NORTHEAST FIRENEWS
2021 MASSACHUSETTS DELIVERIES AND NEWS ARCHIVE




2021 MASSACHUSETTS APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Amherst, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 2021 Ford F-350 4x4 Brush 150/250 as R-4. Posted in May.

Arlington, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-550/Horton 4x4 ambulance for Rescue 1. Posted in May.

Ashby, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2019 Rosenbauer Commander pumper with 1500 GPM pump, 1000 gallon water tank and 20 gallon A foam tank for Engine 2. Posted in October.

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.

Bedford, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 2020 Ford F-550/Greenwood 4x4 250/250 as Brush 1. Posted in June.

Belmont, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 E-One Typhoon eMAX 1500/510/20B for Engine 2. Engine 2's current 2005 E-One has been reassigned as reserve Engine 4. Posted in July.

Bellingham, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2020 Dodge Ram 5500/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 2. Posted in August.

Berlin, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Freightliner/KME 1250/3000 for Tanker 1. Posted in September.

Beverly, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ferrara Igniter 1500/750/50F for Engine 5. The current 2014 KME will be reassigned to Engine 3. Posted in September.

Beverly, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ferrara Inferno 107’ RMA for Ladder 1. Truck 1's 2009 Pierce will be retained as a reserve unit. Posted in September.

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.

Blanford, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Freightliner/E-One 750/2000 tanker for Tanker 1. Posted in June.

Boston Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Freightliner/LDV mobile command post. Posted in April.

Boston EMS- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-450/Braun 4x4 ambulance for Paramedic 1. Posted in September.

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.

Cambridge, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Pierce Velocity Ascendant 100’ Mid-Mount Tower for Ladder 2. Once the new Ladder 2 is in service, the old unit will be disposed of. Posted in September.

Carver, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Kenworth/Pierce 1000/3000 tanker for Tanker 1. The current Tanker 1 will be retained and reassigned as Tanker 2. Posted in June.

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.

Chicopee, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 2020 Ford E-450/PL Custom ambulance as Med 2. Posted in June.

Clinton, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-550 4x4/Horton ambulance for Ambulance 2. Posted in August.

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.

Easton, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Dodge Ram 5500/Horton 4x4 ambulance for Rescue 12. Posted in May.

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.

Fall River, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Dodge Ram 5500/Horton 4x4 ambulance for Rescue 6. The current 2018 Ford will be reassigned to Rescue 9. Posted in September.

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.

Franklin, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of two 2021 E-One Typhoon pumpers. They feature 1500 GPM pumps, 750 gallon water tanks, 30 gallons of foam, stainless steel bodies, Cummins L9 450 motors and Allison EVS 3000 Transmissions. They will be assigned to Engine 1 and Engine 2. Posted in May.

Franklin, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2020 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance for Ambulance 2. Posted in June.

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.

Greenfield, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Pierce Impel 1500/750 for Engine 3. The current Engine 3's 1993 Pierce Dash has been reassigned to Engine 4. Engine 5's 2003 Pierce Contender has been sold to the Shelburne Falls Fire Department in Buckland, Mass. Rescue 1's 2000 International/Pierce has been sold to Bernardston, Mass. The department has also placed into service a 2020 Ford F-450/Department built brush truck as Brush 1. Posted in June.

Groton, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2020 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 2. Posted in July.

Haverhill, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of two (2) 2021 Pierce Enforcer pumpers with 1500 GPM pumps and 750 gallon water tanks. They will be assigned to Engine 1 and Engine 3. Engine 1's 2018 KME will be reassigned to Engine 4 and Engine 3's 2015 KME will be reassigned to Engine 2. Posted in July.

Highland, Mass Ambulance- has taken delivery of a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 5500HD/AEV 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 2. Posted in September.

Holden, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance for Ambulance 3. Posted in June.

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.

Hyannis, Mass (Barnstable) Fire Department- has placed into service a 2021 Pierce Enforcer with 1500 GPM pump, 750 gallon water tank and 50 gallon foam tank as Engine 2. Posted in July.

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.

Joint Base Cape Cod, MA Fire Department- has placed into service serveral new pieces of apparatus. Foam 405 has been assigned a 2021 Oshkosh Striker 3000 6x6 2000/3000/420AFFF/500DC ARFF unit. Forestry 422 has been assigned a 2021 International CV/Rosenbauer 4x4 250/300/30A CAFS Type 6 unit. And Engine 601 has been assigned a 2021 International CV/Rosenbauer 4x4 250/300/30A CAFS Type 6 unit. Engine 601 is assigned to the Mass Army National Guard, but operated by the Joint Base Fire Department. Posted in April.

Lawrence, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Pierce Enforcer 1500/750 for Engine 6. Posted in July.

Leominster, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Rescue 2. It replaces a 2016 F-550/2007 Medtec which was been reassigned as reserve Rescue 4. Posted in April.

Lexington, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-550/Horton 4x4 ambulance for Medic 1. Posted in May.

Longmeadow, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance for Medic 3. Posted in July.

Lowell, Mass Fire Department- Engine 7 has taken delivery of a 2021 E-One Typhoon with 1500 GPM pump and 780 gallon water tank. Posted in May.

Lynn, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance for Medic 1. Posted in July.

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.

Manchester By the Sea, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 2021 Ford F-350 4x4 125/200/5F brush unit as Utility 4. Posted in September.

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.

Massachusetts Department of Fire Services- has received a 2021 Peterbilt/Red Line Mobile Extraction Unit for cleaning turnout gear at the fire academy. Posted in June.

Maynard, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance for Ambulance 1. Posted in May.

Medfield, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Spartan S180 pumper for Engine 2. It comes equipped with a Cummins L9 @ 450 hp, Allison 3000EVP transmission, Waterous 1500 gpm pump, 1000 gallon water tank & 20 gallon foam cell. Prior to delivery, the upper cab was painted white, 12 vdc led Whelen led lights mounted on push up poles were installed on the rear of the cab,, custom signs added to each side of the hosebed, shelves fabricated & installed, and a FoamPro 2002 foam system was installed to provide foam to the 2 crosslays and front bumper discharge. Posted in September.

Medway, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2020 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 3. Posted in July.

Melrose, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Seagrave Marauder pumper with 1500 GPM pump, 750 water tank and 20 gallon foam tank. Once it service, it will be assigned as Engine 2. Posted in September.

Millville, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-550 4X4 ambulance for Ambulance 1.

Needham, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance for Rescue 1. Posted in May.

New Bedford, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Pierce Enforcer 100' RMA for Ladder 4. Posted in August.

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.

North Andover, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 International/Horton ambulance for Ambulance 1. Posted in September.

Norwell, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 2021 Ford F-550/PL Custom 4X4 ambulance as Ambulance 9. The 2016 Ford F-450/PL Custom has be reassigned as Ambulance 7 with the 2011 ambulance being retired. Posted in September.

Oak Bluffs, Mass Fire Department- has sworn in Nelson Wirtz as the new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

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.

Oxford, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Pierce Enforcer PUC with 1500 GPM pump and 1000 gallon water tank. Designated Squad 1, it will replace Engine 1 and Rescue 1. Posted in October.

Plymouth, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 E-One Cyclone 1500/1000/30A for Engine 4. It replaces a 2004 Pierce. Posted in April.

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.

Provincetown, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-550/Osage 4x4 ambulance for Rescue 594. Posted in August.

Quincy, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 KME Severe Service 1500/750 pumper for Engine 2. Posted in September.

Randolph, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 E-One Typhoon 2000/300 100' RMA designated Ladder Tower 1. It replaces a 1999 Pierce tower. Posted in June.

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.

Scituate, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Dodge Ram 5500/Life Line 4X4 ambulance for Rescue 1. The current Rescue 1 will be reassigned as Rescue 3.

Sheffield, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Pierce Enforcer PUC 4X4 custom engine for Squad 3. The unit features a Cummins L9 motor, 1500 GPM pump and 750 gallon water tank. Posted in July.

Somerville, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Spartan/Toyne pumper for Engine 3. It features a 1250 GPM pump, 500 gallon water tank and 30 gallon foam tank. Posted in May.

South Hadley, Mass District 2- has taken delivery of a 2021 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750 for Engine 2. The current Engine 2 will be reassigned as Engine 4 with the current Engine 4 being disposed of. Posted in September.

Southbridge, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2019 Ford E-450/Life Line ambulance for Medic 2. Posted in June.

Southbridge, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 E-One Typhoon Metro 100’ RMA for Ladder 1. Posted in September.

Sturbridge, Mass Engine 2- has taken delivery of a 2021 Pierce Enforcer PUC with 1500 GPM pump and 1000 gallon water tank and 30 gallon foam tank. It will be assigned to Engine 2. Posted in June.

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

Sudbury, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-550/Horton 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 2. This will be an addition to the fleet increasing the number of ambulances from two to three. Posted in September.

Townsend, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Dodge Ram 5500/PL Custom ambulance for Ambulance 2. Posted in August.

UMass Worcester EMS- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-450/Horton 4x4 ambulance for Unit 2668. Posted in September.

Wakefield, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Seagrave Capitol 1250/750 for Engine 2. Engine 2's current piece will be reassigned as reserve Engine 4. Posted in July.

Watertown, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-550/Horton 4x4 ambulance for Medic 1. Posted in September.

Wellseley, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 E-One Typhoon 1250/470/30B 75' RMA for Quint 3. Posted in September.

Wenham, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Sutphen Monarch Extreme Duty with 1500 GPM pump, 750 gallon water tank and 20 gallon foam tank. It has been assigned as Engine 4. Posted in June.

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

West Newbury, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-550/KME light rescue for Rescue 20. Posted in July.

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.

Westfield, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 2020 Ford F-350 4x4 125/225 as Forestry 47. Posted in May.

Westover, Mass Air Reserve Base Fire Department- recently placed into service a 2020 Rosenbauer Panther crash truck as Crash 3. It features a 1500 GPM pump, 3000 gallon water tank, 500 pounds of dry chem and 430 gallons of foam. The department was also recently assigned a 2019 E-One Typhoon 1500/530/30A/30B for Engine 8. Posted in June.

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.

Williamstown, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 International/Firovac 2600 gallon tanker for Tanker 4. Posted in June.

Winchendon, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-550 4x4/PL Custom ambulance for Ambulance 2. Posted in July.

Worcester, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 E-One Typhoon 1500/500/30B for Engine 5. Posted in September.

Yarmouth, Mass Fire Department- has purchased a 2020 Pierce Enforcer PUC stock truck with 1500 GPM pump and 750 gallon water tank. Posted in June.




2021 MASSACHUSETTS APPARATUS & VEHICLE NEWS

Abington, Mass Fire Department- Engine 1's 1996 Spartan/Central States 1250/500/40F recently returned to service after being refurbished by Greenwood Emergency Vehicles. Posted in October.

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.

Boston Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2005 Stewart & Stevenson MTV/2021 Acela Monterra 6x6 500/1000/30F brush unit for Brush 55. This replaces a 1998 International/E-One. Posted in July.

Boston Fire Department- has taken delivery of three (3) 2021 E-One Typhoon pumpers with 1250 GPM pumps, 560 gallon water tanks and 30 gallon Class A foam tanks. They will be assigned to Engine 22, Engine 32 and Engine 55. Posted in October.

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.

Cambridge, Mass Fire Department- the spare ladder's 2002 Pierce 105' RMA has been refurbished by the Pierce plant. Posted in May.

Concord, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2020 International/2021 Warner Bodies 4x4 1250/500/30F for Engine 5. It replaces a 1990 Ford F-700/E-One 4x4 1000/500. Posted in October.

Dartmouth, Mass District 1- Tower 1's 2002 E-One Cyclone II 2000/300 95' RMA has returned to service after being refurbished by Greenwood Emergency Vehicles. Posted in July.

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.

Franklin, Mass Fire Department- with the delivery of new pumpers for Engine 1 and Engine 2, some reassignments have taken place. The 2018 Ferrara ex Engine 1 has been reassigned as Rescue 1. The 2013 Pierce ex Engine 2 has been reassigned as Engine 3. The 2007 Pierce ex Engine 3 is now designated as the Training Engine. The 2000 E-One ex Engine 4 has been disposed of. Ambulances are no longer designated rescues, but ambulances. So Rescue 1, 2, 3 and 4 are now Ambulance 1, 2, 3 and 4. Posted in June.

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

Hyannis, Mass has acquired this 1996 Pierce Saber 1250/500 for use as a spare engine. It had previously served in Cambridge as Engine 1 and Engine 8 and then Chelsea as the Squad. Posted in July.

Lakeville, Mass Fire Department- has received a new 2021 Ford F-350 4X4 utility for Squad 3. Posted in July.

Marion, Mass Fire Department- recently acquired a 1978 Ford F-750/Farrar 4x4 250/750 brush breaker. Designated Breaker 124, the unit previously served in Wareham and replaces two older breaker units. Marion also has placed into service a 2021 Ford F-250 4X4 as Squad 1.

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.

Merrimac, Mass Fire Department- fire chief finds deal on new apparatus. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Monterey, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 2011 Ford F-550/Dept 150/400 brush unit as Brush 174. The cab/chassis came from the town's highway department. Posted in April.

Nahant, Mass Fire Department- has acquired a Freightliner utility truck that had previously been owned by National Grid. It has been designated Rescue 35 and will serve as a special operations/water rescue unit. Posted in July.

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.

New Bedford, Mass Fire Department- has acquired a 1991 E-One Hurricane 110’ RMA that had previously served in Falmouth for use as a spare ladder truck. It has been designated Ladder 23. Posted in June.

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.

Oak Bluffs, Mass Fire Department- has re-mounted Oscar 90's 2015 Life Life ambulance body to a new 2020 Ford E-450 chassis. Posted in July.

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.

Plainville, Mass Fire Department- firefighter in coma after contracting COVID-19. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

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.

Sandisfield, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 1991 Ford L-8000/Excellence heavy rescue. It had previously served with the East Haddam Fire Department in Connecticut. Posted in April.

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.

Sherborn, Mass Fire Department- has retired Rescue 1's 1992 International/E-One rescue, which will not be replaced. The unit had originally served in Upton, Mass and was acquired in 2019.

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.

Tyringham, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 1991 International/Sutphen 1000/1000 as Engine 2. It previously served in Hamburg, NJ. Posted in May.

Wareham, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 2004 BMY Harsco/2021 Fire-1 6x6 250/750 as Breaker 4. Posted in June.

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.

West Barnstable, Mass Fire Department- seeks to replacing aging pumper/tanker. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Weymouth, Mass Fire Department- Engine 3's 2014 Pierce has been sent out to be refurbished. Posted in July.




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.

Massachusetts firefighters return home after battling wildfires in Idaho and Montana. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in September.

Amesbury, Mass Fire Department- grant will allow department to hire eight additional firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in September.

Andover, Mass Fire Department- has occupied their new Station 2 located at 161 Andover Street. Posted in September.

Ashfield, Mass Fire Department- moves forward with full time fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Barnstable, MA Fire Department- has been awarded a federal share of $205,213.33 for an Air Compressor System and Firefighter Breathing Apparatus

Belchertown, Mass Fire Department- names Amherst's John Ingram as new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

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.

Beverly, Mass Fire Department- receives $40,000 training grant. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Beverly, MA Fire Department– has been awarded a Federal share of $40,887.27 for firefighter training

Boston Fire Department- has re-established District 10 in Division 2. District 10 consists of Engine 30/Ladder 25/Car 10, Engine 49 and Engine 55. Engine 52/Ladder 29 has been reassigned to District 12. Posted in July.

Boston, MA Fire Department– has been awarded a federal share of $555,166.40 for Firefighter Wellness & Fitness Equipment and Fire Officer training

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.

Brewster, MA Fire Department- has been awarded a federal share of $178,262.86 for Firefighter Breathing Apparatus

Bridgewater, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Acting Chief Michael P. MacDermott as the permanent fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

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.

Brockton, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Michael Williams has retired after 35 years of service. Posted in July.

Brockton, Mass Fire Department- has named Deputy Fire Chief Brian F. Nardelli as the new chief of department. Posted in July.

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.

Carlisle, MA Fire Department- has been awarded a federal share of $100,194.29 for Vehicle Extrication Equipment and an Air Compressor System

Chatham, MA Fire Department- has been awarded a federal share of $74,859.62 for Chest Compression Devices

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

Chelmsford, Mass Fire Department- Station 2 (35 Princeton Street) has been temporarily closed for renovations. The work is expected to be completed by October. Posted in May.

Chelmsford, MA Fire Department– has been awarded a federal share of $46,356.82 for Firefighter Wellness & Fitness Equipment

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.

Danvers, Mass Fire Department- Captain received 2021 fire-life safety educator of the year award. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in September.

Dennis, Mass Fire Department- Bob Brown starts tenure as new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Dennis, Mass Fire Department- Assistant Fire Chief John Donlan is set to retire on August 13th after 46 years of service. Posted in July.

Dennis, MA Fire Department- has been awarded a federal share of $139,274.29 for an Air Compressor System and Firefighter Breathing Apparatus

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.

Dracut, Mass Fire Department- honors late fire chief as new fire station opens. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Dracut, Mass Fire Department- has selected Deputy Chief Richard Patterson to be the new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in September.

Duxbury, MA Fire Department- has been awarded a federal share of $115,046.10 for Power Cot and Power Lift Systems for Ambulances

East Longmeadow, MA Fire Department– has been awarded a federal share of $40,000.00 for Firefighter Breathing Apparatus

Easton, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Kevin Partridge retires. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Easton, Mass Fire Department- Justin Alexander sworn in as new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Easton, Mass Fire Department- swears in Jon Carroll as deputy fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Easton, MA Fire Department- has been awarded a federal share of $63,636.36 for an Air Compressor System

Essex, Mass Fire Department- names Ramie Reader as the new Fire Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

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

Falmouth, Mass Fire Department- takes first steps to building new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Framingham, Mass Fire Department- holds service for Deputy Chief Brad Smith, who passed away in 2020. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Gardner, MA Fire Department– has been awarded a federal share of $43,627.27 for Installation of Fire & Carbon Monoxide Alarm System

Georgetown, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Fred Mitchell leaving department to take the helm in Mansfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Goshen, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Susan Labrie announces retirement. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

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

Granville, MA Fire Department– has been awarded a federal share of $104,990.48 for Firefighter Breathing Apparatus

Great Barrington, Mass Fire Department- Deputy Fire Chief Steve Hall has retired after 38 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

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.

Greenfield, Mass Fire Department- construction of temporary fire station is proceeding on-schedule. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

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

Hanover, Mass Fire Department- Captain Fred Freeman awarded JFK Profile in Courage Award. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Harwich, MA Fire Department- has been awarded a federal share of $335,443.35 for Mobile Radios, Mobile Repeaters and Portable Radios

Harwich, Mass Fire Department- held a ceremony to swear in newly appointed Firefighter Stephen Imparato, recognized Firefighter Eldredge and Ferro with years of service awards, Firefighters Pirucchio and Riker for completing their probationary period and Firefighter Josh Ford for his live saving actions last November. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

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.

Haverhill, Mass Fire Department- two firefighters graduate from Mass Firefighting Academy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

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

Hopkington, Mass Fire Department- selectmen have chosen Bill Miller to become the next chief of department. Current Fire Chief, Stephen Slaman, is slated to retire on August 27th. Posted in August.

Ipswich, Mass Fire Department- hires former Salem, NH Fire Chief and state Fire Marshal Paul Parisi as new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARtICLE. Posted in October.

Lanesborough, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Charles Durfee to retired after 40 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in September.

Lee, Mass Fire Department- ten firefighters leave for Louisiana. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in September.

Leominster, Mass Fire Department- ceremony recognizes recent life saving efforts. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Leominster, MA - Fire Department has been awarded a federal share of $29,090.91 for Facepieces for Firefighter Breathing Apparatus

Leverett, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Deputy Fire Chief Brian J. Cook as the new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Littleton, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Scott Wodzinski is set to retire after 32 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

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

Lowell, Mass- fire stations are "woefully outdated". CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in September.

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

Malden, Mass Fire Department- firefighters honored for pond rescue. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Malden, Mass Fire Department- promotes and swears-in several firefighters. (Congrats Tim!). CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Manchester By the Sea, MA Fire Department- has been awarded a federal share of $52,157.98 for a Power Cot and Power Lift System for Ambulance

Marion, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter Thomas Nye's name to be added to National Firefighter Memorial. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

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.

Marlborough, Mass Fire Department- 2 firefighters promoted. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

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.

Medford, Mass Fire Department- some progress made on poor living conditions of fire stations. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Medford, Mass Fire Department- Deputy Chief Brian Cronin has retired after 42 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Medford, MA Fire Department– has been awarded a $70,454.55 for Vehicle Extrication Equipment

Methuen, Mass Fire Department- promotes four to lieutenant. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Methuen, MA Fire Department– has been awarded a $20,000.00 for Firefighter Wellness & Fitness Equipment and Assessments

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

Millbury, Mass Fire Department- promotes Neal Belhumeur to Station 5 Captain. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Nahant, Mass Fire Department- has named Austin Antrim as the new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Nahant, MA Fire Department- has been awarded a federal share of $47,619.05 for Vehicle Extrication Equipment

Nantucket, Mass Fire Department- has promoted Sean Mitchell to the rank of Deputy Fire Chief. Posted in July.

Nantucket, MA Fire Department- has been awarded a federal share of $309,055.41 for Portable and Mobile Radios

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

New Bedford, Mass Fire Department- firefighters celebrate old Station 6 with the new station opening soon. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

New Bedford, Mass Fire Department- opens new Station 6. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

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

Newburyport, Mass Fire Department- Lieutenant Rick Thurlow has retired after 42 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in September.

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.

Newton, MA Fire Department– has been awarded a Federal share of $141,818.18 for firefighter training

Norfolk, MA Fire Department- has been awarded a federal share of $27,619.05 for Firefighting Hose

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

North Adams, Mass- considers new public safety positions. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

North Adams Emergency Medical Services, MA- has been awarded a $23,636.36 for Automatic External Cardiac Defibrillators

North Andover, Mass Fire Department- has appointed John Weir III as the new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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

Northbridge, MA Fire Department– has been awarded a $53,333.33 for Firefighter Breathing Apparatus.

Norwood, Mass Fire Department- has named Deputy Chief Dave Hayes as the new fire chief and Captain Dan Harkins as the new deputy fire chief. Posted in August.

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.

Oak Bluffs, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Edgartown Fire Captain Stephen Foster as the first Deputy Fire Chief of the department. Posted in August.

Onset, Mass Fire Department- has opened their new fire station located on Sand Pond Road. Posted in July.

Onset Fire (Wareham, Mass)- swears in Jeffrey Oswald as new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Pepperell, MA Fire Department- has been awarded a federal share of $66,666.67 for an Air Compressor System

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

Plainville, Mass Fire Department- fire chief serves last week before becoming chief of Easton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Plainville, Mass Fire Department- firefighter stricken with COVID-19 is out of coma. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Plymouth, Mass Fire Department- 4 firefighters graduate from fire academy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

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.

Shared Fire Chief trial between Rickmond and West Stockbridge (Mass) to be renewed for another 2 years. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Rockland, MA Fire Department– has been awarded a federal share of $152,702.86 for Portable Radios & Firefighter Training

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

Rockport, Mass Fire Department- Kirk Keating has been named as the new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Rockport, Mass Fire Department- has named Captain Doug Anderson as the new Assistant Fire Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Royalston, MA Fire Department- has been awarded a federal share of $169,901.14 for Firefighter Training and Portable Radios

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

Salem, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Acting Chief Alan Dionne as the permanent fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Salem, MA Fire Department– has been awarded a federal share of $149,163.64 for Portable Radios

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.

Scituate, MA Fire Department- has been awarded a federal share of $85,238.10 for Mobile Radios

Seekonk, Mass Fire Department- upgrades engines to paramedic level to bolster ambulance. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Sherborn, Mass Fire Department- Call Deputy Chief Jon Dowse has retired after 38 years of service. Posted in July.

Sherborn, Mass Fire Department- Captain Josh Buckler has been promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief. Posted in August.

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

Somerville, Mass Fire Department- Lieutenant John Byrne retired after 34+ years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Somerville, MA Fire Department– has been awarded a Federal share of $239,544.18 for firefighter training

Southbridge, MA Fire Department- has been awarded a federal share of $212,100.95 for Firefighter Training

Springfield, Mass Fire Department- promotes ten firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Springfield, Mass Fire Department- promotes four firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

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

Stoughton, Mass Fire Department- has named Assistant Chief Mike Carroll as the new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Stow, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Joe Landry has announced he will retire on August 11th. Posted in June.

Stow, Mass Fire Department- John Benoit has been appointed as Acting Fire Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in September.

Swampscott, MA Fire Department- has been awarded a federal share of $332,990.90 for Fire Station Sprinkler System and Firefighter Training

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

Truro, MA Fire Department- has been awarded a federal share of $66,666.67 for an Air Compressor System

Wakefield, Mass Fire Department- has promoted Firefighter Erik Cole to teh rank of Lieutenant. Posted in April.

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

Wayland, MA Fire Department– has been awarded a federal share of $43,333.33 for Large Diameter Fire Hose

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 Newbury, Mass Fire Department- awarded state grant for extrication equipment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

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

West Springfield, MA Fire Department- has been awarded a federal share of $103,463.64 for Vehicle Exhaust Removal Systems

West Tisbury, Mass Fire Department- Selectmen name Greg Pachico as new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

West Tisbury, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Manuel Estrella III has retired after 47 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

West Tisbury, Mass Fire Department- will dedicate their new building to a retired fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

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

Westwood, MA Fire Department– has been awarded a federal share of $85,820.95 for Firefighter Breathing Apparatus

Weymouth, Mass Fire Department- has reactivated Engine 2 as a staffed company, which will rut out of Headquarters located at 636 Broad Street. The company has been assigned Engine 3's former 2014 Pierce Impel 1500/750. Posted in October.

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

Whitman, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Timothy Grenno to retire in July. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Williamstown, Mass Fire Department- wall to be moved inside the fire station to make more room. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

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.

Worcester, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Michael J. Lavoie has announced he will retire in January of 2022. Posted in August.

Wrentham, MA Fire Department– has been awarded a federal share of $234,780.86 for Firefighter Fitness Equipment & Firefighter Training




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