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

Aviation Support Equipment Technician 1st Class Marcglenn L. Orcullo (42), NAVY, USS Wasp (LHD-1) from HI passed away on February 12, 2021 from complications related to COVID-19.

Chief Quartermaster Herbert Rojas (50), NAVY, Recruit Training Command Great Lakes from Richmond Hill, NY died from complications of COVID-19 on February 2, 2021.

WORLD WAR II

Private Kenneth E. Miller, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Sergeant Richard M. Miller, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

1st Lieutenant Robert P. Miller, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Sergeant Samuel H. Miller Jr ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Seaman 2nd Class Wilfred H. Hight, NAVY, from Roslindale-Boston, MA killed in action during World War II

Chief Machinist's Mate Charles H. Hill, USCG, from Cambridge, MA killed in action during World War II

Lieutenant Junior Grade John H. Hill, NAVY, from Arlington, MA killed in action during World War II

Torpedo's Mate 2nd Class Owen R. Hill, NAVY, from Worcester, MA killed in action during World War II

VIETNAM

Private First Class Edward Kenneth Duel, ARMY, C CO, 1ST BN, 7TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Hamden, CT killed in action on October 21, 1968

Corporal Donald Porter Ferguson, ARMY, A CO, 2ND BN, 39TH INFANTRY, 9TH INF DIV, USARV from Hamden, CT killed in action on January 13, 1968

Specialist Four David Littlehale Farley, ARMY, HHC, 1ST BN, 35TH INFANTRY, 4TH INF DIV, USARV from Brunswick, ME killed in action on October 9, 1967

Major James Patrick McKeon, USAF, 416TH TAC FTR SQDN, 37TH TAC FTR WING, 7TH AF from Nashua, NH killed in action on February 13, 1969

Airman First Class Alan Dennis Curtis, USAF, 600TH PHOTO SQDN, 7TH AF from Woonsocket, RI killed in action on December 6, 1969





My daughter's handmade artwork



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JOHN'S PHOTOS FOR THE WEEK

This week for my photos, a few photos of the museum submarine USS Albacore in Portsmouth, NH. 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





Hartford, CT Ladder 4- 2020 E-One Cyclone-Metro 100' 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





Bridgeport, CT Feb 2021- photos from a recent house fire. The next 2 photos are also from this fire scene.




Worcester, MA 2/12/21- 5 Alarms, Jacques Ave. Three civilian fatalities resulted in this fire. The next photo is also from this fire scene.



Worcester, MA 2/12/21- 3 alarms, William Street. The next photo is also from this fire.



Fairfield, CT 2/13/21- fire in a garage on Eastlawn Street.


Hartford, CT had this 2nd alarm at 766 Garden Street on 2/13/21 at 03:11. One occupant was rescued from 3rd floor front porch via ladder and a mayday was given by Ladder 3 as they were cut off on floor 3. No members injured. At least 3 civilians were transported. The next 3 photos are also from this fire.





West Crescent, NY 2/17/21- structure fire at 7 Manchester Drive.


Somers, CT 2/14/21- 2 Alarms, 54 Beverly Drive at 22:15. The next 3 photos are also from this fire.





Columbia, CT 2/17/21- Companies arrived at 52 Whitney Rd and transmitted the 2nd on arrival. Mutual aid tankers and manpower assisted at the scene. The next 3 photos are also from this fire.







OLDER SCENES





NOTHING THIS WEEK




EVENTS AND CANDIDS





Special story and photos of the Murren Switzerland fire department by Fred McKinney.
Murren, Switzerland is a picture postcard mountain top mountain village located at 5374” elevation with no accessible roads and the only access is either by cable car or mountain cog train. The quaint Swiss village sets high atop a Swiss Alp in the shadows of the famous Elder Mountain and home to 450 residents with over 2000 hotel beds. The village is famous for winter sports that attracts tourists from around the world.
According to Murren’s tourist director Samuel Bichsel, the village fire department ,is all volunteer with approx. 50 members, one small fire station, one fire truck (engine) and a 4 wheeler. Additional equipment is pulled on a trailer.
Members are notified of fire alarms by electronic pagers and a mobile phone alarm system Mutual aid can only arrive by helicopter or cable car. The department relies on fire safety education and fire prevention for fire protection. The department responds to approximately 20 alarms a year.
Murren was the setting in the 60s for the main filming location of the James Bond’s “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”.




A Boston firefighter carries some tools at a working fire at a vehicle fire in a parking garage off of Tremont Street on February 17th.


Two members of Worcester, Mass EMS.




APPARATUS AND STATION SHOWCASE





Alton, NH recently placed into service this 2000 Spartan/Luverne 1750/500/75' RMA as Ladder 1. The truck previously served with the Sharpsburg, PA Fire Department.


Beverly, MA former Auxiliary vehicle.


Former Boston MedFlight helicopter.


Groveland, MA ex Engine 3- 1948 Ford/Woods Engineering.


Holliston, MA ex Engine 1- 1975 Ford C/Farrar 1000/500.


Holliston, MA ex Ladder 1- 1983 Maxim F 85' MMA.


West Fairlee, VT Engine 2- 1995 Spartan/Luverne 1500/1000 (ex Conway Village, NH).


Oconee County, SC Rural Fire Control Rescue 21- 1989 Ford F-800/Saulsbury.


Rickman, TN Engine 3- 1985 Sutphen Deluge 1500/750 (originally Union Vale NY, then Mount Vernon TN).


Rickman, TN Fire Station.


U.S. Forestry Service Engine 601.




POLICE SPECIALTY AND MILITARY PHOTOS








RAILROAD PHOTOS








CLOSING SHOT






Nice shot of Hartford's three new rigs.




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