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

GULF WARS

WORLD WAR II

Private Frederick Petros, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

1st Lieutenant Alfred W. Pezzella, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

2nd Lieutenant Charles L. Pfeiffer, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Private First Class Arnold N.G. Phaneuf, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Private First Class Ernets L. Phelps Jr, ARMY, from Middlesex County, MA killed in action during World War II

Corporal James J. Kirby, USMC, from Boston, MA killed in action during World War II

Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Robert C. Kirsch, NAVY, from Boston, MA killed in action during World War II

Seaman 2nd Class Edward F. Kitteredge, NAVY, from Worcester, MA killed in action during World War II

Seaman 2nd Class Stacy Klangos, NAVY, from Lynn, MA killed in action during World War II

Ship's Cook 3rd Class Alphonse B. Klepacki, NAVY from Lowell, MA killed in action during World War II

VIETNAM

Specialist Five Charles Edwin Bray, Jr, ARMY, 633RD CC&S CO, 80TH GS GROUP, ARMY SPT CMD DANANG, 1ST LOG CMD, USARV from Mystic, CT killed in action on July 9, 1970

Major Peter Dean Hesford, USAF, 390TH TAC FTR SQDN, 366TH TAC FTR WING, 7TH AF from Mystic, CT died on June 8, 1978 from injuries received on March 21, 1968

Private First Class Leslie Lee Craney, USMC, F CO, 2ND BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Portland, ME killed in action on April 3, 1968

Chief Master Sergeant Edward Joseph Darcy, USAF, DET 1 (NHA TRANG), 314TH TAC ALFT WING, 13TH AF from Portland, ME died on April 27, 1978 from injuries received on December 29, 1967

Warrant Officer Francis Dominick Alivento, ARMY, HHB, 2ND BN, 17TH ARTILLERY, 41ST ARTY GROUP, I FIELD FORCE, USARV from New York, NY killed in action on April 8, 1969





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JOHN'S PHOTOS FOR THE WEEK

This week for my photos, a few images sent to me by my friend Trisha in Austrailia. They are of SA Country Fire Service's new 44p Tanker at the Roseworthy fire station. I'm not familiar with the details, but the trucks is pretty cool and she said it would be ok to share.

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.











THE DICK BARTLETT - STEVE CUMMINGS SPOTLIGHT PHOTOS OF THE WEEK





RECENT DELIVERIES





Boston Decon 3- 2023 Freightliner/Hackney rescue.


Freetown, MA Rescue 3- 2022 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance.


Union, CT has placed into service this 2002 Spartan MetroStar/Rescue One rescue truck as Rescue 172. It had previously served in Roscoe, NY.


Ware, MA Engine 2- 2022 Pierce Saber 1500/750.





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





Boston 1/28/23- 2 alarm fire at 141 P Street. The next 3 photos are also from this fire.





Springfield, MA 1/28/23- 3 alarm apartment building fire at the corner of Main and Osgood Streets. Companies arrived to heavy fire showing with it taking over 4 hours to bring the fire under control. The next 2 photos are also from this fire.




Springfield 1/30/23- Springfield FF’s were dispatched just before 9pm to the intersection of Main Street and Osgood Street, which ended up being 2473 Main Street and a building fire. Springfield fire alarm was taking multiple 911 calls for the fire. Engine 7 was 1st arrive to report a large 4 story brick building with heavy fire showing. Truck 1 called on scene to report heavy fire showing on the C side and on the orders of Truck 1 LT Jon Shea he ordered a 2nd alarm. Multiple reports of people trapped were reported in the building. The Commissioner arrived and on his orders sounded a 3rd alarm bringing all Springfield equipment to the scene resulting in mutual aid from East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, Wilbraham, Agawam and West Springfield to come into the city and cover stations. Crews were ordered out of the building shortly after the 3rd was struck. Crews would remind defensive for the next 3 hours plus as 5 ladder pipes worked to try and contain the flames. Heavy smoke would fill neighborhoods throughout the city resulting in more 911 calls. The stubborn main body of fire was finally knocked down at 02:33, 5 and half hours after the 1st call. Crews are still on scene hitting hot spots. The fire remains under investigation by the Springfield Arson and Bomb Squad. At this time unknown amount of people displaced. The next 3 photos are also from this fire.





Springfield, MA 1/29/23- Springfield FF’s were dispatched to 70 Kirk Drive just after 8pm Sunday night for a structure fire. 1st companies arrived to find heavy fire from the A side of 1 story ranch home. Crews made an aggressive attack on the fire. 2 lines were stretched and operating and 1st due truck company cut 2 holes in the roof for ventilation. The fire was knocked down quickly and 1 resident was taking to the hospital with minor injuries. The fire was determined to be electrical in nature. The next 2 photos are also from this fire.




Boston 1/31/23- 2 alarms, 55 & 57 Cedar Street. The next photo is also from this fire.



2nd Alarm in Chicopee, MA on 1/31/23. 15-17 Sitnik Ave. Companies had to back out of the building once the fire took hold in the attic and switch to a defensive attack. The next photo is also from this fire.



Wethersfield, CT 2/2/23- house fire at 70 Apple Hill. The next 3 photos are also from this fire.







OLDER SCENES





NOTHING THIS WEEK




EVENTS AND CANDIDS





Boston.




APPARATUS AND STATION SHOWCASE





Berwick, ME Squad 5- 1997 Freightliner FL70/3D rescue truck, ex Cash, TX.


Vintage photo of Brockton, MA Station 1 apparatus.


Cambridge, MA ex Ladder 3- 1989 Maxim 100' TDA.


Danvers, MA ex Engine 4- 1947 American LaFrance 1000/200.


Exeter, RI District 2 ex Tanker 13- 1969 International R/Franklin 750/3000.


Fitzwilliam, NH ex Engine 3- International Harvester.


Holden, ME ex Engine 393- 1976 Ford C/John Bean.


Holderness, NH ex Engine 3- 1989 Mack R/American Eagle 1500/1000.


Manchester, NH ex Engine 7- 1982 Pemfab/FMC.


Vintage photo of Manchester, NH Hose 3.


Mashpee, MA ex Breaker 354- 1967 International R/Thibault 300/1000.


Medford, MA ex Engine 1- 1973 Mack CF 1000/500.


The same Medford Engine 1 as above, later painted red w/ a new light bar.


Melrose, MA ex Engine 1- 1987 Mack CF/KME 1250/500.


Middleton, MA ex Ladder 1- 1980 International/Middleboro/1949 Seagrave 85' MMA.


Millbury, CT ex Emergency Unit- 1939 Brockway.


Vintage photo of New London CT Truck 2's 1925 Seagrave 75' TDA. The next photo is also of the truck.



Rutland Town, VT ex Engine 1- Ford C/Ward LaFrance 1000 GPM.


Rutland Town, VT ex Tanker 2- International/Local.


Stoneham, MA ex Ladder 1- 1949 Seagrave 65' MMA. The photo was taken after the truck was removed from service and sold, probably in the early 1970's.


Union Fire District, South Kingstown RI Engine 21- 2022 Spartan/Smeal 1250/700/20A.


Springdale Fire Co in Stamford, CT Engine 51- 2007 HME Silver Fox 1500/750 (ex Stamford E2/E9).


Woonsocket, RI Engine 3- 2011 Spartan/Crimson 1500/750.




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.




Patch from the former Naval Air Station South Weymouth, MA Fire Department.


Patch from the US Navy submarine tender USS Frank Cable AS-40.


U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stone WMSL-758 challenge coin. The USCGC Stone is a new 418' Legend class cutter that was commissioned in 2021.




POLICE AND MILITARY PHOTOS


Brockton, MA.


Portland, ME Water District Security Marine 7- Retired 2006 U.S. Coast Guard Response Boat-Small.




RAILROAD PHOTOS









CLOSING SHOT






Miami, FL Ladder 1/3- 1/3 scale American LaFrance TDA aerial ladder. Built by the members of the City of Miami Fire Dept.




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