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Week of November 13, 2017

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Greenfield, IN Firefighter Scott Compton, 55, passed away from a heart attack after working at a fire scene.

LODD- Cannelburg, IN Vol Firefighter Colby Blake, 26, was killed while working a motor vehicle crash. He was reportedly struck by a vehicle operated by another volunteer firefighter responding to the same incident. It was also reported that the firefighter that struck him was under the influence.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Belfast, ME Engine– 2017 Freightliner M2-106/Metalfab 1250/1200
Burlington, VT Engine 1- 2017 E-One Typhoon 1500/750
Burlington, VT Engine 2- 2017 E-One 1500/400/75’ RMA
Chelsea, MA Ladder 2- 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 105' RMA
Chelsea, MA Rescue 1- 2017 Pierce Saber heavy rescue
Sharon, MA Ladder 1- 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 105' RMA
Washington, ME Engine 1– 2017 Freightliner M2-106/Metalfab 1250/1000

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Bristol, Connecticut Fire Department- has on order a 2018 Pierce Enforcer. It will replace Engine 4's 1997 Pierce Lance.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Burlington, Mass Fire Department- Station 2 ready to be demolished to make way for new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Danbury, Connecticut Fire Department- has appointed Joe Halas as the new Deputy Fire Chief.

Dedham, Mass Fire Department- town meeting approves funds for new public safety building. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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Week of November 6, 2017

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Watertown, MA Fire Chief Mario Orangio passed away from cancer at the age of 51.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Brasher-Winthrop, NY Firefighter David E. Carr, 62, passed away from a medical emergency after working a large fire.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Cambridge, MA Rescue 2- 2017 Ford F-450/Road Rescue ambulance (for events/major incidents)
Gardner Lake (Salem, CT) Tanker 127- 2017 Mack Granite/KME 3000 gal
Georgetown, ME Engine 1- 2017 Freightliner M2-106/E-One 1250/2000
Harwinton Westside, CT Engine 12- 2017 Pierce
Lebanon, CT Ambulance 506- 2017 Ford E-450/Life Line ambulance
Lowell, MA Ladder 2- 2017 E-One Cyclone Metro 100' RMA
New Hartford, CT Rescue 6- 2017 Pierce Contender PUC pumper
Newport Ambulance Svc, VT Newport 3- 2017 Chevrolet/Wheeled Coach ambulance
Norfolk, CT Engine 90- 2017 Freightliner M2/Toyne 1250/500/25A

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Barkhamsted, CT Fire District- has two 2018 Spartan/Marion pumpers on order. One will be Pleasant Valley Engine 1 the other will be Riverton Engine 4.

Mashantucket Pequot, Connecticut Fire Department- has on order a 2017 Sutphen 1500/1000 pumper.

Nepaug, CT Fire Department- has a 2017 Spartan/Gowans Knight pumper currently in production.

Simsbury, CT Fire Department- has a 2017 Ford F-550/Gowans Knight light rescue currently in production for Rescue 15.

Williamstown, Vermont Fire Department- Engine-Squad 3's 2000 HME/V-Tec 1750/750 was invovled in a roll-over MVA. Fortunately no one was injured, although it is believed the damage to the truck is extensive.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Edgartown, Mass Fire Department- has named Deputy Chief Alexander J. Schaeffer as the new Fire Chief.

Falls Village (Canaan) Connecticut Fire Department- has opened a new fire station at 188 Route 7.

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

Framingham, Mass Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $175,182 to purchase new portable radios.

Mashantucket Pequot, Connecticut Fire Department- has named John Marr as the new Fire Chief.

Methuen, Mass Fire Department- two firefighters graduate fire academy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Middletown, Rhode Island Fire Department- has appointed Peter Faerber Jr as the new Fire Chief.

Southington, Connecticut Fire Department- Firefighter Lee Dibble has retired after 30 years of service.

Westwood, Mass Fire Department- has appointed former West Hartford Battalion Chief John T. Deckers as Chief of Department. John is formerly from Hingham and went to high school in Westwood.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

Fallen Ashland, MA Firefighters honored. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of October 30, 2017

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Torrington, CT Deputy Fire Chief Christopher Pepler passed away at the age of 43 after suffering a heart attack.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Braintree, MA Engine 4- 2017 E-One Typhoon 1500/750/30F
Foxborough, MA Engine- 2017 E-One Typhoon 1250/780/30F
Harrison, ME Engine 3- 2017 Pierce Saber 1500/1000
Holden, MA Engine 2- 2017 E-One Typhoon 1500/780/30F
Kennebunkport, ME Engine 33- 2017 Pierce Saber 1250/1000
Lebanon, NH Engine 9- 2017 E-One Cyclone 1500/1000/30F
Leominster, MA Engine 4- 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/675
Lewiston, ME Engine 7- 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/750
Mass Firefighting Academy Ladder 1- 2017 KME Severe Service 109' RMA
Milton, MA Engine 4- 2017 E-One Typhoon 1500/750/30B
New London, CT Ambulance 200- 2017 Dodge Ram/Life Line ambulance
Northampton, MA Engine 3- 2017 Pierce Enforcer 1500/1000/CAFS
Norton, MA Rescue 1- 2017 Dodge Ram/Horton ambulance
Pittsfield, ME Engine 1- 2017 Pierce Enforcer 1500/1000
Sikorsky Aircraft (Stratford, CT) Truck 7- 2017 E-One Titan 2000/3000
Waltham, MA Tower 1- 2017 Seagrave Marauder II 95' MM Twr
Wrentham, MA Ambulance 1- 2017 Dodge Ram 5500/Life Line 4x4 ambulance

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Brookline, Mass Fire Department- has placed an order with KME for a new pumper that will be assigned to Engine 6.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Bernardston, Mass Fire Department- funds for the new fire station were voted down at Town Meeting.

Canton, Connecticut Fire Department- looks to buy North Canton Fire Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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

Reading, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $159,364 for the purchase of personal protective equipment.

Somerville, Mass Fire Department- the department has completed an in-house refurb of the 1995 International/E-One rescue that had been obtained from Malden. It has been designated Rescue 2 and will carry collapse and tech rescue equipment.

Springfield, Mass Fire Department- the city has named Agawam Deputy Fire Chief Bernard "BJ" Calvi as the new fire commissioner.

Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- has appointed Marcel B. Fontenault Jr. as Assistant Chief.

West Hartford, Connecticut Fire Department- Assistant Fire Chief Richard Winn has retired after 33 years of service.

Westford, Mass Fire Department- has broken ground on their new Headquarters Fire Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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Week of October 23, 2017

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Stoneham, MA Lieutenant Robert Marshall passed away at the age of 92. He was also a veteran of World War II (U.S. Navy) and was the uncle of current Stoneham Fire Captain Jim Marshall.

Retired Malden, MA Fire Chief Frank W. Fitzgeral Jr passed away at the age of 85. He was also a Korean War Veteran (U.S. Army) and served as Past President of the Boston Sparks and Box 52 Association.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Stanhope, NJ Vol Firefighter Edward J. Frenenski, 31, passed away after suffering a seizure during a training session.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Arlington Rescue, VT Ambulance 1- 2017 Ford F-450/Osage ambulance
Lexington, MA Ladder 1- 2017 E-One Cyclone 100' RMA
Northbridge, MA Engine 3- 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/1000/30F
Plymouth, MA Engine 6- 2017 E-One Cyclone 1500/1000/30F
Quincy, MA Engine 1- 2017 KME Severe Service 1500/750
Quincy, MA Engine 5- 2017 KME Severe Service 1500/750
South Hero Rescue, VT Ambulance 1- 2017 Ford F-450/Osage ambulance
Wolcott, CT Engine 2 (W2)- 2017 E-One Cyclone 1500/1000

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Lynnfield, Mass Fire Department- has placed into service a 2018 Ford F-150 as Car 1.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Central Coventry, Rhode Island Fire Department- swears in 10 new firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rochester, New Hampshire Fire Department- has sworn in Mark Klose as the new Fire Chief.

Westwood, Mass Fire Department- Chief William Scoble has retired after 40 years of service.

Williamstown, Mass Fire Department- voters approve land purchase for future fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

Mass- Braintree Firefighter honored for saving 3 from fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of October 16, 2017

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Devens, MA Lieutenant Richard Stevens passed away from occupational cancer.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Presho, SD Fire Chief Donald F. Manger, 54, passed away after falling ill at a fire scene.

LODD- Loch Sheldrake, NH Vol Firefighter Ronald W. Hinkle, 71, passed away after responding to a call.

LODD- CAL Fire contract Firefighter Garrett Paiz, 38, was killed when the tanker truck he was driving rolled over.

LODD- Hernando County Firefighter Steven R. Perry, 53, passed away after he was found unresponsive at the fire station.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Bristol, CT Engine 2- 2017 Pierce Enforcer 1500/750/40F
Concord, NH Engine 7- 2017 Pierce Enforcer 1500/750
Hanover, MA Tower 1- 2017 E-One Cyclone 100' RM Twr
Lowell, MA Rescue 1- 2017 E-One Quest heavy rescue
Madison Ambulance, CT Ambulance 803- 2017 Ford E/PL Custom ambulance
New Bedford, MA Engine 5- 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500
New Bedford, MA Engine 9- 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500
Pelham, NH Ambulance 3- 2017 Ford F-550 4X4/Horton ambulance
Reading, MA Rescue 1- 2017 International ambulance
Wells, ME Engine 7- 2016 Pierce Enforcer 1500/1000/F (demo)
Wilton Ambulance, CT Ambulance 512- 2017 Ford F-550/Lifeline ambulance

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

East Longmeadow, Mass Fire Department- has on order a Pierce Ascendant 107' RMA.

North Stonington, Connecticut Fire Department- has contracted with New England Fire Equipment to build a new brush truck on a Ford F-550 chassis.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

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

Framingham, Mass Fire Department- voters approved funds to build a new Saxonville Fire Station, which is the quarters of Engine 2.

Lynn, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief James McDonald has announced he will retire in January 2018 after 40 years of service.

South Burlington, Vermont Fire Department- Captain Gary Rounds has retired after 47 years of service.

Sudbury, Mass Fire Department- voters approved funds to rebuild Station 2 on Rte. 20.

Warren, Rhode Island Fire Department- has named James Sousa as the new Fire Chief.

Webster, Mass Fire Department- voters turned down a request for funds to purchase a new engine.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

Maine- Livermore Falls may share fire truck with Jay. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Mass- Brockton Firefighter heading to the Masters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




Week of October 9, 2017

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Arlington, MA Fire Chief Steve Porciello passed away from occupational cancer.

South Berwick, ME Fire Chief George E. Gorman passed away at the age of 75.

Marshfield, VT former Vol Fire Chief Dwight Baker passed away at the age of 74.

Fryeburg, ME Vol Captain Corliss Watson passed away. He had been with the department since 1946 and served 18 years as Chief. He also was awarded the Bronze Star in the Korean War.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Triple Community, NC Firefighter Jason Keith Hensley, 40, was struck and killed by a drunk driver while clearing debis in the road.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Alford, MA Engine 2- 2017 Spartan Metro Star/Darley 1500/1500/40F
Gales Ferry (Ledyard, CT) Ladder 25- 2017 Ferrara 107' RMA
Griswold, CT Engine-Tank 155- 2017 Spartan/Toyne 1500/1000
Hooksett, NH Ambulance 3- 2017 Ford F-550 ambulance
St. Albans Town, VT Tanker 1- 2017 International/E-One 1250/2000

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Charlton, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Charles E. Cloutier Jr. has announced he will retire in January after 23 years of service, 11 of them as chief.

Dighton, Mass Fire Department- has named Acting Fire Chief Christopher Maguy as the permanent Fire Chief.

Newport, Rhode Island Fire Department- Brian Dugan has been appointed as the new Fire Chief.

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

Pittsfield, MA Fire Department- Abigail Lemanski becomes the department's first female firefighter. She previously served seven years with the Lenox Fire Department.

Warren, Rhode Island Fire Department- Fire Chief Al Galinelli will retire on October 27 after 29 years of service.

Watertown, Connecticut Fire Department- has promoted Jim DeMarest Jr to the rank of Deputy Chief.

Winooski, Vermont Fire Department- has promoted John Audy Jr. to the rank of fire chief and John Spittle to Battalion Chief.

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

Charlemont, Mass ponders future of fire service in town. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




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