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2020 MASSACHUSETTS APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Abington, MA Ambulance 2- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line ambulance
Bedford, MA Medic 1- 2020 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance
Billerica EMS, MA Paramedic 51- 2020 Dodge Ram 5500/Osage 4X4 ambulance
Boston Engine 9- 2020 E-One Typhoon 1250/560/30F
Boston Engine 30- 2020 E-One Typhoon 1250/560/30F
Boston Engine 48- 2020 E-One Typhoon 1250/560/30F
Bourne, MA Ambulance 133- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line ambulance
Bourne, MA Ambulance 134- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line ambulance
Brewster, MA Ambulance 244- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance
Cambridge, MA Engine 2- 2020 Pierce Enforcer 1250/500
Dedham, MA Engine 2- 2020 E-One Typhoon EMAX 1500/750/30F
Douglas, MA Ambulance 2- 2019 Ford F-450/Medix
Duxbury, MA Ambulance 1- 2020 Dodge Ram 5500/Braun 4x4 ambulance
Framingham, MA Engine 2- 2020 Pierce Enforcer 1500/750/100B
Freetown, MA Rescue 3- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance
Gardner, MA Engine 3- 2019 Sutphen 1500/1000/25F
Grafton, MA Engine 3- 2020 Seagrave Marauder 1500/750
Hanson, MA Engine 2- 2020 E-One Typhoon
Hingham, MA Medic 2- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance
Hull, MA Rescue 2- 2019 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance
Lawrence, MA Squad 1- 2020 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750
Manchester-By-The-Sea, MA Ambulance 1- 2019 Ford F-550/Horton 4x4 ambulance
Mashpee, MA Tanker 358- 2019 International MV607 4×2/E-One 500/2000
Mendon, MA Ambulance 1- 2019 Ford F-550/Wheeled Coach ambulance
Newbury, MA Engine 2- 2020 KME Panther 1500/1000/30A
Norton, MA Rescue 41- 2020 Dodge Ram 5500/Horton 4x4 ambulance
Paxton, MA Ambulance 2- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/Horton ambulance
Scituate, MA Engine 1- 2020 E-One Typhoon 1250/500/50F
Sunderland, MA Engine 2- 2019 Rosenbauer 1500/1000/30F 4X4
Templeton, MA Engine 3- 2019 Spartan MetroStar MFD/Toyne 1500/1000
Upton, MA Engine- 2019 Spartan Metro X/Toyne 2000/1000/A
Uxbridge, MA Ambulance 2- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/Horton ambulance
Walpole, MA Brush 3- 2019 Ford F-550/Firematic BRAT 75HP/300 gal 4X$
Wareham, MA Rescue 1- 2020 Spartan/EVI heavy rescue
Weston, MA Engine 1- 2020 E-One Typhoon 1500/750/30B




2020 MASSACHUSETTS NEWS

Massachusetts- SAFE and Senior SAFE grants awarded to 248 Massachusetts Fire Departments. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in Janary.

Mass- Regional 9-1-1 center coming to Foxboro, Mansfield, Norton and Easton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Massachusetts- six Worcester County fire departments receive active shooter response equipment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Abington, Mass Fire Department- firefighters concerned about safety at the fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Andover, Mass Fire Department- off duty Deputy Chief saves man's life at basketball game. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Attleboro, Mass Fire Department- two firefighters hospitalized after overnight fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Auburn, Mass Fire Department- new public safety building proposed. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Blackstone, Mass Fire Department- late fire chief honored with station dedication. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Bolton, Mass Fire Department- Bolton EMS has merged with the fire department and is now operated as one department under the fire chief. Posted in January.

Boston- Lieutenant Kevin Kelly honored 11 years after death. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Boston Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2005 Stewart & Stevenson/2019 Acela 500/1000/30F brush/high-water rescue unit. It will replace Brush 55's current 1997 International. Posted in February.

Boston Fire Department- Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn will retire on March 12th after nearly 36 years of service. Posted in March.

Boston Fire Department- has assigned a 2009 E-One Cyclone II 1250/500 to Engine 20. It had previously served with Engine 30 and Engine 21. Posted in March.

Boston MedFlight- has re-mounted MedFlight 10's 2015 Life Line body to a new 2019 Freightliner M2 106 chassis. Posted in March.

Brewster, Mass Fire Department- announces promotions. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Bridgewater, Mass Fire Department- Captain Paul Lamoureux has retired after 35 years of full time service, and previous 4 years as Call Firefighter in West Bridgewater. Paul will continue on as a Call Firefighter / Captain for Plympton Fire/EMS. Posted in January.

Brockton, Mass Fire Department- remembering the lives lost at the Strand Theatre Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Cambridge, Mass Fire Department- Ladder 4 has placed into service a 2009 Pierce Arrow XT 105' RMA that had previously served as Ladder 1. Posted in March.

Chilmark, Mass Fire Department- to unveil concept designs for new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Easthampton, Mass Fire Department- swears in four new firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Falmouth, Mass Fire Department- officials state that there are no plans to close the West Falmouth Fire Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. And, overtime approved to staff the station: CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Falmouth, Mass Fire Department- override sought to hire more firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Framingham, Mass Fire Department- four firefighters retire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Framingham, Mass Fire Department- fund set up for Deputy Chief diagnosed with cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Freetown, Mass- East Freetown's first fire station catches fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Gill, Mass Fire Department- is applying for a Federal grant hoping to purchase a new pumper. If awarded, they are looking to replace a 1987 KME 1500/1000 pumper. Posted in March.

Gloucester, Mass Fire Department- upgrades radios to better connect firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Harwich, Mass Fire Department- new East Harwich Fire Station now open. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Hatfield, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Deputy Chief Robert J. Flaherty Jr., as the new Fire Chief. Posted in February.

Holyoke, Mass Fire Department- 29 year veteran Deputy Fire Chief Jeffrey J. Przekopowski has been appointed as the department's new Fire Chief. He replaces Fire Chief John Pond, who retired on February 11th. Posted in February.

Holyoke, Mass Fire Department- has promoted Captain Kirk Krause to Deputy Fire Chief. Posted in March.

Lanesborough, Mass Fire Department- honors long-time firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Leyden, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 1994 KME pumper. No further info on this engine. Posted in January.

Lowell, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Jeffrey Winward has announced that he will retire on April 11th, after 26 years with the Lowell Fire Department. Posted in February.

Lynn, Mass Fire Department- ceremony honors firefighters killed in 1895 fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Malden, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Assistant Chief Bill Sullivan as the new Fire Chief. Posted in March.

Mansfield, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Lieutenant Justin Desrosiers as the new Fire Chief. He replaces Fire Chief Neal Boldrighini, who retired after 30 years of service. Posted in January.

Mashpee, Mass Fire Department- new tanker entering service replaces 40 year old truck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Massachusetts Firefighting Academy- 31 graduate from Springfield Campus. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Massachusetts Firefighting Academy- Bridgewater training facility puts full services within reach. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Massachusetts Firefighting Academy- first recruit class at Bridgewater campus graduates. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Merrimac, Mass Fire Department- receives grant to help improve firefighter safety. . Posted in March.

Methuen, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter Ed Doerr has retired after 32 years of service. Posted in January.

Needham, Mass Fire Department- Station 2 closed on January 16th and moved to a temporary station at 28 Glen Gary Road off West Street. Station 2 (built 1949) will be demolished to make way for a new 3 bay fire station located at the same site (707 Highland Ave). Posted in January.

New Bedford, Mass Fire Department- has acquired Walpole ex Engine 4's 1998 E-One Cyclone II 1500/750 for use as a reserve engine. Posted in January.

New Bedford, Mass Fire Department- ends rolling blackout policy, but will decommission Engine 11. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

New Bedford, Mass- follow-up, dozens of residents protest fire station closure. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Bedford, Mass Fire Department- city council receives petition with over 1,000 signatures to keep Engine 11 open. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

New Bedford, Mass Fire Department- Engine 11 is now permanently closed despite petitions. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Newburyport, Mass Fire Department- replacing west end station is a top priority. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Northampton, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Duane Nichols will retire on March 14 after 32 years of service. Posted in February.

Northampton, Mass Fire Department- has named Jon Davine as the new Fire Chief and Andrew Pelis as Assistant Fire Chief. Posted in March.

Northbridge, Mass Fire Department- proposed fire station would cost $19 Million. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Northfield, Mass Fire Department- auxiliary officer position created to keep retired firefighters involved. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Oak Bluffs, Mass Fire Department- has named retired Bourne Fire Chief Martin Greene as Interim Fire Chief. Posted in March.

Onset, Mass Fire Department- groundbreaking ceremony held at site of new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Orleans, Mass Fire Department- report sounds the alarm about station conditions. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Orleans, Mass Fire Department- Geof Deering has been named as the new Fire Chief. He takes over for Chief Tony Pike, who retired on February 22nd. Posted in February.

Peabody, Mass Fire Department- funds have been approved to purchase new turnout gear for the department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Pittsfield, Mass Fire Department- solicists interest in long vacant fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Plymouth, Mass- dozens of firefighters repair vadalized 9-11 memorial. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Quincy, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief John Cadegan has retired after 35 years of service. Posted in February.

Salisbury, Mass Fire Department- fire chief wants to scrap old fire alarm system. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Sherborn, Mass Fire Department- Zack Ward has been named Interim Fire Chief. Posted in January.

Somerset, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Deputy Fire Chief Jamison Barros as Acting Fire Chief. Posted in January.

Springfield, Mass Fire Department- announces new promotions. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Stoneham, Mass Fire Department- swore in three new firefighters: Andy Chabak, Stephanie Dilendick and Arthur Yeomelakis. Posted in January.

Sutton, Mass Fire Department- receives donation for thermal imager. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Sutton, Mass Fire Department- retiring Lieutenant Jeff Wilson named Fire Chief Emeritus. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Tisbury, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief John Schilling has announced he will retire this June. Posted in January.

West Stockbridge, Mass Fire Department- firefighter taken to hospital with smoke inhalation from 4-Alarm fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February

Winchendon, Mass- firefighter stricken at ice rescue training. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Woburn, Mass Fire Department- city council begins talks on new Fire Headquarters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Worcester, Mass Fire Department- fallen Lieutenant Jason Menard to posthumously receive Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.




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