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Week of October 14, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Active Duty Quincy, Mass Firefighter Jonathan W. O'Driscoll, 34, passed away unexpectedly.

Retired Stamford, CT Firefighter Fredric Carl Padgett Sr, 81, pased away on October 5th.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- San Antonio, TX Firefighter Greg Garza was killed after he fell from a fire truck at an incident and was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

LODD- Louise, TX Firefighter Steven Henderson, 60, was struck by another firefighter's vehicle as he was standing outside his apparatus.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Boston Fire Department- E-One has completed construction of five new ladder trucks for the city. After inspection and out-fitting at the local dealer, they will be delivered to the department. Currently, anticipated assignments are Ladder 4, Ladder 6, Ladder 9, Ladder 14 and Ladder 23.

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

Hollis, New Hampshire Fire Department- Dingee is nearling completion of the new rescue truck buing built on a Sutphen chassis. Delivery is expected prior to the end of this year.

Hollis, New Hampshire Fire Department- has on order a Sutphen/Dingee pumper. Delivery is expected sometime in mid to late 2020.

Lynn, Mass Fire Department- is ordering two E-One Typhoon pumpers with Boston type specifications. They are expected to be assigned to Engine 5 and Engine 10, although that is subject to change.

Manchester, New Hampshire Fire Department- Engine 11's new E-One pumper has been completed at the factory. Delivery will take place after out-fitting at the local dealer.

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

Westport, Mass Fire Department- has purchased a 1993 International/WestMark P-26 1250/5000 that had previously served at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Mass.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

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.

East Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- 24 year veteran firefighter Joseph Burns has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant.

Meriden, Connecticut Fire Department- Fire Marshal Steve Trella has retired after 41 years of service.

Naugatuck, Connecticut Fire Department- Firefighter/Asst. Mechanic Stephen B. Hebb has retired after 22 years with the department.

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

Rochester, New Hampshire Fire Department- former East Rochester station to be sold and redeveloped. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- held their annual memorial recently. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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

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

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Week of October 7, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Active Duty New Bedford, MA Firefighter Cory Combs, 33, passed away unexpectedly at his home on October 9th.

Former South End Fire District (Middletown, CT) Firefighter & Chairman Roy D. "Big Roy" Steeves, 84, passed away on October 7th. He was also a veteran of the USMC.

Retired North Adams, MA Public Safety Commissioner E. John Morocco Jr passed away at the age of 74.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Lexington County, SC Firefighter/Engineer Paul Quattlebaum was stuck and killed by a truck while working at a motor vehicle accident.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Barre, MA Engine 4- 2019 Pierce Enforcer 1500/1000
Lakeville, MA Engine 2- 2019 Spartan S-180 1500/1000
North Brookfield, MA Rescue 1- 2019 Spartan ????/????
Sherborn, MA Engine 2- 2019 Rosenbauer Commander 2000/500/5000’ of 5” LDH

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Litchfield, New Hampshire Fire Department- recently placed into service a 1997 Stuart Stevenson M1083 5-ton 6x6 300/1000/30F as Forestry 2. It is currently the only Stuart-Stevenson 5-ton in service with any New Hampshire fire department.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Goffstown, New Hampshire Fire Department- has named Francis J. Enos as the new Deputy Fire Chief.

Hyannis, Mass Fire Department- will hold an open house and dedication on October 19th. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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Week of September 30, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Franklin, MA Fire Chief Francis J. Molloy Jr., 88, passed away on September 25th.

Longtime Derby, CT Firefighter Leonard "Lenny" Blace Antinozzi, 62, passed away unexpectedly on September 29th.

Retired Cambridge, MA Firefighter Michael F. Hanlon passed away at the age of 92. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Martin County, FL Hazmat-Firefighter/Paramedic Scott Neumann passed away after suffering a medical emergency shortly after returning home from physical fitness training at the fire station.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Belchertown, MA Engine- 2019 Pierce Saber 1500/1000/F
Burlington, MA Engine 2- 2019 Pierce Quantum 1500/500/F
Kennebunk, ME Engine 4- 2019 Sutphen 2000/1000/30F
Lewiston, ME Engine 3- 2019 Pierce Enforcer-Ascendant 1500/500/107' RMA
Naugatuck, CT Engine 2- 2019 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500
South Portland, ME Ladder 45- 2019 Pierce Arrow XT-Ascendant 1500/500/30F/107' RMA
Southbury, CT Engine 7- 2019 Pierce Velocity PUC 1500/850/F
Springfield, MA Engine 1- 2019 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750/25F
Waldoboro, ME Ladder 1- 2019 Pierce Enforcer-Ascendant 1500/500/107' RMA

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Cumberland, Maine Fire Department- has ordered a Pierce Velocity 1500 GPM 100' Ascendant Aerial Tower. Delivery is expected in early fall of 2020.

Litchfield, Maine Fire Department- has placed an order with Pierce for a Saber 1500 GPM Topmount CAFS Pumper. Delivery is expected in early Summer of 2020.

Noroton Fire Department, Darien, Conn- has placed an order with Sutphen for an SL-100 ladder truck with 100' Mid-Mount aerial that will replace a 1994 Sutphen TS-104.

Southington, Connecticut Fire Department- has placed an order with Sutphen for a pumper w/ 1500 GPM pump and 750 gallon water tank.

Stoneham, Mass Fire Department- has purchased a 2002 Pierce Saber 1250/500 for use as a reserve engine. It previously served in Cambridge and replaces a 1989 E-One that was refurbished in 2004. It is designated Engine 5.

Waterville, Maine Fire Department- has placed an order with Rosenbauer for a Cobra 101' Rear-Mount Tower with 2000 GPM pump, 400 gallon water tank and 20 gallon Class A Foam cell. Delivery expected late 2020.

Woburn, Mass Fire Department- has placed an order with Pierce for an Arrow XT 1500 GPM Pumper w/ 750 gallons of water. Delivery is expected in the Summer of 2020.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Bethel, Vermont Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $124,286 for 20 firefighter breathing apparatus and 8 face pieces.

Burlington, Vermont Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $162,273 for source capture diesel exhaust systems in 5 fire stations.

Candia, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $110,810 for 26 portable radios.

Canterbury, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $112,429 for 17 firefighter breathing apparatus.

Chichester, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $56,662 for a source capture diesel fume exhaust system for 7 vehicles.

Coventry Fire District, Coventry, RI- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $74,667 for a diesel fume source capture exhaust system.

East Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $807,220 for 74 portable radios, 3 mobile radios, 3 accountability systems, 10 AEDs and 13 cardiac monitors.

Effingham, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $85,620 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Essex Junction, Vermont Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $141,071 for 20 firefighter breathing apparatus and 25 face pieces.

Goffstown, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $656,935 to hire 4 firefighters.

Grafton, Vermont Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $65,239 firefighter breathing apparatus and an air refill system.

Greenwich, Connecticut Fire Department- Deputy Fire Marshal John Kiernan has retired.

Harmony Fire District, Chepachet, RI- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $122,081 for 18 firefighter breathing apparatus and 7 face pieces.

Hollis, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $9,110 for vehicle extrication equipment.

Hudson, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $232,041 for 36 firefighter breathing apparatus.

Laconia, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $142,530 for an air compressor – breathing apparatus refill system, firefighting hose, and 5 thermal imaging cameras.

Little Compton, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $97,429 for 14 firefighter breathing apparatus and training on same.

Marlow, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $164,095 for 11 firefighter breathing apparatus, an air compressor - breathing apparatus refill system and a cardiac monitor.

Middletown, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $146,667 for 22 firefighter breathing apparatus.

Milton, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $171,429 for 25 firefighter breathing apparatus.

Narragansett, Rhode Island Fire Department– has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $70,334 for Hazardous Materials monitoring equipment and Fire Officer training.

New Boston, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $45,524 for an air compressor - breathing apparatus refill system.

New Hampshire Fire Training Academy- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $341,087 for training equipment and breathing apparatus cylinders.

Newbury, Vermont Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $106,286 for 18 firefighter breathing apparatus.

Northwood, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $230,810 for 26 firefighter breathing apparatus and an air compressor - breathing apparatus refill system.

Peru, Vermont Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $62,040 for 8 firefighter breathing apparatus and 9 face pieces.

Poultney, Vermont Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $136,333 for 20 firefighter breathing apparatus and 10 face pieces.

Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- Firefighter and Past Union President Paul Doughty has retired after 32 years of service.

Putney, Vermont Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $181,510 for 20 firefighter breathing apparatus and vehicle extrication equipment.

Readsboro, Vermont Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $85,714 for 12 firefighter breathing apparatus.

Rhode Island State Fire Academy- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $216,783 for training props, technical rescue training equipment, hose and nozzles, firefighter breathing apparatus, and a trailer with tow vehicle for transporting training equipment.

Rutland, Vermont Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $47,318 for vehicle extrication equipment.

Rye, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $173,334 for 26 firefighter breathing apparatus.

Saylesville Fire District, Lincoln, RI- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $29,524 for firefighting nozzles and 2 thermal imaging cameras.

Scituate, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $38,095 for a power lift system.

Spofford, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $17,143 for a containment system for their mobile breathing apparatus refill system and a firefighter breathing apparatus face piece fit tester.

Springfield, Vermont Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $95,596 for a diesel fume source capture exhaust system.

Stamford, Vermont Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $9,524 for a protective gear washer.

Thetford, Vermont Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $118,065 for 19 portable radios, 6 mobile radios and 5 headsets.

Union Fire District, South Kingstown, RI- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $442,140 for a call / volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention program.

Vermont State Fire Academy- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $124,585 for specialized rescue training equipment, a trailer to carry same, firefighter breathing apparatus and firefighter protective gear.

Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $1,123,294 for firefighting hose, nozzles and fire officer, fire instructor and safety officer training.

West Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department– has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $219,388 for Fire Officer, Safety Officer, Emergency Vehicle and Fire Instructor training.

Westmoreland, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $19,048 for 2 thermal imaging cameras.

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

Williston, Vermont Fire Department- has been awarded a $305,210 regional Federal grant along with Colchester and Essex for Paramedic training.

Windham, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $47,524 for an air compressor – breathing apparatus refill system.

Woonsocket, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $296,364 for 50 portable radios and 4 protective gear washers and 4 protective gear dryers.

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Week of September 23, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Dartmouth, MA District 3 Fire Chief John J. McNamara passed away at the age of 76. Chief McNamara served on the fire department for 37 years, 24 of which were as the fire chief.

Active Duty Leominster, MA Firefighter Randy Pouliot, 52, passed away from injuries received in an ATV accident on September 21st.

Retired Cambridge, MA Deputy Chief Thomas P. Stack passed away. He was also a vetran of the U.S. Navy.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Kunkle, PA Firefighter Edward Nulton, 60, passed away on September 19th from injuries he suffered when he was hit by a dump truck while directing traffic at a crash scene in 2018.

LODD- Jonathan Creek, NC Captain Claud Messer, 74, was killed in a motor vehicle accident while responding to a call on September 20th.

LODD- Houston, TX Firefighter Kenneth Stavinoha, 36, passed away after suffering a medical emergency while on duty on September 21st.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Baldwin, ME Tank 1- 2019 Freightliner/E-One ???/2000
Fall River, MA Engine 12- 2019 Ferrara Cinder 1500/500/75A
Lincoln, RI Rescue 2- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/Horton ambulance
Oxford, MA Ambulance 3- 2019 Ford F-450 4x4/Medix ambulance
Worcester, MA Ladder 1- 2019 E-One Cyclone Metro 100' RMA

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Ashland, Mass Fire Department- has placed an order with E-One for a Typhoon pumper.

Brockton, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant $572,728 for a new pumper.

Brooks, ME Ambulance- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $203,810 for a bariatric ambulance.

Castine, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $285,715 for a tanker.

Cranston, Rhode Island Fire Department- has ordered a KME ladder truck for Ladder 1.

Dunstable, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $377,142.85 that will be used towards purchasing a new pumper for Engine 2.

East Haven, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a $500,000 Federal grant for a new pumper.

Lincoln, New Hampshire Fire Department- recently placed into service a 2007 American Lafrance 1250/500/80F as Rescue 4. It previously served in Cottonwood, AZ and replaces a 1990 Mack R/4 Guys heavy rescue.

Littleton, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $158,096 for a brush truck.

Middlebury, Connecticut Fire Department- has placed into service a 2007 Pierce Velocity 1500/500/50F as Rescue 1. It previously served in Wayne, NJ.

Millbury, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $562,528 for a new pumper.

New Ashford, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $219,048 to purchase a new tanker.

Orange, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $142,858 for a brush fire truck.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- the 2011 ladder truck purchased from Rockford, IL has entered service. No other specifications on the rig at this time.

Quincy, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $545,455 for a new pumper.

Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $750,000 for a heavy rescue truck.

Rupert, Vermont Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant for $264,762 for a new tanker.

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.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Baltic Fire Engine Co. 1, Sprague, Conn- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $171,429 for 24 firefighter breathing apparatus.

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

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

Bristol, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a $134,703 Federal grant for Fire Officer and Fire Instructor training programs.

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

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.

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.

Candia, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a $110,809.52 Federal grant to purchase 26 VHF Portable Radios.

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

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

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

Connecticut State Firefighting Academy- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $260,567 for firefighter training props / simulators.

Cromwell, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a $267,620 Federal grant for 40 firefighter pagers, 11 mobile radios, 38 portable radios and 4 fire station - radio base stations.

Cromwell, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a $456,580 Federal grant to hire 4 new firefighters.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Harwinton West Side Volunteer Fire Company, Harwinton, Conn– has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $40,857 for a diesel fume source capture exhaust system.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Manchester, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $265,842 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

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.

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

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

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 received a Federal grant in the amount of $86,667 for 13 firefighter breathing apparatus.

New Britain, Connecticut EMS- has been awarded a $201,963 Federal grant for 4 – power stretchers and ambulance lift systems.

New Britain, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a $30,182 Federal grant to install fire alarm systems in 4 fire stations.

New Britain, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a $2,353,067 Federal grant to hire 12 new firefighters.

New Haven, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $27,273 for a firefighting protective gear washer & dryer.

New London, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $415,955 for vehicle rescue training and 4 – power stretchers / ambulance lift systems.

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

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

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.

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

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

Pawtucket, Rhode Island Fire Department- Station 3 reopens after renovations. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Poquetanuck Fire Department, Preston, Conn- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $120,000 for vehicle extrication equipment.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Sherman, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a $88,000 Federal grant for 28 portable radios.

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

Simsbury, Connecticut Fire Department- to host open house on October 13th. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

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

Southington, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a $168,182 Federal grant for technical rescue training.

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 grant in the amount of $29,286 for vehicle extrication equipment.

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.

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.

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.

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

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- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $596,823 for 74 firefighter breathing apparatus.

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

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.

Waterbury, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $158,770 for firefighting boots and vehicle extrication equipment.

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

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.

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

Wellfleet, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $292,300 to hire 2 new firefighters.

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.

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 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.

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

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

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

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.

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

Woodstock, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant of $19,048 for a protective gear washer and dryer.

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

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.

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Week of September 16, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Farmington, ME Captain Mike Bell was killed in a building explosion.

Retired Ludlow, VT Fire Chief Richard J. Harrison Jr., 81, passed away on September 12th.

Retired Bradford, NH Deputy Chief Robert "Bo" Raymond, 65, passed away on September 12th.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Greenwich, CT Engine 2- 2019 Seagrave Marauder 1500/750
Milton, VT Engine 2- 2019 Sutphen Monarch 1500/1500
Peacham, VT Tanker 1- 2019 Kenworth T470/Toyne 1000/2000

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

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

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Vermont- Williston Fire Department, Essex Rescue and Colchester Rescue received a joint Federal grand that will allow them to send seven members to paramedic school.

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

Cranston, Rhode Island Fire Department- has received a $2.7 million Federal grant to hire 15 new firefighters.

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

North Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- the new Public Safety Complex is completed and open. It is located at 1835 Mineral Spring Ave.

Pawtucket, Rhode Island Fire Department- Engine 3 has been decommissioned with the crews being reassigned to staff a 4th rescue (ambulance).

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

Springfield, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $1.1 million to hire 8 new firefighters.

Stafford, Connecticut Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $62,858 for firefighting equipment.

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

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Week of September 9, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Active Duty Acton, Mass Firefighter Luke Magnant passed away suddenly.

Newington, NH Fire Chief Darin Sabine passed away on September 7th.

Retired Warehouse Point (East Windsor, CT) Firefighter Anthony DiMastrantonio, 84, passed away on August 31st.

Uxbridge, MA Retired Fire Chief William B. Albin, 92, passed away on September 6th.

Longtime Jay, ME Volunteer Firefighter Lyle G. LaPlante, 84, passed away on September 5th.

Former Volunteer Pembroke, NH Firefighter F. Gerald "Gerry" Whitman, Jr., 82, passed away on September 10th.

Retired Somerville, MA Deputy Chief William F. Doherty passed away on September 9th.

Retired Hudson, NH Firefighter John Abbott passed away.

Retired Uxbridge, MA Fire Chief William B. Albin passed away.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Boston MedFlight- 2019 AirBus EC145 helicopter
Braintree, MA Ladder 2- 2019 E-One Cyclone-Metro 100' RMA
Fitchburg, MA Engine 2- 2019 KME Panther 1750/750/20A
Fitchburg, MA Engine 4- 2019 KME Panther 1750/750/20A
Methuen, MA Ambulance 1- 2019 Ford F-450 4X4/Braun ambulance
Newport, RI Rescue 1- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/Wheeled Coach ambulance
Water Witch Fire CO (New Milford, CT) Tower 25- 2019 Pierce Velocity 2000/300/100' RM Tower

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

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.

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

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.

Marion, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $297,143 that will be used towards a new tanker.

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.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

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

Cranston, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a $896,733 Federal grant for Technical Rescue Team training and equipment.

Fairfield, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a $216,360 Federal grant that will be used to purchase new SCBA air packs.

Johnston, Rhode Island Fire Department- has received a $66,371 Federal grant to replace 48 SCBA air tanks.

Lime Rock, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant for $77,743 to purchase two new defibrillators/cardiac monitors.

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

New Britain, Connecticut Fire Department- Corbin Ave Station temporarily closes for renovations. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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

North Kingstown, Rhode Island Fire Department- has received a $79,743 Federal grant for firefighter personal escape devices and training for the devices.

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

Pleasant Valley, Connecticut Fire Department- has received a $69,000 Federal grant for vehicle extrication equipment and training.

Western Coventry, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a $93,746 Federal grant for training as well as for six mobile radios and a power stretcher/ambulance lift system. Posted in September.

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

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Week of September 6, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Bethel, CT retired Fire Chief Clyde Miller Finger, Jr passed away at the age of 93.

Fairhaven, Mass active duty Firefighter Shawn Samanica, 46, passed away unexpectedly at his home on September 2nd.

Alton, NH Retired Deputy Fire Chief John H. Young Sr, 80, passed away on September 3rd.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Franklin, NH Ambulance 2- 2019 Dodge Ram/?? ambulance
Gray, ME Truck 44- 2019 Seagrave Appollo II 1500/500/105' RM Tower
Johnson, VT Rescue 1- 2019 International/E-One rescue
Northampton, MA Ambulance 4- 2019 International DuraStar/Life Line ambulance

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Lincoln, Mass Fire Department- the new Pierce Saber 2000/750 has been completed at the factory. Delivery will take place after outfitting at the local dealer.

New Boston, New Hampshire Fire Department- has placed and order with E-One for a new pumper that will replace Engine 5.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

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.

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

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

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

Bridgeport, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a $997,555 Federal grant to be used for hose, technical rescue training and firefighter cancer screenings.

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

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

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

Cumberland, Rhode Island Fire Department- Fire Chief Kenneth Finlay has retired after 45 years of service.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Milford, Connecticut Fire Department- Battalion Chief Russ "Chip" Chapman has retired after 35 years of service.

Milford, Connecticut Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $258,773 for portable radios.

Narragansett, Rhode Island Fire Department- has received a $70,000 Federal grant that will be used for training and to purchase air monitoring equipment to detect hazardous gasses.

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

Poquonnock Bridge Fire District (Groton, Connecticut)- has been awarded a $72,414 Federal grant for portable radios, thermal imaging cameras, firefighting tools, firefighter personal escape devices and firefighter rescue training.

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

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

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

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

Vermont- Northeast Kingdom to explore fire department regionalization. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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

West Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $220,000 for training programs.

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

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

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