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Week of June 17 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Waterford, Maine Firefighter Bruce E. Swett, 55, passed away unexpectedly on June 10th.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Bloomfield Center, CT Tanker 26- 2019 Kenworth/Pierce 1250/3000
Brattleboro, VT Ladder 1- 2019 Pierce Enforcer-Ascendant 1500/500/107' RMA
Cheshire, CT Engine 3- 2018 Pierce Enforcer 1250/750
Middleton, NH Ambulance 1- 2019 Ford E-450/Osage ambulance
Mansfield, MA Engine 33- 2019 Pierce Enforcer 1250/750
Mattapoisett EMS, MA Ambulance- 2019 Ford E-450/Life Line ambulance
Prospect, CT Engine 5- 2019 Pierce Velocity 1250/3000

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Halifax, Mass Fire Department- Engine 1's 2007 E-One Typhoon 1500/750/30F has returned to service after being refurbished.

Hartford, Connecticut Fire Department- an addition to last week's post: the department will be ordering two (2) E-One Typhoon pumpers not 1. So, 2 pumpers, 1 ladder and a heavy rescue.

Litchfield, Maine Fire Department- town meeting approved funds to purchase a new pumper.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Goffstown, New Hampshire Fire Department- has named Deputy Fire Chief Brian Allard as the new Chief of Department.

Manchester, Maine Fire Department- voters approved making the Fire Chief a full-time position.

Raynham, Mass Fire Department- promotes 4 and swears-in new firefighter. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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Week of June 10, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Weymouth, Mass Deputy Chief Francis "Frank" Paul Bevacqua Jr passed away at the age of 81.

Retired New Haven, CT Lieutenant James M. Blakeslee passed away on June 6th.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Maryland Heights, MO Firefighter Chris Moore passed away at home after suffering a medical emergency following a 48-hour shift.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Augusta, ME Engine 3- 2019 Ferrara Inferno 1750/1000
Blackstone, MA Engine 55- 2018 Ford F-450 4x4 250/250
Fall River, MA Ladder 2- 2019 Ferrara Inferno 100' TDA
Plainville, MA Engine 1- 2019 Spartan/Toyne 1750/1000/35A

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Baltic (Sprague, Connecticut) Fire Department- has purchased a 1989 E-One Hurricane 1500/300/95' tower-ladder. It has previously served with the Flanders Fire Department in East Lyme, CT.

Hartford, Connecticut Fire Department- has funding to purchase a new pumper, ladder truck and heavy rescue. The engine will be and E-One Typoon 1250/530/30F and the ladder will be an E-One Cyclone-Metro 100' RMA. The heavy rescue will be built by Marion on a Spartan chassis.

Hopedale, MA Fire Department- has placed into service a 2007 E-One Typhoon 1500/1000/30A/30B as Engine 4. The unit previously served Rochester, NY.

Provincetown, Mass Fire Department- says goodbye to two storm-damaged engines. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Dracut, Mass Fire Department- new fire station temporarily on hold. CLICK FOR ARTICLe.

Hartford, Connecticut Fire Department- will be closing the former headquarters fire station in August. Tac 1 will be relocated to Engine 8's quarters and the District 1 Chief will be quartered at the Public Safety Building.

Hull, Mass Fire Department- department honors fallen Firefighter John Clasby. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

North Attleboro, Mass Fire Department- has selected Christopher Coleman to be the new Fire Chief. He will assume his new duties in September when current Chief Michael Brousseau retires.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- remodeling of the Allen Ave station has been completed. The station has reopened with Ladder 4 & Medcu 4 back in their quarters.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire Fire Department- has selected Captain Todd Germain to be the new permanent Fire Chief.

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U.S. Coast Guard commissions new Fast Response Cutter: (Article courtesy of U.S. Caost Guard)
The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Doyle (WPC-1133) was commissioned into service Saturday during a ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Joseph Doyle is the thirty-third Fast Response Cutter FRC to be commissioned in the Coast Guard and the seventh to be assigned to Sector San Juan and homeported in Puerto Rico.
The Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs) are designed to conduct maritime drug interdiction, alien migrant interdiction, search and rescue, national defense, homeland security, living marine resource protection and other Coast Guard missions. This class of patrol boat is capable of deploying independently to execute Coast Guard missions and prevent potential threats from approaching that nation’s shores and offers vastly improved capabilities over the aging 110-foot Island-class patrol boats it replaces.
Each FRC is named for a Coast Guard hero who distinguished him or herself in the line of duty. The namesake of today’s commissioned cutter is Coast Guard hero Captain Joseph O. Doyle. Doyle was born in 1836. On July 11, 1878, he was appointed keeper of the Charlotte, New York Life Saving Station. During 1878, he achieved two impressive rescues. The first was the wreck of the schooner B.P. Dorr of Chicago, which was discovered September 11, 1878. At 9:30 p.m. the ship stranded about one mile west of Doyle’s station. The vessel was visible by the flare of a strong torch on board despite the rain. With the six men and the women on board, the vessel safely and swiftly was returned to the beach under the steady oar of the keeper. The second rescue in which Doyle showed his great skill and bravery involved the wreck of the schooner Star of Millpoint, Ontario Canada on Oct. 23, 1878. Captain Doyle was awarded the Gold Life Saving Medal for his heroic actions in the conduct of both rescues.




Week of June 3, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Fire Chief Danny Hill passed away on May 27th. He had served with the Washington-Coventry RI Fire Department, Captain with AA Young Fire, and Assistant Chief of the Tropicana VFD in Florida.

Retired Winooski, VT Firefighter George Gamelin passed away at the age of 82.

Retired Hyannis, Mass Captain Tom Kenney passed away after a battle with cancer. Tom was also a member of FEMA Task Force 1 and a well known fire service instructor.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

Boise, ID Firefighter Charles Ruffing, 53, had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder before taking his own life and was found dead at the fire station.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Bristol, CT Tower 1- 2019 Pierce Arrow XT 95' MM Tower
Centerville-Osterville-Marston Mills, MA Ambulance 325- 2019 International/Horton ambulance
Chicopee, MA Med 3- 2015 Chevy G4500/Road Rescue ambulance (ex Demo)
Eastham, MA Forestry 158- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/BFX 100/300/8F
Halifax, MA Brush 54- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/Maxim 300/400/25F
Harwich, MA Ambulance 74- 2018 Ford F-550 4X4/Life Line ambulance
Hebron, CT Ambulance 510- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/AEV ambulance
Norfolk, MA Squad 2- 2019 Ford F-550/Fire 1 250/300
Salem, CT Engine-Tank 121- 2019 Pierce Enforcer 2000/1000
Sturbridge, MA Ambulance 1- 2019 Ford E-450/Horton ambulance
Tuftonboro, NH Engine 2- 2019 Spartan Gladiator/Toyne 1500/2000/30F (pending)
Windsor, ME Brush 5- 2018 Ford F-550/Fouts Brush Truck
Woburn, MA Rescue 1- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/Horton ambulance

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Andover, Mass Fire Department- Ladder 1's new Pierce rear-mount ladder truck has been completed at the factory. Delivery will take place after outfitting at the local dealer.

Bow, New Hampshire Fire Department- has placed an order with Rosenbauer for a rescue pumper on a Commander chassis with a Hale 1500 GPM pump, 1500 gallon water tank and a 30 gallon Class A foam cell. Delivery expected in the summer of 2020.

Lakeville, Mass Fire Department- town meeting approved funds to purchase a new pumper.

Mansfield, Mass Fire Department- Pierce has completed construction of Engine 33's new pumper. Delivery will take place after outfitting at the local dealer.

Morristown, Vermont- ambulance needs repair or replacement. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Orange, Mass Fire Department- Pierce has completed construction on the new Enforcer PUC pumper. Delivery will take place after outfitting at the local dealer.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire Fire Department- new fireboat ready for the summer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Sandwich, Mass Fire Department- places former Dalton rescue truck into service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Smithfield, Rhode Island Fire Department- has ordered a new ambulance built on a Ford chassis. Manufacturer is said to be Life Line, but that has not been confirmed yet.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Marion, Mass Fire Department- fallen firefighter to get memorial. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Pepperell, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Brian Borneman as new Fire Chief.

Rockport, Maine- renews EMS contract with Norteast Mobile Health. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Stowe, Vermont- fire districts merged. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Swanzey, New Hampshire Fire Department- plans move forward for new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Tiverton, Rhode Island Fire Department- retired Smithfield Fire Chief Joseph P. Mollo III has been appointed as the new fire chief.

Watertown, Connecticut Fire Department- celebrates 125 years. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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Week of May 27, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Waterbury, CT Retired Firefighter Russ R. Rosselli, 71, passed away on May 22nd.

Retired Boston Firefighter James Carter Jr passed away at the age of 70. Firefighter Carter had worked on Engine 3 and was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Avon, MA Ambulane 1- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance
Becket, MA Rescue 6- 2018 Ford F-550/Dependable Emergency Vehicles 4x4 1000/300/20A
Burlington, VT Tower 1- 2019 E-One 100' RM Tower
Cranston, RI Rescue 1- 2019 Dodge Ram 4500/Frazer ambulance
East Litchfield, CT Engine 25- 2018 Ford F-550/Toyne 1000/300
Hanover, NH Ambulance 1- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line ambulance
Johnston, RI Rescue 1- 2019 Ford F-550/PL Custom 4x4 ambulance
Ludlow, MA Forestry 2- 2017 Ford F-450/Dept 4x4 125/300/5F
Sharon, MA Engine 2- 2019 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750/20A/30B
Sheffield, MA Engine 1- 2019 Pierce Enforcer 1500/1000
Stockbridge, MA Engine 5- 2018 Interntional/KME 1500/1800
Swampscott, MA Engine 21- 2019 Seagrave Marauder 1750/650/30F
West Ossipee, NH Engine 2- 2019 Dodge Ram 5500/HME Ahrens Fox Mini-EVO 1500/400/15F

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Carolina Fire Department (Richmond, Rhode Island)- recently placed into service a 1993 International/E-One 1250/750 as Engine 617.

Hianloland Fire (West Greenwich, Rhode Island)- ecently placed into service a 2003 HME/Ferrara 1250/1000/30F CAFS. Designated Engine 20, it had previously served the Hope Fire Company in Northern Cambria, PA.

Lisbon, Maine Fire Department- has awarded the contract for a new pumper to Pierce. Built on an Enforcer chassis, the new Engine 7 will feature a 1500 GPM pump, 1000 gallon water tank, CAFS foam system and will be of stainless steel construction.

Oak Bluffs, Mass Fire Department- Rescue 561's 2001 Kenworth/American Fire Rescue heavy rescue has returned to service after being refurbished by Specialty Vehicles.

Richmond, Mass Fire Department- has placed a 1994 Humvee 4X4 w/ 125 GPM pump and 300 gallon water tank in service as Truck 4.

Tyringham, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 1989 International/JC Moore 250/2000 tanker. The unit had previously served the Chafee Sardinia Volunteer Fire Department in New York and has been designated Tanker 5.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Dover, New Hampshire Fire Department- Fire Chief Eric Hagman will retire at the end of June after 30+ years of service.

Plainville, Mass Fire Department- the new public safety building has opened located at 194 South Street. The former fire station and annex building are now closed.

South Portland, Maine Fire Department- weighs borrowing funds to replace fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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Week of May 20, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Jaffrey, NH Firefighter/EMT Cara Campbell passed away on May 19th.

Retired Wethersfield, CT Firefighter Gordon W. (Rod) Harris passed away on May 20th at the age of 95. He was also a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps in World War II and then the United States Air Force.

Retired Keene, NH Fire Chief Bradley B. Payne passed away.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Willow Street Fire Company Volunteer Firefighter William N. Franck, 81, passed away after suffering a stroke while working a scene on May 19th.

LODD- Plantation, FL Volunteer Lieutenant Barry Boulton, 67, passed away after suffering a medical emergency following a training drill.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Dalton, MA Ambulance D5- 2019 Ford E-450/Life Line ambulance
Norwalk, CT Engine 1- 2018 Pierce Enforcer 1250/700
Plainville, MA Squad 1- 2019 Ford F-550/Wildfire 4X4 200/400
Sheldon, VT Engine 1- 2019 E-One Typhoon 1500/1000/30F
Sterling, CT Tower 267- 2019 Sutphen 75' MM Tower
Suffield, CT Rescue 1- 2019 E-One Quest heavy rescue
Uxbridge, MA Forestry 1- 2018 Ford F-550/CET 4x4 250/300/10F
West Boylston, MA Engine 3- 2019 E-One Typhoon EMax 1500/750/30F
Windsor, MA Engine 2- 2018 Spartan/Toyne 1250/1000/25A

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Gilford, New Hampshire Fire Department- dedicates new fire boat. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Hianloland Fire Co (West Greenwich, RI)- has purchased a 2003 pumper from the Hope Fire Co in Northern Cambria, PA. No other info on the truck at this time.

Marblehead, Mass Fire Department- has acquired a 1996 Pierce Saber 1250/750 that will be utilized as a spare. The rig previously served in Hamilton and will replace a 1997 KME quint that has been permanently removed from service.

Onset, Mass Fire District- funds were approved to purchase a new pumper and refurb their 2002 Smeal.

Pembroke, New Hampshire Fire Department- has placed an order with Seagrave for a new pumper. It will feature a 1500 GPM pump and 1500 gallon water tank. It will replace Engine 2's Pierce, which has already been sold. Delivery is expected to be spring of 2020.

Reading, Mass Fire Department- funds have been approved at town meeting to purchase a new pumper to replace Engine 4's 2001 American LaFrance.

Rutland City, Vermont Fire Department- has placed an order with Ferrara for a 100’ Mid-Mount Tower. Delivery Expected in January 2020.

Suffield, Connecticut Fire Department- E-One has completed construction on the department's new pumper and new 110' ladder truck. Delivery is expected in the coming weeks after outfitting. The E-One Quest heavy rescue has already been delivered.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Bozrah, Connecticut Fire Department- has added two paid per-diem firefighters during the day time hours.

Frenchville, Maine Fire Department- receives grant for new equipment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Mattapoisett, Mass Fire Department- May town meeting approves funds to build new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Onset, Mass Fire District- funds were approved that will go towards the new fire station.

Peabody, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Steven Pasdon has retired after 30 years of service. Chief Pasdon will stay on to assist with the budget as they select a new chief.

Rowley, Mass Fire Department- a dedication and open house for the new fire station is scheduled for Saturday June 22nd. The address is 475 Haverhill Street and the event is open to the public.

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Week of May 13, 2019
NOTICE: Sorry, I accidently overwrote the news page with the Spotlight page. I rebuilt the May news the best I could with all current updates. Again, my apologies.

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Appleton, WI Firefighter Mitch Lundgaard, 47, was shot and killed while working at a medical emergency call.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Brooklin, ME Engine 1- 2019 International 4400/Pierce 1250/1000/30F
Cambridge, MA Engine 5- 2019 Pierce Enforcer 1250/500
Holliston, MA Rescue 1- 2019 Spartan Metrostar/Marion heavy rescue
Hubbardston, MA Engine 1- 2019 KME Panther 1500/1000/30A
Hudson, MA Engine 5- 2019 E-One Typhoon 1500/1000/30B
Huntington, MA Rescue 3- 2019 Ford F-350/Springfield Auto & Truck light rescue
Marlborough, CT Ambulance 517- 2019 Ford F-550/Horton ambulance
Nottingham, NH Engine 3- 2019 HME Ahrens Fox 2000/3000
Pawcatuck (Stonington, CT) T-42- 2019 E One Typhoon Pumper 1500/750
Rutland, MA Ambulance 2- 2019 Dodge Ram/PL Custom ambulance
Spofford, NH Tanker 1- 2019 Ferrara Cinder 1500/2500
Waterboro, ME Rescue 2- 2019 Ford F-550/PL Custom ambulance
Wolcott, CT Ambulance 166-4- 2019 Ford F-450/Life Line Type I ambulance

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Andover, Mass Fire Department- town meeting approved funds to purchase a new ladder that will replace the KME mid-mount tower.

Berlin, Mass Fire Department- voters approve funds to get new pumper/tanker. It will replace Engine 2.

Mashpee, Mass Fire Department- town meeting approved funds to purchase a new tanker.

Norwood, Mass Fire Department- town meeting approved funds to purchase a new pumper.

Palmer, Mass Fire Dist #1- has placed an order with Smeal for a pumper built on a Sirius chassis. It will feature a 1500 GPM pump, 1000 gallons of water and 20 gallon foam tank.

Rowley, Mass Fire Department- voters approve funds to purchase a pumper that will replace Engine 4.

Rutland, Vermont Fire Department- tower-ladder permanently out of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Wakefield, Mass Fire Department- town meeting approved $700,000 to purchase a new pumper to replace Engine 4, the 1996 Seagrave. As it stands now the new pump will be assigned to Engine 2 at the Greenwood station, with the current Engine 2 - 2000 Seagrave - becoming reserve Engine 4.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Adams, Mass Fire Department- voters turn down request to turn fire chief's job into full time position. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Attleboro, Mass Fire Department- moves dispatch from South Attleboro Station to Headquarters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Fort Fairfield, Maine- Presque Isle Fire began providing ambulance service to the town starting May 1st.

Greenwich, Connecticut Fire Department- voters turn down request for funds for a fire station feasablity study.

Greenwood, Maine Fire Department- has appointed Ken Cole as Interim Fire Chief.

Hampton, New Hampshire Fire Department- Justin Cutting has been sworn in as Deputy Fire Chief.

Litchfield, New Hampshire Fire Department- has opened their new fire station located at 10 Liberty Way.

Mattapoisett, Mass Fire Department- town meeting approves new fire station. Will require a 2nd vote for further funding at May town meeting. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Milton, Mass Fire Department- to hold meetings on replacing all three fire stations. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Britain, Connecticut Fire Department- working to upgrade aging fire stations. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Northborough, Mass Fire Department- voters approved funds for a new fire station.

Old Orchard Beach, Maine Fire Department- has named Sherman Lahaie as Interim Fire Chief.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- has done away with using the "30's" number system that had been recently implemented. As an example, Engine 31 has returned to being designated Engine 1.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- reopens North Deering Fire Station after repairs from 2017 fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Raynham, Mass Fire Department- Deputy Chief Bryan LaCivita has been named as the new Fire Chief.

Rochester, Mass Fire Department- swears in first full-time fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rutland Town, Vermont Fire Department- has appointed Christopher Clark as the new Fire Chief.

Shelburne, Vermont Fire Department- works on building new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Southington, Connecticut Fire Department- two additional firefighter positions approved. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Stockbridge, Mass Fire Department- has named Vincent J. Garofoli as the new Fire Chief.

Stoneham, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter Dave Eastman has been promoted to the rank of captain.

TF Green Airport, RI Fire Department- fire truck out of service after test failure. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Torrington, Connecticut Fire Department- Firefighter returning after military deployment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Wakefield, Mass Fire Department- town meeting approved a new Deputy Chief's position. This will be a civil service position and it is expected to be filled on or about January 1, 2020.

Waltham, Mass Fire Department- city council approves new Moody Street Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Westfield, Mass Fire Department- Acting Fire Chief Patrick Egloff has been selected to be the permanent Fire Chief.

Wilmington, Mass Fire Department- voters approved funding to hire eight (8) additional firefighters.

Worcester, Mass Fire Department- new mural in fire station honors fallen firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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Week of May 6, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

New Haven, CT Firefighter George Browne passed away at the age of 46 on April 26th.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Abington, MA Engine 4- 2019 Ferrara Cinder MVP 1500/750/20A
Hudson, MA Engine 5- 2019 E-One Typhoon 1500/1000/30B
Waterboro, ME Rescue 2- 2019 Ford F-550/PL Custom ambulance

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Berlin, Mass Fire Department- voters approve funds to get new pumper/tanker. It will replace Engine 2.

Elmore, Vermont Fire Department- voters approved funds to purchase a new pumper.

Rowley, Mass Fire Department- voters approve funds to purchase a pumper that will replace Engine 4.

Rutland, Vermont Fire Department- tower-ladder permanently out of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

TF Green Airport, RI Fire Department- fire truck out of service after test failure. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- has purchased Westerly's former Ladder 1, a 1994 Spartan/Duplex/LTI 100' RMA. It will be placed into service as Ladder 1.

Worcester, Mass Fire Department- currently has in production a new E-One pumper for Engine 16 and a new E-One Metro ladder truck for Ladder 1.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY
The City of South Portland is seeking a full-time Fire Mechanic. The Fire Mechanic is a non-exempt, non-union position, working 40 hours per week. The position is responsible for the maintenance, diagnosis and repair of the Fire Department�s vast fleet, including; pumpers, foam units, aerial ladders, ambulances, SUVs, Pickups and a variety of small equipment. Position also requires managing and maintaining effective preventive maintenance programs, safety program(s), parts inventory, fleet maintenance software. The selected candidate will work under the supervision of the Deputy Fire Chief of Logistics and will work out of the new state-of-the-art Municipal Services Facility on Highland Avenue.

Graduation from high school or GED, and two (2) years post-secondary technical education in an appropriate field, with two (2) years of progressive experience, or three (3) years of progressive experience in vehicle and heavy equipment repair. A valid State of Maine Class B commercial driver�s license is required upon hire. State of Maine Motor Vehicle inspection license to include A, D, E and T classifications are required, along with electric and acetylene welding experience. Preference will be given to applicants with EVT Certification. Incumbents without current EVT certification for Fire Apparatus and Ambulances will be required to obtain EVT certification within 1 year of hire. The Fire Mechanic shall be proficient with computerized maintenance software used by the Department and oversee entry into this system. Must be able to establish positive working relationships and demonstrate superior knowledge of, and adherence to, safety programs. The Fire Mechanic II must possess their own tools to adequately perform work on the Fire Department Fleet.

Come be our fire mechanic! Get your applications at the South Portland City Hall or click the link below!
https://www.southportland.org/departments/human-resources/job-opportunities/
Or send a cover letter and resume to the following email. apply@southportland.org


Attleboro, Mass Fire Department- moves dispatch from South Attleboro Station to Headquarters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Fort Fairfield, Maine- Presque Isle Fire began providing ambulance service to the town starting May 1st.

Hampton, New Hampshire Fire Department- Justin Cutting has been sworn in as Deputy Fire Chief.

Hudson, Mass Fire Department- voters approve funding to increase staffing to 7 firefighters per shift.

Litchfield, New Hampshire Fire Department- has opened their new fire station located at 10 Liberty Way.

Milton, Mass Fire Department- to hold meetings on replacing all three fire stations. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- reopens North Deering Fire Station after repairs from 2017 fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Raynham, Mass Fire Department- Deputy Chief Bryan LaCivita has been named as the new Fire Chief.

Rutland Town, Vermont Fire Department- has appointed Christopher Clark as the new Fire Chief.

Shelburne, Vermont Fire Department- works on building new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Stockbridge, Mass Fire Department- has named Vincent J. Garofoli as the new Fire Chief.

Westfield, Mass Fire Department- Acting Fire Chief Patrick Egloff has been selected to be the permanent Fire Chief.

Wilmington, Mass Fire Department- voters approved funding to hire eight (8) additional firefighters.

Worcester, Mass Fire Department- new mural in fire station honors fallen firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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University of Maine students build "station" for antique fire engine. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




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