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

Chief Hull Technician Justin Huf, (39), NAVY, Assault Craft Unit 4 passed away on February 22, 2021 from complications related to COVID-19.

WORLD WAR II

Corporal Thomas F. Miller, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Captain Charles R. Mills, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Staff Sergeant Charles W. Mills, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Private Howard I. Mills, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Lieutenant Junior Grade Paul D. Hill, NAVY, from Lynn, MA killed in action during World War II

Seaman 2nd Class Tauno O. Hill, NAVY, from Quincy, MA killed in action during World War II

Pharmacist's Mate 2nd Class Merle C.J. Hillman, NAVY, from Holyoke, MA killed in action during World War II

Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Donald J. Hills, NAVY, from Westfield, MA killed in action during World War II

VIETNAM

Sergeant First Class John Theodore Gallagher, ARMY, FOB 3, CCN, MACV-SOG, 5TH SF GROUP, USARV from Hamden, CT died on May 30, 1978 from injuries received on January 5, 1968

Brigadier General Alfred Judson Force Moody, ARMY, HHC, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Hamden, CT killed in action on March 19, 1967

Specialist Four Ronald Russell Fitch, ARMY, D CO, 1ST BN, 12TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Brunswick, ME killed in action on November 20, 1968

Specialist Four Thomas Dennis Nadeau, ARMY, 248TH REPAIR PARTS CO, ARMY SPT CMD QUI NHON, 1ST LOG CMD, USARV from Nashua, NH killed in action on August 11, 1968

Lance Corporal Richard Edward Ducharme, USMC, H&S CO, 1ST BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Woonsocket, RI killed in action on October 2, 1967





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JOHN'S PHOTOS FOR THE WEEK

This week for my photos, a photo of retired Stoneham, MA firefighter Gerry Crosby who passed away on February 24th. RIP Gerry, it was a pleasure knowing you. 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.





Retired Stoneham, MA firefighter Gerry Crosby (left) passed away on February 24th. This photo was taken at a department Christmas party in 2002 shortly after he retired. Gerry was a kind and wonderful man and had an incredible sense of humor. He will be missed by all. Rest in Peace Gerry.




THE DICK BARTLETT - STEVE CUMMINGS SPOTLIGHT PHOTOS OF THE WEEK





RECENT DELIVERIES





West Shore, CT Rescue 35- 2019 Ford F-550 4X4/PL Custom re-mount.


Westfield, MA Med 30- 2020 Dodge Ram 5500/Life Line 4x4 ambulance.


Westfield, MA Med 40- 2020 Dodge Ram 5500/Life Line 4x4 ambulance.


Weymouth, MA Engine 5- 2020 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750/F.





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





Lancaster, MA 2/18/21- 4 Alarms, Runaway Brook Road. The owner of the home is an Acton Firefighter. The next 3 photos are also from this fire.





Hartford, CT 2/21/21- Working Fire, 16 Fairmount Street.


Hartford, CT 2/21/21- Working Fire, 70 Humphreys Street.


Mamaroneck, NY 2/22/21- structure fire on Louise Ave. The next photo is also from this fire scene.



Stuyvesant, NY 2/22/21- 2 Alarm structure fire at 12 Oak Leaf Drive.


Moosup, CT 2/23/21- structure fire, 41 Highland Street.


Manchester, CT 2/24/21- automobile fire at 291 Spencer Street. The next 2 photos are also from this incident.




West Hartford, CT 02/24/21- 2 Alarms, 711 Prospect Street. The next 3 photos are also from this fire scene.







OLDER SCENES





NOTHING THIS WEEK




EVENTS AND CANDIDS





Another feature on a small fire department, also from Switzerland. Just south of Murren on the bluffs overlooking the valley is the hamlet of Gimmelwald, a very rural community that is primarily farms and hostels. It has a volunteer fire department, and has no fire trucks, but rather has ATVs and equipment trailers. It's station is a two story station built into the hillside so that one bay faces uphill, and the other downhill. The next 2 photos are also part of this feature.




From left Dispatcher Ryan Shafer and Lieutenant Ed Mattson at NH Southwest District Fire Mutual Aid. Lieutenant Mattson works his last shift before retirement 2/4/21. Ed worked at FMA from 1966-1987 came back as a part time Lt. 1998-2021 He is a USAF veteran, former Fitzwilliam Fire Chief, Road Agent and still remains an active member of the Fitzwilliam, NH FD.


Keene, NH Firefighter/Paramedic Dan Lang (middle stocking cap) finishes his last shift before retiring with 17 years in the KFD and 28 years in the NH fire service. Dan is also Past President of IAFF local 3265.




APPARATUS AND STATION SHOWCASE





Avon, MA Fire Station with Engine 1, Tower 1 and Car 2 outside.


Brockton, MA ex Engine 8- 1981 Mack CF 1000/500.


Brockton, MA Engine 4 and Ladder 4 in quarters.


Cambridge, MA ex Engine 6 Hose Wagon- 1980 International.


Cambridge, MA ex Engine 6- 1962 Pirsch 1250/500.


Fremont, NH ex Tank 5- 1976 Mack w/ 7600 gallon trailer.


Hampstead, NH ex Engine 2- 1967 International Harvester 250/300.


Hartford, CT ex Tower-Ladder 3- 1980 Mack CF/Baker 75' Aerialscope.


Apparatus from Medford, MA at a fire scene in the 1980's.


Providence, RI ex Engine 3's American LaFrance pumper.


Providence, RI ex Engine 6's American LaFrance pumper.


Salem, NH ex Ladder 1- 1970 Mack CF/Thibault 85' MMA.


Salem, NH ex Tower 1- 1984 Sutphen 1500/300/100' MM Tower.


Springfield, MA ex Ladder 8- 1974 Maxim S 100' TDA.


Timothy, TN Engine 46- 1993 Spartan/FFA 1250/750 () Eatonville, FL).


Timothy, TN Tanker 1- 1994 Freightliner FLD-120/2009 Osco 3000 gallon.


Photo of an interesting looking tanker taken in the 1980's. The lettering on the front says Rural Grove, but don't have any other information on this rig.




POLICE SPECIALTY AND MILITARY PHOTOS








RAILROAD PHOTOS









CLOSING SHOT






Sometimes you just have to make your own parking space. (photo from the 1970's taken in Revere as a Pan Am flight was coming into Logan.)




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