladder-Tower 1- 2018 Pierce Arrow XT 95' MM Twr
Ayer, MA Ambulance 1- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton ambulance
Bedford, MA Engine 4- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1250/760/20F
Belchertown, MA Ambulance 2- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton ambulance
Berlin, MA Ambulance 2- 2018 Ford F-450/PL Custom 4x4 ambulance
Billerica EMS, MA Paramedic 150- 2018 Dodge Ram 5500/Osage 4x4 ambulance
Blanford, MA Squad 2- 2016 Ford F-550/Darley 1500/300/30F (demo unit)
Boston Engine 8- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1250/560/30F
Boston Engine 24- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1250/560/30F
Boston Engine 29- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1250/560/30F
Boston Ladder 1- 2018 E-One Cyclone Metro 100' RMA
Boston Ladder 2- 2018 E-One Cyclone Metro 100' RMA
Boston, MA Tower-Ladder 3- 2018 E-One Cyclone 95' RM Tower
Boston Ladder 24- 2018 E-One Cyclone Metro 100' RMA
Boston, MA Decon 2- 2018 Freightliner/Hackney decon unit
Boston Technical Rescue TSU-2- 2018 Freightliner/Hackney rescue
Boston W-25- 2018 Ford F-550/Wheeled Coach 4x4 Fireground Rehab Unit
Boston MedFlight Med 12- 2018 Ford F-550/Life Line ambulance
Brewster, MA Squad 241- 2018 Ferrara Inferno MVP 1750/750/30A
Cambridge, MA Ladder 1- 2018 Pierce Arrow XT 107' Ascendant RMA
Cambridge, MA Squad 2- 2017 Ford F-450/Fire 1 paramedic unit
Cambridge, MA Squad 4- 2017 Ford F-450/Fire 1 paramedic unit
Canton, MA Engine 4- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1500/755/25A
Carver, MA Squad 1- 2017 Ford F-350/BFX Fire Apparatus 4x4 125/200
Carver EMS, MA Ambulance 2- 2017 Ford E-450/Life Line ambulance
Charlton, MA Ambulance 3- 2018 Ford E-450/Life Line ambulance
Chatham, MA Engine 185- 2018 Rosenbauer 1500/750
Chatham, MA Engine 186- 2018 Rosenbauer 1500/750
Chatham, MA Ambulance 182- 2018 Ford F-450/Life Line 4X4 ambulance
Chicopee, MA Tower 1- 2018 Pierce Arrow XT 2000/300/100' RM Twr
Concord MA Engine 3- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1250/530/20F
Chelsea, MA Engine 3- 2018 Pierce Enforcer 1500/750
Dartmouth, MA District 1 Engine 2- 2018 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/1000/25F
Devens, MA Engine 4- 2018 Ferrara Igniter MVP 1500/1000/30A
Dudley, MA Paramedic 2- Paramedic 2 - 2018 Ford F-450/Medix 4x4 ambulance
Duxbury, MA Engine 3- 2018 Pierce Dash CF PUC 1500/750/20A
East Longmeadow, MA Ladder 1- 2018 Pierce Ascendant 1500/500/107' RMA
East Longmeadow, MA Rescue 1- 2018 Ford F-550/Road Rescue ambulance
Easthampton, MA 2- 2018 Ferrara Ignitor 1750/750/30F
Easthampton, MA Ambulance 1- 2018 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Edgartown, MA Engine 2- 2018 KME 1500/720/20F
Fairhaven, MA Medic 1- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton ambulance
Fall River, MA Engine 4- 2018 Ferrara Igniter 1500/750/75A
Fall River, MA Engine 5- 2018 Ferrara Cinder 1500/750/75A
Fall River, MA Platform 1- 2018 Ferrara Inferno HD-85 85' MMA
Fall River, MA Rescue 1- 2018 Spartan/EVI heavy rescue
Fall River, MA Rescue 2- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance
Fall River, MA Rescue 6- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance
Franklin, MA Engine 1- 2018 Ferrara Inferno 1500/750
Gardner, MA Rescue 3- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton 4x4 ambulance
Great Barrington, MA Engine 4- 2017 KME Severe Service 1500/1000
Groton, MA Ladder 1- 2018 Spartan/Smeal 2000/500/20F/105' RMA
Halifax, MA Ambulance 2- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton ambulance
Hanson, MA Forest Fire 1- 2018 Ford F-550/Firematic BRAT 4x4 250/300/10F
Harvard EMS, MA 13A- 2018 Ford F-450/Demers 4X4 ambulance
Haverhill, MA Engine 1- 2018 KME Severe Service 1500/750
Heath, MA Rescue 1- 2017 Chevy 3500 4X4 light rescue
Holden, MA Ambulance 1- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance
Holliston, MA Forest Fire 3- 2018 Ford F-350 w/ pump/200g/5f
Hopkinton, MA Rescue 1- 2018 Ferrara Ignitor heavy rescue
Hudson, MA Engine 4- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1500/1000/30B
Hyannis, MA Ambulance 2 {828}- 2017 Dodge Ram 5500/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Ipswich, MA Engine 2- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1250/770
Ipswich, MA Engine 4- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1250/770
Joint Base Cape Cod, MA Engine 406- 2017 Rosenbauer Commander 1500/750/30A/30B
Lakeville, MA Engine 1- 2018 Smeal Sirius 1500/1000
Lancaster, MA Ladder 17- 2018 KME 109' RMA
Lee, MA Engine 7- 2017 KME Predator 1500/2000
Lee, MA Rescue 1- 2018 Ford E-450/PL Custom ambulance
Lenox, MA Engine 3- 2018 Seagrave Marauder 1500/750
Leverett, MA Rescue 1- 2018 Ford F-550/V-Tec 4x4 16/200/20A High Pressure Pump
Lexington, MA Medic 2- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton ambulance
Longmeadow, MA Engine 2- 2017 E-One Typhoon E-Max 1500/1280/30F
Longmeadow, MA Medic 1- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton 4x4 ambulance
Lynnfield, MA Ambulance 2- 2018 Dodge/PL Custom ambulance
Manchester BTS, MA Squad 3- 2018 Ford F-550/HME 1500/400/15
Mansfield, MA Rescue 34- 2018 Ford E-450/Life Line ambulance
Marlborough, MA Engine 1- 2018 Pierce Impel 1500/750
Marlborough, MA Engine 3- 2018 Pierce Impel 1500/750
Marlborough, MA Rescue 1- 2018 Pierce Impel heavy rescue
Marshfield, MA Paramedic 1- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance
Mashpee, MA Ambulance 363- 2018 Ford F-450/Life Line ambulance
Massport-Logan Airport Truck 1- 2017 Rosenbauer Commander 2000/300/100B 101’ RM Tower
Medway, MA Engine 3- 2018 KME Severe Service 2000/1000/30A/250B
Milford, MA Ladder 1- 2018 KME Severe Service 2000/500/109’ RMA
Milford, MA Rescue 1- 2018 Ford F-350/MHQ 4x4 Light Rescue/Rapid Response
Monson, MA Medic 141- 2018 Ford E/Horton ambulance
Natick, MA Engine 3- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1500/985/45B
Needham, MA Rescue 2- 2018 Ford E-450/Horton ambulance
New Salem, MA Engine 3- 2018 International/KME 1250/2000
North Brookfield Emergency Squad, MA Ambulance 1- 2017 Ford E-450/McCoy Miller ambulance
Norwell, MA Forestry 1- 2018 Ford F-350/Danko 4x4 160/300/12F
Onset, MA Engine 3- 2018 International 7400/KME 4X4 1250/1800/50F
Pembroke, MA Ambulance 2- 2018 Ford E-450/Life Line ambulance
Pembroke, MA Squad 5- 2017 Ford F-550/HME Mini Evo 1500/? light rescue
Pepperell, MA Ambulance 2- 2018 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance
Richmond, MA- 2018 Ford F-550/HME Ahrens-Fox Mini EVO 1500/300/15A
Rockport, MA Engine 3- 2018 Pierce Saber 1500/750/30F
Russell, MA Engine 2- 2017 Ford F-550/HME Ahrens Fox 4x4 1500/400 CAFS
Salem, MA Engine 5- 2018 Ferrara Igniter 1500/500
Salisbury, MA Squad 2- 2018 Ford F-550/HME Ahrens Fox Mini-EVO 1500/400
Sandwich, MA Ambulance 3 (457)- 2018 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Saugus, MA Engine 3- 2019 Pierce Enforcer 1250/750
Somerville, MA Engine 2- 2018 Spartan ERV MetroStar 1250/500/30F
South Hadley, MA District 1 Tower 3- 2018 Pierce Arrow XT 2000/500/100' RM Tower
Southborough, MA Ambulance 28- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance
Southampton, MA Ambulance 1- Ambulance 1 - 2018 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Springfield, MA Engine 3- 2017 Pierce Velocity 1500/750
Springfield, MA Tac 1- 2018 Ford F-550/Maintainer Custom Bodies light rescue
Springfield, MA Truck 2- 2018 Pierce Ascendant 107' RMA
Stoughton, MA Ambulance 2- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton ambulance
Stow, MA Rescue 17- 2018 Ford F-550/Road Rescue ambulance
Sudbury, MA Ladder 1- 2018 KME Severe Service 1500/500/103' RMA
Tisbury, MA Engine 622- 2018 International/KME 4x4 1500/1000/30A
Townsend, MA Tanker 1- 2018 HME Ahrens-Fox 1500/2500/30F
UMass Worcester EMS, MA 2665- 2017 Ford F-450/Horton ambulance
Waltham, MA Engine 3- 2017 Seagrave Marauder II 1250/500/30F
Ware, MA Ambulance 2- Ambulance 2 - 2018 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Warren, MA Brush 1– 2018 Chevrolet 3500HD 4x4 300/200
Wayland, MA Ambulance 1- 2017 International/Braun ambulance
Wellfleet, MA Ambulance 99- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton ambulance
West Barnstable, MA Ambulance 293- 2018 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
West Barnstable, MA Engine 294- 2017 Rosenbauer Commander 1500/750/30A
West Boylston, MA Ambulance 2- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton 4x4 ambulance
West Springfield, MA Med 1- 2018 International ambulance
West Tisbury, MA Engine 722- 2018 KME Panther 1250/1000/20A/20B
Westborough, MA Rescue 1- 2018 Spartan/SVI 1000/300 heavy rescue
Westfield, MA Engine 4- 2018 Pierce Velocity 1250/750
Westford, MA Engine 4- 2018 E-One Tyhpoon E-Max 1500/790/30A
Westport, MA Engine 4- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1250/1000/30A
Wilbraham, MA Ladder 1- 2018 Pierce Ascendant 1500/500/107' RMA
Wilmington, MA Ambulance 1- 2018 Freightliner/Horton ambulance
Winchendon, MA Engine 1- 2018 KME 1500/1250
Winchester, MA Engine 2- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1500/750/30F
Woburn, MA Tower 1- 2018 Pierce Arrow XT 2000/300/95' MM Twr
Yarmouth, MA Rescue 56- 2018 Dodge Ram 5500/Horton 4X4 ambulance




2018 MASSACHUSETTS NEWS

Acushnet, Mass Fire Department- has purchased a 2000 E-One 100' RMA that previously served in Lexington. This is the departments first ladder truck.

Agawam, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter Pam Murphy has retired after 32 years of service. Pam was the first female civil service firefighter in Massachusetts. Posted in March.

Aquinnah, Mass Fire Department- interested in merging with Chilmark Fire Department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Ashburnham, Mass Fire Department- Engine 3's 2017 E-One Cyclone was involved in a crash when it slid on ice and collided with a guardrail. No injuries were reported. Damage was sustained to the passenger side rear of the truck. No estimate for how long the apparatus will be out of service. Posted in January.

Ashburnham, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant for $90,000 , that will be used to help bolster and retain call and volunteer firefighters. Posted in September.

Athol, Mass Fire Department- Joseph P. Guarnera has been named as the new fire chief. He previously served with the Berlin and Revere (Mass) Fire Departments. Posted in September.

Barnstable County Fire Academy- Hanover, Mass has donated their recently retired 1989 E-One 110' RMA to the school. Posted in February.

Barre, Mass- the Fire Department and Rescue Department have been merged into one agency. Posted in March.

Beverly, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a $717,800 Federal grant that will allow them to hire more firefighters. Posted in August.

Billerica, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Thomas Conway will retire on Friday January 5th after 34 years of service. Deputy Fire Chief Robert Cole has been named as Interim Fire Chief. Posted in January.

Billerica, Mass Fire Department- Robert "Bobby" Cole has been named as the new Fire Chief. Posted late February.

Billerica, Mass Fire Department- second fire station study planned. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in November.

Boston Fire Department- Engine 5 and District 1 have been relocated to Engine 9/Ladder 2's quarters while work is done on the fire station. The work is expected to take approximately 4-6 months. Posted in February.

Boston Fire Department- Engine 55 has been assigned a 2010 KME 1250/750 that had previously served with Engine 7 and Engine 42. Posted in February.

Boston Fire Department- spare tower-ladder suffers catastrophic failure. CLICK FOR ARICLE. Posted in April.

Bourne, Mass Fire Department- planning has begun for new substation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Bourne, Mass Fire Department- Deputy Chief David S. Cody has been promoted to Assistant Fire Chief. Posted in March.

Bourne, Mass Fire Department- committee discusses options for location of new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Bourne, Mass Fire Department- residents support new station, but not location. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Bourne, Mass Fire Department- moves forward with proposal for new South Side Fire Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Braintree, Mass Fire Department- mayor proposes $1 million renovation of Fire Headquarters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Brewster, Mass Fire Department- new fire station scheduled to open in June. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Brewster, Mass Fire Department- the new headquarters station is officially open and operating. The address of the new station is 1671 Main Street. Posted in June.

Bridgewater, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded $139,817 in Federal grant money (2 grants) for various types of equipment. Posted in August.

Brimfield, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 2001 Ford F-550/2017 Dept. Built 4x4 250/300/10F as Brush 2. Posted in April.

Brockton, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $578,000 that will be used to purchase new SCBA equipment and a new air fill station. Posted in July.

Brookline, Mass Fire Department- has chosen Worcester Deputy Fire Chief of Operations John F. Sullivan to be the new Fire Chief. Posted in March.

Burlington, Mass Fire Department- bid for new Station 2 awarded. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Cambridge, Mass Fire Department- Engine 3 became the city’s 2nd Paramedic Engine company on January 11th. This move was made to meet the demands of the rapidly expanding Northpoint and East Cambridge areas. This is the fifth Fire department medic unit. All transporting continue to be done by Professional Ambulance. Posted in January.

Cambridge, Mass Fire Department- city funds firehouse repairs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Posted in July.

Centerville-Osterville-Marston Mills, Mass- Ladder 307's 2001 Pierce Quantum 1500/500 105' RMA has returned to service after being refurbished. Posted in August.

Charlton, Mass Fire Department- Engine 2's 2001 Spartan/E-One 1250/1000 has returned to the department after being refurbished by Bulldog Fire Apparatus. Posted late February.

Chelmsford, Mass Fire Department- fire station closure called likely. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Chelmsford, Mass Fire Department- town meeting funds overtime and keeps all stations open. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Chelmsford, Mass Fire Department- study to bring ambulance service in house rejected. . Posted in October.

Chelsea, Mass- Chelsea Emergency Management Director Allan I. Alpert retired on June 30th after 44 years. Director Alpert was one of the longest serving full time directors in the state. In addition to being the EMD, he was also the 911 director and superintendent of fire alarm.

Chiocopee, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter and U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Michael Gelinas has returned home after being deployed over seas since July 2017. Posted in March.

Chicopee, Mass Fire Department- promotes four. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Chilmark, Mass Fire Department- proposes merger with Aquinnah and West Tisbury Fire Departments. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Chilmark, Mass Fire Department- possible asbestos could be a problem at the fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Chilmark, Mass Fire Department- eyes town center for new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Chilmark, Mass Fire Department- Fire Station plan inches forward. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Clarksburg, Mass Fire Department- has acquired a 1992 Freightliner FL-70/KME 4X4 with a 1000 GPM Pump, 500 Gallon Tank, and 30 gallon foam tank. The unit will be designated Engine 1. Posted in July.

Concord, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Interim Fire Chief Tom Judge as the permanent Fire Chief. Posted in January.

Concord, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Walter Latta as the new Assistant Fire Chief. He had previously served with the Maynard Fire Department. Posted in August.

Deerfield, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Acting Fire Chief Daren Melnik as the permanent Fire Chief. Posted in July.

Dennis, Mass Fire Department- swears in 9 new firefighers. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Dennis, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a $521,000 Federal grant to purchase protective gear and communication equipment. Posted in July.

Dracut, Mass Fire Department- Voters approved by ballot, funds to construct a new Station 3. It will replace the current Station 3 and expected completion is the Spring of 2020. Posted in September.

Dracut, Mass Fire Department- construction on new fire station to begin in the spring. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in November.

Dunstable Mass Fire Department- $25,000 was approved at town meeting for the purchase of a UTV/Offroad vehicle with water/pump/foam/ems capabilities. Expected delivery is 1st week of July. Also, Dunstable Fire will be requesting $405,000 on June 26 to purchase a new forestry engine, which would replace the current Engine 2. Posted in May.

Dunstable, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded an AFG grant in the amount of $115,481 to assists with the replacement of 18 SCBA's, 32 Bottles, 1-RIT Pack, and 25 Facepeices. Posted in July.

Dunstable, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $150,028 for Recruitment and Retention to assist with hiring 12 call fire fighters. Posted in August.

Easton, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter John Beltramini has retired after 31 years of service. Posted in January.

Easton, Mass Fire Department- three new firefighters sworn in. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Essex, Massachusetts- public to weigh in on options for new fire and police stations. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Essex, Mass Fire Department- eyes location for new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Essex, Mass Fire Department- fire station plan fails by 15 votes. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Essex County, Mass- future of 911 center in doubt. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Fall River, Mass Fire Department- awarded state grant money to fund fire and police positions. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Fall River, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded two Federal grants totaling nearly $1.4 million to add five firefighters and for hazardous materials training. Posted in August.

Fall River, Mass Fire Department- Christens new tower with ceremony. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in September.

Fitchburg, Mass Fire Department- has made the following promotions:
Captain Anthony Marrama has been promoted to Deputy Chief. Lieutenant Kevin Roy and Lieutenant Richard Jollimore have been promoted to Captain. And Firefighter Robert DaCosta has been promoted to Lieutenant. Posted in April.

Framingham, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter Sue Crippen has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Posted in May.

Freetown, Mass Fire Department- fire station too small for apparatus and ambulances. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Freetown, Mass Fire Department- promotes five. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Freetown, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 1989 Pierce/Smeal 105' RMA ladder truck. The unit had previously served in Peekskill, NY and Chatsworth, GA. Posted in October.

Georgetown, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant that will allow them to purchase SCBA equipment. Posted in August.

Gill, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 2011 Ford F-550/Custom Truck & Body Works 4x4 light rescue. It had previously served Jackson Center, PA. Posted in November.

Gloucester, Mass Fire Department- has named Joseph Aiello as the new Assistant Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director. Posted in August.

Grafton, Mass Fire Department- Assistant Fire Chief Stephen Charest will retire effective December 28th after 43+ years of service. Posted in September.

Greenfield, Mass Fire Department- first look at new public safety complex. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Groveland, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Robert B. Lay has retired after 44 years of service. Posted in April.

Groveland, Mass Fire Department- firefighter honored for life saving action. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Groveland, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant that will allow them to purchase SCBA equipment. Posted in August.

Hadley, Mass- looks to sign ambulance agreement with Amherst Fire Department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Halifax, Mass Fire Department- Engine 1's 2007 E-One Typhoon has gone to Bull Dog Fire Apparatus for refurbishment. It will be out of service for approximately 6 months. Posted in October.

Hampden, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 2013 Ford Interceptor Utility AWD as an EMS Response Unit. Designated Medic 1, the unit previously served with the Hampden Police Department. Posted in April.

Hampden, Mass- will combine dispatch with East Longmeadow. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Hancock, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 1998 Stewart & Stevenson MTV w/ 2500 gallon tank as Tanker 5. Posted in May.

Harwich, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 1996 Stewart & Stevenson LMTV/Fire-1 250/500/20A as Forestry 71. Posted in April.

Harwich, Mass Fire Department- plans for a new East Harwich firehouse move foreward. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Harwich, Mass Fire Department- has received a $70,866 Federal grant to purchase nozzles and other equipment and for training. Posted in September.

Hingham, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Robert Olsson has retired after 41 years of service. Posted in March.

Holden, Mass Fire Department- town meeting approved $7 million for construction of a new public safety building. Posted in May.

Holden, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a $926,818 Federal grant that will allow them to hire six additional firefighters over a three year period. Posted in September.

Hopedale, Mass Fire Department- adds 8 call firefighters to the roster. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Hudson, Massachusetts Fire Department- Deputy Fire Chief Stephen Geldart has been made Acting Fire Chief. Posted in April.

Hyannis, Mass Fire Department- progress being made on new fire headquarters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Hyannis, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter Pete Nagorka has been promoted to Lieutenant. Posted in September.

Hyannis, Mass Fire Department- firefighters say good bye to the old station as they move into their new quarters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in September.

Hyannis, Mass Fire Department- Captain Thomas Kenney has retired after 36 years of service. Posted in October.

Kingston, Mass Fire Department- Acting Fire Chief Mark Douglass has been made the permanent Fire Chief. Posted in March.

Lakeville, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Dan Hopkins has retired after 38 years of service. Posted in July.

Lakeville, Mass Fire Department- has selected Michael O'Brien to be the new Fire Chief. Posted in September.

Lawrence, Mass Fire Department- Lieutenant Kirk Scanlon has retired after 31 years of service. Posted in January.

Lee, Mass Fire Department- as of January 1, 2018, Lee EMS was merged into the fire department. Posted in May.

Lenox, Mass Fire Department- has selected Deputy Chief Chris O'Brien to be the new Fire Chief. Posted in October.

Lenox, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Dan Clifford has retired after 37 years of service. Chris O'Brien had already been selected to take over as the new chief. Posted in October.

Lowell, Mass Fire Department- Lieutenant Eugene "Geno" LaFerriere has retired from the department. Posted in January.

Lowell, Mass Fire Department- fire chief concerned over poor shape of fire stations. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Lowell, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $917,007 to purchase new protective equipment. Posted in July.

Lynn, Mass Fire Department- has named District Chief Stephen Archer as the new Fire Chief. Posted in January.

Lynn, Mass Fire Alarm- Senior Fire Alarm Operator Rick Cutts has retired after 25 years of service. Posted in January.

Lynn, Mass Fire Department- receives $14,000 in state funds for fire education. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Lynn, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter Mike Dollard has retired after 41 years of service. Posted in April.

Lynn, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant that will allow them to hire 20 new firefighters. They have been granted a hardship waiver, which means grant money will cover the entire 3 year time frame of the new hires salaries with no funds required from the city. Posted in August.

Lynn, Mass Fire Department- has received a new rescue boat through donations. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Lynnfield, Mass Fire Department- Essex County has returned the 1994 GMC Top Kick/E-One rescue to the department. It is being outfitted as a heavy rescue with lighting and air supply capabilities. Posted in February.

Lynnfield, Mass Fire Department- town decides not to renew fire chief's contract. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Manchester by the Sea, Mass Fire Department- has named retired Georgetown Fire Chief Al Beardsley as Interim Fire Chief. Posted in October.

Mansfield, Mass Fire Department- promotes three. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Marblehead, Mass Fire Department- the new Pierce Engine 2 is heading back to the factory due to a computer glitch. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Marion, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a SAFER grant for implementing programs to keep seniors and students safe in the community.

Marlborough, Mass Fire Department- committee examines sites for new westside station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Marlborough, Mass Fire Department- the department has purchased a 1997 E-One Protector that previously served in Wilmington. It will be utilized as a spare and has been designated Engine 6. Engine 4's 1997 E-One has been removed from service and retired. Posted in March.

Massport-Logan Airport Fire/Rescue- Engine 5's 2005 Pierce Dash has been completely refurbished by Pierce. It has the new black/lime paint scheme and has been reassigned as Engine 2. Posted in July.

Mattapoisett, Mass Fire Department- Selectment and Fire Chief work towards new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Maynard, Mass Fire Department- March 26th Town Meeting will have land purchase for new station on the ballot. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Melrose, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Chris Leary will retire on April 27th. Captain Ed Collina has been named as his successor. Posted in March.

Uxbridge, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief William T. Kessler will be leaving the department to assume the fire chief's position in Mendon (Mass). Posted in October.

Merrimac, Mass Fire Department- has purchased a 1998 KME Aerialcat 1500/00/102' RM Tower. The unit previously served with the Holtsville Fire Department in NY. Posted in February.

Middleborough, Mass Fire Department- Captain Richard Cummings has retired after 33 years of service. Posted in April.

Middleborough, Mass Fire Department- Lieuteneant Eric Gunnison has been promoted to Captain and Firefighter Julie Bryant has been promoted to Lieutenant. Posted in July.

Middleborough, Mass Fire Department- Lieutenant Laurence Fahey was nominated for the Fire & Life Safety Educator of the Year Award at the 24th Annual Fire & Life Safety Education Conference in Southbridge. Lieutenant Fahey was one of five nominees that were recognized at the conference in front of two hundred firefighter-educators, classroom teachers, elder service workers and injury prevention professionals. Posted in September.

Monroe, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 1997 International 4900/Darley 1500/1250 as Engine 2. The unit previously served in Alford, Mass as Engine 2. Posted in May.

Monroe, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief and Firefighters resign. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Natick, Mass Fire Department- has named Deputy Chief Michael Lentini as the new Fire Chief. Posted in January.

Natick, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 2011 Ford E-450/Starcraft bus that was modified by the department to be a dive rescue. Posted in May.

Needham, Mass Fire Department- voters approved an override for a 3 year project to build a new Public Safety Building on the existing site of the current 1931 Police & Fire Headquarters at 88 Chestnut Street. Also, n addition, a new Station 2 will be built to replace the current Needham Heights Station at 707 Highland Ave. Posted in November.

New Bedford, Mass Fire Department- receives two fire prevention and education grants. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

New Bedford, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant to purchase hazardous materials meters. Posted in August.

Newbury, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant that will allow them to purchase SCBA equipment. Posted in August.

Newton, Mass Fire Department- has purchased a 1995 Pierce Sabre 150/300 heavy rescue that was recently retired by Hopkinton. It will be utilized as a spare rescue. Posted in April.

North Attleboro, Mass Fire Department- has named Captain Michael Chabot as the new Deputy Fire Chief. Posted in November.

North Brookfield, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 1986 Chevy 4x4 125/250 as Brush 1. The unit had previously served in Franklin. The department also placed into serice a 1975 AM General 6x6 750/1500 as Tanker 1. The chassis had been obtained from Grafton. Posted in May.

Northborough, Mass Fire Department- switches color scheme to white and red. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Northborough, Mass Fire Department- takes steps towards building new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE<. Posted in August.

Northern Berkshire, Mass Ambulance Service- new service emerges after local EMS units merge. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Norwell, Mass Fire Department- off duty firefighter saves driver of roll over. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Peabody, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Steve Pasdon has announced he will retire next spring. Posted in June.

Pittsfield, Mass Fire Department- has purchased a 2004 Seagrave Flame 1500/750 for use as a spare engine. It has previously served in Concord, New Hampshire as Engine 6 and Engine 1. Posted in April.

Pittsfield, Mass Fire Department- Captain Stan Caesar has retired after 32 years of service. Posted in July.

Plymouth, Mass Fire Department- Plymouth Firefighters become first in the state with personal thermal imaging cameras. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Plymouth, Mass Fire Department- voters approved $7.5 million to replace the North Plymouth Fire Station (Engine 7). Posted in April.

Plymouth, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant that will allow them to hire 12 firefighters. Posted in April.

Plympton, Mass Fire Department- has made Phil Curran Interim Fire Chief. Posted in March.

Plympton, Mass Fire Department- has selected Stephen G. Silva of the Middleboro Fire Department to be the new Fire Chief. Posted in November.

Princeton, Mass Fire Department- Russ Hall has been sworn in as Fire Chief and Sean Smith has been sworn in as Deputy Chief. Posted in January.

Quincy, Mass Fire Department- Engine 6 has been assigned former Engine 1's 2005 E-One Typhoon and Engine 7 has been assigned former Enigne 5's 2005 E-One Typhoon. Posted in February.

Quincy, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Joe Barron announced he will retire in July after 40 years with the department. Posted in April.

Raynham, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter William Trautman has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Posted in March.

Raynham, Mass Fire Department- fire station cramped, may get addition next year. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Rehab Five, Massachusetts- has on order from the factory a 2018 GMC HD2500. The build date from the factory is February 14 and they expect delivery a few months later. It will then be upfitted by AllComm and have a full slide out bed under a custom cap. This unit will be assigned Rehab 5-0 and will replace the Subaru which will be sold as surplus. Posted in January.

Revere, Mass Fire Department- swears in 7 new firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in September.

Rockland, Mass Fire Department- Ladder 1's 1999 Smeal was damaged when it struck a utility pole being brought to a repair facility. The truck was being driven by a repair facility employee whom had a medical emergency and drove off the road striking the pole. The employee is said to be uninjured and is doing ok. The rig received minor damage. Posted in August.

Salem, Mass Fire Department- Chief Dave Cody will retire at the end of March. Deputy Gerry Giunta will become Acting Chief. Posted in February.

Salem, Mass Fire Department- Acting Fire Chief John "Gerry" Giunta has been appointed as the permanent fire chief. Posted in October.

Sandwich, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 1991 BMY Harsco/2017 Fire-1 6x6 150/750 as Breaker 462. Posted in April.

Sandwich, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief to leave to take the reins in Medfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Sandwich, Mass Fire Department- East Sandwich Fire Station opening delayed. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Sandwich, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Acting Fire Chief John J. (J.J.) Burke to permanent Fire Chief. Posted in July.

Sandwich, Mass Fire Department- has received a state grant that will allow them to purchase new hoses and nozzles. Posted in September.

Sandwich, Mass Fire Department- has promoted Captain Timothy McMahon to the rank of Deputy Chief, Lieutenant Peter Pozerski to the rank of Captain and Firefighter/EMT Michael Harrington to the rank of Lieutenant. Posted in October.

Saugus, Mass Fire Department- has promoted Firefighter Bill Cross to the rank of Lieutenant. Posted in February.

Scituate, Mass Fire Department- looks to rebuilt Humarock Fire Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Scituate, Mass Fire Department- fire station to get 2-bay addition. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Sherborn, Mass Fire Department- former Titan now fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Shrewsbury, Mass Fire Department- Rescue 1's 2002 KME Renegade Rescue Pumper 1500/500 has returned to service after being refurbished. Posted in May.

Somerset, Mass Fire Department- Deputy Chief Paul Paquette has retired. Jason Phillips has been promoted to Deputy Chief. Posted in January.

Somerville, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Pat Sullivan has retired after 32 years of service. Deputy Chief Charlie Breen has been made Acting Fire Chief. Posted in January.

South Deerfield, Mass Fire Department- receives new utility terrain vehicle. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

South Hadley, Mass Fire Department- purchased bullet proof vests for active shooter incidents. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Spencer, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 2000 Pierce Saber Walk-Around Heavy Rescue as Rescue 1. The unit had previously served in Santee, CA. Posted in July.

Springfield, Mass Fire Department- has named Bernard "B.J." Calvi as the new Fire Commissioner. Posted in January.

Springfield, Mass Fire Department- Firefighters Joshua Kenniston, Peter Cubilette, Jonathan Shea and Ryan Wilkie have graduated the Mass Fire Academy and joined the ranks of the department. Posted in February.

Springfield, Mass Fire Department- swears in two new firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Springfield, Mass Fire Department- city tries to sell old Oak Street fire station again. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Springfield, Mass Fire Department- 4 retired fire trucks go to the scrapyard. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July

Stoneham, Mass Fire Department- Chief looks to build new station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Stoneham, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter and U.S. Army Acting Sergeant Major Sean Fitzgerald has returned home after being deployed over seas since March 2017. Posted in March.

Stoneham, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter William McNulty has retired after 35 years of service. Posted in April.

Stoneham, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter Anthony Rigillo has retired after 18 years of service (injury retirement). Posted in May.

Stoneham, Mass Fire Department- has hired Miles Plante as the newest firefighter. Posted in July.

Stoneham, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal SAFER grant that will allow them to hire 4 additional firefighters. Posted in September.

Sudbury, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief William Miles has retired after 36 years of service. Posted in January.

Sutton, Mass Fire Department- to seek funding for new pumper to replace Engine 3. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Swampscott, Mass Fire Department- Captain Kevin Thompson has retired after 41 years of service. Posted in April.

Swampscott, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $121,319 that will be used to purchase 16 sets of breathing apparatus. Posted in August.

Swampscott, Mass Fire Department- considers blue as color of new fire truck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Taunton, Mass Fire Department- swears in four officers. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Three Rivers Fire Department (Palmer, Mass)- has placed into service a 1994 KME 1500/750 as Engine 2. It had previously served in Easthampton. Posted in September.

Topsfield, Mass Fire Department- firefighter among crew that battled Montana wildfires. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Turners Falls, Mass Fire Department- hopes to replace ladder truck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Uxbridge, Mass Fire Department- new fire station nearly complete. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Waltham, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Joseph Ciccone has retired after 32 years of service. Posted in April.

Waltham, Mass Fire Department- has sworn in Deputy Chief Thomas MacInnis as the new Fire Chief. Posted in June.

Waltham, Mass Fire Department- new Moody Street fire station project moves forward. . Posted in October.

Wareham, Mass Fire Department- has named Interim Fire Chief Matt Rowley as the new permanent fire chief. Posted in June.

Warwick, Mass Fire Department- new fire station could be finished by year's end. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Watertown, Mass Fire Department- Fallen firefighter to get memorial. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

West Springfield, MA Fire Department- invests in body armor and helmets. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Westborough, Mass Fire Department- Engine 3's 2005 E-One Typhoon was damaged when a tree fell on the truck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Westborough, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a $1.26 million SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) grant from FEMA. The grant will assist them in hiring 8 new Firefighter/Paramedics. Posted in August.

Westminster, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Kevin Nivala has retired after 35 years of service. Posted in June.

Westminster, Mass Fire Department- Captain Kyle Butterfield has been selected to be the new Fire Chief. Posted in September.

Weston, Mass Fire Department- the town has approved adding 2 more firefighters to the department ranks. Currently, the plan is to add another 2 the following fiscal year to untimately add one more firefighter per shift. Posted in May.

Weymouth, Mass- new private ambulance service set to take over contract on July 1st. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Whitman, Mass Fire Department- Firefighters Jerry Thompson, Russell Lucas, and Zachary Baldwin have graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. Posted in January.

Whitman, Mass Fire Department- Engine 241 (1989 E-One Cyclone 1000/500) has returned to service after being refurbished by M&R Rehab 2018. Posted in July.

Whitman, Mass- has been awarded a $200,000 State grant to improve radio systems for Fire and Police. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Wilmington, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Rick McClellan has retired after 35 years of service. Posted in January.

Wilmington, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Joseph T. McMahon as the new Fire Chief. Posted in February.

Worcester, Mass Fire Department- has named District Chief Andrew J. White as the new Deputy Chief of Operations. Posted in March.

Wrentham, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief James McMorrow has announced he will retire on June 30th. Posted in March.

Wrentham, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Deputy Chief Antonio "Tony" Marino as the new Fire Chief. Posted in November.




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