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LAST WEEK'S 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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GULF WARS

GULF WARS

Specialist Juan M. Covarrubias (27), ARMY, 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division from Hanford, CA killed March 11, 2020 in a rocket attack on Camp Taji, Iraq.

Staff Sergeant Marshal D. Roberts (28), USAF, 219th Engineering Installation Squadron from Owasso, OK killed March 11, 2020 in a rocket attack on Camp Taji, Iraqv.

WORLD WAR II

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

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

2nd Lieutenant Edward McGonagle, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

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

Private Arthur J. Handy, USMC, from Boston, MA killed in action during World War II

Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Frederick J. Hanhisalo, NAVY, from Weymouth, MA killed in action during World War II

Private Edward T.J. Hanley, USMC, from Mattapan-Boston, MA killed in action during World War II

Radioman 3rd Class Robert E. Hanley, NAVY, from Springfield, MA killed in action during World War II

VIETNAM

Sergeant Richard E. Palowski, ARMY, B CO, 2ND BN, 39TH INFANTRY, 9TH INF DIV, USARV from East Hartford, CT killed in action on August 3, 1968

Private First Class Robert C. Riggs, ARMY, H CO, 2ND SQDN, 11TH ARMORED CAVALRY, USARV from East Hartford, CT killed in action on January 24, 1969

Staff Sergeant Charles E. Stuart, USAF, 919TH AIR REFUELING SQDN, 4252ND STRAT WING, SAC from Bangor, ME killed in action on May 19, 1966

Lance Corporal Frank J. Sharek Jr, USMC, H&S CO, H&S BN, 1ST FORCE SVC RGT, FORCE LOG CMD, III MAF from Manchester, NH killed in action on July 23, 1968

Lieutenant Commander Orland J. Pender Jr, NAVY, VF-114, CVW-11, USS KITTY HAWK, TF 77, 7TH FLEET from Warwick, RI died on January 18, 1978 from injuries received on August 17, 1972






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JOHN'S PHOTOS FOR THE WEEK

After a rotation of being just home or at the station for 2 months, finally got to go do something fun. Thanks to my pal Mike Boynton, I did some socially distant photography yesterday and got a lot of nice pieces of apparatus. We updated photos in Springfield where ex Engine 12 is now Engine 2, ex Engine 9 is now Engine 4, ex Engine 16 is now Engine 6 and ex Engine 10 is now Engine 7. We got the new Engine 5 in Holyoke and just missed the new Truck 2 which went back to the dealer just an hour or so before we arrived. We shot the entire fleet in Hatfield (thank you very much to the chief there) and got several pieces in Sunderland including a very nice 1925 Reo/Howe pumper. The chief in South Hadley District 2 was nice enough to move a number of pieces of apparatus there for us which resulted in very nice photos. We stumbled across Granby's new 2020 Pierce Enforcer PUC tanker that was just delivered less than 24 hours prior and got great photos of that along with the new mini-pumper and their vacuum tanker. Finally we stopped in Bondsville and ran into the chief and a few firefighters that were just returning whom then moved their new to them 2016 Ford F-550/Pierce 250/280/10F light rescue/brush truck. What a great day! A very special thank you to the crews in Springfield and Holyoke, the fire chief in Hatfield, the guys in Sunderland who came in to help with moving the trucks, the chief and duty crew in South Hadley District 1, the duty crew in Granby and the chief and guys in Bondsville for your help. It was very much appreciated! 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.





Bondsville Fire Department in Palmer, Mass recently placed into service this 2016 Ford F-550/Pierce 250/280/10F which was purchased from South Hopkins, KY.


Granby, MA Engine 1- 2020 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/2500/CAFS.


Hatfield, MA Engine 2-


Holyoke, MA Engine 5- 2019 KME 1500/500/79' RMA.


South Hadley, MA Engine 4- 1991 E-One Hush 1250/750.


Springfield, MA Brush 1- 1996 Humvee 250/200.


Springfield, MA Engine 7- 2011 Pierce Velocity PUC 1500/750/25F (ex Engine 10).


Springfield, MA Truck 3- 2008 Pierce Quantum 105' RMA.


Sunderland, MA Engine 2- 2019 Rosenbauer Commander 1500/1000/30F 4X4.




THE DICK BARTLETT - STEVE CUMMINGS SPOTLIGHT PHOTOS OF THE WEEK





RECENT DELIVERIES





Andover, MA Ladder 1- 2019 Pierce Enforcer 105' RMA.


Glastonbury, CT Engine 41- 2019 Spartan MetroStar/Marion 1500/750.


Boxboro, MA Ambulance 1- 2020 Ford F-450/Osage 4x4 ambulance.


East Greenwich, RI Rescue 2- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance.


Fitchburg, MA Shift Deputy Chief- 2020 Chevy Tahoe.


Somerville, MA District Chief (Car 3)- 2020 Ford Expedition.





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





Fitchburg, MA 4/15/20- 2 Alarm house fire.


Albany, NY 5/8/20- 7 Mohawk Avenue.


South Windsor, CT 5/9/20- barn fire at 387 Main Street. The next photo is also from this fire.



Southampton, MA 5/9/20- Working Fire, 29 Cottage Ave for a 1 story wood framed home fully involved. The next photo is also from this fire.



Springfield, MA 5/9/20- 2 Alarms, 52 Terrance Street for a fully involved 2.5 story structure. The next photo is also from this fire.



Westfield, MA 5/9/20- 2 Alarms, 994 Western Ave, the Green Meadow Lumber Yard. Fire was in a 1 story steel commercial building.


Salisbury, NH 5/10/20- 3 Alarm house fire with 2 civilian fatalities. The next 2 photos are also from this fire.




Weymouth, MA 5/11/20- 2 Alarms, 924 Broad Street.


Williston, VT 5/11/20- Rollover MVA, I-89 with mutual aid ambulance provided by UVM Rescue.


Medford, MA 5/12/20- 3 Alarms, 86 Canal Street. The next 2 photos is also from this fire.




Medford, MA 5/13/20- Working Fire, 147 Woburn Street.




OLDER SCENES





Ashland, MA 11/24/2002- motor vehicle accident with entrapment.


Ashland, MA 1/1/2003- house fire.


Ashland, MA 12/6/2003- house fire.




EVENTS AND CANDIDS





Smithfield, RI Lieutenant Derek Anderson and Firefighter Steve Carberry.


From the fire in Salisbury, NH.


A Chicopee, MA captain removes a pet from a 2nd Alarm fire on 5/12/20 on Edwards Street.




APPARATUS AND STATION SHOWCASE





Arlington, MA Auxiliary former 1977 GMC/Kiley lighting unit.


Branford, CT Truck 1- 2009 Spartan/Smeal Sirius 2000/480/105' RMA


Haddam, CT Rescue 5-13- 2004 American LaFrance Metropolitan heavy rescue.


Hollis, NH Engine 2- 2010 Spartan Metrostar/Dingee 1500/1000.


Hollis, NH Rescue 1- 2019 Sutphen/Dingee 500/750/30F rescue.


Leominster, MA ex Snorkel- 1973 Ford/Pierce 1000/300/55’ Snorkel.


Lynnfield, MA ex Engine 5- 1962 Mack B 1000/500.


Medford, MA Ladder 4- 2009 E-One Cyclone II 110' RMA (running as L1, ex Boston L6).


Milton, NH recently placed into service this 1997 Ferrara/LTI 1250/500/75' RMA. It had previously served in Gray, ME.


Norfolk, MA Engine 1- 2005 E-One Typhoon 1250/1000/30F.


Peabody, MA Reserve Engine 8- 1993 E-One Protector 1250/750 (ex North Reading).


Somerville, MA Auxiliary former 1932 Seagrave 1000/200.


Worcester, MA Ladder 3- 2004 Seagrave/1973 Aericalscope 75' (refurb).


Worcester SCBA Unit (Air Supply)- 2002 Chevy/Union City Body.


The Vermont Technical College utilizes this 1991 Ottawa/Beck 1500/1000 pumper for their Fire Science program. It previously served as Waterville Valley, NH Engine 1 and is only used for training.




POLICE SPECIALTY AND MILITARY PHOTOS








RAILROAD PHOTOS





Work train in LaGrange, IL putting in a new crossing.






CLOSING SHOT






Sunderland, MA Antique Engine 1- 1925 Reo/Howe 500/100.




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