NORTHEAST FIRENEWS
2019 MASSACHUSETTS DELIVERIES AND NEWS ARCHIVE




2019 MASSACHUSETTS APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Abington, MA Engine 4- 2019 Ferrara Cinder MVP 1500/750/20A
Action, MA Engine 23- 2018 Seagrave Marauder 1500/750/30B
Ashby, MA Rescue 4- 2018 Dodge Ram 5500/PL Custom ambulance
Attleboro, MA Engine 1- 2019 Pierce Enforcer 1500/750
Becket EMS, MA Ambulance 1- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Cambridge, MA Engine 5- 2019 Pierce Enforcer 1250/500
Chicopee, MA Engine 8- 2019 Pierce Saber 1250/750
East Bridgewater, MA Ambulance 3- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance
Easton, MA Engine 12- 2019 E-One Typhoon E-Max
Fairhaven, MA Ladder 1- 2018 E-One Cyclone 110' RMA
Falmouth, MA Ambulance 39- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Falmouth, MA Engine 21- 2019 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/750
Foxborough, MA Rescue 27- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance
Hingham, MA Tower 1- 2019 Pierce Velocity 2000/500/100' Twr
Holliston, MA Rescue 1- 2019 Spartan Metrostar/Marion heavy rescue
Hubbardston, MA Engine 1- 2019 KME Panther 1500/1000/30A
Hudson, MA Engine 5- 2019 E-One Typhoon 1500/1000/30B
Huntington, MA Rescue 3- 2019 Ford F-350/Springfield Auto & Truck light rescue
Joint Base Cape Cod, MA Engine 410- 2018 Pierce Saber 1500/750/25F
Mashpee, MA Ambulance 362- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Nahant, MA Engine 31- 2019 Sutphen Monarch 1500/750
Newton, MA Ladder 2- 2019 E-One Cyclone 100' RMA
Norfolk, MA Rescue 2- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Phillipston, MA Squad 5- 2019 Ford F-550/CET light rescue w/ 300w/30F
Rutland, MA Ambulance 2- 2019 Dodge Ram/PL Custom ambulance
Salisbury, MA Ladder 5- 2019 KME Severe Service Tuff Truck 1500/650/103' RMA
South Hadley, MA District 1 Medic 1- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Southbridge, MA Rescue 1- 2019 Spartan/Marion non-walkthrough rescue
Webster EMS, MA Paramedic 4- 2019 Ford F-450/Medix 4X4 ambulance
Westbrough, MA Medic 1- 2018 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Westford, MA Medic 1- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance
Worcester, MA Ladder 4- 2019 E-One Cyclone-Metro 100' RMA
Worthington, MA Tanker 1- 2018 Freightliner/Firovac/Darley 1000/2966




2019 MASSACHUSETTS NEWS

Adams, Mass Fire Department- proposed change to go to the voters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Adams, Mass Fire Department- voters turn down request to turn fire chief's job into full time position. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Amesbury, Mass Fire Department- to undergo staffing review. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Ashby, Pepperell and Townsend study feasability of regional dispatch center. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Attleboro, Mass Fire Department- Ladder 1 OOS after being struck by car. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Attleboro, Mass Fire Department- moves dispatch from South Attleboro Station to Headquarters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Bernardston, Mass Fire Department- to build garage addition to fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Boston Fire Department- Engine 5 has returned to their quarters following renovations to the building. Engine 50 is expected to return to their quarters in late March or early April. Ground breaking on the new station for Engine 42/Rescue 2 should take place in late spring. Posted in February.

Boston Sparks Association- has purchased a 2012 Freightliner 3500 Modular Ambulance. Designated Squad 10, it will run as a backup to A10 for large scale incidents and run as a 2nd piece when they have mutliple calls. Posted in January.

Bourne, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief to retire July 5th. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Brewster, Mass Fire Department- receives S.A.F.E. grant. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Brockton, Mass Fire Department- 11 firefighters promoted. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Charlemont & Rowe, Mass Fire Departments- will share fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Chicopee, Mass Fire Department- Acting Fire Chief Daniel Stamborski has been apointed as the permanent Fire Chief. Posted in April.

Chilmark, Mass Fire Department- purchases used fast attack truck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Dennis, Mass Fire Department- Selectment favor location of new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Dracut, Mass- Firefighters shave heads in solidarity with firefighter battling cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Greenfield, Mass Fire Department- Rough estimates for new fire station are reviewed. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Groton, Mass Fire Department- town meeting approves hiring two firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Harwich, Mass Fire Department- looks to purchase quint to replace engine and ladder. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Holden, Mass Fire Department- appoints new Emergency Response Team Coordinator. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Hudson, Mass Fire Department- voters approve funding to increase staffing to 7 firefighters per shift.

Hyannis, Mass Fire Department- Deputy Chief Dean L. Melanson will retire May 31st after 34 years of service. Posted in May.

Lakeville, MA Fire Department- Lieutenant William Purcell has been appointed as the new Deputy Chief. Posted in February.

Lakeville, Mass Fire Department- Selectmen updated on apparatus problems. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Leyden, Mass- has asked Greenfield to take over firefighting operations for the town. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Lynn, Mass Fire Department- swears in 20 and promotes 5. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Mansfield, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Neal Boldrighini has announced he will retire in September 2019. Posted in January.

Mansfield, Mass Fire Department- engine catches fire inside station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Mattapoisett, Mass Fire Department- town meeting approves new fire station. Will require a 2nd vote for further funding at May town meeting. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Melrose, Mass- Allan I. Alpert has been appointed the Emergency Management Director. Allan was the Director of Emergency Management in Chelsea for over 30 years before retiring.

Middleboro, Mass Fire Department- graduating recruits earns award. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Middleborough, Mass Fire Department- town meeting approved funds for two additional firefighters in July, a new pump for Forestry 1 and new Personal Protective Equipment for firefighters. Posted in April.

Middleton, Mass Fire Department- Town meeting approved the purchase the Middleton Golf Course located on Route 114. The town will build a new town center which will include a new fire station, police station, town hall, and senior/community center. The fire station is slated to be built first with completion in 2022. Posted in March.

Millbury, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter Steven Couture has retired after 20 years of service. Posted in April.

Milton, Mass Fire Department- to hold meetings on replacing all three fire stations. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Nahant, Mass Fire Department- state grant to help fund fire safety program. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Nahant, Mass Fire Department- off duty firefighter runs into burning building and saves 13. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

New Bedford, Mass Fire Department- has named District Chief Scott Kruger as Acting Deputy Fire Chief. Posted in February.

Newburyport, Mass Fire Department- FD considers providing ambulance service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Norfolk, Mass Fire Department- Deputy Chief Peter Petruchik has been selected to be the new chief. He will replace Fire Chief Coleman Bushnell at the end of June when Chief Bushnell retires. Posted in February.

Northborough, Mass Fire Department- voters approved funds for a new fire station. Posted in May.

Pittsfield, Mass Fire Department- names Engine 6 after former Deputy Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Pittsfield, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski has announced he will retire in July after 32 years on the job. Posted in April.

Plymouth, Mass Fire Department- Engine 5 catches fire inside station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Plymouth, Mass Fire Department- contractor selected to build new North Plymouth Fire Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Princeton, Mass Fire Department- has purchased a 2011 Pierce Velocity 1750/1000/30F pumper. It has previously served the New City Fire Engine Co #1 in NY and will be designated Engine 2. Posted in April.

Raynham, Mass Fire Department- Deputy Chief Bryan LaCivita has been named as the new Fire Chief. Posted in May.

Rochester, Mass Firefighters and Explorers walk for one of their own. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Rochester, Mass Fire Department- swears in first full-time fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Rowley, Mass Fire Department- has commenced operations at the facility located at 475 Haverhill Street. The old station on Hammond Street has been closed. The new facility is half of a $12 million Public Safety Complex, which also includes a renovation and expansion of the existing police station. Although sharing a plot of land and some utilities, the buildings remain separate. The new building includes 6 bays (3 double depth drive-throughs), bunk rooms, locker rooms, a full admin suite, and a training/conference room. A small museum is planned for the lobby featuring our 1881 hand tub and a working Gamewell system. Posted in April.

Sandwich, Mass Fire Department- Requests funds to purchase a quint. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Saugus, Mass Fire Department- 2 firefighters promoted. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Southborough, Mass Fire Department- has selected current Portsmouth, NH Fire Chief Steve Achilles to be the next fire chief. Posted in March.

Springfield, Mass Fire Department- Engine 3 damaged when hit by drunk driver. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Springfield, Mass Fire Department- purchases 8 new thermal imaging cameras. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Stockbridge, Mass Fire Department- has named Vincent J. Garofoli as the new Fire Chief. Posted in May.

Stoneham, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 2018 John Deere XUV utility vehicle as S-1. Posted in February.

Stoneham, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter Steve Verhault has retired after 32+ years of service. Posted in February.

Stoneham, Mass Fire Department- has promoted Lieutenant Rob Dalis to the rank of captain and Firefighter Rick Darragh to the rank of lieutenant. Posted in February.

Stoneham, Mass Fire Department- swears-in six new firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Stoneham, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter Dave Eastman has been promoted to the rank of captain. Posted in May.

Sudbury, Mass Fire Department- will be hiring 4 firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Wakefield, Mass Fire Department- town meeting approved a new Deputy Chief's position. This will be a civil service position and it is expected to be filled on or about January 1, 2020. Posted in May.

Waltham, Mass Fire Department- considers bid for new Moody Street Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Wayland, MA Fire Department- Fire Chief David Houghton has announced he will retire on June 30th. Posted in January.

Waltham, Mass Fire Department- city council approves new Moody Street Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Wayland, Mass Fire Department- Sherborn Deputy Chief Neil McPherson has been selected to be the next fire chief in Wayland. Posted in April.

West Barnstable, Mass Fire Department- has added 14 new volunteer firefighters. Anthony O'Donnell, Craig Drew, Kerry Williams, Stephen Brunelle, Justin Clark, Shea Allard, Kevin Flynn, Austin Osborn, Brandon Haughton, Devon Crowl, Austin Moloney, Sean Crimmins, Ryan Dipilato, and Matt Antoine. Posted in April.

Westfield, Mass Fire Department- Acting Fire Chief Patrick Egloff has been selected to be the permanent Fire Chief. Posted in May.

Westminster, Mass Fire Department- receives grant for feasability study for new fire/police facility. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Westport, Mass Fire Department- chief looks to add 1 additional firefighter. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Wilmington, Mass Fire Department- voters approved funding to hire eight (8) additional firefighters. Posted in May.

Woburn, Mass Fire Department- poor condition at fire station causes concern. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Worcester, Mass Fire Department- new mural in fire station honors fallen firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.




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