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STAMFORD, CT - On Thursday, September 29th at 11:09 A.M., the Stamford PSAP received multiple calls reporting a structure fire in the 300 block of West Avenue. Stamford dispatched Engines 3,1 and 5, Engine 4 as RIT, Truck 3, Rescue 1, and Unit 4 to the scene.

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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 web­ site www.lstResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@lstResponderNews.com.

CHUCK LOWE Tanker 1 in the town of Bow is a 2017 Peterbilt, with an HME body, that carries 3000-gallons. JAY HEATH Concord firefighters used rescue tools to free one female victim trapped inside an overturned vehicle.

Two T ransported to H o sp ita l F o llo w in g Head-On Crash in Concord CONCORD, NH - Two victims were transported to the hospital on Monday morning, September 26th, after their vehicles collided head-on on the Concord side of the Hannah Dustin Bridge. A full box-alarm was dis­ patched to the Hannah Dustin bridge for a report of a head-on crash with entrapment. Concord Engine 5, Tower 1, Ambulance 1

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the victim within 10 minutes and the victim was transported to the hospital. The second vehicle re­ mained upright but sustained heavy damage. That driver was also trans­ ported to the hospital. The status of their injuries was unknown, but both victims were alert and conscious.

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JAY HEATH Concord Fire responded to a head-on crash on September 26th.


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NASHUA, NH - Nashua fire alarm began receiving calls for a building fire at 495 Amherst St. on the evening of September 30th. E5 had a large column of smoke showing from Charron Ave. and arrived on scene to heavy fire showing from the rear of a single-story strip mall. E5 transmitted a second-alarm, bringing in mutual aid to the scene and to cover the city. Mul­ tiple hand lines and two ladder pipes were used to knock down the fire. Companies remained on scene for several hours hitting hot spots.

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Thanksgiving is quickly ap­ proaching, a time most of us will be gathering together with our family and hopefully we will re­ member to do more than eat a meal and watch football or make a mad dash for the mall. The Thanksgiving Holiday gives us the perfect opportunity to express thanks to God for all the blessings of the year and to transform our lives from complaining and dis­ satisfaction to lives of joy and gratitude. Thanksgiving is a good holi­ day for us to turn the comer and become grateful people. Psalm 118:1 says, “Give thanks to the Lord fo r he is good, his love endures forever " Being a grateful person can INCREASE YOUR PERSONAL HAPPINESS. Most of us think that our hap­ piness is determined by our cir­ cumstances. If I asked you, on a scale of one to ten how happy you are right now, you might say, “Well, Em about a 2 or 3 on the happiness meter because of my circumstances.” We’ve been taught that our happiness is somehow dependent on how well things go for us. But really our happiness is deter­ mined by attitude. It is really in how we see things. The apostle Paul wrote these words from prison (yes prison). "Rejoice in the Lord always, and

again I say it rejoice. " (Philippians 4:4). Paul was happy despite being in prison - how, he learned to thank God in everything he did. It was really his perspective on life. A young woman wrote her mother from college: "Dear Mom: Sorry I haven’t written sooner. My arm really has been broken. I broke it, and my left leg too, when I jumped from the second floor of my dormitory...when we had the fire. We were lucky. A young serv­ ice station attendant saw the blaze and called the Fire Department. They were there in minutes. I was in the hospital for a few days. Paul, the service station attendant, came to see me every day. And be­ cause it was taking so long to get our dormitory livable again, I moved in with him. He has been so nice. I must admit that I am pregnant. Paul and I plan to get married just as soon as he can get a divorce. I hope things are fine at home. I’m doing fine, and will write more when I get the chance. Love, Your daughter, Susie. PS. Mom, None of the above is true. But I did get a "C" in Sociology and flunked Chemistry. I just wanted you to receive this news in its "Proper Perspective!" Happiness is really determined by our perspective in life not by circumstances. If we learn to be grateful people despite circum­ stances that will greatly improve our happiness. Blessings, Pastor Fernando Villicana Fire Service Chaplain

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Oklahoma: April Lynn Partridge, 55 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: March 20,2022 Death Date: March 20,2022 Fire Department: Edgewater Park Volunteer Fire Department Initial Summary: On Sunday, March 20, 2022, Firefighter April Partridge responded to a wildland fire. During firefighting opera­ tions she was separated from the crew and the apparatus. When Firefighter Partridge was discovered by fellow firefighters, she was found deceased.

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Ohio: Edward Long, 55 Rank: Firefighter/EMT Incident Date: March 22,2022 Death Date: March 22,2022 Fire Department: Portsmouth Fire Department Initial Summary: On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Firefighter/EMT Edward Long was re­ turning to the fire station from a call when he became unresponsive and suffered a medical emergency. Fellow firefighters with him per­ formed life-saving measures and immediately rushed him to the Southern Ohio Medical Center Emergency Department where he was pronounced deceased. The cause of his death has yet to be determined. Pennsylvania: Jeff Williams, 56 Rank: Chief Engineer Incident Date: March 31,2022 Death Date: March 31,2022 Fire Department: Larksville Fire Department Initial Summary: On Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 7:00 a.m., Chief Engineer Jeff Williams pulled up to the fire station to start his shift. While in the parking lot, he went into a cardiac related incident and life saving measures were immediately performed. He was mshed to the hospital where he was pro­ nounced deceased. Alabama: Jeffrey Ray Wyatt, 49 Rank: Chief Incident Date: April 4,2022 Death Date: April 4,2022 Fire Department: McAdory Area Fire District Initial Summary: On Monday, April 4,2022, Chief Jeffrey Ray Wyatt worked a shift at the firehouse in which he complained to his col­ leagues of having difficulty breathing. When he arrived home after his shift he walked up the stairs and set his briefcase down. He then fell back down the stairs when he suffered a massive heart attack. A family member found him approximately 45 minutes later and was rushed to Medical West Health Center where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.

Alabama: Freddy C. Reeves, 85 Rank: Acting Chief Incident Date: March 3,2022 Death Date: March 25,2022 Fire Department: Ward Volunteer Fire Department Initial Summary: On Thursday, March 3, 2022, Acting Chief Freddy C. Reeves was at­ tempting to put out a grass fire when his pants caught fire and he was injured. When other firefighters arrived on the scene, they helped in fighting the fire. Acting Chief Reeves then drove approximately 5 miles and brought back a fire apparatus to continue fire suppres­ sion operations. When an ambulance arrived, Acting Chief Reeves was transported to a local hospital and then to the bum center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. His condition improved and he responded to treatment. However, Acting Chief Reeves subsequently became increas­ ingly ill after responding to treatment and passed away from his injuries on Friday, March 25,2022. New Mexico: Timothy Williams, 54 Rank: Probationary Firefighter Incident Date: April 3,2022 Death Date: April 4,2022 Fire Department: Eddy County Fire and Rescue Initial Summary: On Sunday, April 3,2022, Probationary Firefighter Timothy Williams was working at the Atoka fire station cleaning apparatus and checking equipment. After ar­ riving home, he began to experience chest pains. He was mshed to the hospital and passed away on Monday, April 4,2022, from a heart attack. Nebraska: Darren D. Krull, 54 Rank: Chief Incident Date: April 7,2022 Death Date: April 7,2022 Fire Department: Elwood Volunteer Fire Department Initial Summary: On Thursday, April 7, 2022, Chief Darren D. Krall was a passenger in a Ford Expedition, driven by the Phelps County Emergency Manager. They were enroute to a wildland fire, when they were struck head on by a water transfer tank, ap­ proximately 8 miles of Arapahoe on Highway 283. Chief Krall was rushed to the Chambers Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The Phelps County Emergency Manager was transported to the hospital and listed in stable but critical condition. Fire and smoke in the area caused zero visibility conditions on the roadway at the time of the crash. Investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Ohio: Philip M Wigal, 35 Rank: Lieutenant Incident Date: April 11,2022 Death Date: April 11,2022 Fire Department: Town and Country Fire District Initial Summary: On Monday, April 11, 2022, Lieutenant Philip M. Wigal responded to the scene of a vehicle accident on 1-71 southbound. While at the scene, a trooper was performing an administrative inventory of the crash vehicle while Lieutenant Wigal was completing documentation for their report. At approximately 3:59 p.m.l while finishing these tasks, a southbound commercial vehicle struck the left rear of the fire apparatus, the patrol vehicle and the vehicle involved in the initial crash. Lieutenant Wigal was pro­ nounced deceased at the scene. Arizona: Brendan Bessee, 24 Rank: Firefighter/EMT Incident Date: April 8,2022 Death Date: April 8,2022 Fire Department: Salt River Fire Department Initial Summary: On Friday, April 8,2022, Firefighter/EMT Brendan Bessee was driving an ambulance responding to a 9-1-1 call, with a co-worker. They turned left off of McDow­ ell RD, onto Beeline Highway. After crossing the southbound lanes they were hit by a semi­ track going north. Firefighter/EMT Bessee was pronounced deceased at the scene. The coworker was rushed to the hospital and is listed in critical condition. Investigation into the incident is ongoing. Pennsylvania: Isaac David Hassen, Sr., 69 Rank: Chief Incident Date: April 14,2022 Death Date: April 15,2022 Fire Department: Hope Fire Company Initial Summary: On Thursday, April 14, 2022, Chief Isaac David Hassen, Sr. re­ sponded to an EMS call at a residence. After arriving home, he experienced a medical emergency and was taken to the hospital that evening. On Friday, April 15,2022, he passed away from cardiac related issues.


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Freedom Cam pground FREEDOM, NH - Around 1:30 P.M. on the afternoon of Satur­ day, October 8th, the Freedom Fire Department responded to a report of a golf cart accident at 196 Old Shawtown Road, the Danforth Bay Camping and RV Resort. Companies arrived to find a single-vehicle accident involving a golf cart with multiple injuries on-scene. Ambulances from Center Ossipee Fire, Conway Fire and two ambulances from Action EMS re­ sponded to the scene. Four victims total were transported to Memorial Hospital in North Conway for treatment of their in­ juries. The extent of the injuries is unknown. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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A call for a smell of smoke quickly turned into a working fire as first due Hooksett firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke showing.

H ooksett F ire fig h te rs Rescue Resident from M obile Home Fire HOOKSETT, NH - Hooksett firefighters were dispatched to a report of a smell of smoke in a mobile home at 11:35 P.M. on September 27th, and quickly ar­ rived to find a working fire with heavy smoke showing. Firefighters were able to pull an unconscious elderly resident from the mobile home, who later died at the hospital after unsuc-

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from several surrounding commu­ nities assisted Hooksett with water supply and overhaul. AMR Ambulance from Man­ chester transported the victim to the hospital, and the NH State Fire Marshal's office was called in for the investigation. - JAY HEATH

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JAY HEATH CHUCK LOWE Sunapee Fire Department: Lake of the wild goose.

Firefighters and the AMR Ambulance crew from Manchester worked feverishly to save a resident pulled from the fire.


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CHUCK LOWE West Thompson Tanker 182 is a 2018 Freightliner M2-106/Alexis 1500/3000. This former demonstrator truck was purchased by the department in 2020.

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R ollover w ith Entrapm ent in Norwich NORWICH, CT - On Sunday, September 25th at 3:30 P.M., the East Great Plain Vol. Fire Co. was dispatched to the area of 691 West Thames St. for a one-car rollover with entrapment. Car 5 arrived within a few minutes and found a car that went over an embankment and was resting on its roof with two occu­ pants still inside. The passenger was able to self-extricate after Car 5 arrived, and the driver stated that she couldn't get out but that she wasn't injured. Rescue 5 arrived and the crew proceeded to use their hydraulic tools to remove the driver's side door to gain access to the driver. After the door was removed, members cut the driver's seat belt and the driver was able to get out of the vehicle with assistance from the crew. E52 arrived and assisted Rescue 5 crew.

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Fire vents from the home at a house fire in Stamford, CT

Late-M orning Blaze Tops Busy Day in Stamford STAMFORD, CT - On Thurs­ day, September 29th at 11:09 A M ., the Stamford PSAP re­ ceived multiple calls reporting a structure fire in the 300 block of West Avenue. Stamford dis­ patched Engines 3, 1 and 5, En­ gine 4 as RIT, Truck 3, Rescue 1, and Unit 4 to the scene. On arrival. Engine 3 reported smoke and fire showing from the rear of a dwelling adjacent to the originally reported address; the fire location was changed to an ad­ dress in the 200 block of Selleck

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remained on scene for over one hour mopping up. Units 1, 2, 3, 6, 126 and 148 also responded to this fire. There were no injuries to re­ port. The American Red Cross is assisting the occupants, and the Stamford Fire Marshal's Office is working to determine the cause of the fire. (This was the third work­ ing fire in less than 12 hours for the Stamford Fire Department.) - SAYJE BENJAMIN

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Fairfield Assistant Chief Signs Off After 31 Years On FAIRFIELD, CT - On Thurs­ day, September 29th, the Fairfield Fire Department and friends alike gathered at the Fairfield Regional Fire School to celebrate the retirement/moving on of Assistant Chief Scott Bisson. AC Bisson served the Fairfield Fire Department for 31 years and has played an instru­ mental part in the training of fire­ fighters, new and experienced, for the past several years in his tenure as Assistant Chief of Training and Safety. Scott also served as a shift commander. AC Bisson was awarded several proclamations by the town and CT State Legislature for his ex­ emplary work for the town of Fairfield, the state of Connecti­ cut, and for firefighters all over. AC Bisson also received an award from those who retired be­ fore him. When Scott was a firefighter, just starting out at Station 2 in Tunxis Hill, his Lieutenant was known for awarding his crew. Not for exemplary actions, but for ex­ emplary stupidity. When Scott was transferred to 1s downtown the next year, he and another fire­ fighter were performing routine checks on Engine 6, a spare en­ gine in service that day. Once all the checks had been completed, Scott got in the truck and backed it into the bay, failing to realize one of the rear doors was still open. Scott sheared the door off its hinges, and he thought he was toast. His fellow firefighters com-

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AC Bisson accepts a bittersweet parting gift from those who retired before him, a door he mistakenly sheared off an apparatus 30 years ago.

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Vehicle News

CHUCK LOWE

Wilmington recently purchased a 1996 KME Renegade 1500/800/90B to be used as a spare. This pumper previously served the Valley Cottage FD in Rockland County, NY. PATRICK KERRIGAN

Six Alarms Struck at Boston Structure Fire BOSTON, MA - On October 2nd, the Boston fire alarm office began receiving calls for rear porches on fire. Companies ar­ rived to find heavy fire showing from the rear of a three-story wood-frame with exposure problems. A second and then third alarm were struck. Fire spread to two other three-story wood-frame multi-family dwellings on the street behind. Com­ mand struck a fourth, fifth, and then sixth alarm. Companies had the main body of fire knocked down in a short amount of time and remained on scene for several hours checking for extension and hot spots. CHUCK LOWE

Brimfield recently placed a 2022 Spartan MetroStar/Toyne 1500/1000 into service as Engine 2.

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This 1936 Pirsch open-cab pumper once served the city of Danvers.

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Dudley acquired this 2000 American LaFrance Eagle/New Lexington 1750/1000/30F last year. It previously operated as Cranesville Engine 6 in New Amsterdam, New York.


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Car Strikes Pole in Whitman WHITMAN, MA - Around 7:15 A.M. on the morning of Tuesday, October 4th, the Whitman Fire Department responded to a reported motor vehicle accident on Temple Street at Old Mansion Lane. Car-3, Engine-243 and Ambulance-248 arrived to find a two-vehicle crash, with one car striking a telephone pole. The vehicle which struck the pole suffered heavy front end damage. Ambulance-248 transported one victim to the South Shore Hospital trauma center. No other in­ juries were reported. National Grid responded to the scene to check the pole for damage, but it appeared to be intact.

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S p lits O pen a n d S p ills L o a d o f W a te rm e lo n s in F a ll R iv e r FALL RIVER, MA - Around 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 11th, a tractor-trailer traveling south on Route 79 rolled over. The truck was unable to negotiate a sharp curve and rolled over onto the guardrail, ripping open the trailer like a can opener and spilling its load of watermelons. Engines 6 and 12, along with Platform 1 and Heavy Rescue 1 re­ sponded with Car 2. When command arrived he canceled the Heavy Rescue because of no entrapment, however Command called for additional engine companies to re­ spond with absorbent to clean up a large hydrocarbon spill. The driver was treated and transported to a local trauma center. The highway was closed for some time as debris covered the north and southbound lanes.

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Belchertown Engine 3 is a 2001 International 2624 with a Sutphen body. It delivers 1500-GPM and carries 1000-gallons of water.


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automotive technology, but are willing to work with technicians with a vocational certificate and

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V e h ic le R o llo v e r w ith S e rio u s In ju rie s in W a lth a m WALTHAM, MA - On Octo­ ber 20th, State police reported a truck roller on 1-95 north, near Trapello Road in Waltham. Waltham dispatched Engine 7, Rescue 1 and Medic 1. Engine 7 arrived and reported that the tmck had rolled over and ended up on all four wheels. The passenger was seri­ ously injured and transported to Lahey Hospital. Rush hour traffic was also seriously impacted.

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THE SENIOR BUFF By Mark Munroe Available from: FSP Books & Videos 433 Main Street, Suite 2A Hudson, Ma 01749 1-800-522-8528 E-Mail: support@fire-policeems.com www.fire-police-ems.com Price: $15.00 This is a soft covered book measuring 6 inches by 9 inches, with 82 pages. It is memoirs of a volunteer firefighter from a small town in New Hampshire who took

an interest in buffing the big city of New York, but not only that, riding from the busiest firehouse in the world (Engine 290 and Ladder 103 of the East New York section in Brooklyn), and also from Rescue 4 which covered the Borough of Queens. Get yourself comfortable as you start because before long you will be at the edge of your chair while reading of the runs from un­ believable to unimaginable! Some may give him credit for driving into such a bad neighborhood to get to the station while others will think he is just plain crazy for doing the same! In any event, it may surprise you to know that he was not alone and that sometimes there was a wait­ ing list for a particular day or night caused by other buffs wanting to ride. (Note: In the October book re­ view there was a typo stating that the author was “not” deceased. It should have stated “now” deceased.)

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i IRIILS/TRAININIG To see your Drills in the newspaper upload them on our website www.lstResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@lstResponderNews.com

During the week of September 26th, Waltham conducted on job training for all Waltham firefighters. The intent was to train many of the new firefighters and current firefighters on how to attack a burning building. Deputy Chief Tim Pratt and Captain John Bonadio from the Training Division went over what was expected of them using a smoke filled training tower. There was also a body that needed to be rescued. At the end of the ‘fire’ there was a session that highlighted what went right and what could be done better.

SALES REPRESENTATIVE (S): Autotronics is currently seeking one full time OR 2 part time sales representatives to cover the State of New Hampshire. We are seeking motivated individu­ als that is willing to learn, travel, and be a team player. Come join a family business that knows how to treat our customer with respect and compassion.

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ROAD SERVICE TECHNICIAN: Autotronics is currently seeking a Road Service Technician to perform repairs on Ambulances and Fire Apparatus in New Hampshire and Southern Maine. This position is a part time position with full time capabilities in the future. Position can be scheduled work or emergency call work to help provide full coverage for our valued customers.

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Contact: Kyle Daigle • Phone: (207)947-9897 Email: kyled@autotronics.net

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Woman Transported from MVA in W altham WALTHAM, MA - On October 20th, Waltham Captain John Bonadio came upon an accident at 3rd Avenue and Prospect Hill Lane and requested an engine and medic unit to the scene. Engine 4 and Medic 2 responded. An elderly woman was injured and transported to Newton Wellesley Hospital with minor injuries. CHUCK LOWE Stoughton's newest pump, a 2020 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750/30A, runs as Engine 2.

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Three-Alarm Fire Significantly Damages Lowell Dwelling LOWELL, MA - Lowell fire­ fighters arrived to find fire showing from the basement and extending to the attic of a large two-and-ahalf story woodframe multi-family dwelling on October 1st. Companies made an aggressive interior attack and Command struck a second and then third alarm, bringing in manpower to the scene and to cover. Companies chased hot spots and fire in the walls. The fire was knocked down and companies remained on scene checking for hot spots and over­ hauling. - PATRICK KERRIGAN

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Congratulations to Kingston Fire Dispatcher Gail Fallon, who retired after over 20 years of service to the Town of Kingston. Pictured are Kingston Fire Dispatchers Gail Fallon and John Sjostedt on Gail's last day.

BROCKTON, MA - The inaugural “Matty’s Mustache Ride” was held on Saturday, September 24th. The ride was held in memory of Brockton Firefighter and United States Marine Corps Veteran Matthew Flaherty, who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident back in April. Proceeds and donations benefited (believet.org) a nonprofit organization that pairs service dogs with disabled vets.


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PETER L0B0 FFs Gary Delosa, Scott Muzulis, Sean Avadi, Mike Kiley and Juan Torres.

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Sutton FD owns and maintains a 1920 Seagrave Pumper.

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Phantom Gourmet Food Festival Held in Waltham WALTHAM, MA - On September 24th, the Phantom Gourmet Food Festival attracted thousands of people to Waltham who walked along Moody Street to sample food and drink from many vendors and restaurants. Waltham Fire supplied multi­ ple units along the mile-long venue.

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R ollover w ith Entrapm ent in W altham WALTHAM, MA - Waltham Police received a call for a rollover at Pine and Lowell Streets on Oc­ tober 13th. Police on scene reported that a woman was still inside the car. Waltham Engine 1, Squad 5 and Medic 1 responded. Crews from Squad 5 were able to easily remove the woman. She was transported to Lahey Hospital in Burlington with minor injuries.


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One Transported from MVA w ith Rollover in Waltham WALTHAM, MA - At 8:50 A.M. Monday, October 3rd, Waltham Fire dispatched Engine 2, Rescue 1 and Medic 1 to Lexing­ ton and Pond Streets for an accident with a rollover. Rescue 1 signed off with a van on its side with both par­ ties out of the vehi­ cles. One person was transported to Newton Wellesley Hospital with minor injuries. - PETER LOBO

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I toured some fire departments in Cape Cod over Memorial Day Weekend. The last stop was the Hyannis Fire Department, as well as a Memorial Day ceremony with help from the depart­ ment. The ceremony, the 18th annual ‘Troops in the Spotlight, ’ took place in Hyannis on Memorial Day. Hyannis Fire had their ladder truck at the event to display the American Flag during the ceremony. Throughout the ceremony there are military members that stand at attention on stage for a period of time before they are swapped out. This takes place from noon until midnight. Thank you to the crew at Hyannis Fire for the tour of the firehouse and the apparatus, as well as the invite to this Memorial Day event!

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ANTIQUE APPARATUS If you have photos you would like to see in our “Antique Apparatus” feature, please upload them on our website, www.lstResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@lstResponderNews.com

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The Yarmouth Firefighters Association owns and maintains the department's 1948 Mack 500/300.

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February 3-5,2023 Nassau Coliseum | Uniondale, NY Three days of exhibits and education on Long Island for fire/EMS personnel of all ranks. Tickets: $20 per person/day! Hosted by and to benefit Islip Town Fire/EMS Museum Educational Center & NYSAFC

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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, m w .lstR esponderN em .com or email them to Lindsey@lstResponderNews.com.

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Scarborough Engine 4 protects Pine Point with a 2021 Pierce Enforcer 1500/750.

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Yarmouth recently placed a 2021 International/E-One 1000/2500 into service as Tank 1.

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ON THE LITER SIDE

OLD AND NEW

If you have photos you would like to see in our “On the Liter Side” feature, please upload them on our website, www. 1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@lstResponderNews.com

If you have photos you would like to see in our “Old and New” feature, please upload them on our website, www. 1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@lstResponderNews.com

Bellows Falls currently operates with a 2020 International CV res­ cue truck that was built by Boise Mobile Equipment. This appara­ tus replaced a 1999 Freightliner FL70 that 3D built.

Shelburne, Vermont Volunteer Fire Department, along with Shelburne Police and Shelburne Rescue, assist and provide coverage every year for the Town's end of summer celebration with music and fireworks, held by Shelburne Parks & Recreation and kindly hosted by Vermont Teddy Bear. It was a mixed bag of weather this year, but then a double rainbow appeared magically over our Quint and the entire site.

CHUCK LOWE

Former BFFD Rescue 1

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

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Paxton Mass operates a 1985 Pierce Arrow 1500/250/105' Tower as Platform 1. This apparatus origi­ nally ran as Tower 1 with Stratton Mountain FD.


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