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2024 MAINE APPARATUS ORDERS and DELIVERIES, DEPARTMENT and OTHER STATE NEWS




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MAINE APPARATUS ORDERS AND FUNDING

Acton Fire Department has placed an order with Specialty Vehicles, Inc. for a Mack/Rosenbauer 3000 gallon tanker. The unit will feature a Hale pump, FoamPro class A foam system, 3/16” FX Aluminum body, Zico electric drop tank storage, enclosed ladder, hard suction and pike pole storage, a rear body swivel dump and Line-X blackout package. Dec 2020.

Allagash Fire Department has been awarded a Federal grant for a new pumper. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. July 2023.

Andover Fire Department has funding to purchase a new 2000 gallon tanker. Jul 2021.

Anson Fire Department has placed an order with 4 Guys for a pumper/tanker built on a Spartan chassis with MetroStar 4 door cab. Features include a stainless steel body, 1500 GPM pump and 2500 gallon water tank. Mar 2022.

Appleton Fire Department received funding to purchase a new tanker. Feb 2020.

Auburn Fire Department has on order a Pierce Enforcer 100' Ascendant Mid-Mount Tower with 2000 GPM pump. Delivery is scheduled for early 2025. Dec 2022.

Augusta Fire Department has placed an order with Northeast Emergency Apparatus for a new Ferrara Inferno pumper. Features include: Cummins 500 HP engine, 1750 GPM Waterous Pump, 1000 gallon poly water tank, and a 30-gallon foam cell. Aug 2022.

Bangor Fire has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750 pumper. Sept 2023.

Bath Iron Works Fire Department has placed an order with Sugarloaf Ambulance/Rescue Vehicles for a 2021 Ford E-450 Type III PL Custom Medallion Ambulance for Rescue 1. This unit is as a demo and is the first new Ambulance in the Department’s History. This will replace the 2009 Ford Lifeline Ambulance. Delivery scheduled for middle of November 2022.

Biddeford Fire Department has ordered a Sutphen Monarch 1500/1000/30F pumper. May 2024.

Bremen Fire Department has placed an order for a 2022 Freightliner M2-106 / Midwest 1000/3000 pumper/tanker. Delivery is expected in October of 2022. Jan 2022.

Bridgton Fire Department has placed an order with Lakes Region for a Ford F-550/HME Ahrens FOx mini EVO with 1500 GPM pump and 300 gallon water tank. December 2023.

Buxton Fire Department has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $428,571.43 for a Wildland Interface Firefighting Pumper. Sep 2021.

Corinna Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood EV for an E-One pumper built on a commercial chassis. April 2024.

Eddington Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One custom pumper. Feb 2023.

Farmington has placed an order with Allegience Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer 1500/1000 pumper to replace Engine 2. Oct 2022.

Gardiner Fire Department has placed an order with Allegience Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Arrow XT 2000 GPM pumper with 1000 gallon water tank. Oct 2022.

Hollis Fire Department recently ordered a Spartan/Spencer pumper that is scheduled to be delivered sometime in early 2023. Nov 2022.

Kennebunk Fire Department has on order a Sutphen SPH100 2000/300/100' Midmount tower ladder. April 2023

Kennebunkport Fire Department has on order a Sutphen SPH100 2000/300/100' Midmount tower ladder. (same specs as the tower Kennebunk has on order). April 2023.

Kingfield Fire Department has ordered a Midwest Fire All-Poly Series 2,000 gallon Tanker-Pumper with a Freightliner M2-106 Crew Cab Single Axle 4X4 Chassis. Delivery is expected for early 2026. June 2024.

Lewiston Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer pumper with 1500 GPM pump and 750 gallon water tank. Oct 2022.

Levant voters approved funds to purchase a new rescue-pumper that will replace 2 pieces of apparatus. Nov 2022.

LifeFlight of Maine ordering 3 ground ambulances. June 2023. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Lisbon voters approved funds to purchase two new pieces of apparatus. They will replace Engine 1's Pierce pumper, Engine 2's Freightliner tanker and Rescue 10's 2008 HME. No information at this time on which manufacturer will be building the new apparatus. Nov 2022.

Litchfield Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce pumper/tanker built on a Freightliner chassis with 1000 GPM pump and 2100 gallon water tank. November 2023.

Livermore Fire Department has placed and order with Allegiance Fire & Rescue for a Pierce Saber 1500 GPM pumper with 1000 gallon water tank. Update: construction completed Oct 2023, delivery pending.

Newport Fire has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One custom pumper. June 2023.

Norridgewock Fire has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Freightliner/Pierce Responder 1250/1000 pumper. June 2023.

North Berwick Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One custom rescue pumper. May 2022.

North Yarmouth Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One custom pumper. November 2023.

Norway Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Saber 1500/1000 pumper.
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Oakland Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One pumper built on a Freightliner chassis. Aug 2023.

Orrington Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a custom built E-One pumper/tanker. Aug 2022.

Paris Fire Department has received $410,666 to purchase a new pumper from Ferrara.

Portland Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer 100' MM Tower. Jul 2022.

Portland Fire Department has placed an order with Oshkosh for a new ARFF unit for the Jetport, which will replace Red 4. The unit will carry 1500 gallons of water, 200 gallons of foam, and feature a bumper turret and a 50 foot Snozzle HRET (High Reach Extendable Turret) with a piercing nozzle. April 2024.

Raymond Fire has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer 1500 GPM PUC Rescue Pumper with 750 gallon water tank. Features include a front bumper designed to carry extrication tools, a built in winch, low speedlays over the pump house and rear trays for attack lines under the LDH hose storage. Oct 2022.

Rockland voters approved funds to purchase a new pumper. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. July 2023.

Rockport Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a Horton ambulance built on a Ford F-550 chassis. February 2024.

Sangerville Fire Department has on order a Rosenbauer pumper that will replace a 1975 Chevy pumper.

Skowhegan Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Saber 1250/2500 pumper/tanker.

South Berwick Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire & Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer 1500 GPM Heavy Duty Rescue Pumper. Jun 2022.

South Portland Fire Department has signed a contract with Pierce to build a Pierce Enforcer 100' Midmount Ascendent Tower. It will feature a 1500 GPM Waterous pump with 300 gallon water tank. Jan 2022.

South Portland has on order two ambulances from Braun. One is a remount of a 2016 box to a new Ford E-450 chassis and the 2nd a completely new unit also built on a Ford E-450 chassis. June 2023.

South Portland Fire has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer 2000/750 pumper. Sept 2023.

South Thomaston Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One light rescue built on a Ford F series chassis and a pumper/tanker built on an International chassis with 2 door cab. Aug 2022.

Sullivan has been approved funding to order a new tanker built by K and T on an International chassis. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. March 2023.

Unity Fire Department raises funds for new ladder truck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. March 2022.

Van Buren Fire Department hsa placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Vengeant Sandstorm brush truck built on a Ford F-550 4X4 crew cab chassis. Features include a 7.3L gas engine, Vengeant patented flatbed body with customized storage boxes including between the frame rails storage, a Vengeant RipTide skid unit including a 300-gallon poly tank, hose reel with 200’ 1” hose, and a 20 HP Honda CET pump. The truck will be designated as Brush 7. Funds for the truck were provided through a Federal grant. May 2023.

Wesley Fire Department has been awarded a Federal grant to purchase a new brush truck. March 2023.

Order Update: West Gardiner's Freightliner/E-One tanker has been completed at the factory. Delivery to the department will take place after outfitting at Greenwood Emergency Vehicles.

Wilton Fire Department has ordered a new light rescue. No other info available.

Winslow Fire Department has received funds to purchase of new ambulance. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Feb 2021.

Wiscasset Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Saber 1500/1000 pumper. Aug 2023.

Yarmouth Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One custom pumper. January 2024.

York Village Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Ford F-550/Pierce mini pumper with 1250 GPM pump and 300 gallon water tank. Sept 2023.




2024 MAINE APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

Acton Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2023 Mack/Rosenbauer 1500/3000 for Tanker 3. Posted in February.

Bangor Fire Department recently placed into service a 2023 Ford F-150 4X4 as Fire Command 1, the shift Assistant Chief's vehicle. Posted in June.

Buxton Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Freightliner/Pierce 1250/750 for Engine 417. Posted in April.

Dover-Foxcroft Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Freightliner 114SD/Midwest Fire 1250/3000 for Tanker 5. Posted in July.

Fryeburg Rescue has taken delivery of a 2023 Ford E-450/PL Custom ambulance. Posted in January.

Kittery Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 KME Severe Service heavy rescue for Rescue 3. Posted in February.

Lisbon Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Chevy 3500/Road Rescue 4X4 ambulance for Medic 8. Posted in March.

Morrill Fire Department has acquired a 1995 Ford Louisville Amthor Tanker 1250/3000 tanker. Posted in May.

Naples Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2023 HME Ahrens Fox 1871w 1500/1000/30F for Engine 5. Posted in January.

Portland Fire Department has acquired a 2007 Spartan/Hackney rescue for HazMat 1. It previously served in Brunswick. Posted in April.

Portland Fire Department has acquired a 2001 Seagrave 1500/500/75’ RMA for Ladder 12. It previously served in Salt Lake City, UT. Posted in April.

Rumford Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2023 Dodge Ram 5500 4X4 light rescue for Rescue 1. Posted in March.

Sacopee Rescue has taken delivery of a 2024 F-450/Braun Chief XL 4X4 ambulance for Rescue 2. Posted in May.

Scarborough Fire Department has placed into service a 2023 Ford F-150 XL as Car 7, the shift commander's vehicle. Posted in March.

Sedgwick Fire Department has placed into service a 1995 Freightliner FL70 walk-in rescue as Rescue 1. It previously served in Old Forge, NY. Posted in January.

South Portland Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Pierce Enforcer 2000/300/100' MM Tower for Ladder 45. Posted in April.

Sweden Fire Department recently placed into service a 1995 Spartan/Ferrara 1250/1000 as Engine 4. It previously served in Cape Elizabeth. Posted in July.

Wells Fire Department recently placed into service a 2023 Chevy 3500HD as Utility 9. Posted in May.

West Gardiner Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2023 Freightliner/E-One 1250/2000 with 2-door cab for Engine 1. Posted in February.

Westbrook Fire-Rescue has taken delivery of a 2023 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance. Posted in February.

Westbrook Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 E-One Cyclone 2000/500/100’ RMA for Ladder 4. Posted in July.

Windsor Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Freightliner M2-112/E-One 1000/3000 tanker for Tanker 3. Posted in February.

Woodstock Fire Department has purchased a 1997 Simon Duplex/LTI 102’ Tower for Ladder 2. It previously servedin Parsippany, NJ. Posted in January.

Woodstock Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2023 Freightliner/Midwest 4X4 1250/1250/20F for Engine 1. Posted in February.




2024 MAINE DEPARTMENT NEWS

Bangor Fire Department gets EMS programs funded. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Brewer Fire Department gets new equipment to help save lives. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May

Buxton Fire Department has closed their Chicopee Station. Apparatus from this station has been reassigned. Posted in April.

Greene Fire Department gets brand-new rescue boat. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Greenville Fire Department receives grant for air packs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Greenville opens new public safety center. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Houlton: Volunteer secures thermal imaging masks for Houlton fire department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Lebanon votes to give additional funding to fire, EMS department amid budget restraints. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Lewiston celebrates groundbreaking of new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Maine Forest Service Secures Community Wildfire Defense Grants. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Mount Desert to buy new water rescue boat. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Newburgh's new fire station toured by Senator Collins. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Norway former fire chief retires after 50 years with department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Old Town will once again have a fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Plymouth Fire occupies new fire station. (article doesn't mention the address, anyone know what it is?). CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Portland Firefighter/Paramedic Bill Miller retires after 36 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Scarboro Fire Department has permanently removed from service Engine 1's 2009 Ferrara and Engine 2's 1996 Spartan/Ferrara. Former Engine 3's 2006 E-One has been reassigned as Engine 1. Posted in May.

Skowhegan Fire Department moves into new Public Safety Center. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

South Portland's Thornton Heights Engine Company 6 celebrates a century of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

South Portland Engine 42's 2002 Spartan/Hackney 1000/500 and Engine 49's 1992 International 4900/National/Ferrara 1250/750/250F have been placed out of service and will be retired. The new Pierce Enforcer 105' quint is scheduled to be delivered in May. It will be assigned to Ladder 45, with the current Ladder 45 being reassigned to Ladder 42. The current Ladder 42 will become Ladder 41. Posted in April.

Springfield firefighters awarded funds for protective gear. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Stacyville Fire Station severely damaged by fire; cause of fire believed to be lithium ion batteries. CLICK FOR ARTICLE CLICK FOR ADDITIONAL ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Stacyville Fire Department Picks Up The Pieces After Station Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Thomaston receives first responder equipment grant. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Waterville Fire Department to launch community paramedicine program. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.



2024 MAINE OTHER NEWS

JANUARY

Castine: Public engages with fire station issues. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Lisbon councilors extend ambulance contract, reactivate Public Safety Committee. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

FEBRUARY

Business donates $150,000 to Lewiston Fire Department to buy bulletproof vests. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Aroostook County commissioners approve nine dispatch contracts. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MARCH

‘A true hero': Maine marks 5 years since Berwick fire captain Joel Barnes died in the line of duty. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Struggling emergency medical responders still awaiting $31 million in funds approved last year. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LifeFlight makes significant investment in strengthening EMS and hospital partnerships. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Rockland agrees to 'absorb' Knox County dispatch. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

First National Bank Boosts Boothbay Region Ambulance Service with $30K Contribution. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

North Haven Island EMS Explorers teach CPR at school. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

APRIL

As OSHA proposes new firefighting standards, Maine departments push for flexibility. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Bangor's Hose 5 Fire Museum to host open house, raffle off 'summer pack-out'. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Old Monmouth fire station moved to become new fire house museum. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAY

Paris honors Deputy Chief Buffington with procession and final lap at speedway. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

What OSHA's proposed changes to fire department guidelines could mean for Maine crews. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

JUNE

Aroostook town beefs up volunteer fire department, avoids paying subsidy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

With only one skills test left, 16 firefighter students training in St. George will soon assist in emergency response. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighters gift toy car to child after it was destroyed in Levant fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

JULY

Maine Forest Rangers use drones to help find fires started by lightning strikes. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

911 calls in Knox County now being answered by KRCC staff after eight months. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Maine Fire Departments to benefit from new Federal Legislation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




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