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1ST Responder Newspaper - NE

December, 2018



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Members re-enter the building on Clayton St.


Springfield Firefighters Make Fast Work of Apartment Fire CAPT. RDL

Oxford FIRE-EMS Group 4 Firefighters, Gryncewicz and Lewis.

Springfield, MA - A fire that started in a first-floor unit's kitchen did an estimated $50,000 in damage and displaced four residents in the Brightwood Square section of the City of Springfield early on the morning of Saturday, November 10th. Springfield firefighters were called to the two-story, woodframe apartment building at 30 Clayton Street at 12:30 A.M., and arrived on scene within four min-

JUMP TO FILE #111018104 utes to find smoke pushing from the 'Bravo' and 'Delta' sides of the structure. Companies stretched hand lines through the first-floor entrance located on the 'Delta' side of the building and made fast work of the main body of fire, knocking it down within 10 minutes of arrival.

Members then spent the next hour overhauling and checking for extension on the first and second floors of the building before clearing the scene. While the point of origin has been determined, the Springfield Fire Department Arson Squad continues to investigate the cause of the fire. - NATE ARNOLD

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MVA with Rollover in Kingston Kingston, MA - Firefighters responded to an early morning MVA on October 27th near 5 Pembroke Street in Kingston. The driver of the vehicle reported that she struck a pole and the vehicle landed on its side after she fell asleep behind the wheel. Firefighters evaluated the driver and she refused treatment.


Acushnet Mass Engine 4 has been fighting fires for over 42 years. The 1976 Ford C900 apparatus was built by Farrar. It has a 1000-GPM pump and carries 500-gallons of water.

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1st Responder New England December Edition  

1st Responder New England December Edition