NORTHEAST FIRENEWS
WEEKLY SPOTLIGHT PHOTOS


The Spotlight Photos Page is dedicated to Dick Barlett who passed away on June 17, 2014 and to Steve Cummings who passed away on April 17, 2015. Together they revolutionized apparatus photography and were irreplaceable friends to the fire service as well irreplaceable friends for me.




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REMEMBERING THE FALLEN

".....to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom" - President Abraham Lincoln

U.S. Navy Chief Hospital Corpsman Daniel D. McCracken, from Pennsylvania, died during a non-combat related incident in U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility in the Middle East on May 6. 2024

WORLD WAR II

1st Lieutenant Scott B. Ritchie Jr, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Sergeant Frank B. Rivera, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Private First Class Antonio N. Rizzitano, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Corporal James F. Roach, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

1st Sergeant Henry H. Roberts, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Machinists' Mate 1st Class Percey H. LeGay Jr, NAVY, from Norwood, MA killed in action during World War II

Seaman 2nd Class Henry E. Leger, NAVY, from Fitchburg, MA killed in action during World War II

Seaman 1st Class Edward Legg, NAVY, from Cambridge, MA killed in action during World War II

Motor Machinist's Mate 3rd Class John S. Lemanski, NAVY, from Southbridge, MA killed in action during World War II

Ship's Cook 3rd Class Anthony H. LeMay, NAVY from Salem, MA killed in action during World War II

VIETNAM

Private First Archie Lee Guthrie, USMC, H&S CO, 2ND BN, 26TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from New Haven, CT killed in action on May 16, 1967

Staff Sergeant Edward Mahlon Hardwick, ARMY, 1ST PLT, C CO, 2ND BN, 501ST INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV from New Haven, CT killed in action on June 19, 1969

1st Lieutenant Raymond Lyn Collier, ARMY, ADV TEAM 87, HQ, MACV ADVISORS, MACV from South Berwick, ME killed in action on May 23, 1969

Staff Sergeant Robert Enoch Foster, Jr, ARMY, A CO, 1ST BN, 28TH INFANTRY, 1ST INF DIV, USARV from South Paris, ME killed in action on April 29, 1966

Private First Class Alan Asher, ARMY, A CO, 1ST BN, 52ND INFANTRY, 198TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV from New York, NY killed in action on May 12, 1969





 

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JOHN'S PHOTOS FOR THE WEEK

This week for my photos, fire stations from Acushnet, Mass.

I am always looking for photos of old Stoneham (Mass) apparatus, incidents or members for my personal collection if anyone can help. A digital scan is perfectly fine, I don't need an original as long as the scan is big enough to print out. I also can scan photos, slides and negatives and then give them back to you if that is easier. CLICK FOR EMAIL.





Acushnet Station 1.


Acushnet Station 2.


Acushnet Station 3.




THE DICK BARTLETT - STEVE CUMMINGS SPOTLIGHT PHOTOS OF THE WEEK





RECENT DELIVERIES





Cambridge, MA Engine 2- 2024 Pierce Enforcer 1250/500.


Cambridge, MA Engine 4- 2024 Pierce Enforcer 1250/500.


Dracut, MA Squad 3- 2024 Ford F-550/E-One 4x4 1250/300/20F.


East Litchfield, CT Engine 26- 2024 Spartan MetroStar/4 Guys 1500/1000.


Georgetown, MA Engine 4- 2024 HME Ahrens-Fox 1871-SFO 1500/1000.


Hudson, MA Engine 3- Pierce Enforcer 1500/750 (delivery pending).


Norfolk, MA Engine 2- 2024 Rosenbauer Commander MP3 1500/1000.


Norfolk, MA Tanker 1- 2024 International HV607/Pierce 1250/3000 (delivery pending).


Westerly Ambulance Corps, RI Ambulance 752- 2023 Chevrolet 3500HD/Wheeled Coach ambulance.





FIRES AND INCIDENTS


Reminder: many times there are more photos of incident scenes in the incident archives and only one or two images are showcased on this page. Check out the Latest Updates page to see how many photos of each incident are on the site.



CURRENT SCENES





New York City 5/7/24- 10-77 for Queens Box 7162 42-06 Orchard Street off Jackson Ave. Companies had fire on the 65th floor of a 70 story high rise under construction.


Members of FDNY Ladder 115 at thge above fire.


Bradford, NH 5/8/24- vehicle rollover on Route 103.


Durham, ME 5/10/24- structure fire. Ten mutual aid communities responded using 50,000 gallons of tanker water. One firefighter transported with minor injuries. The next four photos are also from this fire.






Budapest Hungary Firefighters conducting some training.




OLDER SCENES





Hopkinton, MA 10/25/2002- structure fire at 271 West Main Street. The next 3 photos are also from this fire.







EVENTS AND CANDIDS





U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral John Mauger (center) retired in Boston after 33 years of service. His last assignment was the commander of the 1st Coast Guard District, which covers all of New England and part of New York. I had the pleasure of meeting the admiral 2 years ago at an event in Boston. He was super nice and very down to earth. Best of luck in your retirement.


Hanson, MA Fire Chief Rob O'Brien Jr. just completed his 1st year as Department head and has accomplished many positive changes and new staff. He is looking forward to breaking in the new gear!


Deputy David A Wells retires after 36 years of dedicated service to the Springfield fire dept on Friday May 3rd. Deputy Wells has served the city with dedication and pride over this career. Today was filled with surprises for the deputy as some of his family came from NJ for the day, also firefighters from Iraq who Dave served with arrived at fire alarm. Dave was presented with plaques, gifts and a cake for his day. Domenic Sarno proclaimed today as “David A Wells Day” in the city. Dave was surrounded by his family for the event and his family greated him at his residence as Truck 1 brought him home for the traditional fire truck ride home.



Deputy Wells with Truck 1 A group.




APPARATUS AND STATION SHOWCASE





Bethlehem Twp, PA 1942 Mack LS 750 GPM.


Cambridge, MA ex Rescue 1- 1969 Mack CF/Gerstenlager heavy rescue.


Colchester, VT Engine 5- 1999 Seagrave 1500/750.


Deering, NH Engine 3- 2020 E-One Typhoon 1500/2000.


East Haven, CT ex Rescue 3- 1977 Dodge/Saulsbury (former North Branford Rescue 2).


Henniker, NH Engine 2- 2016 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/1000.


Lawrence, MA ex Engine 5- 1973 Mack CF 1250/500.


Lawrene, MA ex Engine 6- 1977 Mack CF 1250/500.


Manchester, NH Truck 4- 2006 E-One Cyclone II 114' Bronto SkyLift.


FDNY Ladder 8- 2024 Seagrave 100' RMA.


FDNY Ladder 169- 2024 Seagrave 100' TDA.


FDNY Rescue 3- 2019 Ferrara heavy rescue.


Smithfield, RI Engine 1- 2023 E-One Typhoon 2000/730/50A.


Winchester, MA ex Engine 1- 1950 Mack LS 1000/200.


Winchester, MA ex Engine 2- 1935 Ahrens Fox 500 GPM.


Winchester, MA ex Engine 3- 1958 Mack B 1000/300.


Winchester, MA ex Engine 4- 1937 Ford 500 GPM.




FEATURED PATCHES AND CHALLENGE COIN OF THE WEEK
Every week I will feature a different fire patch, military patch and challenge coin. Please note, these are from personal collections and not for sale.




Greenwich, CT Engine 4 patch.


FDNY Squad 41 challenge coin.


U.S. Coast Guard Station Cortez, FL challenge coin.


U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York - sector commander's challenge coin.




POLICE AND MILITARY PHOTOS


Kingston, MA.


West Warwick, RI.




RAILROAD PHOTOS




NOTHING THIS WEEK





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