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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

Captain Moises A. Navas (34), USMC, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Forces Special Operations Command from Germantown, MD killed in action on March 8, 2020 in Iraq.

Gunnery Sergeant Diego D. Pongo (34), USMC, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Forces Special Operations Command from Simi Valley, CA killed in action on March 8, 2020 in Iraq.

WORLD WAR II

Sergeant James E. McGee, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

2nd Lieutenant John E. McGee, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Private John B. McGill, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Tech 5 Harold F. McGilyreay, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Machinist's Mate 1st Class Philip M. Hamson, NAVY, from Lynn, MA killed in action during World War II

1st Lieutenant Robert C. Hanckel Jr, USMC, from Scituate, MA killed in action during World War II

Lieutenant Junior Grade Joseph H. Hancock, NAVY, from Arlington, MA killed in action during World War II

Seaman 1st Class William J. Handren, NAVY, from Boston, MA killed in action during World War II

VIETNAM

Lance Corporal John Marks, USMC, H&S CO, 1ST BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from East Hartford, CT killed in action on February 15, 1970

Specialist Four William E. Miller, ARMY, C CO, 2ND BN, 27TH INFANTRY, 25TH INF DIV, USARV from East Hartford, CT killed in action on October 31, 1967

Lieutenant Commander Walter F. Merrick, NAVY, USS ORISKANY, TF 77, 7TH FLEET from Bangor, ME killed in action on October 26, 1966

Sergeant Major John Senechek, ARMY, ADV TEAM 51, HQ, MACV ADVISORS, MACV from Manchester, NH killed in action on September 16, 1971

Sergeant Russell E. Nihill, USAF, 377TH CBT SPT GROUP, 7TH AF from Warwick, RI killed in action on October 21, 1968






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JOHN'S PHOTOS FOR THE WEEK

For this week's segment of my photos, a photo of Bob O'Melia's last day with Centerville-Osterville-Marston Mills. Happy Retirement Bob! Who knows where Johnny G will end up next. (Well, pretty much no where for a little while).

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.





Centerville-Osterville-Marston Mills (Mass) Firefighter Bob O'Melia's final ride home on Ladder 307 with Group 4 Station 1 crew, his son Officer O'Melia, and a Barnstable Police escort after his last shift before retirement. Enjoy your retirement Bob, you certainly have earned it. (And kudos to COMM Fire and Barnstable Police for the special send off, that's awesome!)




THE DICK BARTLETT - STEVE CUMMINGS SPOTLIGHT PHOTOS OF THE WEEK





RECENT DELIVERIES





Mansfield, CT Engine-Tank 107- 2019 Spartan 1500/1000/30F.


Warwick, RI Special Hazards 1- 2020 E-One Cyclone heavy rescue.


Hartford, VT Ambulance 3- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 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





Manchester, NH 3/27/20- 3 Alarms, 232 Spruce Street.


New York City 3/27/20- third alarm apartment building fire on Cruger Ave in the Bronx.


New Britain, CT 3/29/20- 3 Alarms, 104 Vine Street.


Westford, NY 3/29/20- structure fire, 88 Hudson River Road.


On April 1, 2020 Chicopee Mass firefighters were called to 78 Skeele Street in the city's Willimansett section for a structure fire just before 6 AM. Crews arrived to a find a large 2.5 wood framed home with heavy smoke showing. Fire started to spread quickly throughout the large home and a 2nd alarm was sounded. 28 firefighters, 3 chiefs, 5 engines and 2 ladders responded to the fire. Springfield, Holyoke and Westover Airforce base provided mutual aid station coverage for the city. The next photo is also from this fire.



Berwick, ME 4/1/20- 2 Alarms, 89 Rochester Street.


Holyoke, Mass firefighters were called to 108 Cabot Street April 1st, 2020 just before 10:30 PM for a building fire. Upon arrival, crews found a 2 story vacant loading dock area building attached to a 4 story mill well involved. A 2nd alarm was sounded. Crews had a hard time accessing the building to control the flames. The building is a complete loss. The next photo is also from this fire.





OLDER SCENES





Haverhill, Mass- structure fire that took place during the 1950's on Washington Street. The next photo is also from this fire.





EVENTS AND CANDIDS





Captain David Wells works his last shift before being promoted to Deputy Chief on March 30th. Engine 1 and Truck 1 crew Left to right: Raymond Wallace, Jack Casey, Captain David Wells, Lt Kevin Maclellan, Ernie Santiago, Nick Franck, Treyvontee Goodman.


Photo of the late Bob Fitz Sr. He is shown working on the Firealarm system at the Fire Museum in Manchester,CT. He did a lot of work for the museum trying to get there system up and running. He loved doing this for people and he worked for Gamewell for many years. Photo taken in 1991.


The late Deputy Chief Tom Wefers of the Lawrence, Mass Fire Department.



Hartford, CT Engine 11 & Ladder 5.




APPARATUS AND STATION SHOWCASE





Amherst, NH Engine 3- 2002 Pierce Dash 1500/1250. Photo taken by my late friend Dick Bartlett.


Boston Engine 20 has been assigned this 2009 E-One Cyclone II 1250/500. It had been assigned to Engine 30 with Engine 21 having the truck originally.


Duxbury, MA ex Station 1- 645 Washington Street - opened in 1920.


Easton, MA Station 2 located at 87 Depot Street, which was completed renovated in 2019.


Epsom, NH Engine 1- 2015 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/1000.


Lawrence, MA ex Engine 8- 1952 American LaFrance 1000/150 after installation of McIntyre multiversal and Federal Beacon Ray.


Lawrence, MA ex Engine 4- 1965 Mack C 1000/350 at the now closed station in the Industrial Park. Was originally Engine 2 on Garden Street.


Lawrence, MA ex Engine 3- 1981 Mack CF 1250/500.


Lincoln, MA ex Engine 5- 1975 Ford FMC/Bean 750 GPM.


Orange, MA ex Ladder 1- 1964 Maxim S 250/200/85' MMA.


Pepperell, MA Engine 1- 2006 International/E-One 1750/750/3000' LDH.


Waltham, MA ex Engine 2- 1970 Mack CF 1000/500.


U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD) Engine 47- 2015 Pierce Saber 1250/500.


U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD) Paramedic 46- 2015 Ford F-450/Wheeled Coach ambulance.




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