o90

NORTHEAST FIRENEWS
CURRENT NEWS

DISCLAIMER:
All of the news found in this section is believed to be accurate until notified otherwise. Unless the person sending in the information is a chief, purchasing agent, or sales representative from the dealer, there is no way for me to verify each individual piece of information. If you read any information in which you believe is inaccurate, please email me.
SUBMITTING NEWS:
Before sending in apparatus order information: Please verify that it is true and correct. While I know everyone has the best of intentions and mean well, posting order information that is not true can be detrimental. Many chief officers and apparatus dealers read this site and posting an order that has not actually been placed can cause hard feelings and tension between a department, the town, and the sales people. So, please make sure your information is accurate before submitting it. Thank you.

CLICK FOR EMAIL



Week of August 21, 2017

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Captain John White of the North Attleboro, MA Fire Department passed away. His death is being considered a line of duty death.

Former China, ME Volunteer Fire Chief George Studley, 73, was killed in an automobile accident.

Retired Brockton, MA Captain Vincent P. Gruntmeyer passed away at the age of 73.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Barre, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 1999 E-One Cyclone 100' RMA. It previously served in Evergreen Park, IL.

Bristol, Rhode Island Fire Department- has placed an order for a Spartan pumper to replace Engine 3.

Melrose, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2017 Ford Expedition for Car 2 (Shift Commander).

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Nashua, New Hampshire Fire Department- The renovation/expansion project for Station 3 has started and is expected to last about 6 months. Included in the project is a third bay will be added with second floor above. Expanded living quarters above the new bay will include a PT room, training/study room, laundry room, new bathrooms. Gear storage rooms will be added in apparatus areas, extractor will be installed, kitchen, office, and crew quarters in floor 1 will be completely overhauled. The station will remain open during renovation/expansion.

Western Coventry, Rhode Island Fire District- has appointed longtime firefighter James Cady as the department's first full-time fire chief.

Westport, Connecticut Fire Department- has sworn in five new firefighters- Francis Oldham, Joshua Taylor, Andrew Ponticiello, Vincent DelVecchio and Robert Wargo.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

Denis Leary Firefighters Foundation donates vehicle to Bridgeport, CT Fire Department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of August 14, 2017

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Active Duty Boston Firefighter Joseph G. Welch passed away.

Vermont State Trooper passes away after battle with brain cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

FDNY loses father and son to 9/11 related cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Boston Engine 28- 2017 E-One Typhoon 1250/560/30F
Boston Engine 37- 2017 E-One Typhoon 1250/560/30F
Bridgeport, CT Ladder 10- 2017 Pierce Ascendant 107' RMA
Concord, MA Engine 4- 2017 E-One Typhoon 1250/510/20A
Fairfield, CT Engine 2- 2017 Spartan/Marion 1500/500
Misquamicut (Westerly, RI) Engine 202- 2017 Ferrara Cinder 1500/750/40B

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Concord, New Hampshire Fire Department- the new Pierce pumper for Engine 7 has been completed and is expected to be delivered soon.

Hanson, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $189,524 for a Brush Truck.

New London, New Hampshire Fire Department- has on order an E-One pumper/tanker.

Warner, New Hampshire Fire Department- has on order a Pierce pumper to replace their Spartan/Valley pumper.

West Dummerston, Vermont Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $76,096 for a Brush Truck.

Windsor, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $292,858 for a Pumper Truck.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Bozrah, Connecticut Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $19,524 for a Chest Compression (CPR) Device.

Bradford, Vermont Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $113,694 for Firefighter Breathing Apparatus.

Brookline, New Hampshire Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $134,400 for Firefighter Breathing Apparatus.

Colrain, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $148,000 for 15 – Firefighter Breathing Apparatus and 22 sets of Protective Turnout Gear.

Dunstable, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $10,286 for 2 – Pulse Oximeters.

Franklin, Vermont Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $50,186 for Firefighter Breathing Apparatus and a Thermal Imaging Camera.

Grand Isle, Vermont Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $80,000 for 12 - Breathing Apparatus.

Lempster, New Hampshire Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $42,858 for Vehicle Extrication Equipment.

Methuen, Mass Fire Department- Richard Aziz II has been promoted to Deputy Chief.

North Hampton, New Hampshire Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $123,665 for 18 - Breathing Apparatus and a PPE Washer/Dryer.

Orange, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $47,620 for Vehicle Extrication Equipment.

Plymouth, Maine Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $172,006 for 10 – Breathing Apparatus, 22 – Sets of PPE, RIT Pack, Thermal Imaging Camera, PPE Washer/Dryer, Mobile Generator, Vehicle Extrication Equipment, Accountability System and Nozzles.

Stamford, Vermont Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $14,191 for an Air Refill Station.

West Dummerston, Vermont Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $40,000 for 3 – Thermal Imaging Cameras.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST




Week of August 7, 2017

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Bellingham, MA Firefighter Alfred F. Richard passed away at the age of 85.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Montana Wildland Firefighter Brent Witham was killed at a wildfire when a tree fell on him.

LODD- Silsbee, TX Assistant Chief Jay Hinkie was killed after being struck by a vehicle at an accident scene.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Beecher Falls, VT Engine 3- 2017 HME Ahrens Fox
Canaan Ambulance, NH Ambulance 2- 2017 Ford/Osage ambulance
Fall River, MA Engine 6- 2017 Ferrara Ignitor 1500/750/75A
Maynard, MA Ladder 1- 2017 E-One Cyclone II 1250/500/100' RMA
Plainville, MA Tower 1- 2017 Spartan 100' RM Twr

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Groveland, Mass Fire Department- has named Kurt Ruchala as the department's first Assistant Chief.

Hallowell, Maine Fire Department- donations continue to grow for new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Hudston, New Hampshire Fire Department- company chosen to build new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

Cataldo Ambulance of Massachusetts has purchased Lyons Ambulance Service, also of Massachusetts.

The U.S. Coast Guard has unveiled list of the first 11 names of a new class of cutter. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Saying goodbye to the Lonsdale, RI Fire Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Coast Guard honors New Britain, CT Firefighter battling cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of July 31, 2017

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Peabody, MA Active Duty Firefighter Dan Pimenta was killed after being struck while riding his bike.

Active Duty Captain Gregory Clements of the Falmouth, MA Fire Department passed away suddenly and unexpectedly.

Retired Peterborough, NH Deputy Chief Ronald G. Stickney passed away.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Detroit MI Firefighter Kevin Ramsey, 50, passed away from a heart attack after fighting 2 fires in the same day.

Retired Perth Amboy firefighter Richard Leonard has died from complications of toxic smoke he inhaled in 1993. He death was deemed to be a Line of Duty Death.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Andover, MA Engine 2 - 2017 Pierce Enforcer 1500/750/30B
Cheshire, CT Truck 1- 2017 Pierce 105' RMA
Fall River, MA Rescue 4- 2017 Ford F-550/Horton 4x4 ambulance
Raynham, MA Ambulance 1- 2017 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Rocky Hill, CT Rescue 3- 2017 Spartan/SVI heavy rescue
Woonsocket, RI Engine 2- 2017 Spartan ERV 1500/750
York, ME Engine 6- 2017 Pierce Velocity 1500/2500

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Barrington, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $227,273 for a Firefighter Rehab Vehicle (to be shared with 10 communities).

Holden, Mass Fire Department- Tower 1's 1998 Sutphen 1500/750 100’ MMA Tower has returned to service after being refurbished.

Medway, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 2017 Ford F-350 as Squad 5.

Millbury, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 2004 Ford F-350 as Forestry 2. The unit previously served with FEMA.

Sturbridge, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 2005 E-One Cyclone II 2000/300 95’ MMA. It has been designated Tower 1.

West Hartford, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $200,000 for an Ambulance.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Albion, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $20,457 for a Firefighter Accountability System, which is part of a Regional Grant to be shared by 6 departments.

Anson, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $162,381 for 20 - Breathing Apparatus and an Air Compressor – Air Refill System.

Chelsea, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $1,401,944 to hire 8 new firefighters.

Dennis, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $1,389,453 to hire 8 new firefighters.

Exeter, Rhode Island Fire Department– has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $80,953 for Hose.

Foxborough, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $740,629 to hire 4 new firefighters.

Greenwich, Connecticut Fire Department- 5 new recruits sworn in. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Groton Ambulance, Connecticut– has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $67,044 for 2 – Chest Compression (CPR) Devices and a Diesel Exhaust System.

Hanover, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $712,427 to hire 4 new firefighters.

Harwich, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter Ryan Edwards has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.

Highland Ambulance, Goshen, Mass– has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $192,728 for a Regional Project to Purchase 10 - Automatic Chest Compression Devices.

Kingston, Rhode Island– has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of 168, 100 to implement a Recruitment and Retention Program for Volunteer Firefighters.

Lebanon, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $369,741 to hire 2 new firefighters.

Lowell, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $610,374 to hire 4 new firefighters.

Medway, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $741,443 to hire 4 new firefighters.

Newton, Mass Fire Department- has opened their new firehouse located at 31 Willow Street on Monday, July 31, 2017. It is the 3rd firehouse to be located at this location and will house Engine 3 and Rescue 1 along with the Deputy Chiefs.

North Kingstown, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $1,540,258 to hire 9 new firefighters.

Oakham, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $83,334 for 14 - Breathing Apparatus.

Oxford, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $234,742 to hire 2 new firefighters.

Pawtucket, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $2,448,938 to hire 13 new firefighters.

Princeton, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $220,000 for 22 - Breathing Apparatus, Accountability System, Rapid Intervention Pack and an Air Compressor – Refill System.

Prudence Island, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $42,906 for a Cardiac Monitor.

Raynham, Mass Fire Department- Deputy Chief Dennis Murphy has retired after 49 years of service.

Revere, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $84,637 for an Emergency Vehicle Operator Training.

Salem, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $1,587,388 to hire 8 new firefighters.

South Fire District (Middletown, Conn)- Fire Chief Robert Ross has retired after more than 35 years of service.

Stoughton, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $1,332,148 to hire 8 new firefighters.

Spencer, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $469,271 to hire 4 new firefighters.

Sturbridge, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $820,260 to hire 4 new firefighters.

West Springfield, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $1,252,790 to hire 8 new firefighters.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

Wilton, CT Fire Department honors 10 year old with cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of July 24, 2017

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Bennington Rural, VT Engine 2- 2017 Spartan/Marion
Moultonboro, NH Tanker- 2017 International/HME 2000/3000
New Hampshire Fire Academy Engine 3- 2017 HME Ahrens Fox
Willington, CT Engine-Tank 113- 2017 Spartan Gladiator 1500/2000/CAFS

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Waterbury, Vermont Fire Department- has acquired a 2000 KME 2000/500/95' mid-mount tower from East Norwich, NY. Designated Tower 1, it replaces the Pierce/Sutphen tower.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Danbury, Connecticut Fire Department- Lieutenant Albert Mion has retired after 34 years of service.

Framingham, Mass Fire Department- plans for new Saxonville Fire Station unveiled. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Holyoke, Mass Fire Department- Engine 2 has been permanently "browned out" due to budget shortfalls. The 2014 KME Predator Panther 1500/750 has been reassigned to Engine 6.

Madison, New Hampshire Fire Department- has appointed Assistant Fire Chief Richard Clark as the new Fire Chief.

Rockland, Maine Fire Department- has appointed Max Negley as their newest Firefighter.

Rye, New Hampshire Fire Department- retiring Concord, Mass Fire Chief Mark Cotreau has been selected to be the new Fire Chief in Rye.

Wareham, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Robert McDuffy announced he will retire on September 8th.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

Two antique engines return home to Cape and Martha's Vineyard departments. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




HOME - EMAIL