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PATCH OF THE MONTH If you have photos you would like to see in our “Patch o f the M onth” feature, please upload them on our w ebsite, w ww.lstResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@ lstResponderNews.com .

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Two residents jumped from the second floor prior to the arrival of the first due companies.

Two Jump to Safety at 3-Alarm Fire in Concord

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Shed Fire in C hichester CHICHESTER, NH - In the minutes after a strong storm rolled through the capital region of New Hampshire on July 12th, the Chichester Fire Department was dispatched to a reported shed fire on Dover Road. The first-due ambulance reported smoke showing and requested a Loudon engine and tanker to the scene to assist. Chichester firefighters were able to quickly knock down the fire. As soon as this fire went under control, Engine 3 responded to Deerfield for a barn fire in that town.

CONCORD, NH - Two peo­ ple were able to jump to safety from a second-story window early Saturday morning, August 27th, in a fire that engulfed a twofamily home near downtown Con­ cord. The Box Alarm was dispatched at 12:18 A.M., report­ ing a building fire at 54 Rumford Street, a two-and-ahalf story duplex. Engine 4 re­ ported heavy fire showing from a block away, and the two residents had jumped from the burning home prior to the arrival of the first due companies. Companies found the rear of the duplex well involved and fire showing from the front as well. A second-alarm was called for at 12:24 A.M. as crews made an ag­ gressive attack on the fire until the primary line burst for an un­ known reason. Tower 1 went to the roof to vent, as crews re­ assembled and made an interior attack to knock down the heavy fire. A third-alarm was transmit­ ted at 12:34 A.M., including a general-alarm requesting all off duty Concord firefighters to re­ port to work and cover the city's stations. The two-family apartment building was built in 1840, mak­ ing for tough firefighting as crews opened up interior walls and ceil­ ings, and extensive overhaul op­ erations throughout the night. The fire was declared under control at 2:23 A.M., and crews remained on scene throughout the night.

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A Concord firefighter works to extinguish the heavy fire in the attic after Tower 1 vented the roof.

One firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion at the scene and one occupant was transported to the hospital. The fire is under investi-

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C orner Didymus McHugh W hen I travel, I m eet a lot o f good people, dow n hom e people, and m any people w ill tell stories. M any tim es it is a way o f building bridges and finding com m onality, but story telling has been around forever. We hear o f people talking about the big hunt, history o f the country, family, fire departm ent or w hat have you, or to teach lessons. Jesus taught in parables. He w ould use stories as illustrations on teach at a level or concept that peo­ ple w ould understand easier. M any great teachers use stories to teach. I f we are keen enough, we can learn the lesson that someone is teaching us. W hen I first joined em ergency services, I listened to many stories o f past incidents, w here apparatus were placed, m eth­ ods that w ere used, equipm ent that w as used. I rem em bered them so that w hen I had a tough situation, I can draw upon the m em ories o f other peoples lessons. I still rem em ­ ber my father telling me o f a real bad factory fire. He told me that so much apparatus w as there but they encountered a w ater supply prob­ lem. D ad was w orking w ith a crew that, I think, had an old m ilitary ap­ paratus and they w ere able to drive it into the loading area, w hich was flooded. The truck had no problems being is high w ater so they ju st put the truck and drafted the w ater that w as coming out o f the building and through it back in. A fter thinking about that situation, I now w onder about if they w ere in danger o f ro o f or wall collapse. We have all heard the story o f the fishing trip, w here the person caught the fish th at w as this big. The fish started out being eight inches but as it is retold, the fish may end up being tw o feet long. I think we all know people w ho em ­ bellish stories, ju s t for oneupm anship, you probably can look around your location and find one. Storytelling is a w ay th at we also help ourselves. I have noticed th at I have forgotten some stories that were im portant to me. W hy did that happen? I think my mind can

only take in so much and then it may need to purge insignificant inform a­ tion. Som etim es I listen to my father tell the same story for the um pteenth tim e, w here I can probably recite it w ord for w ord, but now I realize that it w as probably his way o f rem em ­ bering an im portant event to him. It seem s that, as we sit around, and bond w ith stories. We may talk about our w orst experiences. I have heard so many bad stories from peo­ ple that I hope that they are not kept up at nights. I w as recently talking w ith a friend w ho told me about his first bad call, on the fire departm ent, and he started smelling the smell that he w as describing to me. Stories are very powerful. We may repeat stories w hen we talk w ith the crisis team s or w ith a mental health professional or clergy, to help us come to a resolve and help us process w hat we w ent through. We also talk w ith others w ho have shared the sam e experience and process the experience as a group. L et's think about other stories. We read stories to entertain. Story telling has evolved into songs, books, m ovies, etc. W hat is your fa­ vorite story? Ok, your assignm ent should you choose to accept it, start thinking about the funny calls that you were on w ith em ergency services or th roughout your life. Think about those stories m ore than the bad ex­ periences. I am not going to ask you about your w orst call. I w ant you to thin k about the funny calls, like w hen on H allow een there w as a house fire and all the departm ent fought the fire w earing costum es. D id you experience going around w ith Santa C laus and then I call cam e in and people had to explain how come four Santas showed up to the fire and tw o w ere w earing SCBA? H ave you ever been interview ­ ing a candidate and in the m iddle o f the interview , your chair ju s t falls apart out from under you? Take tim e think o f the funny calls. W rite down the stories. Share them. I f you w ant to share them with me, I w ould love it. L et's see about laughter being the best medicine.

JEFFREY HASTINGS

Smoke pushes from the Caesario's restaurant located downtown on Elm Street.

Manchester Firefighters Battle Smoky Restaurant Fire MANCHESTER, NH - A Still Alarm dispatched Engine 11, Truck 1 and a Battalion Chief for a fire alarm activation at 1061 Elm Street early Monday afternoon, July 18th. First due companies discov­ ered a heavy smoke condition with a sprinkler activation inside the Caesario's restaurant, which is lo­ cated on the first floor and was closed at the time of the fire. A full box response was transmitted at 1:14 P.M., bringing a total of four engines, two trucks, a heavy res­ cue, ALS ambulance and RIT en­ gines to the scene. The large four-story brick building located downtown also houses several apartments above the restaurant. It took a while for firefighters to find the source of the stubborn fire because of its location inside the rear of the restaurant. Firefighters had to evacuate several people from the apartments above and some adjacent businesses. As smoke continued to fill the

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Tennessee: William Michael Brooks, 59 Rank: Captain Incident Date: December 29,2021 Death Date: February 1,2022 Fire Department: Nashville Fire Department Initial Summary: While on duty, Captain William Michael “Mike" Brooks contracted COVID-19 from responding to numerous emergency medical calls. He passed away from the virus on Tuesday, Feb. 1,2022.

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Arizona: Brian Miiller, 61 Rank: Engineer Incident Date: December 29,2021 Death Date: February 7,2022 Fire Department: Buckeye Valley Fire District Initial Summary: While on duty, Engineer Brian Miiller contracted COVID-19 from the firehouse. He passed away from the vims on Monday, Feb. 7,2022.

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Texas: Michael McGuire, 52 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: January 10,2022 Death Date: February 10,2022 Fire Department: Copperas Cove Fire Department Initial Summary: Firefighter Michael McGuire contracted COVID-19 while re­ sponding to numerous fire and EMS calls. He passed away from the vims on Thursday, Feb.

10, 2022.

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North Carolina: Mark Holt, 50 Rank: Battalion Chief Incident Date: February 8,2022 Death Date: February 9,2022 Fire Department: Thomasville Fire and Rescue Initial Summary: Battalion Chief Mark Holt worked a 24-hour shift during which he re­ sponded to a fire call. His shift ended the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 8,2022. In the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 9,2022, he was found unresponsive by a family mem­ ber at his house. Emergency crews were im­ mediately called and performed CPR. He was pronounced deceased at his home a short time later from an apparent heart attack.

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California: Steven McCann, 48 Rank: Captain Incident Date: February 9,2022 Death Date: February 9,2022 Fire Department: Los Angeles County Fire Department Initial Summary: On Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, the Los Angeles County Fire Depart­ ment received a 9-1-1 call. After receiving the call, Captain Steven McCann collapsed. Fire­ fighters immediately performed CPR and he was rushed to the Arcadia Methodist Hospital where he passed away a short time later from an apparent heart attack.

Mississippi: Wayne Doyle, 62 Rank: Chief Incident Date: January 10,2022 Death Date: February 7,2022 Fire Department: Lowndes County Emergency Services Volunteer Fire District 3 Initial Summary: While on-duty, Chief Wayne Doyle responded to numerous EMS calls where he was exposed to COVID-19. He subsequently contracted the vims and passed away on Monday, Feb. 7,2022. New York: Jesse B. Gerhard, 33 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: February 16,2022 Death Date: February 16,2022 Fire Department: Fire Department of New York Initial Summary: On Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, Firefighter Jesse B. Gerhard suffered a medical episode while on-duty at the fire sta­ tion. He was immediately transported to St. John's Episcopal Hospital where he passed away a short time later. The cause of his death has yet to be determined. Alabama: Larry W. Harbin, 65 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: March 3,2022 Death Date: March 3,2022 Fire Department: Lynn Fire and Rescue Initial Summary: On Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 12:35 p.m., Lynn Fire and Rescue was dispatched to assist Haleyville Fire with a wildland fire. During containment operations, Engineer/Operator Larry Harbin experienced a sudden medical emergency which led to car­ diac arrest. Harbin was treated by paramedics from Lynn Fire and Rescue and Regional Paramedic Services and immediately trans­ ported to Lakeland Community Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. North Carolina: David Holmes, 51 Rank: Captain Incident Date: February 20,2022 Death Date: February 28,2022 Fire Department: LaGrange Fire Department Initial Summary: On Sunday, Feb. 20,2022, Captain David Holmes responded to the scene o f a brush fire. While at the incident, he expe­ rienced breathing problems. Captain Holmes was immediately transported to the hospital where he was placed on life support. He was then moved to the Cape Fear Hospital where he was removed from life support on Mon­ day, Feb. 28,2022. The nature of his death was a massive heart attack. Captain Holmes was the former Fire Chief of the LaGrange Fire Department from 2000 through 2010.

Delaware: John M. Pridemore, 54 Rank: Chief Incident Date: March 7,2022 Death Date: March 8,2022 Fire Department: Clayton Fire Company Initial Summary: On Monday, March 7, 2022, Chief John M. Pridemore was conduct­ ing station clean up duties when he was in­ jured in a 25 foot fall. He was immediately rushed to the Christiana Hospital where he passed away from his injuries on Tuesday, March 8,2022. Missouri: Dustin W. Brandhorst, 35 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: March 18,2022 Death Date: March 18,2022 Fire Department: Ebenezer Fire Protection District Initial Summary: On Friday, March 18, 2022, Firefighter Dustin W. Brandhorst was responding to a structure fire in a water tender when the apparatus he was driving over­ turned. Firefighter Brandhorst was pro­ nounced deceased at the scene. Michigan: David Wayne McDonald, Jr., 40 Rank: Firefighter/EMT Incident Date: March 17,2022 Death Date: March 17,2022 Fire Department: Grand Traverse Band Fire Rescue Initial Summary: On Thursday, March 17, 2022, while on-duty at the fire station, Firefighter/EMT David Wayne McDonald, Jr. was found deceased on the bay floor by a fellow firefighter. The cause of his death is under in­ vestigation. New Jersey: Vincent Doffont, 37 Rank: Firefighter/EMT Incident Date: March 19,2022 Death Date: March 19,2022 Fire Department: Harrison Fire Department Initial Summary: On Saturday, March 19, 2022, Firefighter/EMT Vincent Doffont had returned to the fire station from a training ex­ ercise assisting newer members with struc­ tural roof venting. While in the shower, Firefighter/EMT Doffont collapsed and was found unconscious by fellow firefighters. He was immediately rushed to the University Hospital in Newark where he was pronounced deceased. The cause of his death has yet to be determined.


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Concord Crews Battle Woods Fire in Scorching Heat Concord, NH - City firefighters battled scorching heat Sunday af­ ternoon, July 24th, while battling a brush and woods fire in a logging operation deep in the woods off Black Water Road. The first calls came into fire alarm at 2:11 RM. for smoke in the area. Upon arrival, companies de­ tected signs of a brush fire, but were unable to immediately locate it. At 2:59 P.M., with the help of nearby residents and UTVs, the fire was located approximately a halfmile into the woods on top of a steep hill at a logging operation. The fire department brush trucks were able to access the fire on a nearby logging road. A thirdalarm was transmitted by Battalion Chief Stone, as well as a general alarm to recall the city's off duty firefighters. Firefighters found the

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Explosion Fully Engulfs House in B rookline BROOKLINE, NH - On Au­ gust 31st at 1:35 P.M., the Brook­ line FD was dispatched to 7 Gilsun Road for a reported struc­ ture fire with an ex­ plosion. While en route, command immedi­ ately requested a first-alarm assign­ ment to respond to the scene. Once on scene, command advised that they had a fully involved structure and requested a secondalarm to be struck. Heavy smoke and fire was billowing from the building and could be smelled from miles away. Primary searches were immediately initi­ ated and were negative as respon­ ders were advised that nobody was home. A water supply was set up at Old Milford Road and Birch Hill Road to fill tankers that were op­ erating in the tanker shuttle. Once filled the apparatus responded back to to the scene to dump their water in the porta-tanks. Eventu­ ally command struck a thirdalarm, bringing even more apparatus and manpower to the scene. The call was placed under control at 3:20 P.M., and appara­ tus started to clear the scene shortly thereafter. It was also learned that two cats perished in the fire. Brookline Fire was as­ sisted on scene by Amherst, Ashby, Brookline Ambulance, Brookline DPW, Dunstable, Greenville, Hollis, Lyndeborough. Mason, Milford, Mont Ver­ non, New Boston, New Ipswich, NH State Fire Marshal1s Office,

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Manchester Battles Blaze at Same Home Where One of Their Own Died 22 Years Ago MANCHESTER, NH - City firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at 34 Elm Street on Monday after­ noon, August 29th, at the same building that burned 22 years ago and claimed the lives of two teenagers and Veteran Firefighter David A. Anderson of Engine Co 11. That fatal fire occurred on the morning of Decem­ ber 23, 2000. Man­ chester Firefighter Anderson, 43, a 16-year veteran of the department at the time, died after collapsing in front of the three-unit tenement, said Fire Chief Andre Parent. He was part of the team of firefighters who fought to rescue the teen and his younger brother from the attic bedroom of their burning apart­ ment building that fateful morning. Chief Parent, who was set to retire September 1st after more than 34 years with the department, said he felt a chill as soon as he heard the address Monday after­ noon. "I was here with Dave that day, and this might be my last fire," said Chief Parent. Monday's fire came in at 3:19 P.M., and first arriving companies were confronted with heavy fire on the south side porches that had ex­ tended into all three floors of the building. A second-alarm was struck at 3:24 P.M., followed by a manpower recall of all off-duty firefighters at 3:36 P.M. Heavy fire and heat conditions caused damage to an adjacent building to the west of the fire building. Chief Parent reported that four adults, two children and several animals safely escaped the blaze. One firefighter suffered heat exhaustion, as firefighters battled the fire on another hot humid sum­ mer day. Firefighters made an ag­ gressive interior attack of the fire and trucks vented and opened up, but due to the fast-moving fire on all three floors, crews were ordered out of the building and transitioned to a defensive mode. Three Tower Ladders and nu­ merous hand lines went into oper­ ation to knock down the heavy fire. Fire companies then reentered to overhaul and open up walls and ceilings to extinguish pockets of fire. Several mutual aid communi­ ties were brought in to cover Man­ chester's 10 firehouses. The fire was brought under control at 5:21 P.M., and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Three Tower Ladders and numerous hand lines went into operation to knock down the heavy fire.


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Second-Alarm in South Windham SOUTH WINDHAM, CT At 11:58 P.M. on Friday, August 19th, the South Windham, Wind­ ham Center, North Windham, Willimantic Engine 101, Ambu­ lance 501, Medic 31 and the Yantic FAST were dispatched to 667 Windham Road for a structure fire. Car 404 arrived at 12:04 A M . with heavy fire showing from the rear of the first floor of a one-and-a-half story wood frame residence. Engine 101 arrived at 12:06 A M . and stretched a one-andthree-quarter inch hose line through the front door. Engine 103 arrived next and was told to tie into Engine 101. Tanker 103 then tied into Engine 103, which was pumping a one-and-threequarter inch line to the rear. Engine 101 said they were out of water at 12:20 A.M., so command transmitted the secondalarm and asked for some tankers. Engine 204 laid about 1,000-feet of four-inch supply line and tied into the back of Tanker 103 which was then sending water to Engine

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SAYJE RENJAMIN

The Sound Beach VFD in Greenwich continues to operate this 1994 Ford L9000/E-One rescue truck that previously served the Greenwich FD as Rescue 5. Now the town's Dive Rescue unit, Rescue 51 carries much of the equipment needed for dive rescue and continues to proudly serve the town of Greenwich.

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Vernon Firefighters begin extrication efforts. SAYJE BENJAMIN

On July 28th, Fairfield FD D-Platoon trained at Lake Mohegan as part of continuing education for the department's new dive team. Under the instruction of LT. Justin Greenhaw, the divers, Firefight­ ers Richard Bassett, Chris Eidam and Justin Crawford, entered the water and practiced different search patterns and surveyed the bottom of the lake. The firefighters on land were instructed on the new communications system being used by the divers and how to properly tender to them. The department was split into 2 groups to keep units available; the first group consisted of Engines 2 and 5, with Ladder 2 and Rescue 1. The second group consisted of En­ gines 1, 3 and 4 with Rescue 1. The Fairfield Fire Dive team planned to hold a small training again in August with a full team training planned for September.

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On 8/28/2022, Engine 3 participated in a New London County rural water supply drill. Companies assembled at Yantic's station and went over the expectations of the day. A fill site was established at the Bozrah Moose Lodge on Fitchville Road where 2 Turbodrafts were used to draw water out of the pond. Following that it was pumped up the hill and distributed to the tankers. The tankers shuttled the water to Nordson on Connecticut Ave. where 5 drop tanks were set up. Two engines drafted from the drop tanks and pumped the water to two tower ladders. Departments that partici­ pated in the drill consisted of Norwich, Taftville, Yantic, Occum, East Great Plain, Laurel Hill, Bozrah, Franklin, Canterbury, Colch­ ester, Lebanon, Montville, Mohegan, Chesterfield, Oakdale, Jewett City, Mansfield and Wequetquock.

V ernon F ire H andles S erious D ouble TT U n it C rash VERNON, CT - On the morn­ ing of August 22nd just before 7:30 A.M., the Town of Vernon FD, along with Vernon EMS, Rockville Medic, and Connecticut State Police re­ sponded to 1-84 East, just past Exit 64/65, for a serious motor vehicle acci­ dent involving two tractor-trailers. First arriving units found one op­ erator outside the vehicle with minor injuries, while the other op­ erator in the second TT unit was heavily entrapped with serious in­ juries. Extrication of the trapped operator commenced with hy­ draulic tools off Rescue 141 and Squad 441. LIFE STAR helicop­ ter was originally unavailable due to weather, however became available and responded to the scene and landed on the Interstate. Extrication of the operator lasted for just over one hour due to the severe damage. They were trans­ ported to an area Trauma Center via Life Star. The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Pro­ tection (DEEP) and Connecticut Department of Consumer Protec­ tion responded to the scene to handle large quantities of fuel leaking from both vehicles and the large quantity of food products, respectively. The highway re­ mained closed to only one pass­ able lane during the accident reconstruction. - ROBERT BABCOCK

TOWN OF VERNON FD

Vernon Firefighters gain access to the rear sleeper of the cab via sawz-all where the operator was entrapped.


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Silver City Fire Fest Held in Meriden MERIDEN, CT - Meriden is often called the "Silver City" due to the large number of silver man­ ufacturers it had. Annually, the Silver City Fire Fest is held in Meri­ den and brings fire department appara­ tus from the area, as well as Firematic photographers and vendors from across the Tri-state area. This year's event was held at the Comfort Inn & Suites on Main St. in Meriden and featured numerous fire appa­ ratus, both privately owned as well as fire department/district owned. Some of the rigs on dis­ play included an antique that was once New Haven FD’s, Meriden’s Tiller, and Kensington’s new En­ gine 12. Vendors were on display to sell patches, diecasts, travel mugs and all sorts of other items, and even the Connecticut fire mu­ seum had their own display and slide show. Overall, it was a wellattended event. - JOHN WALTHERS

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Newington Structure Fire Injures Four Firefighters NEWINGTON, CT - A fire that started in a detached garage quickly spread to the main house along with a motorhome and a car that was parked in the driveway on September 3rd. Several out­ buildings and a truck were also damaged in the rear of the home, along with some siding damage to a neigh­ boring home. Four firefighters were taken to the hos­ pital with minor injuries. Members of Task Force 51 as­ sisted at the scene. The cause is under investigation. - MICHAEL CARENZA JR

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Good S top on Evening B laze in M onroe MONROE, CT - Around 6:40 P.M. on Tuesday, September 13th, the Southwest Regional Communications Center received a report of a garage fire in the 500 block of Moose Hill Rd. in Monroe, near the center of town. First arriving units reported heavy fire showing from an attached garage, extending to the main dwelling. All three town departments responded with Shelton as RIT to the scene. Two lines were stretched and op­ erated, and the fire was knocked down within a few minutes. Companies remained on scene for well over an hour for over­ haul. There were no injuries to report. The Monroe Fire Mar­ shal's Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

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Engine 154's crew making entry through the front door.

Lisbon A rriv e s to Heavy F ire C o n d itio n s LISBON, CT - At 7:43 P.M. on Monday, August 22nd, the Lis­ bon Fire Department with Jewett City Ladder 156, Engine 256, Griswold ET-355, Baltic Tanker 124, Voluntown Tanker 353, Taftville Engine 22 and the Yantic FAST were dispatched to 223 Newent Road for a house fire. Car 254 arrived at 7:48 P.M. reporting heavy fire from all four sides of a one-and-a-half story wood frame residential. He transmitted the secondalarm and requested three addi­ tional tankers. Ladder 156 arrived at 7:51 P.M. and stretched a twoand-a-half inch and (two) one-

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Engines 22, 33 and 195 as­ sisted with opening up and knock­ ing a large volume of fire. Once the water supply was established, the tankers from Plainfield, Pre­ ston and Bozrah were cancelled. Lisbon Ambulance 654 trans­ ported one patient and the Mohegan Tribal Fire Department provided the second FAST. The Lisbon Fire Marshal’s Office is in­ vestigating with assistance from the Connecticut Fire & Explosives Investigation Unit. - RYAN FLAHERTY

JOHN WALTHERS- SUFFOLK FIRE PHOTOS

North Madison Engine Ten-57 is a 2008 Pierce Arrow XT Attack Engine.

RYAN FLAHERTY

Taftville and Lisbon crews hitting it from the rear.


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VEHICLE NEWS

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Engine Co. 8 in Springfield operates a 2021 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750/25F. This new apparatus replaced a 2016 Pierce Velocity that has been re-assigned to Engine 2.

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CHUCK LOWE

Acton Rescue 35 operates this 2021 International/Excellence as the town's primary ALS unit.

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Hyannis Engine 2 operates with a 2021 1500/750/50F.

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WHITMAN, MA - At 5:35 AM . on the morning of Septem­ ber 15th, the Whitman FD re­ ceived two calls reporting a house fire at 137 West Street. Engine-243, Ladder-246 and Car-3 responded. On arrival. Captain Jay Mahoney re­ ported heavy fire showing on the 'C' side of the two-anda-half story wood frame occupied dwelling. A working fire was im­ mediately requested, bringing mu­ tual aid to work and cover. Shortly after arrival, as heavy fire conditions were endangering the exposures on the 'B' and 'D' sides, a second-alarm was or­ dered. Companies stretched a three-inch hand line with a Blitz gun attachment to the rear of the building and dumped the tank water on the heavy fire engulfing the rear porch and exterior of the dwelling. While a water supply was established, crews stretched dry lines to the first and second floors and completed searches. All occupants were reported to be out of the building. Once a water supply was es­ tablished, the remaining fire on the 'C' side exterior of the building was knocked down and crews opened up and extinguished fire in the walls on the first and second floors. Several lines were stretched and put into operation. Heavy fire was knocked down quickly, but crews were tied up overhauling and extinguishing pockets of fire throughout the dwelling. The Massachusetts State Fire Marshal's Office was requested to the scene to investigate the cause

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Whitman Firefighters Lucas and Thompson await water on the "C" side of the building.

of the fire. Plymouth County Sher­ iffs Department BCI units was also called in to assist with photograph­ ing the scene. The cause is under investigation, but is not considered to be suspicious. Mutual aid engines, ladders and ambulances from Brockton, East Bridgewater, Hanson, Halifax, Norwell and Rockland worked on­ scene, while a Bridgewater engine covered the station. Fire Chiefs from Brockton, East Bridgewater, Hanson and Rockland assisted on­ scene. Fire ground rehab was pro­ vided by Whitman CERT and the

Boston Sparks Association. No in­ juries were reported, but two cats perished in the blaze. The home is owned by a Quincy firefighter who lived there with his wife and three small chil­ dren. While they were all able to escape the fire, unfortunately they lost everything they own. A GoFundMe has been established to as­ sist the family while they try to get back on their feet. It can be ac­ cessed here: https://gofund.me/9f9b4f4d. - PAT TRAVERS


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Ready to R oll, Ready to Die STILL IN SERVICE ON THE BOOK SHELF by John Malecky

Ready to R oll... Ready to Die By Paul R Cook 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: $29.95 This is a hard cover book measuring six inches by nine inches with 367 pages. It is the memoirs of a district chief (not deceased) beginning with his childhood interest and followed through with his retirement in 1988. This book kind of reminds me of my own life, as at the age of 10 I decided I wanted to some­ day become a firefighter after studying the Firemanship merit badge book shortly after jointing the Boy Scouts. I eventually fol­ lowed through, however in the younger years I was a fire buff prior to my appointment. Such is the case of the author! In Boston, where he grew up, buffs were re­ ferred to as “Sparks” and there is a club named the Boston Sparks Association. The way the book is written portrays a labor of love by the author almost as if you are sit­ ting on his knee and he is going through his life and career a little at a time! He goes through all as­ pects of his life including some family life and travels outside of the city. There are 18 chapters and all are named. Some of them are very long with many incidents recorded. There are also anec­ dotes between the stories. Not all of the incidents involve him di­ rectly, but all are quite interesting through there is much horror and tragedy to report of civilian and firefighter deaths. There is a list of 177 line of duty deaths up through 1999. A glossary pre­ cedes the first chapter. Within the book are a number of black and white photos, some showing scenes of the tragedies including the Molasses Disaster in 1919 (21 killed plus one firefighter), the Coconut Grove Night Club fire in 1942 (496 patrons dead) and the Hotel Vendome in 1972 where

nine firefighters were killed. There are also some winter fires in which apparatus became totally covered in ice but still operated. There is also Proposition 2 Vi instituted in 1980 which resulted in a drastic layoff and reduction of fire com­ panies, particularly in Boston. It is touched on in the memoirs. The was also the reason for the arson fires in “Burn Boston Burn”, a book reviewed in the column in April of 2020. In all, this book al­ though written many years ago is still a good read for those inter­ ested in memoirs and history of large cities as told by well experi­ enced firefighters who lived through them!

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Templeton operates a 1978 Chevrolet 4x4 500/200 as their Forestry 2.

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M otorcycle Crash w ith Serious Injuries in Falmouth EUGENE WEBER JR.

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FALMOUTH, MA - Around 11:30 A.M. on August 25th, Falmouth Fire received a call for a mo­ torcycle down on Sandwich Road near Pine Crest Beach Drive. Engine 25 and Ambulance 37 responded. Engine 25 signed off with a heavily damaged motorcycle, and the operator unconscious. Med flight was requested with the Falmouth Hospital as the landing zone. The operator was flown to a Boston trauma center in serious condition.

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Mulch Fire in Falmouth FALMOUTH, MA - Around 5:30 PM. on August 30th, Fal­ mouth Engines 24 and 25 re­ sponded to a mulch fire at the Blacksmith Shop Farm on Black­ smith Shop Road. Engine 25 reported that a large pile of mulch was burning. Because the fire was difficult to contain, a large piece of equipment was called in to get to the seat of the fire. En­ gines 21, 22 and 23 were requested.

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MIKE WHITE

Senior Man Chuck Proia, 25 years veteran, assisted in training the members of Newton Fire De­ partment in relay pumping and ladder pipe operations. Members went over the different tricks and techniques to ensure efficient and effective pump operations. This training covered all four groups of the Newton Fire Department. It is always great when senior men step up to help train their fellow firefighters.

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SHANE SHIFFLETT

Lynn, Massachusetts Fire Chief briefs the media after a multiplealarm fire.

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Quick Knock Down of Dorchester Ave. Porch Fire in Doston NATE ARNOLD

The crew of Engine Co. 2, "The Guardians of the Acres", stop for a crew photo after a working fire on Hiawatha St. in Forest Park.

BOSTON, MA - On Saturday, August 13th around 12:00 P.M., Boston Fire Alarm struck a box for a porch fire on Dorchester Avenue. Companies had the fire knocked down quickly and held the assignment to a working fire.


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A rre st M ade in F a ll R iver Tw o-Alarm F ire 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.lstResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@lstResponderNews.com.

CHUCK LOWE

Originally operated by Boston Fire Department as Ladder 1, in the North End, this 2008 E-One Cyclone I1110' rear-mount, is currently running as Fitchburg Ladder 2.

FALL RIVER, MA - A mother and her baby were forced to es­ cape their home Wednesday night, August 3rd. They climbed down a fire escape to a roof where they were rescued by the crew of Ladder 2 over a ground ladder. At around 7:20 P.M., firefighters were notified of a baby stroller on fire at 748 Globe Street. When Engine 5 ar­ rived from their station approxi­ mately 100-yards away, flames were shooting 10-feet over the the roof line. Command had a stair­ well completely involved with fire from the first floor to the third floor, with two occupants trapped on a lower roof needing to be res­ cued. He immediately called for a second-alarm and ordered Ladder 2 to use a ground ladder to remove the two victims who were trans­ ported for smoke inhalation. The crew of Engine 5 pulled an attack line and hit the heavy fire venting from the second and third floor stairway windows be­ fore moving into the first floor en­ tryway. The heavy fire damage appeared to be stopped in the stairwell with very little damage inside the apartments. Because of the tremendous head start this fire had, fire investigators were called in to investigate and a male was arrested and charged with arson within 18 hours of the fire being extinguished. - KENNETH LEGER

CHUCK LOWE

Saugus operates this 1997 Freightliner FL80/3D medium duty res­ cue that served Massport Logan until 2016.

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CHUCK LOWE

Southwick originally operated this 1994 Pierce Dash 1500/1000/40F. It was retired when a new apparatus was acquired in 2019. It has since been acquired by the town of Spencer and placed into service as their Engine 1.

PATRICK KERRIGAH

Dunstable Tanker 1 responded to Saugus, MA on a District 6 Task force activation for their large brush fire in the Breakheart Reservation. Tanker 1 supplied thousands of gallons of water to handlines and mutual aid forestries while operating.


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Five Points o f C om m and M ayday/LG D D C ase S tu d ies Presented by Commissioner/Chief of Department Michael Lombardo Buffalo (NY) Fire Department

A cohesive and smart incident action plan is critical and key to successfully controlling the chaos that we so often respond to. The IAP in tandem with well developed, Standard Operating Procedures and Riding Assignments will provide a safer and more efficient fireground that is focused on success. Whether you are a new firefighter, or the chief of department having, implementing, and understanding the incident action plan will provide the clarity and coordination for a safe and successful operation. The class is for the firefighter, company officer, as well as chief officers with specific emphasis on Truck/Ladder Company operations and riding assignments. The perspective may change somewhat of how different members operating look at this plan, but the overall focus is the same. The class will also provide a framework for one of the most challenging incidents we will ever deal with, an active MAYDAY situation. The assessment will include a review of case studies involving single and multiple LODD’s and how the Incident Commander, Company Officer, Mayday member, and Firefighters on the fireground deal with MAYDAY situations. In closing, an analysis of how Incident Action Plans, Standard Operating Procedures, and Riding Assignments can be leveraged to provide for a safer and more efficient fireground will be discussed Mike Lombardo is a forty-four (44) year veteran of the fire service having served as the Commissioner and Chief of Department of the Buffalo (NY) Fire Department. He is a two-time Firehouse Magazine Heroism Award recipient (1988 and 1994) and the recipient of the FDIC Tom Brennan Training Achievement Award. Chief Lombardo has completed near-miss investigations in Scranton (PA) and Claymont (DE) as well as completing a review of the San Francisco (CA) Fire Department leadership team and a safety audit of the Boston (MA) Fire Department. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fire Department Training Network where he developed and presents a Fire Command program. Chief Lombardo currently serves with the Christiana (DE) and East Amherst (NY) Fire Departments. He lectures and consults on a variety of fire service topics throughout North America.

Location: Cape Cod Regional Technical High School 351 Pleasant Lake Avenue Harwich, MA Dates: Thursday October 13 Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Program Cost: $60.00 ea. includes all program costs, continental breakfast and lunch Make Checks payable to: Cape & Islands Fire Chiefs Association C/O Fire Chief Robert Moran, Brewster Fire Department 1657 Main Street Brewster, MA 02631 Space is limited to 100 attendees! Reserve your spot asap! For more program information contact: Brewster Fire Chief Robert Moran at 508-896-7018 or at efdchfrgm@msn.com

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Over Memorial Day weekend, I toured a few fire departments in Cape Cod, includ­ ing the Dennis Fire Department. I went to both Stations 1 and 2 and got a tour of some apparatus at Station 1. Station 2 houses an engine and an ambulance. Sta­ tion 1 houses a ladder truck, 3 engines, a utility pickup, 3 ambulances, dive team truck, a forestry truck and several boats both in-station and docked on the water. The first piece of apparatus shown off is Ladder 110, a 1994 E-One with a 110-ft. aerial. The ladder is not pre-piped for water, so there is a portable ladder pipe lo­ cated on the truck. The truck is dedicated in honor of Lt. Paul Mitchell, who lost his life after 9/11. There is also a memorial with two pieces of steel from the World Trade Center to honor those who died. Also toured was Engine 112, a 2021 Pierce with a 500-gallon tank and 1500-GPM pump. There was also an old reserve engine in Station 1 while one of their engines was out of service for repairs. Both Sta­ tions 1 and 2 are staffed 24/7 with crews who cross-staff the engines and ambu­ lances. Thank you to the crew for the tours of the apparatus! THOMAS MARRA

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THIS OLD HOUSE If you have photos you would like to see in our “This Old House” feature, please upload them on our website, www.lstResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@lstResponderNews.com.

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Driver Transported from Two-Car Crash in W altham WALTHAM, MA - Around 4:45 P.M. September 20th, Waltham Fire dispatched Engine 3 and Medic 1 to a two-car crash at Main Street and Barbara Road. The driver of one of the vehi­ cles was transported to Newton Wellesley Hospital with minor injuries. CHUCK LOWE

The Bolton Fire Department occupied the small single-story structure at 9 Wattaquadock Hill Rd. be­ ginning in 1930. Before becoming a firehouse, the building served as First Baptist Church (1841), The Center School (1864), and the Hearse House (1898). Although the department no longer runs inservice apparatus out of this building, it has been used to store the town's 1958 American LaFrance 800 in recent years.

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In Middleborough, a 3000-gallon Fouts tanker built on a 2017 Kenworth chassis runs as Tanker 2. PETER LOBO

P rom otion in W altham Fire D epartm ent WALTHAM, MA - Waltham Fire Department promoted Captain Bob Lahey to Suppression Deputy on August 8th. Bob was hired October 15,1995, and was Captain of Squad 5 stationed at the Moody Street station for many years. Pictured (L to R): Bob, retired Chief Tom Macinnis and Deputy Tim Pratt.


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CHANGE OF QUARTERS If your department has photos you would like to see in our “Change of Quarters” feature, please upload them on our website, www.lstResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@lstResponderNews.com

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Windham Firefighters recently returned to their headquarters following a $4.3 million expansion. The project included a 15,247-square-foot addition that nearly doubled the size of the existing Public Safety Building at 375 Gray Rd. This new complex features five apparatus bays, a decontamination area, living quarters for fire personnel, and office areas. A detached three-bay space for vehicle and evidence storage was also constructed for the Police Department.

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