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Week of June 10, 2024

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Active duty Boston Firefighter Matthew Troy of Engine 10 passed away on June 10th from occupational cancer.

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

The US Fire Administration is reporting the follwing Line of Duty Death: LaCrosse, IN Volunteer Firefighter Kenneth D. Caldwell, 63.
On the morning of Thursday, June 6, 2024, Firefighter Caldwell responded to a field fire. During the response, Firefighter Caldwell used rescue equipment to cut through a fence so other firefighters could get equipment to the area of the fire. After the fire, he returned to the station and cleaned up the equipment. He mentioned to others that he was going to stop and get his mail on the way home. That evening, he missed a work detail at the firehouse. On Friday, June 7, 2024, he failed to respond to a call. By Sunday morning, June 9, 2024, Firefighter Caldwell had not been seen or heard from since Thursday. Members of his department went to his residence to check on him. The found him deceased inside the home. He had collapsed and died while opening his mail, just a few hours after his emergency response to the fire incident.

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING AND ORDERS

 

CONNECTICUT

Stony Hill Fire Department in Bethel has placed an order with Firematic for a Pierce Enforcer-Ascendant 1500/500/20F/107' RMA.

MASSACHUSETTS

Somerville Fire Department has placed an order with C & S Specialty Inc for an EVI heavy rescue built on a Spartan chassis.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Plaistow Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer 2000/1000 pumper.

VERMONT

Clarendon Fire Department currently has on order a Freightliner/BME 2000 gallon tanker.

Dorset Fire Department has on order a Ford F-550/BME mini pumper and a Ferrara Inferno 2000/3000 on order.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

CONNECTICUT

Franklin Fire Department has acquired a 2010 Spartan/Marion 2000/1000 pumper. The unit previously served in Colchester.

Westport Fire Department has placed into service two (2) 2024 Spartan MetroStar/Marion 1500/650 pumpers as Engine 4 and Engine 5.

MASSACHUSETTS

Auburn Fire Department is taking delivery of a 2024 International HV/Pierce 1500/2000 for Tanker 1.

Fall River Fire Department has placed into service a 2024 Chevy Tahoe as Car 2, a district commander's vehicle.

Marshfield Fire Department has taken delivery of two (2) 2024 Ford F-550/Horton ambulances for Paramedic 1 and Paramedic 2.

Salem Fire Department has purchased a 1998 E-One Cyclone II 1250/500 for use as a spare pumper. It previously served in Braintree.

Wellfleet Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 E-One Typoon e-Max 1500/1000/30F for Engine 95.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Dover Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Ford F-550/PL Custom ambulance.

Lisbon Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Pierce Saber 1500/1000/25F for Engine 1. It replaces Engine 2's 1998 Freightliner.

RHODE ISLAND

Bristol Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Spartan Metro Star/Smeal 1500/1000 for Engine 4.

Johnston Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Ford F-550/PL Custom ambulance for Rescue 1.

VERMONT

Newport Ambulance has taken delivery of a 2024 Ford/Demers Sprinter ambulance for Newport 4.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Greenfield cuts ribbon on new fire station; Open House planned. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

21 hospitalized in Bridgeport for carbon monoxide poisoning. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Bridgeport fire, possible explosion force building evacuation, close elementary school. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fairfield firefighters rescue trapped fawns. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

5 displaced after fire in Old Lyme. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Head-on crash and vehicle fire in Waterbury leaves 4 injured. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Driver rescued in 12 minutes after first responders use 'Jaws of Life' in Westport. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Outdoor oven fire extinguished at Westport home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Family safe after vehicle crashes into their Brewer home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Levant farmer and his brother pull woman out of burning car. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire destroys Millinocket garage, damages nearby houses. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Garage fire in Newburgh sparked by lightning. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Driver dies after car ends up inside home in Norway. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Apartment fire displaces residents in Sanford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

33 displaced, multiple residents and pets rescued from large Boston fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighters knock down Brockton blaze. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Man flown to hospital with life-threatening injuries after oil tank explosion, fire in Hyannis. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Hazmat team responds with firefighters in New Bedford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

One person evaluated after fire forces evacuation of Daniel Webster Inn in Sandwich. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

10 people displaced after house fire in Springfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Swansea Fire Department Extinguishes Fire at High School. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Westfield kitchen fire destroys mobile home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

2 found dead after fire at Charlestown home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. CLICK FOR UPDATED ARTICLE

Two workers injured after being run over by paving roller at construction site in Windham. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Coventry police offers reward for information on hit-and-run that injured first responders. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Corroded extension cord sparked fire at TwoTen Oyster Bar in South Kingstown. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Dashcam video released after deer jumps through RIPTA bus windshield in Warwick. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Two seriously injured in crash on I-89 in Colchester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Pittsford home destroyed by fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Authorities investigating Windham County school bus crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Person injured during fire at encampment in Winooski. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

MAINE

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

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

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts firefighters, Dana-Farber partner to address heightened cancer risks. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Event honors Springfield firefighter who survived tragic childhood fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of June 3, 2024

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING AND ORDERS

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Colebrook Fire Department has on order a Sutphen pumper to replace Engine 3.

Plymouth Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance for a Pierce Saber 2000/2500 tanker.

Woodstock Fire Department has on order a Fouts Brothers tanker to replace Tanker 10.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

CONNECTICUT

Niantic Fire in East Lyme has taken delivery of a 2024 Spartan MetroStar/Smeal 1500/750 for B-13.

MASSACHUSETTS

Bolton Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Seagrave Marauder 1500/1000/30F for Squad 75.

Charlton Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 1.

Hingham Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2023 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Medic 2. The current Medic 2 will be reassigned to Medic 4.

Lexington Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 E-One Typhoon 1250/500/30F for Engine 4. The current Engine 4 will be reassigned to Engine 2.

Massachusetts Fire Academy has taken delivery of a 2024 KME Severe Service 109’ RMA for Ladder 3. It will be assigned to the Bridgewater campus.

Sandwich Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Ferrara Cinder 1500/1000 for Engine 4.

Weston Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2023 Ford F-550/Spencer light rescue/mobile cascade for Squad 1.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Littleton Fire Department has acquired a 2014 Ford F-550/KME light rescue for Haz-Mat 1. It previously served in Canandaigua, NY.

Northwood Fire Department has acquired a 2010 Ferrara/HME/Smeal 1500/500/40F/77’ RMA. It had previously served in Jacksonville, FL.

RHODE ISLAND

Anthony Fire District in Coventry has taken delivery of a 2024 Ford F-550/PL Custom 4X4 ambulance for Rescue 1.

Pawtucket Fire Department is set to take delivery of a 2024 E-One Typhoon 1500/750 for Engine 2. The current Engine 2 will be reassigned to Engine 6.

Pawtucket Fire has acquired a 1992 E-One Protector 1500/500 for use as a spare, designated Engine 10. It previously served in North Providence.

VERMONT

Ascutney Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Freightliner/Dingee 1500/2000 for Tanker 1.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

CONNECTICUT

East Haven Fire Department swears in newest firefighter/paramedic. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Naugatuck Fire Chief Paul Russell retires after 34 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

New Haven swears in 1st female assistant fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

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

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

School Bus Catches Fire In Bridgeport. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Lightning causes fire at Monroe home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Lack of water hampers firefighting efforts at home in Norwich. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

State police identify men found dead inside burned car in Oxford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Student pilot on solo flight reported engine trouble before crashing at campground in Plymouth. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Stratford ice cream shop damaged by fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire breaks out at pizza restaurant in Vernon. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighters work to limit damage of Westport patio fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fiery Wolcott crash leaves 18-year-old driver dead, 4 other teens hospitalized. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Fire at Auburn apartment building displaces nearly two-dozen residents. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Car engulfed in flames at gas station near Auburn town line. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Bowdoinham homeowner hurt when gas appliance installation leads to explosion. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire devastates Edgecomb home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Man killed in Rockport welding explosion was in a work release program. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Tractor-trailer collides with train in Stockton Springs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Monster truck soars too high, causing injuries and panic at event in Topsham. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire causes significant damage to Topsham home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

1 dead after crash, fire in which vehicle fell 40 feet off ramp in Boston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

3-alarm Boston fire prompts brief Mayday call. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massive fire destroys former Chelsea tux shop. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

7 people displaced following East Longmeadow house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fairhaven Boat Fire Sends One To The Hospital Suffering From Burns. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Horse rescued after falling through floor of Ipswich stable. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

New Bedford firefighters squelch fire on fishing vessel. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Orleans firefighters keep brush fire from damaging home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Eight dogs rescued from Springfield basement fire, 12 chickens dead. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Taunton Fire Drives Eight People From Their Home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire rips through Liberty-Belle Stables in Templeton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Family escapes house fire in Ware. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Man and woman rescued from Westborough fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

3 injured, dozens displaced after massive fire at Worcester apartment complex. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Witnesses help remove pilot from burning helicopter after crash in Danbury. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Excavator considered total loss in second blaze at Keene Transfer Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews battle fire at detached garage in Mont Vernon. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

2 Fires in Portsmouth believed to be caused by lightning strikes. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Man Perishes In Weare House Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. CLICK FOR UPDATED ARTICLE

Man dead in rollover crash on I-93 in Windham near Massachusetts border. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Police searching for car in hit-and-run that injured 2 Coventry firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire breaks out at Pawtucket business. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

19 displaced by boat fire that spread to 2 Providence homes. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

65 firefighters respond to large blaze in Providence. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Emergency crews respond to a reported fire at a Providence home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews respond to Smithfield house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

TwoTen Oyster Bar in South Kingstown damaged by fire . CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

2 killed, 3 injured when stolen SUV crashes during police chase in Colchester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Vehicle crashes into home in Shelburne. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

No injuries in Waitsfield house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

CONNECTICUT

Orange volunteer firefighter rescues teenager in Mexico. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

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

NEW HAMPSHIRE

State passes early detection cancer screenings for firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of May 27, 2024

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING AND ORDERS

 

NO ORDERS TO REPORT THIS WEEK

APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

CONNECTICUT

Noroton Heights Fire Department in Darien recently placed into service a 2023 Spartan Metro Star/Marion 1750/500/75' RMA as Truck 20.

MASSACHUSETTS

Arlington Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 E-One Typhoon 1500/530 for Engine 2.

Foxborough Fire Department has taken delivery of (2) 2024 Ford F-550/Road Rescue 4x4 ambulances for Ambulance 2 and 3.

Hatfield Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2023 Ford F-550/E-One 4x4 1250/270/30F for Engine 2.

Lee Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 KME Severe Service 1500/750 for Engine 3.

Lee Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2023 Ford F-450/Braun Liberty 4x4 ambulance for Rescue 1.

Leverett Fire Department has placed into service a 2023 Ford F-350 4x4 125/250 as Brush 1.

Pelham Fire Department has placed into service a 2019 Ford F-550/E-One 4x4 1250/300/20F as Squad 2. It previously served in Hyde Park, NY.

Rowe Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2023 Ford F-550/Marco 4x4 500/300/10F CAFS for Engine 302.

Turners Falls Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2023 Ford F-550/PL Custom 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 2.

Westover Air National Guard Base recently placed into service a 2022 Freightliner/Rosenbauer 4x4 Heavy Rescue as Rescue 14.

Williamsburg Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Ford F-550/E-One 4x4 light rescue for Rescue 1.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Rumney Fire Department has acquired a 2009 Ford F-450/Road Rescue ambulance for Ambulance 1. It previously served with Hebron.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

MAINE

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

Lewiston celebrates groundbreaking of new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

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

MASSACHUSETTS

Concord Ladder 1's 2011 E-One recently returned to service after being refurbished by Greenwood Emergency Vehicles.

Greenfield's new fire station has been completed and is set to open in June. It is located at 41 Main Street.

VERMONT

Montpelier hires new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

Fire at Brookfield home day care under investigation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Jackknifed tractor trailer, ruptured diesel tank slows traffic on I-95 in Fairfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire Chief Says Greenwich Homeowner Injured In Basement Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

3 hit by SUV after Hartford light pole crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

10 people displaced by fire at multi-family home in New Milford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

State police investigate vehicle fire in Oxford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Person rescued from Waterbury house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Chelsea warehouse fire highlights dangerous trend associated with lithium ion batteries. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

3 injured, 16 displaced by fire at Boston multifamily home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Car catches fire in Boston connector tunnel day after multiple vehicles went up in flames nearby. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Woman dies in Braintree apartment fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Explosion, fire destroys large manufacturing building in Chelsea. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Electric scooter battery blamed for fire that injured five people in Chelsea. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire At Cape Cod Eversource Substation In Hyannis Caused Major Power Outages. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Truck winds up inside Norwell home after crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Lightning strikes suspected of causing attic fires in Plymouth County homes. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Neighbor describes rescuing kids trapped during Woburn house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Two killed in Worcester fire, 2 firefighters injured battling blaze. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Firefighters rescue skydiver stuck in tree in Hollis. CLICK FOR ARTICE

RHODE ISLAND

2 firefighters injured in Coventry hit-and-run. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire breaks out in West Greenwich commercial building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Connecticut man killed in Wilmington boating crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

MAINE

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

MASSACHUSETTS

US COAST GUARD

The U.S. Coast Guard has decommissioned the 87' cutters USCGC Sea Dog and USCGC Sea Dragon. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of May 20, 2024

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING AND ORDERS

 

MASSACHUSETTS

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

Seekonk Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer 1500/750 pumper.

Warwick voters approved funds to order a Spartan/E-One pumper from Greenwood EV to replace a 1989 GMC/E-One pumper.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

CONNECTICUT

Georgetown Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Ford F-550/PL Custom ambulance.

MAINE

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

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

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston EMS has taken delivery of two (2) 2024 Ford F-550/First Priority light rescues for Special Operations.

Ware Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2023 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 1.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Rumney Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Spartan/E-One 1500/1000 for Engine 1.

RHODE ISLAND

Lime Rock Fire District has taken delivery of a 2024 E-One Cyclone 1500/780 for Engine 8. The 2008 Pierce will be reassigned as Engine 9.

VERMONT

East Dorset Fire Department has placed into service a 2023 Chevy 3500 HD Silverado as Incident Command 593.

Georgia Fire Department recently took delivery of a 2023 Freightliner/E-One 1250/2000 for Tanker 2.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

CONNECTICUT

Westport has appointed Deputy Chief Nick Marsan as the new Fire Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

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

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Amherst Tower 1's 1997 Simon-Duplex/LT1 100' RM Tower has been permanently retired.

VERMONT

Bethel officials say new fire truck won't be available for nearly 3 years following March crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

Train Slams Into ATV In Berlin, Catches Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire damages building along Route 6 on Farmington-Bristol town line. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Driver swerved to avoid deer before fiery Preston crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighter falls through roof, 2 residents injured during Westbrook house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fireworks spark fire at Wethersfield home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Firefighter injured while battling blaze at pellet company in Athens. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Multiple homes involved in large fire on shore of Little Sebago Lake in Gray. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Two people found dead after fire in small town of Great Pond. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

House destroyed in fire near Greenville. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Girl seriously injured during incident at Waterville bridge. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Fire breaks out at Old Sea Pines Inn in Brewster. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Hazardous materials incident snarls traffic on Mass Pike in Charlton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Apparent transformer fire sends heavy smoke, flames pouring from street in Lowell. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Person dies in Marlborough house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews put out train fire in Palmer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Car fire in Springfield, no injuries. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

17 people displaced, following fire at Rainbow Motel in Whately. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Garage burns in Kingston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Motorcycle Crashes In Londonderry And Auburn Seriously Injure Three. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Londonderry firefighter injured, individual transported after cargo van rollover crash on I-93. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

18-year-old woman skillfully survives fiery car ordeal on Route 101 in Stratham. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Car fire extends to Cranston home; 8 displaced. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

5 firefighters suffer heat exhaustion battling Pawtucket fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Westerly man killed by fireworks, investigation underway. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

CONNECTICUT

Memorial Posted For 2 Longtime Tolland Firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Firefighters in South Shore Massachusetts hockey league save player in cardiac emergency. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Woburn Fire Department seeks help finding firefighter's missing helmet. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Race held in Smithfield in honor of Providence Fire Chief who died of brain cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of May 13, 2024

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Waterbury, CT Firefighter Joseph Bogdanski Jr passed away suddenly on May 8th at the age of 54. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Providence, RI active duty Firefighter Cipriano Illiano passed away at the age of 41. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Cumberland, RI Firefighter Gregory Jones passed away on May 6th from occupational cancer at the age of 63. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING AND ORDERS

 

CONNECTICUT

Milford Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood EV for a Horton ambulance built of a Ford F-550 chassis.

MASSACHUSETTS

Southborough Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood EV for an E-One 78' RM Ladder truck.

Webster town meeting approved funds to purchase a new pumper that will replace both Engine 3 and Tanker 1. Funds were also approved to purchase a new Fire/Dive boat that will replace Marine 22 and Marine 23.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

CONNECTICUT

East Litchfield Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Spartan MetroStar/4 Guys 1500/1000 for Engine 26.

MASSACHUSETTS

Cambridge Fire Department has taken delivery of two (2) 2024 Pierce Enforcer 1250/500 pumpers for Engine 2 and Engine 5. As of this writing the current Engine 2 is slated to be reassigned to Engine 8 and the current Engine 5 to Engine 9. The current Engines 8 and 9 will become spares.

Dracut Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Ford F-550/E-One 4x4 1250/300/20F for Squad 3.

Hudson Fire Department is set to take delivery of a 2024 Pierce Enforcer 1500/750 for Engine 3.

Norfolk Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Rosenbauer Commander MP3 1500/1000/30A for Engine 2. Norfolk is also set to take delivery of a 2024 International HV607/Pierce 1250/3000 for Tanker 1.

RHODE ISLAND

Warwick Fire Department has purchased a 2007 KME Predator 1500/750/30A and designated it Engine 16. It had previously served in Barrington.

Westerly Ambulance Corps has placed into service a 2023 Chevrolet 3500HD/Wheeled Coach ambulance as Ambulance 752.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

CONNECTICUT

Somers interim fire chief vows to 'keep continuity' while town looks for permanent leader. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

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

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

MASSACHUSETTS

Cambridge Fire Academy holds graduation for Recruit Class 2024-01. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Southhampton Fire swears in Richard Fasoli as new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

West Warwick Fire Department hopes damaged Station 2 can reopen soon. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

Person injured after auto body shop catches fire in Branford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Bridgeport good Samaritan rescues senior after fire rips through North End home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Bristol house expected to be total loss from fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighters battle garage fire in Cromwell. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

2 Hurt As Car Crashes Into Trees In Manchester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire closes portion of Berlin Turnpike in Meriden. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

At least 3 displaced following Middletown house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Area Firefighters Fight 2 Fires in Acadia National Park. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighter injured battling Durham flames. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Kennebunk Fire-Rescue responds after another crash involving a truck hauling bees. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews respond to warehouse fire in Winslow. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Flames billow out of moving car in South Boston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

6 adults, 2 children displaced after house fire in Boston's Roslindale neighborhood. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Box truck fire causes backups on the Mass Pike in Framingham. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Area crews respond to bedroom fire in Granville. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Man dies of apparent drowning after canoe capsizes at Halifax lake, DA says. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews put out fire at Holland home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Huntington fire crews respond to fully engulfed shed fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Police on Cape Cod investigating fiery crash in Hyannis. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Several people suffer first-degree burns following fire at restaurant in Salem, authorities say. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Woman dies in apparent lawnmower accident in Winchester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Vehicle crashes into utility pole, prompts power outages in East Providence. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews respond to garage fire in Smithfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Woman, 4 children seriously injured after pickup truck drives off roadway in Mendon. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Newbury man arrested for assaulting firefighters at scene. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

MAINE

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

MASSACHUSETTS

Springfield Central High School Students Honored for Burn Safety Videos. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fallen Watertown Fire Chief's Legacy Remembered at Unveiling of Memorial Flagpole. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of May 6, 2024

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING AND ORDERS

 

CONNECTICUT

Atwood Hose has placed an order with Northeastern Fire Assoc for a Spartan/Marion heavy rescue.

MAINE

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

MASSACHUSETTS

Acton has approved funding for the fire department to order a new ladder truck.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

CONNECTICUT

Ledyard Fire Dist No 1 has taken delivery of a 2024 Kenworth T880/Spartan ER 1500/3000 tanker for R-14.

Long Hill Fire District in Trumbull has taken delivery of a 2024 Seagrave 95' Aerialscope for Truck 204.

MAINE

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

MASSACHUSETTS

Boylston Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 E-One Typhoon 1500/1000/30F for Engine 2.

Devens Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Kenworth/Fouts Brothers 750/2200 for Tanker 1.

Stoneham Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Seagrave Marauder 1250/750/30F for Engine 1.

Wareham Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Spartan MetroStar/Alexis 1250/2000 for Engine 3.

VERMONT

Peacham Fire Department has remounted Rescue 1's 1996 EVI body to a new 2024 Dodge Ram 5500 chassis.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

CONNECTICUT

New London Fire Department Veteran To Be Promoted To Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

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

MASSACHUSETTS

Fall River Fire Department has placed into service a 2020 Dodge Ram 5500/Horton 4X4 former ambulance as the dive rescue. It previously was assigned to Medic 2.

Medford Engine 6 has been assigned former reserve Engine 7's 2005 Pierce Dash 1500/750.

Onset firefighters graduate academy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Nashua names Steven Phillips as Firefighter of the Year. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

Bridgeport truck driver whose flatbed was struck in fiery I-95 crash says he’s grateful to be alive. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire Marshal's office is investigating East Hartford blaze. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews extinguish fire at scrap yard in Manchester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews battle massive fire at car repair shop in New Britain. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Woman rescued from apartment fire in New Haven. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Homeowner perishes in Stamford house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Freight Train Crashes In Stamford, Resulting In Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

West Hartford home likely uninhabitable after fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Woman hit by antique car in Kennebunk parade shares terrifying story; Town leaders look to make future parades safer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Lamoine fire being investigated. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Tractor-trailer crash near power, gas lines causes delays in South Berwick. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

5 displaced after fire in Waterville. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Multiple vehicles damaged in fire at York auto body shop. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Car ends up inside Boston's Fenway Park; driver hospitalized. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews battle Duxbury house fire possibly sparked by lightning strike. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Structure fire in Ludlow shuts down multiple roads. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire at Gould's dairy barn in Shelburne. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Car crashes over retaining wall in Westford parking lot. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Several farm animals killed when fire engulfs barn in Westport. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Suspicious fire at Wheelabrator in Claremont. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Man seriously injured after explosion in Derry home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Firefighters respond to Burrillville house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Landfill fire breaks out in Johnston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Van crashes into entrance of laundromat building in West Warwick. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Second suspected arson at Virtue Field in Burlington after fire in sportscaster booth. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Radio Bean in Burlington assessing damage from recent fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Colchester home catches fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

I-89 Southbound in Georgia partially closed after fatal crash, car fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews battle fire at warehouse in Lamoille County. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island fallen firefighters honored at annual memorial event in Maryland. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RIDEM plans controlled burn in Richmond. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

52 Veterans take part in 30th Rhode Island Fire Chiefs Honor Flight. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Study recommends consolidated fire departments, one fire district for Rockingham. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of April 29, 2024

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Dennis, MA Firefighter Nancy Moyer passed away from cancer. Her passing has being ruled a Line of Duty Death.

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

The US Fire Administration is reporting the following Line of Duty Death - Milledgeville, TN Volunteer Fire Department Chief Leland Alexander, age 78
On Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, Chief Leland Alexander was traveling in a pumper/tanker during a thunderstorm, to a fire hydrant to fill it with water from a residential fire that had started the night before. The pumper/tanker dropped off the right shoulder of the road and when he attempted to correct, he lost control of the apparatus. He was immediately transported to the hospital where he remained for an extended period of time, undergoing numerous surgeries. He returned home but was transported back to the hospital recently where it was determined he had an infection and internal bleeding. Chief Alexander passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2024, from the injuries he sustained in the accident.

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING AND ORDERS

 

VERMONT

Morrisville Fire Department in Morristown has placed an order with Desorcie Emergency Products for an E-One pumper built on a Spartan chassis.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

CONNECTICUT

Bolton Fire Department recently placed into service a 2023 Ford F-550 brush truck as Forestry 134.

MAINE

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

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

MASSACHUSETTS

Belchertown Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 International CV/Road Rescue 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 3.

Boston has taken delivery of three (3) 2023 E-One Typhoon 1250/560/30A pumpers for Engines 14, 33, and 37.

Dighton Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 KME Predator 1500/1000/30A for Engine 3.

>Northern Berkshire EMS has taken delivery of two (2) 2024 Chevrolet G3500/Wheeled Coach ambulances for Units 4 and 7.

Northbridge Fire Department recently took delivery of a 2024 Ford F-350 4x4 pickup for M-1.

Oakham Fire Department has placed into service a 1994 International/GPC 500/500 as Forestry 2. The unit has previously served with a department in California.

Oxford Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2023 Ford F-550/Custom Body Works 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 2.

Petersham Fire Department recently placed into service a 1999 International/KME 1500/1300/30F as Engine 2. It previously served in Valatie, NY.

Revere Fire Department has acquired a 1995 Pierce Saber 1250/1250 for use as a spare. It previously served in Bolton.

UMASS Memorial Life Flight has taken delivery of a 2024 International/Life Line Critical Care Ground Transport ambulance.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Spofford Fire Department has acquired a 2000 E-One Cyclone II heavy rescue for Rescue 1. It previously served in Mill Creek, DE and Whiteford, MD.

RHODE ISLAND

Block Island Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2023 Ford F-550/Wheeled Coach ambulance for Rescue 1.

VERMONT

Lyndonville Fire Department recently placed into service a 2020 Chevrolet/Knapheide utility/light rescue as Squad 34. The former Squad 34 was renumbered as Utility 33.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

CONNECTICUT

Wallingford names new acting Fire Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Amherst Fire Chief Walter ‘Tim' Nelson to retire in June. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Dennis Fire Department is set to open their new Station 2 located at 350 Paddocks Path.

Salem Fire Department has assigned Engine 1's former 2005 KME Predator 1500/750 to Engine 4. The 2008 KME Engine 4 had been previously assigned was removed from service due to frame problems.

Springfield Fire to receive donated oximeters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Exeter has named Justin Pizon as the new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Hampton Falls Tanker 2's 1999 International/Ferrara 1000/2500 has been sold to Milford, IL.

VERMONT

Jay Fire Department has sold Engine 4's 1997 Ford F-350/S&S mini-pumper to the Wm. Penn Fire Co. in Shenandoah, PA.

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

12 condo units in Brookfield destroyed by fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

2 people taken to hospital after condo complex fire in Danbury. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

East Hartford man dies in crash, vehicle fire in Hebron. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

4 dogs left alone in car are dead after fire in Milford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Large tractor-trailer fire closes portion of I-95 in Norwalk. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Restaurant Workers Save Person From Raging Fire In Norwalk. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Seymour House Fire Was Accidental, Marshal Says. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Family Of 4 Displaced By Fire In Stratford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Man jumps from second-story window to escape West Hartford house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Bangor firefighters help two people get out of burning house safely. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire breaks out at home in Brooks. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Hampden family safe following home fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire destroys Litchfield garage, damages nearby houses. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire destroys family's garage in Peru. CLICK FOR ARTICE

MASSACHUSETTS

Two workers seriously injured in Braintree industrial accident. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Hampden crews respond to brush fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Hyannis Fire officials: 1 critical, 3 in serious condition after boat capsizes off Cape Cod. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Homes in the area of a gas leak in Longmeadow evacuated. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire breaks out in large Victorian home in Newton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

12-15 acres burned in Northfield brush fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Large fire destroys Randolph apartment building; over 80 residents displaced. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews battle pallet fire in South Deerfield hotel parking lot . CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Southampton crews respond to 3-car crash outside of Walgreens. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

9 displaced after Springfield fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Tyngsborough responds to two-alarm structure fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

50 firefighters battle multi-alarm blaze at Wareham home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Elderly Concord Resident Dies In Manufactured Home Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

No injuries reported after apartment building catches fire in Manchester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Woman killed in Nashua house fire identified. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighters rescue horse from barn calamity in New Ipswich. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighter suffers minor injuries while battling Rumney home fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Three animals lost in Brattleboro structure fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Lightning strike blamed for Morrisville apartment building fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire destroys building in Orleans County. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

CONNECTICUT

Vernon hosts national launch of VR training system to assist first responders. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Teenager serves her community working with both fire, police departments in New Milford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fallen North Haven firefighter to be honored at national memorial in Maryland. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

In Middletown, fire crews welcome 'help from above'. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

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

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

MASSACHUSETTS

Vested Interest in K9's, Inc. to donate to the Springfield Fire Department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

New firefighter statue pops up at Firemen's Memorial Park in Bristol. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Rhode Island firefighters to be honored on National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in Maryland. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Newport is among the first five municipalities selected for Urban Forests for Rhode Island Technical Assistance Program. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

US COAST GUARD

U.S Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa decommissioned after 34 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of April 22, 2024

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Bridgeport, CT Announces Death Of Veteran Fire Marshal Alberto Hernandez. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING AND ORDERS

 

NO ORDERS TO REPORT

APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

CONNECTICUT

Wolcott Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 E-One Cyclone 1500/2000 for Tanker 3.

MASSACHUSETTS

Athol Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2023 Spartan MetroStar/Toyne 1500/1000/25A for Engine 2.

Bridgwater Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2023 Ford F-550/CET 4x4 280/400/20F for Forest Fire 1.

RHODE ISLAND

Electric Boat Fire Department has acquired a 2014 Chevy G4500/2006 Osage Ambulance. It perviously served with the Anthony Fire District in Coventry.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

MAINE

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

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

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Exeter Fire Chief Eric Wilking retires after 42 years. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

South Kingstown EMS receives $1 million grant for new station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

West Greenwich Fire Department has permanently removed from service Ladder 25's 1993 Pierce Arrow 2000/800/40F/75' RMA due to mechanical reasons. They are currently looking at options for a replacement.

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

Fire damages part of Avon apartment complex; two firefighters injured. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

8 families displaced after Hartford apartment fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

1 hospitalized after house fire in Manchester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire Breaks Out On Home's Solar Panels In Milford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Over 2 dozen displaced, several pets dead after Waterbury fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

2nd fire destroys country club in West Hartford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Back-to-back fires at West Hartford country club 'likely not intentionally set'. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Appleton fire kills animals, destroys barn. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Vacant section of inn in Augusta catches fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire destroys multi-use building in Dedham. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Pets killed in fire at Lewiston apartment building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighter injured while fighting flames in Lisbon Falls. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

New Gloucester wildfire sparked by improperly extinguished campfire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Two taken to hospital after fire at Abington apartment building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Woman taken to the hospital after blaze breaks out at Beverly home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fall River firefighters respond to apartment fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Lithium-ion battery blamed for Fall River fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

3 Displaced After Fire At North Reading Multi-Family Home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Plymouth Fire Department, mutual aid partners respond to 30-acre brush fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

One person rescued from Somerville house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Dog Perishes In Barnstead Manufactured Home Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Nashua Firefighters Arrive To Smoke Showing From Multi-Unit Building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Investigation continues into what sparked large fire in Plymouth. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Driver with learner's permit crashes into Cranston Dunkin' Donuts. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Neighbors report porch fire that spread to Cumberland home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire breaks out in Johnston home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Nine people sickened by chemical exposure in Warwick sent to hospital. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

No injuries in Williston industrial fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

MASSACHUSETTS

Rochester firefighter to take center stage in comedy event. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Brockton has 10th highest demand for firefighters in national survey. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Crowd turns out to honor late Ascutney Fire Chief Darrin Spaulding. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

US COAST GUARD

The U.S. Coast Guard has commissioned the 10th National Security Cutter, USCGC Calhoun WMSL-759. The National Security cutter is 418' in length and replaced the aging 378' Hamilton Class High Endurance Cutters. It will be home ported in Charleston, SC. There is 1 more NSC under construction with an option for a 12th. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Coast Guard Cutter Orcas decommissioned after 35 years of service in Coos Bay, Oregon. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of April 15, 2024

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Bridgeport, CT Firefighter Stephen Mihalek passed away on April 8th. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

The US Fire Administration is reporting the following Line of Duty Death: Jacksonville, FL Engineer Heath J. O'Shea, 44.
On Friday, April 12, 2024, Engineer Heath J. O’Shea was working at the fire station when he suffered a medical emergency. He was immediately transported to the hospital where he died on Saturday, April 13, 2024 from an ascending aortic aneurysm.

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING AND ORDERS

 

MAINE

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

MASSACHUSETTS

Marlborough Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood EV for an E-One custom pumper.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

CONNECTICUT

Woodbridge Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Rosenbauer Commander 2250/1000 for Engine 9.

MASSACHUSETTS

Georgetown Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 HME Ahrens-Fox 1871-SFO 1500/1000 for Engine 4.

Hull Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2023 Chevrolet 3500HD/Wheeled Coach ambulance for Rescue 4. This will replace Rescue 1's 2010 International.

Stoughton Fire Department recently placed into service a 2024 Ford F-150 as Car 5, the shift commander's vehicle.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Dunbarton Fire Department has purchased a 2008 Pierce Velocity 1500/750/25F for Engine 1. It previously served in Eggertsville, NY and will replace a 1991 Mack/E-One.

Strafford Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 HME Ahrens-Fox 1750/3000 for Engine 4. It replaces Engine 2's 1993 International/E-One.

Weare Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2023 Ford F-550/Life Line ambulance for Ambulance 2. The current A2 will be retired.

Wolfeboro Fire Department recently took delivery of a 2023 Seagrave Marauder 1500/750 for Engine 3.

RHODE ISLAND

Ashaway Ambulance recently placed into service a 2022 Dodge Ram 5500/AEV 4x4 ambulance as Ambulance 841.

Westerly Ambulance has placed into service a 2023 Ford F-450/2017 Braun 4x4 ambulance (box remounted) as Ambulance 751. They also placed into service a 2023 Ford F-450/2008 Braun 4x4 ambulance (box remount) as Ambulance 753.

VERMONT

East Montpelier Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Freightliner/Toyne 1750/1250 for Engine 1. It replaces Engine 4 and Tanker 2.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

MAINE

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

Thomaston receives first responder equipment grant. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Amherst Fire Chief Walter 'Tim' Nelson announces retirement after over four decades of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Keene Fire Chief Donald Farquhar has resigned his position and will return to his home town. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Swanzey Fire Department names Eric Mattson as the new fire chief; Norman Skantze returns as deputy chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

Firefighter and resident taken to hospital after Norwalk fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Vehicle Crashes Into Shelton Condo, Firefighter Injured. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

2 dead, 1 injured in Wallingford fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Kittery garage fire destroys cars, snarls morning traffic. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

York home damaged during fire; Multiple crews called to scene. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

3 hurt when SUV plows into Attleboro cannabis dispensary. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Child injured in east Boston fire dies, District Attorney says. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Man arrested after throwing flammable object into Boston home; facing arson charges. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire heavily damages Chicopee home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Lakeville family displaced following house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

2 seriously hurt in ‘horrific crash' in Norwood. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Woman rescued from building fire in Pittsfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Woman in critical condition after house fire in Walpole. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Video shows impact of Nashua school bus crash that sent student to the hospital. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Units respond to house fire in East Providence. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Brush fire breaks out in Newport. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Providence fire crews battle scrap metal fire for nine hours. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

One person suffers smoke inhalation in Williston fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

MASSACHUSETTS

High school students design signs for Lowell fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

New Firefighters Offer New Life To Cape Cod Area Departments. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




Week of April 8, 2024

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Ascutney, VT Fire Chief Darrin Spaulding passed away. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Boston retired Captain John "Jack" McKenna passed away. He was also past president of the Boston Firefighters Union, Local 718.

Retired Hull, MA Firefighter Gary Charles 'Sparky' Fleck passed away on April 6th at the age of 79. CLICK FOR OBITUARY

Groton, CT Submarine Base retired Fire Chief Douglas Say passed away on April 6th. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LODDs

The US Fire Administration is reporting the following Line of Duty Death Notification: Rostraver Township, PA Safety Officer John “Billy” W. Bunardzya, 73.
On Saturday, April 6, 2024, Safety Officer John “Billy” W. Bunardzya responded to trees down on the roadway. He assisted in cutting the debris and moving it off of the street. He then returned home. He went to bed and passed away in his sleep from an apparent heart attack.

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING AND ORDERS

 

MAINE

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

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Tilton-Northfield Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood EV for a Ford F-550/Horton ambulance.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

MASSACHUSETTS

Cambridge Fire Department is set to take delivery of a 2024 Pierce Enforcer 1250/500 for Engine 5. The current 2019 Pierce will be reassigned when the new pumper is in service.

Fall River EMS has taken delivery of a 2024 Ford F-550/Braun 4x4 ambulance for Medic 6 and a 2023 Chevrolet G3500/Crestline ambulance for Medic 7.

Milford Fire Department has placed into service a 1975 AM General 6x6 300/1200 as Tanker 2. It previously served in Hopedale.

Millis Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750 for Engine 1.

Pembroke Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Ford E-450/Life Line ambulance for Ambulance 2.

Springfield Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2024 Pierce Enforcer Ascendant 100’ MMA Tower for Truck 2. The current Truck 2 will be reassigned to Truck 4.

Townsend Fire Department has placed into service a 1999 Freightliner/KME rescue. It previously served in Lake Huntington, NY.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Cambridge Firefighter Howard "Howie" T. Smith has retired from the department.

Mass Fire Academy holds Springfield Campus graduation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Monson Fire has retired Engine 1's 1995 Freightliner/E-One 1250/1000. The truck will not be replaced.

Spencer Fire Department hires 4, allowing them to staff 2 firefighters 24/7. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Hooksett Tanker 1's 2012 International/HME 1250/2500 has been retired after damage received in a motor vehicle accident late in 2023.

Keene Announces Hiring of Fire Marshal. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Providence Fire EMS Bike Unit adds more cyclists and expands service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

East Burke Tanker 8's 1998 Ford 1250/3000 has been sold to a department in Kansas.

Newport City Fire Department upgrades extrication equipment, enhances rescue capabilities. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

FIRE & INCIDENT NEWS

CONNECTICUT

Fire engulfs home in Bridgeport, 8 to 10 people displaced. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Garage fire spreads to house in Clinton; one firefighter injured. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Person hospitalized after East Hampton house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews battle house fire in Hartford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Woman found dead during mobile home fire in Vernon. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Family displaced, several pets missing after Willimantic fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

Driver Smashes Through Telephone Pole, Careens into Riverbed in Avon. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews respond to fire at market in Buxton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Historic barn destroyed and animals lost in Millinocket fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Retired Bangor firefighter saves family during devastating blaze in Palermo. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Raymond firefighters battle house blaze. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Generator believed to be cause of West Gardiner house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MASSACHUSETTS

Safety standdown at Boston tower under construction after fire. CLICK FOR ARTICE

Fire displaces 15 people, including 2 children, in Boston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Several MIT buildings evacuated in Cambridge after release of potential hazardous material. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Driver dead after truck crashes into Devens behavioral health center, catches fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fairhaven shed causes as much as $10k in damage. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighters in Fall River extinguish residential fire that displaces pets, 3 families. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire breaks out at hotel in Gloucester. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire causes significant damage to Hampden home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews respond to fire in Hanover apartment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews quickly put out structure fire in Longmeadow. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Quick work by firefighters saves church in Northborough. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Plow truck catches fire in South Deerfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews battle bedroom fire in Springfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Heavy fire burns at million-dollar home in Sudbury. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

10-year-old boy stuck in chimney of Whitman home saved by firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Fire destroys Canaan barn. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Claremont fire crews quickly extinguish blaze at grandstand. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Woman killed, child taken to hospital after house explosion in Derry. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Crews from over a dozen communities battle barn fire in Gilford. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

RHODE ISLAND

Fire breaks out at Providence scrap metal yard. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fire breaks out at multi-family home in North Providence. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Chlorine leak reported at water treatment plant in Scituate. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

VERMONT

Suspect arrested in arson at Senator Bernie Sanders' office in Burlington. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Train hits parked cars in Barton. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST

CONNECTICUT

Street corner outside New Haven firehouse to be named for fallen firefighter. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAINE

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




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