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2021 MASSACHUSETTS DELIVERIES AND NEWS ARCHIVE




2021 MASSACHUSETTS APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Attleboro, Mass Fire Department- recently took delivery of a 2020 Dodge Ram 5500/Life Line 4X4 ambulance for Rescue 1. The previously assigned 2016 Dodge ambulance has been reassigned to Rescue 4. Posted in March.

Billerica, Massachusetts Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2020 E-One Typhoon eMAX pumper for Engine 1. It features a 1500 GPM pump, 500 gallon water tank and 30 gallons of Class B foam. The current Engine 1's 2018 E-One will be reassigned to Engine 3. The current Engine 3's 1999 E-One will be disposed of. Posted in February.

Brookfield EMS, Mass- has taken delivery of a 2020 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance for Ambulance 1. It replaces a 2008 GMC/Horton. Posted in February.

Charlton, Mass Fire Department- is set to take delivery of a new 2021 Pierce Enforcer pumper for Engine 1. It is equipped with a 1250 GPM pump and 1300 gallon water tank. The new engine replaces a 1994 Simon-Duplex/3D. Posted in February.

Chelsea, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2020 Pierce Enforcer pumper for Engine 2. It features a 1500 GPM Waterous pump, 750 gallon water tank and a Cummins L9 motor. Posted in January.

Chicopee, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 KME Severe Service 101' Mid Mount Tower. It is also equipped with a 2000 GPM pump and 300 gallon tank. It replaces a 2005 Pierce. Posted in March.

Deerfield Fire District, Mass- starts up junior firefighter program. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Dennis, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-550/Horton 4x2 ambulance for Ambulance 107. Posted in March.

Dracut, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 E-One Typhoon 1500 GPM pumper with 750 gallons of water and 30 gallons of A foam for Engine 2. Posted in March.

Dunstable, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a new 2020 HME Ahrens-Fox 1871-SFO pumper for Engine 1. The pump and roll unit features a 1250 GPM pump, 1000 gallons of water and 30 gallons of foam. It replaces Engine 2's 1986 Ford/Boyer 750/500. Posted in January.

Essex, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford E-450/Horton ambulance for Ambulance 1. The current 2016 Ford assigned to Ambulance 1 will be reassigned to Ambulance 2 and the current Ambulance 2 will be retired. Posted in April.

Fall River, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 2018 Ford F-450/Wheeled Coach 4x4 ambulance as Rescue 7. The unit is a former demonstrator and replaces a 2015 Ford F-550/Horton. Posted in January.

Falmouth, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Pierce Enforcer-Ascendant 107' RMA ladder truck for Ladder 26. It replaces a 1991 E-One. Posted in March.

Freetown, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 KME Severe Service pumper with 1500 GPM pump and 1000 gallon water tank for Engine 1. The 1994 International/KME will been reassigned to Engine 4 and the current Engine 4's 1985 Ford L-9000/1986 Ranger will be retired. Posted in February.

Hopkinton, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Pierce Enforcer 2000/575/25F 100’ RMA for Ladder 1. Posted in March.

Hull, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 E-One Cyclone-Metro 100' RMA ladder truck for Ladder 1. It replaces a 2005 HME/Smeal. Posted in March.

Joint Base Cape Cod, Mass- has recieved a new crash truck for Foam 404. The unit is a 2020 Oshkosh Striker 1500 with 2000 GPM pump, 1500 gallons of water, 210 gallons of AFFF and 500 lbs of dry chemical. It replaces a 1987 Oshkosh P-19. Posted in January.

Malden, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 E-One Cyclone 6-wheel 100' RMA ladder truck for Ladder 3. Posted in March.

Marion, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Peterbilt 348/E-One 2500 gallon tanker. Additional features include: 1000 GPM Hale pumper, 3000 gallon aluminum drop tank, stainless steel body, Trident Primer system, Voyager back up camera system and a Class 1 TPG Plus Pressure Governor.

Newton, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2020 E-One Typhoon with 1250 GPM pump and 780 gallon water tank for Engine 2. It replaces a 2008 Pierce which as been reassigned as reserve Engine 11. Posted in January.

Onset, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2020 KME Panther with 2000 GPM pump, 750 water tank and 40 gallons of A foam. It has been assigned to Engine 1 and replaces a 1988 Maxim. Posted in January.

Orange, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 2020 Ford F-550/Road Rescue 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 1. Posted in March.

Orange, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2020 Ford F-550/CET 4x4 250/300/10F for Brush 8. Posted in March.

Plympton, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2020 Dodge Ram 5500/Horton 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 1. It will replace a 2007 Ford E-450/Wheeled Coach. Posted in February.

Raynham, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2020 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Rescue 2. It replaces a 2009 Chevy 4500/LifeLine. Posted in January.

Rowley, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 E-One Typhoon pumper with 1500 GPM pump and 750 gallon tank. It is designated Engine 2. Posted in April.

Royalston, Mass Fire Department- recently took delivery of a 2020 Ford F-550/CET 4x4 250/300/10F for Brush 1.

Sudbury, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 KME Severe Service 1500/1000/20B for Engine 3. Posted in March.

Westborough, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance for Medic 4. Posted in March.

Westfield, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of two (2) 2020 Dodge Ram 5500/Life Line 4x4 ambulances for Med 30 and Med 40. Posted in February.

Weymouth, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2020 Pierce Enforcer 189 PUC pumper for Engine 5. Features include a Cummins L9 450hp engine, 1500 GPM PUC pump, 750 gallon water tank, 12V scene lighting, and a Husky 3 foam system. Posted in February.

Weymouth, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750/20F for Engine 3 and a 2021 Pierce Enforcer 100’ RMA for Ladder 1. Posted in March.




2021 MASSACHUSETTS APPARATUS & VEHICLE NEWS

Ashby, Mass Fire Department- Tower 4's 1981 Mack/Baker 75’ Aerialscope is permanently out of service and has been retired. Posted in February.

Auburn, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-350 4X4 utility vehicle. It will replace a Chevy Tahoe that is used as a supervisor's vehicle. Posted in February.

Brockton, Mass Fire Department- ex Engine 5's 1999 HME/Central States, Rsv Engine 10's 1995 HME/Central States and Rsv Engine 12's 1996 HME/Central States have all been retired. Ex Engine 4's 2000 HME/Central States has been reassigned as Rsv Engine 14. Ex Engine 7's 1999 HME/Central States has been reassigned as Rsv Engine 12. Posted in March.

Fitchburg, Mass Fire Department- recently purchased a 1995 E-One Sentry 1000/750 for reserve Engine 3. It had previously served as Engine 4 in Lunenburg. Posted in January.

Hadley, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 2014 Ford F-350 4X4 100/200/5A as Brush 1. Posted in April.

The Massachusetts Fire Academy- has acquired a 1989 Maxim 1500 GPM pumper with 1000 gallon water tank. It has been assigned as Engine 9 and previously served in Palmer as Engine 1. Posted in January.

New Bedford, Mass Fire Department- has purchased a 2005 Pierce Quantum quint to replace Ladder 4. It previously served with the Longwood Fire Co. in Pennsylvania. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Newton, Mass Fire Deprtment- has purchased a 2005 KME 100' RMA ladder truck that had served with a department in Maryland. It will be assigned as reserve Ladder 4. Posted in March.

Orange, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 2000 Pierce Saber 1500/750 as Engine 1. It had previously served in Holliston, Mass. Posted in March.

Randolph, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 2020 Chevy 2500 4X4 crew cab pickup for Car 3, the shift commander's vehicle (shift Deputy Chief). Posted in February.

Sheffield, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a former Sheffield Police cruiser as Rescue 5. It will be used for EMS responses. Posted in January.

Stoneham, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 2020 Ford F-350 4X4 utility as Squad 1. It will carry a skid unit during the warmer months for brush fires and replaces a 2004 Ford F-350. Posted in January.

Webster, Mass EMS- has purchased a 2019 Ford F-450/Medix MSV-II 170 for Paramedic 1. It previously served with Professional Ambulance in Rhode Island. The current Paramedic 1 will be disposed of. Posted in March.




2021 MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT NEWS

Massachusetts- state awards public fire education grants to 239 departments. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Massachusetts- Brothers make history as fire chiefs in Lynn and Swampscott. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Massachusetts- Acton and Concord take next steps toward regional dispatch center. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Massachusetts- Ashland, Easthampton, Groveland, Ipswich and Truro to receive Federal grants. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Belmont, Mass Fire Department- selects David DeStefano to be the new Fire Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Belmont, Mass Fire Department- has sworn in David DeStefano as the new Fire Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Boston Emergency Medical Services- EMT Mel Reed has retired after 51 (yes 51) years of service to the city. Posted in March.

Bourne, Mass Fire Department- has been chosen to take part in a nationwide program with a goal of building a digital tool that will share information on community risk factors. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted by January.

Bourne, Mass Fire Department- Interim Fire Chief David S. Cody has been appointed as the permanent fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Brockton, Mass Fire Department- fire truck used to fight historic Strand Theater fire returns home. It will be used as part of a memorial to the firefighters killed in that fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Cambridge, Mass Fire Department- Probationary Firefighter Patrick Morrissey has completed the recruit program at the Mass Fire Academy and will be assigned to Ladder 3. In addition to being a Navy veteran, Patrick is the son of Captain Rob Morrissey of Ladder 1 and the grandson of Firefighter Edward Morrissey (Sr.) of Ladder 2 (deceased). Posted in January.

Cambridge, Mass Fire Department- Captain Rob Morrissey of Ladder 1 has retired after 34 years of service. Posted in February.

Cambridge, Mass Fire Department- the quarters of Engine 6 and Engine 9 are currently under renovation. During renovation, a temporary station has been opened at 144 Smith Place. Engine 6 has been relocated to Headquarters and Rescue 1 had relocated to the temporary station along with Engine 9. Companies will return to their normal quarters once renovations are complete. Posted in April.

Chelmsford, Mass- fire and police departments train to administer COVID-19 vaccines. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Chelsea, Mass Fire Department- Captain Michael Thompson has retired. Posted in January.

Clinton, Mass Fire Department- captain honored for saving neighbor's life. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Dracut, Mass Fire Department- has opened their new Station 3 located at 539 Nashua Road. Station 3 houses Engine 3, Engine 5 and Forestry 2. It replaces the station located at 1990 Lakeview Ave. Posted in March.

Falmouth, Mass Fire Department- Timothy Smith appointed as new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Grafton, Mass Fire Department- Northbridge firefighter Michael Killeen hired to be full time fire prevention officer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Greenfield, Mass Fire Department- city council approves funds to replace air packs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Greenfield, Mass Fire Department- negotiations for temporary fire station costs have begun. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Greenfield, Mass Fire Department- city council approves funds for new radios. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Hamilton, Mass Fire Department- Lieutenant Andrew Ellison has been promoted to the rank of captain. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Haverhill, Mass Fire Department- retiring fire chief to stay on until replacement hired. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Haverhill, Mass Fire Department- has named Deputy Chief Robert O'Brien as the new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Hopedale, Mass Fire Department- fire chief pitches plan to double firefighters at no cost to the taxpayers. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Lowell, Mass Fire Department- firefighter and police officer praised for replacing woman's run over groceries. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Malden, Mass Fire Department- father and son saved by firefighters after falling through the ice. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Marlborough, Mass Fire Department- Recently appointed Firefighters Ralph Cacciapaglia and Dylan Conway have successfully completed the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy 10 Week Recruit Training Program. Dylan is the son of the retired Nashua, NH Fire Captain Rick Conway. Posted in January.

Marlborough, Mass Fire Department- Captain/EMT Stephen L. Krysa has retired after 35 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Medfield, Mass Fire Department- faces staffing shortages. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Medford, Mass Fire Department- begins station renovations and examines long term needs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Millbury, Mass Fire Department- firefighter injured at multiple alarm fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

New Bedford, Mass Fire Department- firefighters union urges city not to deactivate engine company. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Newburyport, Mass Fire Department- looks to restore old Maxim pumper. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Newton, Mass Fire Department- Captain Mark Roche has retired after 35 years on the job. Mark is well known throughout the fire service and we all wish him well in his retirement. Posted in January.

North Adams, Mass Fire Department- has named Brent Lefebvre as the new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

North Attleboro, Mass Fire Department- announces new lieutenant and captain promotions. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Oak Bluffs, Mass Fire Department- selectment approved fire department restructuring. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Oak Bluffs, Mass Fire Department- has hired W.F. Nelson Wirtz to be the new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Pittsfield, Mass Fire Department- retired deputy chief creates ALS support website. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Reading, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter Patrick Wallace has retired after 32 years of service. Posted in January.

Reading, Mass Fire Department- Captain Paul Guarino has retired after 33 years of service. He is a paramedic and registered nurse and has also held positions with Lawrence General ALS, Boston MedFlight, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital. Posted in January.

Reading, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter On Probation Joseph Bialecki is the department's newest hire and began working at the start of the month. Joseph is a Paramedic and had previously been with the Middleton Fire Department since 2016. Posted in January.

Reading, Mass Fire Department- firefighters to be honored for heroism. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Reading, Mass Fire Department- Lieutenant Scott Myette and Lieutenant Daniel Pouliot have been promoted to the rank of captain. Posted in March.

Revere, Mass Fire Department- firefighter injured during back to back fires. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Rockport, Mass Fire Department- GoFundMe Page raises over $30,000 for firefighter battling COVID-19. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Salem, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Gerry Giunta has announced he will retire on February 26th after 38 years of service. Posted in January.

Saugus, Mass Fire Department- promotes four firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Scituate, Mass Fire Department- new Station 4 project moves forward. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Somerville, Mass Fire Department- District Chief Jay Keane has retired after 33 years of service. Posted in January.

Stoneham, Mass Fire Department- Northeast Metro-Tech studends help renovate fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Tewksbury, Mass Fire Department- Joseph Kearns has been appointed as the new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Warwick, Mass Fire Department- Buildings and Energy committe members to make perosnal donations to support fire station project. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Webster, Mass Fire Department- firefighter injured from fall during fire at auto body shop. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Wenham, Mass Fire Department- Deputy Fire Chief in dire need of kidney transplant. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

West Springfield, Mass Fire Department- has promoted Michael Dickson to the rank of Deputy Fire Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Westover ANG Base Fire Department (Mass)- awarded International reaccreditation status. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Whately, Mass Fire Department- signs mutual aid agreement with Hatfield to cover I-91 emergencies. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Worcester, Mass Fire Department- will forgo the academy class this year and focus on officer training. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Worcester, Mass Fire Department- firefighter injured battling fire that displaced 20. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.




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