NORTHEAST FIRENEWS
2019 MAINE DELIVERIES AND NEWS ARCHIVE




2019 MAINE APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Augusta, ME Engine 1- 2019 Ferrara Inferno 1750/1000/30F
Baldwin, ME Tank 1- 2019 Freightliner/E-One ???/2000
Bangor, ME Rescue 1- 2019 Ford E/PL Custom ambulance
Brooklin, ME Engine 1- 2019 International 4400/Pierce 1250/1000/30F
Durham, ME Engine 22- 2019 Pierce Saber 1500/1000/30F
Durham, ME Rescue 25- 2019 Ford F-550/Braun ambulance
Edgecomb, ME Squad 4- 2018 Ford F-550 4X4/HME Ahrens-Fox MiniEVO 1500/300
Gorham, ME Rescue 2- 2019 Chevy 5500/Braun ambulance
Gray, ME Truck 44- 2019 Seagrave Appollo II 1500/500/105' RM Tower
Kennebunk, ME Engine 4- 2019 Sutphen 2000/1000/30F
Kittery, ME Engine 5- 2019 KME Severe Service 1500/750/30F
Lebanon, ME Ambulance 141- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line ambulance
Lewiston, ME Engine 3- 2019 Pierce Enforcer-Ascendant 1500/500/107' RMA
Minot, ME Engine- 2019 HME Ahrens-Fox 1871-W 1750/1200/30F
Norridgewock, ME Engine 21- 2019 Freightliner/Pierce 1250/1000/20F
Portland, ME Jetport Red 3- 2019 Rosenbauer Panther 4x4 2100/1600/500DC
Sebago, ME Utility- 2019 Dodge 5500/RBG 4x4 utility w/ Forestry Pump/200w/10F
South Portland, ME Ladder 45- 2019 Pierce Arrow XT-Ascendant 1500/500/30F/107' RMA
Sullivan, ME Engine 3- 2019 International/Pierce 1250/1000/20F
Waldoboro, ME Ladder 1- 2019 Pierce Enforcer-Ascendant 1500/500/107' RMA
Waterboro, ME Rescue 2- 2019 Ford F-550/PL Custom ambulance
Wells, ME EMS Ambulance 1- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line ambulance
Wells, ME Tank- 2019 Freightliner M2 106 6×4/E-One 1500/3000
Windsor, ME Brush 5- 2018 Ford F-550/Fouts Brush Truck




2019 MAINE NEWS

Maine- Firefighter seriously injured when Owl's Head and St. George tankers collide. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Allagash, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant $75,669 for 14 sets of structural firefighting protective gear, 3 mobile radios, 6 portable radios and 14 pagers. Posted in September.

Auburn, Maine Fire Department- has promoted Captain Matt Fifield to the rank of Deputy Chief. Posted in January.

Bangor, Maine Fire Department- hopes for grant funding for new training facility. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Berwick, Maine Fire Department- hosts smoke detector giveaway in honor of Captain Joel Barnes. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Bowdoinham, Maine Fire Department- deicates fire station to former fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Brewer, Maine Fire Department- has received a Federal grant for just over $17,000 to purchase hose. Posted in September.

Brunswick, Maine Fire Department- chief makes case for more modest fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Brunswick, Maine Fire Department- funding approved for new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Brunswick, Maine Fire Department- choses location for new central fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Bucksport, Maine Fire Department- Fire Chief Craig Bowden hsa retired after 40 years of service. Posted in April.

Bucksport, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $139,334 for 19 firefighter breathing apparatus, 1 face piece fit testing unit, and 1 firefighter rescue - rapid intervention pack. Posted in September.

Buxton, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $454,255 – A regional grant with Buxton, Gorham, Standish and Windham ME for 20 mobile radio repeaters, 100 firefighter pagers, 55 mobile radios, 31 headsets, and 180 portable radios. Posted in September.

Casco, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a regional grant with Naples for $125,715 to purchase 4 – ambulance power lift systems. Posted in September.

Edgecomb, Maine Fire Department- has placed into service a 1992 KME Renegade 1250/1000. It had previously served in Scio, NY. Posted in August.

Farmingdale, Maine Fire Department- Federal shutdown causes interest rates for new fire station to increase. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Farmington, Maine Fire Department- awarded Federal grant for regional training facility. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Farmington, Maine Fire Department- last firefighter injured in explosion released from hospital. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Fort Fairfield, Maine- Presque Isle Fire began providing ambulance service to the town starting May 1st. Posted in May.

Fort Kent, Maine Fire Department- firefighter recognized for 40 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Freeport, Maine Fire Department- hires consultant to review apparatus needs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in November.

Frenchville, Maine Fire Department- receives grant for new equipment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Gardiner, Maine Fire Department- has grant to hire more firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Goodwin Mills, Maine Fire Department- has placed into service a 2003 E-One/LTI 1500/400/75' RMA as Ladder 82. It has previously served in Burlington, VT. The 1987 E-One 1500/200/95' Tower it replaced was sold to Perry, ME. Posted in April.

Gorham, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a $94,000 Federal grant for a fire sprinkler system for the West Gorham fire station. Posted in September.

Gorham, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a regional grant with Buxton and Standish for $304,780 for fire hose, adaptors and accessories. Posted in September.

Greenwood, Maine Fire Department- has appointed Ken Cole as Interim Fire Chief. Posted in May.

Howland, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $4,762 for large diameter hose. Posted in September.

Lewiston, Maine Fire Department- cost estimates in for new Sabattus Street sub station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Livermore Falls, Maine Fire Department- town meeting did not pass a request for funds to purchase a new ladder truck. Posted in March.

Maine Fire Marshal releases report on LODD fire in Berwick. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Maine State Fire Training Academy has been awarded a Federal grant of $92,981 for training props and Haz Mat training equipment. Posted in September.

Manchester, Maine Fire Department- voters approved making the Fire Chief a full-time position. Posted in June.

New Gloucester, Maine Fire Department- Lieutenant Craig Bouchard of the Auburn Fire Department has been selected to serve as interim deputy chief. Posted in August.

Norridgewolk, Maine Fire Department- residents show support for adding full time firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Northport, Maine Fire Department- has placed into service a 2005 Sterling Acterra 1250/1000 as Engine 4. It previously served in Salem, AR.

Oakfield, Maine Fire Department- has occupied their new station located at 5 Station Street. Posted in March.

Old Orchard Beach, Maine Fire Department- fire chief steps down. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Old Orchard Beach, Maine Fire Department- has named Sherman Lahaie as Interim Fire Chief. Posted in May.

Old Orchard Beach, Maine Fire Department- has named former Portland Fire Chief Frederick LaMontagne has the new Fire Chief. Posted in June.

Orrington, Maine Fire Department- voters endorse new Public Safety Building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Orrington, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $85,200 for 12 firefighter breathing apparatus. Posted in September.

Paris, Maine Fire Department- fire station damaged by rain water. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Passadumkeag, Maine Fire Department- has ceased operations. No information on whom will provide fire protecton or what will become of the apparatus/station. Posted in September.

Plymouth, Maine- Firefighters hold fundraiser to pay for assistant chief's funeral. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- proposed city budget would eliminate Engine 1 and repurpose crews. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- has done away with using the "30's" number system that had been recently implemented. As an example, Engine 31 has returned to being designated Engine 1. Posted in May.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- reopens North Deering Fire Station after repairs from 2017 fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- Effective July 1st, Engine Company 1 has been disbanded and is no longer in service. This decision was made due to budget cuts from the city. Members from the company were re-assigned to other companies. Posted in July.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- looks to purchase a used 2011 ladder truck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $59,319 for 3 protective gear washers and 3 protective gear dryers. Posted in September.

Rockport, Maine- renews EMS contract with Norteast Mobile Health. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Sabattus, Maine Fire Department- Libsbon Firefighter/EMT Jared Blake has been appointed as the department's Fire Chaplain. Posted in April.

Searsmont, Maine Fire Department- has named Kyle Cox as the new Fire Chief. Posted in February.

Skowhegan, Maine Fire Department- receives grant for apparatus headsets. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

South Portland, Maine Fire Department- ladder truck damaged during training to be replaced. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

South Portland, Maine Fire Department- weighs borrowing funds to replace fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Standish, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $100,571 for a diesel fume source capture exhaust system.

Strong, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal in the amount of $29,286 for vehicle extrication equipment. Posted in September.

Thorndike, Maine Fire Department- fire department now a municipal agency. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Van Buren, Maine Fire Department- the police and fire departments received a grant to purchase an ATV that will be used by both departments. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Veazie, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $95,167 for 14 firefighter breathing apparatus. Posted in September.

Waldoboro, Maine Fire Department- sells 38 year old fire engine which will be used as an antique in New York. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Waterville, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a $229,334 Federal grant for 34 – firefighter breathing apparatus. Posted in September.

Waterville, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a regional Federal grant with Albion, Fairfield, and Clinton in the amount of $370,415 for 9 cardiac monitors. Posted in September.

Waterville, Maine Fire Department- hires first female career firefighter. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Waterville, Maine Fire Department- reassesses decision to purchase ambulances. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in November.

Wells, Maine Fire Department- Selectment approve moving forward with new site for fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Wells, Maine Fire Department- has named Rochester, NH Assistant Chief Mark Dupuis as the new Fire Chief. Posted in October.

Windham, Maine Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $60,953 for a fire sprinkler and fire alarm system for their fire station. Posted in September.

Winslow, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant for over $36,000 for emergency medical technician training. Posted in February.

Yarmouth, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $185,333 for 28 firefighter breathing apparatus and 20 additional facepieces. Posted in September.




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