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Weeks of December 3 & 10, 2018

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Worcester, MA Firefighter Christopher Roy, 36, died from injuries received after becoming trapped during a structure fire.

Retired Lime Rock (Lincoln, RI) Fire Chief Oliver H.J. Perry 2nd, 95, passed away on November 28th.

Retired East Providence, RI Firefighter John T. "Jack" Cole, 95, passed away on November 28th.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Bourne, MA Engine- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1250/780/30F
Brewer, ME Engine 301- 2018 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750
Bridgeport, CT Engine 16- 2018 Pierce Ascendant 1500/500/107' RMA
Citizens #2 (Seymour, CT) Engine 13- 2015 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/750/30F (Stock unit)
Douglas, MA Ambulance 1- 2018 Ford F-450/Medix 4x4 ambulance
Grand Isle, VT Engine 2- 2018 Freightliner/Ferrara 1500/1000/30F
Kingston, NH Ambulance 1- 2018 Ford E-450/PL Custom ambulance
Milford, CT Engine- 2018 Ferrara Ignitor 1250/500/30F
Milford, CT Medic 2- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance
Morristown Rescue, VT Ambulance 2- 2018 Ford F-450/Braun ambulance
New Haven, CT Rescue 1- 2018 Spartan/Rescue 1 heavy rescue
North Smithfield, RI Engine 1- 2018 Spartan/Toyne 1500/750/25A
Oakdale (Montville, CT) M 42- 2018 International 7400/FireVac 1250/2000
Old Mystic (Groton, CT) Rescue G67- 2018 Ferrara Inferno heavy rescue
Pownal Rescue, VT PR1- 2018 Ford E-450/Demers ambulance
Shirley, MA Ladder 1- 2018 Pierce Ascendant 107' RMA
Tewksbury, MA Engine 1- 2018 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750
Watertown, MA Engine- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1250/530/30F

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Auburn, Maine Fire Department- Rescue 5's 2014 Ford E-450/PL Custom ambulance was involved in an MVA. Fortunately, there were only minor injuries although the rig sustained heavy damage.

Lunenburg, Mass Fire Department- has on order an E-One 110' RMA ladder truck.

Manchester, New Hampshire Fire Department- has on order an E-One pumper for Engine 11.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Farmingdale, Maine Fire Department- voters approve loan for new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Manchester, Connecticut 8th Utilities- has appointed Assistant Chief Dan Langer as the new Fire Chief.

Meriden, Connecticut Fire Department- Fire inspectors Ed Hanlon and Cliff Monges have both retired, each with over 30 years of service.

Orrington, Maine Fire Department- voters narrowly reject new public safety building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Plymouth, Mass Fire Department- construction is expected to begin soon on the new Station 7. Also, the department is considering adding a 3rd ladder company to the department roster.

Wallingford, Connecticut Fire Department- Battalion Chief Jim Duffy has retired after 27 years of service.

Westford, Mass Fire Department- the new headquarters fire station is now open and operating. It is located at 65 Boston Road.

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Week of November 26, 2018

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Quaker Farms Fire Company (Oxford, CT) Assistant Chief Andrew J. Coy Sr passed away at the age of 40 on November 21st.

Retired Deputy Chief Richard Vinal, 83, passed away. He had a 65+ year fire service career with the Dracut, MA and Pelham and Twin Mountain NH Fire Departments.

Chesterville, ME Retired Fire Chief Harland T. Clemens, 76, passed away on November 24th.

Retired Darien, CT Firefighter Robert Eldredge passed away on November 14th at the age of 84.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Green Knoll, NJ Volunteer Firefighter Michael Galay, 71, passed away at home after responding to a call the previous day.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Bolton, VT Engine 3- 2018 Ford F-550/HME Ahrens Fox Mini-EVO 1500/300/15F
Cohasset, MA Engine 1- 2018 Pierce Impel
Greenfield, NH Tanker- 2018 Freightliner M2/Midwest Fire 1000/3000 (delivery early Dec)
New Sharon, ME Squad 1– 2017 Ford F-550/Midwest 400/300
Sikorsky Aircraft, CT Squad 17- 2018 E-One Typhoon 4X4 2000/780/250B/250PKP
Starksboro, VT Tanker 1– 2017 Kenworth T-800/Midwest 750/3000
Tuftonboro, NH Rescue 1- 2017 Ford F-550/Alexis light rescue
Worcester, MA Engine 2- 2018 E-One Cyclone 1500/500/30F

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Brattleboro, Vermont Fire Department- new fire truck fund idea proposed. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Dover, New Hampshire Fire Department- is set to receive their new Dodge ambulance towards the end of December. A new Dodge brush truck is also on order.

Exeter, New Hampshire Fire Department- has on order an E-One pumper that will replace the 1997 Pierce Quanum.

Fitchburg, Mass Fire Department- has placed an order with KME for two (2) new pumpers for Engine 2 and Engine 4. One was purchased with a Federal grant and the other with city appropriated funds.

Foxborough, Mass Fire Department- has placed an order with Pierce for an Ascenant 107' RMA. It was purchased with Federal grant funds.

Gloucester, Mass Fire Department- has placed an order with E-One for an ambulance built on an International chassis. The unit was purchased with funds from a Federal grant.

Grand Isle, Vermont Fire Department- has placed an order with Ferrara for a pumper built on a Freightliner chassis. The rig was purchased with funds from a Federal grant.

Holyoke, Mass Fire Department- one of the new ladder trucks will be a KME stock truck that should be delivered to the department in the next month or so. The other two are custom orders with a longer delivery time (unless that changes). The department has Federal funds to purchase 3 ladder trucks total with one being a quint for Engine 5.

Nashua, New Hampshire Fire Department- has placed an order with Pierce for a walk-around heavy rescue/haz-mat unit. The rig was purchased with Federal grant funds.

Salisbury, Mass Fire Department- has placed an order with KME for a "Tough Truck" quint. This is the new KME ladder that will be similar to the Pierce Ascendant and E-One Metro. The rig was purchased with a Federal grant and will be delivered in April of 2019 or so after being shows at the FDIC.

South Portland, Maine Fire Department- damaged ladder truck may not be total loss. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- has placed an order with E-One for a new heavy rescue. The unit was purchased with Federal grant funds. Posted November 2018.

Water Witch Hose Co. 2 (New Milford, Conn)- placed an order with Pierce for a new tower-ladder. A Federal grant was used to purchase the truck.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Cambridge, Mass Fire Department- starts process for renovations to the Headquarters Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Greenfield, New Hampshire Fire Department- Fire Chief David Hall has announced he will retire at the end of December.

Hope Valley, Rhode Island Fire Department- has named fire station after long-time fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Southbridge, Mass Fire Department- new fire chief aims to boost staffing. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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Raymond, NH ambulance goes up in flames right after patient was removed- CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Watertown, Connecticut former ladder truck returning home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of November 19, 2018

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Carroll Township, OH Vol Firefighter Daniel J. Lucius, 33, died from injuries received when his personal vehicle crashed into a pond while he was responding to an emergency.

LODD- Detroit, MI Firefighter Michael Lubig died last after suffering a medical emergency while on duty.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Barkhamsted, CT Pleasant Valley Engine 6- 2018 Spartan/Marion 2000/1000
Barkhamsted, CT Riverton Engine 4- 2018 Spartan/Marion 2000/1000

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Corinna, Maine Fire Department– has placed an order for a Rosenbauer tanker built on a 2020 Freightliner 108SD commercial chassis. It will feature a Hale 1500 GPM pump, 2500 gallon tank, rear swivel telescoping dump, internal ladder and suction storage.

East Brooklyn, Connecticut Fire Department– has placed an order with Rosenbauer for a mini pumper built on a Ford F-550 chassis. It will feature a Hale 1500 GPM pump and 350 gallon tank.

Hooksett, New Hampshire Fire Department– has placed an order for a Rosenbauer Commander EXT Custom Rescue Pumper. Features include an enclosed Hale 1500 GPM pump with speedlays, 1000 gallon tank, hydraulic ladder rack, and coffin style roof compartments.

Milton, New Hampshire Fire Department- has placed into service a 1995 Spartan/Smeal 1500/1000 pumper operating out of Station One as a reserve piece. The rig formally served in Ashland (NH).

North Scituate, Rhode Island Fire Department- has awarded Marion Body and Northeastern Fire a bid for a new heavy rescue. The rescue will be on an International MV Chassis and be equipped with a 16+’ Stainless Steel Body, Walk-across Crew Area, Coffin Compartments, Harrison Hydraulic Generator with a Cube System, HMA 20 GPM Ultra High Pressure Foam Firefighting System with water tank, pre-plumbed TNT Hydraulic Rescue Tools with reels, a compliment of TNT Battery Rescue Tools, engineered equipment storage and 280,000 lumens of LED flood lighting.

Sunderland, Mass Fire Department- has placed an order for a Rosenbauer Commander 4X4 Custom Pumper. It will feature a Top-Mount Hale 1500 GPM pump, 1000 gallon tank, hydraulic ladder rack, and a front bumper mounted hose reel.

Tisbury, Mass Fire Department- apparatus woes plague department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Acton, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2018 Gravely Atlas 3000 JSV off road unit.

Andover, Mass Fire Department- residents to vote on funds for new Ballardale Station on November 27th. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Farmingdale, Maine Fire Department- special town meeting to be held on December 6th for new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Gloucester, Mass Fire Department- new hire graduates Mass Firefighting Academy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Manchester and Essex, Mass Fire Depts- take first steps towards regionalization. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Gloucester, Maine Fire Department- Sherman Lahaie of Naples has been named as Interim Fire Chief.

Plaistow, New Hampshire Fire Department- Fire Chief John McArdle has announced he will retire at the end of December.

Springfield, Mass Fire Department- new class of firefighters welcomed. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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Off duty Brookline, MA Firefighter saves elderly couple from car dangling off Boston pier. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of November 12, 2018

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Active Duty Boston Lieutenant Richard F. Steiner passed away.

Active Duty Everett, MA Firefighter Thaddeus Baxter passed away suddenly.

Retired Georgeown, MA Fire Chief Harold C. Roeder passed away on November 8th at the age of 77. Harold was also the owner of L.W. Bills Fire Alarm Company and a member of the Box 52 Association and SPAAMFAA amongst others.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Cross Mills (Charlestown, RI) Engine 813- 2018 Pierce Enforcer 1500/1000
Fall River, MA Rescue 1- 2018 Spartan/EVI heavy rescue
Gilford, NH Engine 3- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1500/1000/30F
Hartland, VT Tanker 2- 2018 International/E-One 500/2000
Lebanon, NH Rescue 1- 2018 E-One Typhoon Stainless Steel Rescue
New Britain, CT Engine 1- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1500/500
New Britain, CT Engine 2- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1500/500
New Britain, CT Engine 5- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1500/500
Norwell, MA Forestry 1- 2018 Ford F-350/Danko 4x4 160/300/12F
Pembroke, MA Ambulance 2- 2018 Ford E-450/Life Line ambulance
Springfield, VT Engine 3- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1500/1000/30F
Stoughton, MA Ambulance 2- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton ambulance

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Central Coventry, Rhode Island Fire Department- has on order a new pumper for Engine 7. No info on manufacturer.

Hopkins Hill Fire Department (Coventry, RI)- has on order a new E-One ladder truck.

Lisbon, Maine Fire Department- voters approved funds to purchase a new pumper to replace Engine 7.

Scituate, Rhode Island Fire Department- is having a new heavy rescue built. No info on manufacturer.

Waldoboro, Maine Fire Department- voters approved funds to purchase a new pumper to replace Engine 3.

Waterboro, Maine Fire Department- has placed an order with E-One for a new pumper.

Windham, Maine Fire Department- has funds to purchase a new mini-pumper.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Billerica, Mass Fire Department- second fire station study planned. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Claremont, New Hampshire Fire Department- has received a $30,000 state grant to purchase two electronic message boards.

Dracut, Mass Fire Department- construction on new fire station to begin in the spring. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Needham, Mass Fire Department- voters approved an override for a 3 year project to build a new Public Safety Building on the existing site of the current 1931 Police & Fire Headquarters at 88 Chestnut Street. Also, n addition, a new Station 2 will be built to replace the current Needham Heights Station at 707 Highland Ave.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire Fire Department- Firefighter Scott Egan has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.

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Week of November 5, 2018

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Lawrence, MA Fire Alarm Operator Helen Giarusso passed away. Helen's husband Lawrence Firefighter Louis Giarusso died in the line of duty in the mid 1970's and her son Lawrence Firefighter Michael Giarusso passed away from 9/11 related illness after responding mutual aid to the WTC on 9/12/01 and spending many days and hours working at the scene and on the pile.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Rocky Point, OR Fire & EMS Chief Glenn Harman, 64, passed away after suffering a medical emergency while reviewing reports on the fire station computer.

LODD- Magee, MS Vol Firefighter Dustin Grubbs passed away after his personal vehicle rolled over while he was on his way to a fire.

LODD- Charlotte Road/Van Wyck, SC Assistant Fire Chief Dennis Straight, 59, was killed when a vehicle struck him at a crash scene.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Agawam, MA Engine 1- 2018 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750/30B
Agawam, MA Engine 2- 2018 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750/30B
Killingworth, CT Engine 5- 2018 Spartan/Gowans-Knight 1500/1000
New Ipswich, NH Engine 1- 2018 Spartan S-180 1500/1000
Pawtucket, RI Engine 1- 2018 Rosenbauer Commander 1500/750
Pawtucket, RI Rescue 2- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton ambulance
Springfield, MA Truck 2- 2018 Pierce Ascendant 107' RMA
Voluntown, CT Engine-Tank 253- 2018 Spartan ERV/MetroStar 1500/1000

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Cheshire, Connecticut Fire Department- voters approved funds to purchase a new pumper.

Gill, Mass Fire Department- recently placed into service a 2011 Ford F-550/Custom Truck & Body Works 4x4 light rescue. It had previously served Jackson Center, PA.

Lewiston, Maine Fire Department- has signed a contract with Pierce to build a 107' Ascendant ladder truck on an Enforcer chassis. It will replace Engine 3 and is expect to be delivered in the fall of 2019.

Springfield, Mass Fire Department- will be placing an order with Pierce for a 2019 Enforcer PUC for Engine 1.

Voluntown, Connecticut Fire Department- has on order a Firematic BRAT brush truck being built on a Ford F-550 chassis. It will replace the Humvee brush vehicle currently in service.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Berwick, Maine Fire Department- voters approve funds for new station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Location to be at the old Estebrook School next to the police station.

Bristol, Maine Fire Department- makes the fire chief's position a full time job for the first time in the department's history. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Haven, Connecticut Fire Department- Repairs to firehouse nearing completion. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Newton, New Hampshire Fire Department- opens new station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

North Attleboro, Mass Fire Department- has named Captain Michael Chabot as the new Deputy Fire Chief.

Oakland, Maine Fire Department- town moves forward with plans for new station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Plympton, Mass Fire Department- has selected Stephen G. Silva of the Middleboro Fire Department to be the new Fire Chief.

Skowhegan, Maine Fire Department- voters turned down a referendum question for a new fire/police public safety building.

Smithfield, Rhode Island Fire Department- voters approved funds to build a new Station 4 at Douglas Park & Washington Hwy. Also approved, were funds for other projects at the other 3 stations.

Wells, Maine Fire Department- town to consider alternative locations for fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

West Hartford, Connecticut Fire Department- Fire Chief Gary Allyn has retired after 30 years of service.

Wrentham, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Deputy Chief Antonio "Tony" Marino as the new Fire Chief.

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Hamilton, MA Call Firefighter Rick Villa involved in a tragic accident. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of October 29, 2018

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Stoneham, MA Captain Jim McDermott passed away on October 28th.

Kevin Tully, Chief of The Malden Emergency Center and Retired Region 1 Manager of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) passed away on October 26th.

LODD- Boston Lieutenant Eddie Paris passed away from Occupational Cancer.

LODD- Natick, MA Lieutenant Samuel Crisafulli passed away from occupational cancer.

Active Duty New Bedford, MA Firefighter Kevin Medeiros passed away.

LODD- Attleboro, MA Firefighter William Sproul passed away from ocuupational cancer.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

California Emergency Services Assistant Fire Chief Ken Hood, 50, suffered a medical emergency on October 24th during a coordination meeting and later died.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Bristol, RI Engine 3- 2018 Spartan/Smeal 1500/1000
Manchester, CT Truck 2- 2018 Pierce Velocity 105' RMA
Raymond, ME Tank 2- 2018 Freightliner/Metalfab 1500/3000
Sudbury, MA Ladder 1- 2018 KME Severe Service 1500/500/103' RMA
Tisbury, MA Engine 622- 2018 International/KME 4x4 1500/1000/30A
West Warwick, RI Engine 3- 2018 Pierce Enforcer 1500/750

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Freetown, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 1989 Pierce/Smeal 105' RMA ladder truck. The unit had previously served in Peekskill, NY and Chatsworth, GA.

Halifax, Mass Fire Department- Engine 1's 2007 E-One Typhoon has gone to Bull Dog Fire Apparatus for refurbishment. It will be out of service for approximately 6 months.

Newington, New Hampshire Fire Department- John Falls TWP, PA has purchased the Seagrave ladder truck back from Newington after a deal to buy a new rig fell through. Newington has now purchased a 2005 E-One 95' tower from a department in Alabama.

South Portland, Maine Fire Department- new ladder truck damaged after coming into contact with power lines. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Manchester by the Sea, Mass Fire Department- has named retired Georgetown Fire Chief Al Beardsley as Interim Fire Chief.

Whitman, Mass- has been awarded a $200,000 State grant to improve radio systems for Fire and Police. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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