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Week of January 30

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Richmond-Carolina, RI volunteer firefighter Robert “Bob” Thomas Gardner, Jr. passed away on January 25th at the age of 55. From the U.S. Fire Administration:
On Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, Firefighter Robert “Bob” Thomas Gardner, Jr., was at the fire station putting apparatus and equipment back in service, following a residential structure fire call. He then returned home. Sometime in the middle of the night, he suffered an apparent heart attack and passed away. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Fitchburg, MA Firefighter Martin Kukkula Dies After Long Battle With Illness. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Retired West Barnstable Fire Chief James Barrett Jr. passed away on January 23rd. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Retired Worcester, MA firefighter Pasquale Rinaldi passed away on January 28th at the age of 100. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

Retired Glastonbury Firefighter Alanson F. 'Lance' Weir passed away on January 26th at the age of 63. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

Retired Lowell, MA Captain Vernon L. Rockers passed away at the age of 89 on January 19th. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

Middleport, OH Volunteer Safety Officer Kevin Dailey, 72, passed away from injuries received in a rollover MVA with the fire apparatus on January 24th. From the U.S. Fire Administration:
On Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, Safety Officer Kevin Dailey was returning from a call when the fire apparatus he was driving rolled over the side of a hill and crashed. Safety Officer Dailey was thrown out of the truck, where he was pinned underneath. Other firefighters who were returning from the same call saw the truck on its side and used airbags to lift it and pull him out.
He was flown to the Columbus, OH, hospital where he underwent surgery on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. Safety Officer Dailey remained in the hospital until his passing on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. He was also a previous member of the Richland Township Fire Department and former chief of the department.

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING AND ORDERS

 

MAINE

West Gardiner Fire has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a new pumper built on a commercial chassis.

MASSACHUSETTS

Chelsea Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer Ascendant 100' MM Tower w/ rear steer.

Douglas Fire- Pierce has completed construction of the new Saber pumper with 1500 GPM pump and 1000 gallon water tank. Delivery to the department will take place after outfitting at the local dealer.

RHODE ISLAND

Exeter EMS has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Road Rescue Ultramedic ambulance built on a Ford F-559 4X4 chassis.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

CONNECTICUT

Coventry Fire has taken delivery of a 2023 Pierce Enforcer 1500/1000 pumper.

Union Fire Department has placed into service a 2002 Spartan MetroStar/Rescue One rescue truck. It has previously served in Roscoe, NY and features a Cummins diesel motor, automatic transmission, 25KW generator, ResqTec hydraulic tools and a cascade system. It has been designated Rescue 172.

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston has taken delivery of a 2023 Freightliner/Hackney rescue for Decon 3.

Freetown Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Rescue 3. The current Rescue 3 will be reassigned to Rescue 2 and the current Rescue 2 will be retired.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Stoddard Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/PL Custom light rescue for Rescue 1.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

CONNECTICUT

Manchester voters approved a proposal that will merge the 8th Utilities Fire Department into Manchester Fire/Rescue. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Milford Firefighters Honored For Helping Save Patient Life. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

New London Remembers Fallen Firefighter, Lt. John O'Connor, 30 Years Later. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

North Haven's Montowese volunteers say goodbye, highlighting a problme in the fire service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Southington Firefighters Complete Training Milestones. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Tolland Fire Chief Issues Update On Station 340. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

West Haven fire departments to get new radio equipment through FEMA grant program. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

MASSACHUSETTS

Leominster firefighter Vinny Alia is a contestant on Gordon Ramsay's "Next Level Chef". CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Westhampton fire, police settling into new station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Allenstown Fire had assumed the transporting ambulance duties for the community. They have placed into service a 2010 Ford E-450/Life Line ambulance that had previously served in Eastham and Westwood, Mass as Ambulance 2.

Greenville Fire Department receives donation of tools. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Newport fire captain given new sledgehammer after using tool when diving into river to clear submerged car. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Barre Captain Keith Cushman promoted to fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Waterbury Ambulance names executive director, lands federal funds. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

100,000 chickens die in Bozrah egg farm fire, Salvation Army estimates. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Pilot ejected in plane crash at Brainard Airport. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Sprinklers mitigate fire damage to Glastonbury apartments. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

1 treated for smoke inhalation after Hamden house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire on Old Norwich State Hospital Property. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Cause Of Seymour House Fire Has Not Been Determined. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Garbage truck fire extinguished in South Windsor. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Woman Injured Falling Through Hole in Stratford's Devon Bridge. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Family forced from Wethersfield home by garage fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Anson Man Woken Up to House Fire By His Dog, He Escapes But The Dog Dies Saving Him. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Update: One Occupant Unaccounted For Following Caribou Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

2 hospitalized, 3 dogs die after 2-alarm fire in Freeport. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Peru garage burns down with snow plows inside. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews respond to fire in South Thomaston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. CLICK FOR FOLOW UP ARTICLE

One resident hospitalized after escaping apartment fire in Veazie. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews respond to fire at Colby College biomass plant in Waterville. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Winterport farm building fire deemed total loss. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Sheep die in greenhouse fire at Hartman's Herb Farm in Barre. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighter Injured, 4 People Displaced After South Boston Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Emergency crews pull woman from underneath Green Line train in Boston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Fire at Mattapan Duplex. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Chicopee firefighters rescue dog from house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Person Thrown From Car in Serious Crash on Route 3 in Duxbury. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

None Injured As Fire Rips Through North Falmouth Home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Resident, Pet Uninjured In Falmouth Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire At Transfer Station In Grafton Draws Regional Response. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Haverhill Resident, Dog Killed in Fire at Multi-Family Home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

House fire in Holyoke. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Man Killed By Heavy Machinery At Work In Nantucket. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire crews put out barn fire in Rowe. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

No one injured at fire in Springfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

West Newbury Fire Near Barn Extinguished Before Any Animals Harmed. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Camper Explodes, Burns In Epsom. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

5-year-old flown to Boston hospital after fall from Manchester apartment window. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Chemical plant employee sent to hospital after hazmat incident in Cranston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Fire breaks out in Pawtucket home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Firefighters rescue person from Pawcatuck River. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

5 displaced by Pawtucket fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighters, police aided in extinguishing garage fire in Richmond. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Follow-up: Castleton rallies behind Gilmore Home Center after devastating fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Pedestrian injured in Georgia crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Winooski fire damages three buildings. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

CONNECTICUT

Retired Hamden firefighter, stroke victim receives accessible home makeover. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Lawmakers, Advocates Push for Legislation to Improve State Emergency Medical System. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Follow-up: 'Look for the helpers, we will always be there when you call,' Duxbury fire says after town tragedy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

37 fire chiefs graduate state's Chief Fire Officer training. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts EMTs, firefighters get K9 lifesaving training under Nero's Law. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

RHODE ISLAND

Narragansett girl, 11, gets special convoy for her final hospital chemotherapy treatment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of January 23, 2023

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Former Berlin, CT Fire Official Ronald E. Lindgren passed away on January 23rd. CLICK FOR OBITUARY 

Former Friendship, ME Firefighter Richard Wilshire passed away on January 18th at the age of 87. CLICK FOR OBITUARY 

Former Middletown, CT Firefighter and WWII Vetran John Cyrulik passed away on January 13th at the age of 104. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

Retired Broad Brook, CT Lieutenant William H. Towers Sr. passed away on January 21st at the age of 67. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Woodbridge, CT former Assistant Chief Charles Ward Whiting, 94, passed away on January 20th. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills, MA retired Deputy Chief Philip Field passed away. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

APPARATUS FUNDING AND ORDERS

CONNECTICUT

Avon Fire Department has received funds to purchase a new Pierce pumper/tanker and Pierce mid-mount tower. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

MAINE

Dover-Foxcroft Fire has been approved funding to purchase a new tanker from Midwest Fire. Delivery is expected in July of 2024. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for six (6) E-One Cyclone-Metro 100' RMA ladder trucks.

Gardner Fire update: the pumper and rescue on order are being built by Sutphen.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Litchfield Fire has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a custom E-One pumper.

VERMONT

Wilmington Fire has placed an order with Allegience Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Saber pumper with 1500 GPM pump and 1500 gallon water tank.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

 

MAINE

Hartland Fire has taken delivery of a 1991 Pierce Lance 1250/1250 donated by Little Creek Fire Co in Delaware.

MASSACHUSETTS

Pepperell Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 1.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Salem Fire Department has taken delivery of the first of two 2023 International/Horton Model 623 ambulances.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

CONNECTICUT

Branford Firefighter/Paramedics Lauded For Quick Thinking, Life-Saving Efforts. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Southington Fire Department promotes new deputy chief and lieutenant. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Suffield fire chief resigns; deputy set to retire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Camden Fire Department expands EMS capabilities with new truck, training. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Livermore Falls to work on plan to pay for fire services from Jay, Livermore. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Searsport appoints new fire chief 6 months after former chief resigned. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Bedford Fire graduates new recruit from the acadamy and promotes a new officer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Chicopee Fire Department swears in new recruits. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Lakeville recognizes two firefighters for saving a woman during a violent dog attack. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Lynn's new fire chief Daniel Sullivan takes reins. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Mansfield EMTs learn how to treat police dogs under the new Nero's Law. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Medford Deputy Chief Scott Graham has retired after 35 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Newburyport: Fire station projected to cost $3 million more than expected. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Northbridge Fire Department promoted Lt. Anthony Genga to Deputy Fire Chief. He is the first person to serve in this position as it has now become a full time position, previously this was a call position. Lt. Thomas Valdivia of the full time ranks was also promoted to Captain. Both of these promotions took effect January 1, 2023.

Provincetown Accelerating EMS Hiring Plan. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Southampton Fire Chief poised to retire after 33 years. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

RHODE ISLAND

South Kingstown Former Firefighter Sworn-In As Fire Warden. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Brattleboro's EMS takeover study, launched for answers, sparks more questions. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Chittenden County regional emergency dispatch hits roadblock. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

Commercial Fire At East Windsor Industrial Park Quickly Extinguished. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Garage Fire Quickly Contained On Route 5 In East Windsor. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire Breaks Out At Greenwich Home Monday Morning. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

4 Firefighters, 1 Occupant Injured in Meriden House Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Update: Unconscious teen rescued from Meriden house fire now expected to make full recovery. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

West Redding volunteer firefighter uses belt for tourniquet to save his own life. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

One Dead After Fire in Westbrook. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Willimantic crews respond to fire at University of Connecticut's historic Whitney House. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Windsor Locks: Car hits fire truck on I-91, closes 3 lanes. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Woman dies from snowmobile crash near Andover. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Multiple families displaced after two Caribou fires. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Horse rescued from half-frozen bog in Casco. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

One hospitalized after three-car Etna crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fort Fairfield Fire Rescue Battle Structure Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Several crews respond to house fire in Gray. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Garage fire in New Sharon caused by woodstove. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Car crash leaves multiple people hospitalized in Plymouth. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire department quickly extinguishes grease fire in Trenton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Wells residents asked to limit water use; crews fight fire at water treatment facility. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Crews respond to barn fire in Amherst. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

1 Hospitalized In Cape Cod Rollover Crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Commercial garage fire in Colrain closed Route 112. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Police, firefighters, civilian awarded for saving man after Douglas car crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Community rallying around first responders after Duxbury tragedy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

House fire on Evergreen Circle in Ludlow. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Follow-up: Two injured in Ludlow fire caused by smoking materials, home oxygen. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire crews battled multi-alarm blaze in Nahant. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

No Injuries Reported After 3-Alarm Fire Rips Through Abandoned Oxford Home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Crews respond to 3-car accident in Pelham. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Resident taken to hospital after fire in multifamily home in Quincy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Somerville firefighters make quick work of electrical fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire in Tesla on I-95 near Wakefield takes 20,000-plus gallons of water to put out. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Westport firefighters help woman deliver baby in rescue vehicle. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Plow Truck Damages Propane Tank In Concord, Causing A Gas Leak. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Woman dies from injuries sustained in Langdon fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Merrimack firefighters rescue person stuck on island after crossing thin ice. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Two Injured in Snowmobile Crash in Milford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

One person dies from mobile home fire in Milford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Driver rescued after car crashes into Connecticut River in Plainfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Windham Woman Seriously Injures Leg When Snowmobile Hits A Tree. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

RHODE ISLAND

Woman Hospitalized After Being Hit by Bus in Providence. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Car fire sparks next to Providence home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

6 injured, 18-year-old arrested after Warwick crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Woman Dies In Rollover Crash On I-95 In West Warwick. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Troopers search for driver who crashed into Bakersfield Fire Department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Man arrested after admitting to starting dumpster fire in Burlington. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Arson Suspected in Fire at Vacant Johnson Home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Owner of Worcester business hopes to rebuild after fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

CONNECTICUT

Proposed State Bill Could Alter Female Firefighter Test. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Column: Rockland's 'The General Berry'. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

State Blue Ribbon Commission issues final recommendations for improving EMS. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACUSETTS

Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts and the Boston Bruins Foundation team up for Operation Warm in Holyoke. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

First responder peer group encourages mental health support. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of January 16, 2023

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Lynn, MA Firefighter Alphonzo Ancrum passed away. His death has been determined to be a line of duty death.

Former Kingston and Exeter, RI Firefighter Charles Albert Greene passed away at the age of 91. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

Retired Portsmouth, RI Fire Marshal William Ethier has passed away. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

Former Derby, CT fire chief and deputy fire marshal Joe Stobierski passed away on January 13th at the age of 80. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

Former Middletown, CT Firefighter John E. Cyrulik Sr. passed away at the age of 104 on January 13th. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

Former Bennington, VT firefighter Michael Rupprecht, 65, passed away on January 7th. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

Former Woodbury, CT Fire Chief Carlton Quint, 101, passed away on January 1st.

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

Clallam County Fire District #3 (Sequim, WA) Captain Charles “Chad” Cate, 46. Couresty of the U.S. Fire Administration:
On Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at approximately 2:25 a.m., Captain Charles “Chad” Cate returned to the fire station after responding to a fire alarm activation at a commercial building. Later, at approximately 4:00 a.m., after heading back out to the site of an earlier house fire, he texted a fellow captain and the duty chief to state that all was well at the scene. At 7:00 a.m. that same morning, he was discovered deceased in his bunk by members of his crew when they attempted to wake him. The cause of his death has yet to be determined.

APPARATUS FUNDING AND ORDERS

NEW HAMPSHIRE

North Conway Fire currently has on order an E-One Typhoon heavy rescue. Delivery is presently slated for spring of 2023.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

 

CONNECTICUT

Thomaston Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 Spartan/Ferrara pumper for Engine 2. They also have taken delivery of a Dodge Ram 5500 utility which will be designated Engine 4.

MASSACHUSETTS

New Bedford Fire Department receives new fire and emergency apparatus. ARTICLE PERTAINING TO NEW SQUAD 1.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Wolfeboro Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 Seagrave Apollo 2000/500/105' RM tower for Truck 5.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

CONNECTICUT

Derby Fire Department study looks at future staffing needs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Stamford honors new and promoted firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

MAINE

Orono Fire sporting new look thanks to one of its own. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Windham Fire has changed their apparatus numbering and dispatch call signs. These changes have been updated on the Windham FD page on this site. CLICK FOR PAGE.

Woodstock EMS budget a challenge for keeping full time service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Blandford firefighters receive new protective gear thanks to Hero Fund USA. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester fire departments to receive new equipment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Newton Fire Department second in nation to use device to quell electric vehicle hazards to firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Reading Assistant Fire Chief Del Signore can stay on Reading force past age 65. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Revere Fire Department, Chief Bright Welcome Two New Fire Trucks, High Water Rescue Vehicle. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Rockport fire chief Kirk Keating retires. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Wareham, Onset Fire Districts receive $32,000 in state grants. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Andover Fire Chief Rene Lefebvre Retires After 49 Years in Service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Providence fire chief talks new role, expectations of department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Union Fire District of South Kingstown Appoints New Warden. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

Pedestrian Killed In Bridgeport Crash; Police Search For Driver Of Car. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Blaze In Middlefield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire Extinguished In Middletown. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire Destroys North Stamford Home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Car chase leads to fire in North Windham; police investigation is ongoing. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

One Taken to Hospital After Fire at Norwich Apartment Complex. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Cars Catch Fire After Hitting Tree, Driving Over Downed Power Lines in Simsbury. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Woman falls 25 feet from a bridge into a Torrington river. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

DEEP Works to Clean Up Milk Spill After Tanker Rollover Crash in Woodstock. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Building in Alfred destroyed by fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Gorham homeowner credits quick response from crews for putting out house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews called to structure fire in Hancock. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Fire destroys garage, workshop and tractor in Jay. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire destroys Lovell home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Multiple towns respond to Penobscot Energy Recovery Company plant fire in Orrington. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Line Worker Dies After Falling From a Bucket Truck in Rangeley. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Barn, farm equipment destroyed by fire in Unity. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

1 person hospitalized following Deerfield hazmat incident. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Egremont resident reportedly suffers severe injuries due to chicken coop fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

One person dead after fire tears through home in Holbrook. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Businesses damaged in Marlborough fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

One person seriously injured in apartment fire in Springfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

8 people without a home after house fire in Springfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Concord School Bus, Crossover Involved In Head-On Crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Concord Firefighters Extinguish Another Homeless Campsite Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

15-year-old dead after skiing accident at Gunstock Mountain. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Icy conditions add extra challenge for Manchester electrical fire call. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Crews face shortage of water to fight Westmoreland fire; no one inside home at the time. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire Destroys Popular Grocery Store in Wolfeboro. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Ashaway chimney fire; Reminder of chimney maintenance. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Two-vehicle crash in Bridport. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

90 firefighters from a dozen departments battled fire at Castleton business. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Colchester family displaced by fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Twice a hero — in one night: Rockingham firefighter, 17, returns from accident to rescue dad from home fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Man charged in fire that injured Rutland firefighter. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

MAINE

Whether local call or mutual aid, Boothbay Region Fire Auxiliary members support firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Epping Red Knights Firefighter Motorcycle Club Offering Fire Related Scholarship. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Chittenden County health care EMS and corporate medicine divisions to fold. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of January 9, 2023

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Hudson, NH Firefighter Todd J. Berube killed in a motorcycle crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Retired Central Falls Battalion Chief Joseph Laurie, 71, passed away on January 4th. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Former Ashburnham Firefighter Raymond C. Page, 82, passed away on January 5th. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Former Hartford, VT volunteer firefighter Brian P. Trottier passed away on January 7th at the age of 74. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

Former East Dorset, VT Volunteer Fire Chief Walter Bradford 'Buster' Read Jr. passed away at the age of 80. CLICK FOR OBITUARY 

Retired Middletown, CT Firefighter Robert W. Lenz Jr. passed away on January 2nd at the age of 83. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

Long time Warwick, MA firefighter Brent Walker passed away after a battle with cancer. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

Maroa Countryside Fire Protection District, IL Volunteer Firefighter Larry Peasley, 76, passed away on January 4, 2023. From the U.S. Fire Administration:
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, a structure fire was reported to the Clinton Volunteer Fire Department. The Maroa Countryside Fire Protection District was requested as mutual aid. Chief Larry Peasley arrived at the fire station and was dressing out in fire gear to respond when he collapsed and went into cardiac arrest. CPR was immediately performed and he was then rushed to the hospital where he remained until his passing on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023.

APPARATUS FUNDING AND ORDERS

CONNECTICUT

Darien Fire Department has placed an order with Seagrave for an Attacker walk-in heavy rescue with tandem rear axles.

South Killingly Fire has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a new E-One pumper.

MASSACHUSETTS

Amherst Fire has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One 100' RM Tower.

Berlin Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an ambulance built by Wheeled Coach.

Gardner Fire Department has ordered a new pumper and rescue truck. Manufacturer is not known at this time.

VERMONT

Underhill-Jericho Fire has placed an order with Desorcie Emergency Products for and E-One rear-mount pumper built on an International 4X4 chassis. The department also placed an order for an E-One rescue built on an International CV chassis.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

 

CONNECTICUT

Bridgewater Fire has taken delivery of a 2023 Pierce Enforcer walk-around rescue for Rescue 5.

MAINE

Rangeley Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2023 Pierce Enforcer PUC pumper with 1500 GPM pump and 1000 gallon water tank for Engine 3.

Scarborough Fire has taken delivery of a 2023 Pierce Enforcer with 1500 GPM pump and 750 gallon water tank for Engine 3.

MASSACHUSETTS

Eastham Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Enforcer quint with 75' RM aerial for Ladder 157.

New Bedford has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Ward MCB 4x4 – Special Hazards unit designated Squad 1.

West Bridgewater Fire had taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 1.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

CONNECTICUT

Canton Fire/EMS to sell ambulance. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Derby Fire installs new officers. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Derby Fire Departmen introduces new FireChief Michael Gloade. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Meriden Fire Department focuses on safety with new captain position. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

West Hartford Fire Department Welcomes New Members, Celebrates Promotion. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Alfred is Auctioning Off a Cool 1995 Freightliner Firetruck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Camden ready to launch new first responder service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Farmington Select board approves air filtration system upgrades for fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Greenville to begin construction on new fire station in the spring. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Old Town Fire & Rescue receives new automatic CPR machines. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Southern Aroostook EMS celebrates one year of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Wilton Selectboard Approves Emergency Services Dispatch Upgrade. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Winslow council considers request to expand ambulance services. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

MASSACHUSETTS

Abington reclaims 1948 fire truck, seeks money for restoration. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Ashland Promotes Lieutenant Boland To Fire Captain. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Athol Fire Department welcomes Firefighter/paramedic Hagopian. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Boston EMS Superintendent Jack Pearsull has retired after 24 years with the agency.

Boston MedFlight employee that was off duty makes lifesaving rescue from burning vehicle. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Eastham firefighter Matt Antoine graduates state fire academy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Easthampton firefighter Dave Safron retires after nearly four decades of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Everett City Council discuesses launch of fire department based ambulance service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fall River firefighters hope new apparel will put dent in high rates of cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Falmouth FY24 Budget Tackling Fire Staffing. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Ludlow Fire Department awarded grant for fire education programs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Newburyport fire station projected to cost $3 million more than expected. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Westborough fire lieutenant sworn in, interim clerk appointed. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Colchester pulls out of Chittenden County regional emergency dispatch effort. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Rutland marks 50-year anniversary of devastating fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

1 Person Transported to Hospital for Burns After Bloomfield House Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

State representative one of two killed in fiery wrong-way crash in Cromwell. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Transit Bus Flips Over on I-84 in Danbury. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire at Ellington Masonic Lodge Under Investigation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighters Battled Blaze In Historic Enfield BuildingvCLICK FOR ARTICLE

Car Crashes Into Building in Litchfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Tractor-trailer full of fruits, vegetables catches fire on I-91 in Middletown. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire Evacuates Aces Mill Road School In North Haven. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Route 97 in Norwich Closed Due to Crash, Damaged Utility Pole. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Car runs over, bursts water supply line while firefighters battle house fire in Norwalk. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

MAINE

Fire at residential building in Auburn under investigation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

None Injured in Bristol Structure Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Etna home sustains major damage in fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Diver rescued from icy waters in Lincoln. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Oxford home badly damaged in fire, pet dies. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Near head-on crash in Rockport sends two to hospital. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighters already in response mode when Warren fire reported. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

MASSACHUSETTS

Nine people displaced after fire reignites at Brockton home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Garage fire in Longmeadow causes propane tank explosion. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Three-alarm fire destroys Lynn home after flames tear through house. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews battle fire at triple-decker in Peabody. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

State Police, Randolph and Canton fire departments respond to two-vehicle fiery crash on Route 24. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Car catches fire in Springfield parking lot. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Four people without a home after house fire in Springfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Springfield crews respond to fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Worcester Resident Rescued By Firefighters, Hospitalized After House Blaze. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Crews battle commercial fire in Dover. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

2 hurt in fire at apartment building in Jefferson. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Manchester fire caused by campfire inside unoccupied house. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Manchester firefighters respond to back-to-back electrical fire calls. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

8 people displaced after fire at Nashua home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Sandown family loses home of 26 years to fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Woodstock house fire leaves 1 woman dead. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

RHODE ISLAND

Pawtucket business catches fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire forces family of 7 out of Providence home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

3 fires break out in Providence. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Crews respond to rollover crash on Route 24 in Tiverton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Man accused of setting fire inside a police cruiser in Craftsbury. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

One person is dead after a car went off the road in Essex. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Rutland City Fire Chief: Bad information complicated fire response. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

MASSACHUSETTS

Andover Stories: Firefighting through the years. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of January 2, 2023

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Woonsocket, RI active duty Deputy Chief Roger Perreault Jr passed away at the age of 59. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Police- Stoughton, MA active duty Police Officer Christopher A. Davis passed away suddenly. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Greenfield, MA retired Deputy Chief Paul F. Campbell passed away. CLICK FOR OBITUARY 

OUTSIDE OF NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS FUNDING/ORDERS

NO ORDERS TO REPORT THIS WEEK

APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

 

CONNECTICUT

Enfield Fire District #1 has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Enforcer 1500/500/75' RMA for Engine 12.

MASSACHUSETTS

Foxborough Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Enforcer 1250/750 for Engine 22.

Hamilton Fire recently placed into service a 2022 Ford F-550 4X4/CET brush unit as Squad 5.

Hanover Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 E-One Typhoon e-MAX 1500/1000/30F for Engine 1.

Ware Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Saber 1500/1000 for Engine 2.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

CONNECTICUT

Stamford: Long Ridge Fire Company Engine 74 has been assigned former Stamford Engine 8's 2014 KME 15000/1000.

MAINE

Rockland adds fourth fire department shift in the new year. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston District 9 Chief Emmet "Pat" Nichols will retire on January 18th after 37 years of service.

Boston District 12 Chief Timmy Smith has retired after 30 years of service.

Boston EMS EMT Lou Amichetti has retired after 32 years of service.

Lynn Fire Chief Stephen Archer has retired after 30 years of service. Daniel Sullivan named as successor. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Sherborn: effective January 3rd, all police and fire communications and 911 is now handled by Holbrook Regional Emergency Communications Center. In addition to freeing up a patrol officer, this is also expected to improve communication services. Additionally, Sherborn Fire has changed Engine 5's designation (2013 Ford F-550 brush unit) to Squad 1.

Stoneham Lieutenant Mike O'Sullivan has retired after 32 years of service.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Mason Fire Department recognizes standouts. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

No news this week.

VERMONT

No news this week.

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

Crews Extinguish Multiple Fires In Middletown. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire Damages Multi-Family Home in Norwich. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews Extinguish Intense Fire at Norwich Home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Red Cross assists with 20 adults, 17 children after Waterbury fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighters battle blaze in Windsor. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Driver plows into fire truck on I-91 in Windsor Locks. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

1 Dead After Crash on Route 69 in Woodbridge. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Dover-Foxcroft family house destroyed by fire, Red Cross now assisting. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

No injuries sustained in Farmington house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Freeport fire injures 1, leaves 2 families displaced. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Truck hits Gorham apartment building and multiple vehicles; man inside apartment injured. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

No significant injuries after pickup truck lands hood first in Hope ditch. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Paris home, dogs lost in fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Four tractor-trailers filled with cardboard catch on fire in Attleboro. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Dog killed after condominium fire in Bellingham. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

5-year-old boy succumbs to injuries suffered in Chicopee fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

2 Firefighters Injured After Falling Through Hole Into Basement of Dennis Apartment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Woman Seriously Injured in Cooking Fire in Kingston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Large Fire Breaks Out at Commercial Building in Lawrence. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Chimney fire causes $100K worth of damage to home in Pittsfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

4 people ejected during rollover in Quincy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Car catches fire in Springfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Large Barn Fire in Wilmington. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Vehicle crashes into New Hampshire state police cruiser in Merrimack County. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Concord Firefighters Sent To Chimney Fire In The South End. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Missing Vermont Man's Body Recovered From Connecticut River near Hanover. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

No one injured after fire breaks out during wedding reception in Thornton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Deadly Crash In Lincoln: 22-Year-Old Killed, Two Hospitalized, Driver Charged with DUI. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Three sent to the hospital after truck and bus crash temporarily closes Route 138 in Portsmouth. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews respond to house fire in Providence. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Irasburg sugarhouse destroyed in explosion, fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

CONNECTICUT

Hundreds of firefighters attend funeral for fallen North Haven firefighter. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Girl Returns to School in Yantic Fire Engine After Cancer Treatment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Benefit to help Sullivan Fire and Rescue assistant chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

State fire departments awarded $1.9M in fire education grants. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of December 26, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

LODD- North Haven, CT Firefighter Matthias "Matt" Wirtz died as a result of injuries he sustained while battling a multiple-alarm fire on December 26th. He was a 22-year veteran of the North Haven Fire Department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

This U.S. Fire Administration has reported the following line of duty death:
North Park Volunteer Fire Protection District, Machesney Park, IL - On Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022, Firefighter/EMT Brian Rehnberg, 50, responded to an activated alarm with carbon monoxide present. After the incident, he returned home. At approximately 2:30 p.m. that day, he was found unresponsive by his wife. He was immediately transported to the local hospital where he was pronounced deceased from an apparent heart attack.

APPARATUS FUNDING AND ORDERS

NOTHING TO REPORT THIS WEEK

APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

 

CONNECTICUT

Hartford Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 E-One Cyclone-Metro 100' RMA for Ladder 6.

South Fire Company in Middletown has taken delivery of a 2022 International CV/BME 4x4 150/400/12F for Brush 36.

MAINE

Camden Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 Dodge Ram 5500/Alexis 1500/300 4X4 mini-pumper for Engine 6.

MASSACHUSETTS

Bellingham has placed into service a 2022 Ford F-350/2011 Fire-1 4x4 125/250 as Brush 1.

Hopkinton Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 1.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Dover Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 E-One Cyclone II 1500/1000 for Engine 4.

Nashua Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-250 w/ custom cap for Car 4, the shift commander's vehicle.

RHODE ISLAND

Warwick Fire has taken delivery of two (2) 2022 E-One 1500/780 pumpers for Engine 5 and Engine 8.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

NO DEPARTMENT NEWS THIS WEEK

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

The source I get the fire and incident news from takes the week between Christmas and New Years off, so the articles this week are light.

CONNECTICUT

Driver, Passenger nearly impaled after crashing into guardrail in Manchester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

MASSACHUSETTS

Several people rescued from burning building in Boston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Arson suspect tells authorities the devil made her set fire to haunted house in Boston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Car goes up in flames at Hyde Park car wash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Extension cord causes fire in Malden that injured 2 firefighters and displaced 9 people. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

MAINE




Week of December 19, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Massachusetts Fire Warden and Acton Call Firefighter William T. "Tom" Muise passed away on December 10th at the age of 58. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

Retird Weston, MA Captain Peter MacKay Perrin passed away on December 10th at the age of 82. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

Former Claremont, NH Firefighter Charles B. Fletcher passed away on December 10th at the age of 84. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

LODD Notice from the U.S. Fire Adminstration:
Pine Haven, WY Volunteer Fire Department - On Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, after being paged to respond, Training Officer Bruce Lang (68) arrived in his privately owned vehicle at the scene of an individual driving an ATV that had fallen through the ice of a lake. While attempting to rescue the victim, the vehicle that Training Officer Lang was in also broke through the ice. The initial victim was rescued by fellow firefighters; however, Training Officer Lang did not survive.

LODD Notice from the U.S. Fire Administration:
Union Fire and Hose Company #1 of Dover, PA - On Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at approximately 1:23 a.m. Chief Troy M. Dettinger (55) responded to an EMS call at a residence. After the call, he returned home. At approximately 9:30 a.m. that same morning, police performed a welfare check after Chief Dettinger did not report to work. He was found deceased in his home from an apparent heart attack.

LODD Notice from the U.S. Fire Administration:
Baton Rouge, LA Fire Department - On Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, while on-duty, Captain Walker L. Hill (48) suffered a medical emergency. He was immediately treated and then transported to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital with a suspected Cerebrovascular Accident. He passed away on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022.

LODD Notice from the U.S. Fire Adminstration:
Kennett, MO Fire Department - On Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, Captain Robert “Big Rob” Lee Moore (56) responded to the scene of a residential fire. On the morning of Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, at approximately 6:30 a.m., while at home, he suffered an apparent heart attack and passed away.

LODD Notice from the U.S. Fire Administration:
Washington Township Fire Department in Dublin, OH - On Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, while attending fire department mandated training in Pensacola, Florida, Firefighter/Paramedic Charles D. Swank (39) suffered a medical emergency. He was immediately transported to the local hospital where he passed away a short time later. The cause of his death has yet to be determined.

APPARATUS FUNDING AND ORDERS

MASSACHUSETTS

Norfolk Fire has placed an order with SVI for a stock Rosenbauer pumper with 1500 GPM pump and 1000 gallon water tank.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

 

CONNECTICUT

Norfolk Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Freightliner 114SD / Midwest 500/3000 Tanker.

Sandy Hook Fire in Newtown has taken delivery of a 2022 E-One HR-100 quint with 1500 GPM pump, 500 gallon water tank and 100' RM aerial. It has been designated Quint 440.

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Fire has taken delivery of two (2) 2022 E-One Cyclone-Metro 100' RMA ladder trucks for Ladder 1 and Ladder 29.

Revere Fire Department has taken delivery of two (2) 2022 E-One Typhoon 1250/560/30A pumpers for Engine 3 and Engine 5.

Spencer EMS has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford E-450/Wheeled Coach ambulance for Ambulance 3.

VERMONT

Newport Ambulance has taken delivery of a 2022 Chevy/Crestline ambulance for Newport 6.

Pownal Rescue has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-450/Medix ambulance.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

CONNECTICUT

Branford swears in Brian Koczak as Assistant Fire Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Somers makes progress on emergency medical services. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Breman's new fire truck dedicated to late fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Dover-Foxcroft appoints Deputy Brian Gaudet as the new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Lewiston Fire Department announces promotions, new hires. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

LifeFlight adds new helicopter, completes 5-year, $20 million campaign to update fleet. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Livermore Falls postpones signing an agreement to deliver short-term fire service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Orland discusses new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

MASSACHUSETTS

Mattapoisett Fire Department funded for new nozzles, hoses. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Quincy: Holiday fair will raise money to renovate kitchen at Quincy Point fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Somerville Fire Chief Fire Alarm Operator James Swanton has retired after 50 years of service.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Manchester Fire Department receives cardiac monitor donated by Elliot Hospital. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

VERMONT

Barre Town retiring Paramedic Louis Messier recognized for 25 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Brattleboro's Emergency Medical Services study concluded by consulting firm. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Highgate Volunteer Fire Department in search of new volunteers. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

Titanium fire evacuates Bloomfield metal manufacturer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Hartford blaze displaces 10 people from 3-family home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire Damages Multi-Family Home in Hartford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire forces 6 people to evacuate from Manchester duplex. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

1 adult, 2 children rescued after getting lost and disoriented in woods near Manchester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews battled fire at vacant New Haven house. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

New Haven Firefighters Evacuate Two People from Building Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Neighbors Rescue New Haven Family from House Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Cause of Fire at Newington Apartment Complex Under Investigation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire Seriously Damages North Branford House. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Pallets Of Alcohol, Fiber Optic Connectors Catch Fire In Norwalk. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire burns through apartment in Vernon. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

West Hartford Firefighters Extinguish Blaze. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Wolcott Community Steps in After Family Loses Everything in Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Kitchen fire results in minimal damage to Boothbay Harbor condominium unit. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Machias house fire under investigation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Orland fire department releases more details surrounding plow truck fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Washington County Fires. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Firefighters pull injured woman from house fire in Acton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Bernardston home suffers extensive damage in fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. CLICK FOR FOLLOW UP ARTICLE

Car crashes into block of businesses in Boston, causes partial building collapse. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Elderly Man Trapped in Car in Cape Cod Woods. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Families displaced just days before Christmas after blaze tears through Everett home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Upper Cape Transfer Station Fire Spreads Smoke In Falmouth. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews respond to structure in Hatfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews battle fire in Holyoke. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

13 people, including 2 children, treated following carbon monoxide leak in Lawrence. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Marlborough firefighters respond to residential fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Dog Dies In Medfield Rollover Crash Involving Doggie Daycare Van. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Natick firefighters help deliver newborn boy at Massachusetts Turnpike rest stop. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Probe Underway After Ammonia Leak Leaves One Dead in Norwood. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Van caught fire at intersection in West Springfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Bow Firefighters Extinguish Car Fire At Park And Ride. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

City's Third Fire in 10 Days: Claremont Fire Department Responded to Blaze. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Vehicle catches fire in Exeter apartment parking garage. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire heavily damages Gilford home; Causes at least $250,000 in damage. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Large fire burns outside True Value Distribution Center in Manchester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighters remind people to use generators safely after flames destroy house in Moltonborough. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Sanbornton house damaged in fire from used batteries providing home power backup. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

3 sent to hospital following fire at Wyatt Detention Center in Central Falls. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

I-95 northbound lanes reopen after fatal tractor-trailer crash in Cranston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

TJ Maxx catches fire in Cranston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire breaks out at West Greenwich tree service company. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Westerly firefighters rescue man from car in Pawcatuck River. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Police identify victims in Bethel fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Quick response turns Dorset Inn kitchen fire into routine check-up. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

A Pownal couple lost nearly everything in a fire; then the community rallied behind them. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Police investigate Upper Valley fire that sent man to hospital. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

MAINE

Maine's emergency medical services at breaking point. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Newport first responders pay for customers' Walmart bills. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Firefighters honor Dorchester boy for helping his family, neighbors evacuate a burning building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Greater Boston Firefighters Pipes and Drums welcome band member home with sweet surprise. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of December 12, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Active Duty Malden, MA Lieutenant Tom Roberts passed away suddenly.

Active Duty Boston Firefighter Michael Young passed away.

Watertown: Legendary Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts President Emeritus Robery McCarthy Dies. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Former Hopkinton, RI Firefighter Richard W. Lord, 87, passed away on December 7th. CLICK FOR OBITUARY 

Retired New Haven Firefighter, CT Paul Halloran, 59, passed away on December. 6th. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

Retired Mount Desert, ME Firefighter Norris M. Reddish, 85, passed away on December 5th. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

APPARATUS FUNDING AND ORDERS

MAINE

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

Farmington Fire receives funding for new Chevy Tahoe. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Salem city council approved funds for the expedited purchase of a 100’ rear mount Pierce ladder. This will be a stock truck with delivery sometime in the summer of 2023.

RHODE ISLAND

North Smithfield Fire has on order a new ambulance for Rescue 1.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

 

MAINE

Brunswick Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford E-450/2016 PL Custom re-mounted ambulance.

Wells Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Enforcer Ascendant 2000/250/100' tower for Tower 6.

MASSACHUSETTS

Eastham Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 164. A 2nd identical unit is also in the process of being delivered for Ambulance 163.

Lowell Fire Department has placed into service two (2) 2023 Ford Expedition SUVs for Car 2 and Car 3, the division chiefs.

North Brookfield EMS has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford E-450/Wheeled Coach ambulance for Ambulance 1.

Worcester Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 E-One Typhoon 1500/500/30B for Engine 4.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

CONNECTICUT

Shelton firefighter/EMT trainer Pat Lahaza leaves 5-decade legacy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Jay Fire Department awarded $10,000 grant. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Lincoln County HazMat team disbanded by Emergency Management Agency. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Andover Fire Rescue Gets Nearly $25K State Grant For New Equipment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Haverhill and Area Fire Departments Receive State Grants for Protective Clothing and Gear. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

West Newbury Fire Department handtub to be honored. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Chepachet Fire Department auctioning used ambulance – with proceeds to fund operations. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Homecoming held for historic East Greenwich fire truck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Rockingham town officials invite Rescue Inc. to bid on contract for ambulance service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

Fire reported at construction site in Bristol. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Fire Damages Barn in Burlington. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Coventry house fire displaces two people, chief says. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Hartford apartment fire displaces 2 residents, official says. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

1 Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash, Car Fire in Milford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews respond to North Haven fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Person Hospitalized After Being Hit by Car in Norwich.

1 Person Injured In House Fire: Stamford FD. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

2 Residents Displaced After Fire At South Windsor House. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Dryer Fire Caps Off Wild Beginning Of The Week For Tolland Fire Crews. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crew battled massive fire at historic old factory building in Vernon. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Update: Historic former baseball factory in Vernon destroyed by fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

One injured after car crashes into Saugatuck River. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Police find car on fire, partially in Penobscot River in Bangor. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fatal Student Crash Near Castine. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Cat, 2 dogs rescued from house fire in Cumberland. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire in Gorham results in $1 million in loss property. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Deadly crash in Otisfield under investigation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Grease fire shuts down Portland café. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Multiple People Transported to Hospital after Presque Isle Crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews respond to fire at Westbrook Energy Center. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

No Injuries in Wiscasset Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Crane Worker Dies at South Boston Terminal. CLICK FOR ARTICLE  

Dryer fire damages home in Colrain. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire engulfs shed, construction equipment in Dartmouth. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Coals dumped in a Deerfield yard ignited fire three days later. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Easthampton crews respond to fire at autobody shop. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Car fire on I91 near Holyoke. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews put out fire found in ceiling of Holyoke building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

SUV Slams Into Store, Catches Fire in Lawrence. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Two pets die in house fire sparked by overloaded power strip in Marstons Mills. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Nantucket High student dies in motorcycle crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Plainville Fire, Wrentham Police and State Police, respond to vehicle engulfed in flames on Route 495. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighters respond to Salem blaze. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Electrical malfunction caused fire at house in Springfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Springfield Fire crews called to apartment fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Springfield resident without a home for the holidays after fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Concord Firefighters Douse Homeless Camp Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire damages Conway home, family displaced. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighter saves American flag with special meaning from burning Hudson home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Encampment fire closes Manchester highway during commute, I-293 bridge inspected for structural issues. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Plaistow family loses everything in fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Rye home damaged by fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Fire breaks out in Barrington home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

House saved from damage following fire in Glocester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Man dies following crash on I-295 in Smithfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

35 displaced after Woonsocket complex fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

2 people found dead in Bethel house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews battle flames at Grand Isle dairy farm. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews respond to fire at Hartford recycling facility. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Car fire closed Interstate 89 in South Burlington. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Homes damaged by St. Albans fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

MASSACHUSETTS

308 state fire departments receive millions in grant money for new safety equipment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

We're just putting smiles on kids' faces;' Firefighters bring Christmas cheer to young patients at Shriners Children's Boston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

West Springfield firefighters sleep in tents outside station, collecting toy donations. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Serial arsonist sentenced to 10 years in prison for setting Brockton, Hanson, Hull fires. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of December 5, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Winchester, MA Lieutenant Peter M. Skerry passed away from occupational cancer.

Retired Watertown, MA Captain Bob McCarthy passed away. In addition to his 34 years of service on the fire department, he also served as president of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts from 1987-2011.

Retired Lawrence, MA Lieutenant and World War II veteran James H. Dibenedetto passed away.

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

LODD- New Tripoli Volunteer Fire Company, MD Assistant Chief Zachary Paris, 36, and Firefighter Marvin Gruber, 59, were both killed while battling a house fire on December 7th.

LODD- From the U.S. Fire Adminstration:
Mapleton, PA Volunteer Firefighter Kurt Keilhofer, 66, was killed on December 6, 2022. Firefighter Kurt Keilhofer was at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Route 655 in Union Township. While at the scene, another vehicle, not involved in the initial crash, hit Firefighter Keilhofer. He was immediately taken to the Penn Highlands Hospital in Huntingdon, PA, where he was later pronounced deceased.

APPARATUS FUNDING AND ORDERS

MAINE

Scarborough Fire has on order a 2023 Pierce Enforcer 1500/1000 Pumper for Engine 3. They also have on order a Ford F-550/Braun ambulance and 2023 Ford F-250 for the shift commander.

MASSACHUSETTS

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

Dudley Fire Department has on order a new Sutphen pumper.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

 

CONNECTICUT

Hartford Fire has assigned 2022 Chevy Silverado 4X4s to District 1 and District 2 chiefs.

MASSACHUSETTS

Lowell Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Enforcer pumper with 1250 GPM Waterous pump, 750 water tank, Cummins L9 450 HP motor and a Husky Foam system.

Quincy Fire recently purchased a 1992 Pierce Lance 1250/0/105’ RMA ladder truck for use as a reserve ladder. It is designated Ladder 8 and has previously served in Two Rivers, WI.

RHODE ISLAND

Cranston Fire has remounted the 2015 Frazer ambulance body from former Rescue 5 to a new 2022 Ford F-450 4X4 chassis. It has been assigned to Rescue 4.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

CONNECTICUT

Shelton Fire credits recruitment and retention as keys to success. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Wethersfield Fire Department to breathe easier with replacement of 20-year-old breathing apparatus. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Livermore Falls loses EMS license due to staffing issues. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Norway selects David Knox to become fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

St. George Ambulance unable to sustain itself with donations and looks to town for help. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

MASSACHUSETTS

Auburn first responders hope to see progress on new public safety complex. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Chatham Fire announces new fire chief.. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fall River- the ambulance service has separated from the fire department into a new agency, Fall River EMS. Ambulances will still run out of the fire stations and will be repainted to a new scheme in the near future.

Massachusetts State Fire Marshal Announces New Fire Academy Director. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Northern Berkshire EMS Receives $665K In Grants. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Ipswich earmarks $151,000 in ARPA funds for fire communications. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

North Providence uses grant to acquire heavy rescue truck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Bellows Falls Fire Station Completes Next Phase Of Renovations. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Springfield Fire Chief Russell Thompson Retires after 42 Years of Service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Williston becomes first fire department in state with a Cyanokit. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

9 People Displaced After Multi-Family Home Fire in Bridgeport. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Infant, 4 Adults Rescued During Fire at Mixed Use Building in Bridgeport. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Closing Door Helped Spare Fairfield Home From Damage In Dryer Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

2 rescued from Hartford house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Blaze breaks out in New Haven restaurant. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Car caught on fire on I-91 South in Rocky Hill. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Injuries In Southington Crash Not Life Threatening. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire Causes Extensive Damage to Residence in Stamford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Wallingford fire crews battle fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire damages beloved family farm in Watertown. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Multi-vehicle crash closed I-84 West in West Hartford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

1 Injured in Crash Involving Multiple Tractor-Trailers on I-95 South in Westport. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

MAINE

One Injured in Structure Fire in Bristol. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Marijuana growing facility catches fire in Gorham, officials blame the lights. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crash leaves two people hospitalized in Kenduskeag. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Community rallies around Mars Hill basketball coach whose house burned during game. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Home destroyed in Naples fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Tanker truck rollover closed Exit 42 southbound on Maine Turnpike near Scarborough. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Andover Man Grateful to 12-Year-Olds Who Alerted Him to Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

16 Displaced After Fire at Dorchester Triple-Decker. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Dalton Firefighters Extinguish Zinky's Pub Stove Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Flames engulf mail truck in Dudley. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews called to fire in East Longmeadow. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighters Remove Driver From Car That Crashed Over Wall in Everett. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

2 injured in fire at multifamily home in Lowell. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Marlborough firefighters battled fire at apartment complex. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

New Bedford Building Collapses After Massive Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire shuts down Newburyport factory. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire destroys single-family home in Northampton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

One person taken to hospital after Pittsfield house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

1 killed, 4 seriously injured in Raynham crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Shrewsbury Firefighters Stop Garage Fire, Save Home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Stoneham Department of Public Works Employee Helps Douse Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

2-Alarm Swampscott Fire Damages Elmwood Road Home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Car vs train accident in West Springfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Intense Fire Breaks Out at Worcester Recycling Plant. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Auburn woman glad to be alive, credits first-responders for life-saving efforts. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Investigators believe they know likely cause of Claremont house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Excavator Explosion, Fire Reported At Concord's White Park. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Trucker Injured After Tractor-Trailer Flips On Its Side On I-89 Near Enfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Car Crashes Through Bank Lobby in Manchester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Plaistow condo damaged by high heat, heavy fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Good Samaritan helps rescue neighbors from Rochester fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Massive fire destroys building in Lincoln. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Small fire breaks out in Pawtucket building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

2 families displaced by Providence fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Good Samaritans rescue woman screaming, clinging to tugboat in Providence River. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

9 displaced by Providence fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

1 displaced by Warwick house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Deadly Brattleboro fire leads to demolition of former firehouse. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighters save North Ferrisburgh building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Victim Found in Fatal Readsboro Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews work to extinguish railyard fire in St. Albans. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews battle fire in downtown Winooski. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

MAINE

VIDEO: Remembering the 1989 fire at Edwards Mill in Augusta. CLICK FOR ARTICE

Report: State emergency services at breaking point. CLICK FOR ARTICE

MASSACHUSETTS

Denis Leary, firefighters remember Worcester 6 on 23rd anniversary. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Lawrence firefighter asks public for help after his car, gear stolen in Wilmington. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Senator Hassan bill to protect firefighters from PFAS to be signed into law. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of November 28, 2022

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Cambridge, MA Active Duty Fire Mechanic Steven Lopez passed away.

Medfield, MA retired Deputy Chief Charles "Chick" Seavey passed away.

Retired East Providence Lieutenant Salvatore Ferrara passed away on November 18th at the age of 84. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

Retired Lincoln, ME Deputy Chief Hervey Clay loses battle with Parkinson's Disease. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

LODD from the U.S. Fire Administration
Cleveland, OH Firefighter Johnny Tetrick passed away on November 19th at the age of 51. Firefighter Johnny Tetrick responded to a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 90 East. While cleaning up debris from the incident, a vehicle drove around the emergency scene and struck Firefighter Tetrick. The driver then fled the scene. Firefighter Tetrick was immediately rushed to the hospital where he pronounced deceased. The driver that hit him has been apprehended and is in police custody.

LODD From the U.S. Fire Administration:
Captain Basil Pizzuto of the Saddlebrook, NJ Volunteer Fire Department passed ay on November 23rd at the age of 49. Captain Basil Pizzuto was conducting Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) refresher training to fellow members of the department. The following morning, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, while at his full-time job, he suffered a heart attack and coded. EMS personnel arrived at the scene and were able to revive him. He was then rushed to the hospital where he remained conscious and alert. He then fell ill, was taken into emergency surgery, and passed away a short time later.

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING AND ORDERS

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston has on order a Hackney heavy rescue built on a Freightliner chassis with 4 door cab. This was speced for a new tunnel response truck, but unsure at this time if that is what it will still be used for.

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

VERMONT

Poultney Fire Department has placed an order with Lakes Region Fire Apparatus for an Alexis mini-pumper built on a Ford F-550 chassis. It will feature a 1500 GPM pump and 300 gallon water tank.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

CONNECTICUT

Bristol Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Enforcer 1500/750/40F pumper for Engine 3.

Candlewood Fire Company in Brookfield has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Enforcer 1500/750 for Engine 21.

MAINE

Bangor Fire Department has taken delivery of their 2022 Ford E-450/PL Custom re-mounted ambulance. The 2016 body was removed from the chassis, refurbished and re-mounted to a new 2022 Ford chassis. It previously was assigned to Rescue 4, but not sure at this time if it will stay as Rescue 4 or be reassigned.

Gorham Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/PL Custom ambulance for Ambulance 1. The current Ambulance 1 will be reassigned to Ambulance 3 with that current unit being disposed of.

Lebanon Fire recently took delivery of a 2022 GMC Sierra 3500/Firelite Skid for Forestry 148.

MASSACHUSETTS

Natick Fire Department has placed into service a 2022 Ford Expedition 4X4 as Car 2, the shift commander's vehicle.

Springfield Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Arrow XT 100’ RMA for Truck 3.

Weston Fire Department has placed into service a 2022 Chevy Tahoe 4X4 as Car 3, the shift commander's vehicle.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Salem Fire Department recently placed into service a 2022 Chevy 2500HD 4X4 as Car 5, the shift commander's vehicle.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

MAINE

Southport Fire Department brings home Dalmatian Cup. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Amesbury has selected Deputy Chief James Nolan to be the new Fire Chief.

Andover Firefighter Emma Keef Graduates From Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Maynard Fire has occupied their new station located at 30 Sudbury Street.

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

Off-duty firefighter's ‘courageous actions' helped save injured woman from burning car in Brookfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Cement truck falls through parking deck in Danbury. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire heavily damages marina warehouse in Mystic. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

One person killed in house fire in New Haven. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Train collision with car injures 2 in New Haven. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Three families displaced after New Haven fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

2 killed in crash on I-91 North in North Haven. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

9 Displaced After Fire at Multi-Family Home in Norwalk. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Injured hiker rescued on Crescent Lake trail in Southington. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

2 children resuscitated after being pulled semi-unconscious from Stamford apartment fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Car fire on I-84 west in Tolland leads to brush fire, lane closures. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

House fire causes large plume of smoke over Augusta. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Multiple crews respond to fire at Eddington business. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Greenville home heavily damaged by fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crash causes road closure in Lincoln. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

SUV crashed into utility pole in Scarborough, authorities looking for driver. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Community members assist during crash, vehicle fire in Topsham. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Car crash at Attleboro gas station rips pump from the ground, driver hospitalized. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire at Casella facility in Auburn under investigation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Easthampton house fire caused by short circuit in electrical outlet. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Residents escape fire in Easton; firefighters rescue cat. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire at General Cleaners in Holyoke under investigation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Lakeville First Responders respond to Rt. 44 car vs. motorcycle crash, one medflighted. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Residents rescued by boat, emergency shelters open after major water main break in Lowell. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire in Car Rental Area Briefly Closed Nantucket Airport. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

House fire in New Bedford displaces 5 adults, 4 children. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

First responders find woman's body near Whittier Bridge in Newburyport. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Downed wires cause electric fire in Northfield home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire damages side of house in Rehoboth. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

6 displaced, 2 firefighters injured in Springfield fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Xfinity van involved in serious crash in Springfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire Hits Westborough Home, But Smoke Detectors Make Save. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Boat Explosion in Winthrop Injures Man. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

More than 300 people forced out of homes after Worcester apartment building fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Concord Firefighters Extinguish Another Homeless Camp Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

SUV Rollover, Fire Investigated In Hooksett; Driver Ejected. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Pilot in critical condition after Haverhill gyrocopter crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Dog perishes in Manchester fire caused by washing machine malfunction. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Woman Killed When SUV Crashes Into Falling Tree in Sunapee During Storm. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire Destroys Wolfeboro Barn on Thanksgiving Day. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Crews respond to fire at Coventry laundromat. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Person hospitalized following house fire in Providence. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Hazmat crews respond to Rhode Island College building in Providence. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Multiple crews battled fire at Derby business. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Manchester Fire Department squashes Thanksgiving chimney fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

MASSACHUSETTS

80th anniversary of Cocoanut Grove fire in Boston, deadliest nightclub fire in US history.  CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Longmeadow resident thanked officers and firefighter for saving his life. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of January 30

DEATH NOTICES

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