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FAST-MOVING FIRE DOES SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO NEW BRITAIN HOME

MICHAEL CARENZA JR

New Britain, CT - On November 28th around 6:20 P.M., firefighters arrived to 206 Tremont Street with heavy fire showing from a window on the first floor of a two-story home, which was rapidly spreading up the asphalt shingled siding to the roof line. - See full story on page 16

eLEND joins Heroes Mortgage Program to offer down payment assistance for heroes SEE PAGE 32 FOR DETAILS.


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MEMORIES If you have photos you would like to see in our Memories feature, please upload them on our website www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

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The fire was held to the second floor apartment.

MICHAEL CARENZA JR

15 Displaced After Fire Strikes New Britain Apartment New Britain, CT - On December 12th around 8:00 P.M., calls started coming in for a fire at 950 Farmington Avenue in New Britain, with reports of people hanging out of the windows. A second-alarm was requested as multiple calls were coming in. The fire was on the second floor

JUMP TO FILE #121318117 of a three-story brick apartment building. Crews were able to contain the fire to the one apartment, bringing it under control in 30 minutes. There were no reports of in-

juries, but two people jumped from a second floor window. The fire was started by candles from a shrine in a closet. The Meriden and West Hartford Fire Departments provided station coverage during the incident. - MICHAEL CARENZA JR

LITTLE BIG GUYS If you have photos you would like to see in our Little Big Guys feature, please upload them on our website www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

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Washington Engine 3 is a 2008 International WorkStar 4x4 that was built by Firematic. This apparatus has a 750-gallon water tank and carries 2500-feet of large diameter hose, making it fully capable for all hazards, including structure fire responses. It also has a 1250-GPM pump.

Essex operated this classic 1978 Maxim-S 1500-GPM pumper that carried 500-gallons of water. Former Engine 7 remains in great condition. It was spotted and photographed at the 2018 state convention parade.


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DEPARTMENT PROFILE

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Located in the "Quiet Corner of Connecticut", the town of Ashford is protected by the Ashford Volunteer Fire Department. This agency operates out of two fire stations with a compliment of three EngineTank apparatus, one Rescue Truck and a Service Truck. The EMS division runs a single type III ambulance. There is also a trailered 12-foot Avalon inflatable boat. All of the department's apparatus, except Engine-Tank 420, run from the primary station located at 46 Westford Road. The second house on Lake Chaffee is home to 420.

Ashford FD is dispatched by Tolland County 911 even though they are located in neighboring Windham County. They are Department 20 in the TN system.

Ashfield Fire - Lake Chaffee Station.

Ashfield Fire Headquarters.

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Ashford ET120 - 2015 Spartan Metro Star/ERV 1500-GPM with 1000-gallon tank.

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Ashford ET220 - 1992 Freightliner FL70/KME 1500-GPM with 1200gallon tank.

Ashford Conn ET420 - 2000 Freightliner FL80/KME 1500-GPM with 1200-gallon tank.

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Service 120 - 1984 Chevrolet 4x4 200-GPM with 225-gallon tank.

Ashford Conn Rescue 120 - 2006 GMC C-4500.

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ON THE LITER SIDE

A guide to finding great companies

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On December 10th, five new probationary firefighters started their new career with the Danbury Fire Department. Four came fresh out of the CT Fire Academy Recruit Program, with one additional lateral transfer from the Fairfield Fire Department. The Danbury FD equips its firefighters quite well, and traditionally when the Probies come back from the Academy, they are presented two complete sets of turnout gear. To make them feel welcome, the guys thought they'd put them under the Christmas tree, and even 'customized' a little poem for them. The new firefighters are: Tommy Chirico, Jimmy Babcock, Johnny Dipietro, Kyle Beers and his cousin Mike Beers, who came over from Fairfield Fire.

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Minivan MVA with Injuries in Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook, CT - Sandy Hook firefighters and Newtown Ambulance personnel were dispatched to the area of 255 Berkshire Road on Thursday, November 29th around 1:45 P.M. for a motor vehicle accident involving a minivan with injuries. Deputy Chief Anthony Capozziello arrived on the scene first and assumed command. Rescue 444, Engine 442 and crews also responded to the scene. Firefighters assisted with patient care, battery removal, traffic control and wetting down the area due to it being so dry and sparks flying from the saw. Sandy Hook returned to service at 2:42 P.M.

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Professional Vehicle Corp. Shaker Auto Group

The Probies Poem....

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through headquarters Not a creature was stirring, not even Bonsignore; The stockings were hung by the hose washer with care, In hopes that some action soon would be there; The firefighters were nestled all snug in their beds; While visions of workers' danced in their heads; And Capt'n in his 'nomex, and I in my bell cap, Had just settled our brains for a short winter's nap, When out on New Street there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash. The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow, Gave a lustre of midday to objects below, When what to my wondering eyes did appear, But a Pierce Pumper and five tiny probies, With a little old driver so lively and quick, I knew in a moment he must be St. Florian. More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name: "Now, Chirico! now, Dipeitro! now Babcock and Beers! On, Beers! oh WAIT, is it we have TWO Beers?! To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall! Now dash away! dash away! dash away all, Have a safe career, have a safe career all!"

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Norwich Hosts Winterfest Parade Norwich, CT - Over 50 separate organizations attended the Norwich Winterfest parade on Saturday, December 1st, which filled the city's streets. Firefighters from Norwich, Taftville, Yantic, Occum, East Great Plain and Laurel Hill marched in the parade. Pictured are Norwich firemen in front of Squad A. BERNIE MEEHAN JR


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Maryland: Daniel "Danny" Lister, 34 Rank: Assistant Fire Chief Incident Date: September 1, 2018 Death Date: September 1, 2018 Fire Department: Queen Anne-Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Company Initial Summary: Assistant Fire Chief Daniel "Danny" Lister was operating at the scene of a motor vehicle accident with multiple medical patients on Maryland Route 404 at Old Queen Anne Road and suffered a medical emergency. Resuscitation efforts on scene were unsuccessful and Lister passed away at the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health at Easton.

Oregon: Eric Christopher Aarseth, 20 Rank: Firefighter II Incident Date: August 27, 2018 Death Date: September 4, 2018 Fire Department: Miller Timber Services Initial Summary: Firefighter II Eric Aarseth worked the Horns Mountain Fire in Washington on Aug. 27 and was released at 6:00 p.m. On Aug. 28, Aarseth was found unresponsive at his home in Oregon. Reports indicate that Aarseth developed pneumonia which became septic. Aarseth was treated at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield, Oregon, but was taken off life support on Sept. 3 after suffering irreversible damage to his organs. Aarseth passed away early the following morning on Sept. 4.

South Dakota: David Fischer, 43 Rank: Assistant Fire Chief Incident Date: September 7, 2018 Death Date: September 7, 2018 Fire Department: Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department Initial Summary: At approximately 4 p.m. on Sept. 7, Assistant Fire Chief David Fischer responded with the Sturgis Vol. FD and other local first-responders to a residential structure fire in Tilford, South Dakota. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single-family home that was fully involved in fire. The intense fire ignited several outbuildings on the

property and threatened nearby propane tanks. Firefighters made their initial attack, sent out a mutual aid call, and evacuated nearby residents. Soon after, responders were informed of a resident that was unaccounted for and last seen in the involved residence. As firefighters continued to fight the fire and attempted to locate the missing resident, a nearby propane tank experienced a catastrophic failure causing a Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion, or BLEVE. The explosion instantly killed Fischer. In addition, the remains of the missing resident, an 82 year-old male, were found the following morning. Michigan: Robert James Phillips II, 62 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: September 22, 2018 Death Date: September 23, 2018 Fire Department: Memphis Fire Department Initial Summary: On Sept. 22, Firefighter Robert James Phillips II responded to two emergency incidents, the last one being a motor vehicle accident at approximately 11:30 a.m. On Sept. 23, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Phillips was found unresponsive by his wife at his residence. She called 911 and the Memphis Fire Department responded, but Phillips was pronounced dead at the scene. The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be reported.

Missouri: Russell Hayes, 62 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: October 3, 2018 Death Date: October 4, 2018 Fire Department: El Dorado Springs Vol. Fire Department Initial Summary: On Oct. 3, Firefighter Russell Hayes, while driving a department truck, was on his way to have a pump inspected for annual certification. Hayes lost control of the vehicle, veered to the right side of the road, then overcorrected as he tried to get back, causing it to travel off the left side of the road and overturn. Hayes was air lifted to the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO, where he later died from injuries sustained in the accident.


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Recruit Class #62.

BERNIE MEEHAN JR

CT Fire Academy Graduates Recruit Class #62 Manchester, CT - On December 7th, 44 firefighters gathered at the Manchester Community College for the graduation of Recruit Firefighter Class #62. In front of a packed house, the program began with the National Anthem, sung by Kelly-Ann Clark, and the invocation by Reverend Diann Bailey of the First Church of Christ Congregational of Suffield. Acting Public Safety Commissioner William Hackett welcomed the packed auditorium to the event.

RICH MAXWELL

JUMP TO FILE #120818100 Commissioner Hackett is a good friend to CT's Fire Service, having previously served as Deputy Fire Chief in Branford. The 44 recruits represent 27 fire departments across Connecticut. These students spent 15 weeks in the residential program, which is held at the CT Fire Academy in Windsor Locks. Chief William

Perez of the University of Connecticut Fire Department was the keynote speaker, imparting wisdom upon the graduates drawn from his many years in emergency services. Firefighter Izzy Davila of the New London Fire Department was awarded the Michael Reilly Hard Charger Award, while Greenwich Firefighter Adam Corwin was presented with the Instructor's Award. - BERNIE MEEHAN

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Mansfield Twp., NJ Firefighter Brian Pidgeon of the TriCounty Fire Co. (Warren County Station 29) has some special artwork on his arm, which is in competition to whose depicted on the back of the fire company's sweatshirts. We think the arm wins, hands down! KATHERINE WILL

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Members of Sandy Hook Vol. Fire & Rescue Co. pose for a photo after working with firefighters from Newtown Hook & Ladder, Hawleyvile Fire, Dodgingtown Fire & Botsford Fire to collect goods for the local food pantry on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This was the 16th year working together to help stock the shelves.


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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ALL OF US AT MID ATLANTIC RESCUE!


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KARIN M. HALSTEAD

Car Hits Backhoe Head-On on Route 34 in Sandy Hook Sandy Hook, CT - At 4:18 P.M. on Tuesday, December 4th, Sandy Hook firefighters and Newtown Volunteer Ambulance personnel were dispatched to Berkshire Road, in the area of Great Quarter Road, for a two-vehicle accident with injuries. Engine 441 and Assistant Chief Andy Ryan arrived on scene and took command. The driver of the vehicle was ambulatory on scene and stated that she swerved to avoid being hit by a vehicle that was traveling on the other side of the road, who was passing a backhoe. Her car then fishtailed, went across the yellow

JUMP TO FILE #120718121 line and struck the backhoe headon. Rescue 444 and crew, along with Engine 442, were also on scene handling patient care, traffic control and fluids in the roadway. The female driver of the vehicle was transported ALS to Danbury Hospital while the backhoe driver was able to continue on to his destination. Sandy Hook cleared and the road reopened fully at 5:08 P.M. - KARIN HALSTEAD

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Driver Crashes Through Fence After Attempting to Parallel Park in Norwich Norwich, CT - Around 9:00 P.M. on Thanksgiving night, November 22nd, Norwich Squad A and Engine 3 were dispatched to a car accident in front of 91 Chestnut Street. Units arrived to find a female that had been trying to parallel park but ended up hitting a Jeep and driving through a fence. Luckily, no one was walking on the sidewalk when the accident occurred, and the operator was not injured. Crews secured the car until the tow company arrived.

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Chesterfield Fire Company (Montville) operates a 2013 Dodge Durango 4X4 as their command vehicle. It has the radio designation of M-30.


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We’re Having Salad For Lunch… FORK & HOSE CO. a Food Blog by A.J. Fusco

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Driver Walks Away Uninjured After Vehicle Rolls Over in Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook, CT - At 10:47 P.M.on Friday, December 7th, Sandy Hook firefighters, along with Newtown Ambulance and medics, were dispatched to I-84 West for a vehicle rollover with extrication. While Rescue 444 and Engine 441 were enroute to the scene, firefighters were updated that the patient was out of the vehicle. The patient was in the care of EMS personnel upon Sandy Hook's arrival. Firefighters helped clear the roadway and returned to service once the vehicle was removed.

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It's the beginning of 2019...this means one thing...New Year’s Resolutions! I'm a firm believer that saying you are going on a diet is setting you up for failure. Instead, we should just be cognizant of what we are eating. Focus on eating whole foods and less processed foods. We also need to eat more fresh vegetables and fruit. And one way to do this is by eating salads that are both delicious and interesting. Unfortunately, the mere mention of the word salad is known to send entire crews into a chaotic frenzy. Now serve one as a main course and you are really asking for it! But there is a way to avoid the verbal “beatdown” which would usually result because of this bold move...put steak on it! I've found that if you tell the

crew you are making a “steak salad”, they are usually a little more enthused about this idea. It’s almost like hiding vegetables in mac and cheese to get your kids to eat them! What kind of steak you use is totally up to you, but I prefer quick cooking lean cuts that pack tons of flavor like flank, skirt and in this case, hangar. Feel free to marinate any of these, as they all take on flavor really well, but I personally think they taste great with just a little salt, as this lets the beefy flavor shine through. And anytime you cut steak, make sure to slice it AGAINST (perpendicular to) the grain to achieve maximum tenderness. If you cut with the grain, you might as well serve shoe leather no matter how perfectly you cooked it. And when it comes to salad greens, my go-to is arugula. Its mild peppery flavor stands up to strong ingredients like gorgonzola and steak, while providing a nice contrast in textures to the grilled pears. And best of all, it packs a punch when it comes to nutrition. Arugula is loaded with fiber, which helps keep you fuller

longer. It also has tons of vitamins A, K, C, folate, iron and potassium. Some of the minerals it contains also relax blood vessels, helping to control blood pressure, which is a huge benefit in fighting cardiac related incidents among firefighters. Any good salad also needs a great dressing to go with it. I urge you to avoid pre-made dressings that are made with tons of preservatives. Instead, make your own so that you can control what ingredients are used, and at the same time tailor it to your own taste. Even a simple dressing of lemon juice, olive oil and salt can make a salad delicious. This Balsamic Yogurt Dressing is great because it adds flavor and a little extra protein too. Yogurt is a great substitute for cream if you are looking for creamy dressings, but try to use the plain, full-fat Greek variety if possible. So the next time you are looking to get a salad on the table without being stripped of your chef badge, put some steak on it!

HANGAR STEAK SALAD Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 lb. Hangar Steak 1 Pear, sliced into ¼” thin wedges Small Container Crumbled Gorgonzola Honey Sea Salt Large Package of Arugula Dressing:

½ Cup Plain Greek Yogurt, at least 5% fat ¼ Cup Balsamic Vinegar 2 Tbs. Honey ¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt, to taste Procedure:

-For the Dressing: In a bowl whisk together the vinegar, honey, yogurt and salt. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking. Taste and adjust seasoning, set aside in refridgerator. -Preheat grill on high CHUCK LOWE

Suffield Rescue 1 is a 1988 Pierce Dash. It has open jump seats, reflecting the era when it was built, and a smaller rescue body. The apparatus is due to be replaced in 2019 by an Emergency One that will more effectively serve the department's modern needs.

-Place steak on a wire rack, pat dry with paper towel and season with plenty of salt. Rest for at least 20 minutes at room tempera-

ture

-Toss sliced pear in a bowl with drizzle of honey and EVOO and a pinch of salt -Grill the pears on one side just until lightly charred. Set aside to cool (a rack on the grill will prevent pears from slipping through grates)

-Grill steak to desired doneness, flipping frequently. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing against the grain. AJ FUSCO

-Assemble salad and drizzle with Balsamic-Yogurt Dressing


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PATCH OF THE MONTH If you have photos you would like to see in our “Patch of the Month” feature please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

The old and new patches of Dodgingtown Vol. Fire Department, located in Fairfield County, CT.

Old patch.

New patch.

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Isn’t There Anyone Who Knows What Christmas Is All About? Chaplain’s Corner

Pastor Fernando Villicana

I have such fond memories of my early years celebrating the holidays with my family. As a youngster I was happily ignorant of all the planning, pressure and stress that seemed to attach itself to the older generation leading up to Christmas. I remember thinking to myself, “Christmas will always be the greatest time of the year, and that will never change for me.” Fast forward 50 years. Last Christmas I made the mistake of getting a late start on my shopping. I stopped by the local mall in a desperate attempt to find that perfect gift. It was supposed to be a quick, “in-and-out” purchase! Ha! It took me forever to find a parking spot (which ended up not even being at the mall). After a long walk to the mall from my illegal restaurant parking spot, I couldn’t believe how many people were shopping in one place! People were rushed, rude and the lines were unbelievable. It was right then and there that I fell victim to the stress and anxiety of the holiday. What happened? I mean, how did the magic of Christmas turn into something I promised myself it never would? Christmas creates quite a commotion these days! Shopping. Parties. Gift-wrapping, food preparation… Last week a medical unit had to call in a delayed response due to “extreme traffic” as scores of cars cruised through a neighborhood to view all the light displays on front yards and homes. Tons of traffic everywhere! Then it occurred to me - we need a Charlie Brown Christmas reminder. When Linus told Charlie Brown what Christmas was really all about, it brought the real meaning of this holiday to the forefront again. Charlie Brown: Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?! Linus: Sure Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about. Lights please? And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them! And they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, “Fear not! For, behold, I bring you tidings o great joy, which shall be to all my people. For unto you is born this day in

the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ, the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” And suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the Heavenly Host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the Highest, and on Earth peace, and good will toward men." That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown. Pray with me that people see through all the “glitz and glitter”

of the season to honor Jesus, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The reason He came was to save humanity from sin…my sin, your sin, the evil and wicked ways in our hearts. Jesus came to bring us eternal life in the Father’s house (heaven). He came to adopt us as His children. He is the gift that never gets old and never wears out! God the Father sent Him for you! What about you? Have you set aside all the commotion to accept Jesus as your Savior by faith?

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This 1973 Seagrave 100' Aerial appeared at the Tri-State Muster more than three decades ago. It's believed to have been run by the Pomfret Fire Department as lettered. CHUCK LOWE


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Fast-Moving Fire Does Significant Damage to New Britain Home New Britain, CT - On November 28th around 6:20 P.M., firefighters arrived to 206 Tremont Street with heavy fire showing from a window on the first JUMP TO FILE# floor of a two-story 112918104 home, which was rapidly spreading up the asphalt shingled siding to the roof line. With strong winds adding to the mix, firefighters did a great job in bringing the fire under control within 20 minutes. A family of three lived on the first floor, but were not home at the time. The second floor was unoccupied. The cause of the fire is under investigation. - MICHAEL CARENZA JR

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THEN & NOW If your Department has photos you would like to see in our “Then & Now� feature, please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com

Lowell Engine 11 once operated a 1977 Ward LaFrance 1000-GPM pumper that carried 500-gallons of water. The current apparatus assigned to Engine 11 is a 2010 Pierce Arrow that pumps 1500-GPM and carries 675-gallons of water.

1977 Ward LaFrance

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Fall River Firefighters Face Exposure Issues at Commercial Trash Truck Fire Fall River, MA - Firefighters responded to a trash compactor truck fire with exposure to additional vehicles and structures on December 11th at 9:11 A.M. Firefighters arrived to a fully involved truck and car with power lines burning and vinyl siding melting on the exposed occupied home. While some crews attacked the spreading fire, others began evacuating the occupied three-story home. All occupants were accounted for and safely evacuated. Crews used multiple lines to attack the fire in the vehicles while also extinguishing the overhead utility lines. Command called for the utilities to respond to repair and replace the damaged lines. Two vehicles had to be towed from the scene and Command

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MEMORIAL BOARD If you have photos you would like to see in our “Memorial Board� feature please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

Worcester, MA - Firefighter Christopher Roy, 36, a two-and-a-half year member with the Worcester Fire Department, was killed at a five-alarm fire that occurred on December 9th at 3:38 A.M. Firefighters tried desperately to save him from the fast-moving fire, but were unsuccessful. FF Roy's body was transported from the scene in Worcester to the Massachusetts medical examiner's facility in Boston. Firefighters from the Needham, Wellesley and Westwood Fire Departments are shown saluting at the Park Street overpass to the Massachusetts Turnpike during the transport.

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Firefighters Battle Early Morning Fire in Fall River Fall River, MA - Around 3:45 A.M. on December 8th, firefighters responded to a still alarm at 152 Columbia Street. They arrived on scene to smoke and flames showing from the second floor. Engines 2, 4 and 5, along with Ladders 2 and 4, Rescue 1 and Car 3 responded. Engine 5 secured a hydrant while Engines 4 and 2 attacked the fire. Ladder 2 put the stick up to

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JUMP TO FILE #120818103 the roof while Rescue 1 conducted a primary search of the second floor apartment. The building contained a bakery on the first floor with apartments above. Command called for a secondalarm. Engine 9 responded along with the Rehab unit and Lighting

unit. Command also called for the utilities to respond and secure power to the building. Members had to deal with subfreezing temperatures that froze water instantly, making walking on parts of the fire ground treacherous. Special Services provided water and hot drinks for the firefighters on scene. - KENNETH LEGER

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Fallen Worcester FD FF, Christopher Roy.

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DEPARTMENT PROFILE

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Brewster Fire & Rescue moved into its new five-bay station in June. The beautiful 22,000-square-foot facility was built with $13.5 million on a lot directly behind the previous station. The prior building was outdated and too small for this active department. BFD received the distinguished 2018 "Career Category 1 Silver Award" from Firehouse Magazine for their innovative station design. BFR is staffed by four shifts of career firefighters working 24 hour tours. There are 4 captains and 8 firefighters working EMS & suppression. Daytime staffing is increased by three thanks to a safer grant. They are backed by a call force of 20 firefighters.

An impressive fleet of two twin pumpers, one squad, one ladder, two brush trucks and three ambulances run out of the new station. This includes a new Rescue pumper (SQ241), and a new ambulance that went into service during 2018. The new Squad 241 (shown previously) replaced a 2005 Peterbilt/Marion heavy rescue and a 1989 Pierce Lance pumper.

Brewster's award winning fire station.

Engine 234 - 2009 HME/Ferrara 1500/750/20F.

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Engine 239 - 2009 HME/Ferrara 1500/750/20F.

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Forestry 240 - 2011 Ford F-550 4x4/CET 200/200/10A.

ALS Rescue 242 - 2018 Ford F-550 4X4/Life Line.

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Former Rescue 241 - 2005 Peterbilt/Marion 250/200/20F (retired).

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Ladder 237 - 2007 Spartan Gladiator/Marion/RK 109' rear-mount.

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FLASHBACK If you have photos you would like to see in our FLASHBACK feature, please upload them on our website www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

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Three-Car MVA with Entrapment in Westwood Westwood, MA - On December 5th, the Westwood Fire Department sent Engine 2 and Ambulance 2 to the East Street rotary for a reported accident. Upon arrival, they found a three-car crash with one person needing extrication. Dedham’s Ambulance 1 was requested and two people were transported to Norwood hospital with unknown injuries.

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Brockton Combination 1, a 1978 Mack-CF 1500-GPM Pumper that carried 500-gallons of water, is shown here operating at a multiple-alarm fire.


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Waltham Deals with Second Train Incident in Two Weeks

Photo taken as the first-due crew stretches a line. Firefighters pictured are Lt. Phil Dupell and FF Jeff Hamberg. LT. JASON RUSHFORD-ORANGE FIRE

Structure Fire in Orange Goes to Three Alarms Orange, MA - On November 16th at approximately 4:45 P.M., Orange firefighters were notified of a reported structure fire at 31 High Street. The on-duty crew struck a first-alarm, bringing in all available off-duty personnel. While enroute, Shelburne Control Dispatch notified us that all occupants had safely evacuated, and Orange PD was was on scene reporting smoke and flames showing. Based on this report, first-due Engine 2 struck a working fire assignment, bringing in mutual aid. Engine 2 arrived on scene of a large, two-and-a-half story, balloon frame construction residence, with an attached barn in the rear and fire showing from the front of the building. Engine 2 then tagged a hydrant just up from the residence. As the Chief and Deputy arrived on scene, heavy fire engulfed the front entranceway of the house and a second-alarm was struck for additional resources. The initial crew went to work stretching a line and knocking down the visible fire from the entryway before going inside the structure. Once inside, crews had to search for and knock down fire that was traveling within the walls from floor to floor. Access to the second floor was initially hindered by a hole that had burned through

JUMP TO FILE #120918112 the second floor hallway, near the top of the staircase. As mutual aid arrived, crews were split between the basement, first, second and attic floors, searching for and extinguishing fire. During a search of the first floor, an OFD crew located a cat, brought it outside and attempted to revive it for several minutes, but the cat did not survive. Due to the stubbornness of the fire being chased throughout the building, the Chief ordered a thirdalarm, bringing companies to stage at our station. They began to rotate into the scene to provide relief to crews working. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters. The home was properly equipped with working smoke detectors that were sounding. All units were cleared from the scene at approximately 9:00 P.M. The fire was investigated jointly by our department and the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services' Fire Investigation Unit. The cause was determined to be from a malfunctioning steam boiler in the basement that ignited nearby combustibles. - JASON RUSHFORD

Waltham, MA - On November 27th around 8:00 A.M., Waltham Fire received a call for a train accident at Beaver Street and Clematis Avenue. Waltham Engines 2, 3 and 8, along with Tower 1, Rescue 1, and Medics 1 and 2 were dispatched. When firefighters arrived they found an eastbound commuter train with one set of wheels derailed. No one was injured, and some commuters had left the train to seek alternate transportation. Because of the proximity to the incident, Belmont Fire also responded. This was the second train incident during rush hour in this area. A pedestrian was killed two weeks prior.

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Members of Oxford FIRE-EMS Group 2, (L to R): Firefighter Andexler, Lieutenant Fitzgibbons and Firefighter Williams.


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PATCH OF THE MONTH If you have photos you would like to see in our “Patch of the Month� feature please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

The old and new patches of Everett Fire Department, located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Worcester Pipes & Drums.

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Annual Holiday Parade Held in Fall River

Old patch.

New patch.

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Fall River, MA - On December 1st, the City of Fall River held their annual children's holiday parade. This year's parade was led by the Worcester Fire Brigade Pipes & Drums marching band. The members of the fire department really enjoy participating in this parade, as they get to interact with all the children along the route. Several members marched and handed out candy while others

JUMP TO FILE #120118101 displayed the newest apparatus, a heavy rescue and a platform aerial truck, along with EMS vehicles and medical rescues. Special Services marched with their Lighting Unit and Rehab Truck, and Sparky the Fire Dog rode in the bucket of Platform 1.

The Fall River Fire Museum also entered their antique Maxim fire truck, all decorated for the Christmas holiday. This parade is an annual event that had numerous divisions and lasted over two-and-a-half hours, finishing with an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus in a horsedrawn carriage. - KENNETH LEGER

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Sparky the Fire Dog riding in the bucket of Platform 1.

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Child Killed After Being Struck by Skid Loader in North Harwich Harwich, MA - At approximately 3:15 P.M. on Saturday afternoon, December 1st, a 911 call was received at the Barnstable County Sheriff’s office reporting that a child had been struck by a skid steer at 106 Main Street in North Harwich. Harwich Fire, along with the Harwich Police responded. First arriving firefighters and police officers found a child with critical injuries after being struck by a small skid steer loader. Firefighters, assisted by Harwich Police, immediately treated and

JUMP TO FILE #120418144 loaded the child into an ambulance for transport to Cape Cod Hospital. The child did not survive. The accident is under investigation by the Harwich Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim during this tragic time.

THEN & NOW If your Department has photos you would like to see in our “Then & Now” feature, please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com

Chicopee Engine 1 operated a 2010 Pierce Contender with a 1250-GPM pump and 750-gallons of water on board. After seven years downtown, this apparatus was reassigned to Engine 4 on Burnett Road. Engine 1 was then given a 2017 Pierce Saber with pump and tank capacities identical to the 2010 model.

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Former Chicopee Engine 1.

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Current Chicopee Engine 1.

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Waltham Firefighters Respond to Oil Spill

Waltham, MA - A person walking along the Charles River reported a strong odor of fuel to the Waltham Fire Department on December 5th. Squad 5 and C2 Deputy Mullin responded. Upon arrival, the Deputy requested a full assignment, bringing Engine 1, Ladder 2, Rescue 1, Engine 8 with a containment trailer, and Medic 1 to the scene. Firefighters contained the area where the oil was exiting from the pipe, however, they still needed to set up a perimeter using a boom. The fire department and DEP were trying to determine the source of the oil leak.


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Waltham Firefighters Handle Two-Alarm House Fire Waltham, MA - It was a busy day for Waltham firefighters on December 8th. Not long after working a serious MVA earlier morning, a report of smoke in the building at 168 Princeton Avenue came in. Waltham dispatched Engines 2 and 7, Rescue 1, Ladder 3 and Medic 1. JUMP TO FILE# Engine 7 arrived 121018103 with smoke showing. Deputy Chief Brock Rowland requested a working fire. Engine 8 and Medic 2 responded. A secondalarm was transmitted shortly after, bringing in Engine 4 and Ladder 2. The fire was knocked down after about 45 minutes. One firefighter sustained minor injuries after he slipped on ice. - PETER LOBO

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THEN & NOW If your Department has photos you would like to see in our “Then & Now� feature, please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com

Years ago, the Webster Fire Department operated a 1972 Ford C Heavy Rescue that was built by Providence. It was white in color. The current Rescue 1 is a 1995 Emergency One Protector.

1972 Ford C/Providence.

1995 E-One Protector.

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Kingston, MA - On December 3rd, firefighters responded to Wapping Road, near Harvest Drive, for reports of a motor vehicle accident. Arriving units found a two-car MVA with one vehicle off the road. One patient was transported by ground to BI Plymouth with non-life-threatening injuries.


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MEMORIES If you have photos you would like to see in our Memories feature, please upload them on our website www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

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West Newbury operated a 1969 Ford 600-GPM pumper, built by Farrar, as Engine 4. It had a 1000gallon water tank. This apparatus was retired in 2006.

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Working Fire Damages Home in Waltham Waltham, MA - On December 13th, Lexington Fire sent Engines 1, 2 and 3, along with Medic 1, to 9 Webster Street in Waltham for the report of a kitchen fire. A working fire was transmitted shortly after arrival. Medic 2 responded, as well as Waltham Ladder 3, who went to work venting the house. Bedford Engine 4 became the RIT. The fire was knocked down in 45 minutes.

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COMM Fire Breaker 316 ran this classic New England Brush Breaker on a 1967 Maxim-S 6x6 chassis. They acquired the truck in 1975 from the Barnstable Forest Fire Department when they closed their doors. Breaker 316 only pumped 250-GPM, but she had 1000-gallons of water on board. The truck was removed from service in 2015 due to mechanical issues.

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Car Runs Red Light, Causing MVA with Rollover in Waltham Waltham, MA - On Saturday morning, December 8th, two cars collided at Bacon and School Streets in Waltham after one car ran a red light. Multiple calls were JUMP TO FILE# received for a vehi- 121018102 cle rollover. Waltham Fire sent Engine 4, Squad 5, Rescue 1, and Medics 1 and 2 to respond. Miraculously, only one female was injured. She was transported to Newton Wellesley Hospital with minor injuries. - PETER LOBO

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FACES OF MASSACHUSETTS’ EMERGENCY SERVICES If you have photos you would like to see in our “Faces” feature please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

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Fall River Fire Museum Hosts Annual Breakfast With Santa Event Fall River, MA - The Fall River Fire Museum held their annual Breakfast with Santa event at the St. John's club on December 2nd. Before breakfast was served, children sat down at an arts and crafts table to create holiday decorations, including plates to leave snacks on for Santa on Christmas Eve. Families were treated to a full breakfast of bacon, eggs, sausage, french toast and pancakes. After eating, jolly old St. Nick paid a visit, walking around the hall from table to table greeting all the children before settling into his throne to pose for pictures, and to listen to their Christmas wishes. Each child received a coloring book from Santa. After Santa made his way back to the North Pole, the attendees had a chance at winning several door prizes. This is an annual event held to raise money and awareness for the restoration of the museum.

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Pictured are recently promoted Waltham Firefighters with Chief Tom Macinnis (center), from (L to R): Lt. Matthew MacEwen, Lt. Dan Sheahan, Deputy Chief Rich Grant and Lt. Brian Ciccone.

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eLEND joins Heroes Mortgage Program to offer down payment assistance for heroes

For many Americans, funding the down payment necessary to realize a dream of home ownership simply is not possible; and squirreling away the dollars to do so on a limited budget could mean several years of renting and waiting to buy a house. In some cases, first responders and other community service employees have trouble affording homes in the areas where they work. With a purchase as big as buying a home, a little help can go a long way. The Advantage Program, introduced to the Heroes Mortgage platform by eLEND, helps hometown heroes like police officers, volunteer and paid firefighters, EMS workers, medical professionals and educators purchase a home within the community where they work, even in high-cost areas. The unique down payment assistance program was specifically designed for those who make a difference in other people’s lives, as well as first time home buyers. “The Heroes Mortgage platform helps connect members of the emergency services community with lenders that are specifically interested in working with them,” said Joseph P. Belsito, publisher of 1st Responder Newspaper. “The Advantage Program created by eLEND is exactly what makes the Heroes Mortgage Pro-

“We’re excited to introduce our Advantage Program to the Heroes Mortgage platform. It’s our way of trying to help hometown heroes advance their dreams of home ownership.”

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down payment dollars needed at closing. The grant is “forgivable” so it doesn’t have to be paid back, and there are no resale or borrower repayment restrictions. In the state of Wisconsin, appraisal cost (up to $700) is credited back at closing. This program is not yet available in Hawaii or Washington. To qualify, a borrower need only meet one of the following very flexible requirements: a current, retired, volunteer or professional first responder (police officer, firefighter, paramedic, emergency medical technician, etc.), educator, medical personnel, civil servant or military personnel, or a first-time homebuyer or meet certain income requirements. “We’re excited to introduce our Advantage Program to the Heroes Mortgage platform,” said Bill Packer, executive vice president of eLEND, a division of American Financial Resources, Inc. “It’s our way of trying to help hometown heroes advance their dreams of home ownership.” For more information or to check your eligibility for The Advantage Program, visit www.heroesmortgage.com/AdvantageProgram or call 877-541-HERO.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? If you have photos you would like to see in our Where are they Now? feature please upload them on our website www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

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Quick Knockdown of Basement Fire in Fall River

Fall River, MA - Firefighters made a quick knockdown of a basement fire that appeared to have started in the laundry area of a home on December 10th. Firefighters responded to 88 Lewin Street for a reported smoke condition in the basement. Car 2, under the command of Chief Flannery, arrived on scene and reported smoke showing from the 'C' side of the home. All occupants were outside on arrival. Firefighters stretched attack lines into the building and made a quick knockdown. Engines 2, 6 and 9, along with Ladder 4, Platform 1 and Heavy Rescue 1 responded to the mid-morning alarm. Crews were able to hold the fire damage to a minimum.

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Lunenburg acquired a 1988 E-One Hurricane 110' aerial from the North Andover Fire Department many years ago. The truck was refurbished in 2005 to extend its life. It remains in service today. Lunenburg will receive a new Ladder in 2019. This work horse will be retiring from its second assignment when it arrives.


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DEPARTMENT PROFILE

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The town of Ashby is located in the far northwest corner of Middlesex County, on the New Hampshire border. It is the least populated municipality in this county. Fire and EMS services are provided to the town by Ashby Fire Department, a call fire department that is supplemented by full time day staffing.

Engine 1 is a 2000 International 4900 1250-GPM pumper built by Central States. It carries 1000-gallons of water.

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Forestry 1 runs a 2000 Ford F-450 4x4 brush truck that carries 300gallons of water with a 500-GPM pump.

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Engine 2, the "Reel Machine", is a 1991 Spartan 1500-GPM pumper bulit by Central States. It carries 900-gallons of water and a LDH hose reel. CHUCK LOWE

Ambulance 1 is a 1999 Ford F-450 4x4 built by Road Rescue. It previously served the Boylston, Mass FD. It will be replaced in 2019. CHUCK LOWE

Car 1 is a Ford Explorer, used mainly by the Chief of Department.

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Tanker 1 is the newest apparatus, built in 2013 by Spartan ERV on a Kenworth chassis. It hauls 2500-gallons of water and has a 750GPM pump.

Engine 4 was purchased in 2012 from Webster, NH. It's a 1991 E-One Protector 1250-GPM pumper with 1000-gallons of water on board. CHUCK LOWE

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Tower 1 was recently acquired from the Groveland, Mass FD. It's a 1981 Mack CF with 75’ Baker Aerialscope.


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FDNY The Battle Continues, Vol. 24

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? VIDEO REVIEW

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Video reviews by John Malecky

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The City of Somersworth operated a unique looking 2002 Rosenbauer/Central States pumper until 2014. This apparatus was then acquired by the Town of Hawley in Massachusetts, where it continues to serve.

FDNY The Battle Continues, Vol. 24 By Fire Line Video Productions Available from: FSP Boos & Videos Hudson, MA 01749-1330 1-800-522-8528 E-mail: support@fire-policeems.com www.fire-police-ems.com Price $29.95 (DVD) This DVD is 63 minutes in length and features fires from 2007 and 2008. There are nine incidents including three thirdalarms, three second-alarms and three “all hands.” Five are in Queens, three are in the Bronx and one is in Brooklyn. There is radio traffic that can be overheard during these incidents, but it is not always understandable. The back of the DVD case lists the in-

cidents with some descriptions adding to the announcement on the screen preceding each scene. Of the all hands, the first is in Queens involving a 2 ½ story frame private dwelling. Fire apparently started on the first floor and communicated through the walls, eventually reaching the attic. An aerial ladder, ground ladders and hand tools are used in venting windows. Next is an all hands in the Bronx for a vacant, two-story private dwelling which had a fire a few days before. Fire is in the second floor rear. Next is a second-alarm in Queens involving a historic wooden church. A tower ladder opens up near the ridgepole. The fire gains intensity. A secondalarm in Queens is in the basement of a two-story private dwelling. An injured civilian is removed to an ambulance. Next is a third-alarm in a six-story brick occupied multiple dwelling in the Bronx, involving the cockloft after traveling through the upper floor. An all hands in Queens is next, involving a well involved first floor of a two-story frame

dwelling. It was an outside fight initially due to the deteriorating conditions. A Bronx third-alarm is next for a deep-seated cellar fire discovered by a company on another call. A tower ladder is directed into an opening in the cellar at the storefront. Next is a second-alarm in Queens on the Van Wyck Expressway for an overturned tanker which ignited. Kennedy Airport fire units were having a drill when they spotted the smoke. They reported the fire and got permission to investigate and respond off their property, and did so with three crash units. The FDNY received the call for the tanker fire and beside their response, dispatched all of the foam units to the scene. Finally, the last is a third-alarm in Brooklyn in a vacant, four-story brick dwelling which started in the stairway and extended up through the building due to high winds. This volume, like all of the rest, is packed with action!

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MEMORIES If you have photos you would like to see in our Memories feature, please upload them on our website www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

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Flashover in Manchester Fire Injures Four Firefighters Manchester, NH - On December 9th, Manchester Fire Alarm received calls for a fire in the rear of a north end residence at 50 Seventh Avenue. First-due companies reported fire showing and called a second-alarm on arrival. While firefighters were operating in the building, a flashover pushed them down the stairs. A brief MAYDAY was called and all were quickly removed. Mutual aid ambulances were called to the

JUMP TO FILE #121118113 scene and three were transported with minor injuries. After the bulk of the fire was knocked down, Command requested additional engine companies to the scene for overhaul.

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The City of Concord once ran this 1965 FWD/Young that had an 85-foot boom as Snorkel 1. It was photographed here, towards the end of its career, at a Manchester Fire Prevention Parade.

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Windham Forestry 1 is a 2006 Ford F550 XL that was built by KME. It has a 650-GPM pump with 300gallons of water on board. There is also a 10-gallon foam tank.


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1999 E-One Cyclone 75' Quint Hale 1250 GPM Pump 500 Gallon Tank Cummins Diesel Generator

2000 KME Renegade Walk-Around Heavy Rescue Detroit 400HP 25KW Generator, Front Winch Light Tower, Breathing Air System Air Reel, Cord Reels

2013 E-One Custom Pumper Hale 1500 GPM Pump 1250 Gallon Tank Cummins Diesel Foam System

2003 Spartan Rescue Pumper Waterous 1250 GPM Pump 550 Gallon Tank Detroit Diesel Allison Transmission

2003 E-One Freightliner Pumper Hale 1250 GPM Pump 1000 Gallon Tank Mercedes Diesel Low Miles

2006 Pierce Dash 95’ Platform Hale 2000 GPM Pump 300 Gallon Tank Detroit Diesel Generator

2005 Pierce International Pumper Waterous 1500 GPM Pump 1000 Gallon Tank Diesel Engine

2005 Spartan Rescue Pumper Waterous 1500 GPM Pump 550 Gallon Tank Caterpiller Diesel Allison Automatic

2009 E-One Typhoon Rescue Pumper 1500 GPM Pump 1000 Gallon Tank Cummins Diesel

2002 Rosenbauer Custom Pumper Waterous 1500 GPM Pump Detroit Diesel Generator

Visit our website at www.FireTruckMall.com to see our entire inventory! Phone: 256-469-2617 • www.FireTruckMall.com


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PRIZED POSSESSIONS If you have photos you would like to see in our “Prized Possessions” feature, please upload them on our website www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

LITTLE BIG GUYS If you have photos you would like to see in our Little Big Guys feature, please upload them on our website www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

CHUCK LOWE

SENIOR FIREFIGHTER TONY SIMANSKAS

The Williston Fire Department in Chittenden County received this plaque after being named 'Ambulance of the Year' by the Vermont Office of EMS.

PATCH OF THE MONTH If you have photos you would like to see in our “Patch of the Month” feature please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

Brush 1 in Western Coventry is a 2002 Ford F-550 4x4. It pumps 250-GPM with carrying capacities of 450-gallons of water and 25-gallons of foam.

Enjoy taking photographs? Get the most out of your hobby! 1st Responder News compensates correspondents for their article & photograph submissions.

Contact Lindsey TODAY for more information! Lindsey@1strespondernews.com EUGENE WEBER JR.

This patch belongs to Essex Junction Fire Department, located in Chittenden County, VT.

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