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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WE REMEMBER

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

GULF WARS

WORLD WAR II

Major Elmer J. Peck, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Sergeant Jerry F. Peck, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Captain Charles F. Pecoraro, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Private First Class Herman W. Peladeau, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Private Victor NM. Pellegrini, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Ship's Cood 2nd Class William E. Kelley, NAVY, from Dorchester, MA killed in action during World War II

Seaman 1st Class Harold G. Kelsey, NAVY, from South Boston, MA killed in action during World War II

Seaman 2nd Class John J. Kameos, NAVY, from Brighton, MA killed in action during World War II

Radioman 1st Class James C. Kempton Jr, NAVY, from Springfield, MA killed in action during World War II

Fireman 2nd Class Arthur T. Kenary, NAVY from Worcester, MA killed in action during World War II

VIETNAM

Specialist Four Douglas Edward White, ARMY, HHB, 3RD BN, 18TH ARTILLERY, AMERICAL DIV, USARV from Meriden, CT killed in action on November 15, 1970

Corporal Edward Frederick Grandpre, ARMY, A BTRY, 1ST BN, 21ST ARTILLERY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Meriden, CT killed in action on January 15, 1969

Specialist Four Edward J. Boivin, ARMY, 506TH SIG DET, 362ND SIG CO, 39TH SIG BN, 2ND SIG GROUP, 1ST SIGNAL BDE, USARV from Mexico, ME killed in action on November 24, 1966

Staff Sergeant Roger Paul Gallant, ARMY, A CO, 1ST BN, 28TH INFANTRY, 1ST INF DIV, USARV from Mexico, ME killed in action on January 14, 1967

Specialist Four Ivan Alferoff, ARMY, A CO, 1ST BN, 12TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from New York, NY killed in action on March 30, 1966





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JOHN'S PHOTOS FOR THE WEEK

This week I have photos I took on September 29th of the brand new U.S. Coast Guard Cutter William Chadwick WPC-1190 as it arrived in Boston. The new cutter is the first of six Fast Response Cutters that are being assigned to Boston. The William Chadwick is expected to be formally commissioned in November. Who knows where Johnny G will end up next.

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.





Photos of the arrival of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter William Chadwick WPC-1190 in Boston.













THE DICK BARTLETT - STEVE CUMMINGS SPOTLIGHT PHOTOS OF THE WEEK





RECENT DELIVERIES





Ashburnham, MA Ladder 1- 2021 Rosenbauer Commander Viper 1500/500/20A 78’ RMA.


Boston Engine 21- 2022 E-One Typhoon 1250/560/30F.


Boston Engine 51- 2022 E-One Typhoon 1250/560/30F.


Boston Engine 52- 2022 E-One Typhoon 1250/560/30F.


Ellington, CT Engine 143- 2021 Freightliner/KME 1250/500/20F.


Fall River, MA Rescue 3- 2022 Dodge Ram 5500/Horton 4x4 ambulance.



Harwich, MA Ladder 66- 2022 Sutphen 2000/450/100' MMA.


Hyannis, MA Ambulance 1- 2022 Dodge Ram 5500/Life Line 4x4.


Lynn, MA Medic 3- 2022 Ford F-550 4X4/Horton ambulance.


Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Engine 10- 2022 International/Ferrara 1250/530.


Stoughton, MA Brush 1- 2022 Ford F-550/Greenwood Motors/CET 4x4 300/300/12F.


Sutton, VT's new 2022 Ferrara pumper (no further info at this time).


Upton, MA Med 1- 2022 Ford F-550/Osage 4x4 ambulance.


Westwood, MA Ambulance 3- 2022 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance.


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





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





Springfield, MA firefighters were dispatched to 90 Leavitt Street just before 12:30am Saturday September 24th for a structure fire. Rescue Squad was 1st arrive and report heavy fire and smoke showing from the “B” side. Crews made an aggressive interior attack as Truck 2 performed vertical ventilation. It took crews about 45 mins to bring the fire under control. 1 dog was rescued by firefighters. No injuries were reported and the Springfield Arson and Bomb Squad is investigating the fire. The next photo is also from this fire.



Hartford, CT 9/25/22- 2 alarm fire at 1976 Park Street. The next 4 photos are also from this fire.







East Hartford, CT 9/27/22- garage fire at 1237 Silver Lane. The garage ended up collapsing approximately 15 minutes after fire crews arrived. The next 2 photos are also from this fire.





OLDER SCENES





Holden, ME 1979- garage fire.




EVENTS AND CANDIDS





The Rochester, NY Fire Department honored and paid its final respects to fallen Rochester firefighter Elvis Reyes. Firefighter Reyes passed after complications from surgery following a job related injury.


Springfield, MA Rescue Squad Lieutenant James Leger.


Springfield, MA Truck 2 Lieutenant Dan Allard.


Springfield, MA Rescue Squad firefighter Brendan Shea.


Springfield, MA Acting District Chief Anthony Sanabria.


Woodbury, CT 9/26/22- oven fire at a residence on River View Lane.




APPARATUS AND STATION SHOWCASE





Bethlehem, CT ex Engine 1- 1973 International Loadstar/Oren 750 GPM w/ 4000' of 4 inch hose.


Blanford, MA Tanker 1- 2021 Freightliner/E-One 750/2000.


Boston ex Engine 5- 1970 Hahn 1250/500.


Brockton, MA ex Engine 6- 1976 Ford C/Farrar 1250/500.


Brockton, MA ex Engine 7- 1956 Ford F-750/Gassett.


Cambridge, MA ex Engine 1- 1996 Pierce 1250/500/55' squrt.


Catskills, NY ex engine 313- 1949 Mack LS85 750/300.


Columbus, OH Ladder 1- 2022 Pierce Enforcer Ascendant 107' TDA.


Columbus, OH Rescue 16- 2022 Sutphen Monarch/SVI Walk-In Heavy Rescue.


Cranston, RI ex Engine 11- 1970 Hahn 1250/500 (ex Boston).


Epping, NH ex Engine 2- 1962 International/Howe 750/750.


FDNY ex Ladder 20- 1999 Seagrave 100' TDA.


Foxborough, MA Antique Engine 1- 1928 Maxim B50 500/100.


Kittery, ME ex Engine 3- 1950 Dodge/Maxim.


Lawrence, MA ex Engine 2- 1922 Stutz.


Lexington, MA ex Engine 1- 1978 Maxim 1250/500.


Lynnfield, MA ex Ladder 1- 1975 Mack CF 75' Aerialscope.


Malden, MA Engine 4's loaner truck, a 2005 Pierce Contender, while their regular engine is out being re-framed.


Murray, NE Engine 732- 2017 Seagrave Marauder 1500/1000/30A.


Murray, NE Engine 731- 2009 Seagrave Marauder II 1500/1800/20A.


New Bedford, MA ex Engine 11- 1974 Maxim 1250/350.


North Cumberland, RI ex Engine 4- 1976 Mack CF 1250 GPM.


Norton, MA ex Engine 4- 1958 International/Farrar 1000/500.


Portland, ME Jetport ex Red 2- 1989 Oshkosk 1500/3000/450F.


Salem, MA Fire Headquarters.


Salem, NH ex Engine 2- 1988 KME 1500/960.


Sandisfield, MA Tanker 1- 1995 Kenworth/Techweld 2000 gallon.


South Portland, ME ex engine 5- 1978 American LaFrance Century 2000/750/250 AFFF.


Tolland, MA ex Tanker 1- 1963 Autocar 2500 gallon.




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.




Hull, MA Fire Department patch. (As a side note, Joshua James was in charge of a life saving station in the 1800's, which would eventually become part of the U.S. Coast Guard, and is credited with saving over 500 lives. The life saving station is now a museum in Hull).


U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless WMEC-624 patches. The Dauntless is a 210' medium endurance cutter.


U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless WMEC-624 chief petty officer's challenge coin.




POLICE AND MILITARY PHOTOS


The U.S. Coast Guard has decommissioned the 110' cutter Baranof in Bahrain. It was replaced by a new 154' Fast Response Cutter, the USCGC Clarence Sutphin Jr. (WPC 1147). Photo taken by Noah Martin, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command.


This photo and the next 2 are from the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Virginia.






RAILROAD PHOTOS





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