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Week of July 16, 2018

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Active Duty Boston Firefighter Justin Poitras passed away from injuries received in a motorcycle accident.

Retired Boston, MA Lieutenant and Marine Corps Veteran Charles W. Bellew passed away.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Hague, NY Volunteer Lieutenant Michael Cherubini, 71, fell ill while riding an apparatus in a parade and later passed away at his home.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Ashland, NH Engine 2- 2018 Spartan/Toyne 1500/1000
Boston MedFlight Med 12- 2018 Ford F-550/Life Line ambulance
Plainfield, VT Engine 1- 2018 Freightliner/E-One 1250/1200

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Clarksburg, Mass Fire Department- has acquired a 1992 Freightliner FL-70/KME 4X4 with a 1000 GPM Pump, 500 Gallon Tank, and 30 gallon foam tank. The unit will be designated Engine 1.

Whitman, Mass Fire Department- Engine 241 (1989 E-One Cyclone 1000/500) has returned to service after being refurbished by M&R Rehab 2018.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Dunstable, Mass Fire Department- has been awarded an AFG grant in the amount of $115,481 to assists with the replacement of 18 SCBA's, 32 Bottles, 1-RIT Pack, and 25 Facepeices.

Easton, Mass Fire Department- three new firefighters sworn in. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Greenwich, Connecticut Fire Department- four firefighters promoted. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Groton City, Connecticut Fire Department- has appointed Robert Tompkins as the new Fire Chief.

Hallowell, Maine Fire Department- new fire station set to open. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Sandwich, Mass Fire Department- has appointed Acting Fire Chief John J. (J.J.) Burke to permanent Fire Chief.

Southwest Harbor, Maine Fire Department- Tom Chisholm has been appointed as the new Fire Chief.

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Week of July 9, 2018

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

North Madison, CT Vol Firefighter Crew Kirst, 21, was killed in an automobile crash on July 2nd in North Branford.

Retired Lawrence, MA Deputy Chief Joseph Ferrigno passed away at the age of 88.

Retired Lempster, MA Fire Chief Harold Whiting passed away.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Sun Prairie, WI Captain Cory Barr died from injuries he sustained in a natural gas explosion that destroyed several buildings on July 10th.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Gardner, MA Rescue 3- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton 4x4 ambulance
Hope & Jackson (Scituate, RI) Engine 41- 2018 Spartan/Smeal 1500/1000
Merrimack, NH Forestry 1- 2018 Ford F-550/North American Upfitters w/ high pressure pump/200 gal
Newport Center, CT Tanker 1- 2018 Freightliner/Helie 3500 gal
Pawtucket, RI Rescue 1- 2018 Ford F-550/Road Rescue ambulance
West Tisbury, MA Engine 722- 2018 KME Panther 1250/1000/20A/20B

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Braintree, Mass Fire Department- funding has been approved to purchase a new ladder truck for Ladder 2.

Franklin, Mass Fire Department- Ferrara has completed construction on an Inferno pumper with 2000 GPM pump and 500 gallon water tank for the department. Delivery will take place after outfitting at the local dealer.

Hudson, New Hampshire Fire Department- has placed an order with Seagrave for a 100' RMA ladder truck.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Cranston, Rhode Island Fire Department- 12 new firefighters added to the ranks. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Epping, New Hampshire- former fire station to become museum. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Morris, Connecticut- new Morris Fire Company takes over fire protection for the town. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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Week of July 2, 2018

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Philadelphia, PA Lieutenant Benny Hutchins, 62, passed away after suffering a medical emergency during training.

LODD- Auxtin, TX Fire Cadet Devon Coney, 34, passed away after suffering a medical emergency at the fire academy.

West Liberty, NC Volunteer Firefighter Michael Goodnight, 55, was killed in a motor vehicle crash responding to a call.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Bar Harbor, ME Ladder 4- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1500/470/30F/75' RMA
Bowdoinham, ME Squad 4- 2018 Ford F-550/Danko 150/300/12F light rescue
Brattleboro, VT Engine 2- 2018 Pierce Saber 1500/1000
Killington, VT Ladder 1- 2018 Pierce Ascendant 1500/500/107' RMA
Manchester BTS, MA Squad 3- 2018 Ford F-550/HME 1500/400/15
Old Town, ME Engine 71- 2018 Pierce Enforcer 1500/1000
Windham, NH Ladder 1- 2018 Pierce Ascendant 1500/500/107' RMA

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Ashby Mass Fire Department- has placed an order for a 2018 Dodge 5500/PL Custom Ambulance.

Fall River, Mass Fire Department- Ferrara has completed construction of the 85' MM Tower on an Inferno chassis. Delivery will take place sometime in July after outfitting at the local dealer.

Ipswich, Mass Fire Department- the two (2) E-One Typhoon pumpers have been completed at the factory and will be delivered to the department after outfitting at the local dealer. They will be assigned as Engine 2 and Engine 4.

Lexington, Mass Fire Department- Horton has completed construction of a new ambulance built on a Ford F-550 chassis. Delivery will take place in early July.

Manchester, Connecticut Fire Department- Pierce has completed construction on Truck 2's 105' Rear-Mount Aerial ladder truck. The unit will be delivered to the department after outfitting at the local dealer.

Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- PL Custom has completed construction of two (2) ambulances built on Ford F chassis. Delivery is expected in early to mid July.

Sherborn, Mass Fire Department- has placed an order with Rosenbauer for a pumper built on a Commander chassis with 6 man cab to replace Engine 2. The new truck will have a huge hose bed to accommodate 5000’ of 5” LDH, a Waterous 2000 GPM Pump and 500 gallons of water. Also, Sharon has ordered a Rosenbauer Timberwolf to replace their current Engine 6. The new truck will be mounted on a 4-door Freightliner M2 chassis with a 1250 GPM Rosenbauer NH (Normal/High) Pump capable of pumping normal and high pressure, a Rosenbauer FixMix foam system with a 30 gallon cell capable of producing “CAFS like” foam when pumped in high pressure mode, a 1000 gallon tank, dual hose reels and a front bumper turret capable of pump and roll operations.

Webster, Mass Fire Department- has approved funds to purchase a new E-One Typhoon E-Max pumper. It will replaced Engine 5's 1996 Sutphen. Webster has also approved funds for the purchase of a Ford F-350 Crew Cab which will replace Forestry 3 and the Service Truck.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Barre Town, Vermont- town accepts fire district deed. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Cambridge, Mass Fire Department- city funds firehouse repairs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Lynnfield, Mass Fire Department- town decides not to renew fire chief's contract. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Middleborough, Mass Fire Department- Lieuteneant Eric Gunnison has been promoted to Captain and Firefighter Julie Bryant has been promoted to Lieutenant.

Rochester, New Hampshire Fire Department- promotes 3 firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Salem, New Hampshire Fire Department- Federal grand allows department to add staffing. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Searsmont, Maine Fire Department- new fire station being built. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Springfield, Mass Fire Department- city tries to sell old Oak Street fire station again. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Springfield, Mass Fire Department- 4 retired fire trucks go to the scrapyard. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Woonsocket, Rhode Island Fire Department- Captain Michael A. Morin has retired after 31 years of service.

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Week of June 25, 2018

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Central Coventry, RI Fire Chief Charles Bowen Sr. passed away on June 23rd at the age of 82.

Raymond, ME Captain David Mains was killed in a motorcycle accident in Massachusetts on June 26th.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Long Beach, CA Captain Dave Rosa, 45, died from gunshots received while investitaging reports of a smell of gasoline at a senior care facility. Another firefighter was also seriously wounded in the incident.

LODD- Paint Creek, OH Firefighter Joe Patterson died June 24th after an accident where a compressed air cylinder exploded at the fire station.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Beacon Falls, CT Truck 6- 2017 Pierce Ascendant 1500/500/75' RMA (ex demo)
Bethany, CT Engine 53- 2017 Rosenbauer Commander ?/?
Devens, MA Engine 4- 2018 Ferrara Igniter MVP 1500/1000/30A
Hope Valley Ambulance, RI Ambulance 312- 2018 Ford E-450/Life Line ambulance
Houlton, ME 403- 2018 Freightliner/K & T Fire Equip 1250/3000
Hudson, NH Medic 4- 2018 Ford F-550/AEV ambulance
Long Hill (Trumbull, CT) Engine 202- 2017 Ford F-550/EJ Metals ???/500
North Thompsonville (Enfield, CT) Truck 41- 2017 Pierce Velocity 2000/200/100' RM Twr
Trumbull, CT Attack 105- 2017 Ford F-550/HME 1500/300
Waitsfield, VT Engine 6- 2018 International/E-One 1250/1000
Waltham, MA Engine 3- 2017 Seagrave Marauder II 1250/500/30F
Westford, MA Engine 4- 2018 E-One Tyhpoon E-Max 1500/790/30A

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Hamilton, Mass Fire Department- has purchased a Pierce Impel 1500/750 stock pumper. Delivery to the department will take place after outfitting at the local dealer.

Plainville, Connecticut Fire Department- voters approved funds to purchase a new pumper and a new ladder truck.

Prospect, Connecticut Fire Department- voters approved funds to order a new Pierce Velocity pumper/tanker with 3000 gallon tank. It will replace Engine 5's 1999 Pierce Lance and is expected to be delivered sometime in mid 2019.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Brewster, Mass Fire Department- the new headquarters station is officially open and operating. The address of the new station is 1671 Main Street.

Conway, New Hampshire- gets grant to upgrade dispatch. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Goodwin Mills, Maine Fire Department- Deputy Chief Chad Johnston has retired after 30 years of service.

Portland, Maine Fire Department- fire station that caught fire to be renovated this fall. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Waltham, Mass Fire Department- has sworn in Deputy Chief Thomas MacInnis as the new Fire Chief.

Wareham, Mass Fire Department- has named Interim Fire Chief Matt Rowley as the new permanent fire chief.

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Week of June 18, 2018

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

Retired Lawrence, MA Lieutenant Thomas F. Cusack, 79, passed away on June 16th.

Retired Boston, MA Captain Fire Captain and Mass Fire Academy Instructor Rick Connelly passed away on June 20th.

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Amelia County, VA Vol Firefighter William H. Moore IV, 48, suffered a fatal heart attack during training.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Blue Hill, Maine– 2018 Spartan Metrostar/4 Guys 1250/1000/20F
Deer Island, Maine– 2018 International 4400/4 Guys 1250/1000/30F
Sedgewick, Maine– 2018 International 4400/4 Guys 1250/1000/30F
Clinton, CT Ambulance 941- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance
Clinton, CT Ambulance 943- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance
Duxbury, MA Engine 3- 2018 Pierce Dash CF PUC 1500/750/20A
Lancaster, MA Ladder 17- 2018 KME 109' RMA
Monroe, CT Truck 77- 2018 KME Severe Service 1500/300/81' MM Twr
Watertown, CT Engine 2- 2018 Spartan ?/?

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Dover, New Hampshire Fire Department- E-One has completed construction of the new E-One Cyclone 1500/500/100' ladder truck. It is currently being prepared for delivery to the department. Once in service, it will replace Engine 4's 2000 Smeal, which will be disposed of.

Southborough, Mass Fire Department- has placed and order for a Ford F-550/Horton 4X4 ambulance. Delivery should take place around September.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Pawtucket, RI Fire Department- adds 18 firefighters to the ranks. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Morris, Connecticut Fire Department- votes to end fire service to the town. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Peabody, Mass Fire Department- Fire Chief Steve Pasdon has announced he will retire next spring.

Salem, New Hampshire Fire Department- Fire Chief Paul Parisi has been selected to be the new State Fire Marshal.

Winthrop, Maine Fire Department- set to open new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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Week of June 11, 2018

DEATH NOTICES

WITHIN NEW ENGLAND

BEYOND NEW ENGLAND

LODD- Dover Twp, PA Firefighter Grant Froman, 55, suffered a heart attack while performing maintenance on a department vehicle and passed away on June 6th.

LODD- East Side, NC Firefighter Dakota Snavely, 17, died June 10th in a vehicle accident after being dispatched to a water rescue.

LODD- Weatherford, TX Firefighter Andy Loller Jr., 42, suffered a medical emergency battling a wildfire on June 10th and died while being transported to a hospital.

LODD- Perth Amboy, NJ Firefighter Doug Ambrozewycz died June 10th from complications when he was burned in a 1983 fire and contracted Hepatitis C through a blood transfusion.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Central Coventry, RI Rescue 7- 2018 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance
Epping, NH Ambulance 3- 2018 Ford/PL Custom ambulance
Greenwich, CT Engine 1- 2018 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/750
Greenwich, CT Engine 3- 2018 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/750
Greenwich, CT Engine 5- 2018 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/750
Madbury, NH Engine 2- 2018 Spartan Metro Star/Marion 1500/1000/20F
Plaistow, NH Tanker 6- 2018 Pierce Enforcer 1500/3000/30F
Williamstown, VT Engine 3- 2018 HME Ahrens Fox 1500/1000
Winslow, ME Rescue 2- 2018 Dodge Ram 5500 light rescue

APPARATUS/VEHICLE FUNDING, ORDERS AND NEWS

 

Atkinson, New Hampshire Fire Department- has placed an order for a Rosenbauer Mini Pumper on a Ford F-550 chassis with a 500 GPM Hale pump, 300 gallon water tank and an A/B foam system.

Auburn, New Hampshire Fire Department- has placed an order for a Rosenbauer heavy rescue on a Kenworth chassis and a Rosenbauer “Smart Cab”.

Barkhampsted, Connecticut- the two 2018 Spartan MetroStar/Marion 2000/1000 pumpers are in production. July delivery is expected.

Boston Fire Department- has put out a bid for an Emergency Procurement of a tower ladder.

Dalton, MA Fire District- has placed an order with Toyne for a pumper built on a Spartan chassis. The rig will be equipped with a Spartan Gladiator LFD cab, 450 HP Engine, Waterous Two-Stage 1500 GPM Pump, Waterous Platinum CAFS System, and a Toyne Stainless Steel Body. Delivery will be May 2019.

Epping, New Hampshire Fire Department- has purchased a 2011 Spartan Metro Star 1500/1000/20F. The unit had previously served Warner, NH and was damaged in a rollover MVA in 2017. It has been completely refurbished and recertified. It will be assigned as Engine 2 and replace Tank 2's 1989 Mack.

New Ipswich, New Hampshire Fire Department- has ordered a Spartan S-180 Custom Pumper with a 1500 GPM pump and 1000 gallon tank. The truck has already been built and should be delivered sometime this summer.

Rindge, New Hampshire Fire Department- has placed an order for a Rosenbauer Warrior Custom Pumper with a stainless steel body, Hale 1250 GPM pump, 1000 gallon water tank and class A foam system. This will be the first complete custom Rosenbauer (cab and chassis) in the state of New Hampshire.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Chilmark, Mass Fire Department- Fire Station plan inches forward. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Conway, New Hampshire- has named Conway Village Fire Captain Matt Leavitt as the town's new emergency management director.

Harrisville, Rhode Island Fire Department- Deputy Chief Michael E. Gingell has been appointed as the new Fire Chief.

Norwich, Connecticut Fire Department- Fire Chief Ken Scandariato has announced he will retire in September after 27 years with the department.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire Fire Department- selects boat maker out of Massachusetts for fire boat. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Weymouth, Mass- new private ambulance service set to take over contract on July 1st. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Winslow, Maine Fire Department- town council votes to no longer share fire chief with Waterville. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

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