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.




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WE REMEMBER

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

GULF WARS

Lieutenant Colonel Robert F. Baldwin, ARMY, HHC, 101ST COMBAT AVIATION BRIGADE from Muscatine, IL killed in action on September 21, 2010

WORLD WAR II

Sergeant Adamo G.J. Lampassi, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Staff Sergient Robert M. Lamphier, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

1st Lieutenant Carl R. Lancaster, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Private First Class Dominic J. Lancelotte, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Arthur J. Flanagan, NAVY, from South Boston, MA killed in action during World War II

Lieutenant Junior Grade James E. Flanagan, NAVY, from Boston, MA killed in action during World War II

Seaman 1st Class John A. Flematti, NAVY, from Royalston, MA killed in action during World War II

Aviation Radio Tech 1st Class Joseph W. Fletcher, NAVY, from Westford, MA killed in action during World War II

KOREA

Private First Class Charles M. Dennis, ARMY, 187TH AIRBORNE REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM from Swansea, MA killed in action on March 28, 1951

Master Sergeant Bernard J. Deres, USAF, from Waltham, MA killed in action on August 20, 1952

VIETNAM

Sergeant David A. Provost, ARMY, C CO, 1ST BN, 6TH INFANTRY, 198TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV from Thompson, CT killed in action on June 3, 1968

Captain Ronald M. Goulet, ARMY, SOA (CCC), 5TH SF GRP, SPECIAL FORCES from Thompsonville, CT killed in action on September 26, 1969

Private First Class Paul L. Barker, ARMY, 3RD PLT, D CO, 3RD BN, 21ST INFANTRY, 196TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV from South Paris, ME killed in action on May 3, 1968

Private First Class Dennis N. Vatistas, ARMY, 47TH TRANS CO, 64TH QM BN, 4TH TRANS CMD, ARMY SPT CMD SAIGON, 1ST LOG CMD, USARV from Dover, NH killed in action on December 22, 1970

Corporal Robert L. Argenti, USMC, GOLF CO, 2ND BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV from Providence, RI killed in action on July 20, 1970






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JOHN'S PHOTOS FOR THE WEEK

For my section this week, I have some photos from the apparatus photo shoot of Reading and Wakefield Mass (with one Stoneham engine). I was working, so my daughter got some shots of the apparatus. My padawan learner did pretty good. Who knows where Johnny G will end up next.

Also, Stoneham Firefighter Dan Kelleher is running the New York City Marathon for the Muscular Dystrophy Assciation. He is selling raffle tickets as part of the fundraising. The cost is $5 per ticket and the winner receives $300 in scratch tickets. To purchase raffle tickets, you can call or text Dan at 781-775-5933.

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.





Reading Engine 2 and Engine 3.


Reading Engine 2- 2007 Seagrave Marauder II 1250/750/40F.


Reading Ladder 1, Engine 3, Engine 2, Engine 1, Rescue 1.


Reading Ladder 1- 2008 Seagrave Marauder II 100' RMA


Stoneham Engine 3 and Reading Engine 3.


Stoneham Engine 3- 2011 Seagrave Marauder II 1250/750.


Stoneham Ladder 1- 2015 E-One Cyclone 1250/450/100' RMA.


Wakefield Engine 1- 2017 Seagrave Marauder II 1250/750/30F.


Wakefield Engine 2- 2000 Seagrave Marauder 1250/750/30F.


Wakefield Engine 4- 1996 Seagrave 1250/750/30F.


Wakefield Engine 5- 2006 Seagrave Marauder II 1250/750/30F.


Wakefield Ladder 1, Engine 5, Engine 4, Engine 2, Engine 1.


Wakefield Ladder 1-2014 Seagrave Marauder II 100' RMA.




THE DICK BARTLETT - STEVE CUMMINGS SPOTLIGHT PHOTOS OF THE WEEK





RECENT DELIVERIES





Alford, MA Engine 2- 2017 Spartan Metro Star/Darley 1500/1500/40F.


Chicopee, MA Engine 1- 2017 Pierce Saber 1250/750.


Concord, NH Engine 7- 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/750.


Granville, MA has placed into service this 1997 International/Pierce rescue that previously served in West Hartford, CT.


Hanover, MA Tower 1- 2017 E-One Cyclone 100' RM Twr.


New Bedford, MA Engine 9- 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500.


Plainville, MA Tower 1- 2017 Spartan 100' RM Tower.


Plainville's new tower with the 1998 HME ladder it's replacing.


Seabrook, NH Tower 1- 2017 KME Severe Service 2000/300/102' tower.


Wilton Ambulance, CT Ambulance 512- 2017 Ford F-550/Life Line 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




A few photos of a fire that took place in Chicago at 5825 S. Prairie Ave. Photos courtesy of the one and only Jim Regan.





Recent Fire Scene in Detroit, MI.


Another photo from Detroit.


Hartford, CT 10/13/17.


Westford, MA 10/17/17- 3 Alarms, Iris Court Apartments.


Chicopee, MA 10/18/17- 2 Alarms, Front and Depot Streets.


Another photo from Chicopee.




OLDER SCENES





NOTHING THIS WEEK




EVENTS AND CANDIDS





Hanson, MA Firefighters at the groundbreaking ceremony for Army Corporal Paul Skarinka during a dedication by Homes 4 Wounded Warriors.




APPARATUS AND STATION SHOWCASE





Boston ex Engine 33's Hahn.


Braintree, MA ex Engine 3- 1971 Pirsch 1250/500/40F.


Braintree, MA ex Engine 4- 1987 Pemfab/Ranger 1250/500.


Braintree, MA ex Ladder 1- 1966 Pirsch 85' MMA.


Granville, MA Engine 1- 2009 Spartan/Crimson 1500/1000/10A/10B.


Lawrence, MA Engine 6- 2005 E-One Cyclone II 1250/750.


Lawrence, MA Ladder 4- 2013 E-One Cyclone II 100' RMA.


Newingotn, CT ex Engine 1's Maxim S pumper.


This Maxim Quad once served Newington, CT.


Palmer, MA Engine 1- 2007 Smeal Sirius 1500/1000/20F.


Citrus Sheriff County, FL Engine 3- 2014 Pierce Impel 1250/1000.


Citrus Sheriff County, FL Engine 18- 2016 Pierce Impel 1250/1000.


Mission Twp, KS Rescue 40- 2013 Rosenbauer Commander 1500/780/20F.


Mission Twp, KS Squad 40- 2011 Ford F-550/Weis 150/250/10F.


San Luis Obispo, CA Truck 2- 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 75' RMA.




POLICE SPECIALTY AND MILITARY PHOTOS




U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba (WMEC-907) leaving Boston.


U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oak (WLB-211), an ocean going buoy tender.



RAILROAD PHOTOS





Nordco Rail Lifter Tie Plate Inserter: The small footprint, minimal mechanical components, and low weight make the Auto Lift economical to operate, as well as extremely easy to transport. Heavy-duty cylinders aid in lifting the rails so that plates can be inserted between the rail and the tie. Single- or dual-rail operating modes make the Auto Lift appropriate for use by both rail and tie gangs. Operators can insert and position plates under one or both rails from the field side. Dual-rail mode requires both operators to activate the propel switch, minimizing incidents.


Union Pacific 4471.


Vermont Rail 310.




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