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DYLAN CONWAY LOWELL, MA - Lowell Fire was dispatched on March 3rd to a large three decker at 33 Maude Street for multiple calls reporting a structure fire. Upon arrival of Engine 2 and Ladder 2 from the Branch Street station, heavy fire was showing and there were multiple people trapped. -

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Occupant Removed from Home by Salem F ire fig h te rs PATRICK KERRIGAN SALEM, NH - Around 5:13 P.M. on March 8th, Salem E-911 got a single call from a person having trouble breathing. The fire alarm operator could hear smoke alarms sounding in the background. The caller was unable to give a clear description as to what the problem was. The fire alarm operator made the call to send a full first-alarm response to 120 Dart Drive for a possible fire in the home. Salem Engine 2 was the first on scene in three minutes and reported a heavy smoke condition with the owner still inside the home. As members worked to remove the occupant, one member was able to quickly knock down the trash can fire that was starting to extend into the cabinet above. One person was transported to an area hos­ pital for evaluation.

Restaurant Fire in Nashua Quickly Contained NASHUA, NH - Nashua firefighters battled a fire in a one-story restaurant on March 7th. First due E4 reported smoke showing from the structure and transmitted the working fire, bringing an extra engine and ladder to the scene. E4 stretched a hose line to the kitchen area while E1/L1 opened up and performed searches. The fire was knocked down in a short amount of time. Companies remained on scene overhauling and checking for extension.

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Outside Fire Extends to Burger King in Nashua NASHUA, NH - On March 11th, Nashua firefighters were dis­ patched for a reported building fire at the Burger King on Main Street. Employees told firefighters that there was smoke inside the building for 30 minutes, but the employees didn't know where it was coming from. Companies found an out­ side fire that extended to the wall as well as inside. Ladder Co. 2 opened up while Engine Co. 2 stretched a line and quickly knocked down the fire. PATRICK KERRIGAN Crew of Nashua first due E4 at a fire on 3/7/22.


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CORRESPONDENTS

G eorgia: John Clay Gaddy, 48

Fire Departm ent: Huntersville Fire

Fire Departm ent: South Point Volunteer

Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic

Department

Fire Department

Incident Date: August 12, 2021

Initial Sum m ary: On Aug. 16, 2021, Fire­

Initial Sum m ary: Deputy Fire Chief Carl

Death Date: September 2, 2021 Fire Departm ent: Forest Park Fire and

fighter Jeffrey Hager contracted the COVID-

Frederick Kleinman contracted COVID-19

19 vims while on duty. He passed away from

while responding to numerous emergency

Emergency Services

complications o f COVID-19 on Sept. 1 0 ^ ^

response calls. He passed away from the

Initial Sum m ary: While on duty, Fire­

2021.

vims on Wednesday, September 15,2021.

tracted COVID-19 while at the fire station.

North Carolina: Joshua Dylan Megill, 21

Texas: R obert Liguez, 52

He passed away from the virus on Thursday,

Rank: Firefighter

Sept. 2, 2021. Firefighter/Paramedic Gaddy

Incident Date: August 27,2021

Rank: Driver/Operator Incident Date: August 16,2021

was posthumously promoted to Deputy Fire Marshal.

Death Date: September 9,2021 Fire Departm ent: Perrytown Volunteer Fire

Death Date: September 17,2021 Fire Departm ent: A lice Fire Department

Department

Initial Sum m ary: Driver/Operator Robert Liguez contracted COVID-19 while re­

fighter/Paramedic John Clay Gaddy con­

M ississippi: M arshal Hilley, 53 Rank: District Chief

Initial Sum m ary: Firefighter Joshua Megill contracted COVID-19 while on duty and

Incident Date: August 11,2021

passed away from complications due to the

sponding to numerous EMS calls. Many o f the patients he assisted tested positive for the

Death Date: September 1, 2021 Fire Departm ent: Gulfport Fire Department

vims on Sept. 9,2021.

vims. He passed away on Friday, September

Initial Sum m ary: While on-duty, District

C olorado: Jeffrey J. Billingsley, 42

Chief Marshal Hilley contracted COVID-19

Rank: Technician

Ohio: Randy Miner, 57

while at the fire station. He passed away

Incident Date: September 20, 2021

Rank: Fire Chief

from the virus on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021.

Death Date: September 20,2021

Incident Date: September 12, 2021

Fire Departm ent: Denver Fire Department

Death Date: September 26,2021 Fire Departm ent: Maty Ann Township Fire

Robert Allen •Nate Arnold •Jeffrey Belschwinder •David Bowen •David Biyce •Michael Carenza Jr •Paul Dolnier •Doug Fenichel •Sean Fesko • Ryan Flaherty •Jim Fortin Jr •Mark Grabowski •Karin Halstead •Jay Heath •Patrick Kerrigan •William King •Lee Krohn •Roger Lambert • Kenneth Leger •Peter Lobo •Chuck Lowe •Bemie Meehan Jr •Robert Moran •Kevin Mosio •Brian Owen •Greg Ramsdell •Frank Robinson •

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Florida: Randall “Randy”Burnham, 53

Initial Sum m ary: On Sept. 20,2021, at ap­

Rank: C h ief Incident Date: July 30, 2021

proximately 3:30 p.m., Technician Jeffrey Billingsley suffered an apparent cardiac ar­

Death Date: September 5, 2021

rest while on duty. He was taken by ambu­

Initial Sum m ary: On Sunday, September 12, 2021, Fire C hief Randy Miner responded to an EMS call with a patient with a known

Department

Coral Ruggiero •Jason Rushford •Dick Scialabba •Anthony Simanskas •

Fire Departm ent: Fake City Fire

lance to the hospital for treatment by

John Sjostedt •Ken Snyder •Robert Sprague •Jack Stawasz •Charlie Ten-

Department

emergency room staff, but he did not regain

case o f COVID-19. He subsequently con­

Initial Sum m ary: While on duty, Chief

consciousness and was pronounced deceased at approximately 4:00 p.m.

tracted the vims and passed away on Sunday,

tas •Pat Travers •Robert Vezina •Eugene Weber Jr

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Randall “Randy”Burnham contracted

September 26,2021.

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Arkansas: Scott Chassells, 48

Florida: David Hackett, 44

2021.

Rank: Lieutenant

Rank: Driver/Engineer

Incident Date: August 6,2021

Incident Date: July 30, 2021

A rizona: M iguel Angulo, 42

Death Date: September 25,2021

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Death Date: September 18,2021 Fire Departm ent: North Little Rock Fire

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Initial Sum m ary: On July 22,2021, Fire­ fighter/Paramedic Miguel A ngulo responded

during which he encountered COVID-19

COVID-19 at the fire station. He passed

positive patients and patients with COVID-

away from the vims on Saturday, Sept. 25,

to an EMS call with a patient with a known

19-like symptoms. Chassells subsequently contracted the vims and started showing

2021.

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case o f COVID-19. He subsequently con­

Fire Departm ent: Hernando County Fire Initial Sum m ary: While on duty,

tracted the virus and passed away on Mon­

symptoms on Aug. 15, 2021. He passed

Kentucky: Joseph “Joey”W right, 39

day, Sept. 6,2021.

away from complications due to the vims on

Rank: Firefighter

Sept. 18,2021. Idaho: Jon Delvalle, 63 Rank: C h ief Incident Date: August 15,2021

Incident Date: September 14, 2021 Death Date: September 24,2021

Ohio: Frank D. Duff, Jr., 66 Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic

Fire Departm ent: Nichols Fire Protection District

Death Date: September 14,2021

Incident Date: August 12,2021

Initial Sum m ary: On Tuesday, Sept. 14,

Fire Departm ent: Garden Valley Fire

Death Date: September 19, 2021

2021, Firefighter Joseph “Joey”Wright par­

Protection District

Fire Departm ent: Columbus Division o f

ticipated in strenuous mandatory ladder

Initial Sum m ary: On Aug. 15,2021, while

Fire

training with the Nichols Fire Protection

on duty, C hief Jon Delvalle was exposed to a

Initial Sum m ary:W hile on-duty, Fire­

patient who was COVID-19 positive. He subsequently contracted the virus and passed

fighter/Paramedic Frank D. Duff, Jr., con­

District. After the training was completed, he continued to work at the department assist­

tracted COVID-19. He passed away from the

ing with the CA D system. He then left and

away on Sept. 14, 2021.

vims on September 19, 2021.

went to w ork where the onset o f chest pains

North Carolina: Jeffrey C. Hager, 46

Ohio: Carl Frederick Kleinman, 55 Rank: Deputy Fire Chief

immediate care center where they evaluated

Incident Date: August 23,2021

the hospital. He remained in the Intensive

Death Date: September 15, 2021

Care Unit for 10 days before passing away

and dizziness occurred. He was sent to an Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: August 16, 2021 Death Date: September 10, 2021

him and transported him by ambulance to


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Orange F ire fig h te rs Ran Record Number o f C alls During 2021 ORANGE, CT - The C on ­ necticut General Assembly re­ cently recognized the work o f three Orange Volunteer Fire D e­ partment members who have given a total o f 140 years o f work to the department. Firefighters also learned they had responded to a record number o f calls during

2021. The honors were announced at the Orange Volunteer Fire A ssoci­ ation’ s Annual Dinner at the Grassy FTill Country Club, during which Fire Chief Vaughan Dumas thanked the members and their families for sacrificing and volun­ teering their time to the depart­ ment. The members recognized for their service were Keith Anderson and Charles Gagel, 45 years, and John Knight, 50 years. John Knight and Charles Gagel are past Chiefs and Keith Anderson is a past Deputy Chief. All were pre­ sented with individual proclama­ tions. Anderson received his recognition from State Rep. Mary Welander, D-114; Gagel his from State Rep. Kathy Kennedy, R-l 19; and Knight received his proclama­ tion from State Rep. Charles J. Ferraro, R-119. Ferraro, Kennedy, and We­ lander, along with State Sen. James Maroney, D-14, spoke to the 160 people in attendance, pay­ ing tribute to the firefighters for their service and commitment to the Town o f Orange. In addition to the state officials. First Selectman James Z eoli and Selectwoman Judy Williams attended the dinner. Z eoli said the town was con­ tinuing its search for a location for a new firehouse and praised the firefighters for their responses dur­ ing the year. Fire C hief Vaughan Dumas

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said the department responded to a record 685 calls for service during 2021. Fie also said the department had a “ robust”roster o f firefighters and attributed that to the junior fire­ fighter program established during the year, the department’ s program for University o f N ew Flaven stu­ dents and the Personnel Recruit­ ment Committee. In addition, Dumas talked about grow ing relationships with town departments. Fie cited the working relationships with Fire Marshal’ s Office, the Police D e­ partment, Flealth Department, and the Econom ic Development C om ­ mittee. “We strive to work with our community,”he said. Dumas announced that the 2021 carnival was the most suc­ cessful in the department’ s history. Fie also said the department was working with the town on its 200th anniversary parade while preparing for the fire department’ s own cen­ tennial in 2025. Other milestones achieved dur­ ing 2021 included the transfer o f two junior firefighters to active membership, ordering a new fire engine to replace a 1996 engine, improved radio technology and a new command vehicle. During 2022, Dumas said the department will review and revise all standard operating procedures and guidelines. N ew portable ra­ dios are being ordered to replace out-of-date radios. The chief also announced that the department was exploring fix­ ing the clock on the Orange Center Road firehouse. In addition, he hoped the clock would be moved to

ORANGE VFD Orange fire officers for 2022 line up during the department's annual meeting.

ORANGE VFD Sheri Dumas, right, pins Fire Chief Vaughan Dumas' badge on after the chief was sworn in by Orange First Selectman Jim Zeoli, looking on.

ORANGE VFD Orange First Selectman Jim Zeoli addresses the Orange Vol. Fire Association as Fire Chief Vaughan Dumas looks on.

the new firehouse now being planned. “ That clock was donated by one o f the original fire department fam­ ilies, the Knight family,”he said. “We must keep that tradition going.” Treasurer Bert Gallant said the department had a good year finan­ cially due to successful boot drives, a successful carnival, sound invest­ ments, the annual town contribu­ tion, and the continuing generous response o f citizens and businesses to fund-raising appeals. In other announcements. A ssis­

tant Fire C hief Dan C ole was awarded for his work motivating other firefighters. Fire Department Auxiliary President Jill Gagel said the auxiliary was donating money to the department to be used to re­ pair the clock. She said the annual holiday program that brings Santa to town homes helped raise the money. The 2022 Orange Fire Depart­ ment officers were sworn in. With First Selectman Zeoli administering the oath o f office, the new officers sworn in were: Vaughan Dumas, fire chief; Charles Sherwood,

deputy fire chief; Dan C ole and Eric Auscavitch, assistant fire chiefs; Joseph Duplinsky and David Tufano, captains; Dan Abrams, Eric Demeraski and Vaughan Dumas Jr., lieutenants; and Feo Moran and John Fludson, executive board members. Administrative Officers include Peter Daniel, recording secretary; Fisa Kaplan, corresponding secre­ tary; Bert Gallant, treasurer; and Art Williams, assistant treasurer.

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M an Jum ps fro m Second F lo o r a t W illim a n tic S tru c tu re F ire WILLIMANTIC, CT - At 8:53 A M . on Tuesday, March 22nd, Station K Dispatch notified Willimantic compa­ nies that they were taking calls for a house fire at 1163 Main Street. Engine and Tower 101 left their previous call and responded to the fire. Police ar­ rived first, confirm­ ing a fire on the second floor with multiple people still inside. Car 101 arrived at 8:55 A.M. with smoke showing from the second floor o f a three-story, wood-frame residential over commercial. Before any fire apparatus ar­ rived, a truck driver (Griswold Firefighter) backed his rig up to the 'Bravo' side, where a tenant smashed a second floor w indow and jum ped into a dumpster that was on the truck. Car 1 requested the secondalarm while responding and En­ gine 101 arrived at 8:57 A.M. Engine 101 laid a line from the hydrant and stretched a one-andthree-quarter inch cross lay up to the second floor where they began fire suppression. Tower 101 setup in the front and took some w in­ dows on the second floor. Mans­ field Squad 307 stretched the second cross lay up the rear stairs to the third floor and checked for extension. Engine 301 performed overhaul in the second floor fire room. A Willimantic Police Officer and Columbia Ambulance 505 treated the patient in the dumpster while U Conn’ s Tower 122 as­ sisted with patient packaging. They then used the platform to move the patient to the ground in a stokes basket. F ollow ing that, UConn’ s crew threw some ground ladders. Ambulance 505 and Windham M edic 32 transported their patient to Windham H ospi­ tal. Lifestar was requested to Windham Hospital for a modified intercept o f a patient with bum in­ juries. Willimantic Police also as­ sisted a resident out o f the third floor and brought two people to the hospital. Ambulance 501 cleared a medical from South Windham and responded in Engine 201. Car 1 had command while Car 101 as­ sumed operations, and Car 7 was safety. North Windham Engine 102 and South Windham Rescue 104 provided scene support. Man­ chester Engine 4 was started as an additional FAST while Scotland Ambulance 516 stood by at the scene. The Town o f Windham Fire Marshal is investigating.

- RYAN FLAHERTY

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RYAN FLAHERTY Columbia and UConn packaging the patient into a stokes basket. The truck driver backed up to the second floor where the victim jumped into the dumpster.


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House Fire Quickly Contained in New B ritain NEW BRITAIN, CT - Firefighters quickly contained a fire in a single-family home at 1287 Slater Road on March 19th. No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation.

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Early-M orning S tructure Fire in N orw alk NORWALK, CT - The Nor­ walk FD responded to at 172 Main Street for a residential structure fire at 2:00 A.M. on February 28th. Upon arrival, heavy smoke was pushing from the attic o f a two-story home, at­ tached to the rear o f a strip mall on the corner o f Main and Center Avenue. Firefighters quickly advanced a hose line to the attic, ventilated the roof and extinguished a mat­ tress fire that had extended to the contents o f the room. The two o c ­ cupants that were home at the time o f the fire were able to flee

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HORWALK FD

Two Fires in One Day for Norwalk FD MICHAEL CARENZA JR

Second fire at the Church.

NORWALK, CT - Norwalk Fire responded to two fires on March 18th. The first, at 12:07 P.M. on West Ave. and 1-95 exit 15, involved a van with a ruptured gas tank which made it dif­ ficult to extinguish. Firefighters had to use foam to extinguish the fire. The next incident was a large brush fire, approxi­ mately four acres wide, at 3:25 P.M. Thought to be possible arson, a suspect was taken to the hospital for examination and questioning by the fire inspectors and the police arson investigators. It is still under investigation.

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

MICHAEL CAREHZA JR

First fire at the Synagogue.

A rs o n is t Sets F ires a t Two P laces o f W orship in New B rita in NEW BRITAIN, CT - Two fires within 45 minutes of each other hit places of worship in New Britain on March 11th. The first fire, at the Congregation Tephereth Israel Synagogue (76 Winter Street), was called in around 8:05 P.M., and went to two alarms. The second fire, 45 minutes later at St. Matthews Lutheran Church (99 Franklin Square), was handled mostly by mutual aid companies and was quickly knocked down. A suspect was arrested in setting both fires.

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A GOD OF EMPTY PROMISES

LITTLE BIG GUYS Chaplain’s Corner Pastor Fernando Villicana

I recently cam e across this story, it was told by “Dear A bby” in a response to som eon e’ s ques­ tion. A young man from a wealthy family w as about to graduate from high school. It was the cu s­ tom in that affluent neighborhood for the parents to give the gradu­ ate an automobile. "B ill’and his father had spent months lookin g at cars, and the w eek before grad­ uation, they found the perfect car. O n the eve o f his graduation, his father handed him a gift wrapped Bible. B ill was so angry that he threw the B ible dow n and stormed out o f the house. H e and his father never saw each other again. It was the news o f his father’ s death that brought B ill hom e again. A s he sat one night g o in g through his father’ s p ossession s that he was to inherit, he com e across the B ible his father had given him. He brushed away the dust and opened it to find a cashier’ s check, dated the day o f his grad­ uation - in the exact amount o f the car they had chosen together. A s I thought about this story, I cou ld n ’ t help but w onder h ow many peop le in this w orld have done the same thing to God. Lit­ erally tossed aside a w onderful promise, because they didn’ t un­ derstand it, or they didn’ t believe that it was possible. In our world, w e are taught that; “if it sounds to g o o d to be true, it probably is.”So many o f us have been taken in by “empty prom ises,”that w e are leery o f anything or anyone that tells us w e can have som ething for noth­ ing. We say: “The w orld sim ply

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Historic House Heavily Damaged by Fire in New Britain NEW BRITAIN, CT - A his­ toric building known as the Fred­ erick Whittlesey House, built in 1881, was heavily damaged by fire on March 8th. Firefighters ar­ rived at 9 Grove Hill around 2:15 A.M., with heavy fire on the first floor in the rear o f the building and ex­ tending to the sec­ ond floor. Firefighters had to evacuate the building as fire raced up through the walls and took over the third floor and attic. A strong wind at times helped fan the flames. The cause is under investiga­ tion.

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MASSACHUSETTS

Five People Rescued, One Person Dies in Low ell S tructure Fire LOWELL, M A - Low ell Fire was dispatched on March 3rd to a large three decker at 33 Maude Street for multiple calls reporting a structure fire. Upon arrival o f Engine 2 and Lad­ der 2 from the Branch Street sta­ tion, heavy fire was showing and there were multiple p e o ­ ple trapped, mostly on the upper floors. Lowell Ladder 2 was able to res­ cue multiple occupants from the third floor over their aerial as conditions rapidly deteriorated. The second and third alarms were quickly transmitted. Later into the fire, another victim was pulled from the build­ ing on a lower level and trans­ ported to a nearby hospital by Trinity Ambulance. A ccording to a press release, five people in total were rescued by Lowell fire­ fighters, and a sixth individual died in the building.

- DYLAN CONWAY

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MASSACHUSETTS

DRILLS/TRAINING If you have photos you would like to see in our Drills feature please upload them on our website, www.lstResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@lstResponderNews.com .

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Pedestrian S uffers Serious In ju rie s A fte r Being S truck in W altham WALTHAM, M A - On March 23rd, a Waltham police officer on patrol reported that a pedestrian was struck at the intersection of Prospect Hill Road and Columbus Avenue and was uncon­ scious. Waltham Fire dispatched Engine 4, Rescue 1 and Medic 1. On arrival, firefighters found an unconscious male and because of his condition, Deputy Randy Mullin requested MedFlight which landed at the Brandeis University soccer field. The male, who was in critical condition, was transported to Mass General Hospital in Boston.

CHUCK LOWE

Princeton once ran this 1952 FWD 750/600 as Engine 6. It was op­ erated by the Leominster Fire Department before they acquired it.


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MASSACHUSETTS

CHUCK LOWE

Forestry 18 in Stow is a 2006 Ford F-450 4x4/CET/SFD 750/300.

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K itchen Fire Goes V e rtica l in S pringfield SPRINGFIELD, M A - A mid­ evening kitchen fire that residents allege was started by a malfunction­ ing air fryer raced through the first floor o f a 118-year-old wood-frame dwelling and extended up to the attic, displacing several residents on February 28th. Springfield Fire Alarm received the 911 call just before 9:00 P.M. from one o f the homeowners stating that her kitchen was on fire. First ar­ riving companies were presented with heavy fire venting from the 'Alpha' and 'Bravo' sides o f the first floor and extending up to the second floor with heavy smoke pushing from the attic. Crews mounted an interior at-

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*6 3S tack, stretching several hand lines while truck companies 2 and 3 per­ formed vertical and horizontal ven­ tilation. Almost immediately, companies encountered water sup­ ply issues due to the small sized, an­ cient water main servicing Mountainview St. Water supply is­ sues hampered interior crews' ef­ forts to suppress the fire and caused command to strike a second-alarm for additional resources while si­ multaneously sounding the evacua­ tion tone to pull crews from the building.

By the time a more robust water supply was established, the fire had taken possession o f the attic and companies had to deploy multiple large and small caliber hand lines, as well as ladder pipes from Trucks 2 and 3 to knock down the bulk o f the fire from the exterior before re­ entering the building to overhaul and check for hot spots. The mother was able to evacu­ ate her family prior to the arrival o f the SFD, and no injuries were re­ ported. The cause o f the fire, while believed to be the air fryer, is still under investigation by the SFD Arson Squad.

- NATE ARNOLD

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Hoarding Conditions Hamper Firefighting Efforts in Fitchburg FITCHBURG, MA - Fitch­ burg firefighters battled a threealarm fire during the cold morning hours o f March 29th.

Companies made an aggressive interior attack, but were drawn out by Jump to file# 033022104 hoarding conditions and advancing fire in the walls and void spaces. Sev­ eral big lines and one ladder pipe were put into operation to knock down the main body of fire. Companies reentered the building later on for overhaul and to check for extension.

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MASSACHUSETTS

MEMORIAL BOARD If your department has photos you would like to see in our “Memorial Board”feature please up­ load them on our website www.lRBN.com or email them to Lindsey@lstResponderNews.com

DYLAN CONWAY

Fatal House Fire in Pepperell PEPPERELL, M A - Pepperell Fire was dispatched to 58 Mill Street for a reported fire on Febru­ ary 15th. Police arrived first and confirmed smoke showing. Fire companies arrived on scene, reported heavy smoke showing and struck the working fire. Services were able to assist a res­ ident from the building. Pepperell Cl arrived on scene and struck the second-alarm, as well as special requesting a Nashua engine. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, but died from injuries sustained. Mutual aid from Nashua, Groton, Hollis, Townsend and Dunstable assisted at the scene.

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BROCKTON, MA - On the morn­ ing of Tuesday, February 22nd, a funeral mass was held for Brockton Fire Lieutenant Michael D. Mahoney at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 439 West Street in Brockton. Lieu­ tenant Mahoney, 52, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 14, 2022. Lieutenant Michael Mahoney proudly joined the Brockton Fire De­ partment in 1996 and served for 25-years. He spent many years on Squad-A, and also served as the Aide to the Deputy Chief. Most recently, he was Lieu­ tenant of the East Side's Engine-4, Group-1. Lieutenant Michael Mahoney was the the loving husband of Carolyn Mahoney for nearly 30years. Lieutenant Mahoney leaves behind his sons, Patrick Mahoney and John “Jack” Ma­ honey; his sister, Susan Leydon and her husband Jimmie, and his brother, Kevin Ma­ honey; his in-laws, Robert and Joan Nickerson; his sisters-inlaw, Doreen Nickerson and Christine Leonard and her hus­ band Erick; he is also survived

by his nieces and nephews, Amanda Leonard, Jimmie Leydon, Sarah Leonard, Joey Leydon, Christopher Leonard, Stevie Leydon, Tommy Leydon and Bobby Leydon.

V e h ic le News

Lieutenant Michael Mahoney's calling hours were held on Mon­ day, February 21st from 2-6PM at the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont Street in Brockton, with a Fire Depart­ ment walk-through that was conducted at 1:30PM. The fu­ neral mass was held at the Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 439 West Street in Brockton on Tuesday, February 22nd at 11AM. The interment followed at the Pine Hill Cemetary in West Bridgewater. Donations in Lieutenant Michael Mahoney's name can be made to the Brockton Firefighter's Relief Association, PO Box 3341, Brockton MA 02304-3341. The full obituary and guestbook can be viewed here: www.russellpicafuneralhome.com/obituaries/Lt-Michael-Desmond-Mah oney?obld=24017949#/obituarylnfo

K. LEGER

FALL RIVER, MA - The Massachusetts Department of Fire Services will soon take delivery of a Ferrara fire apparatus built on an International Chassis. This new truck is destined for the Fire Academy to be used by attending recruits.


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MASSACHUSETTS

K. LEGER

Haz-Mat Incident in Fall River PLYMOUTH FIRE BUFF

Engine 8’s crew advances their attack line.

Smoke Showing on Arrival in Plymouth PLYMOUTH, M A - On the afternoon o f March 29th at 4:57 P.M., Plymouth Engines 1, 7 and 8, along with Tower 1 and BC3, were dispatched to 32 Jaye St. for a reported building fire. Engine 8 signed o ff with smoke showing and went to work stretching a line. A Working Fire was struck on B ox 14 for Group 2. LT. Walsh assisted E8’ s Chauffeur with getting a water supply while E8’ s crew stretched a one-andthree-quarter inch attack line through the front door. Tower 1 ar-

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FALL RIVER, M A - During the early afternoon o f March 10th, Fall River firefighters responded to a real estate office at Brayton Avenue and Rodman Street for a reported hazardous materials inci­ dent. When fire officials arrived on scene, they found victims suffer­ ing from exposure to some type o f gas. Upon further investigation, it

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was determined that em ployees were attempting to open up an old safe that was left over from a pre­ vious owner who operated a phar­ macy. The new owners did not know that the safe was som ehow booby-trapped to release a tear-

gas-like substance if not opened properly. The Massachusetts Depart­ ment o f Fire Services responded with their hazardous materials re­ sponse unit and a team o f techni­ cians who mitigated the situation. At least one person was trans­ ported.

- KENNETH LEGER

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rived, set up the aerial on side 'A' and cut holes in the ro o f for ven­ tilation. Engines 1 and 7 assisted with fire attack and overhaul. The fire was knocked down in approximately 20 minutes and com panies were tied up for ap­ proximately one hour with over­ haul and ventilation.

- PETER WALSH JR.

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MASSACHUSETTS

M ultiple People Injured in Weston Vehicle Rollover WESTON, M A - Weston Fire notified Waltham Fire o f a p ossi­ ble vehicle rollover on 1-95 south­ bound, near Rt 20, on March 20th. We­ ston dispatched En­ gines 1 and 3, and Ambulance 1, while J ump to f iie # Waltham sent En­ 032 12 21 0 3 gine 4, Rescue 1 and M edic 1. i Weston Engine 1 arrived on scene 3 0 <Sand reported an overturned van with one individ­ ual trapped. The Jaws o f Life was used to extricate him. The a cci­ dent scattered debris o f staging, ladders and wheel barrels across the highway. Four other passen­ gers were also injured and taken to local hospitals. One was trans­ ported to Mass. General Flospital in Boston.

- PETER LOBO

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Three-Alarm S tructure Fire fo r Hopkinton HOPKINTON, MA - Hopkinton Firefighters responded to 10 Mayhew Street on March 1st to find a heavy volume of fire showing from a large two-and-a-half story, wood-frame that had been converted into a multiple occupancy building. Hop­ kinton crews and multiple mutual aid companies worked for roughly one hour to bring the fire under control.

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WEST BRIDGEWATER, MA - The first day of Spring, this year on Sunday, March 20th, marks the un­ official start of motorcycle riding season in the Commonwealth. To raise awareness, several groups and organizations, including the Fire & Iron Firefighters Motorcycle Club, took to roadways and over­ passes to help spread awareness. Overpasses that run over several state highways were covered with "Check Twice - Save A Life" signs. Pictured are members of Fire & Iron Firefighters Motorcycle Club - Station #144 with the Check Twice sign.


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Sturbridge has acquired a 1992 Pierce Arrow 1500/750 from the Town of Ludlow. It is being used by SFD as a spare apparatus.

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CHUCK LOWE

Former Ludlow Engine 3

Early-Morning Third-Alarm in Lawrence LAWRENCE, MA - Lawrence Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire on the corner of Lawrence St. and Sunset Ave. in the early morning hours of March 22nd. E7 arrived to find heavy fire showing from the rear of the multi-use building, as well as fire showing from the cockloft and attic. Car 21 arrived on scene and struck a second-alarm, followed shortly after by a third-alarm. Crews made an aggressive interior attack, but were drawn out due to deteriorating conditions. Multiple ladder pipes and deck guns were used to knock down the main body of fire. Companies entered to check for hotspots and extension.

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IN SERVICE If you have photos you would like to see in our “In Service”feature, please upload them on our website, www.lstResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@lstResponderNews.com

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Car Drives Into Trench in Waltham WALTHAM, MA - On March 14th, a Waltham police officer doing a detail reported that a car had driven into a trench on Hammond Street. The driver, who lives on Hammond Street, circumvented barriers and fell into the trench. Engine 4, Res­ cue 1 and Medic 1 responded. The driver was on injured and refused medical attention.

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Boxford Mass Rescue 2 is a 2020 Ford F-550/Rosenbauer, non-transporting, light duty rescue.

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Deputy Chief Aguiar explains the capabilities of the lighting unit. LOWELL, MA - Lowell Fire was dispatched to 200 Monmouth Road for a reported fire on Feb­ ruary 15th. Companies arrived to find fire involving much of the 'Delta' side of the large twostory, wood-frame. A second-alarm was called and companies had the heavy fire knocked down within a few minutes.

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MCVFA Meeting Held in Fall River FALL RIVER, M A - On March 14th, Fall River Fire C h ief R oger St. Martin, along with Spe­ cial Services/EM A hosted a m eet­ ing of the M assachusetts CalLVolunteer Firefighters A s s o ­ ciation at department headquar­ ters. The m eeting was chaired by region 1, Vice-President Chris Hajder. After the business part o f the meeting, the region 1 m em bers were treated to a tour o f the vehi-

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KIMTEK Corporation builds custom FIRELITE® for interior fire protection at the Tesla EV Auto manufacturing plant in Fremont, CA ORLEANS, VT; March 9, 2022— KIMTEK Corporation announced today that it has delivered a custom designed FIRELITE® firefighting truck skid for Tesla’ s EV auto man­ ufacturing operations in Fremont, California. The custom build was a cooperative effort with Tesla, KIMTEK and Tropos Motors of Morgan Hill, CA, a cutting edge producer of EV truck chassis. To adhere to California’ s stringent indoor emissions regula­ tions, the Firelite was fitted with a Darley 1.5 AGE 13HX pump which was reconfigured to run on propane. With custom storage options, cross lay trays, a 125-gallon water tank and 5-gallon foam system, the FIRELITE is designed to not only respond to fires inside the plant, but is built to take on fire threats out­ side the plant as well. KIMTEK founder and president, Kimball Johnson, said o f the Tesla custom firefighting skid unit, “ New applications for our skid units are found nearly every week, as are ways we can adapt them for use in the field. We're very pleased to work with our fine vendor partners

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