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Smoking while on medical oxygen takes the life of a Derry resident State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan, Derry Fire Chief Michael Gagnon and Derry Police Chief Edward Garone announced that a residential fire that occurred on Island Pond Road in the Town of Derry on May 20th resulted in a fire fatality.John Foley, age 79, sustained severe burn injuries as a result of smoking while on medical oxygen. Foley was transported from the scene and treated at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston, MA., where he passed away due to his injuries on May 22nd.As a result of the joint investigation, it was determined that smoking materials caused the ignition of clothing and other combustible materials in the immediate area of the victim. These materials were enriched by the use

JUMP TO FILE #052516107 of the medical oxygen, which supported the rapid development of the fire.State Fire Marshal Degnan said, “There is no safe way to smoke when using home oxygen." The use of smoking materials or other sources of ignition, such as candles and matches in the presence of medical oxygen is extremely dangerous to all occupants. Be mindful that people that are on medical oxygen may have difficulty escaping a fire and make sure that working smoke detectors are present throughout their home. - DERRY FIRE

No injuries during outside fire, caused by downed power lines No one was injured, but about half an acre burned during an outside fire on Lakeview Drive in Wolfeboro on Tuesday, May 17th. The fire was in an empty lot next to 19 Lakeview Drive and was first reported at 4:12 P.M. First arriving crews found a small fire near the road with live power lines down and sparking. Crews were able to secure the area and wait for the Wolfeboro Municipal Electric Department to arrive and shut off power to the area."Once the scene was made safe, we were able to make quick work of the fire," said Wolfeboro Fire-Rescue Deputy Chief Tom Zotti. "But we were concerned because not only were the lines down, but there were both fallen and falling trees in the area. It appears the wind blew down

JUMP TO FILE #051916110 a large tree, which in turn knocked a smaller one into the power lines."At the same time, Wolfeboro Fire-Rescue personnel had responded to Wakefield to assist with a first-alarm brush fire. Wolfeboro Fire-Rescue was assisted at the scene by the Wolfeboro Police Department, Wolfeboro Municipal Electric Department and Stewarts Ambulance.The fire was declared under control at 5:05 P.M. and all Wolfeboro Fire-Rescue personnel were back in quarters at 5:48 P.M. - TOM ZOTTI

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Firefighters battle vehicle fire

Firefighters responded to a fully involved car fire that erupted into flames after running off of the road on June 1st. The fire was contained quickly and the driver of the vehicle was arrested.

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Working building fire in Derry At 12:58 P.M. on June 2nd, Derry Engines 4, 1, 2 and 3, along with Medic 1 and Car 1 were dispatched to 2 Redfield Circle for a reported building fire. An off duty firefighter was at Central Fire Station at the time of the alarm and was able to staff and respond Derry Tanker 1. An adult resident was home at the time of the fire and called 911. Upon arrival, initial crews observed heavy smoke and a moderate amount of fire running up the entire right side of a single-family home. The adult female resident and bystander were attempting to slow down the outside fire with garden hoses. The Derry Fire Department rapidly knocked down the exterior fire and deployed lines into the interior of the structure. Crews then encountered high heat, fire and heavy smoke from the attic and a knee wall that was spreading into the second-floor. The fire was rapidly progressing through these hidden void spaces and mutual aid was called to the scene. Control of the fire was hampered by a large amount of items stored in the knee wall, the need to use chain saws to ventilate the roof and open up the right side of the building, and the need to remove sheet rock along with many items from the secondfloor in order to gain access to the fire. A tanker shuttle was used to bring water to the scene. It was fortuitous that an off-duty fire fighter was in Central Fire Station at the time of the alarm and was able to respond the Tanker. Without the

JUMP TO FILE #060316106 Derry Fire Tanker, initial crews would have run out of water. Forty-five firefighters responded to this fire. Mutual Aid was provided by Auburn, Chester, Londonderry, Windham, Hampstead, Salem, Sandown and Raymond Fire Departments. Station coverage was provided by Nashua, Manchester, Hudson and Plaistow Fire Departments. During this call, Londonderry Car 1, Manchester Engine and Hudson Engine responded to a reported kitchen fire in Sunview Condominiums, while Nashua Engine and Londonderry Ambulance responded to a medical emergency on East Broadway. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. The home is uninhabitable with extensive fire damage to the right side, attic and knee-wall; smoke damage to the entire second-floor and water damage throughout the building. Almost all of the home’s contents were damaged or destroyed. The house is occupied by an adult couple with two school aged children. The American Red Cross Disaster Services responded to the scene and will be providing family services. The incident was dispatched at 12:58 P.M., and Car 1 was on scene at 1:00 P.M., with Engine 4 arriving at 1:02 P.M. The fire was under control at 1:49 P.M., and all Derry Fire units were secure and available at 3:44 P.M. The fire is - DERRY FIRE


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New York: Theodore Stafford, 73 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: May 2, 2016 Death Date: May 2, 2016 Fire Department: Sag Harbor Fire Department Initial Summary: Firefighter Stafford died at home from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be determined shortly after responding to the fire station for an emergency call. Vermont: Steven Lapierre, 58 Rank: Firefighter/Fire Warden Incident Date: April 27, 2016 Death Date: May 5, 2016 Fire Department: Georgia Fire Department Initial Summary: Firefighter Lapierre succumbed to his injury after suffering a heart attack while operating at the scene of a brush fire.

North Carolina: John Morris Davis Jr., 45 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: May 7, 2016 Death Date: May 7, 2016 Fire Department: Kenly Fire Department Initial Summary: Firefighter Davis responded to a motor vehicle accident and assisted other responders with extrication of one occupant. After completion, Davis experienced chest pains. Johnston County EMS started treatment. While in route to the hospital, Davis went into cardiac arrest. Resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful and Firefighter Davis succumbed to his injury. North Carolina: Bradley S. Long, 28 Rank: Captain Incident Date: June 6, 2016 Death Date: June 6, 2016 Fire Department: Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire & Rescue Initial Summary: Captain Bradley Long and one other diver were searching for a missing 29-yearold man in Lake Norman when they encountered an emergency. A third diver entered the water after a Mayday was called. While the two other divers eventually surfaced, Captain Long never resur-

faced and was later recovered and pronounced dead at the scene. Rescue crews had been searching Lake Norman for the missing man a day prior to the emergency involving Captain Long. Officials said that the missing man jumped off a boat with two other people. The boat was not anchored and started to float away. The three tried to swim and catch up with the boat, but the missing man was not able to make it back to the boat. While the search for the man was suspended when Captain Long went missing, officials confirmed that the body of the missing man was eventually recovered as well. The two other divers were responsive when taken to the hospital for treatment, one of which has been released.

North Carolina: Prentice “Jay” Tyndall Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: May 8, 2016 Death Date: May 8, 2016 Fire Department: Hugo Volunteer Fire & Rescue Initial Summary: On May 8, 2016, at approximately 2200hrs, Hugo Fire Department was dispatched on a mutual aid fire call with the North Lenoir Fire Department. Firefighter Tyndall responded to the station and was driving an engine and enroute when the call was canceled. Near noon of the following day, Firefighter Tyndall called his wife advising her that he was having severe head pain. Tyndall got out of his car and went into the business he was visiting and asked them to call 911. He was transported to Wayne Memorial Hospital. While at the hospital, a CT was performed and a brain bleed was discovered. Shortly after this was found, he was flown to Vidant Medical in Greenville, NC. While at Greenville, a procedure was done to relieve pressure on his brain. He was then flown to Duke University Durham for further treatment. At Duke, surgery was performed in attempt to stop the brain bleed, but despite all efforts, Firefighter Tyndall succumbed to his injury on May 12, 2016.


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Water rescue saves man and dog

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Quincy rescues worker from commercial ship On April 19, 2016, Quincy firefighters were requested at the Twin Rivers Technologies plant on the Fore River in Quincy, MA. Quincy Fire responded to the large commercial ship for a report of an injured worker on board. The worker became pinned by the gangway and sustained some abdominal and pelvic crush injuries. The extrication and removal of the patient required a response of two Quincy engines and a Quincy ladder truck.

On June 9th, the Derry Fire Communications Center received a single 911 call at 8:53 A.M., from a resident reporting a boat overturned, with an unknown JUMP TO FILE# number of people in 061016112 the water on Beaver Lake; reported to be in the area of 22 Beaver Lake Avenue. Derry Fire Prevention and other staff personnel, as well as a mutual aid ambulance from Windham responded to the above address. A simultaneous structure fire incident was in progress at 5 North Main Street; all other Derry Units were committed to the structure fire. Initial arriving personnel found one adult male in the water with a dog struggling to stay afloat, while clutching the side of an overturned kayak. Neither were wearing a personal floatation device. A bystander on a personal watercraft rescued the dog. Prior to the arrival of a Derry Marine Unit, Lieutenant Michael Stanhope donned a personal floatation device, deployed a second kayak located at the scene and rescued the struggling victim

from the water. Derry Marine Unit arrived and was deployed to retrieve the overturned kayak. The adult male victim was treated by Windham Fire EMS personnel and transported to Elliot Hospital. There were no injuries to fire department personnel. The dog in-

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Four fire departments respond to West Rock Mill for a structure fire On June 3rd, at approximately 11:20 A.M., Sheldon Fire Department responded to the West Rock recycled cardboard plant for a report of a structure fire. Mutual aid was called in from Enosburg, Swanton and Highgate Fire Departments. Firefighters found a fire on the roof, in the venting system used for the paper rolling machine. The fire may have been sparked by super heated dust in the ventilation system. There were no reported injuries. AmCare Ambulance also stood-by at the scene.

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First-alarm house fire downtown

On May 24th, Burlington Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a house fire with smoke and flames showing from the roof. Acting Shift Commander Captain Pat Murphy had all on-duty companies respond to the fire and all were put to work. Engine Co. 1 stretched a 1 3/4 hand line to the 3rd floor while Engine Co.'s 3 and 5 along with Tower 1 began opening up the ceilings and walls to expose the fire from the inside. Engine Co.'s 2 and 4 worked on opening up the roof via portable ground ladders. The fire was confined to the A/D corner roof area and companies were able to salvage many electronics and valuables in both apartments.


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Two injured when motorcycle hits deer On May 22nd, at approximately 8:52 P.M., the Swanton Fire Department and Missisquoi Valley Rescue (MVR), units 1 and 2, responded to Interstate 89 northbound, near mm. 118 for a motorcycle versus deer. Two people were thrown from the motorcycle after hitting the deer. The female was transported by MVR while the male refused transport. Vermont State Police are investigating the accident.

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Car versus pole with minor injuries

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Late night extrication for Brandon FD

On May 29th at about 11:35 P.M., the Brandon Fire Department was dispatched to a single car motor vehicle accident on Florence Road in Brandon, VT. Two teenagers were involved and one required extensive extrication. The vehicle left the road, glanced off of a tree and impacted another set of trees that were located on an incline. The patients were transported by the Brandon Area Rescue Squad and Regional Ambulance Service to the local hospital.

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Third-alarm in Burlington’s Old North End On May 18th at 4:21 A.M., Burlington Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 92-94 Hyde Street in Burlington's Old North End section of the city. DC Peter Brown arrived on scene and transmitted a 3rd-alarm on arrival due to the heavy fire conditions showing from a twostory multiple dwelling. Initial reports from bystanders was that there was one person unaccounted for on the 2nd-floor. Tower Ladder 1 was assigned VES. The primary search was negative and engine companies went to work, extinguishing the fire with 2 1/2 inch hand lines. The missing occupant was later found to be at another person's house.

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Fire on the roof of Burlington’s Free Press building

On May 23rd, Burlington Fire Department was notified of a fire on the roof of the old Burlington Free Press building, downtown. Companies found the top of an old elevator shaft fully involved and attacked the fire with hand lines that were stretched up the aerial ladders. DC Peter Brown transmitted a 2nd-alarm due to the outside temperature as well as the difficulty of gaining access to check for extension of the fire. Crews cut through numerous layers of roof and foam board insulation to check for fire spread.

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Departments respond to electrical fire on School Street On May 29th, Squad A, Truck 1 and Engines 3 and 2 were dispatched to 73 School Street for an electrical fire. Battalion 1 arrived first and reported a three-story ordinary construction, with nothing showing. While crews were investigating, they found a sparking outlet and a cir- JUMP TO FILE# cuit breaker that had 053116116 partially burned through. The building official was notified and there were no injuries. - RYAN FLAHERTY

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Propane fire ignites in Summitwoods At 8:54 P.M. on May 28th, Engine 3 and Squad A were dispatched by Norwich Emergency Dispatch for a report of an outside fire in the area of Summitwoods Drive. Upon arrival, crews found a large JUMP TO FILE# volume of fire being 053116113 fed by propane in the machinery of the 30,000 gallon propane tank that feeds Summitwoods Apartment Complex. Crews immediately added Engine 2, Truck 1 and Battalion 1 to the response, established a water supply and began taking hose lines down toward the fire to cool the 30,000 gallon tank. Two large hose lines and a portable master stream delivered 1,000 gallons of water per minute to keep the tank cool. With the protection of the hose streams, firefighters were able to access two shutoff valves on the bottom of the tank, approximately 20 feet from the active fire. Closing the valves effectively removed the fuel that was feeding the fire, at which point the fire diminished significantly. Firefighters continued to train water on the propane tank to keep the tank and remaining contents cool. The fire was placed under control at 9:30 P.M.

and units remained on scene until 11:22 P.M. On scene, the Norwich Fire Department was assisted by the Mohegan Tribal Fire Department's FAST and American Ambulance. Norwich Police Department personnel were also on scene to assist in the event that evacuations became necessary. Norwich Public Utilities gas division along with Spicer Gas, owner of the propane tank, responded. After the fire was out and the area deemed safe, Spicer Gas secured the gas lines feeding the damaged portion of the system. Loss of services to the apartment complex included no heat throughout the complex and no hot water for 10 units. Investigation into a cause is being handled by the City of Norwich Fire Marshal’s office. During the incident, Laurel Hill Fire Department Engine 62 along with East Great Plain Fire Department Engine 51 and Ladder 5 provided coverage to the city and responded to 2 additional emergency calls. Because of quick actions by firefighters, no civilian or firefighter injuries were reported and the fire was contained to the area of the propane tank.Pictures were taken the following day on May 29th, and show the visible damage. - RYAN FLAHERTY

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Departments respond to second-alarm fire On April 13th at 8:59 P.M., the East Great Plain Fire Department was dispatched to 12 Twins Court for a house fire. A police officer arrived first and reported heavy fire showing. ET-51 arrived next and found fire extending from the breezeway into the JUMP TO FILE # house and a two- 050416122 bay garage. ET-51's crew stretched a 1.75" attack line to the alpha side to darken down the fire in the breezeway and then took it in the front door of the home. Engine-52 laid in from a hydrant at the corner of Surrey Lane and Twins Court and supplied ET-51. Fourteen minutes into the incident, command reported that fire had extended into the attic, so Car-5 struck the second-alarm which brought Engine-3 from Norwich and two engines from Yantic. The crew from Engine-3 removed the garage doors and extinguished fire in the loft of the garage. They then took the line around to the rear and overhauled the charlie side of the residence with the crew from Engine-52. The Mohegan Tribal Fire Department provided the FAST and the Norwich Fire Marshal's Office is investigating. -RYAN FLAHERTY

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Bethel Fire Lieutenants’ Bill Cadella and Chris Morris battling a condominium fire.


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Kitten rescued from car’s engine compartment On May 16th, Danbury Squad 1 was dispatched to an "animal rescue" in the parking lot of Danbury Commons Housing, at 51 Main Street. Upon arrival, Lt. Nick Cabral and his crew encountered a group of people around a Ford Freestyle, with the hood up. Upon JUMP TO FILE# closer inspection, the 051616126 squad crew found a 5-week-old calico kitten hiding deep within the engine compartment, completely out of reach.Lt. Cabral instructed his men to jack the car up to make more room. They worked to free the kitten by making a twopronged attack from above and below the engine. After about 30 minutes, the crew from above coaxed the kitten to go deeper into the compartment, at which time Lt. Cabral was able to snatch the kitten. A woman who is friends with the operator of the car came to the scene with a cat carrier and took the unharmed kitten home to her house, where she will care for it until a permanent home can be located. - BERNIE MEEHAN

Firefighter Vitolo from above; Firefighter Allan Lewis and Lt. Cabral from below.

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Kingston MA brush fire drafting training Firefighters from Group #1 participated in Brush Fire Draft Training at the Millgate Pumping Station in Kingston on April 25th. Firefighters used two brush breakers and Engine-2 to conduct the training.

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Waltham, MA Firefighters from Rescue 6; L-R Shaun Cassie, Mike Schueler, LT. Matt Kiernan and Bill Langton.


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Norwich High School holds job fair

KARIN M. HALSTEAD

Area Chief’s at Middelbury Fire’s 75th Anniversary Ball Area Chiefs posed for a photo during Middlebury Fire's 75th Anniversary Ball at the Crowne Plaza in Southbury, CT on May 7, 2016.

On April 13, 2016, two members from the Norwich Firefighters Local 892 Recruitment Team attended the Norwich Technical High School's third annual career fair. Multiple students JUMP TO FILE# from every grade 050416121 and shop stopped by our table to learn what the fire service is all about. They were also able to learn what a 24 hour shift normally consists of and were encouraged to visit their neighborhood fire stations to become familiar and possibly join. The Norwich Fire Department recently started a job shadow program which provides an opportunity for young people with aspirations for a career in the fire service to spend a day working with the shift. For more information about the job shadow program, contact the Norwich Fire Department at 860-8926080. - RYAN FLAHERTY

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Truck rollover in Waltham

On May 18th, Mass. State Police responded to a car rollover on I 95 south, at the Rt. 20 off-ramp.Waltham Fire dispatched Engine-2, Rescue-6 and an ambulance. When all units arrived, they found one car damaged and a truck on it's side. The truck skidded about 200’ and took down a tree. The operator of the truck extricated himself from the truck and refused medical treatment.

Cataldo Ambulance Service extends service contract with Town of Salisbury Cataldo Ambulance Service is pleased to announce the recent extension of the exclusive contract to provide emergency ambulance services to the Town of Salisbury. The contract is signed to extend effective on July 1, 2016. On April 25th, the Salisbury Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to approve the motion to renew the service contract between Cataldo Ambulance Service and the Town of Salisbury. Prior to the vote, several Selectmen and a community resident offered testimonials in support of the renewal. "I know since you've been doing the ambulance service in town here, I personally have had many compliments on the way you handle yourself and the availability of the ambulances. And I'd like to thank you for that."- Selectman Ed Hunt "I've come to know Mr. Cataldo over the last several years and I can't emphasize enough the community commitment that he and his company have made to this community. I know I’ve done it before, Dennis, but I want to thank you again for being very involved in the Chamber of Commerce. They’ve done a lot for the community and I want to thank you for that." - Selectman Chuck Takesian "I had the fortunate, if not unfortunate, pleasure to have utilized the ambulance service about 4 or 5 times in the past 18 months. And I would mention to say, based on my doctors and the doctors at the emergency room - if it wasn’t for Cataldo I wouldn’t be standing here right now. So I do appreciate

JUMP TO FILE #052416104 their service, they're just very professional in what they do, very professional. Thank you." - Mr. Colburn, Salisbury resident Cataldo Ambulance has been providing ALS and BLS coverage for the Town of Salisbury since 2012. As agreed upon by both parties, Cataldo Ambulance will also continue to provide coverage and support for various community events and details. Ambulance coverage will also be on standby at all working fires. Cataldo Ambulance Service and it's division, Atlantic Ambulance Service, are committed to developing strong, long term relationships with the facilities, communities and patients served. The success is based on personal commitment, honesty, integrity and quality service. Cataldo Ambulance Service and Atlantic Ambulance Service(a division of Cataldo Ambulance Service), currently provide 911 responses for 16 municipalities, hospitals and numerous private contracts from 19 base locations throughout Massachusetts, covering Greater Boston and the North Shore. They are also a leading private provider of Emergency Medical Transportation in the Commonwealth. The Atlantic Ambulance Service Division is the primary entity that responds to communities in the northern most region of the Cataldo Ambulance Service operating area. - LINDSEY SONN

Publisher Joseph P. Belsito announced that Lindsey Palmer has been appointed as Managing Editor for 1st Responder Newspaper effective immediately. Palmer previously served with the company as Office Manager of 1st Responder Wireless News.

“We are thrilled to have Lindsey take point in our editorial department,” said Belsito. “She will not only work hard to forge great relationships with the outstanding correspondents we currently have, but will look to expand our coverage geographically into new areas, which is one of our top goals.” Palmer will be reaching out to correspondents over the coming weeks to introduce herself and will also be working to further build out her network of contacts throughout the local emergency services community.

General Manager Kathy Ronsini stated, “I am pleased and excited to welcome Lindsey Palmer back to our team. I am confident that she will be an excellent match for the position of managing editor. Lindsey exhibits a high level of care and compassion for the emergency

services and I hope that she will find her work challenging and rewarding.” Lindsey Palmer said “Thank you to everyone on the 1st Responder News team for the very warm welcome; and I consider it a privilege to be back. I am eager to make a positive contribution to the company and

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Lindsey can be reached at 845-5347500 ext. 212 or Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com

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Fully involved garage fire On April 30th, Danvers Engine-2 stretched a line and got ready to put some water on a first-due garage fire. The detached garage was fully involved, with exposures being threatened upon arrival. DFD made a great stop in short time. There were no reported injuries.

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IN SERVICE

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The Human Factors, A Contributing Factor in firefighter Injury and Death - Part I STAYING SAFE

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This article and the next 2 following articles first appeared when I first started writing this column, Staying Safe, 15 years ago. I repeated it 6 years ago with slight modification, and feel it still holds true today as a leading cause of firefighter injury and death. It can serve as a refresher for senior firefighters and as a safety lesson for newer firefighters.The prime suspect for a majority of all unsafe acts and the resulting injuries and deaths in fire/EMS personnel can be relegated to “Human Factors.” This Human Factor or Human Error category includes many sub categories that contribute to unsafe and dangerous acts at the emergency scene. Included, but not limited to, the following: laziness, lack of concentration, poor judgment and failure to evaluate risks involved, not being prepared, insufficient training, taking foolish chances, complacency, macho or indestructible attitude, accidents don’t happen to me, refusing to seek help, emotions out of control, and the proverbial taking short cuts rather than following standard procedures. It is always easy to blame the equipment, apparatus, or changing fire conditions, but was it really the individual firefighter at fault?Laziness is probably the greatest cause for any type of unsafe act because indirectly it will almost appear as the root cause for the incident to have occurred. Most will deny laziness as the primary cause because of the guilt complex that goes along with being identified as being LAZY. Hey, I got news for you, we all

suffer from the same problem and it has a bearing in our everyday life. Who gets up to change TV channels? How about the portable telephone? When I sit down to watch TV I make sure I have the TV remote, but more often then I like, I forget to bring the portable phone. In the height of laziness I hope my wife will come join me, and then I ask her to bring the phone, anything to keep from getting up! I am not alone. Fortunately the aforementioned are not life threatening, but if laziness carries over into our day-to-day chores or when we respond as emergency responders, it can lead to injury. How about cleaning the leaves from the gutters? You put the ladder up and then hug it, getting as close as possible to the rungs while over reaching left and right as far as possible in order to keep from climbing down and repositioning the ladder. When we complete the guttercleaning chore what have we saved, having to move the ladder 2 or 3 more times, while giving no thought to our personal safety. You don’t have to fall from a great height to be injured, and the older you get the shorter the distance. Maybe, as one gets older, it would be safer to hire someone to clean the gutters for us.Think about it, if we do thesame things at the emergency scene in order to save energy and footsteps, the risk of injury and death are far greater than being unable to change the TV channel. Are we wearing all our protective equipment, or have we forgotten or misplaced an item in the excitement? If we have, the chances are we are not going back to get it. How many times have we used the tool in hand as a poor substitute for the correct tool simply because it requires going back to the rig to obtain it? How often do we stand on a chair, table, or bed, or whatever else is available, to pull a ceiling with a halligan tool when a 6 foot hook is the preferred tool for the job? It is almost impossible to maintain ones balance walking on a bed, let alone perform some physical activity. How about ladder placement and height? Do we reposition the ladder, or get a ladder of greater length when it is the safe thing to do, or do we make do and hope nothing goes wrong. There are times the IC gives a specific assignment and we immediately come up with a better idea, usually one that reduces physical exertion and therefore easier to perform. Officers and Incident Commanders should be aware of counter proposals and their effect on the safety of personnel. The task may be made easier, but will it be as effective and safe? Counter proposals are usually shortcuts that eliminate a safe method of performing a task, and may become the contributing factors to injuries and death, and they generally start with being lazy. We know better, but laziness is driving us so therefore we overlook the added risk.To be continued next month. Till then, Stay Safe and God Bless!


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Mid-morning fire displaces three in Springfield A mid morning fire heavily damaged the rear of an occupied two-story wood frame dwelling in the Pine Point section of the City of Springfield, displacing three residents on Saturday, May 14th. Shortly after 7:00 A.M., Springfield Firefighters were called to the address of 106 Edge- JUMP TO FILE# mont Street for the 051516103 reported structure fire. While still enroute, firefighters were informed that the home occupants had tried to extinguish the fire themselves, but were instructed by dispatchers to evacuate the building. Upon arrival, first due Engine16 had heavy smoke showing from the charlie side of the dwelling and made their stretch to the rear. The balance of the assignment arrived moments later and stretched two additional attack lines to contain and knock down the main body of fire within 15 minutes. The home sustained several thousand dollars in smoke, fire and water damage, requiring the Red Cross to assist the occupants with temporary shelter. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. - NATE ARNOLD

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Members inside power vent the the structure while Ladder 8's aerial was placed to the roof in case vertical ventilation was needed.

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DEPARTMENT PROFILE If your department has photos you would like to see in our “Departmnt Profile� feature, please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com

Teenager falls 20-feet from tree in Whitman Around 7:00 P.M. on the evening of Tuesday, May 17th, the Whitman Fire Department received a 911 call for a person who fell out of a tree in the woods, behind 2 Shelly Lane. The caller reported that the easiest access would be from the end of Wilbur Avenue in Abington. Whitman Engine-2, Ambulance-247 and Car-3 responded. Companies arrived and walked approximately 500-1,000-feet into the woods off of Wilbur Avenue to find a 19-year-old male who suffered a 20-25-foot fall out of a tree. Due to the extent of his injuries, Boston MedFlight was requested to respond. The victim reportedly

JUMP TO FILE #051716112 had an altered level of consciousness and injuries to the lower extremities. Crews carried equipment out to the victim and packaged him for transport. Alternate means of extrication, including a modified stokes basket from Abington, and an ATV from Hanson were considered, but it was determined that a carry-out would be the fastest way of extrication. The victim was moved to the ambulance where further medical care was initiated. The victim was

then transported to the Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital where Boston MedFlight was enroute to land. Shortly after Ambulance-247's arrival to the Brockton Hospital, Boston MedFlight landed on the helipad, near the emergency room. The crew from Boston MedFlight worked on the patient in the ambulance briefly and then carried the victim to the waiting helicopter. The patient was transported to a Boston hospital for additional treatment and medical care. More Photos Available At: www.NEFirePhoto.com - PAT TRAVERS

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Man drowns during lifeguard training at Orleans pond

The start of the Memorial Day weekend turned tragic at Pilgrim Lake off Herring Brook Road in Orleans. Around 8:30 A.M. on Saturday, May 28th, a returning annual swimming test for competing lifeguards at Nauset Beach was being held when one male swimmer went missing. Orleans Fire and Rescue first on scene launched a boat immediately. The Mid-Cape Dive Team was also called to the scene. The victim was found about twenty minutes later unconscious and was reported in cardiac arrest. CPR was started immediately. The victim was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital but could not be revived and was pronounced dead. He was later identified as Jack Jukubek, 22, of Newburgh, NY.


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FIREFIGHTER PROFILE

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Two car MVA in Fall River

Several medical rescues were needed at a two car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Charlotte Street and President Avenue on May 25th. Engine-6 and Platform-1 also responded to assist the paramedics on scene.

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On May 15th at 8:00 A.M., Lieutenant Ed Foley Jr. walked out of the door for the final time as a West Springfield Firefighter, receiving one last ride home on the WSFD's antique 1949 Mack pumper. Lt. Foley served for over three decades, after taking the spot vacated by his own father's retirement almost 32 years ago. Congratulations on your retirement Lt. Foley and thank you for your service!


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Rollover crash in Harwich

Around 4:30 P.M. on Wednesday, June 1st, an elderly driver of a white Hyundai sedan failed to yield, causing a crash at Julian Road and Route 28. The driver of a Ford F-150 swerved, hitting the Hyundai and rolling over, landing upright. The female driver of the Ford pick-up was transported to Cape Cod Hospital with back and neck injuries that were non-life-threatening. The elderly driver of the Hyundai will be cited by Harwich Police.

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Trash truck fire in Kingston

On May 12th, firefighters responded to the parking lot area of CVS for a report of a trash truck fire. Duxbury Fire Captain Reardon was first on scene and confirmed with Kingston Fire that the trash compartment of the truck was on fire. An Engine from Duxbury was called in for mutual aid. Kingston Ladder-1 arrived and advanced a 1 3/4" line on the fire. Duxbury's engine secured a water supply and supplied Kingston Ladder-1 with water. Two lines operated and knocked the fire down. The DEP and Kingston Conservation were called to the scene.


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Plymouth gas leak On April 8th, firefighters responded to the Village Green section of Pinehills for a report of a gas main the was struck. First arriving units found a one-inch main that had been struck by a work crew. The area was secured and Eversource was called to the scene to secure the leak. The leak was secured approximately 20 minutes later without incident.

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Third-alarm brush fire in Sandwich On May 17th, firefighters responded to the Sandwich Hollows Golf Club for reports of a brush fire. Arriving units found a brush fire that was quickly spreading. Mutual Aid was called to the scene to assist. Command requested a second-alarm brush breaker response, then upgraded it to a third-alarm. Over five acres burned before the brush fire was brought under control.

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MVA results in ambulance rollover Firefighters responded to the intersections of Cherry Street and Standish Street for a multi-vehicle MVA involving an ambulance that rolled over, on JUMP TO FILE# May 30th. A 053016101 Brewster Ambulance was responding to a high priority call when the crash occurred. Five injuries were reported at the scene, none of which were life threatening. The cause of the MVA is still under investigation. - JOHN SJOSTEDT III

A Brewster Ambulance rolled over at this MVA.

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Fire in Harwich

A fire broke out in a small, unoccupied cottage on Greeley Way off of Belmont Street on Wednesday, May 11th at 6 P.M. Harwich Fire and Rescue quickly brought the smokey fire under control with help from the Dennis and Brewster Fire Departments. No injuries were reported.

Two-alarm fatal blaze in Fall River Shortly before 6:00 A.M. on May 8th, firefighters responded to a still alarm at 212 Covel Street. District Chief Scott Flannery arrived at a two and a half-story wood frame, with fire showing from the thirdfloor. Police on scene informed Command that the third-floor resident was unaccounted for and believed to be still on the third-floor. The crew of Engine-9 began a pri-

JUMP TO FILE #050816102 mary search and located the victim, who was removed from the building and brought to a waiting ALS unit. He was then transported to Charlton Memorial Hospital where he died en-route. The fire was knocked down in less then 30 min-

utes but it was enough to prove fatal for the occupant. The cause of death is believed to be from smoke inhalation. Fire Department Spokesperson Captain Neil Furtado said investigators believe that careless disposal of smoking materials may have caused the fire.

- KENNETH LEGER


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Newton firefighters honor Auburn police officer who was killed in the Line of Duty

On May 22nd, Newton Firefighters set up on the overpass of the Mass Pike, as the motorcade carrying Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino was escorted to Boston after he was killed in the Line of Duty.

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Two-alarm fire in Holbrook

On May 16th, two-alarms were struck for a commercial building on fire. Companies made an aggressive interior attack, but were forced out due to heavy fire conditions. No injuries were reported and the fire remains under investigation.Fire apparatus from Abington, Braintree, Brockton, Avon and Randolph responded to the fire.


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Kayaker drowns in Silver Lake

Ron Morin with his "EMERGENCY!" replica apparatus at an apparatus muster on Long Island in June.

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A paramedic’s gift to the EMS world Ron Morin now runs Sugarloaf Ambulance/Rescue Service vehicles on U.S. Route 2 East. A television show in the 1970's got him interested in emergency medical work. “I personally was inspired by the TV series 'Emergency!' to become a paramedic,” he said. In 1982, he was part of the first paramedic graduating class. Morin has now built a replica of Squad 51's apparatus that dominated the television show, racing around the streets of Los Angeles County. This was made possible by purchasing a 1971 Dodge from the Alna, Maine, Fire Department and an original paramedic rescue body in California. The Dodge was used by the A.F.D. as a brush fire unit. While searching for a utility body, Morin said he came across a 1983 vintage medic box on eBay that had been in a shed for more than 15-years.

Morin flew to California and dug the body out of the storage shed. It was loaded it onto a rental truck, and he drove back to Maine. He said the Dodge cab was in “immaculate condition,” with only 7,980 miles on the vehicle. The body, however, required some restoration work. Not to duplicate the LA County Fire Department lettering, Morin has “Lost Angel Fire Department, Rescue Squad and Paramedics” graphics added to the truck. He added, “Lost Angels are lost but not forgotten.” It took about six months to assemble the replica. Locating some equipment became quite a challenge. The “gutter mounts” for the Twinsonic light bar was one of the hardest to find. A Facebook friend was helpful for that find. Most of the equipment in the replica's compartments is from the 1970's and was on ambulances that were owned

in Morin's Sugarloaf Ambulance/Rescue business. A Pioneer “orange box” Telementry Unit was donated by some friends in New Jersey. He also has a telephone-style radio communications box similar to the one used in the TV show. The original Dodge for the series is located at the LA County Fire Museum. Morin is excited about his new adventure of showing off his masterpiece. The first showing was at the Fire House Grill in Auburn, Maine, in 2015. “Having given more than fortyyears in emergency medical services, I now have the ability to give back, by making the younger generation understand where us dinosaurs of EMS came from,” Morin said.

Around 1:30 P.M., on the afternoon of Friday, June 3rd, the Halifax Fire Department received a call reporting a person fishing had fallen off of a kayak on Silver Lake.Halifax Police and Fire immediately responded. Upon their arrival, several witnesses said that they JUMP TO FILE# saw the victim strug- 061016103 gling in the water, who had since gone under. Halifax sent their boat out on the water to begin searching for the victim. They placed a buoy where the witnesses reported the victim going under the water.Shortly after companies' arrival, the Plymouth County Technical Rescue Team was activated with their dive team. Members from across the county responded to the incident with several time trucks, trailers and boats.The first divers on the scene were loaded onto Halifax's boat and brought out to where the victim was last seen. The two divers did a hasty search of the immediate area. The divers noted depths of around 50-feet, with no visibility past 30-feet. Following the hasty search, divers began line searches off of boats anchored on Silver Lake.In addition to the Hali-

fax boat, Duxbury's boat and Bridgewater's air boat were utilized for diver operations on the water. Multiple mutual aid companies responded to the scene with equipment, personnel and apparatus. The Massachusetts State Police Dive Team responded and worked several divers. The Massachusetts Department Of Fire Service's Rehab Unit responded to the scene, along with the Providence Canteen truck, to rehab the crews working on the scene.Following an exhausting day of searching for the victim, the search was called off as night fell. Dive operation resumed the following day, with additional dive teams also assisting with the search. Following a second day of extensive searching into the deep, dark waters of Silver Lake, the search was again postponed due to night fall.The third day brought closure for family, friends and responders who worked tirelessly over the three days to locate the missing kayaker. With the use of sophisticated sidescan sonar equipment, the victim was located in an area not identified as being near where the witnesses originally said they last saw him. The victim was identified as 26year-old Shi Hu. - PAT TRAVERS

- RON JEFFERS

Divers standby on Bridgewater Fire's Air Boat.

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Ron Morin's pride and joy Lost Angels Squad 51.

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PCTRT Divers Doug Costa from Kingston and Justin Silva from Abington standby, awaiting their turn at searching.


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Chaplain’s Corner: 911 Chaplain’s Corner

Pastor Fernando Villicana

The three-digit telephone number "9-1-1" has been designated as the "Universal Emergency Number" for citizens throughout the United States. This “magic number” provides them with fast and easy access to emergency assistance. What a relief it is when our citizens hear the distant yelp of sirens as Emergency Services respond to their call for help. A sigh of relief and hope stirs in the heart of the patient as you arrive on scene. A full arrest, TC, physical rescue, pediatric problem, drowning, emergency child birth or other trauma finds the patient and loved ones in perhaps the worst situation of their lives. Upon arrival of an incident, Firefighters can see the desperation of a patient but simultaneously a look of confidence as they trust in the skill and professionalism of their rescuers. I’m thankful God is with you on every call. And I’m also thankful that, when people require emergency assistance, God sends you. You are the answer to someone’s prayers! But have you ever cried out to the Lord during a difficult time in your life or that of a

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family member? A struggle in life. A trying time with your children, sickness or disease, a bitter divorce, financial collapse or perhaps a pain in your heart accumulated over the years due to a series of disappointments and discouragements. Have you ever looked up and cried out for help (911)? Due to God’s love demonstrated in Jesus Christ, we have the confidence that God hears, cares, and responds to His children in a time of need. In a crisis situation we can look to Jesus Christ with confidence that His expertise is sufficient to meet the need and calm the storm in our lives. Bible verse: “This poor man cried and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles” (Psalm 34:4). Don’t ever forget that we all have immediate access to emergency services. All we have to do is “call Him up.”

JOHN SJOSTEDT

CO incident in Plymouth

On April 26th, firefighters responded to a residence on Allerton Street, for a report of a carbon monoxide incident. Firefighters investigated the scene and found high levels of CO in the residence. Command requested EMS to the scene to evaluate four victims. The source was secured and the residence was ventilated.


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A Mashpee Brush Breaker responds to a third-alarm brush fire in Sandwich.

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Second-alarm fatal fire in Beverly

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Kingston Firefighters battle trash truck fire.

At approximately 7:00 A.M. on May 19th, fire alarm received a call for a woman screaming from a building at 9 Highland Terrace in Beverly, MA. Beverly Police arrived and reported a well involved building fire. Bev- JUMP TO FILE# erly Fire struck box 051916103 221. First due companies reported heavy fire showing from floors 1, 2 and 3, with severe exposure problems. A second-alarm was struck on arrival, bringing Hamilton, Danvers and Salem Fire to the scene on mutual aid. While exposures were protected, companies made an aggressive interior attack, as there were reports of civilians in the building. An occupant on the first-floor perished in the fire.Heat from the heavy fire also damaged two Beverly Fire Companies. The paint blistered and a compartment door fell off of the side on Engine-4. The heat cracked the windshield and melted a warning roof light and also blistered the paint on Truck-1.Beverly Fire Companies did a great job with the extremely limited man power and resources that they were forced to work with. With budget cuts, the city now only runs two pumps and one truck, with a total of nine men working a tour. Beverly is an old city, where the downtown section gets extremely congested and presents massive exposure problems, as did this two+ alarm fire on Highland Terrace. - GLENN PRESTON

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Second-alarm in Amherst destroys apartment complex A fast moving fire gutted an occupied two-and-a-half-story wood frame multiple dwelling in the Alpine Commons apartment complex off of Belchertown Road in Amherst early in the afternoon of June 4th, displacing over one dozen residents. UMP TO FILE# Shortly after J060716100 1:00 P.M. on the hot and humid Saturday afternoon, Amherst firefighters were alerted to a potential structure fire at the Alpine Commons apartment complex on the East end of the Hampshire County College town. Due to the high call volume that Amherst firefighters have to handle daily for a department their size, only one firefighter was available to respond to the fire at Alpine Commons from the Central Fire Station in downtown, Amherst. Three more members responded from Station 2 on the North side of town for a total of four suppression personnel on the initial response. Chief of Department W. Tim Nelson and Assistant Chief Lindsey Stromgren, were forced to pull double duty, not only commanding the fire fighting effort, but also participating in it as well. Eventually, mutual aid from neighboring career and volunteer fire departments arrived to help their beleaguered Amherst brothers and sisters, but by then, it was too late to save the structure, as the fire was already breaking through the roof.Companies set up defensive operations on all sides of the building, and spent the next several hours attacking the fire with large caliber hand lines as well as two aerial master streams. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and because the building sustained such a significant amount of damage, it may well be a total loss.

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Members opted to use a smaller caliber hand line from Engine-2's 75' aerial to attack stubborn hot spots in the attic area.

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Cataldo Ambulance donates golf tournament proceeds to AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Boston On Wednesday, May 18th, Cataldo Ambulance Service held it's 24th annual charity golf tournament, "Swing Fore Hope," to benefit the American Cancer Society’s AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Boston. Thanks to the generosity of Cataldo Ambulance and all those involved, this year’s donation to Amanda Starkel, Director of the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, was $30,000. In the past 24 years of tournament play, Cataldo Ambulance Service has donated over $655,000 to ACS as well as other nonprofit and community organizations. This year’s tournament was again held at Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut with 138 golfers who participated in a full day of activities. Over 55 companies and numerous individuals contributed to support the sizable donation presented to the American Cancer Society and over 30 companies were represented in the tournament play. Golfers were first provided with a social registration hour, including lunch and followed by a shotgun start. The post-play activities included dinner and awards' ceremony, raffle items and a silent auction. Cataldo Ambulance Service is humbled by the continued success of the annual golf tournament and truly appreciates the contributions received by all. The success of this tournament is a credit to all of the sponsors, company staff, volunteers and participants. Without them, Cataldo Ambulance would not have been able to make so

JUMP TO FILE #052716109 many generous contributions to the American Cancer Society throughout the years. As in past years, Cataldo Ambulance is honored to donate the tournament proceeds to the American Cancer Society and extends endless thanks for their sponsors' and golfers' roles in supporting this remarkable facility. AstraZeneca Hope Lodge: In November of 2008, the American Cancer Society opened the doors of the new AstraZeneca Hope Lodge, a wonderful facility in the heart of Boston’s most applauded medical institutions. Since its opening, the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston has provided over 94,000 nights of free lodging to 2,850 cancer patients from 48 states and 15 countries, saving them more than $17 million in housing costs. Cataldo Ambulance Service: Cataldo Ambulance Service and Atlantic Ambulance Service (a division of Cataldo Ambulance Service), currently provide 911 responses for 16 municipalities, hospitals and numerous private contracts from 19 base locations throughout Massachusetts, covering Greater Boston and the North Shore. They are also a leading private provider of Emergency Medical Transportation in the Commonwealth. - LINDSEY SONN

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Tanker carrying heating oil rolls over At 9:52 A.M. on April 25th, Dalton Communication dispatched the Hinsdale Volunteer FD to a reported tanker rollover accident near 200 Robinson Rd. Subsequent information received from Hinsdale police on scene indicated a fuel oil truck on it's side after sliding approximately 200 feet. Chief Larry Turner responded with an assignment of Engine 2, Rescue 4, Squad 1, the Ambulance (H-5) and fourteen firefighters and EMTs. Upon arrival, crews found a 3,000 gallon heating oil tank truck containing approximately 1,500 gallons of heating oil. The driver was removed from

JUMP TO FILE #060916107 the vehicle and taken to Berkshire Medical Center by H-5 with some back discomfort, but no life threatening injuries. Chief Turner immediately assessed the situation, locating a very slow dripping leak from one of the tank caps and another leak of various engine operational fluids. Drying agent was applied to the roadway under the leaks and the caps were tightened with tension strapping, minimizing any further leakage. Car 1 also requested that a Hinsdale Highway

Dept. loader and a dump truck load of sand come to the scene to provide additional containment measures. A recovery service and two heavy load wreckers were requested to handle transfer of the remaining oil to another tank truck and return the accident vehicle to it's wheels. The Massachusetts State Police Truck Accident Investigation unit was on scene. Hinsdale units provided assistance until the recovery, including righting of the vehicle and the hazmat cleanup processes. All units were back in service at 3:15 P.M. - DICK SCIALABBA

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Middleborough MVA Rollover On May 7th, firefighters responded to North Main St. for a report of an MVA rollover. Upon arrival, companies found a vehicle on it's roof. The patient was extricated from the vehicle and evaluated by EMS.


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Flashover simulation training in Whitman On the morning of Friday, April 15th, the Whitman Fire Department hosted Flashover Simulation Training that was presented by the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. Following a classroom portion, firefighters donned their own personal JUMP TO FILE# protective equip- 042916107 ment, along with SCBA and helmets provided by MFA. Three groups of firefighters went through the simulator that showed different outside factors that would change fire behavior. Firefighters in the simulator were three-feet below the actual fire to see what the actual room on fire would look like during flashover conditions. Fire traveled over the firefighters’ heads during the training, also giving the firefighters a feeling of the heat encountered during heavy fire conditions. More Photos Available At: www.NEFirePhoto.com -PAT TRAVERS

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Couch fire displaces three adults and one child

On June 9th, the Derry Fire Communications Center received a single 911 call at 8:47 A.M., from a resident reporting a couch fire on the first floor at 5 North Main Street in Derry NH. Derry JUMP TO FILE# Car 1, Engines 1, 2, 061016115 3, 4, and Medic 1 were dispatched to the above address. A simultaneous water rescue incident occurred on Beaver Lake in Derry NH. Members of the Derry Fire Department's Communications Division, Prevention Division and off duty personnel responded and operated at the water rescue. Upon arrival at 5 North Main Street, companies found a twostory, two-family residential home with smoke coming from a window and door openings of the first-floor. The first arriving engine company advanced a hose line to the first floor where they encountered a high heat and smoke condition. The engine company extinguished a couch fire that had extended into surrounding furnishings and wall hangings. The fire was contained to the first floor unit. The caller/occupant reported that there were no people or animals in the structure on arrival of the fire department. This report was confirmed by interior companies. Additional Derry and mutual aid companies assisted with command and control, search, ventilation, water supply, savage, overhaul, RIT and safety. Mutual aid was received by Londonderry and station coverage was provided by Windham. Eversource responded to the scene to disconnect power and Red Cross was notified of the needs of three adults and one child that were displaced from the fire. There was a significant amount fire, smoke and heat damage to the first floor unit. The second floor sustained light smoke damage only. The building is considered uninhabitable at this time. There were no fire personnel injuries and one adult occupant sustained minor burns to the lower leg. A fire investigation determined that the cause of fire was from the improper disposal of smoking materials. - DERRY FIRE

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New England Apparatus of the Month

Dear Readers, For the past 20 years I have been writing an Apparatus of the Month column for the New Jersey edition of 1st Responder Newspaper. I am a retired battalion chief from New Jersey and write apparatus delivery columns for multiple trade journals. In addition, I am an apparatus buff. Recently, 1st Responder News decided to expand apparatus columns to the New York State and New England editions and asked me to spearhead this mission. I certainly accepted this assignment. Please enjoy this new column. Those in a position to plan or purchase a new ambulance or piece of apparatus can read about a product your department may want to buy, and you will be able to see many products by way of this column. So here we go with dealer news: Professional Vehicle Corporation reports two deliveries in Maine. One of an AEV Type III ambulance to Warren Rescue of the Town of Warren. It is mounted on a GM, G4500 cutaway chassis with diesel engine. The other is a Mercedes Sprinter 2500 with AEV Type II conversion to the Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover Foxcroft. Greenwood Emergency Vehicles has made the following E-ONE deliveries. In Massachusetts, the first four of an order of nine Metro 100 single axle rear mounts to Boston. They are on Cyclone II chassis with Cummins ISL, 450 hp diesel engines, electronic stability control, severe duty dash package, 11 foot underslung jack spread and medical cabinets. The Town of Whitman received a Typhoon pumper with stainless steel body and e-Max configuration, Cummins ISL, 450 hp diesel engine, vista roof and 780 gallon water tank. The Town of Hanover received a Typhoon extended cab pumper with vista roof, Cummins ISL 400 hp engine , medical cabinet, one-Spot tire chains and severe duty dash package. Next is a Typhoon pumper to Rehoboth featuring a Cummins ISL, 400 hp diesel engine, Allison 3000 EVS transmission, Hale Qflo 1260gpm single-stage pump, UPF 1000 gallon water tank, 30 gallon Class “B” foam cell, Akron 125 gpm foam eductor system and an Onan 6 kw hydraulic generator. Also, a Typhoon pumper to Northborough featuring a Cummins ISL, 350 hp diesel engine, Allison 3000 EVS transmission, Hale Qmax 1500 gpm pump, FRC InControl Pressure Governor, UPF 980 gallon water tank, 30 gallon Class “B” and 20 gallon Class “A” foam cells, Trident air primer, Foam Pro 2002 foam system and a Smart Power 10 kw hydraulic generator. In Maine, Eddington received a pumper on a Freightliner M2 chassis. It features a Cummins ISL, 400 hp diesel engine, with Allison 300 EVS transmission, Hale Qmax, single-stage 1500 gpm pump, Class 1 TPG Pressure Governor, UPF 1750 gallon water tank and a Trident air primer. North Berwick received a Water Master tanker on an InternaPlease send any comments or news tidbits you might have about Apparatus of the Month to us at 1st Responder News, 1 Ardmore Street. New Windsor, NY 12553. Or you can e-mail them to Apparatus@1stResponderNews.com.

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tional 7400 chassis. It is powered by a Navistar N10, 350 hp diesel engine with an Allison 3000 EVS transmission. Features include a Hale MPB 1000 gpm single-stage pump, Class 1 TPG Pressure Governor, Moro PM vacuum pump, 3000 gallon aluminum water tank and a Trident air primer. In Connecticut, Pawcatuck received a Typhoon rescue powered by a Cummins ISL, 330 hp diesel engine with an Allison 3000 EVS transmission. It has an Onan 25 kw PTO hydraulic generator. In Maine, the Town of Elsworth received a Typhoon pumper with a Cummins ISL, 450 hp engine, vista roof, medical cabinet interior ladder storage and hale Qmax pump.They have delivered the following Horton ambulances in Massachusetts: (all feature the Horton Occupant Protection System and the 14G Intelliplex System), to Ayer, a Type I on a Ford F-550 chassis powered by a 300 hp, 6.7L V8 diesel engine, and featuring liquid spring. Burlington received a medium duty on an International TerraStar chassis. It has a MaxxForce, 300 hp diesel engine. Also, Northborough received a medium duty on an International TerraStar chassis with a MaxxForce 7, 300 hp diesel engine as did the Town of Weston. Weston’s has liquid spring suspension, On-Spot chains and electric privacy windows. New England Fire Equipment & Apparatus Corporation has delivered a 2000 ALF quint with a Smeal 105 foot aerial, EHL and 500 gallon water tank to Swanzey, NH. Other Smeal deliveries include to Champion Hose Co. of S. Londonderry, VT a rescue pumper on Sirius chassis with 1000 gallon water and 20 gallon foam tanks and a Foam Po system. In Maine, Mechanic Falls received a pumper on a Spartan MFD chassis with a 1000 gallon water and 20 gallon foam tanks. Smeal orders include to Scarborough Maine, a top mount CAFS pumper on a Spartan Gladiator LFD chassis with a 1000 gallon water and 30 gallon foam tanks and for Littleton, MA a rescue pumper with Sirius LFD chassis, 750 gallon water tank and rescue body. Minuteman Fire Trucks has made the following Pierce deliveries in Massachusetts: to Northfield, a rural community a Saber FR with long stainless steel body and is powered by a Cummins diesel. Features include a Waterous 1500 gpm pump, Husky 12 foam system, 1000 gallon poly water tank, a compartment for storing a portable water tank while allowing for storage ahead of the tank for electrical components in a lift-up compartment, speedlays with poly trays for easier deployment, ladder rack for 61 feet of portable ladders, Harrison 3.6 kw generator, Whelen scene lights, On Spot tire chains, a back up camera and seats belts with dual retractors. To Boxborough a mini pumper on a Ford F-550, 4 x 4 Super Cab chassis with a Power Stroke 6.7L diesel engine which provides heat to the pump compartment, a Waterous

275 gpm diesel pump run off of the main fuel tank, 310 gallon water and 10 gallon poly foam tanks, a top compartment for Stokes storage, telescoping floodlights and a portable winch. Next is a pair of Impel pumpers with raised roof cabs to the Town of Hingham Fire Department. They are their first two Pierces The have medium stainless steel bodies, Cummins ISL diesel engines, Allison 3000 EVS transmissions, Waterous 1250 gpm pumps, 750 gallon poly water tanks, foam eductor, Galvannized frame rails, stainless body and body sub structure, stainless steel fuel tanks and the Minuteman Fire & Rescue Apparatus “New Englander Package” to mitigate corrosion. Other features include custom Hurst Tool mounting, hydraulic ladder rack, Whelen brow and scene lighting and a booster reel. Woburn received a Dash CF PUC pumper with Cummins ISL engine, aluminum body, Allison 3000 EVS transmission, 1500 gpm pump, 750 gallon poly water tank, TAK4 suspension, rear view camera, Pierce Command Zone Multiplex, front & side airbags and Whelen Pioneer brow and scene lights. Cambridge received an Enforcer, PUC pumper with stainless steel body, Cummins ISL engine, Allison 3000 EVS transmission, 1250 gpm pump, 500 gallon poly water tank, Husky 12 foam system with advanced pump & roll, 250 gpm front turret (controlled by driver or officer), 250 gallon Class “B” foam tank and frontal airbags. New Bedford received an Arrow XT 95 foot mid mount platform with stainless steel body, Cummins ISX 12 engine, Allison 5th Gen.4000 transmission, side roll & frontal impact protection, TAK-4 suspension, and rear view camera. In Maine, Lewiston received an Arrow XT rescue pumper. It has a Detroit DD13 diesel engine, Allison 4000 EVS-P transmission, TAK-4 suspension, Waterous 1500 gpm pump, 750 gallon poly water tank, Husky 12 foam system, Westerbeke 8 kw generator, hands free SCBA holders, Whelen spot/flood, scene and brow lights and hot dipped Galvannized frames. In New Hampshire, Hampton received an Impel PUC pumper with stainless steel body, Cummins ISL engine, Allison 3000 EVS transmission, 1500 gpm pump, 750 gallon water tank, Husky 12 foam system, Westerbeke 12 kw generator, TAK-4 suspension, side roll & frontal impact protection, custom hard suction storage compartment, pike pole storage tubes in crosslays, along with backboard storage and EMS compartment. Henniker received an Arrow XT pumper with aluminum body, Detroit DD13 engine, Allison 4000 EVS transmission, Hale 1500 gpm pump, Husky 3 foam system, 1000 gallon water tank, side & frontal protection and On-Spot chains. Road Rescue ambulance deliveries include an Ultramedic on a Ford E450 chassis, 6.8L engine, back up camera and Whelen scene lights to Orrington

Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover Foxcroft, ME. acquired this Mercedes Sprinter 2500 with AEV conversion. PROFESSIONAL VEHICLE CORP

Recent ambulance remount of a 2015 Chevrolet G3500 chassis under an older patient module, done by Autotronics. It was delivered to Howland, Maine Fire & EMS. AUTOTRONICS

Fire Rescue in Maine. In Vermont, St. Michael’s College Fire & Rescue received a Promedic on a Ford E-450 chassis and stretch body, It has a 6.7L power stroke diesel engine, six point safety harnesses and road Safety System by Zoll. In Rhode Island, the Chepachet FD received an Ultramedic on a Ford E-450, 168 inch, 4 x 4 chassis, power stroke diesel engine, liquid spring suspension, and Stryker Power Lift System with Power Load cot. In New Hampshire the Hampton FD received an Ultramedic on a Ford F-450 chassis with Power Stroke diesel engine. Autotronics has delivered to the Howland, Maine Fire & EMS, an Autotronics remount of a 2015 Chevrolet G4500 chassis under an older ambulance

module. Dingee Machine reports that they have delivered the first new Sutphen aerial tower in the state of Maine. It is in the Town of Old Orchard and is an SPH 100 with a Waterous 2000 gpm pump, 300 gallon water tank and 10 kw generator. They have also delivered two apparatus manufactured by them. The first is a mini pumper to Stowe, VT. Is has a Ford F-550 chassis with stainless steel body, 1500 gpm pump, 300 gallon water tank and Fire Research Turbo Foam System with a Foam Pro Power Fill refill system. The other is an all propylene 3000 gallon tanker on an International 7600 chassis to Cambridge, VT. It has three dump valves.


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Springfield firefighters make fast work of attic fire

K. LEGER

Rollover MVA in Fall River

On May 2nd, in the late morning, Fire and EMS units responded to 933 Robeson Street for a reported rollover MVA with entrapment. Units arrived on scene at a single car rollover with the driver self-extricating. The vehicle struck a large tree and rolled over without hitting anything else. Fall River EMS transported the patient, while fire crews contained leaking fluids and eliminated hazards.

An attic fire chased five residents from their home at 358 Wilbraham Road in Springfield, shortly after 11:00 A.M. on Monday, May 16th. Springfield firefighters arrived two min- JUMP TO FILE# utes after 911 callers 051616115 reported a house on fire at the corner of Wilbraham Road and Dearborn Street to find an occupied two-and-ahalf-story wood frame multiple dwelling, with heavy smoke venting from the "Charlie" side of the building and the attic. Members stretched hand lines into the attic and second-floors to locate the main body of fire, but were hindered by zero visibility conditions in the attic. Just after Ladder companies 1 and 8 vented the roof of the building, the fire flashed over, forcing members to back out of the attic briefly and allow Ladder-1 to darken down the main body of fire with their ladder pipe. After a brief exterior attack by the truck, crews re-en-

Ladder-8 jakes work to open up the "A" side gable end vent at 358 Wilbraham Road.

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tered the attic to overhaul and check for extension to the secondfloor. Though the fire was knocked down within 20 minutes, the attic sustained heavy fire damage. Smoke and water damage on the

second-floor will render the home uninhabitable until extensive repairs are made. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the SFD Arson Squad. - NATE ARNOLD

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Firefighters respond to second-alarm in the city of champions Around 6:30 P.M. on the evening of Thursday, May 26th, the Brockton Fire Department began receiving calls for a reported house fire in the area of 600 Crescent Street. Box-5524 was struck by fire alarm and Engine4, Engine-7, Squad- JUMP TO FILE# A, Ladder-4 and 052716100 Car-56 responded. Upon pulling out of Station-1, Car-56, Deputy Chief Brian Nardelli, reported heavy black smoke showing from a distance and immediately requested a working fire. The working fire assignment brought Engine-2 as the RIT company and Ladder-2 to the scene. Engine-4 arrived on-scene and reported a heavily involved two-story wood framed dwelling.First due companies, Engine-4 and Ladder-4, found heavy fire conditions on the exterior of the occupied dwelling. Fire was overlapping from the first-floor to the second-floor. Car-56 arrived on-scene and requested a second-alarm. The second-alarm assignment brought Engine-5 to the scene along with mutual aid engines from East Bridgewater and Avon to cover Station-2 and Station-3. Brewster EMS Medic-2, and CA-6 also responded to the scene for a standby.Engine-7 and Squad-A grabbed hydrants on the way into the fire and supplied water. Heavy fire conditions were knocked down within 20 minutes. Crews stretched multiple hand lines, including at least one twoand-a-half-inch hand line. Ladder crews opened up the roof, while interior companies knocked down the fire and checked for extension.The corrected fire address was 585 Crescent Street (Route27), at the intersection of Pine Street. All occupants were out of the building upon the firefighter's arrival. The heavy, overlapping fire conditions were knocked down quickly by the first arriving companies. The fire was placed under control within a half hour of the initial alarm.The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by Brockton's Fire Prevention team. No injuries were reported. The building was home to several residents who were displaced by the fire, so the Red Cross was notified to assist. All utilities were terminated to the building. The building inspector was also on-scene. More Photos Available At: www.NEFirePhoto.com

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Assistant Chief Michael Camperlengo.

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Hartford car accident Around 5:20 P.M. on May 31st, Hartford Fire Alarm dispatched Engine 7, Tac 1 and District 2 to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Main Street and Nelson Street. Engine 7 arrived first, reporting a minor 2 car collision and cancelled the Tactical Unit.

WORKING FACES

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Assistant Chief Steven Alesevich.

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Up the ladder in Stratford, CT

On April 28th, the Stratford Fire Department held a swearing in ceremony to commemorate the promotion of seven new officers. The Master of Ceremony was Assistant Chief Tim Brennan, who called the audience to attention as the Stratford Fire Department Color Guard presented the colors as led in by lone piper Firefighter Aaron Lanthier. A full house sat in the council chambers as each officer was sworn in, and then a family member pinned the new badge upon their loved one. Those promoted were: Michael Camperlengo - Assistant Chief Steven Alesevich - Assistant Chief Jermaine Atkinson - Captain Michael Tiberio - Lieutenant John Roberts - Lieutenant Timothy Gravius - Lieutentant Richard Dzialo Jr. - Lieutenant

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Lt. Cabral from Danbury Squad-1 after rescuing kitten that was trapped in a car’s engine compartment.


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PAUL DOLNIER

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Lebanon Fire Chief surveys the scene at the fire incident on May 22nd, on Old Ledge Road in Lebanon.

Fully involved mobile home fire At about 4:00 P.M. on May 22nd, Rochester New Hampshire Fire Department was dispatched for request for (1) Engine and (1) Tanker to nearby Lebanon, just over the ME/NH state line for a fully involved mobile home fire. According to a neighbor that discovered the fire while fishing, they went to the house and found nobody home. They then alerted

JUMP TO FILE #052216102 the fire department. The mobile home was totally destroyed and the fire also extended into the nearby woods before being stopped by the fire units at scene, which were the Lebanon Maine FD, Berwick Maine FD and

South Berwick Maine FD. Assisted by New Hampshire Fire Departments were Rochester NH FD, Milton NH FD and Somersworth NH FD. The fire is under investigation by Lebanon Maine FD Chief Dan Meehan. No injuries were reported. - PAUL DOLNIER

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FUTURE FIRST RESPONDERS

WOMEN IN FIREFIGHTING

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Oxford, MA. Future Fire-EMS members Ava Lambert and JT Belanger assist with washing department apparatus.

Duxbury, MA. Firefighter/Paramedic Kirsten Piper at a recent fire in Kingston.

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Oxford, MA. Future Oxford Fire-EMS member Jacob Lambert, in Oxford Tower-1.

Oxford, MA. Oxford Fire-EMS Explorer Bomba, Explorer Hart and Firefighter Decelles.

Oxford, MA. Oxford Fire-EMS Firefighter Stephanie Plante with Oxford Ambulance-1.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW

MASSACHUSETTS

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Frye Island, ME. Engine-5, which is a 1969/1989 FWD/Greenwood, 1000/800 gallon tank, is now parked behind the station and has been for two years.

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Mock prom accident in Waltham

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ACTION SHOTS FROM AROUND THE STATE

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Kingston, MA. Firefighters Ebert and Mcphee operate the pump during training.

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Duxbury, MA. FF Alex Merry rolls up a four-inch supply line.

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Quincy, MA. Lt. Darcy, Captain Kennedy, Firefighter Garrett and Firefighter Roy Tribble at a fire that went to two-alarms on March 6th.

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Whitman, MA. Call-Firefighter Bob Figgins Jr lowers his profile to crawl through a simulation of a basement window.

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Abington, MA. A Holbrook firefighter makes his way out of a working fire in Abington.


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FACES OF NEW ENGLAND’S EMERGENCY SERVICES

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PCTRT Divers Doug Costa from Kingston and Justin Silva from Abington standby, awaiting their turn at searching.

Oxford Fire-EMS Lieutenant Nick Lambert.

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Chief Officers operate at a second-alarm fire, box 221 in Beverly, MA. Deputy Petrosino, Chief of Department Paul Cotter and Deputy O'connor.

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Deputy Chief O'Connor operates at a second-alarm in Beverly, MA.

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Oxford Fire-EMS Firefighter Rosenkrantz, working as Incident Command at a recent fire alarm activation.


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