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 Sonar Technician Submarine 3rd Class Timothy Sanders, 22, suffered a fatal electrocution on board the submarine USS Helena on May 24, 2024.

WORLD WAR II

Private First Class Alfred J. Robillard, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Staff Sergeant Edward T. Roche Jr, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Private First Class James P. Roche, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Private First Class William H. Roche, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Tech 4 Leon R. Rock, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Aviation Radioman 2nd Class Leo O. LeMay, NAVY, from Worcester, MA killed in action during World War II

Private First Class Sylvio LeMay, USMC, from Fall River, MA killed in action during World War II

Corpopral Gerald J. Lemerise, USMC, from Worcester, MA killed in action during World War II

Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Paul M. Lemieux, NAVY, from Somerville, MA killed in action during World War II

Seaman 1st Class Joseph S.L. Lemire, NAVY from Southbridge, MA killed in action during World War II

VIETNAM

Sergeant Roosevelt Hardy Jr, ARMY, C CO, 4TH BN, 23RD INFANTRY, 25TH INF DIV, USARV from New Haven, CT killed in action on February 23, 1969

Corporal John James Illingworth, ARMY, A CO, 2ND BN, 8TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from New Haven, CT killed in action on March 14, 1970

Specialist Four William Frederick Harrington, ARMY, D CO, 1ST BN, 12TH INFANTRY, 4TH INF DIV, USARV from South Paris, ME killed in action on February 8, 1968

Captain Martin Keith Niskanenr, ARMY, A CO, 1ST BN, 327TH INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV from South Paris, ME killed in action on November 28, 1971

Private First Class Walter Peter Augustinas, ARMY, A CO, 2ND BN, 12TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from New York, NY killed in action on February 1, 1966





 

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JOHN'S PHOTOS FOR THE WEEK

This week for my photos, Attleboro, MA stations.

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.





Attleboro MA Station 1.


Attleboro MA Station 2.


Attleboro MA Station 4.


Attleboro MA Station 5.




THE DICK BARTLETT - STEVE CUMMINGS SPOTLIGHT PHOTOS OF THE WEEK





RECENT DELIVERIES





Agawam, MA Rescue 1- 2024 Ford E-450/PL Custom ambulance.


Arlington, MA Engine 2- 2024 E-One Typhoon 1500/530.


Middlefield, CT Engine 2- 2024 Spartan Metrostar/Gowans-Knight 1500/1000/30A.


Northampton, MA Ambulance 5- 2023 Freightliner/2011 PL Custom remount ambulance.


Plymouth, NH Engine 2- 2024 Pierce Enforcer 1500/1000.


Weston, MA Squad 1- 2023 Ford F-550/Spencer 4X4 light rescue/mobile cascade.


Medford, MA Car 2- 2024 Chevy Silverado 4X4 - Shift Deputy.





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





Fire at the Champlain Beef Company in Whitehall, New York. Fire was caused by an accident involving down power lines that energized the structure. Extensive mutual aid from Washington County New York and Rutland County Vermont was needed to supply enough water to the scene. Utilizing two different fill sites, the structure was extensively damaged. The next 3 photos are also from this fire.





Auburn, ME 6/17/24- 2nd alarm fire at an abandoned structure. The next 2 photos are also from this fire.




Concord, MA 6/18/24- 4 alarm fire at 17 Bartkus Farm. The next 3 photos are also from this fire.





Manchester, NH 6/18/24- house fire on Nashua Street. The next photo is also from this fire.





OLDER SCENES





East Haven CT firefighters battle this April 21, 1963 blaze in a wooden church on Old Foxon Road.


Hopkinton, MA 2/5/2007- house fire corner of Hayden Rowe and Church Ave. The next 2 photos are also from this fire.






EVENTS AND CANDIDS





Manchester, NH.


Manchester, NH.


Lost Acres firefighters (Granby CT) trained on June 18th at the Connecticut fire academy in 90 degree heat working with the propane car fire prop. Crews worked on attack line, back up line, opening the car hood, opening the drivers door, advancing the line and most importantly team work. Some of Lost Acres younger members, cadets gained valuable knowledge and experience on the attack line as well. The drill was overseen by Chris Wisneski from HCRFS. The next 3 photos are also from this training.





Lost Acres Assistant Chief Tim Weber.




APPARATUS AND STATION SHOWCASE





Bristol NH's new fire and police station set to open sometime in July.


Brockton, MA ex Car 56- 1987 Ford Crown Victoria.


Chelmsford, MA Engine 3- 2020 Pierce Saber 1500/750 (ex Engine 1).


Hartford, CT ex Engine 6- 1948 American LaFrance 700 pumper.


Lynn, MA ex Ladder 1- 1951 Seagrave 85' TDA.


Lynn, MA ex Ladder 4- 1925 Ahrens Fox 75' TDA.


Malden, MA ex Engine 1- 1984 Maxim 1250/500.


Malden, MA ex Engine 3- 1977 Mack CF 1250/500.


Malden, MA ex Engine 5- 1940 Seagrave 750 GPM.


Middlefield, CT Brush 6- 1973 AM General 6x6/department built 200/1000.


Peabody, MA ex Ladder 1- 1986 Maxim 100' TDA.


Somerville, MA ex Engine 2- 1974 Maxim S 1250/500.


Somerville, MA ex Engine 4- 1976 Maxim S 1250/500.


Warwick, RI Station 10.


Westmore, VT Engine 1- 1991 E-One 1500/1000/20F (ex Onondaga Hills, NY) .




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.




FDNY Engine 60/Ladder 17/Battalion 14 patch.


FDNY Engine 60/Ladder 17/Battalion 14 challenge coin.


U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Forces Southwest Asia challenge coin set. Each puzzle piece coin represents one of the six Fast Response Cutters stationed in Bahrain. The 7th piece represents Pacific Forces Southwest Asia. Put together, one side has the details and colors of a 154' Fast Response Cutter.












POLICE AND MILITARY PHOTOS


MBTA Police.


Metropolitan Law Enforcement Consortium (METROLEC - Mass) SWAT- 2023 Ford F-550/Lenco 4x4.




RAILROAD PHOTOS








CLOSING SHOT






Malden, MA ex Rescue 1- 1956 Mack B/Lacey.




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