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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REMEMBERING THE FALLEN

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

GULF WARS

WORLD WAR II

Staff Sergeant Ernest Nahigian, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Private Leong Q. Nam, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Private George M. Natale, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

2nd Lieutenant Arthur J. Nauen, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

2nd Lieutenant Robert A. Naugler, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Sergeant Stanley G. Jankun, USMC, from Somerville, MA killed in action during World War II

Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Stanley J. Janusz, NAVY, from Chicopee, MA killed in action during World War II

Machinist's Mate 1st Class Robert E. Jason, NAVY, from Cohasset, MA killed in action during World War II

Private First Class Ralph T. Jeffrey, USMC, from Somerville, MA killed in action during World War II

Radioman 2nd Class Charles F. Jensen, USCG from Revere, MA killed in action during World War II

VIETNAM

Sergeant Thomas Martin Neal, ARMY, HHC, 2ND BN, 12TH INFANTRY, 25TH INF DIV, USARV from Hartford, CT killed in action on February 9, 1969

Private First Class Walter Platosz, ARMY, 3RD PLT, A CO, 2ND BN, 28TH INFANTRY, 1ST INF DIV, USARV from Hartford, CT killed in action on October 17, 1967

Corporal Richard Thomas Corriveau, ARMY, 1ST PLT, D CO, 1ST BN, 506TH INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV from Fort Kent, ME killed in action on July 11, 1969

Private First Class Eugene Frederick Sweet, Jr, ARMY, C CO, 1ST BN, 502ND INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV from Portsmouth, NH killed in action on January 4, 1968

Corporal Sotorios Milton Margaritis, USMC, L CO, 3RD BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Raymond, NH killed in action on August 8, 1967





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JOHN'S PHOTOS FOR THE WEEK

This week for my photos, some photos from Haverhill and Bolton, Mass. Special thanks to the crews that helped out with the photos. Also check out the add for limited edition Northeast Firenews challenge coins. These coins are in short supply, so be sure to get yours before they are gone. Happy Thanksgiving to all and thank you to everyone for contributing all year long making the website the great resouce that it is. 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.





Up for sale are special Northeast Firenews limited edition challenge coins, classic and 25th anniversary versions. These are in short supply and are expected to sell quickly. $10 per coin plus $3 for shipping up to 2 coins. I take Paypal and Venmo. Email me at webmaster@firenews.org or private message me on Facebook if interested.


Bolton 7A- 2015 Ford F-550/Horton ambulance.


Bolton Engine 1- 1995 Pierce Saber 1250/1250.


Bolton Engine 2- 2004 American LaFrance Metropolitan 1250/1500.


Bolton Engine 5- 2016 Rosenbauer Commander 1500/750/30A 4x4.


Bolton Tanker 7- 2007 Freightliner/V-Tech 750/2000.


Haverhill Engine 2- 2015 KME Predator 1500/750.


Haverhill Engine 9- 1999 KME 1250/750/F.


Haverhill Ladder 1- 2009 KME 102' RMA Tower.


Haverhill Last Alarm 1- 1978 International/1979 Howe/Grumman - funeral/parade truck (ex Hampton Falls, NH).


Haverhill Rescue 1- 2020 Pierce Impel heavy rescue.


Haverhill Tanker 1- 1992 Ford L9000/2000 Fouts 500/3000.




THE DICK BARTLETT - STEVE CUMMINGS SPOTLIGHT PHOTOS OF THE WEEK





RECENT DELIVERIES





Andover, MA Engine 3- 2021 Pierce Enforcer 1500/750/30F.


Williston, VT Ladder 4- 2021 Spartan Gladiator/Smeal 1500/500/105' RMA.





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





South Glens Falls, NY 11/11/21- structure fire at 156 Main Street. Mutual Aid from Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties for manpower was requested to help extinguish the fire. Cause of the fire is under investigation. The next 3 photos are also from this fire.





Whitman, MA 11/11/21- Motorcycle Accident involving an Amazon van at South Ave & Plymouth Street. The next 2 photos are also from this accident.




Springfield, Mass- Saturday night November 20th just before 6pm Springfield Fire and Emergency Services was dispatched to 45 Loring Street in the cities south end for a structure fire. Engine and Truck 1 arrived to heavy fire and smoke on the C side off the large 2 story wood framed home. Crews made an aggressive attack on the stubborn fire. It took crews almost an hour to bring the fire under control. The fire displaced 5 occupants and the cause was unattended cooking. The next 3 photos are also from this fire.





Longmeadow, Mass- At approximately 06:15am on 11/23/21 Longmeadow Fire Department was dispatched to 909 Shaker Road for a structure fire. 1st arriving crews found heavy fire and smoke in the large 1 story strip mall. A 2nd and 3rd alarms were struck bringing East Longmeadow Fire Department North Thompsonville Fire Department Shaker Pines Fire Department Agawam Fire Department Springfield Fire and Emergency Services Springfield MA Firefighters Local 648 right to the scene. 4 Ladder pipes, multiple 2.5’s and deck guns were used to battle this massive fire. It took firefighters over 2 hours to bring the heaviest of the fire under control. A 4th alarm was struck for manpower and also the request of Massachusetts Department of Fire Services ISU and Rehab trucks to the scene. A total of 6 business were destroyed and no reported injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the States fire marshal office and Longmeadow Fire. The next 4 photos are also from this fire.








OLDER SCENES





From Chelsea, MA October 15, 1973- Everett Avenue at Vale Street. Note the Coast Guard car as well as Former Engine 5 Firehouse and Tobin Bridge in the background.


From the 1970's in Boston - fire at the Stickney and Poor Spice Millers building.



Brockton, MA 1/31/2007- 3 Alarms, 28 Snell Avenue. The next photo is also from this fire.





EVENTS AND CANDIDS





West Sayville-Oakdale Fire District in New York recently honored Gary Schaum for 50 years with their racing team.


Whitman MA Firefighter/Paramedics Brian Feeney and Joshua Gray were sworn-in on 11/23/2021.


Whitman MA Firefighter Brian Feeney with his fiance Jill and sons Lincoln and Scottie.


Whitman MA Firefighter Joshua Gray with his wife Annie and son Jackson.


Worcester Ladder 1 & Mass Fire Academy Ladder 1 have the honors of displaying the American Flag at the 2021 Firefighter of the Year Awards Ceremony in Worcester on November 23, 2021.




APPARATUS AND STATION SHOWCASE





Auburn, ME ex Engine 4- 1948 American LaFrance 750 GPM.


Baltic Fire (Sprague, CT) Engine-Tank 124- 2007 Spartan/Marion 1250/1000/30F.


Baltic Fire (Sprague, CT) Tanker 124- 2009 Spartan/US Tanker 1500/3000.


Bethany, CT Engine 83- 2017 Rosenbauer Commander 2000/1000/30A.


Boston ex Engine 8 Hose Wagon- 1957 Mack B 1250/400.


Boston ex Ladder 1- 1962 Seagrave Anniversary 100' TDA.


Concord, NH ex Engine 7- 1987 Ranger 1500/750/125F.


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


New Gloucester, ME Engine 4- 1983 Mack MC/Pierce 1000/1000.


Portland, ME ex Engine 9- 1980 Maxim 1500/500.


Line up of Reading, Mass Seagrave apparatus- Ladder 1, Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3 and the new 2021 Engine 4. The next photo is a different angle of this line up.



Westfield, MA ex Engine 2- 1968 Maxim 1000/500.


Lavallette, NJ 1949 Mack L85 750/750 now privately owned by Michael Vibert in Farmington, CT.


Brand new fire station that recently opened in Charleston, SC. There is a memorial next to the station for the 9 firefighters killed on June 18, 2007 at a fire.




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