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 Rhiannon Ross (30), NAVY, from Wixom, WI died after the T-6B training aircraft she was in crashed in Foley, AL on October 23, 2020.

Ensign Morgan Garrett (24), USCG, from Weddington, NC died after the T-6B training aircraft she was in crashed in Foley, AL on October 23, 2020.

Chief Culinary Specialist Adam M. Foti (36), NAVY, USS Jason Dunahm DDG-109, from New Jersey died after being struck by a forklift on the pier of Naval Station Norfolk on October 16, 2020

WORLD WAR II

Private Earl A. McWaters, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Private Earl G. Meagher, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

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

Staff Sergeant Kenneth J. Mears, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

1st Lieutenant Frederick C. Hawkes, USMC, from Greenfield, MA killed in action during World War II

Seaman 1st Class Edward C. Hayden, NAVY, from Brockton, MA killed in action during World War II

Seaman 2nd Class William P. Hayes, NAVY, from Springfield, MA killed in action during World War II

Private First Class Vernon M. Haynes, USMC, from Middleboro, MA killed in action during World War II

VIETNAM

Private John Stewart Taylor, USMC, C CO, 1ST BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Granby, CT killed in action on May 20, 1969

Sergeant Eric P. Muller, ARMY, DET A-223 (VAN CANH), B CO, 5TH SF GROUP, USARV from Greenwich, CT killed in action on September 7, 1967

2nd Lieutenant Roger Edward LaBonte, ARMY, C CO, 8TH ENG BN, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Biddeford, ME killed in action on December 8, 1966

Airman First Class Richard Lee Halgren, USAF, 509TH FLD MAINT SQDN, 509TH BOMB WING, SAC from Nashua, NH killed in action on September 24, 1968

1st Lieutenant Carl William Myllymaki, III, USMC, E CO, 3RD RECON BN, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Westerly, RI killed in action on October 2, 1968





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JOHN'S PHOTOS FOR THE WEEK

This week for my photos, a number of images I took of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba (WMEC-907) returing home to Boston on October 20th after a 65 day patrol. The Escanaba is one of thirteen 270' Famous Class medium endurance cutters. Until recently, there were 3 such cutters out of Boston, with the Seneca (WMEC-906) moving to Virginia in September. Escanaba and the other Boston based cutter, Spencer (WMEC-905), will also be moving to Virginia in the near future. The Coast Guard has plans of replacing these cutters with six of the newer 154' Fast Response Cutters. The 270' Famous Class cutters are over 30 years old and a new class of 360' class cutter is planned to replace them with the first one expected to be delivered to the Coast Guard in 2022. Two of these new 360' cutters are slotted for Newport, RI. 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





Avon, CT has placed into service their new Rescue 8, a 2020 Spartan MetroStar/Rescue 1 heavy rescue.


Boxford, MA Rescue 2- 2020 Ford F-550/Rosenbauer 4X4 light rescue.


New Haven, CT Engine 10- 2020 Seagrave Marauder 1500/750.


Peabody, MA Engine 3- 2020 KME Severe Service 1500/750.


Chicago, IL Engine 81- 2020 E-One Cyclone 1500/500.





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





Bethlehem, NY 10/24/20- fully invovled structure fire at 28 Kenwood Ave. The next 3 photos are also from this fire.





Fairfield, CT 10/27/20- Working Fire at the Sturges Ridge assisted living facility on Mill Plain Rd.


Westport, CT 10/23/20- kitchen fire on Hiawatha Lane.




OLDER SCENES





NOTHING THIS WEEK




EVENTS AND CANDIDS





From Chicago, IL Fire Dept- Lt. Ken Juracz of Squad 2, Lt. Brett Snow of Engine 80 (working his last shift before retirement), and Lt. Artie Aranda.


Canton CT Fire Department took part in a live burn exercise at the Connecticut Fire Academy in Windsor Locks. Crews worked on fire attack on the 2nd floor and basement as well as search and rescue. The live burn was under the direction of Jason Gilbert and Romona Mansfield. The next 2 photos are also from this live burn.






APPARATUS AND STATION SHOWCASE





Colchester, VT Mallets Bay Fire Station.


Middlebury, CT Rescue 1- 2007 Pierce Velocity 1500/500/50F rescue (ex Wayne, NJ - in svc 2019).


Oakland, ME's new fire station located at 15 Fairfield Street.


Rochester, NH Engine 1- 2002 HME/Smeal 1500/750. Photo taken by my late friend Dick Bartlett.


Saco, ME Ladder 1- 2003 Ferrara 1500/300/107' RMA. Photo taken by my late friend Dick Bartlett.


Winthrop, MA ex Engine 2- 1971 Pirsch 1000/500.


Woburn Auxiliary, MA ex Engine 9- 1956 Mack B 750/200. The truck served in West Springfield as Engine 2 prior to going to the Woburn Auxiliary.


Wolfeboro, NH Engine 2- 2018 Seagrave Marauder 1500/2500.


Chicago, IL Engine 62- 2006 Spartan/Crimson 1500/500.


Chicago, IL Truck 27- 2002 Pierce Dash 100' RMA.


Oxbow, NY apparatus are very excited to go into their new quarters. So excited, that they couldn't wait for it to be finished.




POLICE SPECIALTY AND MILITARY PHOTOS




A 29' and 45' boat from the Boston Coast Guard Station.


U.S. Coast Guard 29' Response Boat-Small 29181 from Boston.


U.S. Coast Guard 45' Response Boat-Medium 45608 from Boston.


Chatham, MA Coast Guard station and lighthouse.


Chatham, MA Coast Guard station and lighthouse.



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