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Week of February 11, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Rockport, MA Lieutenant Kris Juncker Jr passed away on February 9th from cancer.

Retired Lawrence, MA Firefighter and WWII Veteran Henry Tuminowski passed away at the age of 103.

Retired Meadowood County Area, NH Fire Chief Robert H. Murray Jr., 84, passed away on February 9, 2019.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Avon, CT Engine 13- 2019 Ford F-550/HME Mini EVO 1500/300/15F
Monroe, CT EMS 952- 2019 Ford F-450/PL Custom ambulance

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Bethlehem, Connecticut Fire Department- has placed an order for a Spartan/Smeal 1500/2500 pumper/tanker.

Hooksett, New Hampshire Fire Department- hopes for new ladder truck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Manchester, Connecticut 8th Utilities- has on order a Pierce Saber pumper. Delivery is expected in late March or April.

Southbury, Connecticut Fire Department- has placed an order with Pierce for a new Velocity PUC pumper.

Tiverton, Rhode Island Fire Department- neighboring departments help out with loaner ambulances. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Boscowen, New Hanpshire Fire Department- Fire Chief set to retire after 56 years with the department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Brentwood, New Hampshire Fire Department- has sworn in Joe Bird as the new Fire Chief.

Brockton, Mass Fire Department- 11 firefighters promoted. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Charlemont & Rowe, Mass Fire Departments- will share fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Dennis, Mass Fire Department- Selectment favor location of new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Gardiner, Maine Fire Department- has grant to hire more firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Mansfield, Mass Fire Department- engine catches fire inside station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Pittsfield, Mass Fire Department- names Engine 6 after former Deputy Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Searsmont, Maine Fire Department- has named Kyle Cox as the new Fire Chief.

Seymour, Connecticut Fire Department- has named Timothy Willis as the new Fire Marshal.

Stoneham, Mass Fire Department- has promoted Lieutenant Rob Dalis to the rank of captain and Firefighter Rick Darragh to the rank of lieutenant.

Sudbury, Mass Fire Department- will be hiring 4 firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Woburn, Mass Fire Department- poor condition at fire station causes concern. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

Off duty Milford, MA dispatcher helps save residents from apartment fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of February 4, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Action, MA Engine 23- 2018 Seagrave Marauder 1500/750/30B
Falmouth, MA Ambulance 39- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Acton, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 2018 Seagrave Marauder Rescue-Pumper. It is a triplet to their other engines with a 1500 GPM pump, 750 gals water and 30 gals foam. This engine is stationed in West Acton. This is the Town's third Seagrave purchased over the past 18 months and completes their transition to using Seagrave for all 3 primary engines.

Boston Fire Department- E-One is nearing completion of the new tower for TL10. Delivery is expected to the department in late February or early March. The department has signed a contract with E-One for 9 new pumpers over 3 years. They will have the same specs as all the new E-One pumps. They have also ordered 5 E-One Metro ladder trucks. Unkown time frame for those. The department has also started the process of specing out 2 new E-One heavy rescue trucks. Those will not be ordered for another year or two.

Charlestown, New Hampshire Fire Department- Engine 1 was damaged while on scene of an train vs. vehicle. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Plainville, Mass Fire Department- the new 2018 Spartan Gladiator/Toyne 1750/1000/25F pumper has been completed at the factory and will be delivered after outfitting at the local dealer.

Salisbury, Mass Fire Department- KME has completed construction of Ladder 1's new "Tough Truck" quint. This a new design for KME and is supposed to be shown at a number of shows including FDIC in April prior to delivery. However, I have not confirmed if this will still be the case.

Stoneham, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 2018 John Deere XUV utility vehicle as S-1.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Bernardston, Mass Fire Department- to build garage addition to fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Boston Fire Department- Engine 5 has returned to their quarters following renovations to the building. Engine 50 is expected to return to their quarters in late March or early April. Ground breaking on the new station for Engine 42/Rescue 2 should take place in late spring.

Greenwich, Connecticut Fire Department- Selectman and Chief make case for Northwest fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Hampton, New Hampshire Fire Department- chief makes case for 4 new firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Bedford, Mass Fire Department- has named District Chief Scott Kruger as Acting Deputy Fire Chief.

New Boston, New Hampshire Fire Department- to ask residents again for new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Newport, New Hampshire Fire Department- Fire Chief named Citizen of the Year. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Norwich, Connecticut Fire Department- has sworn in Battalion Chief Tracy Montoya as the new Fire Chief.

Stoneham, Mass Fire Department- Firefighter Steve Verhault has retired after 32+ years of service.

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Week of January 28, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Long time Pepperell, MA Fire Captain Paul Tierney passed away on January 24th.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Howell, MS Volunteer Fire Chief Bobby Dunnaway, 72, passed away after having a medical emergency at an incident scene.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Moultonborough, NH Engine- 2019 HME Ahrens Fox 1500/1675/F
Trumbull Center, CT Engine- 2019 E-One Typhoon X 1500/780/30F

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Abington, Mass Fire Department- Ferrara is nearing completion of the new Cinder pumper with 1500 GPM pump, 750 gallon water tank and 20 gallon foam cell. It will replace Engine 4 after delivery.

Burlington, Vermont Fire Department- E-One has completed construction on a heavy rescue for the department. After delivery, it will be cross-staffed by Tower 1's crew. Also on order with E-One is a new Typhoon pumper for Engine 5.

Sandwich, Mass Fire Department- Requests funds to purchase a quint. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

South Portland, Maine Fire Department- ladder truck damaged during training to be replaced. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Greenwich, Connecticut Fire Department- welcomes 4 new firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Lisbon, New Hampshire Fire Department- has opened their new Fire/EMS Station located at 151 South Main Street.

Paris, Maine Fire Department- fire station damaged by rain water. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Ridgefield, Connecticut Fire Department- two new hires puts department at full staff. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Tilton-Northfield, New Hampshire Fire Department- officals outline details for new facility. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

West Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- swears in new recruits. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Wethersfield, Connecticut- town budget features funds for newly created municipal fire department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

Vermont Firefighters' gear will outfit Tazmanian City. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Raynham, Mass Fire Chief looks back on 49 year career. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Wallingford, Connecticut Firefighter- promotes 3 and swears-in 2 new firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Westminster, Mass Fire Department- receives grant for feasability study for new fire/police facility. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Weeks of January 21, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Williston, VT Engine 1- 2018 Spartan/Smeal 1500/1000/30F

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Richmond, Vermont Rescue- has placed an order for a new Braun ambulance.

Williston, Vermont Fire Department- has placed an order for a new F-550/Osage ambulance to replace Rescue 1.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Block Island, Rhode Island Fire Department- members elect new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Brewster, Mass Fire Department- receives S.A.F.E. grant. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

South Burlington, Vermont Fire Department- Interim Fire Chief Terry Francis has been appointed as the new permanent fire chief.

Tilton-Northfield, New Hampshire Fire Department- Fire Chief explains need for new building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Wayland, MA Fire Department- Fire Chief David Houghton has announced he will retire on June 30th.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

Badge with sentimental value stolen from firefighter's car while on duty in Cambridge. CLICK FOR FACEBOOK POST.

East Haven, Connecticut Firefighters collect goods for Coast Guard members not getting paid during shut-down. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Fire Stations across the state face serious shortage of volunteer firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of January 14, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Stoneham, Mass Firefighter Charlie Greenleaf passed away.

Retired Rollinsford, NH Assistant Chief Kevin L. Hurd, 65, passed away on January 12th.

Hinsdale, NH Firefighter John Burnham passed away.

Bethel, CT Firefighter Ira Pollack passed away at the age of 67.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Central Coventry, RI Engine 7- 2017 Spartan/Smeal 1500/750 (ex demo)
Falmouth, MA Engine 21- 2019 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/750
Vergennes, VT Engine - 2018 HME Ahrens Fox 1871W 1500/1000/30F
Westbrough, MA Medic 1- 2018 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Barre, Mass Fire Department- has placed an order with Pierce for a 1500 GPM pumper on an Enforcer chassis. Delivery is expected in September of 2019 and will replace the current Engine 4.

Bristol, Connecticut Fire Department- has on order a Pierce 95' Mid-Mount Tower on an Arrow XT chassis. It will replace Tower 1's 2006 E-One. Delivery is expected in April 2019.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Bowdoinham, Maine Fire Department- deicates fire station to former fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Derby, Connecticut Fire Department- has named a corporate jet pilot as their new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Greenfield, Mass Fire Department- Rough estimates for new fire station are reviewed. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

North Haven, Connecticut Fire Department- Chief looks to add six additional firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

North Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- to add a 3rd rescue starting in February to reduce wait times for ambulances. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire Fire Department- Fire Inspector Patrick Howe has been named as the new Deputy Fire Chief.

Wells, Maine Fire Department- Selectment approve moving forward with new site for fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Westport, Mass Fire Department- chief looks to add 1 additional firefighter. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

Rochester, New Hampshire Firefighter returns to work after battling cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

York County, Maine Firefighters collect patches for young boy with brain cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Sanford, Maine Firefighters shave heads in support of assistant chief with cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Stoneham and Winchester, Mass receive state funds for S.A.F.E. programs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Hermon, Maine live in fire students learn tricks of the trade. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Off Duty Oak Bluffs, Mass Firefighters aid state trooper. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of January 7, 2019

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Stratham, NH former Firefighter, Selectman and Building Inspector Terry Barnes, 77, was killed when struck by a car when he was crossing the street.

Gilmanton Iron Works, NH former Fire Chief David Holton Russell passed away on New Years Eve, 2018.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- FDNY Firefighter Steven H. Pollard, 30, of Ladder 170, fell 52 feet from the Belt Parkway Bridge in Brooklyn and died from the injuries received.

LODD- Clinton, IA Lieutenant Eric Hosette, 33, was killed in an explosion while fighting a fire at a grain storage silo.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Fairhaven, MA Ladder 1- 2018 E-One Cyclone 110' RMA
West Hartford, CT Engine - 2018 Spartan S180 1500/750/20F

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Attleboro, Mass Fire Department- Ladder 1 OOS after being struck by car. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Boston Sparks Association- has purchased a 2012 Freightliner 3500 Modular Ambulance. Designated Squad 10, it will run as a backup to A10 for large scale incidents and run as a 2nd piece when they have mutliple calls.

Derry, New Hampshire Fire Department- has placed an order with Pierce for a new pumper.

Enfield, Connecticut- taxpayers to vote on January 17th for new pumper and new ladder truck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Peacham, Vermont Fire Department- has on order a Kenworth T470/Toyne 1000/2000 tanker. Delivery is expected in July of 2019.

Plymouth, Mass Fire Department- Engine 5 catches fire inside station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Auburn, Maine Fire Department- has promoted Captain Matt Fifield to the rank of Deputy Chief.

Farmingdale, Maine Fire Department- Federal shutdown causes interest rates for new fire station to increase. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Mansfield, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Neal Boldrighini has announced he will retire in September 2019.

Greenwich, Connecticut Fire Department- has promoted Shawn Morris to the rank of Deputy Chief.

Lyndeborough, New Hampshire Fire Department- Town Meeting to discuss possiblity of sub-station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Nahant, Mass Fire Department- state grant to help fund fire safety program. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Seymour, Connecticut Fire Department- Fire Marshal Paul Wetowitz has retired after 44 years of service.

Simsbury, Connecticut Fire Department- Main Station members receive award. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

"Worcester's Bravest" beer created to help daughter of fallen Worcester Firefighter. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Boston Lieutenant Kevin Kelley 10 year anniversary of Line of Duty Death. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




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