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Week of October 3, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

LODD- FDNY EMS Lieutenant Alison Russo, a decorated 24-year veteran, was killed on duty after being stabbed multiple times in the neck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

APPARATUS FUNDING AND ORDERS

MAINE

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.

MASSACHUSETTS

Barre Fire Department has signed a contract with Allegiance Fire Rescue for a new International CV/Road Rescue Ultra medic ambulance. This new rig will replace the current Ambulance 1. In addition, the town approved funding to purhcase a pumper to replace Engine 5. The department also received an AFG grant in the amount of 476,120 for the purchase of a new tanker to replace Forestry 2.

Hinsdale Fire Department has placed an order with VRS Sales for a new Toyne EP Transporter Tanker built on a Freightliner SD series chassis. It will feature a Hale 750 GPM pump, 3000 gallon water tank, Toyne welded stainless steel body, three (3) Newton dumps and a Zico drop down porta tank rack.

Methuen Fire has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Saber 1500 GPM Pumper with 750 gallon water tank.

Oxford Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Road Rescue Metromedic ambulance built on a Ford F series chassis.

West Barnstable Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Saber pumper/tanker with 2000 GPM pump and 3000 gallon water tank.

VERMONT

Clarendon approved $300k in ARPA money for firetruck replacement. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

 

MAINE

Dover-Foxcroft Fire Department's new 2022 Pierce Enforcer 1500 GPM pumper has been completed at the factory. Delivery to take place during October where it will be assigned to Engine 3.

Portland Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford E-450/Braun remounted ambulance for the Medical Crisis Unit (MC1).

MASSACHUSETTS

Avon Fire Department has taken delivery of a stock 2022 Pierce Enforcer 1250/750 pumper for Engine 3.

Boston MedFlight has taken delivery of a 2022 Freightliner/Life Line ambulance for MedFlight 9.

Braintree Fire's new 2022 E-One Typhoon 1500/750/50F has been completed at the factory. Delivery to the department will take place shortly.

Springfield Fire Department is set to take delivery of a 2022 Pierce 100' Low Profile RM ladder truck for Truck 3.

Warren Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Dodge Ram/PL Custom 4X4 ambulance.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Bedford Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2021 Rosenbauer King Cobra 1750/400/30F/101' tower for Tower 1.

Danbury Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2014 Ford F-550/HME 1500/400/CAFS for Engine 3. It has previously served with a department in western NY.

RHODE ISLAND

North Kingstown Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 Dodge Ram/PL Custom 4x4 ambulance for Rescue 1.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

CONNECTICUT

Columbia Volunteer Fire Department marks 75 years. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

New Britain Fire Department promotes first female supervisors. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

New Britain Fire receives a FEMA grant of more than $700K, which will allow firefighters to train in safety and survival. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Stamford firefighters sharpen skills at demolished building training site. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Company Recognized Firefighters of the Year. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Bremen Fire Chief Donald Leeman remembered for ushering in new generation of firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Phillips Fire continues quest for new station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Sorrento plans memorial for local firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

MASSACHUSETTS

Attleboro area has two firefighters in Florida with Beverly-based search and rescue team. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Bedford Fire Department Recognizes Firefighters-of-the-Year. CLICK FOR ARTICE

Greenfield firefighters granted new air filling station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Hudson Fire Chief proposes headquarters, fire station repairs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Rochester fire chief saved through program he implemented. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Worcester Fire Department awarded $15 million from FEMA. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Laconia's Tim Joubert is ready to become the next Fire Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Lebanon fire chief Chris Christopoulos set to retire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Manchester Fire confirms Ryan Cashin as new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Burlington Fire Department hiring for new hybrid job. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

Firefighter Helps Rescue Moose Stuck on a Fence in Barkhamsted. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Stony Hill and Bethel firefighters respond to Bethel chimney fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Cause Of Derby House Fire Under Investigation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fireplace Fire Spreads To Home's Roof In Fairfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Gas line struck during construction in Farmington. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Police, Firefighters Respond to Explosions in Hartford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Newtown Firefighters Aid Seaplane Pilot Landing On Lake Lillinonah. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire Rips Through Multi-Family Home In Stamford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Two killed in small plane crash in Arundel. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Camden firefighters respond to smoke-filled garage, secure valuable cars from damage. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

One person injured after car rollover in Carmel. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Newburgh house destroyed in fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Spark from Welding Equipment Ignites Small Fire on University of Maine at Presque Isle Campus. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighters save Vassalboro home following garage fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Man dead after West Gardiner fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Car crashes into Winslow home Monday. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Agawam fire contained to attached garage. CLICK FOR ARTICE 

Person extracted from vehicle and airlifted after a crash with a septic truck in Becket. CLICK FOR ARTICE

6-alarm fire in Dorchester displaces 15 people, damages childhood home of Mark Wahlberg. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Cooking oil causes kitchen fire in Easthampton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Firefighter hurt in 2-alarm fire in Lunenburg. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

5 People Rescued After Small Boat Capsizes Off Coast of Lynn. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Nantucket construction site fire damages nearly-finished house, cottage. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

New Bedford fire lieutenant uses himself as human shield against flames. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Power turned off to Mechanic Street area during Orange fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Basement fire in Springfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Springfield crews respond to chimney fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews respond to report of 2 people in water near West Springfield train tracks. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Wrong-Way Driver Causes Fiery Crash on Massachusetts Pike in Weston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Rollover Crash Reported In Front Of Department of Motor Vehicles In Concord. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire in 1875 Dover home knocked down fast, thanks to passerby and firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Vehicle goes off I-95, ends up in Taylor River in Hampton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

1 hurt when truck speeds into Londonderry CVS parking lot, crashes into car, pole. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighters Battle Large Blaze at Nashua Strip Mall. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Charlestown man found dead inside trailer after fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

4 people and a dog escape house fire in Pawtucket. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Fiery crash in Pawtucket sends 2 to the hospital, burns 3 vehicles. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighter injured after responding to house fire in Providence. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

13 people displaced in Providence after two house fires. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Essex home fire spreads to nearby car and barn. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Car catches fire at McDonald's drive-thru in Lyndonville. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

CONNECTICUT

State celebrates 'Junior Fire Marshal Day' in Hartford, teaches students how to prevent fires. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

25th Annual Maine Firefighters Memorial Service honors 36 fallen Firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Bridge dedicated to late Unity firefighter. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts firefighters head to Florida to assist after Hurricane Ian. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Public invited to send off 25 Honor Flight veterans and first responder escorts at Manchester-Boston Regional Airportfor D.C. trip. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Nashua Citizens' Academy Began Monday With Fire Rescue. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Newport police, fire raise over $3,400 in charity softball game. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of September 26, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Providence Deputy Assistant Chief Thomas J. Doyle passed away on September 18th at the age of 83. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

Longtime Willimantic firefighter John Griffin passed away on September 25th at the age of 79. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

Retired Longtime Boston Firefighter Francis Joseph Mahoney Jr. passed away on September 22 at the age of 76. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

APPARATUS FUNDING AND ORDERS

CONNECTICUT

Cromwell Fire Department's new Pierce rescue/pumper has entered production at the factory.

Ridgefield voters approved $1.8 million to purchase to new pieces of apparatus from Pierce. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Falmouth approves funds for new pumper and ambulance. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

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

Lowell Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One 100' RM ladder truck on a single rear axle chassis.

VERMONT

Rutland City has sent their 2001 American LaFrance/LTI 1250/500/75' RMA to be completely refurbished by Ladder Tower in Ephrata, PA. The aerial and body will be refurbished and remounted on a brand new Ferrara Invader chassis with all new electrical, hydraulic, and lighting systems as well as a new paint scheme.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

 

CONNECTICUT

Ellington Fire Department recently placed into sevice a 2021 Freightliner/KME 1250/500/20F as Engine 143.

MASSACHUSETTS

Ashburnham Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2021 Rosenbauer Commander Viper 1500/500/20A 78’ RMA for Ladder 1.

Boston Fire Department has taken delivery of three (3) 2022 E-One Typhoon 1250/560/30F pumpers. They will be assigned to Engine 21, Engine 51 and Engine 52.

Boxford Fire Department has placed into service a 2015 Ford Explorer as Squad 1. The former police cruiser will be utilized as the duty OIC/EMT's vehicle for direct response on overnights.

Fall River Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Dodge Ram 5500/Horton 4x4 ambulance for Rescue 3. The current Rescue 3 will be reassigned to Rescue 5.

Franklin Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance for Ambulance 1.

Hyannis Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Dodge Ram 5500/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 1.

Lynn Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance for Medic 3.

Massachusetts Firefighting Academy has taken delivery of a 2022 International/Ferrara 1250/530 pumper for Engine 10.

Stoughton Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Greenwood Motors/CET 4x4 300/300/12F brush truck for Brush 1.

Upton Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Osage 4x4 ambulance for Med 1.

Westwood Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 3.

VERMONT

Lyndon Rescue recently took delivery of a Ford Transit ambulance for U-97.

Sutton Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ferrara pumper. No further details at this time.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

CONNECTICUT

East Haven Fire Department has hired retired New Haven Deputy Fire Marshal Jennifer Forslund as a fire inspector. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

New Britain Fire Department promotes 14 during annual ceremony. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

West Haven allocates $100,000 for public safety equipment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Dover-Foxcroft Fire Chief Guyotte presented with Lifetime Achievement Award. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Hermon Fire Chief Frank Roma retires after nearly half a century of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Kittery Town Council agrees to fund fire station expansion after cost doubles to $1.5M. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Sabattus to get full-time firefighters for the first time. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Acton Fire Captain Anita Arnum to be promoted to Deputy Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Amesbury firefighters' union highlights mutual aid usage. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Falmouth Fire Chief Honored At Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial In Colorado. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Foxborough Fire Department members recently restored former Engine 1's 1928 Maxim 500/100. It will be utilized as a parade and public relations piece.

Hanover Firefighter Named Fire & Life Safety Educator of the Year. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Worcester Will Expand Fire Department With Nearly $15M In FEMA Grants. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Tilton-Northfield Fire & EMS looks at expanding fire station, or land swap. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Plainfield approves contract for historic fire station demolition. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Waterbury fire department hosts ambulance station fundraiser. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

Danbury Emergency Crews Respond To I-84 Truck Crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Greenwich Firefighters Rescue Person Trapped In Car. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Hartford fire displaces four adults. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

3 hospitalized after SUV drives into Hartford gas station building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Mother, Infant Injured After Car Crash in Hartford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Multiple crews battle Killingworth house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Tanker fire in Woodbridge brought traffic to a halt. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

A small equipment malfunction sparked fire in a Bangor business. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Driver strikes gas line at Bangor Salvation Army. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire damages Moody's Collision Center in Scarborough. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Public restrooms in Winthrop damaged by fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

MASSACHUSETTS

Large Fuel Spill Reported on the Massachusetts Pike in Auburn. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Boston crews rescue man who fell onto tracks at Andrew Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Two hurt in crash involving gas tanker truck in Boston, spilling gas on road. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighter Taken to Hospital as Crews Battle House Fire in Roslindale. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Marstons Mills school bus collides with 1-ton dump truck on Cape Cod Monday. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Two injured in Newburyport crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

2 Pittsfield firefighters hurt in fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Reading Post Office, Bank Temporarily Closed After Electrical Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Dog rescued from Springfield house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Two people homeless after Springfield mobile home fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Suspicious Item at Gas Station in Stoneham Prompts Response. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Mail carrier injured in Wilbraham car crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Charter Bus Catches Fire in Worcester Shopping Center Parking Lot. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Bedford apartment building evacuated after fire starts on 3rd floor. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Man Killed In Motorcycle Accident On Everett Turnpike In Bedford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Work Van Rear Ends Pickup Truck On Route 4 In Chichester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Concord Firefighters Battle Another Homeless Camp Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

1 dead in Hooksett after fire at mobile home park. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Good Samaritans pull seriously injured woman out of burning car in Manchester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Several departments respond to Merrimack fire; no injuries reported. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

2 people taken to hospital after chemical leak in Pawtucket. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Car catches fire on Route 4 in North Kingstown. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Man taken to hospital after falling off boat in Portsmouth. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

VERMONT

Crews respond to 2 fires in the Burlington area. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

FedEx Truck Goes Up in Flames on I-91 in Sheffield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

No one hurt in car fire that shut down VT 128 in Westford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

CONNECTICUT

Fallen firefighters remembered at Connecticut Fire Academy ceremony in Windsor Locks. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Recruitment program underway at Connecticut Fire Academy in Windsor Locks. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Penobscot County fire departments receive $118,000 equipment gift from Firehouse Subs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Annual remembrance: Firefighters pay respects to members who died in the line of duty. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

U.S. COAST GUARD

The new 154's Fast Response Cutter USCGC William Chadwick (WPC-1150) has arrived in Boston and is the first FRC to be assigned in New England. It is scheduled to be commissioned on November 10th and will be the first of 6 new Fast Reponse Cutters assigned to Boston.

The U.S. Coast Guard commissioned the new Fast Response Cutter USCGC Douglas Denman (WPC 1149) on September 28th in Ketchikan, AK.
According to the USCG press release, the cutter was named for Douglas Denman who was born in Tallapoosa, Georgia and joined the Coast Guard in 1940. He was eventually assigned to the USS Colhoun as a coxswain. On Aug. 30, 1942, the Colhoun was positioned off the coast of Guadalcanal when it was attacked by adversarial aircraft. Denman was seriously wounded during the attack, but remained at his duty station. When the order was given to abandon ship, Denman and another crewmember helped evacuate the crew and get life jackets to those already in the water. Because of Denman’s selfless actions, 100 of the 150 officers and crew survived the attack and sinking of Colhoun. For his heroic efforts, Denman received the Silver Star and Purple Heart medals. He served for 20 years in the Coast Guard, retiring as a Senior Chief Petty Officer in 1961.

U.S. Coast Guard decommissions Cutter Baranof. Information courtesy of U.S.C.G. media relations:
The USCGC Baranof (WPB 1318) was decommissioned during a ceremony aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Monday.
Vice Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander of U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area, presided over the ceremony.
“USCGC Baranof’s exemplary service to our nation is a testament to both the Island-class platform and the crews that have manned Baranof over the past 34 years,” said Lunday. “Whether it was conducting law enforcement and search and rescue in the Caribbean, or deploying to the present-day homeport of Bahrain to support U.S. Central Command, those that have manned Baranof have continually met the needs of America.”
Baranof was commissioned into service on May 20, 1988 at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach in Miami. The 18th of 49 Island-class patrol boats, Baranof received orders to the U.S. Fifth Fleet area of operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2002. Shortly after their arrival in Bahrain, Baranof’s crew was underway conducting maritime interdiction operations in the North Arabian Gulf.
Baranof was replaced by the USCGC Clarence Sutphin Jr. (WPC 1147), which arrived at NSA Bahrain on Aug. 23, 2022. As part of the Coast Guard’s fast response cutter program, the service is acquiring 65 Sentinel-class fast response cutters, with six of those assigned to U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia.
PATFORSWA, the Coast Guard’s largest unit outside of the United States, oversees the cutters in Bahrain. The ships are forward deployed to U.S. Fifth Fleet to help ensure maritime security and stability across the Middle East. The 154-foot long vessels feature advanced communications systems, and improved surveillance and reconnaissance equipment.
PATFORSWA, which is operationally attached to Fifth Fleet’s Commander Task Force 55, is composed of six FRCs, shoreside mission support personnel and a maritime engagement team. The unit plays a crucial role in maritime security, maritime infrastructure protection, and regional theater security cooperation. The unit also supports other U.S. Coast Guard deployable specialized forces operating throughout the Middle Eastern region.




Week of September 19, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Bremen, ME Volunteer Fire Chief Donald K. Leeman Jr passed away unexpectedly on September 17th at the age of 55. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

Westport, CT EMT crew chief and Weston firefighter Mark Blake passed away unexpectedly at the age of 61. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING AND ORDERS

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Gloucester Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a Horton ambulance built on an International chassis.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Rye Fire Department has on order a 2023 Ford F-600/E-One w/ 1250 GPM pump and 450 gallon water tank. It will be replacing Engine 1's 1993 International.

RHODE ISLAND

Smithfield Fire Department has ordered a new ambulance. No info on specifications.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

CONNECTICUT

Middlebury Fire Department recently took delivery of a new 2022 Ford ambulance for FD-11 and a new Ford utility for Squad 2. No further info on these vehicles at this time.

MASSACHUSETTS

Raynham Fire Department is in the process of taking delivery of a 2022 Freightliner/BME 1250/2000 for Tanker 1.

West Boylston Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/CET forestry truck with 300 gallon water tank and 10 gallons of Class A foam.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Newbury Fire Department is set to take delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Rosenbauer walk-in light rescue for Rescue 1.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

CONNECTICUT

Bridgeport first responders recognized for lifesaving acts this year. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Ridgefield residents asked to bond for two new fire trucks. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Trumbull Center Fire Department Rescue 100's 2009 Spartan/Crimson heavy rescue has returned to service after being refurbished.

Wilton fire department will be fully staffed for first time since COVID pandemic. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Kittery Fire Department receives funds to hire 4 firefighters and finish station expansion. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Chelmsford Firefighter Nominated For Massachusetts Fire and Life Educator Of Year. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Tewksbury Firefighter Among Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Grads. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Woburn Firefighter Recruits Graduate Firefighting Academy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Yarmouth Fire Department Awarded $560k in grant money. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Derry Fire Department awarded grant for ambulance loading system. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Providence, Cranston, and Middletown fire departments to split $2.7M for upgrades. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Barre Fire Chief Douglas Brent has retired after 49 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

Fire Breaks Out At Derby Laundromat. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire breaks out at East Hartford home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Person Injured In Haddam Dump Truck Accident. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

One firefighter injured while battling fire in Hartford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Entire Hartford apartment building displaced due to fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Norwich firefighters rescue man clinging to log in Thames River. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Tesla fire in Stamford took 600 gallons of water per minute to extinguish. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

1 dead in Watertown crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Multiple fire departments respond to fire in Bangor. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Woman pronounced dead after falling from Scarborough cliff. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews battle large brush fire in Tremont. CLICK FOR ARTICLE - EMBERS REIGNITE BRUSH FIRE

MASSACHUSETTS

Investigation underway for fires at Amherst-Pelham Regional High School. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Some pets unaccounted for following Bernardston house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massive water main break turns Boston streets into rivers. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Boston: Worker Injured in Dorchester Porch Collapse. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Residents Escape Boston Blaze as Firefighters Find and Rescue Cat. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews Knock Down Duplex Fire in Chelsea. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Flames Engulf Multi-Family Home in Everett, Leaving 5 Displaced. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Man accused of starting dumpster fire behind Kingston Dollar Tree was in a bad mood. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Oily rag causes fire in Springfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Sterling Fire Department saves wedding. CLICK FOR ARTICE

Wrentham fire crews battle blaze after tractor trailers catch fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Multi-Vehicle Crash Shuts Down Route 3A In Hooksett. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Pickup Truck Crash Brings Down Poles And Power Lines In Manchester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Investigation underway after multi-car crash near Merrimack leaves man seriously injured, vehicle impaled. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

2-Year-Old Naples Boy Fatally Struck By Vehicle in His Own Driveway. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

14 escape from burning building in Nashua. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Driver Dies After Van Rolls During Crash In Pembroke. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Good Samaritans rescue man from fiery crash in Warner. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Kayak capsizes in strong current, Barrington and Warren firefighters rescue woman. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews respond to Charlestown house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Dog Perishes In East Greenwich House Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Driver taken to hospital after hitting guardrail, flipping over in North Smithfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

2 receiving help after Providence fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews respond to multi-vehicle accident in Warwick. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Woonsocket man injured after flipping car by Route 146, extricated with Jaws of Life. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Stolen vehicle found burning at Burlington's Perkins Pier. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire destroys home in Castleton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fiery car crash in Coventry. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

One person injured after house fire in Ferrisburgh. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Police investigate suspicious fire in Irasburg. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Three-vehicle crash in Mendon. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Overturned Milk Tanker Closes Rensselaer County Highway. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

CONNECTICUT

Stamford Fire officials say electric car fires could become more common as lithium-ion batteries become more popular. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

MAINE

Baxter, state's first comfort dog, prepares for duty. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Many of Boston's fire boxes are over a century old and are still operating smoothly. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Volunteer firefighter shortage spurs state departments into action. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of September 12, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Swampscott, MA Captain Mark A. Ryan passed away from occupational cancer.

Retired Boston Firefighter Francis 'Ted' Walton passed away on September 10th at the age of 80. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

Retired Warwick, RI Firefighter Ronald G. Anderson passed away on Sepbember 9th at the age of 85. CLICK FOR OBITUARY 

Lunenburg, VT retired Fire Chief John Andrew Wilkinson passed away on September 10th at the age of 77. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING AND ORDERS

 

CONNECTICUT

Thompsonville Fire District of Enfield has placed an order with Northern Fire Associates for a Marion pumper built on a Spartan chassis.

MASSACHUSETTS

Athol Fire Department gets funding for new brush truck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

MAINE

Standish Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Dodge Ram/PL Custom ambulance.

Windham Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 E-One Cyclone eMAX 1500/1000/30F. It will run as Squad 27 and replaces Engine 7 and Squad 1.

MASSACHUSETTS

Everett Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Arrow XT 100' RMA for Ladder 1.

Foxborough Fire Department has taken delivery of Squad 22's 2020 Ford F-550/2009 Fire-1 200/300/15A. The unit was remounted to a 2020 chassis and refurbished.

Lanesborough Fire's new ATV Paid for With Donated Cans. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Marshfield Fire Department recently placed into service a 2021 Chevrolet 2500HD Utility 4x4 as Service 4.

Uxbridge Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Rosenbauer Avenger 1500/820/20A/20B for Engine 5.

Winchendon Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 E-One Typhoon 1500/1030/30A for Engine 3. It will replace a 1996 E-One pumper.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

CONNECTICUT

Bolton: Fire trucks too big for Bolton firehouse. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Branford Assistant Chief Gary Bloomquist Retires. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Enfield Fire District No. 1 station expansion gets wetlands OK. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Naugatuck Swears In New Deputy Fire Marshal. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Norwalk To Host Annual Open House, Touch-A-Truck Community Event. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Southington Fire Chief Retires, Interim Takes Over. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Thomaston takes first steps for new Fire and EMS building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

29th Southport Fireman’s Auction one of the best. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Bourne: Firm to evaluate sites for new Bourne fire station ahead of town decision. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Gill to discuss EMS regionalization with Northfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Greenfield: Use of temporary Greenfield fire station may be extended up to six months. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Hingham $46 million police, fire station would tackle 'safety, operational' concerns. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Nahant Fire gets $17k grant for turnout gear. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Quincy councilors approve 'high-angle rescue' training for firefighters, ask for project updates. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Somerville Fitting Out New Fire Station In Assembly Square..CLICK FOR ARTCLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Clinicians, firefighters team up to provide mental health support for first responders. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Fire departments statewide receive 10,000 gallons of 'green' foam. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

VERMONT

Renovated former hospital in Pittsford now housing for firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Rutland City eyes firetruck rebuild. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

Cornwall Home is a Total Loss After Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Cause Of Derby House Fire Under Investigation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

East Haven Firefighters, Rescue Workers Try To Save An Injured Horse's Life. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Manchester house fire displaces family. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Mansfield firefighters battle major blaze at home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Over a dozen people hospitalized after a crash involving a Connecticut Transit bus in Orange. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews spend hours on scene of house fire in Plainville. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Dump Truck Bed Left Leaning On Overpass After Crash On I-84 In Tolland. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Grocery store in Bangor hit by a car. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews respond to overturned Bob's Furniture truck in Casco. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Man injured, dog killed in Ogunquit turnpike crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Boat burns in Tremont. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Package Explodes at Boston's Northeastern University, Injuring Man; FBI Investigating. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Boston firefighters contain flames at Allston business block. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Several families displaced by multi-alarm blaze at home in Everett. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire ignites remnants of Lawrence paper mill property. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighters put out flames at vacant restaurant on Somerville/Medford city line. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Girl, 15, Struck By Car in Revere. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Abandoned Train Car Catches Fire in Somerville. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Five Springfield residents displaced after fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews Fight Fire at Home in Whitman. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

High school under construction catches fire in Worcester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Motorcyclist Taken To Concord Hospital After Crash In Penacook. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire Damages Three Vehicles Parked at Portsmouth Hotel. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Blaze destroys home in Burrillville. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire breaks out in Smithfield home, kills 2 cats. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Hazmat spill briefly closes off Square in Bellows Falls. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire found in mixing department at Fulflex plant in Brattleboro. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Driver crashes into porch in Monkton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Boat catches fire in Point Bay Marina. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

CONNECTICUT

11 Simsbury emergency officials honored for rescue. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Senator Hassan, New Hampshire Delegation Welcomes More Than $1.5M in Federal Funding to Support Firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Simulated plane crash at Warwick T.F. Green Airport tests emergency responders. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Former Warren firefighters' artwork to be showcased during Collaborative art and food event. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Woonsocket woman honors sister, gives back to first responders statewide on 9/11. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of September 4, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Attleboro, MA firefighter Dave Capraro passed away from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He death is being considered a line of duty death.

Robert "Bob" W Sprague, retired fire alarm operator Salem NH Fire since 1988, died unexpectedly August 4th. Bob began his career with Salem, NH Fire Dept as a part time dispatcher in 1988, became fulltime in 1990, and remained a humble & smiling fixture with the department until his retirement in 2020. During his career, he was awarded for excellence of service, joined the regional haz-mat team, and was the department's photographer. Bob loved photographing fire scenes, nature, wildlife, racetrack events, and especially trains. He was a man that always walked with a smile and never denied a helping hand to anyone he met. Bob is survived by his wife Barbara (Cook) Sprague of Salem, NH, sobs Chuck SPrague of Utah and Robert W,SPrague, JR and his wife Jennifer of Cermont, and grandson Robert W. Sprague III Robbie.

Retired Meriden, CT assistant fire chief Rocco Alia displayed lifetime devotion to public safety. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Retired North Haven, CT Fire Commissioner Joseph A. "Chick" Cappucci passed away on September 5th. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

Ellsworth, ME retired Fire Chief Robert (Bob) Bruce McKenney passed away at the age of 76 on August 31st. CLICK FOR OBITUARY 

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

CONNECTICUT

Orange Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Spartan ER pumper for Engine 33. It is equipped with a Cummins L9 diesel engine, Allison 3000EVP transmission, Waterous CSU 1500 gpm pump and carries 1000 gallons of water and 15 gallons of foam.

South Windsor Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Velocity heavy rescue for Rescue 5.

MAINE

Portland Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Enforcer-Ascendant 1500/400/107' RMA for Ladder 3.

MASSACHUSETTS

Chatham Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance for Ambulance 183.

Southwick Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Dodge Ram 5500/Life Line ambulance for Ambulance 1.

Westford Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 E-One Typhoon eMAX 1500/1000/30A for Engine 3.

Woburn Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Freightliner/Pierce heavy rescue for Special Hazards 6.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Enfield Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 E-One Typhoon 1500/1250 for Engine 4.

VERMONT

Vermont Air National Guard Fire Department in Burlington recently took delivery of a 2022 Rosenbauer 2000/3170w/420 DC/500 PKP ARFF unit for Foam 3.

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

CONNECTICUT

Portland Fire Department has funds to purchase a new tanker to replace Tanker 6's 1985 GMC/Saulsbury 3000 gallon. They also have been given funding to purchase a new pumper next year.

Stamford EMS has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a Horton ambulance built on a Ford F-350 series chassis.

Willington Fire Department Puts 'Green Machine' Into Service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Berlin gets grant for new fire truck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

CONNECTICUT

Ansonia Firefighter's Name To Be Added To State Memorial. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Southington Fire Department receiving a grant of around $140,760. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Hermon fire chief to retire after nearly 50 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

LifeFlight of Maine creating new flight routes to transport patients faster. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

MASSACHUSETTS

Athol Fire Department back in state Fire District 8. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Hadley Fire Department emergency response unit receiving help through community effort. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Middleborough has named Owen Thompson of Brookline Fire Department the new chief of the Middleborough Fire Department.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Manchester Deputy Fire Chief Ryan Cashin nominated to become Manchester's next Fire Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Portsmouth fire chief Todd Germain retires. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

North Kingston Fire Department to receive $848K for new radios, equipment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Providence firefighter awarded medal of bravery for harrowing rescue. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

Police identify man who died in Middletown fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Crews respond to fire in New Haven. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Restaurants evacuated as crews respond to New Haven fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Multiple crews battled massive fire in Newington. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Structure fire in Wilton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Neighbor Credited With Rescuing Mom, 2 Kids From Burning Building in Boston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

1 Killed, 4 Others Injured in Brockton Crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Worcester home gutted after fire on Blackstone River Road. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Body of missing boater found in Harwich harbor. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Hazmat, bomb squad technicians at Marlborough condo for 2 days. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews battle fire at home in Medford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Blaze tears through homeless camp in Salem. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

1 person taken to hospital after fire in Springfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

One person rescued from Connecticut River in Springfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

5 people, including minors, injured after school bus van crash in West Barnstable. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

2 dead in Bedford crash that shut down South River Road. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

3 families displaced after Berlin apartment fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Car crashes into CVS in Concord. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Concord, Hopkinton Firefighters, Police Respond To Rollover With Entrapment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Driver seriously hurt in head-on crash with truck near Conway. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Four dead after SUV crashes into van in Rollinsford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Man struck by train in Cumberland. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Heavy fire at Pawtucket house displaces several adults, children. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

10 displaced, cat killed in Providence fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Building collapses in Providence. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Emergency crews respond to suspicious fire in Leicester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Police ID victim in fatal Rockingham fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire destroys Wardsboro home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Connecticut- Five Eastern Connecticut fire departments awarded federal grants. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Maine- Seventeen Hancock County firefighters graduate from academy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Massachusetts- Off-duty Shrewsbury firefighters help a homeowner in need. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Rhode Island- State's emergency medical dispatch system receives $175,000 upgrade. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Vermont- Hometown Hero: Jason Bonnett volunteers 24 years with St. Albans Town Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of August 29, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Active Duty Newton, MA Firefighter Gary A. Gentile passed away. He had been with the Newton Fire Deprtment for 18 years.

Retired Stoneham, MA Fire Chief Raymond Sorensen passed away on August 29th.

Retired Rumford, ME Deputy Fire Chief Michael Peter Chase passed away. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

Barnes City, IA Captain Gary DeCook, 66, passed away after working a detail. He had served the department for 17 years. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Connecticut- New Hartford Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2021 Chevy 3500 4X4/Firematic B.R.A.T. for Brush 2. Features include a CET SM PFP 20 HP Pump, 225 gallon water tank and 10 gallon foam tank.

Connecticut- North Branford Fire Department recently placed into service a new ambulance built on a 2022 Ford F-550 chassis as Medic 4.

Connecticut- Water Witch Hose Co.#2 in New Milford has taken delivery of a 2022 Freightliner M2-106/Rescue 1 medium duty for Rescue 22. Features include: Cummins B6.7 diesel motor, Allison automatic transmission, Harrison 10kw hydraulic generator and a Command Light Shadow RT LED light tower. There are an anchor point on all 4 sides for a portable winch and 4 coffin compartments on top.

Maine- Portland Fire Department is set to take delivery of two (2) 2022 Pierce Enforcer 1500/700/20A pumpers. The new Engine 5 and Engine 6 will arrive at the department in mid to late September.

Maine- Sanford Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Enforcer 1500/750/20F pumper for Engine 3.

Massachusetts- Harwich Fire Department is taking delivery of a 2022 Sutphen 100' Mid-Mount aerial ladder truck for Ladder 66. Additional features include: Cummins X 12 455HP motor, Allison Gen 5, EVS4000 transmission, QMAX 2000 GPM pump and 450 gallon water tank.

Massachusetts- Rockport Ambulance has taken delivery of a 2023 Ford E-450/Horton ambulance.

Massachusetts- Westford Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance for Medic 1.

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Connecticut- Jewett City/AA Young Fire in Griswold has awarded a Smeal pumper-tanker on a Spartan Gladiator chassis from New England Fire. It will feature a 1500 GPM pump, 1000 gallon water tank and 20 gallon Class A foam tank. Delivery is expected in the spring of 2023.

Maine- Brewer Fire Department gets new recue boat. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Maine- Hermon Fire Department spends $50K for used fire truck with new one bening delayed. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Massachusetts- Nahant Fire Department has placed an order with Sutphen for a new heavy duty Monarch pumper.

New Hampshire- Alton Fire Department has placed an order with Desorcie Emergency Products for an E-One pumper tanker with 10 wheel chassis.

New Hampshire- Derry Fire Department Ladder 3 and Ladder 4 have swapped apparatus. The 2021 Pierce 110' tower is now Ladder 4 and the 2017 Pierce 107' RMA is now Ladder 3.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Connecticut- Bristol to receive $260,000 FEMA grant for firefighter training. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Connecticut- Southington Fire Department Earns Large Federal Training Grant. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Maine- Auburn delaying timeline for new public safety facility. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts- Bourne Close To Finalizing OPM Contract For New Fire Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts- Hadley signs 6-month extension for EMS service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Holyoke awards ambulance contract to Cataldo Ambulance Service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts- North Attleboro drops Civil Service for fire department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

New Hampshire- New Ipswich Fire Department seeks upgrades. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

New Hampshire- Rollinsford fire department celebrates 100 years with a field day. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

Connecticut- Fire crews respond to three-acre fire in Bolton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Connecticut- Danbury firefighters put out two-alarm blaze in commercial space. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Connecticut- Haddam woman hospitalized after falling into fire pit. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Connecticut- One Dead After House Fire in Middletown. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Connecticut- Fire damages VFW building in Preston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Connecticut- Stamford Basement Apartment Heavily Damaged By Kitchen Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Connecticut- Garage Fire Displaces 2 In Stratford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Connecticut- Cardboard Fire Extends To Building In Stratford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Connecticut- Tweed Airport resumes departures and arrivals after fuel tank rollover. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Connecticut- Weston Firefighters Battle Brush Fires. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Connecticut- Wilton Fire Department Hires 2 New Firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Maine- Bar Harbor man dies after vehicle malfunctions, hits him. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.  

Maine- 60 gallons of oil, fuel spill into Songo River after boat fire in Naples. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Maine- Fire Crews responded to 5-alarm fire at an apartment building in Norway. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Maine- Crews respond to suspected electrical fire in Owls Head.

Maine- Air Conditioner Causes Fire in Presque Isle. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Maine- Firefighters work to contain Tomhegan wildfire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts- Over a dozen displaced by fire in Allston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts- Two displaced after fire rips through home — 16th Brockton fire this summer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Massachusetts- Lanesborough fire deemed arson, set by employee. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts- Leicester senior housing home evacuated after lightning strike. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts- 8 Displaced After Fire at Lynn Home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts- 2 Firefighters Injured in Plymouth Garage Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts- Wakefield Fire Department Extinguishes Two-Alarm House Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts- Lightning likely caused fire at Watertown home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts- 79-year-old struck by vehicle in Wilmington parking lot dies. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

New Hampshire- House explodes in Brookline; no injuries reported. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

New Hampshire- Two leap from second floor to escape Concord house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

New Hampshire- Driver pulled from burning vehicle after crash on Everett Turnpike in Merrimack. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

New Hampshire- Employee seriously injured after falling from Jefferson amusement ride platform. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

New Hampshire- Residents displaced, some pets perish, in 3-family home in Manchester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Rhode Island- Coventry man helps save driver from burning car in crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Rhode Island- Three displaced after fire at North Providence apartment unit. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Rhode Island- Providence firefighters tackle flames at multi-level home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Rhode Island- Several crews respond to head-on crash involving two boats, 7 passengers off of Providence Point. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Rhode Island- Injured kayaker rescued from Chipuxet River in West Kingston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Vermont- Barn collapse kills dozens of cows; other emergencies make for a tough night in Rutland County. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Vermont- Electric car catches fire on Interstate 91 near Putney. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Vermont- Homeowner dies in deadly Rockingham fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Vermont- Battery fire quelled in South Burlington at plant owned by electric aircraft maker. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Maine- Vintage fire truck finds new home in Hope. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Massachusetts- Flagpole Donation Brings Old Glory to Bradford Fire Station; Second Flag to go to Ward Hill. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Massachusetts- Lynn: Youth fire academy graduates first 17 cadets. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Rhode Island- State delegation secures $2.1M for fire departments, training academy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Vermont- Blake Cadieux, Vermont Youth Firefighter of the Year, is the first Georgia cadet to receive the honor. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of August 22, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Massachusetts- North Andover Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750/20F for Engine 2.

Massachusetts- Weston Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 E-One Typhoon E-Max 1500/750/30B for Engine 3.

New Hampshire- Wilton Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Spartan Metrostar/Toyne 1500/1800 for Engine 1.

Rhode Island- Quonset Air National Guard Base Fire Department recently placed into service a 2021 Freightliner/Rosenbauer 1250/4000 as Tanker 8.

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Maine- Limestone's 94-Year-Old Fire Truck Still Blasts Out Water. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Maine- Maine Forest Service receives helicopter replacement after a 50 year wait. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts- Hopkinton Fire Department has placed an order with Pierce for two (2) Enforcer 1500 GPM pumpers with 720 gallon water tanks.

Massachusetts- Springfield Fire Department has purchased a stock Pierce 100' Low Profile RM ladder truck.

Massachusetts- Worcester Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for two (2) E-One pumpers.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Connecticut- East Hartford Fire Department receives grant for equipment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Greenwich Fire Dept Swears in Six New Firefighters, Promotes Two to Lieutenant. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Connecticut- Meriden firefighters give away 800 backpacks to students at annual expo. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Middletown fire station grant helps establish gender equality. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Maine- Biddeford considers new fire station to speed coastal response times. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Maine- Boothbay Harbor Fire Department receives $30K grant. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts- Brewster Fire/Rescue receives a $152,000 FEMA (AFG) award for fire instructor and fire officer training. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

Connecticut- Ashford restaurant damaged in overnight fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Groton fire leaves one displaced, mobile home inhabitable. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Connecticut- Fire Damages House in Lisbon. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Worker Impaled by Construction Equipment in Rocky Hill. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Stratford house fire displaces 13 people, kills cat. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- 2-Alarm Fire Displaces Family In Stratford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Maine- Overnight Fire in Allagash Burns Unoccupied Home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Maine- Chimney fire at Blaze Restaurant gets doused late Saturday night in Camden. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts- Firefighters batttle brush fire near Cape Cod Gateway Airport. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts- Overnight fire sparks explosions in Dudley Warehouse. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts- 2 teens found safe after search-and-rescue mission in Easton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts- Lynn Firefighters thankful for rain while battling brush fire for days. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts- Marlborough brush fire contained, could burn for months. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts- Massive fire at boat yard in Mattapoisett destroys buildings, cars, boats. CLICK FOR ARTICLE"

Massachusetts- 6 people escape Revere house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts- Large fire breaks out at Caffè Nero in Somerville. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts- Henchman St. apartment building fire in Worcester leaves 27 displaced. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

New Hampshire- Child dead after crash on Route 16 in Albany, NH. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

New Hampshire- Barnstead home destroyed by fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

New Hampshire- Hiker dies after fall on Cannon Mountain. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

New Hampshire- Crews respond to Harvest Drive fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

New Hampshire- Hampstead NH Explosion, House Badly Damaged. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

New Hampshire- Fire damages Hampton Beach businesses. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Rhode Island- Possibly suspicious brush fire burns about 2 acres in Burrillville. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Rhode Island- Coventry modular home goes up in flames. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Rhode Island- Cranston firefighters tackle large brush fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Rhode Island- Firefighters rescue cat from house fire in Cranston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Rhode Island- Firefighter taken to hospital after Pawtucket house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Rhode Island- Multiple businesses damaged by fire in Pawtucket. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Rhode Island- 5 people displaced after basement fire in Providence. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Rhode Island- Fire damages West Warwick homeCLICK FOR ARTICLE

Vermont- Pickup truck catches fire outside Berlin Mall. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Vermont- Fire tears through New Haven apartment house. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Vermont- Fire closes Airport Road in South Burlington. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Connecticut- Fire Departments in Southeastern Connecticut to receive $296,732 in homeland security grants. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Connecticut- West Hartford Teens Train in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts- How Mass. firefighter invented industry standard for fire vehicles. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

New Hampshire- Miford Firefighter's True Act of Kindness Turns Day Around for Woman in a Wheelchair. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Rhode Island- Bristol Fire Dispatcher ran 24 hours to raise money for veterans. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of August 15, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Portsmouth, NH retired Lieutenant Dennis Pease passed away after a long fought battle with cancer.

OUTSIDE OF NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Collin Hagan, of the Craig Interagency Hotshots in Colorado, was killed by a falling tree while working at an OR wildfire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Island Park, NY Firefighter Michael Fischer, 38, dies at fundraising event after attending a training session earlier. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Connecticut- Vernon Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Velocity 100' RM Tower for Tower 541.

Maine- Newport Fire Department unveils new ambulance years in making. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Sandisfield Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Spartan/Toyne 1500/1000/25A for Engine 1.

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Connecticut- New Britain Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for two (2) E-One custom pumpers.

Connecticut- New London Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a Horton ambulance built on a Dodge 5500 chassis.

Maine- Baileyville Fire Department has aquired a 2005 E-One Cyclone II 2000/750 for Engine 3. It had previously served in Orchard Beach, MD (Anne Arundel County) as Engine 112.

Maine- Cape Elizabeth Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a Horton ambulance built on a Ford F-550 chassis.

Massachusetts- Chelmsford Fire Department has purchased a stock Pierce Saber pumper from Allegiance Fire/Rescue.

Massachusetts- Wellfleet Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One custom pumper.

New Hampshire- Concord Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer 100' RM Tower.

New Hampshire- Jaffrey Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer pumper with 1500 GPM Waterous pump and 1000 gallon water tank.

Rhode Island- Smithfield Fire Department recently placed into service a 1995 International/Hackney as the Field Support Unit. It previously served in Rolling Meadows, IL as HazMat Rescue 640.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Maine- Hancock fire department looks to build new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Amesbury Begins Search for New Fire Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Hatfield Fire Department facing staffing issues. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Norton Deputy Fire Chief Announces Retirement. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Wayland firefighter and twin sister help save unresponsive woman on flight. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Derby Fire Marshal Phil Hawks Retires. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Mason Fire Department receives grant to help purchase new vehicle. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Central Coventry Fire District weighs $1m credit line from a neighbor. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Vermont Fire Academy unveils newly renovated dormitory in Pittsford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

Connecticut- Unknown driver killed in fiery I-91 south crash in East Windsor. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Glenburn firefighters respond to fire at retirement facility. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Arson suspected in fire that destroyed Hartford playground. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Fire Destroys Million Dollar House in Litchfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Person killed in fiery Middlefield crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Fire in New Haven under investigation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Newtown emergency crews respond to fiery crash on I-84W. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Woman seriously injured in collision involving large box truck in Plymouth. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Crews Put Out Multiple Brush Fires on Route 8 in Shelton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Watertown Firefighters Put Out Large Blaze. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Industry man killed in fire at home; Wife, 2 children escape flames. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Firefighters use duct tape to help put out fire at Elmet Technologies in Lewiston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Fire Marshal's Office investigates deadly fire in Stonington. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Firefighters put out garage fire in Westbrook. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fire crews respond to Winterport brush fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- 8 displaced by house fire in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- 11 displaced, firefighter injured while battling Brockton house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Over 30 People Displaced After Fire at Chelsea Duplex. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fire put out on train bridge at East Deerfield rail yard. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fairhaven explosion causes fire, power outage. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fire heavily damages single-family home in Fitchburg. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Crews douse flare up from Poles Hill fire in Gloucester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Crews battle mattress fire inside Holyoke building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Ruff Rescue: Nantucket firefighters rescue dog trapped in its own (vacation) home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Multiple fire departments knock down brush fire by Natick wildlife preserve. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Route 66 in Northampton shutdown during house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Palmer blaze caused by air conditioner plugged into an extension cord, fire marshal warns. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Reading Fire Draws Regional Response. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- National Guard activated to help fight Briarwood Fire burning in Rockport. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Suspicious fires under investigation at Breakheart Reservation in Saugus. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Wareham firefighters respond to house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fire in Westford Destroys Building, Flames Spread to Neighboring Buildings. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Allenstown bridge collapses; boom truck falls into the canal. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Firefighters, technicians dissipate leak from 500-gallon tank in Antrim. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Police investigating suspicious fire in Claremont. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Five injured after SUV crashes into Wolfeboro building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Firefighters rescue dog from house fire in Cranston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Update: Pawtucket Grandmother dies after pushing grandchildren to safety during house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Providence home damaged in fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Man hospitalized after house fire in Providence. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Husband recounts saving wife from Woonsocket house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Randolph homeowner burned after fireworks attached to lawnmower explode. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Suspicious fire at Colchester camp. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Fire destroys Williamstown home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Connecticut- New Britain girls learn what it's like to be firefighters in unique training camp. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- 86th Aroostook Firefighters Muster. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Youth program fans the flames of young volunteer's enthusiasm in Plymouth County. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Rhode Island woman's gold fire truck dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- A shift in emergency dispatch is coming, Vermonters work out the details. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of August 8, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

LODD- Grand Rapids, WI firefighter Riley Huiras (20) fell ill hours after responding to two calls and died in the hospital three days later. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Memphis, TN firefighter David Pleasant died from injuries received in an apparatus crash on August 10. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Massachusetts- Leominster Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance for Rescue 3.

Massachusetts- Rehoboth Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Saber 1500/1000/30F for Engine 1.

Massachusetts- West Springfield Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Freightliner M2/PL Custom ambulance for Medic 1. It is powered by a Cummins 6.7L motor and Allison transmission and is equipped with a Stryker Power Load stretcher holddown.

Massachusetts- Weston Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Chevrolet 5500/Horton ambulance for Ambulance 1.

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Maine- Augusta Fire Department has place 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.

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

Maine- 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.

Massachusetts- Hingham Fire Department has place an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a new custom built E-One pumper.

Rhode Island- Lincoln Fire Department recently purchased a 2003 American LaFrance Eagle heavy rescue for use as a spare Squad. It previously served in Oxford, Mass.

Vermont- Ferrisburgh Fire Department has placed an order with Lakes Region Fire Apparatus for an HME Ahrens-Fox Mini EVO built on a Dodge RAM 5500 4X4 Chassis with SD Crew Cab XL. Features include: 1500 GPM pump, 300 gallon water tank, 140CFM CAFS, FRC In Control 400 Pressure Governor Pump House Crosslay, (2) Beds, 1-1/2 double stacks, Fire Research "TurboFoam", Ladders (8' Roof, 8' Fldng Attic, 14' Two-Sect Ext).

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Connecticut- Bristol Receives Donation From New Canine-Supporting Nonprofit. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Southington Fire Chief James Paul has announced he will retire in September.

Maine- Hancock Fire station plan to go out for bid. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Litchfield Fire Department to collect from insurance companies on certain calls. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- North Berwick Rescue hopes full-time EMTs will eliminate staffing shortage. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- North Conway has new fire chief: Chad McCarthy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Warren Fire Department receives $2 million in Federal funds for new headquarters station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

Connecticut- Pet Killed In Apartment Fire In Bridgeport. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Fire Breaks Out at Landfill in Manchester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Firefighter being treated for burns after house fire in Meriden. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Building collapses in Meriden. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Person Killed in Monroe Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- 5 displaced after fire in New Britain. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Norwich crews battle 3 alarm fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Firefighter Injured Battling House Fire in Rocky Hill. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- 2 Firefighters Treated for Heat Exhaustion After Putting Out Coach Bus Fire in Shelton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Person dead after fire at Baileyville home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Massive fire destroys barn at Gorham dairy farm, 4 cows killed. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Crews rescue dog from apartment fire in Portland. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Rockport high school damaged after fan sparks fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- 8 Maine towns respond after scrap metal pile catches fire in Topsham. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- MBTA bus catches fire in Boston, two workers transported to hospital. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Chicopee fire leaves 1 injured, damages home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Eastham Fire, Wellfleet Harbormaster rescue capsized kayaker. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Major transformer in Lexington explodes, creating massive fireball. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- 13 fire departments battle 3-alarm house fire in Merrimac; Three firefighters taken to hospital. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Provincetown crews deal with deck fire, power outage. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Saugus Firefighters Battle House Fire in Record-Setting Heat. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Southboro house in flames after lightning strike. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- House Fire in Stoughton Started Outside, Officials Believe. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- 1 Firefighter Injured In Swampscott House Blaze. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Model Rocket Sparks Fast-Moving Fire, Damaging Topsfield Athletic Fields. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Crews battle heat, smoky fire in Wakefield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Firefighter treated for heat issue after battling Wareham house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Lightning strikes two boats off coast of Wareham. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Vacant house fire in Claremont set by ‘human'. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Truck crashes into Manchester funeral home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- 3 people displaced by fire at Manchester apartment building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Three firefighters treated for heat exhaustion after three-alarm fire in Northfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Woman Found Dead in Sandwich House Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- 7 people hospitalized after firework incident at CumberlandFest. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Firefighters respond to house fire in Pawtucket. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Firefighters rescue boys trapped in burning Pawtucket home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- 4 displaced by Providence fire; firefighter taken to hospital. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- 2 suffer burns in Woonsocket house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Origin and cause of fire being investigated by the Greensboro Fire Department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- House fire in Fayston on North Fayston Road. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Leicester home heavily damaged by fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Man dies after falling from Rock Point cliffs into Lake Champlain. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Rutland house fire complicated by 'squatters'. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Dog perishes in Shaftsbury house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

U.S. Coast Guard- the USCG has accepted delivery of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter William Chadwick WPC-1150. The 154' Fast Respnose Cutter is the first of 6 that will be assigned to Boston. The William Chadwick is expected to arrive in Boston sometime later this year. Also, the 270's Medium Endurance Cutters Tahoma (WMEC-908) and Cambpell (WMEC-909) from the U.S. Navy Base in Portsmouth, NH to the U.S. Navy Base in Newport, RI.

Connecticut- Camp in New Britain empowers young girls to become firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Augusta police officers and firefighter killed in line of duty memorialized with new signs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- State Fire Marshal Elected to NASFM Board of Directors. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Ground Zero flag makes appearance at Northampton Fire Department before retirement. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of August 1, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Nashua, NH firefighter Robert A. Edwards passed on July 31st. He was the assigned driver of Engine Company 4. He retired 2/1/1999 and was 70 years old.

Retired Boston Fire Alarm Operation and Box 52 Life Member Albert Powers passed away on August 1st at the age of 80.

Fairhaven, MA Retired Call Lieutenant Kevin Polson passed away.

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Connecticut- West Haven Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Velocity-Ascendant 100' Mid-Mount tower for Truck 22.

Massachusetts- Nantucket Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2020 Rosenbauer Commander 2000/1000/30A for Engine 4. It is a former demo unit.

Vermont- Bennington Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 HME Ahrens Fox HAF111L w/ 1500 GPM pump, 500 gallon water tank and 111' Rear-Mount Aerial for Ladder 1.

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Connecticut- Shelton Fire has placed an order with Seagrave for two (2) Marauder pumpers with 1500 GPM pumps and 750 gallon water tanks.

South District (Middletown, CT)- has placed an order with Firematic for a Pierce Enforcer PUC pumper.

Maine- Aroostook antique fire truck is still going strong after 100 years. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Wiscasset Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a stock Freightliner/Pierce 2100 gallon tanker.

Massachusetts- Arlington Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a new custom E-One pumper.

Massachusetts- Everett Fire's new Pierce Arrow XT 100' Rear-Mount ladder truck has been completed at the factory. Delivery to the department will take place after outfitting at the local dealer.

Massachusetts- Spencer Rescue has placed into service a 2009 Chevrolet G4500/AEV ambulance as Ambulance 1. It previously served in Gorham, NH.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Connecticut- Hamden Assistant Chief appointed as Acting Fire Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- West Hartford Fire Department Celebrates New Members and Promotions. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Frenchville Fire Department celebrates 75 years. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Penobscot former Fire Chief honored with Sentiment for commitment to community. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Scarborough volunteer firefighter honored for 65 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Blackstone Chief Sweeney retires after 47 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Marlborough hires 8 new firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Manchester Fire Chief Parent set to retire after 33 years with Fire Department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

Connecticut- Food Truck Fire Extinguished By Bridgeport Firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Bridgeport firefighter falls through burning home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Danbury Firefighters Tackle Brush Fires Along I-84. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Three families displaced in Hartford fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- New Haven firefighters find car on top of two cars. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Person suffers burns from boat fire in Norwalk. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Blaze Breaks Out At Norwalk Home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- Firefighter Injured Battling Stamford Multi-Family House Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Connecticut- 1 Killed In Crash On Route 15 In Wallingford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Bangor garage destroyed in fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Woodland fire in Brewer puts three homes at risk. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Tractor-trailer bursts into flames after head-on crash near Fort Kent. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Great Island woods fire under control after burning for 3 days. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine- Wildfire near Greenville partially contained. CLICK FOR ARTICLE0

Massachusetts- 3 Boston firefighters taken to hospital when another fire breaks out in downtown high rise under construction. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Firefighter hurt, 30 displaced in Chelsea fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- First Responders in Chelsea Make ‘Aggressive Attack' to Knock Down Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Mom, infant rescued from roof amid stairwell fire in Fall River. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Large brush fire burns through 9 acres in Gloucester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- 43 displaced after fire in Lowell apartment building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Lynn fire department called to 10 fires in one weekend. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- 3-Alarm Fire Breaks Out In Malden. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Firefighters battle large fire at Marblehead transfer station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fire Burns Building in Northboro. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fire Chief Discusses Hazmat Incident At Norwell Tesla Dealership. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Fire Displaces More Than a Dozen Residents in Quincy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Woman, 51, Sole Victim Of Fiery Wakefield Car Crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Massachusetts- Crews respond to large fire at Yarmouth transfer station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Several vehicles destroyed in fire at garage in Bartlett. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Multiple departments respond to fire at campground in Epsom. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- Residents evacuated after car crashes into Hampton condominium. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New Hampshire- 3-alarm fire burns at apartment building in Manchester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Brush fire scorches Barrington nature preserve. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Multi-family residence catches fire in Charlestown. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Cranston salon temporarily closed after vehicle runs through storefront. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- 3 rescued from river between Bold, India Point Parks in East Providence. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Fire destroys home in Little Compton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Man dies in North Kingstown rollover crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Crews respond to house fire in Providence. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Multiple people including children, 2 dogs rescued from fire on Federal Hill in Providence. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Lightning strike sparks evacuation at Burlington airport. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Shelburne home damaged by fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Connecticut- Flags lowered to half-staff across Connecticut today for fallen Woodstock firefighter. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island- Providence launches Student Firefighter Academy at Central High School. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Vermont- Governor appoints Jennifer Morrison Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Safety. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




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