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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

Staff Sergeant Anthony Bermudez (28), ARMY, from Dallas, TX died during troop movement in Buehring, Kuwait on January 11, 2021

WORLD WAR II

Private First Class Leonard F. Meuse, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

2nd Lieutenant Harold A. Meyer Jr, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

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

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

Aviation Radioman 1st Class William W. Herlihy, NAVY, from Westborough, MA killed in action during World War II

Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class William D. Hevey, NAVY, from Somerville, MA killed in action during World War II

Private First Class George Heylinger, USMC, from Concord, MA killed in action during World War II

Private First Class Raymond J. Hibbard, USMC, from Northampton, MA killed in action during World War II

VIETNAM

Warrant Officer Arthur Allen Crosby, Jr, ARMY, HHC, 1ST BDE, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Guilford, CT killed in action on March 1, 1969

Major Frederick William Dauten, Jr, USAF, 458TH TAC ALFT SQDN, 483RD TAC ALFT WING, 7TH AF from Guilford, CT killed in action on April 4, 1970

Specialist Four Joseph Emerson Heath, ARMY, 137TH ENG CO, 19TH ENG BN, 35TH ENG GROUP, 18TH ENG BDE, USARV from Brewer, ME killed in action on October 29, 1968

Specialist Four Dennis Franklin Lorden, ARMY, 1ST PLT, B CO, 1ST BN, 11TH INFANTRY, 5TH INF DIV, USARV from Nashua, NH killed in action on July 14, 1969

Private First Class Lucien Gerard Carpentier, ARMY, B CO, 2ND BN, 8TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Woonsocket, RI killed in action on July 25, 1968





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JOHN'S PHOTOS FOR THE WEEK

This week for my photos, a few shots from the Portsmouth, NH area. 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.














THE DICK BARTLETT - STEVE CUMMINGS SPOTLIGHT PHOTOS OF THE WEEK





RECENT DELIVERIES





Brownfield, Maine has taken delivery of this HME Ahrens-Fox Mini EVO built on a 2020 Ford F-550 chassis. It features a Hale, 1500 GPM pump, 400 gallons of water, and a Hydraulic Driven 160 CFM CAF system. It has been assigned to Engine 1, replacing a 1988 International.


Newton, MA Engine 2- 2020 E-One Typhoon w/ 1250 GPM pump and 780 gallon water tank.


Onset, Mass Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2020 KME Panther with 2000 GPM pump, 750 water tank and 40 gallons of A foam. It has been assigned to Engine 1 and replaces a 1988 Maxim.





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





Springfield, MA 1/8/21- firefighters were dispatched to 33 Chapin Terrace just before 3:00pm for smoke in the building. Engine 1 arrived to smoke showing from the chimney area. Engine 1 Lt Jeffrey Hall put in a working fire. Crews made aggressive attack on the fire which was in the 2nd floor and attic. It took firefighters about 30 mins to bring the fire under control. No firefighters were injuried but 6 people are displaced from the home. Fire is under investigation. The next photo is also from this fire.


Latham, NY 1/14/21- box truck fire.



Hartford, CT 1/15/21- 2 Alarms, 635 Broad Street. This building was also the location of a fire in 2010. The next photo is also from this fire.



Lebanon, CT 1/15/21- Working Fire, 84 Norwich Ave. The next 2 photos are also from this fire.




New Britain, CT 1/15/21- firefighters went to work just 9:30pm for a structure fire at 422 Osgood Ave. Crews arrived to find heavy fire and smoke from the 1.5 wood framed home. Crews used multiple lines to attack the fire and the truck company opened the roof for ventilation. No injuries reported and the fire is under investigation. The next photo is also from this fire.



East Hartford, CT 1/16/21- 2 Alarms, 134 Cipolla Drive. The next 3 photos are also from this fire.





Hartford, CT 1/16/21- Working Fire, 227 Ward Street.


Weymouth, MA 1/16/21- Working Fire, Box 3011 - 177 Belmont Street. Companies had smoke showing on arrival from a house and further reported a bedroom fire. The next photo is also from this fire.



Brockton, MA 1/18/21- Working Fire, Box 2113 - 617 Main Street "South Side Pizza/Subs". A police cruiser driving by found smoke coming from the building. The next photo is also from this fire.



Hadley, MA 1/18/21- barn fire on Shattuck Road. The next photo is also from this fire.



Springfield, MA 1/18/21- firefighters made quick work of this dryer fire at 57 Allen street just after 1pm. Crews arrived to smoke showing on the A side. A dryer fire inside was quickly knocked down but produced a moderate smoke condition throughout the 1.5 story commercial structure. Fire was brought under control in less then 20 mins. Fire is under investigation and no injuries reported. The next photo is also from this fire.





OLDER SCENES





NOTHING THIS WEEK




EVENTS AND CANDIDS





This photo and the next photo are candids from the fire in Hartford on January 15th.



Whitman MA Fire Lieutenants Tom Ford and Nick Grasso perform COVID-19 testing to town employees. The next photo coincides with this one.



Whitman MA Firefighter Scott Figgins vaccinates Firefighter Bryan Smith with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.


Whitman MA Firefighter and President of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts Rich MacKinnon gets vaccinated by Medical Director Dan Muse, MD.


Brockton, MA Deputy Chief Kevin Galligan, following the foot steps of his father, retired Chief Kenny Galligan.




APPARATUS AND STATION SHOWCASE





Barnstead, NH Engine 1- 2018 HME Ahrens-Fox 1871W 1500/1000/30A.


Boston, MA ex Squrt Unit- 1970 Ford C/Maxim/Squrt 55' boom.


Boston's Marine 1 out of the water for maintenance.


Brockton, MA Engine 5's new 2020 Pierce Enforcer at the fire on January 18th.


Burlington, MA ex Engine 1- 1959 Mack B 750/500.


Cataldo Ambulance in the Metro Boston area has refurbished the former Malden Emergency Center's 1988 Pierce rescue into an incident support unit.


Concord, MA ex Engine 46- 1962 International/Maxim 500/500.


Londsale Fire District (Lincoln, RI) Engine 4- 2004 American LaFrance Metropolitan 1500/750/40F.


Malden, MA ex Engine 2- 1959 Mack B 1000/300.


Sandwich, MA ex Engine 5- 1953 Ward LaFrance 750/500/50F.


South Windham, CT Engine 104- 1998 Freightliner/E-One 1500/1000.



Whitman MA's first ambulance, a 1972 Ford with a custom Providence Rescue body. Pictured with Chief Wirzburger, Selectman Bob Hatch, and Deputy Chief DiMestico.


Whitman, MA Headquarters with former Engine 1 and Engine 2. This was taken around 1994 when Engine 2 had an E-One Glider Kit put on a 1978 Hendrickson Chassis. Engine 1 was a 1989 E-One Cyclone, which was refurbished in 2018 and remains in-service as Engine-241. Engine 2 was sold at auction and the buyer had plans to make it a mobile BBQ truck.


Brown Twp, IN Engine 22- 2020 Spartan/Smeal 1500/1000/20A.


Indianapolis, IN TSU 31- 2019 Ford F-550/Pierce air unit.


Oxnard, CA ex Truck 14- 1985 Mack CF/LTI 85’ tower.


Reno, NV ex Truck 1- 1979 Crown/Hahn 106’ Firespire.


San Diego, CA ex Foam 28- 1957 Pirsch 750 gallons.


Whitestown, IN Ladder 272- 2019 Rosenbauer Commander 2000/500/101' RM Tower.




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