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Week of September 21, 2020

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Marborough, MA Retired Deputy Chief John McGrath passed away from occupational cancer.

Retired Laconia Captain Charles H. "Chuck" Coons, 75, passed away on September 20th.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Whitehall Vol Second Assistant Chief Jim Brooks passed away on September 19th after he suffered a torn aorta while responding to a call in May.

LODD- U.S. Forest Service Firefighter Charles Morton died battling the El Dorado Fire in San Bernardino County, CA.

LODD- Clayton, NC Deputy Chief Jason Dean passed away from symptoms of COVID-19.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Barrington, RI Ladder 1- 2020 E-One Cyclone 1500/500/25A/100' RMA
Charlotte, VT Ambulance 2- 2020 Ford F-550/Osage ambulance
Harrington, Maine Tanker 4- 2020 International HV607/Metalfab 1250/3000
Laconia, NH Ambulance 1- 2020 Ford F-550/PL Custom ambulance
Rollinsford, NH Forestry 3- 2020 Ford F-350/Kimtek 160W/5A
Wrentham, MA Engine 2- 2020 Pierce Enforcer 1500/750
Yarmouth, MA Ambulance 53- 2020 Dodge Ram 5500 4X4/Horton ambulance

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Bedford, Mass Fire Department- has ordered an HME Ahrens-Fox mini-EVO built on a 2020 Ford F-550 Chassis 4x4 SD Reg Cab XLT chassis. It will feature a 1500 GPM pump, 400 gallon water tank, 15 gallons of A foam and 25 gallons of B foam.

Norwalk, Connecticut Fire Department- has placed an order with Seagrave for a 100' Tractor Drawn Aerial.

Rochester, New Hampshire Fire Department- has on order a new rescue truck being built by Toyne on a Freightliner chassis. Delivery is expected in early 2021.

Sturbridge, Mass Fire Department- has on order a Pierce PUC pumper for Engine 2.

Williamstown, Mass Fire Department- has signed a contract with New England Fire Equipment for a new Firovac 2600 gallon tanker truck.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Chelmsford, Mass Fire Department- North Chelmsford fire station expansion to go before town meeting. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Danbury, Connecticut Fire Department- fire companies for new battalion. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Falmouth, Mass Fire Deprtment- hires additional firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Fort Fairfield, Maine Fire Department- has appointed Deputy Chief Timothy Browning as the new Fire Chief.

Millbury, Mass Fire Department- Firefighters Ray Peare and Nate Pratt have been promoted to the rank of lieutenant.

Twin Mountain, New Hampshire Fire Department- has opened their new fire station located at 100 School Street.

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Week of September 14, 2020

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Carrollton, TX Captain Frazier Lee Holbert, 57, passed away after suffering a stroke on duty.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Bar Harbor, ME Engine 5- 2020 E-One Typhoon 1500/1000
Casco, ME Ambulance 2- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/Horton ambulance
Elmore, VT Engine 2- 2020 International HV/E-One 1500/1500
Hopkinton, NH Engine 2- 2020 E-One Typhoon 1500/1000
Lynn, MA Engine 5- 2020 E-One Typhoon 1250/560/30A
Lynn, MA Engine 10- 2020 E-One Typhoon 1250/560/30A
Orleans, VT Engine 1- 2020 Pierce Saber 1500/1500
Palmer, MA Engine 1- 2020 Spartan/Smeal Sirius II 1500/1000/20F
Quinnville Fire (Lincoln, RI) Engine 7- 2020 Spartan ERV 1500/750

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Hampden, Mass Fire Department- has aquired a 1996 Ford E-350/Road Rescue ambulance from Westhampton. It has served in Easthampton prior to Westhampton.

Redstone, New Hampshire Fire Department- has purchased a 2001 Pierce Lance 1750/500/50F for Engine 1. It previously served with the Port Washington Fire Department in Long Island, NY.

Scarborough, Maine Fire Department- bond for a new ladder truck to be on the November 3rd ballot. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Shelton, Connecticut Fire Department- funds have been approved to purchase a 2020 Pierce Accendant 100' tower demo unit and a tanker for the Echo Hose Station.

Williston, Vermont Fire Department- has on order a Spartan/Smeal 105' RM ladder truck with 1500 GPM pump and 500 gallon water tank. Also on order is a Freightliner/Smeal 1500 gallon tanker with 1500 GPM pump. The current ladder 1 has been sold to Darlington, SC.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Ellsworth, Maine Fire Department- Fire Chief Richard Tupper has announced he will retire in January with nearly 35 years of service.

Lawrence, Mass Fire Department- receives award named for victim of Merrimack Valley gas explosions. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Lowell, Mass Fire Department- has named Deputy Chief Phil Charron as the new Fire Chief.

Manchester, New Hampshire Fire Department- firefighter that went into cardiac arrest thanks rescuers. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts Firefighting Academy- graduates 42 on 9/11 and remembers sacrifices of those killed on 9/11/01. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Newington, New Hampshire Vol Fire Department- Fire Chief Chris Schroeder has retired after nearly 47 years of service. Assistant Chief Tom Lapierre has been appointed as Acting Fire Chief.

North Hampton, New Hampshire Fire Department- has named Deputy Chief Jason Lajoie as the new Fire Chief.

Richmond and West Stockbridge, Mass Fire Departments- to share fire chief for 1 year. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

UMASS LifeFlight- new helicopter set to begin tour of duty. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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Week of September 7, 2020

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Somers, CT Fire Chief William Meier Jr passed away on September 2nd.

Retired Harrisville, NH Deputy Chief Edward H. Rogers, 98, passed away on September 3rd. He was also a NH Deputy Fire Warden.

Retired NH Special Deputy Warden Robert Wilbox, 79, passed away on September 4th. He also had served as Deputy Forest Fire Warden for Loudon, NH.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Cresson, TX Volunteer Firefighter Diane Jones died while helping battle the California Wildfires.

LODD- Houston, TX Captain Tommy Searcy, 45, passed away from symptoms of COVID-19.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Central Coventry, RI Rescue 4- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
East Providence, RI Rescue 2- 2020 Ford F-550/PL Custom 4x4 ambulance
Madison Hose #1, CT 2-7-1- 2020 Pierce Velocity 100' MM Tower
Oakland-Mapleville (Burrville, RI) Medic 1- 2019 Dodge Ram 5500/PL Custom 4x4 ambulance
Wrentham, MA Ambulance 2- 2019 Dodge Ram 5500/Life Line 4x4 ambulance

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

East Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- recently placed into service a 2001 Freightliner FL-80/E-One 1500/470/30A as Engine 7 (reserve pumper). It previously served as Kingston Engine 9.

Oakland-Mapleville Fire District (Burrville, RI)- recently placed into service a 1993 AM General Humvee 4x4 125/100 as Brush 1.

Sabattus, Maine Fire Department- has purchased a Pierce Saber stock pumper with 1500 GPM pump and 750 gallon water tank. Delivery to the department is expected to take place in late 2020 or early 2021.

Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- recently placed into service a 1994 Pierce Dash 1250/500 as Engine 11 (Reserve). It previously served in Cohassett and Lincoln, Mass. The department also placed into service a 2009 HME/Hensel 1250/618/53F as Engine 14 (Reserve). It has an usual German built body and served with the US Army Fire Brigade in Germany.

Worcester, Mass Fire Department- has acquired a 2008 Ford E-450/Life Line for the dive team. It previously served with the Paxton Fire Department.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Grafton, Mass Fire Department- select board adopts strong chief statute. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Malden, Mass Fire Department- 6 firefighters honored for actions taken at a fire in Revere. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

South Burlington, Vermont Fire Department- adds 3 new firefighters to the department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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Week of August 31, 2020

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Goffstown, NH interim Captain Steven Tower, 54, passed away after suffering a medical emergency while taking a physical ability test at the New Hampshire Fire Academy.

Weston, MA Active Duty Captain Dwight “Bucky” Robertson passed away unexpectedly. Captain Robertson was appointed as a call firefighter on October 8th, 1975 and a permanent firefighter on October 25th, 1981. He was promoted to Lieutenant on January 25th, 2005 and then to Captain on July 30th, 2008.

Retired Retired Allenstown, NH Fire Chief Leandre R. "Lippy" Desrochers, 89, passed away on August 31st.

Retired Canterbury, NH Fire Chief Philip Richard (Bucky) Rollins passed away at the age of 73.

Retired New London, CT Firefighter Rocco Basilica passed away at the age of 54.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Pilot Thomas Duffy, 40, died in a helicopter crash doing water drops on the White River Fire in Mt. Hood National Forest in Wasco County, MT.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Burlington, MA Ambulance 1- 2020 International/Horton ambulance
Gorham, NH Tanker 1- 2020 Freightliner M2/Midwest 1000/2000
Montgomery, VT Tanker 253- 2020 Freightliner/V-Tec 2000 gallon
Petersham, MA Engine 1- 2019 Ford F-550/Fouts Brothers CM Mini-Pumper 4x4 1250/300/20F
Standish, ME Rescue- 2019 Ford E-450/Wheeled Coach ambulance
Warner, NH Engine 1- 2020 Pierce 1500/1000
Wilmington, MA Engine 1- 2020 KME Severe Service 1500/750/30A

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Abington, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $209,523.81 for a brush fire truck.

Barnstable, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $761,904.76 for a combination pumper – aerial ladder truck.

Carver, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $227,619.05 for a brush fire truck.

Cumberland, Maine Fire Department- Pierce has completed construction of the Velocity 1500 GPM 100' Ascendant Aerial Tower. Delivery to the department will take place after oufitting at the local dealer.

Glenbrook Fire (Stamford, Conn)- has purchased a 2007 Pierce Arrow XT 2000/750/20A/50B for Engine 32. It previously served in Wilton, CT.

Lynn, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $856,990.91 for an aerial ladder truck.

New Hampshire State Fire Training Academy- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $434,782.61 for a combination pumper – aerial ladder truck.

North Adams, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $85,714.29 for a brush fire truck.

North Kingstown, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $204,545.45 for a brush fire truck.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $227,272.73 for an ambulance.

Shelburne, New Hampshire Fire Department- has purchased a HME Ahrens-Fox AF-1 Spectr demonstrator pumper. It features a 2000 GPM pump, 1000 gallon water tank, Cummins X15 - 600 HP motor and Allison 4000EVS Automatic Transmission. Delivery will take place later this month.

Stamford, Connecticut Fire Department- is set to take delivery of a 2020 Pierce Enforcer 1500/750/30F for Engine 1. Delivery is expected to take place in mid September. Also, the department is in the process of ordering an identical truck for Engine 5.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Belmont, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief David Frizzell has retired. He served as chief since 2004.

Bristol, Connecticut Fire Department- honors retiring lieutenant; promotes 1 and hires 2. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Danvers, Mass Fire Department- has named Acting Fire Chief Robert Amerault as the permanent Fire Chief. Brian Barry has also been promoted to the rank of Deputy Fire Chief.

Eddington, Maine Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $20,476.19 for a protective gear washer & dryer.

Fairfield, Connecticut Fire Department– has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $53,483.64 for chest compression devices and automatic defibrillators.

Grafton, Mass Fire Department- Deputy Fire Chief Michael Mills will retire on September 9th after 47 years of service.

Greenwich, Conneticut Fire Department- Joseph McHugh has been named as the new fire chief. He is currently a Battalion Chief with FDNY.

Hampton Falls, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $113,620.00 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Hanson, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $200,000.00 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Holden, Maine Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $113,333.33 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Kingston, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $18,491.43 for hazardous materials metering equipment.

Lebanon, Maine Fire Department- has named Volunteer Chief Kurk Flynn of Newport Center VT as the Fire Chief in Lebanon.

Lime Rock Fire District (Lincoln, RI)- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $64,172.49 for fire officer training.

Lynn, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $101,818.18 for 7 - cardiac compression devices.

Maine State Fire Training Academy- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $228,878.76 for firefighting equipment and training props.

Malden, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $208,409.09 for portable radios.

Nashua, New Hampshire Fire Department- Assistant Chief George Walker has retired after 33 years of service.

Needham, Mass Fire Department- moves into new state of the art headquarters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Bedford, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $724,130.00 for portable radios, mobile radios and mobile repeaters.

Portland, Connecticut Fire Department– has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $208,720.00 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Rindge Fire Department, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $93,142.86 for portable radios and vehicle extrication equipment.

Sandy Hook (Newtown, Connecticut) Fire Department– has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $23,333.33 for a protective gear washer and dryer.

Springfield, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $330,470.09 for fire officer training.

Sturbridge, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter MaryLou Volpe, the department's first female firefighter, has retired.

Winsted, Connecticut Fire Department – has been awarded a REGIONAL GRANT including Winsted, Winchester, Norfolk Fire Departments and Winsted and Norfolk Emergency Medical Services in the amount of $680,761.90 for portable radios, mobile radios and radio base stations.

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Week of August 24, 2020

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Portland, ME active Firefighter/Paramedic Chris Fabian passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Retired Worcester, MA Fire Chief Dennis L. Budd, 72, passed away on August 19th.

Glenburn, Maine Volunteer Firefighter Kevin Call Jr. passed away from injuries received in a motorcycle accident on August 23rd.

Retired Edgartown, MA Deputy Chief Peter Worden Look passed away at teh age of 84.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Monroe Township, MI Captain Joseph Liedel passed away after suffering a medical emergency responding to an emergency call on July 31st.

LODD- Converse, TX Captain Bryant Anderson passed away from symptoms of COVID-19.

LODD- St. George Island, FL Volunteer Firefighter Brian Stephen Smith, 56, drowned while attempting to rescue a victim during a water rescue.

LODD- Avis Fire Company No. 1, PA Firefighter David Closs passed away after suffering a medical emergency while working at a fire scene.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Fairfax Rescue, VT Ambulance 1- 2020 Ford F-350/Demers ambulance
Fall River, MA Rescue 2- 2020 Dodge Ram/Horton 4X4 ambulance
Hartford, VT Ladder 1- 2020 E-One Cyclone-Metro 1750/500/100' RMA
Hollis, NH Ambulance 1- 2020 Ford F-550/Osage ambulance
Joint Base Cape Cod, MA Rescue 411- 2020 Pierce Enforcer haz-mat/rescue/command
Mohegan Fire (Montville, CT) M-200- 2020 Ford F-450 4X4/Braun ambulance
Noroton, CT Ladder 30- 2020 Sutphen Monarch 100' MMA
Preston City, CT P-22- 2020 International HV/US Tanker 1250/3000
Sutton, MA Engine 3- 2020 Ferrara Inferno 1750/1000/100A

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Allingtown Fire District (West Haven, Conn)- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $571,428.57 for a new pumper.

Athol, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount off $591,613.33 for a pumper.

East Haddam, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $904,761.90 for a quint pumper / aerial ladder truck.

Kennebunk, Maine Fire Department- has placed into service a 1995 Mack MR/Ranger rescue as Squad 5. It previously served in West Boylston, Mass.

Plympton, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $230,476.19 for a brush fire truck.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- Ladder 4's 2000 Pierce Dash has returned to the department after being refurbished by Pierce.

Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- has signed a contract with Pierce for 4 Saber pumpers, 4 100’ HDL ladder trucks, and 1 Mid-Mount Platform. They also have ordered a new ambulance that will be built by Road Rescue.

Tamworth, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $179,937.42 for a brush fire truck.

Wareham, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $909,090.91 for an aerial tower truck.

Woburn, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $545,454.55 for a heavy rescue truck.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

From MAFAA President Doug Boudrow regarding the apparatus muster scheduled for September in Wilmington Mass.
It is with regret that I inform you that the muster and flea market scheduled for September 12th is canceled. Due to restrictions on gatherings, there is no way that we can safely hold the event. Instead, the executive board has decided to have a "rolling rally."There will be no formal gathering at the end and there will be no flea market but there is still a way to show off the trucks and get them out of storage. Line up for the rally will begin at 9 am at the Restuccia Memorial Arena at 190 Main Street in Wilmington. The rally will proceed down Main Street to Route 62, then to Concord Street to the arena. There will be a small number of trophies given for a limited number of categories. This plan is tentative as guidelines are constantly changing, but the club does not want to break a tradition that is about to be 43 years old.

Beverly, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Paul Cotter has announced he will retired after 34 years of service.

Brockton, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter Carol Dawkins has retired after 21 years of service. Carol served 27 years in the U.S. Navy before being hired by the fire departmenat and retires at the mandated age of 65.

Brunswick, Maine Fire Department- nudges along new fire station plan. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Danbury, Connecticut Fire Department- 3 firefighters promoted. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Easton, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Kevin Partridge has announced he will retire after almost 40 years of service.

Melrose, Mass Fire Department- Lieutenant Matthew Brammer was promoted to the rank of Captain.

Springfield, Mass Fire Department- swears in five new firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Whitman, Mass Fire Department- Lieutenant Bob Hover has retired after 34 years of service and Firefighter Thomas Ford has been promoted to the rank of lieutneant.

Williston, Vermont Fire Department- Deputy Chief Aaron Collette has been named as the new fire chief.

Woburn, Mass Fire Department- work begin on new fire headquarters station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Worcester, Mass EMS- has promoted Norm Soucie to Chief of Department.



NON-APPARATUS FEDERAL AFG GRANTS BY STATE

Bridgeport, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $601,727.27 for firefighter training.

Bristol, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $139,797.27 for firefighter training.

Danbury, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $572,727.27 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

East Hartland, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $94,761.90 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

East Haven, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $ 59,091.91 for 2 – Cardiac Monitors.

Enfield, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $ 127,261.90 for 26 portable radios, 7 mobile radios and a base radio station.

Guilford, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $445,454.55 for 70 firefighter breathing apparatus.

Hamden, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $350,163.64 for portable and mobile radios.

Hartford, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $173,000.00 for firefighter cancer screenings.

Manchester, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $ 49,427.27 for wellness & fitness equipment.

New Haven, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $836,727.27 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

New London, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $307,229.09 for firefighter training, hazardous materials equipment, firefighter cancer screenings and wellness & fitness equipment.

Norwich, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $193,977.00 for vehicle extrication equipment.

Oakdale, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $46,666.67 for a fire station – diesel exhaust system.

Poquonnock Bridge, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of$47,928.43 for vehicle extrication training.

South Fire District (Middletown, Conn)- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $53,950.26 for technical rescue training & equipment.

Waterbury, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $76,509.09 for Incident Command training.

Waterbury, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $185,916.36 for fire officer training.

West Haven, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $ 86,000.00 for an air compressor and for diesel exhaust systems for 2 – fire stations.

West Stafford, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $81,642.86 for vehicle extrication equipment.

Willimantic, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $136,135.24 for technical rescue training.




Albion, Maine Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $18,857.14 for large diameter fire hose.

Auburn, Maine Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $101,481.82 for health and cancer screenings, 2 protective gear washers and 2 – protective gear dryers.

Bangor, Maine Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $99,728.35 for mobile and portable radios.

Biddeford, Maine Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $25,520.00 for firefighter personal escape devices.

Casco, Maine Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $69,788.57 for an air compressor – air refill system.

Dedham, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $158,809.52 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Eddington, Maine Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $65,055.45 – REGIONAL grant award for vehicle extrication training for 5 fire departments.

Fairfield, Maine Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $125,240.00 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Fryeburg, Maine Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $15,723.43 for firefighter training.

Newport, Maine Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $15,140.95 for a protective gear washer and dryer.

Old Orchard, Maine Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $47,143.50 for wellness & fitness program & equipment.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $216,600.00 for wellness & fitness training.

Veazie, Maine Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $34,352.38 for a cardiac monitor – defibrillator.

Winslow, Maine Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $97,904.76 for firefighter breathing apparatus.




Andover, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $336,666.67 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Barre, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $82,761.90 for vehicle extrication equipment.

Beverly, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $165,909.09 for portable and mobile radios.

Boston, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $200,001.16 for fire officer training.

Boxborough, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $9,296.19 for firefighter training.

Brewster, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $28,950.48 for vehicle extrication equipment.

Bridgewater, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $28,699.09 for firefighter cancer screenings.

Canton, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $103,090.91 for wellness & fitness equipment.

Chelmsford, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $293,491.07 for potable and mobile radios.

Chelsea, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $315,152.73 for Hazardous Materials training.

Dennis, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $102,921.90 for vehicle extrication equipment.

Eastham, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $47,714.29 for an air compressor – air refill system.

Falmouth, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $194,181.82 for 2 – power stretchers, 2 – ambulance power load systems, and an air compressor system.

Fitchburg, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $387,709.09 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Gardner, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $248,181.82 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Hanover, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $106,985.95 for power stretchers and ambulance power load systems.

Hopkinton with Ashland, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $350,000.00 for portable radios.

Hyannis, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $63,504.76 for vehicle extrication equipment and vehicle extrication training.

Ipswich, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $44,761,90 for an air compressor – breathing apparatus refill system.

Lakeville, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $14,161.90 for firefighting hose and nozzles.

Lanesboro, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $27,942.86 for vehicle extrication equipment.

Leicester, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $280,000 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Massachusetts Firefighting Academy- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $400,000.00 for a mobile protective gear washing unit.

Medfield, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $211,428.57 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Newton, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $164,863.64 for firefighter training.

North Attleborough, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $49,091.91 for thermal imaging cameras.

Oakham, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $61,904.76 for an air compressor / breathing apparatus refill system.

Onset, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $69,856.19 for an air compressor-air refill system.

Orleans, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $ 25,714.29 for vehicle extrication equipment

Oxford, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $200,000.00 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Quincy, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $104,481.82 for firefighter personal escape systems and firefighter training.

Reading, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $88,555.45 for power stretchers and ambulance power load systems.

Rockland, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $ 67,120.00 for Active Shooter – Mass Casualty training.

Rowley, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $713,291.43 for portable radios. Regional grant with Hamilton and Boxford.

Scituate, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $60,000.00 for 7 – Thermal Imaging cameras.

Seekonk, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $42,857.14 for 5 – Thermal Imaging Cameras.

Sharon, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $168,800.00 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Sherborn, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $140,000.00 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Somerset, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $45,820.95 for firefighting hose.

Somerville, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $ 254,840.00 for Hazardous Materials training.

Swampscott, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $37,619.05 for a protective gear washer and dryer.

Tewksbury, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $43,551.82 for Fire Instructor training.

Topsfield, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $11,333.33 for 7 – automatic cardiac defibrillators.

Truro, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $134,268.57 for 2 – power stretchers and 2 – ambulance power load systems.

Waltham, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $328,587.27 for fire officer training.

Warwick, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $ 80,000.00 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

< p>Watertown, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $181,818.18 for portable radios.

West Springfield, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $ 40,909.09 for 5 – Thermal Imaging Cameras

Westfield, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $30,445.45 for 4 - protective gear dryers.

Westwood, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $56,190.48 for a firefighter wellness & fitness program.

Wilbraham, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $128,571.43 for 3 – power stretchers and stretcher – ambulance load systems

Worcester, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $332,282.73 for firefighter training.

Wrentham, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $91,428.57 for a fire sprinkler system for their headquarters station.

Yarmouth, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $112,727.27 for vehicle extrication equipment.




Allenstown, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $189,489.52 for firefighter breathing apparatus & an air compressor – breathing apparatus refill system

Brentwood, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $180,003.81 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Berlin, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $ 167,952.38 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Freedom, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $38,095.24 for vehicle extrication equipment.

Goffstown , New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $109,278.69 for power lift cots & power lift systems

Gorham, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $134,619.05 for firefighter breathing apparatus

Hampton, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $50,210.69 for portable radios and radio chargers.

Holderness, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $ 145,571.43 for firefighter breathing apparatus and an air compressor – refill system.

Hudson, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $63,636.36 for an air compressor – breathing apparatus refill system.

Keene, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $369,090.91 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Lincoln, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $148,095.24 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Londonderry, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $210,909.09 for firefighter breathing apparatus

New Hampton, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $47,619.05 for vehicle extrication equipment.

Pittsfield, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $155,761.90 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Windham, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $47,619.04 for vehicle extrication equipment.




Central Falls, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $209,809.52 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Cranston, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $97,272.73 for 4 - protective gear washers and 6-protective gear dryers.

Cumberland, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $205,617.00 for fire hose, nozzles, and firefighter training.

East Greenwich, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $187,333.33 for firefighter breathing apparatus, an breathing apparatus facepiece FIT Tester, RIT Pack

East Greenwich, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $274,885.10 – REGIONAL GRANT with the North Kingstown Fire Department for cardiac monitors, chest compression devices, and power lift cots & power lift systems.

East Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $691,336.36 for 39 mobile radios and firefighter breathing apparatus.

Lake Mishnock, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $11,214.29 for firefighter training

Narragansett, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $106,666.67 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

North Kingstown, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $208,546.91 for 5 – protective gear washers and 5 protective gear dryers.

North Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $ 390,600.00 for mobile radios, portable radios and mobile repeaters.

Smithfield, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $45,454.55 a REGIONAL grant award for 11 fire departments for a training simulator prop.

Smithfield, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $85,779.68 for cardiac monitors.

Western Coventry, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $17,142.86 for firefighter training and fire hose.

West Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $71,141.82 for an air compressor – air refill system.

Woonsocket, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $226,922.73 for chest compression devices and fire officer training.




Barnet Vermont Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $53,333.33 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Bristol Vermont Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $126,395.24 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

East Dover Vermont Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $89,523.81 for firefighter turnout gear & an air compressor – breathing apparatus refill system

< p>Hubbardton, Vermont Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $ 80,000.00 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Middletown Springs Vermont Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $114,857.14 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Strafford, Vermont Fireman’s Association- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $79,523.81 for firefighter breathing apparatus

Vermont State Fire Academy- has been awarded a Federal grant int he amount of $168,171.82 for a smoke generator, firefighter protective gear, technical / water rescue equipment, and a storage trailer with tow vehicle.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST




Week of August 17, 2020

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Windsor Locks, CT Retired Fire Chief Joseph LaPierre Jr, 77, passed away on August 16th.

Lawrence, MA Retired Firefighter Ralph P. Gallo passed away at the age of 89.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Los Angeles City, CA Firefighter/Paramedic Jose M. Perez, 44, passed away from complications of COVID-19.

LODD- Idaho Wildland Firefighter and Salmon Airbase manager Eric R. Ellis, 45, passed away from a medical emergency after participating in training.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Bethlehem, CT Engine 3- 2020 Spartan/Smeal 1500/2500
Deering, NH Engine 3- 2020 E-One Typhoon 1500/2000
Mass Dept of Fire Services Haz-Mat Truck 70- 2020 Ford F-550/Supreme
Shrewsbury, MA Engine 1- 2020 KME Predator 1500/750/25A/30B
Woodstock, VT Engine 1- 2020 E-One Typhoon 1250/1000

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Albion, Maine Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $323,809.52 for a new tanker.

Brockton, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $545,454.55 for a new heavy rescue.

Brookline, New Hampshire Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $156,095.24 for a new brush truck.

Connecticut Fire Academy- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $434,782.61 for a new ladder truck.

Dalton, New Hampshire Fire Department- recently acquired a 1985 Mack R 3000 gallon tanker. It previously served in Whitefield.

Eagle Lake, Maine Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $228,571.43 for a new tanker.

Lyndeboro, New Hampshire Fire Department- has on order a 2021 Freightliner M2/Midwest 1250/2300. Delivery is expected in April 2021.

North Adams, Mass Ambulance Service- has received a Federal grant in the amount of 43,636.36 for a community paramedic vehicle.

Northwood, New Hampshire Fire Department- has placed into service a 2003 Stewart & Stevenson w/ 250 GPM pump and 750 gallon water tank as Forestry 2.

Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $921,363.64 for a new ladder truck.

Richmond-Carolina, Rhode Island Fire Department- 2020 Freightliner M2/Toyne 1500/2000. Delivery expected in March 2021.

Rockland, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $209,523.81 for a new brush truck.

UMASS Worcester Life Flight- has taken delivery of a new 2020 Airbus Eurocopter EC 145 helicopter. It carries the tail number N982LF.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Chatham, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $47,619.05 for EMS training aids.

East Bridgewater, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $43,785.71 for vehicle extrication equipment.

Fairhaven, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $16,566.29 for confined space EMS/rescue equipment.

Fort Fairfield, Maine Fire Department- has taken over the ambulance service for the community. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Gloucester, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $490,670.91 for firefighter training.

Greenfield, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $630,000.00 for a regional award; firefighter breathing apparatus - Additional regional departments are: Deerfield Fire District, Town of Erving, South Deerfield Fire District, and the Turners Falls Fire District.

Holbrook, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $123,200.99 for vehicle extrication equipment & training.

Hyannis, Mass Fire Department- has acquired Newburyport's former 41' fireboat.

Long Ridge Fire Company (Stamford, CT)- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $26,017.14 for a protective gear washer and dryer.

Marion, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $48,512.38 for power lift cot & ambulance power lift system.

Marshfield, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $38,669.09 for automatic chest compression devices.

Massachusetts Fire Academy- 15th class at Western Mass campus graduates. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Britain, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $84,567.45 for Incident Safety Officer training.

Newtown, Connecticut Hook & Ladder Co- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $65,708.57 for vehicle extrication equipment.

North Adams, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $11,114.29 for a brush fire skid unit for their ATV.

North Branford, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $510,750.05 for portable radios.

Plainville, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $76,190.48 for a mobile air compressor – breathing apparatus refill system.

Southington, Connecticut Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $69,842.73 for installation of a fire sprinkler system.

West Shore Fire District (West Haven, CT)- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $43,100.00 for an air compressor – breathing apparatus refill system.

Westborough, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $260,000.00 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

Easton, Mass Firefighter surprises daughter after returning home from Iraq. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Nashville IAFB Convention Cancelled:
IFBA Chairman Paul Schaetzle and IFBA President Rick Short held an Emergency Meeting of the IFBA Board via video conferencing tonight. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Firehouse Expo has changed their meeting to a virtual format and the various fire services have withdrawn their support for an in person meeting in Nashville due Covid-19. Our local club, Box 55 is unable to support an in person IFBA Convention and IFBA Business Meeting this year. The Board members on the call expressed their understanding of the club’s decision and support the decision to not hold an in person Convention and Business Meeting.
Nashville Box 55 will refund all registration fees previously submitted by the registrants. Paul Schaetzle, Gerry Mahoney, and Wally Banks waived their refunds and asked their refund money be given to Box 55 to cover any loss by the club. All registrants should contact the hotel or Marriott to cancel their reservations.
Chairman Schaetzle, President Short, and Executive Vice President Banks will discuss our options and prepare proposals for the Executive Board’s consideration. The consensus plan at the meeting was to hold a virtual 2020 IFBA Business Meeting on a Saturday in October or later to comply with the IFBA Constitution and By-Laws via video conference.
We expect to hold another IFBA Executive Board video conference soon to discuss our options and make decisions which will include a new Notice to Clubs and members regarding a Business Meeting date and time to be held by video conference.
President Elect Carolyn Wignall stated that the 2021 Ottawa IFBA Convention will be held starting Sunday September 12, 2021 through Thursday September 16, 2021.

JOB OPPORTUNITY:
FIREFIGHTER-EMT/PARAMEDIC
SOUTH PORTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT
A progressive ISO Class One Fire Department on the Southern Maine Coast is looking for qualified, motivated, and career oriented individuals. Preference will be given for Paramedic applicants. The Department is responsible for Fire, EMS and Hazmat response.
The City offers a robust selection of employee benefits, stability of employment and strong leadership. Benefits include stellar health insurance options for employees and families, participation in the Maine Public Employees Retirement System with a substantial employer match, competitive wages, PTO, fitness incentives, an annual clothing allowance, dental, vision, life, income protection, and long term disability insurances, flexible spending accounts and more. The City also offers outstanding tuition reimbursement, health insurance “payment-in-lieu”, and professional development opportunities.
All eligible candidates must:
 Be at least 20 years of age at the time of application  Provide a photocopy of a valid operator's license  Provide a photocopy of a high school diploma or equivalent  Be at least a certified EMT-Basic or higher (include supporting documentation)  Passed the South Portland PAT or provide proof that they have passed a CPAT exam dated within the last twelve months  Be eligible to lawfully accept and maintain employment in the United States, and have no disqualifying criminal convictions or conduct.
A background check, job performance assessment, fitness and medical evaluations, and other pre-employment screening will be conducted.
All applicants must submit proof that they have passed a CPAT exam from a licensed CPAT administrator dated within the twelve months preceding the date of application.
OR
Sign-up for an appointment to take the South Portland PAT exam that will be held in South Portland
2020 Fall PAT Test Dates
• September 23rd & October 6th (Please note with the COVID-19 issues this is subject to change)
ALL APPLICANTS WILL NEED TO CONTACT FF RAY HEAL (RHEAL@SOUTHPORTLAND.ORG) TO SIGN UP TO TAKE THE PAT TEST which will be held at South Portland Central Fire Station 684 Broadway, South Portland Maine
Applications may be obtained online at www.southportland.org or from the Human Resources Department at
25 Cottage Road,
South Portland, ME 04116-9422
Equal Opportunity Employer




Week of August 10, 2020

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Fitchburg, MA Lieutenant Eddie Suarez has passed away from occupational cancer.

Retired Lawrence, MA Firefighter John A. Driscoll passed away at the age of 77.

Active Duty Dalton, MA Firefighter/EMT Terry Schmidt passed away.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Naples, FL Firefighter Anthony Christensen passed after from complications of COVID-19.

LODD- Fire Equipment Operator Eric Hayashi, 49, with the Hawaii Fire Department in Hilo, HI passed away after suffering a cardiac emergency while on a call.

LODD- Big Pine, CA Volunteer Firefighter Pete Hein, passed away while working at the Stagecoach Wildfire. Pete had retired as a captain with CALFIRE.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Berkley, MA Ambulance 1- 2020 Dodge Ram 5500/Braun 4X4 ambulance
Burlington, VT Ambulance 1- 2020 Ford F-450/Osage Super Warrior ambulance
Hampton Falls, NH Engine 9- 2020 Spartan/Toyne 1500/1500
Jay, ME Engine 1- 2020 Freightliner M2-112/E-One 2000/3000/30F
Lunenburg, MA Ladder 1- 2020 E-One Cyclone-Metro 110' RMA
Milo, ME Engine 1325- 2020 International HV607/E-One 1250/2500

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Barre, Mass Fire Department- has signed a contract with Road Rescue for a new Ultra Medic ambulance built on an international CV chassis.

Shelburne, New Hampshire Fire Department- has placed into service a 1992 Kenworth T800 1000/3000. The "new" Tanker 1 previously served in Gorham, NH.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

East Millinocket, Maine Fire Department- Fire Chief Les Brown is retiring after 43 years of service.

Edgartown, Mass Fire Deprtment- has placed into service a 2012 Ford F-550/E-One 4X4 1250/280/20F as Engine 223. It has previously served in Wilmington, Mass.

Gorham, New Hampshire Fire Department- receives Federal grant that can be put towards a variety of uses. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Leominster, Mass Fire Department- fire station renovations nearing completion. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- 20 departments to receive gas detection equipment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Coos County Fire Departments look to creating regional dispatch center. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Plymouth, Mass Fire Department- helps escort "Mayflower II" into harbor. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Plymouth, New Hampshire Fire Department- 1929 Maxim returns to the department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Quincy, Mass Fire Department- Deputy Chief Joe Jackson Jr has been sworn in as the new fire chief.

Shelton, Connecticut Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $34,000 for personal protective equipment.

Wiscasset, Maine- processions honors firefighter that passed away from 9/11 related cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

U.S. Coast Guard selects Newport, RI to be homeport of two future off-shore patrol cutters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




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