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Week of June 18, 2018

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Lawrence, MA Lieutenant Thomas F. Cusack, 79, passed away on June 16th.

Retired Boston, MA Captain Fire Captain and Mass Fire Academy Instructor Rick Connelly passed away on June 20th.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Amelia County, VA Vol Firefighter William H. Moore IV, 48, suffered a fatal heart attack during training.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Blue Hill, Maine– 2018 Spartan Metrostar/4 Guys 1250/1000/20F
Deer Island, Maine– 2018 International 4400/4 Guys 1250/1000/30F
Sedgewick, Maine– 2018 International 4400/4 Guys 1250/1000/30F
Clinton, CT Ambulance 941- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance
Clinton, CT Ambulance 943- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance
Duxbury, MA Engine 3- 2018 Pierce Dash CF PUC 1500/750/20A
Lancaster, MA Ladder 1- 2018 KME 109' RMA
Monroe, CT Truck 77- 2018 KME Severe Service 1500/300/81' MM Twr
Watertown, CT Engine 2- 2018 Spartan ?/?

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Dover, New Hampshire Fire Department- E-One has completed construction of the new E-One Cyclone 1500/500/100' ladder truck. It is currently being prepared for delivery to the department. Once in service, it will replace Engine 4's 2000 Smeal, which will be disposed of.

Southborough, Mass Fire Department- has placed and order for a Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance. Delivery should take place around September.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Pawtucket, RI Fire Department- adds 18 firefighters to the ranks. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Morris, Connecticut Fire Department- votes to end fire service to the town. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Peabody, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Steve Pasdon has announced he will retire next spring.

Salem, New Hampshire Fire Department- Fire Chief Paul Parisi has been selected to be the new State Fire Marshal.

Winthrop, Maine Fire Department- set to open new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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Week of June 11, 2018

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Dover Twp, PA Firefighter Grant Froman, 55, suffered a heart attack while performing maintenance on a department vehicle and passed away on June 6th.

LODD- East Side, NC Firefighter Dakota Snavely, 17, died June 10th in a vehicle accident after being dispatched to a water rescue.

LODD- Weatherford, TX Firefighter Andy Loller Jr., 42, suffered a medical emergency battling a wildfire on June 10th and died while being transported to a hospital.

LODD- Perth Amboy, NJ Firefighter Doug Ambrozewycz died June 10th from complications when he was burned in a 1983 fire and contracted Hepatitis C through a blood transfusion.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Central Coventry, RI Rescue 7- 2018 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance
Epping, NH Ambulance 3- 2018 Ford/PL Custom ambulance
Greenwich, CT Engine 1- 2018 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/750
Greenwich, CT Engine 3- 2018 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/750
Greenwich, CT Engine 5- 2018 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/750
Madbury, NH Engine 2- 2018 Spartan Metro Star/Marion 1500/1000/20F
Plaistow, NH Tanker 6- 2018 Pierce Enforcer 1500/3000/30F
Williamstown, VT Engine 3- 2018 HME Ahrens Fox 1500/1000
Winslow, ME Rescue 2- 2018 Dodge Ram 5500 light rescue

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Atkinson, New Hampshire Fire Department- has placed an order for a Rosenbauer Mini Pumper on a Ford F-550 chassis with a 500 GPM Hale pump, 300 gallon water tank and an A/B foam system.

Auburn, New Hampshire Fire Department- has placed an order for a Rosenbauer heavy rescue on a Kenworth chassis and a Rosenbauer “Smart Cab”.

Barkhampsted, Connecticut- the two 2018 Spartan MetroStar/Marion 2000/1000 pumpers are in production. July delivery is expected.

Boston Fire Department- has put out a bid for an Emergency Procurement of a tower ladder.

Dalton, MA Fire District- has placed an order with Toyne for a pumper built on a Spartan chassis. The rig will be equipped with a Spartan Gladiator LFD cab, 450 HP Engine, Waterous Two-Stage 1500 GPM Pump, Waterous Platinum CAFS System, and a Toyne Stainless Steel Body. Delivery will be May 2019.

Epping, New Hampshire Fire Department- has purchased a 2011 Spartan Metro Star 1500/1000/20F. The unit had previously served Warner, NH and was damaged in a rollover MVA in 2017. It has been completely refurbished and recertified. It will be assigned as Engine 2 and replace Tank 2's 1989 Mack.

New Ipswich, New Hampshire Fire Department- has ordered a Spartan S-180 Custom Pumper with a 1500 GPM pump and 1000 gallon tank. The truck has already been built and should be delivered sometime this summer.

Rindge, New Hampshire Fire Department- has placed an order for a Rosenbauer Warrior Custom Pumper with a stainless steel body, Hale 1250 GPM pump, 1000 gallon water tank and class A foam system. This will be the first complete custom Rosenbauer (cab and chassis) in the state of New Hampshire.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Chilmark, Mass Fire Department- Fire Station plan inches forward. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Conway, New Hampshire- has named Conway Village Fire Captain Matt Leavitt as the town's new emergency management director.

Harrisville, Rhode Island Fire Department- Deputy Chief Michael E. Gingell has been appointed as the new Fire Chief.

Norwich, Connecticut Fire Department- Fire Chief Ken Scandariato has announced he will retire in September after 27 years with the department.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire Fire Department- selects boat maker out of Massachusetts for fire boat. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Weymouth, Mass- new private ambulance service set to take over contract on July 1st. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Winslow, Maine Fire Department- town council votes to no longer share fire chief with Waterville. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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Week of June 4, 2018

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Chelsea, MA Engine 3- 2018 Pierce Enforcer 1500/750
East Hampton, MA 2- 2018 Ferrara Ignitor 1750/750/30F
Oxford Center, CT Engine 41- 2018 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/1000
Somerville, MA Engine 2- 2018 Spartan ERV MetroStar 1250/500/30F
Stevenson Fire Co (Monroe, CT) Engine 301- 2018 KME pumper
Westport, MA Engine 4- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1250/1000/30A

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

East Litchfield, Connecticut Fire Department- has ordered a 2018 Ford F-550/Toyne 1000/300 Mini Pumper. Delivery is expected to be sometime in December 2018.

Edgecomb, Maine Fire Department- voters approve funds for new fast attack type vehicle. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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

Plainville, Mass Fire Department- has ordered a 2018 Spartan Gladiator/Toyne 1750/1000/25F.

Worcester, Mass Fire Department- is in the process of putting together specifications and ordering a new E-One Metro 100' RMA for Ladder 4.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Grand Isle, Vermont Fire Department- opens new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Norwell, Mass Fire Department- off duty firefighter saves driver of roll over. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

North Stonington, Connecticut Fire Department- Fire and ambulance set to move into new facility. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rochester, New Hampshire Fire Department- Assistant Fire Chief Mark Dupuis will retire on July 1st after over 30 years of service.

Westminster, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Kevin Nivala has retired after 35 years of service.

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Week of May 28, 2018

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Chicago, IL Firefighter/Diver Juan J. Bucio, 46, passed away from injuries received during a dive rescue attempt on the Chicago River.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Boston Ladder 24- 2018 E-One Cyclone Metro 100' RMA
Craftsbury, VT Engine 2- 2018 Ford F-550/HME 1500/300/F
East Longmeadow, MA Ladder 1- 2018 Pierce Ascendant 1500/500/107' RMA
East Longmeadow, MA Rescue 1- 2018 Ford F-550/Road Rescue ambulance
Georgetown Fire Dist (Redding, CT) Engine 2- 2017 Spartan MetroStar/Toyne 1500/1000/30F
Heath, MA Rescue 1- 2017 Chevy 3500 4X4 light rescue
Jefferson NH Tanker 1– 2018 Freightliner SD114 6x4/ Toyne 3000 Gal
Lee, MA Engine 7- 2017 KME Predator 1500/2000
Longmeadow, MA Medic 1- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton 4x4 ambulance
Milford, MA Ladder 1- 2018 KME Severe Service 2000/500/109’ RMA
Newtown, CT Hook & Ladder Co. Engine 111- 2018 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/1000
Portland, ME MEDCU 31- 2018 Ford E-450/Braun ambulance
Portland, ME MEDCU 35- 2018 Ford E-450/Braun ambulance
Randolph Village, VT– 2018 Spartan MetroStar/Toyne 2000/1000/30A-CAFS
Russell, MA Engine 2- 2017 Ford F-550/HME Ahrens Fox 4x4 1500/400 CAFS
Sanbornton, NH Ambulance 2- 2018 Dodge Ram 5500/PL Custom ambulance
Westfield, MA Engine 4- 2018 Pierce Velocity 1250/750
Westport, CT Engine 2- 2017 Spartan MetroStar/Marion 1500/600/36F

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Bowdoinham, Maine Fire Department- will add new fire truck soon. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Hancock, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 1998 Stewart & Stevenson MTV w/ 2500 gallon tank as Tanker 5.

Natick, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 2011 Ford E-450/Starcraft bus that was modified by the department to be a dive rescue.

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

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Groton City, Connecticut Fire Department- has appointed former New London Battalion Chief Edward "Ted" Sargent as Deputy Fire Chief.

Groveland, Mass Fire Department- firefighter honored for life saving action. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Lowell, Mass Fire Department- fire chief concerned over poor shape of fire stations. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Mansfield, Mass Fire Department- promotes three. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Northern Berkshire, Mass Ambulance Service- new service emerges after local EMS units merge. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Saco, Maine Fire Department- Captain Marc Paquette has retired after 37+ years of service.

South Killingly Fire (Killingly, Conn)- set to receive station upgrades. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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Week of May 25, 2018

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Claremont, NH Firefighter Ralph T. Rouillard Sr., 82, passed away on May 21st.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Bangor, ME Ladder 1- 2018 Pierce Velocity PUC 1500/300/100' RM Twr
Barnstead, NH Engine 1- 2018 HME Ahrens-Fox 1871W 1500/1000/30A
Wethersfield Vol Ambulance, CT 851- 2018 Ford F-550/Road Rescue 4X4 ambulance (demo)

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Dunstable Mass Fire Department- $25,000 was approved at town meeting for the purchase of a UTV/Offroad vehicle with water/pump/foam/ems capabilities. Expected delivery is 1st week of July. Also, Dunstable Fire will be requesting $405,000 on June 26 to purchase a new 1250/1500 pumper. If approved, the new engine will replace the current Engine 2, which would then be converted into a forestry truck.

Edgecomb, Maine Fire Department- will be asking for funds to purchase a fast attack vehicle at town meeting. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Hope Valley, Rhode Island Fire Department- Engine 2's 2002 Pierce Dash 1500/2500 has returned to the department after being refurbished by Pierce in Wisconsin.

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

Swanton, Vermont Fire Department- has selected HME to build their new pumper and new ladder truck.

Weston, Mass Fire Department- town meeting approved $750,000 to purchase a new pumper and associated equipment. It will be assigned to Engine 1 after delivery.

Williston, Vermont Fire Department- Engine 1's new 2018 Spartan/Smeal 1500/1000 is in production. The current Engine 1's 1997 Spartan/Smeal 1250/1000 has been sold to Little Sioux City, Iowa.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Biddeford, Maine Fire Department- funding has been approved to hire 2 additional firefighters.

Princeton, Mass Fire Department- town meeting approved $7 million for construction of a new public safety building.

Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- PFD ambulance stoled at hospital recoved by police. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

South Burlington, Vermont Fire Department- Fire Chief Douglas Brent has announced he will retire on June 1st.

Waterville, Maine Fire Department- Captain Shawn Esler has been selected to be the next fire chief effective July 1st. He will also be the fire chief for Winslow, which was also the practice for the outgoing fire chief.

Weston, Mass Fire Department- the town has approved adding 2 more firefighters to the department ranks. Currently, the plan is to add another 2 the following fiscal year to untimately add one more firefighter per shift.

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Week of May 14, 2018

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Attleboro, MA Firefighter Thomas Cannon suffered a heart attack while on duty and passed away.

Retired Seymour, CT Fire Chief Peter C. Wols Jr passed away on May 9th at the age of 77.

Shelton and Trumbull, CT Volunteer Firefighter Austin Buoni, 22, died in a motor vehicle crash on May 12th.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Firefighter/Emergency Medical Responder William "Willie" Brinza, 64, of the Cowskin Rural Fire District in OK passed away after suffering a medical emergency while responding to a call in the fire apparatus.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Boston Ladder 1- 2018 E-One Cyclone Metro 100' RMA
Gorham, ME Ladder 1- 2018 Ferrara Inferno 107' RMA
Gorham, ME Tank 1- 2018 Ferrara Cinder 2000/1000/50F
Lee, MA Unit 1- 2018 Ford E-450/PL Custom ambulance
North Brookfield Emergency Squad, MA Ambulance 1- 2017 Ford E-450/McCoy Miller ambulance
Onset, MA Engine 3- 2018 International 7400/KME 4X4 1250/1800/50F
Portsmouth, NH Rescue 7- 2018 E-One Typhoon heavy rescue
Warren, MA Brush 1– 2018 Chevrolet 3500HD 4x4 300/200
Wayland, MA Ambulance 1- 2017 International/Braun ambulance

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

North Brookfield, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 1986 Chevy 4x4 125/250 as Brush 1. The unit had previously served in Franklin. The department also placed into serice a 1975 AM General 6x6 750/1500 as Tanker 1. The chassis had been obtained from Grafton.

Shrewsbury, Mass Fire Department- Rescue 1's 2002 KME Renegade Rescue Pumper 1500/500 has returned to service after being refurbished.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Bourne, Mass Fire Department- residents support new station, but not location. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

East Greenwich, Rhode Island Fire Department- town council votes to restructure fire department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Hampden, Mass- will combine dispatch with East Longmeadow. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Hampton Falls, New Hampshire Fire Department- has promoted Firefighter Alexis Garrant to the rank of Lieutenant.

Lee, Mass Fire Department- as of January 1, 2018, Lee EMS was merged into the fire department.

Newport, Rhode Island Fire Department- places new fireboat into service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Norwich, Vermont Fire Department- has named Alexander Northern as the new Fire Chief.

South Portland, Maine Fire Department- may need to replace aging station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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