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Week of December 2, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Brockton, Mass Firefighter Ray Roberts. Ray served the citizens of Brockton for 33 years retiring in 2017.

Retired Keene, NH Firefighter Robert A. Campbell, 80, passed away on November 29th.

Harrisville, Rhode Island Volunteer Firefighter Christopher T. Lavoie, 34, passed away on November 25th.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Johnston, RI Rescue 2- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/PL Custom ambulance
Londonderry, NH Medic 4- 2019 Ford F-550/AEV ambulance
Lyndon Rescue, VT Unit 96- 2019 Ford F-350/Braun ambulance
Oxford, ME Rescue 1- 2019 Chevy G4500/Braun ambulance
Oxford, ME Rescue 2- 2019 Chevy G4500/Braun ambulance
Raymond, ME Rescue 2- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/Braun ambulance

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Carver, Mass Fire Department- has on order a Kenworth T880/Pierce 1000 GPM / 3000 gallon Pumper Tanker. Delivery is expected in early 2021.

Eastford Fire Company (Eastford, CT)- has on order a Spartan MetroStar/Toyne pumper with 1500 GPM pump and a stainless steel body. Delivery is expected in December of 2020.

Norwell, Mass Fire Department- has on order a Pierce Enforcer 1500 GPM Pumper. Delivery is expected in late spring of 2020.

Scotland, CT Volunteer Fire Department- has on order a Toyne pumper/tanker being built on an International Navistar 2-door chassis. It will feature a 1500 GPM pump, 3000 gallon water tank and a stainless steel body. Delivery is expected in November of 2020.

Stoughton, Mass Fire Department- has on order a Pierce Enforcer 1500 GPM PUC Pumper. Delivery is expected in late spring of 2020.

Waterville, Maine Fire Department- city council approves purchasing two used ambulances. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

December 3rd marks the 20th anniversary of the Cold Storage Fire that took the lives of 6 Worcester Firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Concord, New Hampshire Fire Department- Fire Chief Dan Andrus has announced he will retired at the end of December.

East Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- 11 firefighters promoted. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Groveland, Mass Fire Department- has sworn in Robert Valentine as the new Fire Chief.

Harwich, Mass Fire Department- the new Station 2 has officially been occupied and is operational. It is located at Route 39 at Route 137 in East Harwich.

Pittsfield, Mass Fire Department- 10 firefighters promoted. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Provincetown, Mass Fire Department- proposed land purchase for new fire station rejected by voters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Woodstock, Vermont Fire Department- proposed remodel and expansion of fire station unveiled. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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Week of November 25, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Westport, CT Firefighter Turk Aksoy, 46, passed away on November 22nd from cancer.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Loudon, NH Ambulance 1- 2019 Dodge Ram D5500 4X4/PL Custom ambulance
Manchester, NH Engine 11- 2019 E-One Typhoon 2000/750
Martha's Vineyard Airport, MA Engine 941- 2019 Oshkosh Global Striker 1500/1500/450DC/210B
Newbury, MA Ladder 8- 2019 KME Severe Service-Tuff Truck 103' RMA
Peterborough, NH Ambulance 2- 2019 Ford F-550/Osage 4X4 ambulance
Strafford, VT Engine 1- 2019 International/E-One 1500/1000

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Boston Fire Department- Engine 32 has been assigned a 2008 E-One pumper that had previously served as Engine 10. Engine 49 has been assigned a 2001 E-One pumper that had previously served as Engine 52 and Engine 51.

East Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- has placed an order with E-One for a new ladder truck for Ladder 1. They also have purchased a 1995 Pierce tower that is currently running as Tower-Ladder 3. It previously served in Bristol, CT. East Providence is also running a 1996 E-One 110' RMA as Ladder 1. That truck previously served in Durham, NH.

Farmington, Maine Fire Department- has placed an order with Pierce for a 2020 Enforcer pumper with 1500 GPM pump. It will replace Engine 1 once delivered.

Fort Fairfield, Maine- council approves purchase of 2 ambulances for new EMS service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Salem, New Hampshire Fire Department- has placed an order with Pierce for a pumper built on an Impel chassis.

West Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- has purchased a used E-One 110' RMA ladder truck. It previously served a department in Illinois and has been designated Ladder 1.

Winthrop, Maine Fire Department- has placed an order with Pierce for a 2020 Enforcer pumper with 1500 GPM pump.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Massachusetts- Firefighters honored with 2019 state Firefighter of the Year awards. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Branford, Connecticut Fire Department- ex Fire Chief Mullen to be honored at renovated firehouse. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Chicopee, Mass Fire Department- the Gratton Street Fire Station (Engine 7) has re-opened after being closed in 2006 due to budget cuts.

Coventry, Rhode Island Fire Department- firefighters donated 50 turkeys to food bank. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Haven, Connecticut Fire Department- has established Rescue Company 1 and deactivated Squad 1 and Squad 2. Rescue 1 will respond citywide from Engine 8 quarters on Whitney Avenue and will be staffed with an officer and 4 firefighters (crew from ex Squad 1.) Squad 2's crew of an officer and 3 firefighters have been reassigned. The officer and 1 firefighter have been assigned to Headquarters where they will cross staff the Haz-Mat truck and the Rehab truck. The other 2 firefighters will be staffing an added paramedic unit.

Swanzey, New Hampshire Fire Department- Captain Eric Mattson has been names as the Interim Fire Chief.

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Week of November 18, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired West Newbury, MA Assistant Fire Chief Glenn Coffin, 78, passed away on November 15th.

Retired Braintree, MA Fire Chief Richard Hull, 77, passed away on November 19th.

Former Marlow, NH Assistant Chief and current American Medical Response paramedic Daniel Murphy, 48, passed away from injuries received in a motor vehicle crash.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- North Amityville Fire Company, NY Fire Chief Darryll Rollins, 42, passed away from a medical emergency after responding to a house fire.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Granby, MA- 2019 Ford F-550/Pierce 1500/250
Holbrook, MA Ambulance 1- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Hooksett, NH Ambulance 2- 2019 Ford F-550/PL Custom ambulance
Lincoln, MA Engine 3- 2019 Pierce Saber 2000/750
Tamworth, NH Engine 5- 2019 HME/Ahrens-Fox 1500/1000

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Grafton, Mass Fire Department- the new Seagrave pumper has been completed at the factory and will be delivered to the department after outfitting at the local dealer.

Harwich, Mass Fire Department- looks to replace an engine and a ladder with a quint. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Nashua, New Hampshire Fire Department- Engine 6's new 2019 Pierce Arrow XT has been completed and will be delivered to the department after outfitting at the local dealer.

New Haven, Connecticut Fire Department- with ladder truck broken, department looks to neighbors for help. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- Pierce has completed constuction on the new heavy rescue. Delivery will take place after outfitting at the local dealer.

Richmond, New Hampshire Fire Department- recently placed into service a 1994 Spartan Gladiator 2000/750 as Engine 3.

Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- ladder truck still idle six months after purchase. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Waterbury, Vermont Fire Department- funds have been approved to purchase two fire trucks.

Westborough, Mass Fire Department- has on order a Seagrave Aerialscope. Delivery is expected in summer of 2020.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

East Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- has appointed Acting Fire Chief Glenn J. Quick as the permanent Fire Chief.

Hebron, Connecticut Fire Department- Lieutenant seriously injured in crash. CLICK TO ARTICLE.

Londonderry, New Hampshire Fire Department- Pierce has completed construction of the new pumper. Delivery will take place after outfitting at the local dealer.

Newington, New Hampshire Fire Deprtment- Acting Fire Chief Edward J. Hoyt has been appointed as the permanent Fire Chief.

North Conway, New Hampshire Fire Department- renderings unveiled for new Fire Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Plymouth, Mass Fire Department- tours reveal issues with stations. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Plymouth, Mass Fire Department- North Plymouth Station to be shut down permanently due to asbestos. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Westborough, Mass Fire Department- Captain Robert Rand has retired after 38 years of service.

Woburn, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter Ken Robishaw has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Congrats Ken!

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire Fire Department- has selected Swanzey, NH Fire Chief Norman W. Skantze to be the new Fire Chief of Wolfeboro.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

Minuteman Fire & Rescue acquired by Allegiance Fire & Rescue. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of November 11, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Worcester, MA Lieutenant Jason Menard was killed while battling a structure fire on November 13th.

Campton-Thornton, NH Captain David Lavoie, 52, passed away suddenly on November 9th.

Longtime Winslow, ME Firefighter Scott Higgins died unexpectedly on November 11 at the age of 49.

Former Quaker Farms, CT Firefighter Frederick D. Schiavi, Jr passed away at the age of 88.

Retired University of Rhode Island Fire Marshal Roland G. Gamache, 86, passed away on November 7th.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Escambia County, FL District Chief and Air Force veteran Dwain Bradshaw was killed on November 6th when he was struck at the scene of a fatal vehicle accident.

LODD- Boys Town, NE Fire Chief John Sing, 67, suffered a medical emergency and collapsed after returning to the station from a call on November 11th.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Agawam, MA Ambulance 1- 2019 Ford/PL Custom ambulance
Boston Ladder 9- 2019 E-One Cyclone-Metro 100' RMA
Boston Ladder 23- 2019 E-One Cyclone-Metro 100' RMA
Rochester, MA Tanker 198- 2019 International/E-One 1500/3660/40A
Sherborn, MA Engine 6- 2019 International/Rosenbauer Timberwolf AWD 1250/1000/30A

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Framingham, Mass Fire Department- Pierce has begun production on Engine 2's new pumper. Delivery is expected sometime in February.

Gaylordsville Fire (New Fairfield, Conn)- has placed an order with 4-Guys for a 3000 gallon elliptical tanker built on an International chassis.

Hopedale, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 2012 International/Braun ambulance as Ambulance 1. It has previosly served in Hopkinton. Also, Ambulance 2 is now in service after the 2010 Wheeled Coach body was re-mounted to a 2018 Ford E-450 chassis.

Keene, New Hampshire Fire Department- has on order a Rosenbauer Commander 2000/300/100' Mid-Mount Tower Ladder.

Lunenburg, Mass Fire Department- the E-One 110' RMA ladder truck on order is due in around April of 2020. Lunenburg also has on order an E-One Quest pumper and a Horton ambulance.

Searsmont, Maine Fire Department- has placed into service a 2002 Freightliner FL70/Rescue One rescue as Rescue 44. It had previously served in Groton, Mass.

Tolland, Mass Fire Department- has ordered a 4-Guys Stainless Steel pumper on a Spartan ELFD chassis with 2000 GPM pump and 1000 water tank.

Winslow, Maine Fire Department- funds have been approved to purchase a new pumper.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Bourne, Mass Fire Department- new station proposed site raises questions over response times. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Chester, New Hampshire EMS- residents approve new station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Dennis, Mass Fire Department- looks at new location for sub-station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Meriden, Connecticut Fire Department- celebrates 150th anniversary. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Oxford, Mass Fire Department- has selected Monson Fire Chief Laurent McDonald to be the new Fire Chief.

Pawtucket, Rhode Island Fire Department- in talks with North Providence on possibility of merging fire dispatch. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Plymouth, Mass Fire Department- concrete collapse forces evacuation of 2nd fire station in less than a month. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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Press release from the U.S. Coast Guard:
The Coast Guard has announced that two of its new Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs) will be named in honor of Coast Guard heroes who also served in the New York City Police Department and New York City Fire Department respectively, and lost their lives responding on 9/11.
Adm. Karl Schultz, Coast Guard Commandant, is scheduled to announce that the new cutters will be named in honor of Port Security Specialist 2nd Class Vincent Danz and Machinery Technician 1st Class Jeffrey Palazzo.
Danz served as a Coast Guard Reservist, as well as an NYPD officer at the Emergency Services Unit in the Bronx. He responded on 9/11 to aid victims and lost his life when the World Trade Center collapsed. Palazzo served as a Coast Guard Reservist and an FDNY firefighter at Rescue 5 in Staten Island He also lost his life assisting others at the scene of the attacks on 9/11.
The new cutters are scheduled for delivery starting in 2023. FRCs are the mainstay of the Coast Guard’s coastal patrol fleet, providing multi-mission capabilities and interagency interoperability. FRCs feature advanced command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment; over-the-horizon cutter boat deployment to reach vessels of interest; and improved habitability and sea-keeping. They are replacing the 1980s-era Island Class 110-foot patrol boats.




Week of November 4, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Milton, MA Firefighter Bob McGee Sr, 80, passed away on November 6th after a battle with cancer.

Retired Weymouth, MA Fire Chief David Madden passed away on November 5th. He also served as mayor for the city after his retirement as Fire Chief.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Union Grove-Yorkville, WI Firefighter Brian Serdynski, 38, passed away after suffering a heart attack while on a call in October.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Franklin, MA Rescue 2- 2019 Dodge Ram 4500 4X4/Frazer ambulance
Gorham, ME Rescue 2- 2019 Chevy 5500/Braun ambulance
Guilford, CT Rescue 1- 2019 Spartan Gladiator/Marion heavy rescue
Kittery, ME Engine 5- 2019 KME Severe Service 1500/750/30F
Newburyport, MA Engine 5- 2019 Pierce Enforcer 1500/750
Northborough, MA Medic 1- 2019 Dodge Ram 5500/Horton 4x4 ambulance
Plymouth, MA Ladder 3- 2019 E-One Cyclone 1500/450/100' RMA
Swanzey, NH- 2019 Freighterliner 108SD/UST 1250/2017
Taftville (Norwich, CT) Engine 21- 2019 Pierce Enforcer 2000/1000
Vernon, CT Engine-Tank 341- 2019 Pierce Enforcer 1500/1000
Walpole, MA Engine 4- 2019 E-One Typhoon EMAX 1500/500/30F
Wareham EMS, MA Ambulance 2- 2019 Dodge Ram 5500/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Webster, MA Engine 4- 2019 E-One Typhoon 1250/1000
Webster EMS, MA Paramedic 3- 2019 Ford F-450/Medix 4X4 ambulance
Yantic (Norwich, CT) Engine 31- 2019 Pierce Enforcer 2000/800

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Bristol County, Mass- has placed into service a 1994 Ford L8000/E-One rescue for the tech rescue unit. It previously served the Fairhaven Fire Department and is quartered in Westport.

Farmington, Maine Fire Department- funds have been approved to order a new pumper from Pierce. It will replace Engine 1's 2002 Pierce.

Freeport, Maine Fire Department- hires consultant to review apparatus needs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Manchester, New Hampshire Fire Department- Truck 6's new E-One/135' Bronto tower is currently in production. Delivery is expected to be sometime in January.

Newbury, Mass Fire Department- The 2019 KME Tuff Truck 103' RMA has been completed at the factory and will be delivered after outfitting at the local dealer.

Rochester, Mass Fire Department- has repurposed ex Rescue 207's 2002 International/Horton ambulance as a rescue truck. It is designated Rescue 196.

Sandwich, Mass Fire Department- construction has been completed on the Ferrara Cinder HD-77 Aerial w/ 1750 GPM pump and 500 gallon tank. Delivery will take place sometime in November.

Scarborough, Maine Fire Department- funds have been approved to purchase a new pumper. It will replace a 1989 E-One.

Waterbury, Vermont Fire Department- down to 1 pumper after mechanical issues take other 2 pumpers out of service. Special Town Meeting scheduled for November 12th to request emergency funds to replace. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Waterville, Maine Fire Department- reassesses decision to purchase ambulances. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Greenwich, Connecticut Fire Department- had sworn in Scott Teulings as the department's newest firefighter.

Hanover, Mass Fire Department- considers second station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Harwich, Mass Fire Department- the new Station 2 has completed construction. It is expected to be occupied sometime this month.

Swampscott, Mass Fire Department- has named Captain Graham F. Archer as the new Fire Chief.

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Week of October 28, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired West Ossipee, NH Fire Chief Donald W. Eldridge, 84, passed away on October 21st.

Retired Worcester, MA Firefighter Rodney L Cabana, 80, passed away on October 24th.

Newton, NH Firefighter/EMT Michael “Gio” Giordano passed away on October 25th. He was a Charlestown native, Boston Public Schools employee, and a well loved member of the Boston Latin School community. CLICK FOR OBITUARY.

Retired Lowell, MA Captain James E. McLaughlin Sr, 69, passed away unexpectedly on October 26th.

Retired Windsor, ME Volunteer Firefighter Thomas F. Birmingham, 67, passed away on October 25th. He was also a Maine State Fire Academy Instructor.

Retired Quincy, MA Firefighter Henry "Butch" Schaffer Jr, 77, passed away on October 27th.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Washington D.C. Firefighter Alex Graham, 48, suffered passed away after suffering a medical emergency during training on October 24th.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Atkinson, NH- 2019 Ford F-550/Rosenbauer 500/300/10A
Auburn, NH Rescue 1- 2019 Kenworth T-370/Rosenbauer heavy rescue
Boston Ladder 4- 2019 E-One Cyclone-Metro 100' RMA
Boston Ladder 6- 2019 E-One Cyclone-Metro 100' RMA
New Bedford, MA Engine 6- 2019 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500
Provincetown, MA Engine 190- 2019 Ferrara Igniter 1500/500/20A/30B
Provincetown, MA Engine 193- 2019 Ferrara Igniter 1500/500/20A/30B
Provincetown, MA Engine 195- 2019 Ferrara Igniter 1500/500/20A/30B
Sterling, MA Ambulance 2- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/Horton ambulance
Tyngsborough, MA Engine 1- 2019 KME Panther 1500/750/20A

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Bangor, Maine Fire Department- has placed an order with Pierce for an Enforcer PUC pumper with 1500 GPM pump. Delivery is expected in summer of 2020.

Grafton, New Hampshire Fire Dept- has acquired a 1967 Kaiser Jeep forestry unit that previously served in Canaan.

Mystic, Connecticut Fire Department- Marion has completed construction of the new pumper built on a Spartan chassis. Delivery will take place sometime in November.

Norton, Mass Fire Department- has changed the numbering system for their apparatus. Apparatus is now in the 40's series for the new regional dispatch. See the NORTON PAGE for specific assignments.

Old Lyme, Connecticut Fire Department- Marion has completed construction of (2) two Peterbuilt tankers with 2000 gallon tanks. Delivery is expected to take place sometime in November.

Taftville Fire (Norwich, CT)- Engine 21's new Pierce pumper has been completed at the factory. It will be delivered to the department after outfitting at the local dealer.

Yantic Fire (Norwich, CT)- Pierce has completed construction of the department's new Enforcer 1500/770/30F pumper. It will be delivered to the department after outfitting at the local dealer.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Berwick, Maine Fire Department- hosts smoke detector giveaway in honor of Captain Joel Barnes. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Cranston, Rhode Island Fire Department- to hold fundraiser event on November 9th for family of late Firefighter Richard Gemma. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Dracut, Mass Fire Department- bids for new fire station to be unveiled. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Falmouth, Mass Fire Department- West Falmouth Fire Station to close in July of 2020. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Falmouth, Mass Fire Department- Main Street Fire Station to be named after late Fire Chief Paul Brodeur. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Farmington, Maine Fire Department- last firefighter injured in explosion released from hospital. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Long Hill Fire CO (Trumbull, CT)- has opened their new Station 2 located at 5400 Main Street.

Massachusetts Firefighting Academy- 277th class graduates on October 25th. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Milford, New Hampshire Fire Department- Dennis Haerinck has joined the department as captain of the training division. He had previously served as a lieutenant on the Hudson Fire Department.

Simsbury, Connecticut Fire Department- firefighters promoted. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Simsbury, Connecticut Fire Department- dozens attend fundraiser for families of firefighters killed in B-17 crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Wilmington, Mass Fire Department- Deputy Chief Bill Cavanaugh has been selected to be appointed as the new Fire Chief.

Winchester, Mass Fire Department- has named Captain Rick Tustin as the new Fire Chief.

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Week of October 21, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Springfield, MA Firefighter Kevin Welz.

Retired Berkeley Fire District, RI Fire Chief Robert A. Joly, 83, passed away on October 18th.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Homer, NY Firefighter Robert Bush passed awy on October 19th after falling ill during training.

LODD- Equality, AL Volunteer Firefighter Michael Johnston, 45, was killed when he was ejected from the tanker he was responding with to a brush fire overturned.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Hillsboro, NH Ambulance 1- 2019 Ford F-450/PL Custom ambulance
Littleton, MA Tower 1- 2019 Rosenbauer Cobra 2000/500/101' RM Twr
Norridgewock, ME Engine 21- 2019 Freightliner/Pierce 1250/1000/20F
Southington, CT Squad 5- 2019 Sutphen Monarch 1500/750

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Charlton, Mass Fire Department- funds have been approved to purchase a new engine. The manufacturer hasn't been selected yet, but it will feature a 1500 GPM pump, 1250 gallon tank and will replace Engine 1.

Plymouth, Mass Fire Department- funds have been approved to purchase a new pumper for Engine 4.

Scituate, Rhode Island Fire Department- voters approved funding for a new ladder to replace North Scituate Ladder 22.

Waterbury, Vermont Fire Department- to request funds from taxpayers to purchase new fire engines. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Williston, Vermont Fire Department- Engine 3's 2003 KME has been sold to the Dallas Bay Fire Department in Tennessee.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Maine- Firefighter seriously injured when Owl's Head and St. George tankers collide. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Bridgeport, Connecticut Fire Department- Deputy Fire Chief Ronald Rolfe has left his post at the department after 21 years of service to take a position with the Brampton, Ontario Fire Department in Canada.

Dudley, Mass Fire Department- cuts ribbon on new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Hadley, Mass Fire Department- construction begins on new North Hadley Fire Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Londonderry, New Hampshire Fire Department- first phase of Central Station renovation complete. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Manchester, New Hampshire Fire Department- welcomes new recruits. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Millbury, Mass Fire Department- recognizes Firefighter Michael Breault for rescue. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Portsmouth, Rhode Island Fire Department- firefighters promoted and new hires sworn in. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

Dallas, TX Fire Station destroyed by tornado. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




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