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 Richard Bullock, NAVY, Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-113 died on a training mission when his F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet crashed on June 3, 2022.

WORLD WAR II

Private First Class Charles L. Orrell, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Sergeant William H. Osbourne, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Tech Sergeant William I. Osgood, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Private Albert I. Osobow, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Private First Class John J. O'Sullivan Jr, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Aviation Radioman 2nd Class William P. Kazulis, NAVY, from Norwood, MA killed in action during World War II

Motor Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Class Robert H. Keane, NAVY, from Lowell, MA killed in action during World War II

Seaman 2nd Class John E. Kearney Jr, NAVY, from Millis, MA killed in action during World War II

Lieutenant Junior Grade Gerald T. Kearns, NAVY, from Cambridge, MA killed in action during World War II

Motor Machinist's Mate 1st Class Henry F. Keating, NAVY from Arlington, MA killed in action during World War II

VIETNAM

Lance Corporal Richard David Hensley, USMC, L CO, 3RD BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Meriden, CT killed in action on October 11, 1966

Specialist Four Edward Joseph Jurek, II, USMC, 1ST MP CO, 1ST INF DIV, USARV from Meriden, CT killed in action on March 25, 1968

Specialist Four Thomas Joseph McMahon, ARMY, HHC, 2ND BN, 1ST INFANTRY, 196TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV from Lewiston, ME killed in action on March 19, 1969

Lance Corporal James Joseph McMorrow, USMC, H&S CO, 3RD BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Lewiston, ME killed in action on November 10, 1969

Private First Class Richard Edward Addison, Jr, USMC, A CO, 1ST BN, 26TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from New York, NY killed in action on August 18, 1968





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JOHN'S PHOTOS FOR THE WEEK

This week I want to give a shout out to Mr. Frank San Severino as he turns 65 this week. I've known Frank since the start of the website and he has assisted with photos and information for the duration. We have also assisted each other with various projects including the Box 52 bus trips over these years as well. Happy Birthday Frank and I hope you had a great week. 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.





Happy Birthday Frank!




THE DICK BARTLETT - STEVE CUMMINGS SPOTLIGHT PHOTOS OF THE WEEK





RECENT DELIVERIES





Bloomfield Center, CT Rescue 6- 2021 Pierce Velocity 1500/500.


Cambridge, VT Engine 2- 2021 International HV/E-One 1750/1030.


Danville, VT Tanker 2- 2021 Kenworth/2022 Fouts 1000/3000.


Harwinton, CT Engine 3- 2021 Sutphen Monarch Extreme Duty 1500/1000/30A.


Palermo, ME recently purchased this 1997 Pierce Quantum 1500/750 that had previously served in Burlington, Mass.





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





On Saturday June 17th New Castle, NH Fire Department responded with other multiple agencies to the Wentworth marina for a yacht fire. Crews arrived to find a 72 ft yacht fully involved and drifting. A fire boat from City of Portsmouth New Hampshire Fire Department responded to fight the fire. 3 occupants on the yacht were rescued by a bystander boat. The occupants were treated for minor injuries and mild hypothermia. The vessel would eventually sink. The smoke could be seen for miles. The next 2 photos are also from this fire.




Hanson, Mass requested Boston LifeFlight twice in the past week for seperate trauma incidents.


Hartford, CT 6/20/22- Working Fire, 50 Francis Ave.


On Monday June 20th, Springfield Mass firefighters were dispatched to 276 Dickinson Street just before 10pm for a structure fire. Engine 3 was first to arrive and found heavy fire from a large 2.5 wood framed home. Crews would make an aggressive attack on the fire with multiple lines inside and a 2.5 outside. It would take crews about an hour to bring the stubborn fire under control. The American Red Cross is assisting 5 residents that were displaced from the fire. The fire is under investigation by the Springfield Arson and Bomb Squad. The next 2 photos are also from this fire.






OLDER SCENES





NOTHING THIS WEEK




EVENTS AND CANDIDS





Orono, ME Firefighters training in 1980.


On Wednesday June 15th Hartford County CT Fire Instructors and Coordinators held their annual dinner at the Farmington Polo Grounds in Farmington CT. Pictured here is Hartford County Direction Chief Jim Baldis.


Deputy Chief Kevin Kowalski of Simsbury Fire, Chief Bill Reilly of Bloomfield Fire, Captain Steve Hess of Simsbury fire and Assistant Chief Jason Gilbert of Simsbury Fire.


Southwick, Mass firefighters recently took part in a VEIS drill where they practiced drafting, RIT, fire attack and search and rescue. The next 3 photos are also from this training.





On Monday May 23rd Southwick, Mass Fire Dept completed a 3 week training evolution from CT Custom Fire Training in extrication challenges such as rollover and under pin situations. This very experienced team of rescue trainers was able to bring their skills to assist in difficult challenges that could be faced. It was also a great opportunity for the department to practice with the new electric Jaws of Life obtained through a Federal grant. The next photo is also from this training.



Southwick, Mass firefighters took place in the traditional Memorial Day parade in town on May 30th. For Southwick members, Chief Russ Anderson, Captain Paul Johnson and Firefighter Dave Humphrey this was their last parade. Thank you to all that currently served, past served and future served for our nations freedom. Pictures is Captain Paul Johnson.


Southwick, MA Fire Chief Russ Anderson.


Southwick, MA Deputy Chief Rich Stefanowicz.


On Tuesday June 21st Lost Acres (Granby CT) drilled at the Connecticut Fire Academy in Windsor Locks with the car prop. Crews learned the importance of teamwork and hazards at a car fire. Firefighters worked in teams of 4 on the initial attack line and 4 on the back up line. The drill was overseen by Hartford County Fire School Instructors Ramona Mansfield and Matt Yost. The next 2 photos are also from this training.




The next series of photos are of the Connecticut Firefighters Memorial at the CT Fire Academy.








APPARATUS AND STATION SHOWCASE





Bedford, MA ex Engine 2- 1971 Duplex/Farrar 1000/500.


Beverly, MA ex Ladder 1- 1972 Pirsch 100' TDA.


Canton, MA ex Ladder 2- 1970 Mack CF/Thibault 100' MMA.


Chelsea, MA ex Engine 1- 1972 Mack CF 1000/500, ex FDNY. Purchased and refurbished by EJ Murphy in 1983, then was totalled in an MVA with Tower 1 in 1992.


Dresden, ME Tanker 4- 2020 International HV507/Deep South 1500/2500.


Falmouth, MA ex Engine 22- 1979 Maxim 1250/500.


Franklin, MA ex Engine 7- 1959 International/Farrar 750/500.


Harwich, MA ex Aerial 66- 1970 Mack/Thibault 85' MMA.


Malden, MA ex Ladder 3- 1989 Seagrave 100' TDA.


Manchester, NH ex Engine 9- 1987 E-One Cyclone 1250/750.


Manchester, NH ex Rescue 1- 1996 Spartan/4 Guys Heavy Rescue.


Medford, MA ex Rescue 1- 1970 Ford C/Gerstenslager rescue.


Moultonboro, NH ex Engine 1- 1985 International S1800/E-One 1000/1000.


Moultonboro, NH ex Engine 5- 1973 Ford C900/Maynard 1000/750.


Nelson, NH Engine 1- 2001 International 4900/New Lexington 1250/1000.


Nelson, NH Tanker 1- 2019 Kenworth T370/Fouts Brothers 1500/2000.


New Bedford, MA ex Ladder 1- 1971 Maxim 100' TDA>


Quincy, MA ex Engine 1 hose wagon- 1952 Seagrave Anniversary 250/300.


Rockport, MA ex Engine 1- 1969 International/FarrarĀ 750/500.


Sunapee, NH Tanker 4- 2015 International/E-One 500/3000.


Temple, NH Antique- 1933 Chevy 300/200.


Wakefield, MA ex Ladder 1- 1975 Maxim 100' TDA.


Weare, NH Tanker 1- 2006 International 7600/Valley 500/3000.


Wenham, MA ex Engine 2- 1947 Diamond T/Wood Engineering.


Houston, TX Airport Rescue 7 (George Bush Airport)- 2015 Rosenbauer Panther 1850/3000/400/450 DC/460 Halotron.


Houston, TX Airport Rescue 7 (George Bush Airport)- 2021 Rosenbauer Panther 2100/3170/400lbs Halotron/500lbs DC 54' HRET.


Holyrood, KS Truck 570- 2002 Stewart-Stevenson M1088A1/2019 FD- used to tow either the dozer or water trailer.


Holyrood, KS Fire Station.




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.




Devens, MA Fire Department patch.


Another style patch from Devens, MA.


U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sherman, WHEC-720 patch. The ship was a 378' High Endurance Cutter and was decommissioned in 2018 after 50 years of service.


Another patch from the USCGC Sherman.


USCGC Sherman Challenge Coin.




POLICE AND MILITARY PHOTOS


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RAILROAD PHOTOS





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