NORTHEAST FIRENEWS
2019 MASSACHUSETTS DELIVERIES AND NEWS ARCHIVE




2019 MASSACHUSETTS APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Abington, MA Engine 4- 2019 Ferrara Cinder MVP 1500/750/20A
Acton, MA Engine 23- 2018 Seagrave Marauder 1500/750/30B
Andover, MA Ladder 1- 2019 Pierce Enforcer 105' RMA
Ashby, MA Rescue 4- 2018 Dodge Ram 5500/PL Custom ambulance
Attleboro, MA Engine 1- 2019 Pierce Enforcer 1500/750
Auburn, MA Engine 4- 2019 Pierce Saber 1500/750
Avon, MA Ambulane 1- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance
Barre, MA Engine 4- 2019 Pierce Enforcer 1500/1000
Becket, MA Rescue 6- 2018 Ford F-550/Dependable Emergency Vehicles 4x4 1000/300/20A
Becket EMS, MA Ambulance 1- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Belchertown, MA Engine- 2019 Pierce Saber 1500/1000/F
Bellingham, MA Engine 2- 2019 KME Panther PRO 1500/750/25A
Blackstone, MA Engine 55- 2018 Ford F-450 4x4 250/250
Boston Ladder 4- 2019 E-One Cyclone-Metro 100' RMA
Boston Ladder 6- 2019 E-One Cyclone-Metro 100' RMA
Boston MedFlight- 2019 AirBus EC145 helicopter
Braintree, MA Ladder 2- 2019 E-One Cyclone-Metro 100' RMA
Braintree, MA Squad 1- 2018 Ford F-550 4X4/Maintainer Custom Bodies 21 hp CET/300 gal/10F
Bridgewater, MA Ambulance 5- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/Life Line ambulance
Burlington, MA Engine 2- 2019 Pierce Quantum 1500/500/F
Cambridge, MA Engine 5- 2019 Pierce Enforcer 1250/500
Canton, MA Ambulance 2- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/Horton ambulance
Centerville-Osterville-Marston Mills, MA Ambulance 325- 2019 International/Horton ambulance
Chicopee, MA Engine 8- 2019 Pierce Saber 1500/750
Chicopee, MA Med 3- 2015 Chevy G4500/Road Rescue ambulance (ex Demo)
Dalton, MA Ambulance D5- 2019 Ford E-450/Life Line ambulance
Dalton, MA Engine 1- 2019 Spartan/Toyne 1500/725/25A
Danvers, MA Engine 3- 2019 KME Severe Service 1500/750
Dighton, MA Ambulance 1- 2019 Ford F-450/Braun ambulance
East Bridgewater, MA Ambulance 3- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance
Eastham, MA Forestry 158- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/BFX 100/300/8F
Easton, MA Engine 12- 2019 E-One Typhoon E-Max
Fairhaven, MA Ladder 1- 2018 E-One Cyclone 110' RMA
Fall River, MA Engine 12- 2019 Ferrara Cinder 1500/500/75A
Fall River, MA Ladder 2- 2019 Ferrara Inferno 100' TDA
Falmouth, MA Ambulance 39- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Falmouth, MA Engine 21- 2019 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/750
Fitchburg, MA Engine 2- 2019 KME Panther 1750/750/20A
Fitchburg, MA Engine 4- 2019 KME Panther 1750/750/20A
Foxborough, MA Ladder 26- 2019 Pierce Enforcer PUC-Ascendant 1500/500/107' RMA
Foxborough, MA Rescue 27- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance
Franklin, MA Rescue 2- 2019 Dodge Ram 4500 4X4/Frazer ambulance
Gloucester, MA Rescue 1- 2019 International DuraStar/Horton ambulance
Grafton, MA Engine 5- 2019 Spartan/Firovac/Darley 1500/3000
Halifax, MA Brush 54- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/Maxim 300/400/25F
Hanson, MA Ambulance 2- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line ambulance
Harwich, MA Ambulance 74- 2018 Ford F-550 4X4/Life Line 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
Lakeville, MA Engine 2- 2019 Spartan S-180 1500/1000
Littleton, MA Tower 1- 2019 Rosenbauer Cobra 2000/500/101' RM Twr
Ludlow, MA Forestry 2- 2017 Ford F-450/Dept 4x4 125/300/5F
Mansfield, MA Engine 33- 2019 Pierce Enforcer 1250/750
Mashpee, MA Ambulance 362- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Massport-Logan Engine 1- 2019 Rosenbauer Commander 1500/1500/250 AFFF/AR-AFFF
Mattapoisett EMS, MA Ambulance- 2019 Ford E-450/Life Line ambulance
Methuen, MA Ambulance 1- 2019 Ford F-450 4X4/Braun ambulance
Montague, MA Brush 1- 2019 Ford F-550/Dept. Built 4x4 300/300/30F
Nahant, MA Engine 31- 2019 Sutphen Monarch 1500/750
New Bedford, MA Airport 8- 2019 Oshkosh Global Striker 1500 - 1500/1500/210F/500DC
New Bedford, MA Engine 6- 2019 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500
Newburyport, MA Engine 5- 2019 Pierce Enforcer 1500/750
Newburyport, MA Ladder 1- 2019 Pierce Enforcer-Ascendant 2000/500/107' RMA
Newton, MA Ladder 2- 2019 E-One Cyclone 100' RMA
Norfolk, MA Rescue 2- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Norfolk, MA Squad 1- 2019 Ford F-550/Fire 1 250/300
Northampton, MA Ambulance 4- 2019 International DuraStar/Life Line ambulance
North Brookfield, MA Rescue 1- 2019 Spartan ????/????
North Reading, MA Engine 3- 2019 KME Panther 1500/750/40F
Northborough, MA Medic 1- 2019 Dodge Ram 5500/Horton 4x4 ambulance
Orange, MA Engine 2- 2019 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750
Orleans, MA Ambulance 173- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/Life Line ambulance
Oxford, MA Ambulance 3- 2019 Ford F-450 4x4/Medix ambulance
Phillipston, MA Forestry 5- 2018 Ford F-550/CET 4x4 250/300/30F
Pittsfield, MA Engine 3- 2019 Seagrave Capitol 1750/650
Plainville, MA Engine 1- 2019 Spartan/Toyne 1750/1000/35A
Plainville, MA Squad 1- 2019 Ford F-550/Wildfire 4X4 200/400
Plymouth, MA Ladder 3- 2019 E-One Cyclone 1500/450/100' RMA
Princeton, MA Tanker 1- 2018 Kenworth/Deep South 1250/2500
Provincetown, MA Engine 190- 2019 Ferrara Igniter 1500/500/20A/30B
Provincetown, MA Engine 193- 2019 Ferrara Igniter 1500/500/20A/30B
Provincetown, MA Engine 195- 2019 Ferrara Igniter 1500/500/20A/30B
Rockland, MA Ambulance 1- 2019 Ford E-450/AEV ambulance
Rutland, MA Ambulance 2- 2019 Dodge Ram/PL Custom ambulance
Salisbury, MA Ladder 5- 2019 KME Severe Service Tuff Truck 1500/650/103' RMA
Seekonk, MA Rescue 1- 2019 Ford F-550 4x4/Life Line ambulance
Sharon, MA Engine 2- 2019 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750/20A/30B
Sheffield, MA Engine 1- 2019 Pierce Enforcer 1500/1000
Sherborn, MA Engine 2- 2019 Rosenbauer Commander 2000/500/5000’ of 5” LDH
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
Southwick, MA Truck 5- 2019 Sutphen SP70 2000/500/25F/70' MM twr
Springfield, MA Engine 1- 2019 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750/25F
Sterling, MA Ambulance 2- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/Horton ambulance
Stockbridge, MA Engine 5- 2018 Interntional/KME 1500/1800
Sturbridge, MA Ambulance 1- 2019 Ford E-450/Horton ambulance
Swampscott, MA Engine 21- 2019 Seagrave Marauder 1750/650/30F
Truro MA Tender 484 - 2019 Freightliner 114SD/Pierce 1000/3000
Tyngsborough, MA Engine 1- 2019 KME Panther 1500/750/20A
Uxbridge, MA Forestry 1- 2018 Ford F-550/CET 4x4 250/300/10F
Walpole, MA Engine 4- 2019 E-One Typhoon EMAX 1500/500/30F
Walpole, MA Tower 1- 2019 E-One Cyclone 100' RM Tower
Wareham EMS, MA Ambulance 2- 2019 Dodge Ram 5500/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Webster, MA Engine 4- 2019 E-One Typhoon 1250/1000
Webster EMS, MA Paramedic 3- 2019 Ford F-450/Medix 4X4 ambulance
Webster EMS, MA Paramedic 4- 2019 Ford F-450/Medix 4X4 ambulance
West Boylston, MA Engine 3- 2019 E-One Typhoon EMax 1500/750/30F
Westbrough, MA Medic 1- 2018 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Westford, MA Medic 1- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance
Weston, MA Engine 4- 2019 E-One Typhoon 1500/750/30A
Windsor, MA Engine 2- 2018 Spartan/Toyne 1250/1000/25A
Woburn, MA Rescue 1- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/Horton ambulance
Worcester, MA Ladder 1- 2019 E-One Cyclone Metro 100' RMA
Worcester, MA Ladder 4- 2019 E-One Cyclone-Metro 100' RMA
Worcester EMS, MA Ambulance 2661– 2019 Ford F-450/Horton 4x4 ambulance
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.

Amesbury, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a $227,316 Federal grant in conjunction with Salisbury Fire that will be used for Emergency Vehicle Operator training and firefighter safety training. Posted in September.

Amherst, Mass Fire Department- fire station branded as unsafe. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Andover, Mass Fire Department- Pierce to make adjustments to new ladder truck so that it will fit under the Horn Bridge. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Arlington, Mass Fire Department- Deputy Chief Kevin M. Kelley has been appointed as the new Chief of Department.

Ashburnham, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $206,191 for 26 firefighter breathing apparatus and a cardiac monitor. Posted in September.

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

Ashland, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $731,527 to hire 4 new firefighters. Posted in September.

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.

Auburn, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $477,273 – a regional grant with 11 central Mass towns - for a firefighting training structure. Posted in September.

Auburn, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $340,508 to hire 2 new firefighters. Posted in September.

Barnstable, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a $156,650.47 Federal grant for portable and mobile radios. Posted in September.

Bedford, Mass Fire Department- has received a $9,143 Federal grant for Mass Casualty/Active Shooter training. Posted in September.

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

Bolton, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $6,400 for firefighter safety training.

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 Fire Department- has received a $704,510 Federal grant for wellness and fitness activities, including a firefighter cancer-screening program. Posted in September.

Boston Fire Department- breaks ground on new fire station for Engine 42/Rescue 2. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in September.

Boston Fire Department- renovations have been completed on Engine 50's quarters in Charlestown. Engine 50 was scheduled to move back in earlier this week. Posted in October.

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.

Brewster, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $123,050 for 3 cardiac monitors.

Bridgewater, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a $18,452.72 Federal grant for firefighter wellness and fitness screenings. Posted in September.

Bristol County, Mass- has placed into service a 1994 Ford L8000/E-One rescue for the tech rescue unit. It previously served the Fairhaven Fire Department and is quartered in Westport.

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

Brookfield, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $133,562 for 18 firefighter breathing apparatus.

Brookline, Mass Fire Department- has received a $146,327 Federal grant for fire instructor training. Posted in September.

Burlington, Mass Fire Department- has opened an occupied their new sub-station located at 114 Terrace Hall Ave at Middlesex Turnpike. Posted in July.

Canton, Mass Fire Department- has received a $85,718 Federal grant for firefighter safety and survival training. Posted in September.

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

Charlemont, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 2000 Freightliner FL-112/Toyne 500/300/30A/30B rescue as Rescue 7. The 2003 International/Fort Gary Fire Trucks 1250/1500 that was Engine 1 was sold to Rowe, replacing a 1993 Mack that was taken out of service. Posted in September.

Chelsea, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $259,091 for 57 portable radios. Posted in September.

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

Chicopee, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a $405,587.00 Federal grant to purchase 60 SCBA packs and 80 face pieces. Posted in September.

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

Chilmark, Mass Fire Department- Assistant Fire Chief Jeremy Bradshaw has been appointed as the new fire chief. Posted in July.

Dalton, Mass Fire Department- new fire truck dedicated to late firefighter. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Dedham, Mass Fire Department- Lieutenant Mike Lessard has retired after 37 years of service.

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

Dennis, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $152,381 for 4 power stretchers and ambulance lift systems. Posted in September.

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

Dracut, Mass Fire Department- new fire station temporarily on hold. CLICK FOR ARTICLe. Posted in June.

Dracut, Mass Fire Department- bids for new fire station to be unveiled. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Dudley, Mass Fire Department- has occupied their new fire station located at 123 West Main Street. Posted in September.

Dudley, Mass Fire Department- cuts ribbon on new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

East Bridgewater, Mass Fire Deprtment- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $36,265 for firefighter protective gear, a face piece fit test unit, and firefighting hose.

East Longmeadow, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant $33,806 for vehicle extrication equipment.

Easthampton, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $8,572 for a firefighter protective gear dryer. Posted in September.

Easthampton, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $604,706 to hire 4 new firefighters. Posted in September.

Essex, Mass Fire Department- purchases new rescue tools. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Fall River, Mass Fire Department- temporarily closes fire station due to mold. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Falmouth, Mass Fire Department- West Falmouth Fire Station to close in July of 2020. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Falmouth, Mass Fire Department- Main Street Fire Station to be named after late Fire Chief Paul Brodeur. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Fitchburg, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $235,637 for 81 sets of firefighter protective gear. Posted in September.

Foxborough, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $138,728, that is shared with Mansfield, for hose and vehicle extrication equipment. Posted in September.

Framingham, Mass Fire Department- the new Station 2, located at 75 A Street, is now open and operating. Posted in July.

Freetown, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $16,667 for hose and nozzles.

Gloucester, Mass Fire Department- adds high water rescue truck to fleet. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Gloucester, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $424,055 for emergency vehicle operator, pump operator, and aerial ladder operator training program.

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

Greenfield, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 2013 Ford F-450/Road Rescue ambulance as Ambulance 1 and a 2009 International 4400/Horton ambulance as Ambulance 2. Ambulance 1 had previously served with the St. Michael's College in Vermont and Ambulance 2 had previously served with the Centerville-Osterville-Marston Mills Fire Department on Cape Cod. Posted in September.

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

Groton, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $95,055 for a call / volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention program.

Everett, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $1,716,800 to hire 8 new firefighters.

Hadley, Mass Fire Department- construction begins on new North Hadley Fire Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Halifax, Mass Fire Department- Engine 1's 2007 E-One Typhoon 1500/750/30F has returned to service after being refurbished. Posted in June.

Hanover, Mass Fire Department- students get ambulance back in service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Hanover, Mass Fire Department- considers second station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in November.

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

Harwich, Mass Fire Department- swears-in two new firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Harwich, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $89,308 for vehicle extrication equipment. Posted in September.

Harwich, Mass Fire Department- the new Station 2 has completed construction. It is expected to be occupied sometime this month. Posted in November.

Hingham, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a $172,646 Federal grant in conjunction with Norwell, Hull, Cohasset and Scituate for Emergency Vehicle Operator training. Posted in September.

Hinsdale, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Larry Turner has retired after 40 years of service, 26 of which were as chief. Posted in July.

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

Holyoke, Mass Fire Department- has received a $382,200 Federal grant to purchase firefighter breathing apparatus. Posted in September.

Holyoke, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a $730,280 SAFER grant that will be used to hire 9 new firefighters. Posted in September.

Hopedale, MA Fire Department- has placed into service a 2007 E-One Typhoon 1500/1000/30A/30B as Engine 4. The unit previously served Rochester, NY.

Hopedale, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $166,667 for 35 portable radios.

Hopkinton, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $548,838 to hire 4 new firefighters.

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

Hull, Mass Fire Department- department honors fallen Firefighter John Clasby. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

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

Hyannis, Mass Fire Department- erects 9/11 memorial at the fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Hyannis, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a $128,605 Federal grant in conjunction with 20 Cape Cod fire departments for firefighter safety and survival training. Hyannis also received a $50,857 grant for a firefighter wellness & fitness program. Posted in September.

Kingston, Mass Fire Deprtment- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $78,636 for an air compressor – breathing apparatus refill system.

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.

Lanesboro, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $111,429 for 18 firefighter breathing apparatus.

Lee, Mass Fire Department- has received a $224,696 Federal grant to purchase 24 firefighter breathing apparatus and 10 automatic cardiac defibrillators. Posted in September.

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

Longmeadow, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $33,143 for 12 sets of firefighter protective gear. Posted in September.

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.

Mansfield, Mass Fire Department- crews move into new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Marblehead, Mass Fire Department- has acquired a 1996 Pierce Saber 1250/750 that will be utilized as a spare. The rig previously served in Hamilton and will replace a 1997 KME quint that has been permanently removed from service. Posted in May.

Marblehead, Mass Fire Department- has received a $36,190 Federal grant for diesel exhaust systems in two stations. Posted in September.

Marion, Mass Fire Department- fallen firefighter to get memorial. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Marion, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $152,398 for a call / volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention program.

Mashpee, Mass Fire Department- ambulance rolls over after motor vehicle collision. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Massachusetts Firefighting Academy- new recruit class graduates from Mass Fire Academy's Springfield campus. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts Firefighting Academy- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $500,000 for a firefighting training structure. Posted in September.

Massachusetts Firefighting Academy- 277th class graduates on October 25th. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Mattapoisett, Mass Fire Department- May town meeting approves funds to build new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maynard, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a $6,666.66 Federal grant for firefighter breathing apparatus facepieces and training. Posted in September.

Medway, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a $95,238 Federal grant for a fire sprinkler system at Station 1. Posted in September.

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.

Middleton, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $42,858 for vehicle extrication equipment. Posted in September.

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

Millbury, Mass Fire Department- recognizes Firefighter Michael Breault for rescue. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

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.

Nahant, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $17,143 for a chest compression device.

New Ashford, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 1990 Grumman FireCat 1250/750 as Engine 2. It has previously served in Hereford, PA and Middletown, MD. Posted in July.

New Ashford, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $86,667 for 13 firefighter breathing apparatus. Posted in September.

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

New Bedford, Mass Fire Department- has purchased a 1985 E-One Hurricane 110' RMA for use as a spare ladder truck. Designated Ladder 24, it had previously served in Fairhaven, Mass. Posted in July.

New Bedford, Mass- breaks ground on new public safety facility. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in September.

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.

Norfolk, Mass Fire Department- Sherborn Fire Chief Erron Kinney has been named as the new Fire Chief of Norfolk. Posted in September.

North Adams, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $11,905 for 5 – automatic external cardiac defibrillators. Posted in September.

North Attleboro, Mass Fire Department- has selected Christopher Coleman to be the new Fire Chief. He will assume his new duties in September when current Chief Michael Brousseau retires. Posted in June.

North Attleborough, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Michael Brousseau has retired after 33 years of service. Posted in August.

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

Northfield, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 2014 Pierce Quantum 2000/500/105' RMA as Ladder 1. It has previously served the Sandy Springs Fire Department in Georgia. The department has also placed into service a 1984 AM General 6x6 Military 750/1250 as Tanker 1. Posted in September.

Norfolk, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $246,994 to hire 2 new firefighters.

Norton, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Paul Schleicher has retired after 45 years of service. Deputy Fire Chief Shawn Simmons has been appointed as his successor. Posted in August.

Norton, Mass Fire Department- has changed the numbering system for their apparatus. Apparatus is now in the 40's series for the new regional dispatch. See the NORTON PAGE for specific assignments. Posted in October.

Oak Bluffs, Mass Fire Department- Rescue 561's 2001 Kenworth/American Fire Rescue heavy rescue has returned to service after being refurbished by Specialty Vehicles. Posted in May.

Onset, Mass Fire District- funds were approved that will go towards the new fire station. Posted in May.

Onset, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a $21,320 Federal greant for mobile and portable radios. Posted in September.

Orange, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $92,858 for firefighting hose, nozzles and 2 thermal imaging cameras. Posted in September.

Peabody, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Steven Pasdon has retired after 30 years of service. Chief Pasdon will stay on to assist with the budget as they select a new chief. Posted in May.

Peabody, Mass Fire Department- Deputy Chief Joe Daly has been selected to be the new Fire Chief. Posted in June.

Peabody, Mass Fire Department- has purchased a 1993 E-One Protector 1250/750 to use as a reserve engine. It previously served as North Reading Engine 3. Posted in July.

Pepperell, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Brian Borneman as new Fire Chief. Posted in June.

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.

Pittsfield, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Deputy Chief Thomas Sammons as the new Fire Chief. Posted in September.

Plainville, Mass Fire Department- the new public safety building has opened located at 194 South Street. The former fire station and annex building are now closed. Posted in May.

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.

Plymouth, Mass Fire Department- legislative act will allow fire chief to work past mandatory retirement age. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Plymouth, Mass Fire Department- firefighters forced out of HQ after roof failure. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

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.

Provincetown, Mass Fire Department- says goodbye to two storm-damaged engines. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Quincy, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $2,934,840 to hire 16 new firefighters.

Randolph, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $614,985 to hire 4 new firefighters.

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

Raynham, Mass Fire Department- promotes 4 and swears-in new firefighter. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Revere, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $681,503 to hire 4 new firefighters. Posted in September.

Richmond, Mass Fire Department- has placed a 1994 Humvee 4X4 w/ 125 GPM pump and 300 gallon water tank in service as Truck 4. 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.

Rochester, Mass Fire Department- has repurposed ex Rescue 207's 2002 International/Horton ambulance as a rescue truck. It is designated Rescue 196. Posted in November.

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.

Rowley, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $160,000 for 24 firefighter breathing apparatus.

Rutland, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $524,026 to hire 3 new firefighters. Posted in September.

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

Sandwich, Mass Fire Department- places former Dalton rescue truck into service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Sandwich, Mass Fire Department- new fire station expected to be operational by first day of school. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

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

Saugus, Mass Fire Department- two firefighters receive department's highest honor. CLICK FOR ARTICL. Posted in July.

Saugus, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $885,000 to hire 5 new firefighters. Posted in September.

Seekonk, Mass Fire Department- has selected Frederick MacDonald from the East Providence, RI Fire Department to be the new Fire Chief. Posted in August.

Sharon, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $556,554 to hire 4 new firefighters. Posted in September.

Shrewsbury, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of Federal share of $570,525 to hire 4 new firefighters. Posted in September.

Somerset, Mass Fire Department- has received a $53,121 Federal grant for firefighter personal escape devices and firefighter safety and survival training. Posted in September.

Somerville, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a $77,047 Federal grant for Mass Casualty/Active Shooter training. Posted in September.

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

Southborough, Mass Fire Department- has occupied their new fire station located at 32 Cordaville Road. Posted in September.

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.

Springfield, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $1,138,490 to hire 8 new firefighters. Posted in September.

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.

Stoneham, Mass Fire Department- swore-in Mike Paone as their newest firefighter. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he will start recruit training on July 8th. Posted in July.

Stoughton, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a $58,514 Federal grant for Mass Casualty/Active Shooter training. Posted in September.

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

Sudbury, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $78,096 for an air compressor – breathing apparatus refill system and a face piece fit test unit.

Swampscott, Mass Fire Department- has named Captain Graham F. Archer as the new Fire Chief. Posted in November.

Tewksbury, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $47,585 for Fire Officer I-IV training.

Topsfield, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $429,715, along with Essex and Middleton, for 90 portable radios. Posted in September.

Truro, Mass Fire Department- has received a $28,515 Federal grant for thermal imaging cameras. Posted in September.

Tyringham, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 1989 International/JC Moore 250/2000 tanker. The unit had previously served the Chafee Sardinia Volunteer Fire Department in New York and has been designated Tanker 5.

Upton, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of Federal share of $90,250 for Emergency Vehicle Operator Training and 2 cardiac monitors.

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.

Wakefield, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of Federal share of $195,229 to hire 1 new firefighter.

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

Waltham, Mass Fire Department- due to construction at the Moody Street Station, Engine 1 has been temporarily assigned to the Prospect Street Station with Engine 4 and the Shift Deputy has been reassigned to Headquarters. Posted in July.

Ware, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $215,054 for 32 firefighter breathing apparatus. Posted in September.

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

Wayland, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $93,715 for 24 portable radios.

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

Waltham, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $596,823 for 74 firefighter breathing apparatus. Posted in September.

Ware, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $90,000 for a call / volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention program.

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

Wellfleet, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a $292.300 SAFER grant that will be used to hire 2 new firefighters. Posted in September.

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.

West Barnstable, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $120,307 for 7 mobile radios and 20 portable radios. Posted in September.

West Boylston, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $53,729 for an air compressor – breathing apparatus refill system.

West Bridgewater, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a $64,076 Federal grant for a fire station diesel exhaust system. Posted in September.

West Springfield, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $332,314 for 33 firefighter breathing apparatus, 43 face pieces, a cardiac monitor and 4 chest compression devices. Posted in September.

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.

Westwood, Mass Fire Department- has decommissioned Squad 2's 1990 International/E-One. It will not be replaced. Posted in September.

Weymouth, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $559,418 to hire 4 new firefighters. Posted in September.

Weymouth, Mass Fire Department- grant gets department closer to re-opening Broad Street Fire Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Wilbraham, Mass Fire Department- has selected Michael Andrews of Central Falls, RI to be the new Fire Chief. Posted in August.

Wilbraham, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a $155,057 Federal grant for 22 firefighter breathing apparatus and 3 breathing apparatus facepieces. Posted in September.

Wilmington, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $1,509,600 to hire 8 new firefighters. Posted in September.

Wilmington, Mass Fire Department- Deputy Chief Bill Cavanaugh has been selected to be appointed as the new Fire Chief. Posted in October.

Winchendon, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a $59,066.66 Federal grant that will be used to replace 20 sets of structural firefighting gear. Posted in September.

Winchester, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief John Nash will retire in October after 46 years of service. Posted in September.

Winchester, Mass Fire Department- has named Captain Rick Tustin as the new Fire Chief. Posted in October.

Winthrop, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $578,022 to hire 4 new firefighters. Posted in September.

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.

Wrentham, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $1,004,828 to hire 6 new firefighters.

Yarmouth, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a $177,214.54 Federal grant for firefighter protective clothing. Posted in September.




HOME - EMAIL