NORTHEAST FIRENEWS
2017 MAINE DELIVERIES AND NEWS ARCHIVE




2017 MAINE APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Augusta, ME Tower 1- 2016 Smeal 1750/400/30F/100' RM Tower
Belfast, ME Engine– 2017 Freightliner M2-106/Metalfab 1250/1200
Boothbay, ME Tank 1- 2017 International/E-One 500/1800
Bowdoin, ME Tanker 8- 2016 Kenworth/E-One 1250/2000
Buxton, ME Engine 422- 2017 E-One Typhoon 1500/1000/30F
Caribou, ME Engine 1- 2017 Ferrara MVP 1250/1000/35F
Casco, ME Tanker 1- 2017 Freightliner SD 108/Midwest Fire 750/3000
Falmouth, ME Engine 4- 2017 Sutphen S2 1500/1000/30A
Falmouth, ME Tower 2- 2017 Sutphen SP95 1500/300/8K/95' twr
Georgetown, ME Engine 1- 2017 Freightliner M2-106/E-One 1250/2000
Gorham, ME Rescue 1- 2017 Ford F-650/PL Custom ambulance
Harpswell, ME Engine 5- 2017 Freightliner/E-One 1500/?
Harrison, ME Engine 3- 2017 Pierce Saber 1500/1000
Hollis, ME Tanker 1– 2017 Freightliner FL114SD/ Spencer Mfg 1500/3000
Indian Twp, ME Engine 5- 1999 Mack MC 1250/1000 (purch early 2017)
Kennebunkport, ME Engine 33- 2017 Pierce Saber 1250/1000
Lewiston, ME Engine 7- 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/750
Limerick, ME Ambulance 2- 2017 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Limestone, ME- 1998 Spartan/Smeal 1250/500 Tsqt (purch used)
Linneus ME Engine 4- 2000 Spartan Gladiator/Marion 1250/500 (ex Middletown, CT)
Mt. Vernon, ME Engine 51- 2017 Freightliner M2-106/Darley 1250/1000/25 CAFS
Manchester, ME Engine 41- 2017 Freightliner/E-One pumper/tanker
Old Orchard Beach, ME Ambulance 76- 2017 Ford F/Horton ambulance
Old Orchard Beach, ME Engine 72- 2017 Sutphen 1500/750
Oxford, ME Engine 6- 2017 E-One Typhoon
Penobscot, ME Engine 4- 2016 Freightliner/E-One 1250/?/30F
Pittsfield, ME Engine 1- 2017 Pierce Enforcer 1500/1000
Portland, ME Ladder 31- 2017 Seagrave Marauder II 1500/500/100' RMA
Portland, ME MEDCU 36- 2017 Ford E-450/Braun ambulance
Portland, ME MEDCU 313- 2017 Chevy/Braun ambulance
Portland, ME MEDCU 315- 2017 Chevy/Braun ambulance
Skowhegan, ME Truck 11- 2016 Pierce Ascendant 1500/500/107' RMA
Topsham, ME Rescue 2- 2017 Ford E/Horton ambulance
Trenton, ME Engine 203- 2017 International/E-One 1250/1830
Waldo, ME- 1991 GMC Topkick/Darley pumper (ex Bloomington, NY)
Washington, ME Engine 1– 2017 Freightliner M2-106/Metalfab 1250/1000
Wayne, ME Engine 71- 2017 Freightliner M2/KME 1000/750
Wells, ME Engine 7- 2016 Pierce Enforcer 1500/1000/F (demo)
Windham, ME Rescue 1- 2017 Braun ambulance
Windham, ME Rescue 2- 2017 Braun ambulance
Yarmouth, ME Ambulance 86- 2017 Ford E-450/Braun ambulance
York Ambulance, ME Ambulance 5- 2016 Ford Transit/Osage ambulance
York, ME Engine 6- 2017 Pierce Velocity 1500/2500




2017 MAINE NEWS

Albion, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $20,457 for a Firefighter Accountability System, which is part of a Regional Grant to be shared by 6 departments.

Anson, Madison, Starks Emergency Services Inc. (Anson, Maine)- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $97,098 for 3 Cardiac Monitors.

Anson, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $162,381 for 20 - Breathing Apparatus and an Air Compressor – Air Refill System.

Arundel, Maine Fire Department- a drunk driver crashed into the side of the fire station on May 25th. The driver was extricated and transported to the hospital. Damage to the building is estimated at $50,000.

Augusta, Maine Fire Department- new station nears completion. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Augusta, Maine Fire Department- expansion/renovation of fire station begins. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Bangor, Maine Fire Department- Stephen and Tabitha King donate money so department can purchase thermal imager. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Barnard, Vermont Fire Department- Fire Chief saves station from fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Bucksport, Maine Fire Department- receives grant to hire firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Casco, Maine Fire Department has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $183,667 for 29 - Firefighter Breathing Apparatus.

Chelsea, Maine Fire Department has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $19,810 for 2 – Thermal Imaging Cameras.

China, Maine Fire Department- struggles with shortage of volunteers. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Clinton, Maine Fire Department- Fire Chief Gary Petley will retire on March 31st after 40 years of service.

Damariscotta, Maine Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $36,262 for Vehicle Extrication Equipment.

Dedham-Lucerne, Maine Fire Department- hires new full time firefighter. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Dresden, Maine Fire Department- has named former fire chief Gerald Lilly as Interim Assistant Fire Chief.

Dresden, Maine Fire Department- has named Gerald Lilly Sr as Assistant Fire Chief.

Eddington, Maine Fire Department has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $10,910 for Training.

Eddington, Maine Fire Department– has received a Federal grant in the amount of $20,000 for Firefighter Rehab Equipment.

Ellsworth, Maine Fire Department- swears in new members. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Farmington, Maine Fire Department- town purchases land for new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Frenchville, Maine Fire Department- has named Peter Parent as the new Fire Chief.

Fryeburg, Maine Fire Department- 2 members celebrate 70 years with the department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Fryeburg, Maine Fire Department has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $230,101 for Firefighter Protective Turnout Gear, Firefighter Breathing Apparatus, and Training.

Hallowell, Maine Fire Department- councilors vote to keep fire department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Hallowell and Farmingdale, Maine Fire Departments- to build joint fire station on town line. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Hallowell, Maine Fire Department- has named James Owens as Interim Fire Chief.

Hallowell, Maine Fire Department- council votes to keep fire department and lease space at Farmingdale's new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Hallowell, Maine Fire Department- town to reconsider fire station decision after petition signatures validated. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Hallowell, Maine Fire Department- anonymous donor pledges $1 million towards new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Hallowell, Maine Fire Department- reverses decision to move emergency services to Farmingdale. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Hallowell, ME Fire Department- has reached an agreement to build a new fire station using up to $1 million in donated funds. It will be built a the site of the current fire station.

Hallowell, Maine Fire Department- plans for new station move forward. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Lebanon, Maine Fire Department- fire station falling apart. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Linneus, Maine Fire Department- has acquired a 2000 Spartan Gladiator/Marion 1250/500. The unit was donated to the department by the Middletown, CT Fire District.

Lewiston, Maine Fire Department- study says substations should be replaced. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Lewiston, Maine Fire Department- Fire Chief Paul LeClair has retired after 36 years of service.

Lewiston, Maine Fire Department- has appointed Topsham Fire Chief Brian Stockdale as the new Lewiston Fire Chief.

LifeFlight of Maine- has placed into service a 2017 Agusta 109SP twin-engine helicopter as LifeFlight 2. The helicopter previously assigned as LifeFlight 2 has been reassigned as LifeFlight 4 and moved to the Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport.

Lincoln County, Maine- launches new communications system. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Lincolnville, Maine Fire Department- has appointed Steve Gibbons as the new Fire Chief.

Livermore Falls, Maine Fire Department- has acquired a 1996 KME 1250/750/50F 4X4 pumper that had previously served the Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts. The department also has approved funds to renovate the fire station.

Maine- 3 island fire department may share 2 daytime firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Maine Firefighting Academy- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $349,143 for Vehicle Extrication Equipment for firefighter training purposes.

Manchester, Connecticut Fire Department- Battalion Chief Dan Huppe has retired after 34 years of service.

Mexico, Maine Fire Department- town way named after late fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Naples, Maine Fire Department– has received a Federal Regional grant in the amount of $107,210 for Vehicle Extrication Equipment.

Oakland, Maine Fire Department has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $130,096 for 20 - Firefighter Breathing Apparatus.

Newburgh, Maine Fire Department- entire volunteer force quits. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Newburgh, Maine Vol Fire Department- back in operation after mass resignations. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Oakland, Maine Fire Department- moves forward with new fire station design. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Old Town, Maine Fire Department- 100 year old fire truck returns home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Paris, Maine Fire Department- set to lay off all 18 per-diem members. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Pittston, Maine Fire Department- has broken ground on the new fire station on Route 194 in East Pittston.

Plymouth, Maine Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $172,006 for 10 – Breathing Apparatus, 22 – Sets of PPE, RIT Pack, Thermal Imaging Camera, PPE Washer/Dryer, Mobile Generator, Vehicle Extrication Equipment, Accountability System and Nozzles.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- has placed into service a 1980 Mack MC 1000/750 (ex Windham) as Engine 314. It replaces a 1988 Ford F-350/1978 Saulsbury.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- North Deering Fire Station damaged in fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Presque Isle, Maine Fire Department- ambulance service taken over by fire department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rockland, Maine Fire Department- has appointed Max Negley as their newest Firefighter.

St. Agatha, Maine Fire Department– has received a Federal grant in the amount of $24,977 for Fire Hose, Flashlights, and a Thermal Imaging Camera.

St. Albans, Maine Fire Department- has begun the process of building a new fire station after accepting a land donation and some funds required for the station. The town hopes to apply for grants that will cover part of the station costs.

Scarborough, Maine- to keep dispatch duties in house. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Searsmont, Maine Fire Department- town meeting has changed the fire chief's position from being an elected position to an appointed one.

South Portland, Maine Fire Department- Ladder 45's 2003 E-One Cyclone Quint has been removed from service and will be disposed of due to frame issues. Until a new truck can be purchased, Ladder 41's 1996 Pierce 100' Rear-Mount Tower will be running as Ladder 45.

Van Buren, Maine Fire Department– has received a Federal grant in the amount of $20,505 for 2 – Thermal Imaging Cameras.

Wells, Maine Fire Department- Wells have approved a $14.25 million dollar bond to replace the 3 current fire stations with 2 new stations and build a new Police Station. The new police station and Wells Corner fire station will be built at the site of the current police and fire stations at Routes 1 and 109. A new fire station will be built on Sanford Rd replacing the current Wells Branch and High Pine fire stations. Construction is expected to begin in 2018.

Wilton, Maine Fire Department- will store rescue truck for Livermore Falls. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Windsor, Maine Fire Department- has purchased a 2003 International/KME rescue that previously served Woodsbury, MD.

Winthrop, Maine Fire Department- council accepts bid for new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




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