NORTHEAST FIRENEWS
WEEKLY SPOTLIGHT PHOTOS


The Spotlight Photos Page is dedicated to Dick Barlett who passed away on June 17, 2014 and to Steve Cummings who passed away on April 17, 2015. Together they revolutionized apparatus photography and were irreplaceable friends to the fire service as well irreplaceable friends for me.




RESPECT THE PIC!
Photos are the property of Northeast Firenews and the respective photographers and may not be used on any other website or publication without expressed consent.

REMEMBERING THE FALLEN

".....to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom" - President Abraham Lincoln

GULF WARS

WORLD WAR II

Private Leo V. Oullette, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Sergeant William H. Osbourne, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Private James P. Page, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Private First Class Paul P. Page, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Major Salvatore Pagliuca, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Private First Class James J. Keating, USMC, from Somerville, MA killed in action during World War II

Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Paul E.V. Keaveny, NAVY, from Boston, MA killed in action during World War II

Electrician's Mate 3rd Class William A. Kecy, NAVY, from Brookline, MA killed in action during World War II

Private First Class Robert J. Kee, USMC, from Woburn, MA killed in action during World War II

Torpedoman's Mate 3rd Class Joseph F. Keefe, NAVY from Lowell, MA killed in action during World War II

VIETNAM

Sergeant Frank Joseph Kiewlen, Jr, ARMY, B CO, 2ND BN, 39TH INFANTRY, 9TH INF DIV, USARV from Meriden, CT killed in action on May 22, 1969

Specialist Four Patrick Willmer King, ARMY, A CO, 2ND BN, 2ND INFANTRY, 1ST INF DIV, USARV from Meriden, CT killed in action on December 5, 1965

Petty Officer Third Class Richard W. Rossignol, NAVY, RIVDIV 571, TF 116, USNAVFORV from Lewiston, ME killed in action on March 29, 1969

Specialist Four Charles Howard Soule, ARMY, 57TH TRANS CO, 63RD MAINT BN, 26TH GS GROUP, ARMY SPT CMD DANANG, 1ST LOG CMD, USARV from Lewiston, ME killed in action on February 08, 1971

Specialist Four Richard Adiutori, ARMY, B CO, 1ST BN, 5TH INFANTRY, 25TH INF DIV, USARV from New York, NY killed in action on January 14, 1969





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JOHN'S PHOTOS FOR THE WEEK

This week I have some photos from the MAFAA photo line up on Saturday as well as a few apparatus shots from the Berkshires. Saturay was a very nice day and it was nice to catch up with a number of people that I hadn't seen in a while. Who knows where Johnny G will end up next.

I am always looking for photos of old Stoneham (Mass) apparatus, incidents or members for my personal collection if anyone can help. A digital scan is perfectly fine, I don't need an original as long as the scan is big enough to print out. I also can scan photos, slides and negatives and then give them back to you if that is easier. CLICK FOR EMAIL.





Cambridge, MA Ladder 2- 2021 Pierce Velocity Ascendant 100' MM Tower.


Cheshire, MA Engine 1- 2015 Pierce Saber 1250/1000/30F.


Danvers, MA ex Engine 4- 1936 Pirsch 600 GPM.


Glen Cove Engine 523- 1991 Mack CF privately owned pumper.


Greenwich, NY privately owned Maxim ladder truck.


Hawley, MA Engine 2- 1996 E-One Sentry 1250/1000.


Hingham, MA ex Engine 2- 1935 Ahrens-Fox NT4 1000 GPM.


Kingfield, ME ex Engine 2- 1969 International/Thibault.


North Adams, MA Engine 2- 1988 Pierce Lance 1500/750.


Onset, MA ex Ladder 1- 1972 Maxim 85' MMA.


Springfield, MA ex Engine 12- 1987 Maxim S 1500/500.


Surry, NH ex Engine 3- 1967 GMC/Maxim.


Woburn, MA H-1- 1988 Chevrolet/Hackney rescue.




THE DICK BARTLETT - STEVE CUMMINGS SPOTLIGHT PHOTOS OF THE WEEK





RECENT DELIVERIES





Adams Ambulance, MA Unit 1- 2021 Ford E-450/Frontline ambulance.


Adams Ambulance, MA Unit 3- 2021 Ford E-450/Frontline ambulance.


North Adams, MA Truck 6- 2021 Ford F-550/MHQ/Kimtek 4x4 380/200/5F.


Brimfield, MA Engine 2- 2022 Spartan MetroStar/Toyne 1500/1000.


New Ashford, MA Tanker 1- 2021 Freighliner/Toyne 400/2300.


Oxford, MA Rescue 1- 2021 Chevrolet 3500HD 4x4 200/200/5F light rescue.


Pittsfield, MA Engine 1- 2021 Pierce Saber 1500/750.


Turners Falls, MA Ambulance 1- 2022 Ford F-550/PL Custom ambulance.


Woburn, MA Rescue 2- 2022 Ford F-550/Horton 4x4 ambulance.





FIRES AND INCIDENTS


Reminder: many times there are more photos of incident scenes in the incident archives and only one or two images are showcased on this page. Check out the Latest Updates page to see how many photos of each incident are on the site.



CURRENT SCENES





East Hartford, CT 6/22/22- car fire near 350 O’Connell Drive. The next 3 photos are also from this fire.




Bridgeport, CT 6/26/22- 2 alarm vacant mill fire. The next photo is also from this fire.



Hartford, CT 6/27/22- Working Fire, 101 Love Lane.


Just before 1:30am on Tuesday June 28th, Springfield (MA) firefighters were dispatched to the area of 125 Catherine Street for a structure fire. 1st arriving crews reported heavy fire showing from the large 2.5 wood framed home. The house suffered heavy fire and smoke damage as the majority of the fire was on the C and B side of the home. A 2nd alarm was struck due to the heavy fire load within the large 2.5 structure. The fire is under investigation by the Springfield Arson and Bomb squad. The house is reported vacant and there were no injuries reported. The next photo is also from this fire.



On Tuesday June 28th just before 21:30pm Springfield (MA) firefighters were dispatched to the 500 block of Alden Street at water shop ponds for a report of a car into the water. Truck 2 was 1st to arrive to find a vehicle submerged almost half way out in the water with its lights still on. Springfield police officers immediately jumped into the water to see if any victims were still in the car but were pulled from the water as firefighters launched the boat. Crews determined no victims were in the vehicle. CJ’s towing arrived and removed the vehicle from the water. Springfield Police are now investigating the incident. The next photo is also from this incident.





OLDER SCENES





General Alarm Fire guts Paula's Lounge on Rt 114 in Peabody, Mass in January 1979.




EVENTS AND CANDIDS





Kevin Dykes of the Plymouth County Technical Rescue / Dive Team with the Southeast Regional (SEMATRT) Collapse Unit trailer at recent event in Whitman, MA.


Springfield, MA Truck 1 Lieutenant Jon Shea.


Firefighters from Springfield, MA.


Springfield, MA District Chief 2 Mike Rivera and Commissioner BJ Calvi.




APPARATUS AND STATION SHOWCASE





1984 American LaFrance and 1971 Maxim S pumpers owned by Doug Boudrow.


Acton, MA ex Snorkel 27- 1973 Maxim/Snorkel 1000/500/55' Snorkel.


Amesbury, MA ex Engine 2- 1928 Maxim 750 GPM.


Former Bangor, ME Air National Guard 1978 Oshkosh P4 crash truck.


Barnstead, NH ex Engine 1- 1978 Pemfab/Hamerly 1250/1000.


Boston ex Ladder 2- 1974 Maxin/1956 Seagrave 100' TDA.


Brattleboro, VT ex Engine 3- 1966 Maxim S 1000/500.


Cambridge, MA ex Ladder 2- 1982 International/1963 Pirsch 100' TDA.


Essex, MA ex Ladder 1- 1979 GMC/Continental/Seagrave 65' MMA.


Everett, MA ex Engine 1- 1969 American LaFrance 1000/500.


Exeter, RI ex Tanker 3- 1968 International/1980 Franklin Tank 750/3000.


Fitzwilliam, NH Engine 1- 2002 Pierce Dash 1500/750 (acquired 2019, ex Montgomery Co, MD).


Gloucester, MA ex Ladder 1- 1966 Mack B/1937 Pirsch 100' TDA.


Harvard, MA antique Engine 1- 1965 Mack B85 750/500.


Manchester By The Sea, MA ex Engine 3- 1965 Chevy/Farrar 250/400.


Manchester, VT ex Engine 2- 1968 White/Howe 750/1000.


Maynard, MA ex Engine 3- 1968 Ford F/Farrar 1000/500.


Milo, ME ex Ladder 1- 1936 American LaFrance city service.


Narragansett, RI Engine 2- 2014 E-One Typhoon 1250/755/25B.


Newbury, MA ex Ladder 3- 1955 American LaFrance/1936 American LaFrance trailer 100' aerial.


Newbury, MA Ladder 8- 2019 KME Severe Service Predator 103' RMA.


Ogunquit, ME ex Engine 3- 1938 Buffalo 600 GPM pumper.


Richmond, NH Engine 3- 1996 Pierce Saber 1250/1000 (ex Coeymans Hollow, NY - acquired 2020).


Salem, MA ex Engine 2- 1983 Mack R 1250/600.


Stoneham Auxiliary Fire, MA ex Lighting 1- 1971 Ford F-350/Morrisville.


Townsend, MA ex Engine 1- 1985 Mack/FMC 1500/750.


Townsend, MA ex Rescue 30- 1968 International 750 GPM rescue.


Winchester, MA ex Engine 1- 1980 Mack CF 1000/500.


Columbus, NE Brush 27- 2003 Ford F-550/Blanchat B-25 200/300.


Columbus, NE Engine 23- 2004 International 4400/Pierce 1250/1000.


Osceloa County, FL Engine 71- 2019 Pierce Impel XM 1250/1000.




FEATURED PATCHES AND CHALLENGE COIN OF THE WEEK
Every week I will feature a different fire patch, military patch and challenge coin. Please note, these are from personal collections and not for sale.




Pease Air National Guard Base, NH Fire Department patch.


USNS Apache T-ATF-172 patch. The Apache is a U.S. Navy military sealift command tug and salvage vessel.


Pease Air National Guard Base, NH Fire Department challenge coin.


NORTH EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS LAW ENFORCEMENT COUNCIL (NEMLEC) Incident Management Team challenge coin.




POLICE AND MILITARY PHOTOS


NOTHING THIS WEEK




RAILROAD PHOTOS








CLOSING SHOT






Deltona, FL Engine 165- 2008 Pierce Contender 1250/750/30.




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