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Week of December 11, 2017

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Brimfield, MA Tanker 1- 2017 Freightliner/Spartan/C&S 1250/3000
Central Falls, RI Engine 1- 2017 E-One Typhoon 1500/750/30F
Nantucket, RI Ambulance 2- 2017 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance
Wayland, MA Ladder 1- 2017 Pierce Enforcer 1500/500/105' RMA

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Brattleboro, Vermont Fire Department- mulls over need for new ladder truck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Leicester, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 2006 Spartan 95' Aerialscope designated Tower 53. It previously served at a department in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Otis, Mass Fire Department- Rescue 1's 2013 International/KME rescue was severly damaged in an MVA while responding to Sandisfield to help with a structure fire. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Claremont, New Hampshire Fire Department- Fire Chief Richard Bergeron has announced he will retired at the end of December after 40 years of service.

Ipswich, Mass Fire Department- has named retired Chelmsford Fire Chief Jack Parow as Interim Fire Chief.

Lebanon, Maine Fire/EMS- announce promotions. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

JOB POSTING:
The East Thompson (CT) Volunteer Fire Department is currently seeking applications for part-time paid medical technicians to staff the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP). The East Thompson Volunteer Fire Department has been providing fire/rescue/EMS services to the TSMP (formerly known as the Thompson International Speedway) for over 35 years. The TSMP opened a 1.7-mile road course which will be operating at the speedway grounds approximately 160 days of the year (May thru November). These positions for paid medical technicians ONLY apply for road course events, track rentals and racing schools.
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Week of December 4, 2017

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

LODD- New Bedford, MA Firefighter Robert Lavallee passed away from occupational cancer.

LODD- Montgomery, MA Fire Chief Stephen Frye, 59, died after collapsing at a house fire on December 5th.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- East Herkimer, NY Volunteer Robert A. Fitch, 60, passed away after suffing a medical emergency following a tech rescue call.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Boston Engine 22- 2015 KME Severe Service 1500/750/30F
Essex, MA Squad 1- 2017 Ford F/CET 300/300
Greenwich, CT Truck 1- 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 95' MM Twr
Northwood, NH Rescue 1- 2017 International/Valley/Northeastern 1500/500
Shirley, MA Engine 4- 2017 Pierce 1500/2500
Swansea, MA Engine 4- 2017 E-One Cyclone 1500/550/30F
Westport, MA Rescue 2- 2017 Dodge Ram/Horton ambulance

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Brattleboro, VT Fire Department- has placed a 1993 Pierce 105’ RMA in service as Ladder 1. The rig has previously served in Sharon, MA. The Duplex/Pierce has been disposed of.

Dudley, Mass Fire Department- has on order a Ford F-450/Medix ambulance. This will replace the unit that was totalled in an earlier MVA.

Ellsworth, Maine Fire Department- returns donated fire truck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Gray, Maine Fire Department- looks to purchase new ladder truck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Ipswich, Mass Fire Department- has on order two (2) E-One pumpers that will replace Engine 2 and Engine 4.

Manchester By The Sea, Mass Fire Department- has on order a Ford F-550/HME 1500/400 mini-pumper. It will replace Engine 2 (Pierce Quantum) and the Ford forestry truck. The new rig will be designated Squad 1.

Newbury, Mass Fire Department- funds have been approved for a new pumper and rear-mount ladder (straight ladder with no pump). The pumper will go to the Byfield station replacing Engine 3. The ladder will go to the Newbury station, where in turn, the current ladder (ex Brookline Pierce quint) will be moved to the Byfield station. The current Ladder 1 Smeal will then be disposed of.

Revere, Mass Fire Department- funds have been approved to place and order with KME for a new 100' tractor drawn aerial.

Rockport, Mass Fire Department- has a new Sutphen pumper on order.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Bellows Falls, Vermont Fire Department- has hired Call Deputy Chief Shaun McGinnis as the full-time Fire Chief.

Central Coventry, Rhode Island Fire Department- repairs to station after mishap with fire truck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Nashua, New Hampshire Fire Department- has appointed Assistant Fire Chief Brian Rhodes as the new Fire Chief.

Winthrop, Maine Fire Department- new station expected to open in May. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

Interesting article on Firefighters and the risks of cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of November 27, 2017

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Active Duty Methuen, Mass Firefighter Patrick MacKallagat passed away suddenly at the age of 37.

Former Fitzwilliam, NH Firefighter David A. Raitto passed away at the age of 62.

Retired Lawrence, MA Firefighter Charles P. Donovan passed away on November 20th.

Glenburn, ME Assistant Chief Steve McQuarrie has passed away.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

East Bridgewater, MA Engine 1- 2017 E-One Typhoon 1500/750/30F
Randolph, MA Ambulance 3- 2017 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance
Walpole, MA Ambulance 1- 2017 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance
Warren, RI Rescue 1- 2017 Ford F-550/Lifeline ambulance
Weymouth, MA Engine 1- 2017 Pierce Enforcer 1500/750/30F

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Corinth, Maine Fire Department- has placed into service a 2008 Chevy/Lifeline ambulance as Ambulance 209. This unit previously served Yarmouth, Mass.

Glover, VT Fire Department- has acquired a 1997 Pierce 1250/750 four wheel drive engine from the Chicora, PA Fire Department.

Hartford County, CT Fire School- has acquired the 1997 KME 1500/500 pumper that had recently been retired by the Connecticut Fire Academy.

Middlefield, Connecticut Fire Department- has placed into service a 2017 Ford F-350/Reading as Utility 7.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Concord, Mass Fire Department- Interim Fire Chief Tom Judge has been named as the permanent Fire Chief.

Westport, Connecticut Fire Department- consultants recommend upgrades. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

New Britain, CT Firefighter and Coast Guard veteran Scott Johnson to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of November 20, 2017

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Boston Firefighter Leo J. Scanlon, 74, passed away on November 12th.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Bath, ME Rescue 5- 2017 Ford E/Wheeled Coach ambulance
Boston Ladder 15- 2017 E-One Cyclone Metro 100' RMA
Boston Ladder 26- 2017 E-One Cyclone Metro 100' RMA
Boston Ladder 28- 2017 E-One Cyclone Metro 100' RMA
Boston EMS Ambulance 6- 2017 Ford F-450/Braun ambulance
Bow, NH Tanker 1- 2017 Peterbilt/HME 1500/3000
Fairfield, CT Engine 1- 2017 Sutphen Monarch 1500/500/75F/75' MMA
Manchester, NH Engine 6- 2017 E-One Typhoon 2000/750
Meriden, CT Engine 2- 2017 Spartan/Smeal 1500/500
Milton, NH Ambulance 2- 2017 Ford F-550//Osage ambulance
Woolwich, ME Engine 2- 2017 Freightliner/Ferrara 1250/1000

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Burlington, Vermont Fire Department- has placed an order with E-One for 3 vehicles: 1 Tower-Ladder, 1 pumper for Engine 5, and a Mask Service Unit.

Hadley, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 1989 GMC/1990 Landall 4X4 rescue. It had previously served in Ware, Mass and at Westover Air Force Base. Hadley also has put into service a 2010 AM General 250/1250/7F tanker.

Meriden, Connecticut Fire Department- has placed an order with Sutphen for a new 75' mid-mount ladder truck with 1500 GPM pump and 500 gallon water tank.

Sutton, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 1986 AM General/CET 6x6 300/1000/10A as Forestry 4. Sutton also converted Forestry 1's 2008 Ford F-350 into a light rescue, designated Rescue 2.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Biddeford, Maine Fire Department- Future of Hills Beach Fire Station to be determined. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Narragansett, Rhode Island Fire Department- has received two State Homeland Security grants totaling $44,012. The funds will be utilized to fund a full-scale active shooter exercise, a position within Narragansett's Emergency Management Agency and the purchase of a trailer, which will be used as a point of distribution for the town's Medical Emergency Distribution System.

Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- welcomes 83 new firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

South Fire District (Middletown, Conn)- Michael J. Howley was sworn in this afternoon as Chief of the South District Fire Department in Middletown, CT. Howley had been serving as Interim Chief of the Department since Chief Robert Ross retired at the end of July. Chief Howley began his career with South Fire District as a volunteer fire fighter. Later he was appointed to the career force and rose through the ranks. For the last few years he was the Department Training Officer with the rank of Captain. As Chief he will oversee a firefighting force of 34 career officers and firefighters.

West Bridgewater, Mass Fire Department- has named Deputy Fire Chief Kenneth May as the new Fire Chief. He will assume his new position after current Fire Chief Len Hunt retires on January 1st.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

Augusta, Maine's first motorized fire truck returns home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of November 13, 2017

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Greenfield, IN Firefighter Scott Compton, 55, passed away from a heart attack after working at a fire scene.

LODD- Cannelburg, IN Vol Firefighter Colby Blake, 26, was killed while working a motor vehicle crash. He was reportedly struck by a vehicle operated by another volunteer firefighter responding to the same incident. It was also reported that the firefighter that struck him was under the influence.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Belfast, ME Engine– 2017 Freightliner M2-106/Metalfab 1250/1200
Burlington, VT Engine 1- 2017 E-One Typhoon 1500/750
Burlington, VT Engine 2- 2017 E-One 1500/400/75’ RMA
Chelsea, MA Ladder 2- 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 105' RMA
Chelsea, MA Rescue 1- 2017 Pierce Saber heavy rescue
Sharon, MA Ladder 1- 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 105' RMA
Washington, ME Engine 1– 2017 Freightliner M2-106/Metalfab 1250/1000

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Bristol, Connecticut Fire Department- has on order a 2018 Pierce Enforcer. It will replace Engine 4's 1997 Pierce Lance.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Burlington, Mass Fire Department- Station 2 ready to be demolished to make way for new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Danbury, Connecticut Fire Department- has appointed Joe Halas as the new Deputy Fire Chief.

Dedham, Mass Fire Department- town meeting approves funds for new public safety building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST




Week of November 6, 2017

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Watertown, MA Fire Chief Mario Orangio passed away from cancer at the age of 51.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Brasher-Winthrop, NY Firefighter David E. Carr, 62, passed away from a medical emergency after working a large fire.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Cambridge, MA Rescue 2- 2017 Ford F-450/Road Rescue ambulance (for events/major incidents)
Gardner Lake (Salem, CT) Tanker 127- 2017 Mack Granite/KME 3000 gal
Georgetown, ME Engine 1- 2017 Freightliner M2-106/E-One 1250/2000
Harwinton Westside, CT Engine 12- 2017 Pierce
Lebanon, CT Ambulance 506- 2017 Ford E-450/Life Line ambulance
Lowell, MA Ladder 2- 2017 E-One Cyclone Metro 100' RMA
New Hartford, CT Rescue 6- 2017 Pierce Contender PUC pumper
Newport Ambulance Svc, VT Newport 3- 2017 Chevrolet/Wheeled Coach ambulance
Norfolk, CT Engine 90- 2017 Freightliner M2/Toyne 1250/500/25A

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Barkhamsted, CT Fire District- has two 2018 Spartan/Marion pumpers on order. One will be Pleasant Valley Engine 1 the other will be Riverton Engine 4.

Mashantucket Pequot, Connecticut Fire Department- has on order a 2017 Sutphen 1500/1000 pumper.

Nepaug, CT Fire Department- has a 2017 Spartan/Gowans Knight pumper currently in production.

Simsbury, CT Fire Department- has a 2017 Ford F-550/Gowans Knight light rescue currently in production for Rescue 15.

Williamstown, Vermont Fire Department- Engine-Squad 3's 2000 HME/V-Tec 1750/750 was invovled in a roll-over MVA. Fortunately no one was injured, although it is believed the damage to the truck is extensive.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Edgartown, Mass Fire Department- has named Deputy Chief Alexander J. Schaeffer as the new Fire Chief.

Falls Village (Canaan) Connecticut Fire Department- has opened a new fire station at 188 Route 7.

Ellsworth, Maine Fire Department- swears in new members. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Framingham, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $175,182 to purchase new portable radios.

Mashantucket Pequot, Connecticut Fire Department- has named John Marr as the new Fire Chief.

Methuen, Mass Fire Department- two firefighters graduate fire academy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Middletown, Rhode Island Fire Department- has appointed Peter Faerber Jr as the new Fire Chief.

Southington, Connecticut Fire Department- Firefighter Lee Dibble has retired after 30 years of service.

Westwood, Mass Fire Department- has appointed former West Hartford Battalion Chief John T. Deckers as Chief of Department. John is formerly from Hingham and went to high school in Westwood.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

Fallen Ashland, MA Firefighters honored. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




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