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Week of June 27, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

LODD- Chesterfield County, VA firefighter Alicia A. Monahan passed away after suffering an accident during swift water rescue training. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Helicopter pilot Douglas Ritchie died when his helicopter crashed that he was piloting during a resupply mission at the Clear Fire in Interior Alaska. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Randolph County, NC firefighter Mishael James Auman was shot to death on June 25th and his wife is now charged with his murder. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Maine- Saco Fire Department has placed into service a 2022 Ferrara Inferno 1500/2500 as Tank 6. It replaces Engine 1's 1993 Freightliner FL80/Central States 1250/2500, which has been sold to the Weston, ME Fire Department.

Maine- Sanford Fire Department recently placed into service a new ambulance built on a 2022 Ford F-550 chassis as Ambulance 3.

Massachusetts- Adams Ambulance recently placed into service two (2) 2021 Ford E-450/Frontline ambulances as Unit 1 and Unit 3.

Massachusetts- New Ashford Fire Department has placed into service a 2021 Freighliner/Toyne 400/2300 as Tanker 1.

Massachusetts- North Adams Fire Department recently placed into service a 2021 Ford F-550 4X4/Kimtek/MHQ 380/200/5F brush truck as Truck 6.

Massachusetts- Oxford Fire Department has placed into service a 2021 Chevrolet 3500HD Utility 4x4 200/200/5F light rescue as Rescue 1. It replaces a 2003 American LaFrance heavy rescue.

Massachusetts- Woburn Fire Department recently placed into service a 2022 Ford F-550/Horton 4x4 ambulance as Rescue 2. The former Rescue 2 has been reassigned as Rsv Rescue 3.

New Hampshire- New Hampshire Fire Academy has taken delivery of a 2022 Rosenbauer Commander 2000/500/30F/100’ RMA for Ladder 1.

Rhode Island- Central Falls Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Dodge Ram 5500/Horton 4X4 ambulance for Rescue 2. The department will now be staffing 2 ambulances full time.

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Maine- South Thomaston Fire Department has received funds to purchase a new pumper/tanker and a utility truck.

Massachusetts- Cheshire Fire Department recently placed into service a 2014 Dodge Ram 4500 4x4 250/400 as Brush 6.

Massachusetts- Hampden Fire Department has placed into service a 2022 Ford F-250 4X4 utility as Rescue 1.

Massachusetts- Savoy Fire Department recently took delivery of a 2022 Ford F-250 4X4 utility for Truck 5.

Massachusetts- Townsend Fire Department has been approved funding to purchase a pumper, a brush truck and a new SUV.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Connecticut- New Britain Fire Department- two female firefighters have reached lieutenant rank for 1st time in department history. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Mount Desert Fire Department paramedic receives lifetime EMS award. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Conway Fire Station tour highlights safety concerns. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Worthington names Rick Scott as new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Portsmouth Fire's Cassie Chamberlain becomes department's first female officer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Brattleboro Fire Captain Jason Davis has retired after 20+ years with the department.

Vermont- Wilmington Fire Department has occupied their new fire station located at 40 Beaver Street.

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

Connecticut- Multiple People Displaced, Pet Rescued After House Fire in Avon. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- 2-Alarm Fire Damages Abandoned Bridgeport Building: Fire Department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Southington Moving Truck Fire Destroys Belongings of Military Families. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- 2 adults, 1 child pulled from Waterbury house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- 2 Hospitalized After Fire at Home in Watertown. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Firefighters Put Out Blaze at Polish Club in West Haven. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Pallet catches fire at Lewiston store. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Keeper's cottage at Prospect Harbor light station badly damaged by fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fire in Boston High-Rise Sends Smoke Over City. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- A 4-alarm blaze in Dorchester burns 2 buildings, leaves 16 people displaced and 2 firefighters injured. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Lightning Strike ‘Most Likely' Cause of Danvers Fire, Officials Say. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- 4 pets killed in trailer fire in Dighton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Crews battle 3-alarm fire at Gloucester marina. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Firefighters Battle Blaze in Ipswich. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fire breaks out on roof of mixed-use building in Lowell. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Multiple units report to house fire in Mansfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- 4 people, including child, rescued from sinking boat off Nahant coast. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- New Bedford Fire Department responds to fire at four-family dwelling. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- New Bedford Firefighters Fight Three Fires Simultaneously. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Air conditioner determined to be cause of fire in Northampton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- South Hadley residents concerns after CO2 extinguisher explodes, lands in backyard. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Crews respond to two-alarm fire in Springfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Man dies after electrocution, fire at Taunton home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Charging Battery Sparked Fire In Westborough Hotel: Firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fire Scorches Vehicles at Worcester's Saint Vincent Hospital Garage. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Four-alarm fire destroys Kennebec Lumber sawmill building in Greenfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Littleton wildfire possibly sparked by nearby range shooting, officials say. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Grill Blamed for Milton Fire That Destroyed House. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- New Hampton man accused of setting 2 cars on fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Tractor-trailer catches fire in Woodsville. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Crash in East Greenwich sends 6 to hospital. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Update: 1 person dies in Marshfield house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- None injured as persistent fire destroys home in Winhall. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Massachusetts- Firefighters in Stow and Bridgewater graduate state fire academy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Road to recovery: Following intensive rehab injured Manchester firefighter returns to work. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- With financial help sought for Ashaway Ambulance, fire district calls for greater public participation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Graduation day for Vermont Fire Academy junior firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of June 20, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Echo Hose H&L Co. 1 past Assistant Chief Chuck Sutton passed away. He was a Life Honored Member of the Echo Hose.

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

LODD- Philadelphia, PA Lieutenant Sean Williamson was killed and two firefighters were critically injured when a Philadelphia building collapsed after a fire was contained on June 18th. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Maxwell, TX Assistant Fire Chief Jonathan Coco and his brother, Hunter, were killed when their brush truck rolled over while returning from a wildfire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Linn County, KS firefighter Josh Haynes has died from the injuries he suffered while battling the medical facility fire in Pleasanton on June 20th. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Connecticut- Bloomfield Center Fire Department recently placed into service a 2021 Pierce Velocity rescue-pumper. Features includes a Detroit Diesel DD13 505 hp motor, Waterous 1500 GPM pump and 500 gallon water tank. It has been designated Rescue 6.

Massachusetts- Brimfield Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Spartan MetroStar/Toyne pumper for Engine 2. It features a 1500 GPM pump and 1000 gallon water tank.

Vermont- Danville Fire Department recently took delivery of a 2021 Kenworth/2022 Fouts 1000/3000 pumper/tanker for Tanker 2.

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Connecticut- Sandy Hook Fire Co (Newtown) has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One HR 100' quint built on a single rear axle chassis.

Connecticut- Vernon Fire Department has placed an order with Firematic for a Pierce Enforcer pumper-tanker.

Maine- Kittery Fire Department has been approved funding to purchase a new heavy rescue to replace Rescue 3's 2001 Pierce.

Maine- Palermo Fire Department recently purchased a 1997 Pierce Quantum 1500/750 designated Engine 4. It had previously served in Burlington, Mass.

Massachusetts- Lakeville Fire Department has placed an order with New England Fire Apparatus for a Smeal 100' Mid-Mount tower built on a Spartan chassis.

Massachusetts- Newburyport fire boat sinks, investigation underway. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Northfield Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a Horton ambulance built on a Ford F-550 chassis.

New Hampshire- Mason Fire Department has purchased a 1998 Freightliner FL80/Dingee 1250/1000 pumper for Engine 1. It has previously served in North Walpole, NH.

New Hampshire- Winchester Fire Department has removed from service Engine 2's 1996 Freightliner/3D 1250/1000, which has been sold to Imboden, AR.

Rhode Island- Pawtucket pumper damaged in water main break. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Prudence Island Fire Department recently acquired a 1991 E-One Cyclone 1500/750 pumper from the Rhode Island Fire Academy. The pumper originally served with the Sentinel Heights, NY Fire Department prior to being purchased by Smithfield in 2012. It then went to the Fire Academy in 2019.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Connecticut- Farmington To Have new Fire Administrator along with a new police chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Norwalk: After responding to blaze that killed child, Norwalk firefighters help each other cope. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Windsor Locks former fire chief inducted into Hall of Fame. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Brownville adds first responder unit. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Greene paramedic to receive Maine EMS Lifetime Achievement Award. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Newburgh residents approve funds for new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Peru fire chief retiring after leading the department for 35 years. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Waterville: Debate erupts over $1.72 million plan to restructure Waterville fire operations. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Boston Fire Commissioner announces retirement. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Pawtucket holds groundbreaking for new Station 1 on West Ave. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

Connecticut- Woman killed in Hartford fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Firefighter Injured Battling Blaze at Popular Mansfield Restaurant. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Authorities: Discarded smoking materials caused fire that displaced 37 people in Meriden. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- 1 Person Seriously Burned in New Haven Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Rocky Hill Firefighters Able To Free Person Stuck In Railing. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Building at Barker Mill Arms goes up in flames in Auburn. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- One person killed after Calais house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Oakland PD and Fire responds to motor vehicle crash, fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Arrest warrant issued after Thomaston house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Reward offered after suspicious fire breaks out at Arlington church rectory. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Several Homes Evacuated After Gas Main Break In Boston's Hyde Park. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- 8 displaced, 2 restaurants closed by fire that broke out in Boston's North End. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- 9 people displaced after raging blaze rips through Brockton home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Homes evacuated, road closed after gas line struck in Concord. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Gloucester fire reportedly displaces at least 6; sends 2 residents and 2 firefighters to hospital. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Firefighters investigating former school building fire in Great Barrington. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Firefighters extinguish smoky blaze at Mansfield recycling warehouse. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Firefighter Injured Battling House Fire in Merrimac. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Worker injured, customers in dark after Newton substation fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- A multifamily apartment building in Pittsfield was damaged in a fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Neighbors rescued, firefighters extinguish flames on high-rise deck near Revere Beach. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fire at Popular Sterling Corn Maze May Have Been Intentionally Set. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fire breaks out at home in West Newbury. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Gilsum home fire rekindles twice, causing explosion but no injuries. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Police investigating after American flags at Goffstown restaurant set on fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- 4 people displaced after house fire in Manchester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Couple Rescued From Yacht Fire in New Castle Harbor Talk About ‘Harrowing' Experience. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- One person displaced after house fire in Bristol. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Woonsocket coffee shop damaged in fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Fire in Bellows Falls caused by stove. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Brattleboro home damaged by early morning fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Marshfield man killed in structure fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Winhall and Manchester fire crews knock down truck fire that closed Routes 11 and 30. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Connecticut- OSHA Investigating Fire Training Accident in Newington. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Antique fire truck convention comes to Wilmington. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Cranston Firefighter Shows Off Cooking Chops in PBS's Search for "The Great American Recipe". CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Burlington Firefighters Association calls for action amid recent attacks. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of June 13, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Worcester, Mass EMS Paramedic Seth Ebbs passed away suddenly on Sunday June 12th.

Tiverton, RI Fire Department mourns loss of retired captain Joe Policica. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

LODD- Polk County, FL Fire Rescue Engineer/Paramedic Douglas Clemons died while on duty at Fire Station 27. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Connecticut- East Haddam Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Sutphen Monarch Extreme Duty SLR75 2000/500/75' RMA for Ladder 1-15.

Maine- Brunswick Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 International/E-One pumper tanker for Tank 2. Features include: Cummins L9 450 HP engine, Allison EVS automatic transmission, Hale 1500 GPM Q-Max pump, and 2600 gallon water tank.

Maine- Skowhegan Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750 for Engine 13. It replaces a 1999 HME.

Massachusetts- Agawam Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford E-450/PL Custom ambulance for Rescue 2.

Massachusetts- Duxbury Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Dodge Ram 5500/Horton 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 2.

Massachusetts- Scituate Fire Department has placed into service a 2020 Ford F-550/Fouts Brothers 1500/285/15F as Car 3-7. It was a former demo unit.

Massachusetts- Turners Falls Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/PL Custom ambulance for Ambulance 1.

Rhode Island- The Rhode Island Fire Academy has taken delivery of a 2021 Pierce Enforcer Ascendant 1500/500 107’ RMA for Ladder 1.

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Connecticut- Bloomfield Center Fire Department donates fire trucks to 2 Tennessee fire departments. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Colebrook Fire Department has ordered a 4-Guys pumper built on a Spartan Metro Star chassis.

Connecticut- East Hartland Fire Department has ordered a 4-Guys pumper on a Spartan Metro Star chassis with 1500 GPM pump, 1000 gallon water tank and a foam system.

Connecticut- Sharon Fire Department has ordered a 4-Guys tanker built on a Kenworth T-800 chassis with 3000 gallon water tank.

Maine- Windsor residents to vote on new fire truck, town spending plan at annual Town Meeting. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Braintree Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One custom built pumper.

Massachusetts- Dracut Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for 3 pieces of apparatus- an HP95’ Mid mount Tower; a Typhoon Custom Pumper with 1500 GPM pump, 750 gallon water tank and 30 gallon A foam tank, 750/30A; and mini pumper with 1250 GPM pump and 300 gallon water tank built on a Ford F-550 chassis. In addition, the department will be sending Engine 1's 2009 E-One Typhoon out to be refurbished, which will become a spare after the new pumper is in service. The department has also ordered a Ford F-350 utility truck, a 16’ rescue boat, and a new SBA compressor. The fire chief noted that this is the largest single equipment investment in the history of the Dracut Fire Department.

Massachusetts- UMASS Memorial EMS has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for two (2) Horton ambulances built on Ford F-450 chassis.

Massachusetts- Uxbridge Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a Horton ambulance built on a Ford F series chassis.

New Hampshire- Chichester Fire Department has placed an order with Lakes Region Fire Apparatus for an Alexis pumper built on an HME 1871 MFDxL 12” raised roof Chassis. Features include: Cummins L9 370-HP Diesel Engine, Allison 3000 EVS Automatic Transmission, Hale 1500 gpm pump and 1000 gallon water tank.

Rhode Island- Providence Tower-Ladder 2's 2007 Pierce 95' Mid-Mount Tower has been removed from service due to frame issues. It is not known if it will/can be repaired, but the company is using a spare truck for the foreseeable future.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Connecticut- Stamford FD raises money to help recover relics of department's history. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Tolland Fire Lt Richard Walbridge has been promoted to the rank of Captain. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Greenville to replace fire station riddled with code violations. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Acton opens environmentally-friendly fire station of the future. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Milton: Community pitches in to break ground at new fire headquarters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Sherborn Firefighter 'Who Is Not Done With Life' Needs New Kidney. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Westborough Fire Headquarters had damaged done to the building by man breaking glass earling in the morning. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Westborough Off-Duty Firefighter Helped Save Man In Cardiac Arrest. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Derry has officially named its new fire chief: Assistant Fire Chief James Richardson. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

Connecticut- I-95 in Bridgeport clears after tractor-trailer fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- 11 people displaced after Enfield fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Fire crews battle Hartford apartment fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Meriden: Fire crews respond to hazmat situation at New England Motor Freight. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Fire displaces residents of New London multi-family home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Family Displaced After Fire In Stafford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Man arrested in connection with Bath elementary school arson. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Officials battle second fire at Dike Newell School in Bath. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Garage is a complete loss after fire in Bucksport. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Family loses home and pet in house fire in Dixmont. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Fire heavily damages Saint Albans home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Multiple fire departments respond to Thomaston house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Dennis House Fire Caused by Lightning Strike. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Lakeville Fire Department responds to equipment fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Propane tanks emptied from truck alongside Route 128 in Lynnfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Crews battle house fire near golf course in Melrose. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Newburyport firefighters battle tractor fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Officials investigating Flag Day fireworks as cause of Quincy blaze. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Man Told Officers He Set Satanic Temple in Salem on Fire as ‘Hate Crime. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Despite rescue attempt by off-duty firefighter, 30-year-old man dies falling from Shrewsbury bridge. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fire causes roof to collapse at Waltham home, displacing residents. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Concord firefighters rescue pup trapped down 25 foot pipe. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Firefighter rescues man from Winni River in Laconia. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- 3 pets perish in Manchester fire, 6 people displaced after fire sparked by cooking grease. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Firefighters Rescue 4 From Building in Nashua. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Lightning apparently strikes garage in Narragansett, starts fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Newport Fire Department respond to Cliff Walk for person who had fallen approximately 40 feet down. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- 2 firefighters hurt, roof collapses in North Kingstown fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Richmond-Carolina firefighters douse blaze caused by lightning strike. CLICK FOR ARTICEL.

Rhode Island- Apartment building in Warren catches fire, one displaced. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Dog dies in Hinesburg house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Local fire units turn out for Pownal shed and garage fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Connecticut- State Fire Marshal's Office introduces new Arson K-9 team. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- From the Archives: The Vendome Hotel fire, 50 years later. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Essex Fire Department remembers Addi, the Fire Girl. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Oshkosh Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Maxi-Métal Inc of Saint-Georges de Beauce, Quebec, Canada. MAXIMETAL is a leader in the design and manufacture of custom fire apparatus and utility vehicles in the Canadian market and will be part of Oshkosh’s Fire & Emergency segment. CLICK FOR PRESS RELEASE.




Week of June 6, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

OUTSIDE OF NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Hollywood firefighter Chris Allen suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after his 48 hour shift ended on June 6th. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Connecticut- Pawcatuck Fire Department in Stonington has taken delivery of a 2022 International/E-One 1500/750/30B pumper for Engine T-43. It replaces a 2006 E-One.

Maine- Orland Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Freightliner/Pierce 4X4 pumper for Engine 511. Features include a 1250 GPM pump and 1000 gallon water tank.

Maine- Yarmouth Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2021 International/E-One 1000/2500 pumper/tanker for Tank 83.

Massachusetts- Acton Fire Department recently place into service a 2021 International/Excellance ambulance as Rescue 35.

Rhode Island- North Smithfield Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Spartan/Toyne 1500/1000/30A for Engine 2. It replaces as 2000 E-One which will become spare Engine 3.

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Maine- LaGrange Fire Department has purchased former Leicester Mass Engine 4: 1998 Freightliner/Central States 1250/750/20A/20B.

Massachusetts- Ayer Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One custom pumper.

Massachusetts- Douglas Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire and Rescue for a Pierce Saber 1500 GPM pumper.

Massachusetts- New Bedford Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire & Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer 100' Tractor Drawn Aerial ladder truck.

Massachusetts- New Bedford Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a new E-One pumper.

Massachusetts- Wilmington Fire Department Loses Two Trucks In Less Than A Month. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Newport Fire Department has place an order with Allegiance Fire & Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer pumper with 1250 GPM Waterous pumper and 1000 gallon water tank.

New Hampshire- Ossipee Corner Fire Department has placed an order with Lakes Region Fire Apparatus for a new Alexis pumper built on a Spartan Metro Star chassis. Features include a 1500 GPM pump, 1250 gallon water tank, 30 gallon foam tank, 450HP Cummins L9 motor and Allison 3000 EVS transmission.

Rhode Island- Pascoag Fire in Burrillville recently placed into service a 1995 Ford F-450/Fire Resources 4x4 150/200/40F as Forestry 4. It had previously served Prudence Island.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Maine- Boothbay Harbor's new firefighter talk about joining the department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Howland unveils new municipal building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Peru fire chief retiring after leading the department 35 years. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Boston fire chaplain retires after 60 years, honored by community. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Cambridge Engine 9 has returned to its quarters on Lexington Street as renovations to the firehouse have been completed.

Massachustts- Greenfield Zoning Board of Appeals approves fire station site plan, special permit. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Wareham Fire holds swearing in/badge pinning ceremony for firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Bridgewater fire and rescue squads ready to roll from new station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- South Burlington appoints Steven Locke as new Fire Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

Connecticut- East Lyme Dispatchers Use FaceTime to Help in Rescue After Boat Capsizes. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Family Displaced After House Fire in Manchester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Family Displaced After Fire Tore Through Home in Manchester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Gas fire erupts in Middletown. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- 1 Person Rescued From New Haven House Fire; Several People Displaced. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- 1 person rescued from car that catches fire in New Haven. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Two people rescued from sinking boat by Norwalk police, fire departments. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Norwich Fire Department battles structure fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Rocky Hill bus fire closes lanes on I-91 south. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Fire Destroys Couple's Home in Connor Township. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Multiple fires in Drew Plantation, no injuries. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Animals killed in Eastbrook barn fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Fire Engulfs Home in Presque Isle. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Worker reportedly dies after garage collapses in Rockland. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Prius dealership in Stockton Springs caught fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Manhole explosions reported in Boston's Financial District. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Construction worker dies in incident in Boston's Seaport. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Eight residents escape burning residence in Brockton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fairhaven Nursing Home A/C Catches Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Flames shoot from windows of Fall River home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- 1 firefighter injured, 33 people displaced after fire rips through building in Lowell. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fire rips through house in Lynn. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Pets perish in New Bedford blaze. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fire breaks out at transfer station in New Bedford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Car goes up in flames on Route 114 in North Andover. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Large fire breaks out at old cereal factory in Orange. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Update: 3 Kids Charged in With Arson Connection With Orange Mill Fire.

Massachusetts- Condo Complex Fire in Plainville Displaces 10 Units. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Several fire departments put out house fire in Ware. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Firefighters respond to chemical fire in Westfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Fire damages Berlin home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Fatal crash on I-95 in Greenland: 92-year-old Maine man identified as victim. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Trash Fire Causes Smoke Condition, Alarms at Rumford Arms in Concord. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Pets rescued from house fire in Manchester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- State Fire Marshal says fatal Charlestown house fire was caused by smoking device. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Fire breaks out in Johnston home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- 13 displaced in Lincoln house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Middletown hotel damaged by fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. CLICK FOR UPDATE ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Firefighters knock down flames in Narragansett home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Crews save dog from Providence fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- 13 displaced by Providence fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- 6 displaced after fire at Providence home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Fire guts Bennington house. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Fisherman rescued after falling off Brattleboro bridge to avoid Amtrak train. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Update: Origin identified for fire at Brattleboro home in retirement community. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Crews battle garage fire in Milton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Connecticut- Expired Westbrook Firefighting Gear to Find New Life in Ukraine. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Historic fire boat puts on show of spray in Boston Harbor. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of May 30, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

LODD- Sparta Township, IN firefighter Terry Cassidy fell ill while on an EMS call and was rushed to the hospital where he died two days later. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Bethany, NC Volunteer Fire Department Driver Brandon Yeager died within 24 hours of a responding to a call. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Connecticut- East Hampton Fire Department has taken delivery of two (2) 2022 Freightliner M2-106/Pierce tankers for Tanker 1 and Tanker 3. Features include a Cummins L9 360 hp motor, Waterous 1250 GPM pump and 2100 gallon water tank.

Connecticut- East Haven Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Spartan Metro Star/ER pumper for Engine 4. It is equipped with a Cummins L9 diesel engine rated at 450 HP, Allison 3000EVP transmission, Hale 1250 GPM pump, and carries 500 gallons of water.

Connecticut- South Windsor Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-450 XLT 4x4/Firematic light rescue for Fire-Police 9.

Massachusetts- Everett Fire Department is set to take delivery of a 2022 Ford F-350/Crestline ambulance. Designated Ambulance 1, it will run in congunction with Cataldo Ambulance Service. It has not been released as to when the ambulance might go into service.

Massachusetts- Lakeville Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 3.

Rhode Island- Cumberland Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 E-One Cyclone 1500/750/30B for Engine 1.

Rhode Island- Portsmouth Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Dodge Ram 5500/Horton 4x4 for Rescue 2. The current Rescue 2's 2017 Ford F-550 will be reassigned to Rescue 3 and the current Rescue 3 will be retired.

Vermont- Pomfret-Teago Fire Department recently took delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/E-One 1250/300 for Engine 3.

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Connecticut- Hawleyville Fire in Newtown has taken delivery of a 2006 Pierce Enforcer heavy rescue for Rescue 334. Refurbished by Tracy's Garage in Derby, CT prior to delivery, the unit had previously served in Beacon, NY.

Maine- Lincoln Fire Department has placed into service a 2001 Pierce Dash 95' Mid-Mount Tower as Ladder 535. It had previously served as Ladder 2 in Cambridge, Mass.

Maine- South Berwick Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire & Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer 1500 GPM Heavy Duty Rescue Pumper.

Massachusetts- Lynn Fire had taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-250 4X4 for M-1.

Massachusetts- Oakham Fire Department recently placed into service a 2003 Freightliner/Rescue One rescue truck as Rescue 1. It previously served in Leicester, Mass.

New Hampshire- Franconia Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire & Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer pump. Features include and enclosed pump house, light tower, 1500 GPM pump and 1000 gallon water tank.

New Hampshire- Goffstown Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire & Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer pumper. Features include a low hose bed, 1500 GPM Waterous pump and 1000 gallon water tank.

New Hampshire- Jackson Fire Department has placed an order with Lakes Region Fire Apparatus for an HME Ahrens-Fox custom pumper tanker. Features include: 1871W - MFDxl - 12" Custom Chassis, 6x4 Chassis Vocation, Cummins X12 - 500 HP motor, Allison 4000EVS Automatic Transmission, Two-Tone Cab Exterior Paint, 1750 GPM pump, 2400 gallon water tank, 30 gallon foam tank.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Connecticut- Norwich promotes three veteran city firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Westport's new fire marshal ‘grateful for chance to serve'. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Greene paramedic to receive Maine EMS Lifetime Achievement Award. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- North Yarmouth's fire chief receives state recognition. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Winter Harbor Fire chief to become full time position. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Braintree approves funds to renovate fire headquarters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Wareham Fire has 9 firefighters graduate from Mass Fire Academy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Harrisville Hose #1 to host NRI Firefighter's Memorial Service June 12. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

Connecticut- Van in Flames on I-84 West in Cheshire Starts Brush Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Limousine Catches Fire In Hamden. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Shoreline East train shuts down following fire at Shaws Cove in New London. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Pilot Left Scene Without Reporting Plane Crash in Simsbury: Officials. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- 23-year-old charged with arson following Brunswick fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Lightning might have caused house fire in Sabattus. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Water supply issues pose challenge as crews battle 6-alarm fire at Suffolk Downs in Boston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fiery crash on Route 3 in Braintree, snarls morning commute. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Brookline House Fire Sparked By Lightning. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fire in Gloucester Displaces 3 Families. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fire at Mansfield apartment complex sends police officer to hospital. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Aerosol can near furnace starts fire in North Andover. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Cigarette inside Pittsfield apartment causes fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Investigation underway after fire tears through house in Stow. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. CLICK FOR FOLLOW-UP ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Old mill building catches fire, creates smoky Taunton blaze. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Crews battle fire in West Newbury. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Firefighters Extinguish Barn Fire in East Kingston, Save Home From Severe Damage. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Firefighters Injured in House Fire in New Boston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Sailboat catches fire, sinks in North Kingstown marina. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Flames rip through roof of barn in North Smithfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- 'Serious violations' led to superyacht fires in Portsmouth. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Brattleboro home destroyed by fire; pets perish. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Crews extinguish fire at Williston metal recycling facility. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Maine- Caribou firefighters recall memories of honorary firefighter and friend. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of May 23, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Keene, NH Lieutenant Michael C. Rocheleau has passed away.

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Massachusetts- Dedham Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 E-One Typhoon Emax Stainless Pumper for Engine 3. It features a Cummins L9 450hp engine, Allison EVS 300 transmission, 1500 GPM pump, 750 gallons of water and 30 gallons of foam for the Hypro/Foam Pro 2002 system.

Massachusetts- Mansfield Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Dodge Ram 5500/Horton 4x4 ambulance for Rescue 35.

Massachusetts- Wayland Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Enforcer pumper for Engine 2. Features include a Cummins L9 450 hp motor, TAK-4 suspension, Waterous 1500 GPM pump, 750 gallon water tank and Husky Foam System.

New Hampshire- Center Harbor Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Enforcer pumper with 1250 GPM pump anbd 1000 gallon water tank for Engine 3.

New Hampshire- Littleton Fire Department's new 2022 Pierce Enforcer has been completed and is expected to be delivered to the department sometime in June. Lettered as Engine 1, the pumper features a Cummins L9 400 hp motor, Waterous 1500 GPM pump and 1000 gallon water tank.

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Maine- Biddeford Fire Department has changed Engine 28's designation to Squad 28. The current unit assigned is a 2005 E-One Typhoon pumper.

Maine- Bradford Fire Department has acquired a 1993 HME/3D 1250/1000 for Engine 171. The unit had previously served in Middlebury, VT as Engine 1.

Maine- Windsor Fire Department has place an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One tanker built on a 10-wheel Freightliner chassis.

Massachusetts- Glouceter Fire Department to order (2) two new pumpers from Pierce and a new ambulance. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Kingston Fire Department has acquired a 1996 E-One Sentry 1250/500/50F for use as a reserve engine. It previously served in Yarmouth, Mass as Engine 42 and Engine 48.

Massachusetts- North Attleboro Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a Horton ambulance built on a Ford F-550 chassis.

Massachusetts- Sherborn Fire Department has changed the designation of their 2016 Rosenbauer 2000/1500/78' RMA from Quint 1 to Ladder 1.

Massachusetts- Winchendon Fire Department has purchased a 2022 demo rescue pumper from Greenwood Emergency Vehicles. The E-One Typhoon has a 450 Cummins motor, 5 man custom cab, 1500 GPM pump, 1030 water tank and a 30 gallon foam tank. It will be replacing the 1996 Engine 3 E-One. Delivery will be this summer following modifications made at the dealer.

New Hampshire- Franconia Fire Department has appropriated funds to purchase a new pumper.

New Hampshire- Greenville Fire Department has placed an order with Lakes Region Fire Apparatus for an HME Ahrens-Fox 1871W Custom Pumper. Features include a 1500 GPM pump, 1206 gallon water tank, Cummins L9 - 450 HP motor and Allison 3000EVS Automatic Transmission.

New Hampshire- Milford Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire & Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer PUC pumper with 1500 GPM pump and 500 gallon water tank.

New Hampshire- Plaistow Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire & Rescue for a Ford E-450/Road Rescue Ultramedic ambulance.

Rhode Island- Newport Fire Department has placed an order with Seagrave for a 100' tractor drawn aerial ladder truck. Delivery is expected late in 2023.

Vermont- Marlboro Fire Department has acquired a 1995 Sutphen 1250/750 pumper for Engine 1, replacing a 1969 Diamond Reo. The engine previously served in Winooski, VT as Engine 2.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Connecticut- Middletown retired firefighters restoring 1930 Tiller Truck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Stratford Fire Chief Brian Lampart set to retire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Bangor's ‘Firefighter Jake' has taught the public about fire safety for 26 years. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Durham Firefighter/EMS Joe Lemont to receive EMT of the year award. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Frenchville firefighters receive safety grant. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Northfield EMS starting feasibility study for regionalization. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Shrewsbury Fire Chief Takes Charge Of Statewide Association. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Westborough Deputy Chief Picked As New Natick Fire Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Providence fire union president resigns to become assistant chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Waterbury Ambulance Service Chief Podgwaite honored with Vermont EMS Lifetime Award. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

Connecticut- Man Seriously Injured After House Fire in Easton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Firefighters Battle Large Fire at Enfield Auto Dealership. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Dog rescued from house fire in Hamden. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Four adults, one child rescued from apartment complex fire in Hartford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- 2 Taken to the Hospital, Home Destroyed After Killingly Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Fire Breaks Out At Commercial Building In Milford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Crews Battle Large Fire at Moosup Home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Fire at Vacant Mill in Norwich Under Investigation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- 4 People Injured After Fire Pit Incident in Simsbury. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Fire extinguished 'within two minutes of arrival' at Stamford's Village Table. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Firefighter Injured In Downtown Stamford High-Rise Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Students at Elementary School in Westport Dismissed Early After Small Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Boothbay Harbor's Beach Cove Waterfront Inn destroyed by fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. CLICK FOR ADDITIONAL ARTICLE.

Maine- Nine people displaced by fire in Solon. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- South Berwick Fire Damages Condo Units. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fire Burns House in Amesbury; Family Temporarily Displaced. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- 2 firefighters injured, 11 displaced by fire at multi-family home in Brockton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Firefighters responding to manhole explosion in Cambridge. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Woman suffers serious burns in house explosion and fire in Dennis. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Pickup truck goes up in flames at Framingham McDonald's drive-thru. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Manhole explosion shuts Gloucester's City Hall for the day. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Holyoke firefighters put out house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Lawrence Fire Displaces 20 People. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Families escape three-alarm fire in Lawrence. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Methuen Home Destroyed in ‘Serious Blaze'. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Northampton school sustains fire damage one day after roof collapses in storm. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Family of 4, police officer, injured in Oxford house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- 1 injured, 6 families displaced following West Springfield fire and explosion. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Truck catches fire on I-495/MassPike ramps near Westborough/Hopkinton town line. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- CSX railcar caught fire in West Springfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Body found at site of Eames Road Fire in Worcester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Officials contain about 75% of Bemis fire burning in White Mountains. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. CLICK FOR FOLLOW-UP ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Fire Breaks Out At Two-Story Apartment Building In Nashua. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Student, instructor injured in Nashua helicopter crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Salem fire crew pulls unresponsive man from Hedgehog Pond. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Heavy fire breaks out at Cranston home, killing two household pets. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- 3 firefighters injured in massive Newport hotel fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Fire displaces 17 people from multifamily home in Pawtucket. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Police investigate White River Junction motel fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Connecticut- Connecticut hero always remembered, inducted into Navy Fire Fighter Hall of Fame. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Delta Ambulance to pull out of joint agreement with Waterville. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- 35 graduate State Firefighting Academy Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighter Training Program. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Four year old raises $400 for Gilford Fire Department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Preschooler receives national award for saving his family from dying in Brattleboro fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of May 16, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Massachusetts- Kingston Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Spartan Gladiator/Smeal 100' midmount quint. It is equipped with a Cummins X12 650 motor, Allison 4000evpr transmission, Waterous 2000 GPM pump, 300 gallon water tank & Harrison MCR 10 kw hydraulic generator.

Massacusetts- Lenox Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-350 4X4 brush/utility truck for Truck 7.

Vermont- Middlebury Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Rosenbauer Commander 1500/1000 for Engine 1. It replaces a 1991 HME/3D.

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Connecticut- Bristol Fire Department recently placed into service a 2022 Ford F-350 utility as Service 1. The current 2007 Ford will have the body replaced with a flatbed and become Support 1.

Massachusetts- Chelsea Fire Department has funds to purchase a new tower-ladder.

Massachusetts- Grafton Fire Department has on order a Seagrave Marauder pumper with 1500 GPM pump and 1000 gallon tank. Delivery is expected in December of 2022.

Massachusetts- Hopkinton Fire Department has funding to purchase a new pumper. With funds for the damaged Engine 4, the department is looking to purchase two new identical pumpers.

Massachusetts- Plymouth Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One tanker built on a Freightliner M2 chassis.

New Hampshire- Concord Fire Department had reassigned ex Engine 4's 2014 Pierce to reserve Engine 3. Ex Engine 3's 2004 Seagrave has been disposed of.

Vermont- Troy Fire Department has purchased a 2000 Seagrave Apollo 1500/150/105’ tower. It replaces a 1991 Sutphen.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Connecticut- New Haven: Remembering Firefighter Torres One Year After Deadly Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Stamford: Three Firefighters Awarded Medals of Valor at the White House. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Bath Iron Works Fire Department has occupied their new fire station located at 520 Washington Street.

Maine- Salem Fire sends out SOS. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Westbrook interim fire chief hired permanently. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Hopkinton Fire Department has funding to redmodel Station 2 in the Woodville section of town.

Massachusetts- Lenox has settled on a site to build a public safety complex; First it must clear environmental hurdles. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Wilmington firefighters and motorist injured after ambulance crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Wrentham Fire Department swears in, promotes firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

Connecticut- Danbury Firefighters Tackle Blaze At WCSU Campus. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- 1 Killed After Car Crashes Into Building, Bursts Into Flames in Manchester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- 'Lifesaving' water rescue made at Ocean Beach Park: New London Fire Department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Piles of Trash on Fire at Transfer Station in New London. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Explosions Reported During Shed Fire in North Haven. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- 7-Year-Old Girl Dies After Getting Rescued From House Fire in Norwalk. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- 1 dead in Wallingford car collision. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Strong winds fuel woods fire in Auburn. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Lagrange couple loses everything in house fire, says they don't have insurance. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Firefighters make quick work of Lincoln porch fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Woman rescued from house fire by neighbors in Richmond. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- House fire being investigated in York. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- 2 manholes explode in Boston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Easthampton man saves neighbor from house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Helicopter catches fire while on ground at Cranland Airport in Hanson. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Dog alerts resident to kitchen fire in Harwich. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Holyoke fire leaves 10 people without a home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Hyannis FD stops heavy fire spreading quickly: Two residents transported for smoke inhalation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- New Bedford Fire Department responds to call of smoke and fire at ABC Disposal. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fire crews respond to fire in Northampton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Crews battle house fire in Springfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- 2 dead, 3 injured following massive four-alarm fire at in Worcester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. CLICK FOR FOLLOW UP ARTICLE - DEATH TOLL UP TO 4.

New Hampshire- Part of Appalachian Trail closed due to 48-acre brush fire in White Mountain National Forest. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Forest fire in Crawford Notch continues to burn. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- 88-year-old rescued after being trapped under tractor for 6 hours in Nottingham. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Strafford house fire called suspicious. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Fire in North Providence spreads to 2 homes, displaces both families. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Authorities investigating suspicious fire in Fletcher. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Proctor home severely damaged in fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Police say man died trying to fight wildland fire in Rochester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Westford home damaged by fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Connecticut- Waterbury hosts ceremony for fallen officers and firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Yale New Haven Hospital EMS Awards Honor Guilford Firefighters, EMTs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Relocating Piscataquis County's police and fire dispatch will cost thousands more than expected. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of May 9, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Scituate, MA Firefighter John D. Reidy III passed away from occupational cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

LODD- Louisville, KY Division of Fire Firefighter Sean McAdam died due to a medical-related event. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Balko, OK Firefighter Jason Smith died on May 8th from injuries he sustained in an accident battling a wildfire on April 5th. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- California Wildland Firefighter Darin Banks, 26, was killed while working wildland operations in Tuolumne County. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Connecticut- Cromwell Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Enforcer pumper with 1250 GPM pump and 750 gallon water tank for Engine 1.

Massachusetts- Melrose Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Seagrave Maruader 100' tractor drawn ladder truck for Ladder 1.

Massachusetts- Needham Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Horton 4x4 ambulance for Rescue 2.

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Maine- North Berwick Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One custom rescue pumper.

Massachusetts- Avon Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire & Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer pumper with 1250 GPM pump and 750 gallon water tank.

Massachusetts- New Bedford EMS puts two new ambulances into service for community. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massahusetts- Warren Fire Department has placed an order with Specialty Vehicles, Inc. for a CET brush truck on a RAM 5500 2-Door chassis. Specs include 10,000 lb. portable winch, super single tires, 3.5” lift kit, CET aluminum flatbed body, 300 gallon water tank, Scotty class B foam system and 315GPM CET diesel fire pump.

New Hampshire- The New Hampshire Fire Academy has placed an order with Specialty Vehicles, Inc. for a Rosenbauer pumper on a 2024 International HV-607 chassis. Specs include a 3/16” aluminum body, 1250gpm Waterous pump, 750 gallon water tank, Class A foam system, hose reel, Whelen emergency and scene lighting and much more.

New Hampshire- Stratford Fire Department has placed an order with Lakes Region for a an HME Ahrens-Fox Custom 3000 Gallon tanker with 1750 GPM pump. Additional features include: 1871W Custom Chassis, 6x4 Chassis Vocation, Stability Enhancement System, Cummins X12 - 500 HP motor and Allison 4000EVS Automatic Transmission.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Maine- Maine State Fire Service Pioneer retires. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Greenfield fire station plans heading to ZBA. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Marlborough Council Aims To Avoid Veto Over West Side Fire Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Watertown Fire Chief Bob Quinn has retired after 35 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Dover Fire has been approved to add 2 firefighters to each shift, which will allow them to staff a 3rd ambulance.

Rhode Island- Central Coventry Fire District residents reject supplemental tax: unofficial results. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Woodbury voters approve money for a new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

Connecticut- 3 Transported to Hospital After Fire in Bridgeport. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Two residents hospitalized after Groton house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Several Fire Departments Battling Large Brush Fire in Middletown. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Firefighters Respond to Two-Alarm Fire at Lighthouse Inn in New London. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- New Milford Fire Displaces Family Of 3. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- House Fire Closes Reservoir Road in Newington. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Several Trucks Doused With Flammable Substance, Some Lit on Fire in North Haven. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Stony Hill fire crews rescue worker stuck in 13' - 15' deep hole. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Pickup Truck Fire Doused By Westport Firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Firefighter Injured While Battling Blaze in Windsor Locks. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Broken High Voltage Wire Causes Brush Fire in Caribou. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Wildfire breaks out in Eddington. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Fire destroys 122-year-old Farmingdale house under renovation to be sold. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Lewiston fire one of several in southern Maine Monday. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Shed fire leads to burned garage in Lincolnville. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Firefighters battle trailer fire in Norway, brush fire in Wilton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Approximately $200K of fire, smoke damage reported at South Portland National Guard facility. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Families displaced, cat rescued in fire at multi-family home in Springvale. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Fire breaks out at Staceyville lumber mill. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Mulch fire damages Attleboro apartment house, resident escapes injury. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Brush fire burns at least 40 acres at Blue Hills Reservation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Residents safely escape multi-alarm house fire in Brockton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fire damages Hampden firewood business. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Brush Fire Sends Smoke Over Route 1 in Lynn. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- State Police, Fire Department Respond to Truck Fire, Exploding Fuel Tank in Milford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Family displaced in Norton house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Salem fire spreads to nearly half a dozen homes, buildings. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Crews battle fire in Springfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Woman Dies From Injuries in Springfield Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Tisbury Fire Sends One Person to the Hospital. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Crews battling massive brush fire in Westford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Retired firefighter alerts sleeping couple to their burning home in Weston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Crews extinguish fire that destroyed RV in Francestown. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Crews quell garage fire in Hinsdale. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Man suffers burns in Hinsdale brush fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Fire breaks out in Keene. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Manchester officials investigate house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Dry conditions, winds fuel Rock Rimmon brush fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- 25-acre brush fire burning in Shelburne's White Mountain National Forest. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- People escape house fire in Cranston as firefighters rescue 2 dogs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- 1 treated for smoke inhalation after fire at Pawcatuck home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Fire damages multi-family home in Providence. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- South Kingstown music venue catches fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Structure fire in Burlington considered suspicious. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Neighbors Help Put out Milton Barn Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Richmond crews hike steep terrain to fight wildfire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- House Fire in Vernon. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Connecticut- Tolland 4th-grader wins state fire prevention poster contest. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Sparkie, a 2-year-old East Bridgewater labradoodle, provides therapy to first responders. CLICK FOR ARtICLE.

Rhode Island- Memorial in Exeter honors Rhode Island firefighters killed in line of duty. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard- The Coast Guard commissioned the 48th Sentinel-class fast response cutter (FRC) Pablo Valent (WPC 1148) into service at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida, Wednesday.
The cutter’s namesake Pablo Valent was originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, and joined the United States Life-Saving Service in 1912. In September 1919, Valent helped rescue the crew of the hurricane-damaged schooner Cape Horn off the coast of Texas. For his heroic efforts, Valent received the Silver Lifesaving Medal and the Grand Cross of the American Cross of Honor Society. Valent was one of the first Hispanic Americans to receive these honors.
The Valent is the 48th FRC and is the first to be homeported in St. Petersburg with missions including search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, coastal security, and living marine resources. There are 12 other FRCs in Florida, which operate throughout the Caribbean Sea.
Each cutter is designed for a crew of 24, has a range of 2,500 miles and is equipped for patrols up to five days. The FRCs are part of the Coast Guard’s overall fleet modernization initiative.
FRCs feature advanced command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment as well as over-the-horizon response boat deployment capability and improved habitability for the crew. The ships can reach speeds of 28 knots and are equipped to coordinate operations with partner agencies and long-range Coast Guard assets such as the Coast Guard’s National Security Cutters.




Week of May 2, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Southborough, MA Active Duty Probationary Firefighter Lisa Marie Thompson passed away unexpectedly. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Retired Assistant Fire Chief Wayne Kinney of the Enfield, CT Fire Department passed away suddenly at the age of 68.

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

LODD- Gassaway, WV VFD Firefighter John D. Forbush died while attempting to rescue a mother and child from the Elk River after an accident. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- West Douglas County Fire Protection District, CO Fire Marshal Stephen Smith died from a medical emergency after responding to a 9-1-1 call. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Maine- Strong Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2021 Spartan MetroStar/Toyne 1500/1000/25A for Engine 3.

Massachusetts- Abington Fire has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-550/Firematic BRAT 4x4 250/300/10F for Forest Fire 1.

Massachusetts- Charlton Fire had taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 2.

Massachusetts- Dudley Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-450/Medix 4x4 ambulance for Paramedic 1.

Massachusetts- Hingham Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Medic 3.

Massachusetts- Leicester Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2020 Ferrara Cinder 2000/1000/20F. The former demonstrator has been assigned to Engine 4.

Massachusetts- Nantucket Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2021 Freightliner 108SD/Rosenbauer 4x4 1250/1500 for Engine 7.

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Connecticut- Beacon Hose Company No 1 has placed an order with Firematic for a Pierce Saber pumper.

Connecticut- Wilton Fire has signed a contact with Pierce for an Arrow XT 105' heavy duty rear mount ladder truck.

Massachusetts- Taunton Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a new E-One custom pumper.

Massachusetts- Winchester Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire & Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer pumper with 1500 GPM pump and 750 gallon water tank.

New Hampshire- Merrimac Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire & Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer 100' Ascendant Mid-Mount Aerial Tower. This truck will feature a Hale 1500 GPM pump and a Cummins X12 500hp motor.

New Hampshire- Rye recently placed into service a 1989 Ford F-700/E-One 1000/500 as Engine 5. It had previously served in Concord, MA.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Connecticut- Avon Volunteer Fire Department Warns Residents Of T-Shirt Scam. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Manchester Fire Officers Retire After 25 Years. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Westport Fire Department Donates Used Equipment To Ukraine. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Jefferson Fire Chief Morris set to retire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Oakland to get first full-time firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Scarborough welcomes Kevin Duross as new deputy chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Plymouth firefighter Cory Cunniff graduates from State Fire Academy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

Connecticut- At Least 2 Hospitalized After Crash, Vehicle Fire in Bloomfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Crews Battle 5-Acre Brush Fire in Burlington. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Man Transported to Hospital After Getting Pulled From Fairfield Home During Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Greenwich firefighters extinugish blaze at town transfer station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Garage fire under investigation in Hamden. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Firefighter Injured While Battling Blaze at Two-Family Home in Naugatuck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- New London fire displaces two families. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Oxford Brush Fire Threatens Homes in Area With Dry, Windy Weather Conditions. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Person Seriously Injured After Oil Truck Crashes Into Shelton Home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- 2 dead in Waterbury fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Bangor apartment catches fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- One person hurt as Biddeford fire destroys home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Calais fire displaces 8 families. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Couple released from hospital after Mattawamkeag mobile home catches fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Firefighters Battle House Fire in Arlington. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Brush Fire Burns Up to 16 Acres in Blue Hills Reservation in Norfolk County. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Flames Tear Through Boston Triple Decker; 1 Firefighter Injured. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- South Boston Building Collapse: OSHA Opens Inspections With 3 Employers. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- 1 hospitalized, 2 displaced after fire scorches Boston home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Six residents displaced after apartment fire off Route 9 in Framingham. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Garage, vehicles destroyed in Groveland fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- 11 left homeless after Haverhill fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- New Lynn Fire Boat Makes First Water Save. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Marshfield, Duxbury Fire Departments Respond to Four-Acre Brush Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Monson firefighters put out brush fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- 9 displaced after house fire in New Bedford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Historic home in Northbridge a total loss after massive fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Crews battle fire at Palmer mill building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Crews extinguish basement fire in Springfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fire damages barn in West Newbury. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Worcester Building Fire Displaces 33 Residents. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Second-alarm fire causes minor damage to Jaffrey business. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Guests escape burning resort by jumping off balconies in North Conway. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- House fire displaces 2 families in Pawtucket. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Portsmouth family displaced after house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Firefighters respond to small fire at multi-family home in Providence. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- 1 taken to hospital, 16 displaced after West Warwick multi-family home fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Woman killed, 2 injured in crash with fire in Woonsocket. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- East Montpelier barn fire kills 2 horses, injures firefighter. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- 1 person killed in multi-vehicle crash, fire in Irasburg. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Outdoor burn pile spreads out of control in Putney. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Fire engulfs mobile home at Pine Haven Estates in Richford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Connecticut- Bridgeport parade held for 6-year-old boy burned by fireball. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Connecticut Fire Academy and Mollie's Fund Educate Firefighters on Skin Cancer Prevention. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- GoFundMe Seeks to Raise $150,000 For Family of Late Southborough Firefighter. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Kid 'hero,' who dreams of being a firefighter, honored by Swanzey FD after alerting family to blaze. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Brothers honored for life-saving actions in Nelson last month. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of April 25, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

LODD- FDNY firefighter Timothy Klein, 31, was killed during a collapse at a Brooklyn house fire on April 24th. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Fairfax County, VA Fire & Rescue Captain Kimberly Schoppa has died after a battle with work-related cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Maine- Goodwins Mills Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Saber 1500/2500 for Tanker 84. The also recently took delivery of a 2021 Ford F-550/Life Line ambulance for Ambulance 85.

New Hampshire- Gorham Fire has placed into service a new 2022 Ford E-450/Road Rescue ambulance.

New Hampshire- Tilton-Northfield Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Horton ambulance for Ambulance 2.

Rhode Island- Pawtucket Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Horton 4x4 ambulance for Rescue 1.

Rhode Island- Woonsocket Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2021 Spartan/Toyne 1500/750 for Engine 4. The 2007 Spartan currently assigned will become Rsv Engine 8 with the current Engine 8 being disposed of.

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Maine- Livermore Fire Department has placed and order with Allegiance Fire & Rescue for a Pierce Saber 1500 GPM pumper with 1000 gallon water tank.

Maine- West Gardiner Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire & Rescue for a Pierce 1250 GPM pumper built on a Freightliner chassis with 4-door cab.

Massachusetts- Norwood Fire Department converted former Ambulance 3's 2011 International/Horton into a special operations unit designated the Special Response Squad.

Massachusetts- Tisbury Fire Department has taken delivery of a 1998 Stewart & Stevenson LMTV/2022 Bulldog 6x6 250/500 for Forestry 632. The unit will also be used for any high water rescue operations.

New Hampshire- Freedom Fire Department has placed an order with Lakes Region Fire Apparatus for a new rescue truck. Some information on the truck includes: International CV515 SFA 4x4 Cab Chassis, Alexis 12' Response 1 Rescue, Stokes Basket Compartment, Locking Roll-up Doors, Rub Rails - LED Lighted Ground and Warning, Knight LED Light Tower, 11' Murphy Ladder, Front/Rear, Trailer/Winch Hitch and Warn Zeon 10 Multi-Mount Winch.

New Hampshire- Hudson Fire had converted Squad 1's 2015 Ford F-550/Alexis light rescue into a forestry unit. The body has been replaced with a forestry body featuring a 300 GPM pump and 300 gallon water tank. It has been redesignated as Squad 4.

New Hampshire- Plaistow Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire & Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer 100' Ascendant Aerial Tower. Features include a Waterous 2000 GPM pump, on-board air system for the basket, two monitors at the tip, Pierce Husky 3 foam system and a Cummins X12 500hp motor.

Rhode Island- Johnston Fire is in the process of ordering a new ladder truck. No confirmation on the manufacturer at this time.

Rhode Island- Smithfield Fire Department recently placed into service a 2003 Peterbuilt/1985 Frontline Dive & Tech Rescue truck as Special Hazards 1. The unit previously served in North Scituate, RI.

Rhode Island- Woonsocket Fire Department recently placed into service a 2002 Spartan/Marion 1250/1000 as Rsv Engine 7. It had previously served in East Fishkill, NY.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Massachusetts- Amherst firefighters' union calling for action after tires fall off ambulance. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Mashpee Fire Chief Tom Rullo has retired after almost 40 years of service. Deputy Chief John Phelan was appointed as the new Fire Chief.

Massachusetts- Tewksbury Fire Department recently occupied their new headquarters fire station at 984 Main Street. The old station will remain in town use with the school department.

Massachusetts- Williamstown Fire District Presses Case for New Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- New Castle moves forward with fire protection ordinance. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Williston Fire Department fixes longtime staffing shortage. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

Connecticut- Fire officials: 1 woman hospitalized, others displaced due to fire at Bridgeport home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Brush Fire Extends to Nearby House in East Windsor. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- House Fire In East Windsor Quickly Contained. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- One Injured in Fire at Haddam Home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- One in hospital following shed fire in Killingly. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- New Haven structure fire displaces 11. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Update: Ignited Wax Might Have Started Massive Fire in Seymour. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- 2-alarm fire damages home in Woodbury; firefighter injured. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Boothbay fire reignites, destroys house. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- No injuries reported in Hampden house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Lebanon fire destroys home and attached barn. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Fire breaks out at Pittston equipment yard, spreads to other buildings. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Update: Pittston fire reportedly caused by burning of prohibited materials. CLICK FOR UPDATE ARTICLE.

Maine- Fire breaks out at Sanford House. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Truck hauling hot patch pavement catches fire in South Portland. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Waterville residential building damaged in fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Suspicious fires on state conservation land under investigation, police say. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Boston: 4 hospitalized, 17 displaced after raging fire rips through Mattapan home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- 5 Residents, 5 Dogs Forced Out After Fire At Boston Home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Suspect arrested for burning an apartment in Holyoke. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Firefighters extinguish dryer fire at Hyannis laundromat. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Man Burned by Brush Fire in Ipswich. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Downed power lines from storm ignite brush fire in Lakeville. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Officials investigating fatal fire at Lowell home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- New Bedford Fire Department Responds to Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fire displaces more than 30 residents from 3 buildings in Pittsfield, with no injuries. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Randolph home a total loss after fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Update: Sunlight shining through glass bottles caused March 2021 Stoneham fire, investigators say. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachustts- West Springfield woman saves neighbor who caught on fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Investigators Ask for Public's Help After Four Fires on Westford Conservation Lands. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- No injuries reported after wind accelerates porch fire in Manchester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Kitchen fire temporarily closes Mint Bistro in Manchester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Firefighters battle fire at Plaistow home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- 13 displaced after fire at multi-family home in Providence. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Garage fire impacts two St. Albans Town businesses. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Connecticut- Stabilizing device designed by Waterbury firefighters 'helping the fire service globally'. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Cape Cod Fire, Police Departments Granted Money for AEDs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- 200-acre forest burn planned in Manuel Correllus State Forest. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Bedford Hosts Training Exercise To Better Prepare Area Firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




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