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Week of January 20, 2020

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Orange, CT Fire Marshal Timothy Smith, 56, passed away from injuries received in a motor vehicle accident after he left the scene of an investigation on January 19th.

Active Duty- Lieutenant Jeffrey King of the Haverhill, MA Fire Department passed away unexpectedly. He was an Air Force Veteran and also served with the Amesbury Fire Department as well as Trinity Ambulance.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Willow, AK Volunteer Firefighter Roger DeLongchamp, 66, was found uncounscious behind the wheel of a department vehicle on January 18th while waiting for other firefighters to arrive to respond to a call. Despite quick resuscitation efforts, he was unable to be revived.

LODD- Roswell, GA Firefighter John Kevin Cash was found dead in the bunkroom on January 21st by the incoming day shift after he worked the overnight.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Cheshire, CT Engine 4- 2019 Pierce Enforcer 1250/750
Gardner, MA Engine 3- 2019 Sutphen 1500/1000/25F
Harrison, ME Engine 2- 2019 Freightliner/HME Ahrens Fox 1500/3000

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Attleboro, Mass Fire Department- has placed an order with Pierce for an Enforcer 1500 GPM pumper. Delivery is expected in the fall of 2020.

Brockton, Mass Fire Department- has on order a Pierce Enforcer 1500 GPM pumper. Delivery is expected in the fall of this year.

Cambridge, Mass Fire Department- Engine 2's new Pierce pumper has been completed at the factory. Delivery will take place after outfitting at the local dealer.

Fryeburg, Maine Fire Department- has purchased a 2009 Ferrara Intruder 1750/1050. It previously served with a department in Texas.

Stamford, Connecticut Fire Department- has on order a Pierce Enforcer pumper for Engine 1. Turn of River also has on order a new Spartan/Marion 3000 gallon tanker for Tanker 68. Delivery of this truck is expected in May of 2020.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

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

Rhode Island- Albion and Saylesville taxpayers to vote on department merger in the spring. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Bangor, Maine Fire Department- Firefighter Sherman Mason has retired after 32 years of service.

Colchester, Vermont- to consolidate Colchester VFD, Mallets Bay VFD and St. Michael's College VFD into on fire department effective July 1st. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Mansfield, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Lieutenant Justin Desrosiers as the new Fire Chief.

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

New London, Connecticut Fire Department- swears in three new firefighters and promotes one to lieutenant. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Nobleboro, Maine Fire Department- members elect new fire chief and deputy chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Salem, New Hampshire Fire Department- seeks land for new fire headquarters station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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

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

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Week of January 13, 2020

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Medford, MA Firefighter Robert W. Minichiello passed away on January 8th.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Howard Lake, MN Fire Chief Daryl Drusch, 49, died at home on January 13th after responding to a call.

LODD- Homewood, AL Fire Chief John Bresnan, 59, passed away after suffering a medical emergency while in his office.

LODD- Lubbock, TX Lieutenant David Eric Hill, 39, was killed when he was struck by a motor vehicle while working at an accident scene on January 11th. A 27 year old police officer, Nicholas Reyna, was also killed at the same accident.

LODD- Spencer Roane, WV Firefighter Mark Horwich was killed when the apparatus he was driving rolled over while responding to an incident on January 11th.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Bourne, MA Ambulance 133- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line ambulance
Bourne, MA Ambulance 134- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line ambulance
Douglas, MA Ambulance 2- 2019 Ford F-450/Medix
Hayden, CT (Windsor) Engine 4- 2019 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500
Plymouth Ambulance, CT 111-2- 2019 Ford F/AEV ambulance
Scituate, MA Engine 1- 2020 E-One Typhoon 1250/500/50F
Water Witch #2 (New Milford, CT) Engine 27- 2019 Freightliner/Pierce 1500/1000

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Danbury, Connecticut Fire Department- hopes to buy new equipment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Enfield, New Hampshire Fire Department- Fire Chief proposes purchasing new rescue/pumper to replace Engine 4. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Gaylordsville VFD (New Milford, Conn)- has on order a 4-Guys 3000 gallon elliptical tanker on an International chassis. Expected delivery fall of 2020.

Hanover, New Hampshire Fire Department- E-One has completed construction on the new stainless steel pumper built on a Cyclone II chassis with 1500 GPM pump and 1000 gallon water tank. Delivery will take place after outfitting at the local dealer.

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

Monson, Mass Fire Department- has placed an order with Pierce for a pumper w/ rescue body built on an Enforcer PUC chassis with 1500 GPM pump.

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

Northfield, Connecticut Fire Department- has on order a 4-Guys Custom Rescue on a Spartan Metro-Star chassis. Expected delivery December 2020.

Peru, Vermont Fire Department- has placed an order with Pierce for a pumper built on an International 4x4 Chassis with 1250 GPM pump.

Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- has placed an order with Rescue 1 for a heavy rescue built on a Spartan chassis. The funds for the truck were awarded through a Federal grant in the amount of $750,000. Posted January 2020.

Ridgefield, Connecticut Fire Department- has on order a 4-Guys Pumper/Tanker on a Spartan Gladiator chassis. It will feature a 1500 GPM pumper and 2500 gallon water tank. Delivery expected in July 2020.

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

Tolland, Mass Fire Department- has on order a 4-Guys Pumper on a Spartan Metro-Star chassis with 1500 GPM pump and 1000 gallon water tank. Delievery expected in December 2020.

West Fairlee, Vermont Fire Department- has purchased a 1995 Luverne/Spartan 1250/1000 and placed it in to service as Engine 1. It previously served in Conway Village, NH.

Westminster, Vermont Fire Department- has placed into service a 2003 Mack/2019 Osco 750/3000 as Tanker 1.

Windham Center, Connecticut Fire Department- has on order a 4-Guys pumper built on a Spartan Gladiator cab/chassis. It will feature a 1500 GPM pump and 1000 gallon water tank. Delivery expected in May 2020.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Rhode Island- Former Director of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) Peter Gaynor has been named as the Administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). He had been previously acting in this position and is now the permanent administrator.

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

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

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

Bristol, Connecticut Fire Department- Fire Chief Jay Kolakoski has retired after 35 years of service.

Enfield, Connecticut Fire Department- Deputy Chief Paul Januszewski has retired after 45 years of service.

Middletown, Rhode Island Fire Department- Fire Chief Peter Faerber will retire on February 14th.

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

Newport City, Vermont Fire Department- Fire Chief James LeClair will retire from the department on January 24th.

Oakland, Maine Fire Department- Deputy Chief Hardy Taylor has retired after 60 years of service.

Somersworth, New Hampshire Fire Department- Chief Keith Hoyle will be retiring at the end of February. He also served in Lexington, Amherst and Franklin, Mass.

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

Westport, Connecticut Fire Department- Firefighter Anthony Maisano has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.

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Providence Captain Joseph Vinacco Lasting Memories Fundraiser. To celebrate and honor the life of our loved one, Providence Fire Captain Joseph Vinacco who passed away on July 5, 2016 at the young age of 46, The Children of Captain Joseph Vinacco will honor their Daddy with a 50th Birthday Semi-Formal Gala. This event is being held as a fundraiser to raise money in an effort to donate a memorable vacation to a family with an adult battling a cancer diagnosis similar to Joseph’s. CLICK FOR FUNDRAISER PAGE.

U.S. Coast Guard commissions new fast response cutter. Press release courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard:
The Coast Guard held a commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Daniel Tarr, the service's 36th fast response cutter, at Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas, Friday January 10th.
Daniel Tarr, the cutter’s namesake, was one of four Coast Guard coxswains who served with the Marines during the amphibious invasion of Tulagi, Solomon Islands, in August 1942. Tarr enlisted as a surfman and later became coxswain of USS McKean’s Boat Number 1 prior to the invasion. On Aug. 7, 1942, Tarr, along with the other three coxswains, landed the first wave of the Marine Corps’ Raider Battalion on the beaches of Tulagi; in the following three days, they also delivered vitally needed equipment, ammunition and supplies. For their role in the landing of the Marines’ first wave, and capture of Tulagi, the four coxswains were awarded the Silver Star Medal. They were the first enlisted men in the Coast Guard to receive the Silver Star Medal.
The Coast Guard Cutter Daniel Tarr’s patrol area will encompass 900 miles of coastline for the Coast Guard’s Eighth District, from Carrabelle, Florida, to Brownsville, Texas. Fast response cutters are named after Coast Guard enlisted heroes and will replace the service's 110-foot patrol boats. These vessels feature advanced command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment.




Week of January 6, 2020

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Somerset, MA Fire Chief Scott Jepson passed away suddenly on January 2nd at the age of 54.

Retired Stamford, CT Firefighter Michael "Mickey" Bruce Coppola passed away at the age of 89 on December 22, 2019.

Retired Boxborough, MA Firefighter Robert F. "Bo" Sokolowski, 59, passed away unexpectedly on January 3rd.

Rutland Town, VT Retired Assistant Fire Chief Bruce E. Egan, 72, passed away.

Retired Lawrence, MA Firefighter Raymond N Pelletier, 88, passed away on January 2nd. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- West Peculiar, MO Firefighter Chuck McCormick, 30, was killed at a house fire when he fell through the floor and down to the basement.

LODD- North East VFD, MD Volunteer Fire Engineer Otis L. Isaacs Jr., 73, passed from a medical emergency after doing work with the department. He previously served as Chief Engineer, President and Chief of Department.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Paxton, MA Ambulance 2- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/Horton ambulance
Uxbridge, MA Ambulance 2- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/Horton ambulance

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Groton, Mass Fire Department- has on order a Spartan/Smeal pumper.

Hayden Fire (Windsor, Conn)- Pierce has completed construction on the new custom pumper. It will be delivered to the department after outfitting at the local dealer.

Hope, Maine Fire Department- funds approved to repair one of the town's two fire trucks. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

North Stonington, Connecticut Fire Department- has on order an E-One tanker being built on a Peterbilt 367 chassis. It will feature a 1500 GPM pump, 3000 galon water tank and 30 gallon foam cell. Delivery is expected in late fall of 2020.

Peabody, Mass Fire Department- currently has on order two (2) KME Severe Service pumpers for Engine 1 and Engine 3. Delivery is expected in summer of 2020.

Pfizer Fire (Groton Conn)- has on order an E-One industrial pumper built on an International HV613 chassis. It will feature a 2000 GPM pump, 500 gallon water tank and 500 gallon class B tank. Delivery is expected in late fall of 2020.

Simsbury, Connecticut Fire Department- has on order with E-One a quint with new Typhoon cab and HR100 body. It will feature a 1500 GPM pump, 500 gallon water tank and 100' aerial. Delivery in winter of 2020.

Trumbull Center, Connecticut Fire Department- has on order a new E-One Typhoon X 1500/780/30F pumper.

Water Witch #2 (New Milford, Conn)- Pierce has completed construction of the new pumper built on a Freightliner chassis. Delivery will take place after outfitting at the local dealer.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

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

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

Dayville Fire (Killingly, Conn)- Fire Company looking to relocate. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Falmouth, Mass Fire Department- Tuesday January 21st selected as date for fire station forum. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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

Gorham, New Hampshire Fire Department- Gorham EMS has merged with the fire department.

Hartford, Connecticut Fire Department- city to close historic firehouse and relocate units. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Holyoke, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief John Pond will retire on February 11th, but Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Przekopowski will assume the acting chief role as of January 11th.

Kennebunk, Maine Fire Department- hopes to hire 8 more firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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

Oakland, Maine Fire Department- Deputy Fire Chief Harland "Hardy" Taylor will retire this month after 60 years of service.

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Week of December 30, 2019
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Bangor, ME Fire Chief Jeffrey Cammack passed away after battling cancer.

Retired Paxton, MA Firefighter Rodolfo “Rudy” Acuna passed away on December 26th.

Retired Lynnfield, MA Lieutenant Jon Procurot passed away.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Corinna, ME Engine 353- 2020 Freightliner 108SD/Rosenbauer 1500/2500
Plymouth, MA Engine 3- 2019 E-One Cyclone II 1500/1000/50F

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Alstead, New Hampshire Ambulance- has placed into service a 2002 Ford E-450/Quigley ambulance that had previously served in Marlow, NH.

Shaftsbury, Vermont Fire Department- has ordered a 2020 International HV607 /Toyne 1500/1250/30F. Delivery is Sept 2020.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Falmouth, Mass Fire Department- closure of West Falmouth station causing concern. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Farmingdale, Maine Fire Department- has occupied their new station located at 571 Maine Ave. Finishing touches are still being completed and an open house is planned for sometime in January.

Somersworth, New Hampshire Fire Department- off duty firefighter assists with emergency in hotel lobby. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Ware, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Lieutenant Christopher Gagnon as acting Fire Chief.

West Rutland, Vermont Fire Department- Fire Chief Joseph Skaza has retired and his son, First Assistant Chief Michael Skaza, has been appointed as the new Fire Chief.

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Farmington, Maine- firefighters and community stand strong after horrific blast. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of December 23, 2019
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Stratham, New Hampshire Firefighter John Sapienza passed away. He was also retired FDNY and a veteran of the United States Navy.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- East Farmingdale, NY Firefighter Michael Cardinale Sr, 63, passed away after falling ill at the station following a response.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Brookline, NH Ambulance 7- 2019 Ford F-450 4X4/AEV ambulance
Brunswick, ME Rescue- 2019 Ford/PL Custom ambulance
Cape Elizabeth, ME Ladder 1- 2019 E-One Cyclone-Metro 100' RMA
Essex Rescue, VT Essex 3- 2019 Ford F-550/Braun ambulance
Lunenburg, MA Rescue 2- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/Horton ambulance
Mansfield, MA Engine 31- 2019 E-One Typhoon E-MAX 1500/750
Mansfield, MA Engine 32- 2019 E-One Typhoon E-MAX 1500/750
Woodstock, CT Rescue 676- 2019 Ford F-550/AEV ambulance

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Ashburnham, Mass Fire Department- has removed from service and retired their 1982 Mack ladder truck due to costs of repairs. No word at this time if there is a replacement in the works.

Boston MedFlight- the 2015 Life Line ambulance body of MedFlight 10 has been re-mounted to a new Freightliner M2 chassis. It will be delivered to the agency after outfitting at the local dealer.

East Longmeadow, Mass- has a Ford F-550/Road Rescue Ultramedic Type 1 4x4 Ambulance on order.

Granby, Mass Fire Department- has on order a Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/2500/CAFS pumper/tanker.

Hooksett, New Hampshire Fire Department- has purchased a 2007 Pierce Enforcer 100' RMA quint. It previously served in Woodlands, TX.

Ludlow, Mass Fire Department- has on order a Pierce Enforcer PUC pumper with CAFS foam system.

Orange, Mass Fire Department- has a Ford F-550/Road Rescue Ultramedic Type 1 4x4 Ambulance on order.

Sherborn, Mass Fire Department- has acquired a 1992 International/E-One rescue that will carry equipment currently kept in trailers. It had previously served in Upton, Mass.

Winslow, Maine Fire Department- has placed an order with Pierce for a 2020 Enforcer 1500 GPM PUC CAFS Pumper and a 2020 Enforcer 107' Ascendant 1500 GPM PUC Quint.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Lebanon, New Hampshire Fire Department- launches new station alerting system. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Manchester, New Hampshire Fire Department- looks to expand Safe Station program. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Mars Hill, Maine- proposes new municipal ambulance service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Naugatuck, Connecticut Fire Department- has promoted Walter Seaman to the rank of Assistant Fire Chief.

Plaistow, New Hampshire Fire Department- firefighters deliver baby at the fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Shirley, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Deputy Chief Troy Cooley as the new Fire Chief.

Simsbury, Connecticut Fire Department- volunteer firefighters complete Firefighter I course. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Worcester, Mass Fire Department- fallen firefighter's mortgage to be paid off by Tunnel to Towers. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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U.S. Coast Guard Press Release: U.S. Coast Guard decommissions Island Class cutter in Guam after nearly 30 years’ service.

SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard Cutter Washington Island (WPB 1331), a 110-foot Island Class patrol boat, was decommissioned after nearly 30 years of service as part of recapitalization efforts during a ceremony at Naval Base Guam, Wednesday.

Rear Adm. Kevin E. Lunday, commander, Coast Guard 14th District presided over the ceremony. Washington's years of service included numerous law enforcement cases, safety and security enforcement patrols, dignitary and Naval security operations, and a variety of noteworthy rescues at sea.

"The ship and its crews have been vital to building and maintaining relationships here with our partners and the people of Oceania also known as the Blue Pacific," said Lt. Grant Rutter, commanding officer of Washington. "We've been an integral part of the Coast Guard's long-term commitment to Guam and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands through service, multi-national exercises, joint search-and-rescue, and law enforcement efforts, hosting shipriders, and conducting training to build proficiency. I am proud of this crew and the hands-on work they've done here for our noble cause."

Washington entered commission-special status in a ceremony held at Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, Louisiana, June 9, 1989, and formal commissioning took place in Honolulu Oct. 6 of the same year. The cutter takes its name from Washington Island, Wisconsin, located in Lake Michigan and is the second cutter to bear the name of our first president. The first, USRC (U.S. Revenue Cutter) Washington, performed nobly during the Second Seminole War from 1835-1837 and began the long tradition of excellence still embodied by the ship and crew today. The ship's motto is "our cause is noble."

Washington's crew supports multi-mission operations throughout Sector Guam's vast area of responsibility. This area consists of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) surrounding Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Additionally, they conduct international missions throughout the waters of the Republic of Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia, specifically conducting search and rescue response missions and maritime law enforcement operations. Most recently, they patrolled Palau's EEZ as part of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency Operation Kurukuru, a coordinated maritime surveillance operation. The goal of the annual operation is to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Washington’s long-term efforts to improve maritime governance within the region have advanced a rules-based order and improved freedom of navigation.

Some of the crew will remain permanently stationed in Guam and crew the Fast Response Cutters. The first of three, the USCGC Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) is due to arrive in mid-2020.

Washington is one of the 49 Island Class cutters built to replace the 95-foot Cape Class cutters. With a 16 to 18-person mixed-gender crew and an operating range exceeding 2,300 miles, it has been a successful platform to conduct search and rescue response, ports waterways and coastal security operations, and to enforce the laws and treaties of the United States. The U.S. State Department is coordinating the transfer of Washington through the Foreign Assistance Act. This act allows the transfer of excess defense articles as a grant to friendly, foreign governments.

Article courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard.




Week of December 16, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Active Duty Milford, MA Firefigher Patrick W. Evans, 37, passed away unexpectedly on December 15th.

Retired Leominster, MA Firefighter Ronald E. Storro passed away.

Retired Barre Town, VT EMS Paramedic Pete Munsell passed away.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Morton-Rutledge, PA Captain Michael Christopher Malinowski Sr., 41, passed away following a medical emergency suffered shortly after returning to the station from a call.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Cumberland EMS, RI Paramedic 1- 2019 Dodge Ram/Demers ambulance
Cumberland EMS, RI Paramedic 2- 2019 Dodge Ram/Demers ambulance
Dedham-Lucerne, ME Tanker 373- 2019 Freightliner 114SD/Spartan IPS 1250/2500
Granby, MA Squad 1- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/Pierce 1500/250/F
Tunxis Hose Co (Farmington, Conn) Engine 2- 2019 Pierce Enforcer 1250/1000

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Brockton, Mass Fire Department- city council approved the purchase of three (3) new pumpers, one of which will be paid for through Federal grant funds.

Brookfield, Connecticut Vol Fire Company- funds have been approved to purchase a new ambulance and to refurbish the 2001 American LaFrance tower-ladder.

Essex Town, Vermont Fire Department- has ordered a Pierce Arrow XT pumper with 1500 GPM pump, 750 gallon water tank and will be an all wheel drive unit. It will replace Engine 3, which is currently out of service for mechanical reasons.

Gardner, Mass Fire Department- Sutphen has completed construction on the new pumper. Delivery will take place after outfitting at the local dealer.

Milton, New Hampshire Fire Department- has placed into service a 1996 Ferrara/LTI 77' quint that previously served in Gray, ME.

North Scituate, Rhode Island Fire Department- has purchased a stock Pierce 107’ Ascendant Quint. Delivery to the department is expected in February 2020.

Waterbury, Connecticut Fire Department- has purchased Greenwhich's former Engine 2, a 2009 Pierce Velocity 2000/750.

Wilton, Connecticut Fire Department- funds have been approved to purchase a new pumper.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Acton, Mass Fire Department- voters approved funding for a new North Acton Fire Station.

Belmont, New Hampshire Fire Department- has named Deborah Black as the new Assistant Fire Chief.

Brewster, Mass Fire Department- firefighters deliver toys to Lower Cape Outreach Program. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Burlington, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Michael Patterson as the new Fire Chief.

Concord, New Hampshire Fire Department- retired Battalion Chief Guy Newbery has been named as Interim Fire Chief.

Dennis, Mass Fire Department- class 2 rating awarded to department, moving up from class 3. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Easton, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a State grant that will be put towards new turnout gear and an equipment washer/extractor.

Gales Ferry, Connecticut Fire Department- U.S. Navy Senior Chief and Gales Ferry Vol Firefighter honored for lifesaving response. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Goffstown, New Hampshire FIre Department- will have full-time fire coverage for at least the next 26 weeks. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Milton, Mass Fire Department- committee updates plans for new fire stations. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Plaistow, New Hampshire Fire Department- firefighters help decorate home of woman fighting stage 4 cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Scarborough, Maine Fire Department- public safety building under contract to be purchased after new building is completed in the spring. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Swanzey, New Hampshire Fire Department- to hold public sessions for plans of new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Waltham, Mass Fire Department- Moody Street Fire Station Project on schedule. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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Week of December 9, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Hudson, NH Retired Deputy Chief Harry Chesnulevich passed away on December 11th at the age of 91.

Everett, MA Retired Firefighter Joseph Conti passed away on December 6th.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Summit, CO Firefighter Ken Jones, 46, passed away from injuries received when he fell from a roof while investigating a fire.

LODD- Arcade, GA Firefighter George "Johnny" Childs, 64, passed away after being found unresponsive outside his vehicle the morning after his shift.

LODD- West Stockholm, NY Fire Chief Robert White Jr. passed away after suffering a heart attack while at a fire scene.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Guilford, VT Engine 2- 2019 Pierce Enforcer 1500/1000
Hanover, MA Ambulance 3- 2019 Dodge Ram/Horton ambulance
Hollis, NH Rescue 1- 2018 Sutphen/2019 Dingee 500/750
Kingston, RI Engine 7- 2019 E-One Typhoon 1500/780
Nashua, NH Engine 6- 2019 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/750/40F
Portland, ME Rescue 1- 2019 Pierce Enforcer heavy rescue
Rochester, NH Engine 2- 2019 Spartan/Toyne 2000/1000
Sandwich, MA Forestry 3- 2019 Ford F-350 4X4 125/225
Stony Hill (Bethel, CT) Ambulance 3- 2019 Ford F-550/AEV ambulance
Windham, NH Ambulance 2- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/Horton ambulance
Yarmouth, MA Ambulance 57- 2019 Dodge Ram 5500 4X4/Horton ambulance

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Bennington, Vermont Fire Department- has placed and order with HME for an HME Ahrens Fox HAF111L w/ 1500 GPM pump, 500 gallon water tank and 111' Rear-Mount Aerial.

Botsford Fire (Newtown, Conn)- recently placed into service a 1999 Spartan Advantage/Quality 1500/750 pumper as Engine 552. It previously served with the Stepney Fire Department in Monroe, CT.

New London, Connecticut Fire Department- Pierce has completed construction on the new pumper and Ascendant mid-mount tower. Delivery of both trucks will take place after outfitting at the local dealer.

Winslow, Maine Fire Department- funds have been approved to purchase a new quint type ladder truck.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Barnstable, Mass Fire Department- celebrates promotions & commendations. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Biddeford, Maine Fire Department- firefighters give boy with special needs a surprise birthday party. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Lancaster, Mass Fire Department- Lancaster and other communities scramble for ALS coverage after Wood's Ambulance Service pulls ALS truck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts Firefighting Academy- Recruit Class 278 graduates. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Newport, New Hampshire Fire Department- has named Steven J. Yannuzzi as the new Fire Chief.

Orleans, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Tony Pike has announced he will retire in June after 40 years of service.

Ware, Mass Fire Department- Acting Fire Chief Ed Wloch has announced he will retire on December 31st.

West Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- firefighters donate $13,500 to Christmas Is program. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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