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.




RESPECT THE PIC!
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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

Private First Class Christo Pappas, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Private First Class Raymon H. Paquin, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Sergeant Joseph A. Paridiso, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

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

Private First Class George Paris, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Corporal Thomas W. Keenan Jr, USMC, from Allston-Boston, MA killed in action during World War II

Seaman 2nd Class Damon L. Keene, NAVY, from Whitman, MA killed in action during World War II

Corporal Blaine Kehoe, USMC, from East Swampscott, MA killed in action during World War II

Private First Class Robert J. Keith Jr, USMC, from Dorchester-Boston, MA killed in action during World War II

Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Julius J. Kelber, NAVY from Marlborough, MA killed in action during World War II

VIETNAM

Corporal Robert Garry Marx, USMC, M CO, 3RD BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Meriden, CT killed in action on May 27, 1968

Private First Class Walter Raymond McDonald, ARMY, B CO, 1ST BN, 27TH INFANTRY, 25TH INF DIV, USARV from Meriden, CT killed in action on February 9, 1968

Staff Sergeant Paul Robert West, USAF, 388TH TAC FTR WING, 7TH AF from Lewiston, ME killed in action on November 26, 1966

Corporal Gary Dale Tracy, USMC, HMM-161, 7TH FLEET from Limestone, ME killed in action on June 6, 1965

Private First Class Leroy Benjamin Aiken, ARMY, E CO, 50TH INFANTRY, ARMY SPT CMD DANANG, 1ST LOG CMD, USARV from New York, NY killed in action on April 25, 1972





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JOHN'S PHOTOS FOR THE WEEK

This week for my photos, a shout out to Eric Fellows and his son Pierce. I've know Eric for many years and have been out taking photo with him and Pierce many times. They are both kind, sincere and true gentlemen. It is a pleasure and honor to be their friend. 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.





A shout out to Eric and Pierce Fellows. A father and son class act team.




THE DICK BARTLETT - STEVE CUMMINGS SPOTLIGHT PHOTOS OF THE WEEK





RECENT DELIVERIES





Leominster, MA Rescue 3- 2022 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance.


Lincoln, RI recently purchased this 2003 American LaFrance Eagle heavy rescue for use as a spare Squad. It previously served in Oxford, Mass.


New Britain, CT recently placed into service this Spartan pumper as Engine 5. No specs on the rig at this time or what became of the 2018 E-One previously assigned.


Rehoboth, MA Engine 1- 2022 Pierce Saber 1500/1000/30F.


Weston, MA Ambulance 1- 2022 Chevrolet 5500/Horton ambulance.


West Springfield, MA Medic 1- 2022 Freightliner M2/PL Custom 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





Rocky Hill, CT 8/5/22- Working Fire, New Britain Ave.


Bridgeport, CT 8/8/22- 2 Alarm structure fire in the 1400 block of Fairfield Ave. The next photo is also from this fire.



Lexington, MA 8/8/22- 3 Alarms at a power station on Massachusetts Ave.




OLDER SCENES





Lynn, MA house fire that took place in the early 1990's. The next 2 photos are also from this fire.






EVENTS AND CANDIDS





Bridgeport, CT.


On Saturday, August 6, 2022. Class 50 of the Connecticut Fire Academy's Introduction to the Fire Service program graduated, marking a significant milestone for the program. The program, aimed at teaching young fire cadets, and explorers about firefighting in a more hands-on fashion, has been running for 25 consecutive years (with the exception of 2020). There are 2 classes each year, one for 14-15-year-olds, and one for 16-17-year-olds. There is also an Advanced Skills and Concepts (ASAC) class held each year for cadets who have passed the first class. ASAC goes over skills such as pumping, master stream operations, usage of breathing apparatus, and vehicle extrication. This year's class for 16-17-year-olds, Class 50, included 2 out-of-state cadets, Connor Jacobs and Jack McNamara from the Mastic Fire Department in New York, along with a selection of 24 other cadets from across the state of Connecticut. The photos I will be showing here are from the cadet's demonstration of skills. The next 6 photos are from this event.










APPARATUS AND STATION SHOWCASE





Amherst, NH ex Engine 5- 1974 International/Farrar 750/1500.


Amherst, NH ex Tanker 1- 1982 International 2,000 gallon.


Amherst, NH ex Tanker 2- 1966 International/Farrar 500/2000.


Boston ex Engine 48- 1970 Hahn 1250/500 (Also Engine 21, Engine 16 and Engine 51).


Braintree, MA ex Squad A- 1946 Chevy/Farrar 500 GPM.


Chelsea, MA ex Engine 7- 1937 Maxim 750 GPM.


Cape Elizabeth, ME Ladder 65- 2019 E-One Cyclone-Metro 1500/500/100' RMA.


Clinton, CT ex Engine 4- 1955 Oren 750 GPM.


Concord, NH ex Ladder 1- 1976 Mack CF/Thibault 100' RMA.


Essex, MA ex Engine 1- 1980 Continental Compac 1250/500.


Lawrence, MA ex horse drawn water tower- 1905 American LaFrance/Hale 65'.


Lawrence, MA ex Ladder 4- 1981 American LaFrance/1973 American LaFrance 100' TDA.


Leicester, MA ex Combination 1- Diamond T/Farrar.


Leicester, MA ex Engine 4- 1963 International V196/Farrar 750/1000.


Lowell, MA ex Engine 2- 1973 Maxim S 1000/500.


Lynnfield, MA ex Engine 1- 1962 Mack B 1000/500.


Malden Emergency Center, MA ex Rescue 2- 1970 Hahn 1250/500.


Massport-Logan Airport ex Engine 2- 1986 Gloster Saro ARFF Unit 2500 gal H2O/300 gal of 6% foam/35' platform.


New Bedford, MA ex Ladder 4- 1976 Mack CF/1950 Seagrave 100' TDA.


Newbury, MA ex Tanker 1- 1983 GMC 500/1200.


Quincy, MA ex Tower 1- 1978 Sutphen 100' MM tower.


South Portland, ME ex Engine 6- 1982 Mack Midliner/Ward 79 750/500.


Sunapee, NH Engine 1- 1994 Mack RD/Pierce 1250/750.


Woburn, MA ex Engine 7- 1969 GMC/Farrar 1000 GPM.


Columbus, NE Engine 28- 1971 American LaFrance 1000 series 1500/500.


Columbus, NE Tanker 26- 2014 Freightliner M2-108/2015 Rosenbauer 500/2000.


Houston, TX Engine 1- 2016 Spartan ERV Gladiator 2000/500.


Houston, TX Haz-Mat 22 Unit 1- 2016 Spartan Gladiator/SVI.




FEATURED PATCHES AND CHALLENGE COIN OF THE WEEK
Every week I will feature a different fire patch, military patch and challenge coin. Please note, these are from personal collections and not for sale.




Southwick, MA Fire Department patch.


U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Apalachee WYTM-71 patch. The cutter is now longer in service.


Atlantic City, NJ Airport Fire Department challenge coin.




POLICE AND MILITARY PHOTOS


Keene, NH.




RAILROAD PHOTOS








CLOSING SHOT






Lexington, MA ex Engine 3- 1958 Mack B 1000/300.




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