NORTHEAST FIRENEWS
2018 MAINE DELIVERIES AND NEWS ARCHIVE




2018 MAINE APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Bangor, ME Ladder 1- 2018 Pierce Velocity PUC 1500/300/100' RM Twr
Bar Harbor, ME Ladder 4- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1500/470/30F/75' RMA
Bath, ME Engine 6- 2018 E-One Quest
Bath Iron Works, ME Engine 1- 2017 Ferrara 1000/1500
Blue Hill, Maine– 2018 Spartan Metrostar/4 Guys 1250/1000/20F
Bowdoinham, ME Squad 4- 2018 Ford F-550/Danko 150/300/12F light rescue
Deer Island, Maine– 2018 International 4400/4 guys 1250/1000/30F
Falmouth, ME Ambulance 2- 2018 Ford E-450/Life Line ambulance
Farmingdale, ME Engine 12- 2017 HME/Ahrens Fox 1250/1000/30F
Fort Kent, ME Squad 1- 2018 Ford F-550/Dingee 1000/300 light rescue
Gardiner, ME Engine 1- 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 1250/900/F
Goodwin Mills, ME Ambulance 86- 2017 Ford F-550/LifeLine ambulance
Gorham, ME Ladder 1- 2018 Ferrara Inferno 107' RMA
Gorham, ME Tank 1- 2018 Ferrara Cinder 2000/1000/50F
Holden, ME Engine 392- 2018 International 7500/E-One 1500/1500
Houlton, ME 403- 2018 Freightliner/K & T Fire Equip 1250/3000
Liberty, ME Truck 77- 2018 E-One Typhoon 75' quint
Limerick, ME Engine 3- 2018 International/E-One 1500/1500
Lincoln, ME Engine 532- 2018 HME 1871 1500/1080
North Berwick Rescue, ME Ambulance 2- 2018 Ford F-550/Life Line ambulance
Old Town, ME Engine 71- 2018 Pierce Enforcer 1500/1000
Portland, ME MEDCU 31- 2018 Ford E-450/Braun ambulance
Portland, ME MEDCU 35- 2018 Ford E-450/Braun ambulance
Raymond, ME Tanker- 2018 Freightliner/Metalfab 1500/3000
Rockport, ME Squad 25- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1500/750/30F
Sanford, ME Ambulance 1- 2018 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance
Sanford, ME Truck 37- 2018 Pierce Velocity 2000/300/95' MM Twr
Sedgewick, Maine– 2018 International 4400 / 4 guys 1250/1000/30F
South Portland, ME Ladder 45- 2018 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500/30F/107' Ascendant RMA
Weld, ME- 2018 Ford F-550/HME Ahrens Fox Mini-EVO 1500/300/CAFS
Winslow, ME Rescue 2- 2018 Dodge Ram 5500 light rescue




2018 MAINE NEWS

Alfred, Maine Fire Department- has appointed Chris Carpenter as the new Fire Chief.

Athens, Maine- town meeting has voted to assume operation of the independent volunteer fire department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Augusta, Maine Fire Department- Fire Headquarters Station has been closed while construction and renovation takes place. Companies will work out of the other 3 stations until construction is complete. Posted in May.

Bangor, Maine Fire Department- tribute for retired firefighter that died from job related brain cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Bangor, Maine Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $510,000 to hire 4 new firefighters. Posted in August.

Berwick, Maine Fire Department- voters approve funds for new station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Location to be at the old Estebrook School next to the police station. Posted in November.

Biddeford, Maine Fire Department- funding has been approved to hire 2 additional firefighters. Posted in May.

Brewer, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a $120,000 Federal grant for firefighter breathing apparatus. Posted in August.

Bristol, Maine Fire Department- makes the fire chief's position a full time job for the first time in the department's history. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in November.

Caribou, Maine- council approves funds for study for new Public Safety Building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Casco, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a $49,762 Federak grabt for a diesel fume exhaust system. Posted in August.

Charlotte, Maine Fire Department- has acquired a 1989 FMC/Saulsbury 1000/2500 from the Vestal, NY Fire Department. Posted in February.

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

Durham, Maine Fire Department- has named Joseph Moore as the new Fire Chief, effective March 1. The new chief has served 22 years with the Rockland Fire/EMS as a Firefighter, EMT and Paramedic. He also is a flight medic with Lifeflight of Maine. Posted in February.

Edgecomb, Maine Fire Department- town asking for more financial details before they will put new fire truck up at town meeting for a vote. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Ellsworth, Maine- discussed EMS partnerships. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Ellsworth, Maine Fire Department- town looks to add ambulance to fire department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Farmingdale, Maine Fire Department- is ready to solicit bids for new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Farmingdale, Maine Fire Department- bids for new fire station come in $500,000 higher than anticipated. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in September.

Farmingdale, Maine Fire Department- new station on hold after selectment reject bids. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Fort Kent, Maine Fire Department- Stephen King Foundation to donate funds for new fire/rescue boat. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Frenchville, Maine Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 1991 Spartan pumper with 1250 GPM pump that was donated by the Bay Shore, NY (Long Island) Fire Department. No other info on the rig at this time. Posted in October.

Goodwin Mills, Maine Fire Department- Deputy Chief Chad Johnston has retired after 30 years of service. Posted in June.

Gray, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a $35,829 Federal grant for wellness and fitness equipment. Posted in August.

Hallowell, Maine Fire Department- construction on schedule for new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Hallowell, Maine Fire Department- with the new firehouse set to open in early April, committee members try and decide what to do with the soon to be vacant old firehouse. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Hallowell, Maine Fire Department- the new station, located at 2 Coos Lane, is now open and operational. A $2 million dollar donation was made by an anonymous donor that allowed the new station to be built. Posted in August.

Harpswell, Maine Fire Department- hires its first paid firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Lebanon, Maine Fire Department- has named Steve Merrill as the new Fire Chief. Steve served with the Saco Fire Department for 28 years before being selected as the new chief. Posted in January.

Limington, Maine Fire Department- Selectmen order fire department to "stand down" until further notice due to outdated fire gear. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. UPDATE ON THE SITUATION: CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Lisbon, Maine Fire Department- has appointed Nate LeClair as the new Fire Chief. Posted in April.

Livermore Falls, Maine Fire Department- board ok's changes to fire station renovation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Maine- A $201,091 regional grant has been awarded to Eddington, Brewer, Dedham-Lucerne, Holden and Orrington for automated external defibrillators and cardiac monitors. Posted in August.

Mariaville-Otis, Maine Fire Department- voters approved funds to build a new fire station. Posted in September.

Medway, Maine Fire Department- town votes to keep fire department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Minot, Maine Fire Department- has elected James Allen to a one year term as Fire Chief. Posted in March.

Monhegan, Maine Fire Department- discusses unique challenges of the island. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Newport, Maine Fire Department- has placed into service a 1988 Pierce 105' RMA. It had previously served in Bangor. Posted in August.

North Lakes, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a $52,000 Federal grant to purchase 3 thermal imaging cameras. Posted in September.

Oakland, Maine Fire Department- vote for new station to take place at October Town Meeting. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Oakland, Maine Fire Department- officials hear public’s response to proposed fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Oakland, Maine Fire Department- town moves forward with plans for new station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE Posted in November.

Old Orchard Beach, Maine Fire Department- firefighters to get ballistic vests. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Old Orchard Beach, Maine Fire Department- to replaced lifeguard vehicle. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Orono, Maine Fire Department- Deputy Fire Chief Henry Vaughan is retiring after 43 years of service. Posted in March.

Orono, Maine Fire Department- has named Auburn Fire Chief Geoff Low as the new Fire Chief. Posted in April.

Orrington, Maine Fire Department- town looks to build new public safety building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in September.

Orrington, Maine Fire Department- opens new training facility. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Otis, Maine Fire Department- voters approved funds to build a new fire station. Posted in September.

Penobscot, Maine Fire Department- Fire Chief Robertson has retired after 28 years of service. Posted in April.

Penobscot, Maine Fire Department- has elected Captain Scott Ferden to be the new Fire Chief. Posted in May.

Pittston, Maine Fire Department- opens new East Pittston Fire Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Pittston, Maine Fire Department- Joshua James has been appointed as the new Fire Chief. Posted in September.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- report says five fire stations should be rebuilt. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- Fire Chief David Jackson will retire at the end of March with 27 years of service. Posted in March.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- Assistant Fire Chief Keith Gautreau has been named as Interim Fire Chief. Posted in March.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- fire station that caught fire to be renovated this fall. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- will use funds from property sale to rebuild burned station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- Interim Fire Chief Keith Gautreau has been named as the permanent fire chief. Posted in September.

Presque Isle, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a $209,262 Federal grant that will be used to purchase new breathing apparatus. Posted in August.

Rockland, Maine Fire Department- Firefighter Patrick Lowe has been promoted to Lieutenant. Posted in January.

Rockland, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a $217,591 Federal grant for firefighter breathing apparatus. Posted in August.

Rumford, Maine Fire Department- has named Chris A. Reed of Sparrow Bush, NY as the new Fire Chief. Posted in April.

Saco, Maine Fire Department- Firefighter David Peters has retired after 29 years of service. Posted in April.

Saco, Maine Fire Department- Captain Marc Paquette has retired after 37+ years of service. Posted in May.

Sanford, Maine Fire Department- has placed into service a 2004 Pierce Quantum heavy rescue. It is designated Rescue 7. Posted in March.

Sangerville, Maine Fire Department- firefighter remembered after fatal snowmobile crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Searsmont, Maine Fire Department- new fire station being built. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Searsmont, Maine Fire Department- new station nears completion. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Skowhegan, Maine Fire Department- voters turned down a referendum question for a new fire/police public safety building. Posted in November.

South Portland, Maine Fire Department- has promoted the following individuals: 3 Firefighters promoted to Lieutenant. FF/Parmaedic Jon Perry, FF/Paramedic Seth Hagar and FF/Advanced Brian Smart. 2 Lieutenants promoted to Captain. Lt. Robb Couture, Lt. Chris Copp. 4 new Deputy Chiefs. Capt Mike Williams, Lt. Phil Selberg, Lt. Paul Salway and Lt. William Collins promoted to Deputy Chief. Congratulations to all!! Posted in January.

South Portland, Maine Fire Department- substation requires $1.3 million in repairs and mole removal. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

South Portland, Maine Fire Department- may need to replace aging station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

South Portland, Maine Fire Department- new ladder truck damaged after coming into contact with power lines. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Southwest Harbor, Maine Fire Department- funds approved for purchase of new air packs and other equipment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Southwest Harbor, Maine Fire Department- Tom Chisholm has been appointed as the new Fire Chief. Posted in July.

Thomaston, Maine Fire Department- looks to build new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Topsham, Maine Fire Department- has named West Gardiner Deputy Fire Chief Chris McLaughlin as the new Fire Chief. Posted in March.

Turner, Maine Fire Department- Nathan Guptill has been named as the new Fire Chief. Posted in August.

Unity, Maine Fire Department- Captain Blaine Parsons has been promoted to Chief of Department. Posted in January.

Waterville & Winslow, Maine Fire Departments- Fire Chief David LaFountain has announced he will retire in June. He is the chief for both fire departments. Posted in March.

Waterville, Maine Fire Department- Captain Shawn Esler has been selected to be the next fire chief effective July 1st. He will also be the fire chief for Winslow, which was also the practice for the outgoing fire chief. Posted in May.

Wells, Maine Fire Department- Demolition is underway of the houses behind the Wells Police and Wells Corner Fire Stations on Route 1 at Route 109 making way for the new larger police and fire stations to be built on the same site. A Second new fire station will be built on Route 109 - Sanford Road replacing the current High Pine and Wells Branch stations. Both new stations will have 4 drive through bays and are scheduled to be completed in 2019. Posted in March.

Wells, Maine Fire Department- selectment consider new site for substation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Wells, Maine Fire Department- town to consider alternative locations for fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in November.

West Frankfort, Maine Fire Department- fire truck rolls over responding to fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Westport, Maine Fire Department- Fire Chief Robert Mooney has retired from his post as volunteer chief after 25 years of service, 11 of which was as chief. Posted in January.

Winslow, Maine Fire Department- town council votes to no longer share fire chief with Waterville. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Winslow, Maine Fire Department- has hired Ronald Rodriguez, a Battalion Chief in Fairfax County, VA, as the new fire chief. Posted in September.

Winthrop, Maine Fire Department- set to open new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted June 2018.

Winter Harbor, Maine Fire Department- adds ambulance service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Winthrop, Maine Fire Department- sells former fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Yarmouth, Maine- considers cosolidating police and fire departments into one building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

York, Maine Fire Department- Captain Scott Apgar has retired after 26 years of service. Posted in April.




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