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2022 PRESS RELEASE AND OTHER NEWS ARCHIVE




2022 OFFSITE ARTICLES/PRESS RELEASES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Posted in June.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Posted in May.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connecticut- Volunteer fire departments statewide impersonated in text scam. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Connecticut- Towns add paid EMTs as numbers of volunteers fall. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Massachusetts- Massachusetts Legislature publishes report on PFAS, or ‘forever chemicals' that cause firefighter cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Massachusetts- Massachusetts officials offer drone service for structure fires, missing persons, video documentation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Rhode Island- Northern RI Fire Departments donate gear to Ukraine. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Rhode Island- Authentic Abstraction art 'saves' former Pawtucket firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Maine- Milford Fire-Rescue junior firefighter program encouraging young women to join the fire service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Massachusetts- Local firefighters graduate from Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Massachusetts- Prescribed Burn Planned for Camp Edwards. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Vermont- Brattleboro, Rescue Inc. to go their separate ways after contract dispute. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

3 Baltimore, MD FFs Killed in Rowhouse Fire Ruled Homicides. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Connecticut- Madison Exchange Club's Time Out Teddy program helps little ones with ambulance rides. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Connecticut- 60 years later, memories of fatal Van Tassel Warehouse fire remain vivid in Norwich. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Massachusetts- Mattapoisett firefighters complete mission for Mission 22. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

New Hampshire- Salem boy donates $11 to firefighters with heartfelt note. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Connecticut- ‘Our best one ever': Annual Chief's Cup resumes as New Haven police, firefighters take to ice. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Massachusetts- Moment Of Silence Held For 2 Boston Firefighters Killed 8 Years Ago On Beacon Street. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Massachusetts- Fall River and Hyannis firefighters embark on PFAS turnout gear study. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Massachusetts- Lawrence firefighter creates charity, helps fire victims. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Massachusetts- Revere Firefighter Turns Fire Truck Into Mobile Wood Fired Pizza Oven. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Rhode Island- DEM will conduct controlled burn on a portion of Dutch Island. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Massachusetts- 100 Club of Massachusetts supports families of police, firefighters killed in the line of duty. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Massachusetts- Fall River company making undergarments designed to protect firefighters from cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Massachusetts- New firefighters to take part in merged fire academy in Fall River. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

New Hampshire- Battel of the Badges hockey tournament raises $210,000 for charity. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Massachusetts- firefighters graduate Mass Fire Academy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March

Massachusetts- North Andover teen on a mission to build fire trucks from every community in the state out of Legos. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Connecticut- New Westport-Fairfield dispatch center is model for the future. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Massachusetts- Call/Vol firefighters graduate from Mass Fire Academy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Massachusetts- North Shore fire departments to get $45,000 in education grants. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Massachusetts- Lancaster, Sterling and West Boylston Fire Department receive grants for education. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Massachusetts- Former Cambridge Street firehouse in Worcester is for sale. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Rhode Island- High demand for ambulances in Providence takes toll on neighboring towns. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Rhode Island- new hope for historic Lincoln fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Rhode Island- Filmmaker takes a look at West Warwick Station nightclub fire in new documentary. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Vermont- Grand Isle fire department face staffing shortages. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

U.S. Coast Guard Press Release:
The U.S. Coast Guard commissioned the USCGC John Scheuerman (WPC 1146), Patrol Forces Southwest Asia's (PATFORSWA) fifth 154-foot Sentinel-class cutter, into service at the Port of Tampa in Tampa, Florida, Wednesday.
Adm. Karl Schultz, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, presided over the ceremony. Mrs. Nancy Vannoy, John Scheuerman's niece, is the ship's sponsor.
The cutter's namesake is Seaman 1st Class John Scheuerman, a native of Toledo, Ohio, who served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves from October 16, 1942 to September 9, 1943. While serving aboard the U.S.S. LCI (L) 319 during the amphibious Allied invasion of Italy, on Sep. 9, 1943, Seaman 1st Class John Scheuerman exhibited conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action. Observing an enemy fighter plane diving in for a strafing attack as his vessel approached the assault beaches in the Gulf of Salerno, Scheuerman unhesitatingly manned his battle station at an exposed antiaircraft gun and, with cool courage and aggressive determination, exerted every effort to direct accurate gunfire against the hostile aircraft. Although mortally wounded before he could deliver effective fire, he remained steadfast at his post in the face of imminent death, thereby contributing materially to the protection of his ship against further attack. The U.S. Coast Guard awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart Medals to Scheuerman posthumously for his heroism. Posted in February.

Maine- Fire departments nationwide rally around Lagrange boy with cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Maine- Senate unanimously votes to rename bridge in honor of Unity fallen firefighter. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Massachusetts- The Boston Sparks Association is thrilled to sponsor Stephanie Hassan along with the Last Call Foundation in her quest to run and finish the world's six greatest marathons. Stephanie will be running the 126th Boston Marathon on Monday April 18th which will support the Last Call Foundation and The Boston Sparks Association. Please click here for more information and the opportunity to make a donation. Posted in February.

Massachusetts- The Brockton Fire Museum honors the 13 firefighters killed in the 1941 Strand Theatre Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Massachusetts- IFBA-SPAMFAA Convention June 22-25. Click the following links for the registration form and that packet that has information and times on all the events. Convention Registration Form - Registration Packet & Events. Posted in February.

Maine- South Portland firefighters team up with Special Olympics for hockey event. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Massachusetts- First responders raise funds by running stairs at TD Garden during B-Fit Challenge. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Vermont- staffing shortages continue to impact departments across the state. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Massachusetts- 34 officers graduate from 27th management training program at the Mass Fire Academy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Vermont- Danielle Morse does double duty as Miss Vermont and a volunteer firefighter. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Out of Area- Baltimore FF released from hospital; firefighter killed in fire postumously promoted. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Massachusetts- Fire departments state wide received grants for essencial services. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Massachusetts- New environmentally friendly fire training site stated for Cape Cod. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Connecticut- Hartford firefighter and folk musician Charlie Diamond takes his show to wherever it leads him. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Rhode Island- former fire station in Newport sells for $3.05 million. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Connecticut- Documentary showcases bravery at harrowing Vernon tenement fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Connecticut- Volunteer Fire Department seeing shortage of firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Massachusetts- Baker-Polito administration announces $5 million in grants for fire departments. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

New Hampshire- Charity hockey game planned to benefit the organization that helped injured Manchester fire captain Steve Desruisseaux. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Rhode Island- REELZ announces documentary about Station Nightclub fire in West Warwick. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.




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