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HISTORIC HOME GUTTED BY TWO-ALARM FIRE IN FITCHBURG

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Fitchburg, MA - Fitchburg and Leominster firefighters battled a two-alarm fire on Prospect Street in the city early on the afternoon of September 2nd. Fire Alarm received one call for a building fire in the upper common section of the city. - See full story on page 16

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

Plympton Fire Dept. operates two brush breakers. Unit 184 is the smaller of the two. This truck was built by EJ Murphy on a 1992 Ford F Chassis. It has a 200-GPM pump with 450-gallons of water on board. CHUCK LOWE

Wayland Forestry 1 is a 2015 Ford F-450 4x4 that carries 200-gallons of water. It has a 125-GPM pump.

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A 1966 Ford Mustang convertible was pushed out by firefighters after suffering damage due to the fire.

Garage Fire in Holbrook Destroys Classic Car Holbrook, MA - Around 11:45 A.M. on the morning of Monday, September 10th, the Holbrook Fire Department responded to a report of a car fire inside a garage at 14 French Road. Companies arrived to find heavy JUMP TO FILE# fire showing from 091018128 the detached garage. The fire was impinging on the occupied one-story residence in front of the garage. A working fire was requested, bringing a Randolph engine and Avon ambulance to the scene, and a Braintree engine to coverage. Crews advanced a hand line and were able to knock down the heavy fire before entering the garage to knock down hot spots. Firefighters pushed out a Volkswagen Jetta, which may have been the origin of the fire, and extinguished the fire inside of the engine compartment. Crews were able to have the bulk of the fire knocked down within 15 minutes and remained onscene hitting hot spots and overhauling. Firefighters later pushed out a 1966 Ford Mustang convertible that suffered fire, heat and smoke damage inside the garage. While the cause of the fire is still under investigation, it is believed that the owner of the home was working on one of the vehicles inside the garage when the fire broke out. No injuries were reported. - PAT TRAVERS

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Firehouse Expo

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Finley Fire Equipment

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Motorcycle Accident with Injuries in Falmouth

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Greenwood Emergency

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Kimtek

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Long Island Mega Show

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Mid Atlantic Rescue

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Nassau Fire Apparatus

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New England Marine

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Marion Body

Falmouth, MA - Falmouth police received a call on September 17th around 8:45 P.M. for a motorcycle accident on Menauhant Road and Ocean Avenue. The motorcyclist apparently illegally passed several cars before crashing on a curve. Upon the arrival of Engine 21 and Ambulance 39, the motorcyclist was unconscious with multiple head traumas and transported to a Boston Hospital.

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Minuteman Fire & Rescue

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New England Fire Equip.

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Penflex, Inc.

Shaker Auto Group

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Oxford FIRE-EMS members Captain Sellers, Firefighter Williams and Lieutenant Fitzgibbons stop for a quick photo after clearing the scene of an extinguished structure fire in Webster, MA.

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Suspected Overdose Leads to Tier 1 in Marlborough

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Marlborough, MA - The Marlborough Fire Department, along with members of the state hazmat team, responded for an apparent drug overdose on Parkview Lane on September 12th. One patient was transported to an area hospital. The incident is still under investigation.


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North Carolina: Michael Goodnight, 55 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: July 4, 2018 Death Date: July 4, 2018 Fire Department: West Liberty Fire Department Initial Summary: While responding to a reported traffic incident, Firefighter Michael Goodnight was involved in a two motor vehicle accident and was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other adult civilians in the second vehicle involved in the accident had to be extricated from their vehicle and were airlifted to a hospital. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol continues to investigate the accident.

Wisconsin: Cory Barr, 34 Rank: Captain Incident Date: July 10, 2018 Death Date: July 10, 2018 Fire Department: Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department Initial Summary: Captain Cory Barr responded with crews to a report of a natural gas leak after a contractor struck a natural gas main in downtown Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. After the firefighters, along with law enforcement, arrived on scene to investigate the source of the leak and evacuate the area, there was an explosion that leveled multiple buildings. Captain Barr suffered injuries after being knocked down under a rubble pile as a result of the explosion and was transported by Sun Prairie EMS to UW Madison where he later passed away. A second firefighter was also injured in the explosion and is in critical, but stable, condition. A third firefighter with a minor injury was also admitted to a hospital. Three additional firefighters, one police officer, and seven civilians also suffered minor injuries. New York: Michael F. Cherubini, 71 Rank: Lieutenant Incident Date: July 4, 2018 Death Date: July 4, 2018

Fire Department: Hague Volunteer Fire Department Initial Summary: While riding as a passenger in a brush truck, at a parade in a nearby town, Lieutenant Cherubini became ill. His wife, who is also a member of the department and was the driver of the brush truck, immediately drove home. He was helped inside of his house by his wife and collapsed soon after. The nature and cause of the medical emergency has yet to be determined.

California: Braden Varney, 36 Rank: Firefighter/Equipment Operator Incident Date: July 14, 2018 Death Date: July 14, 2018 Fire Department: CAL FIRE Initial Summary: Firefighter/Equipment Operator Braden Varney was assigned to the Madera-Mariposa CAL FIRE unit, which has been fighting the 130-acre Ferguson Fire in the Sierra National Forest. On 07/14/2018, Firefighter/Equipment Operator Varney was working on a ridge to create a fire break. The bulldozer Varney was operating overturned and rolled down the ridge causing Varney to suffer fatal injuries. The wreckage was spotted by airplane on 07/15/2018 and crews reached the site and removed Varney's body on 07/16/2018. The accident is being investigated by Cal/OSHA. New York: Zachary J. Fazekas, 19 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: July 14, 2018 Death Date: July 14, 2018 Fire Department: New Hyde Park Fire Department Initial Summary: While driving to an EMS training class, Firefighter Zachary Fazekas was involved in a single vehicle accident and ejected from his motorcycle. Fazekas was pronounced dead at the scene from the injuries he sustained in the accident.


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Harwich Fire Dept. Receives AFG Grant

Chief Lynch delivers his remarks.

K. LEGER

Bristol County Officials Remember 9/11, 17 Years Later Fall River, MA - Bristol County Public Safety officials gathered at Battleship Cove in Fall River on September 11th to remember the fallen from September 11th, 2001. The day began with the ringing of a bell from the bow of a navy destroyer, berthed in the cove, followed by the singing of our National Anthem. Remarks were given by the President of Battleship Cove, the Mayor of the City, the Sheriff of Bristol County, and Fire Chief

JUMP TO FILE #091118107 John Lynch. Chief Lynch and Deputy Chief Aguiar then laid a wreath at the State Memorial to Massachusetts victims of 9/11, which was followed by a 21 gun salute fired from the Battleship. Taps was then played by a member of the US Navy, followed by the release of white doves. Benediction was given by Fire

Chaplain, Fr. Michael Racine, then Amazing Grace was played by a lone bagpiper. The US Navy brass quintet then closed the ceremony by playing America the Beautiful, along with a selection of patriotic songs. Battleship Cove is the location of the official state memorial to honor the Commonwealth's victims from the terrorist attack on America. - KENNETH LEGER

Harwich, MA - The Harwich Fire Department received notification on September 7th from the Federal Emergency Management Agencies Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program that their grant program had been accepted. The award memo stated, “The purpose of the Assistance to Firefighters Program is to protect the health and safety of the public and firefighting personnel against fire and fire-related hazards. After careful consideration, FEMA has determined that the recipient's project or projects submitted as part of the recipient's application, and detailed in the project narrative as well as the request details section of the application - including budget information - was consistent with the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program's purpose and worthy of award.” The FEMA website describes the program as follows: “The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources necessary for protecting the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.” This is the sixth award for the Harwich Fire Department since the

JUMP TO FILE #091318112 program began, totaling more than $500,000 in equipment and training money. The funding of this grant will allow the department to replace all of its nozzles and valves, purchase portable master stream equipment, and replace the department’s ladder pipe and all of the hydrant and intake valves. “By completing this through a grant program there is minimal impact to the taxpayer and it gives the department the ability to complete the project all at once, standardizing the department’s operations,” said Chief Norman Clarke, Jr. Chief Clarke went on to thank Congressman Keating, Senator Warren and Senator Markey for the information and support their offices provided throughout this process. As part of the program, FEMA provides training and guidance through the Regional Grant Offices. Each year the Department works closely with David L. Parr, the Regional Fire Program Specialist for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program - DHS / FEMA - Region 1 to ensure the requirements are met for the program. Mr. Parr’s assistance is invaluable in both the application process and subsequent award. - HARWICH FD

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Danvers Fire Department (Essex County) once operated this 1962 American LaFrance 1000/200 pumper. It is shown here in yellow while it was assigned to Engine Co. 5. K. LEGER


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

Multiple big lines stretched and operating.

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Fire Erupts at Auto Salvage Property in Middleboro Middleboro, MA - Around 9:30 A.M. on September 6th, the Middleboro Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at Zion's Auto Salvage, located at 128 Bedford Street (Route-18). Companies arrived to find heavy fire in a pile of scrap metal near the rear of the property. A working fire assignment was requested. Middleboro Tower-1, a Bridgewater engine company, and Massachusetts Department of Fire

JUMP TO FILE #090618106 Service's Rehab Unit were called to the scene. A Lakeville engine was sent to cover Middleboro's Fire Station. Due to companies tying into a hydrant on either side of Route-18, the road was shut down to traffic. Multiple deck guns, hand lines and a ladder pipe were all utilized to knock down the heavy fire. Heavy

equipment operators pulled the large pile apart so that crews could get water on the deep-seated fire. Crews were able to knock down the heavy fire within one hour, and continued to hit hot spots in the pile of scrap metal. DEP was requested to monitor the water run off from the fire. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is unknown. - PAT TRAVERS

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Oxford FIRE-EMS Captain Ken Sellers riding in the 2018 Pan Mass Challenge to raise money for cancer research. Capt. Sellers has participated in the Pan Mass Challenge for the last several years to help fight back against cancer.

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Holbrook Fire Lieutenant Eric Beltramini picking up at a recent working fire.


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A Valuable Commodity Chaplain's Corner Didymus McHugh

They say that trust is a valuable commodity, and it is. Many times trust has to be earned and not blindly given, except for some rare groups of people. One group of people that trust is given to is emergency services. Emergency services are trusted because when people call 911, they trust us with their lives, the lives of loved ones, and their property. They trust that we know what we are doing and that we can help the situation. We not only get people’s trust, but people also put their hope in us. When emergency services roll, we get situations that are beyond the client's skill set or resources. A mother hands over a child who is not breathing and they are hoping that we can bring breath to the child’s lungs. A family that has just found a relative on the floor, who has no heartbeat, is hoping that a defibulator and crew can perform CPR to give that person a heartbeat once again. Emergency services does not get the easy calls. We get called when a car may be wrapped around a tree or telephone pole. The crew has to work within the Golden Hour to get the person to the hospital. There may be a person trapped in a burning house. There may be hostages in a bank or supermarket, that law enforcement needs to rescue. In many situations, emergency services is given the trust and people put all their hope in us. Sometimes we may actually think about all the responsibility that is thrust upon us and it can be overwhelming. We know that when we have little innocent lives, it effects the crews even more. We know that the family put all their hope in us. Sometimes it is like they think that we can always bring people back from the dead. We also put our trust and hope in our officers and crew. We trust that our tools and our training will not fail us. We trust that our officers will utilize the resources that are available to them. There are even times when emergency services may feel helpless. Emergency Responders may have all the training in their brain, the skill set at their fingertips, but they may not have the proper tools to do the work needed. One of the guys that I used to work with felt that way. He was extensively trained in heavy rescue and on a great team that performed vehicle extrications often. Well, he was following a relative who got into a really bad car accident. He felt helpless because the tools that he used were not there. His truck was not there. His crew was not there. He saw his relative in pain and

knew how important the Golden Hour was, but he could not do anything to get the relative out. He had to put his hope that the town he was in would send the crew in time and that the crew would have the tools and knowledge to do what was necessary. There are times where we know what to do and can do it, but the officers will not allow it to be done. We may feel helpless but we may not have the same situational awareness that the officer may have. They may have the big picture in view and see that the floors are going to give out, or that the roof may collapse. BUT that does not take away the fact that some of the emergency service workers feel helpless. It may even be extremely difficult for us to handle after the incident, especially if there is a loss of life. I recently asked a group of emergency responders if they would have joined emergency services if they knew the horrors that they would be seeing. Like I figured, they said that they would do the job no matter what. To me, that is the answer of a true emergency responder; sacrifice ourselves for our fellow man. I, personally, hope that emergency services knows that the work that is done is noble work and that they should not feel helpless if they are doing all that they can and are trained to do. Anytime that emergency services has doubts they can always put the hope in God. If you do feel that you may have doubts or may feel helpless and need to talk with someone, you can reach out to a chaplain or someone from your local crisis team. We can always have people put their hope into God. He is always here for you. Thank you for all you do. Stay safe, Didymus McHugh

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THEN & NOW

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FUTURE 1st RESPONDERS

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Oxford FIRE-EMS Firefighter Kevin Holstrom breaking in Future First Responder, baby Everett.

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Large Power Outage Affects Waltham Residents

Waltham, MA - On September 25th, Waltham Engine 8 reported a power line down on Trapelo Road, near their station. The wire was burning mulch, so they requested Eversource Electric to respond immediately. A large area of north Waltham was without power and several business had power surges. At the same time, Engines 3 and 7, Rescue 1 and Tower 1 were dispatched to the National Archive Records Center on Trapelo Road for smoke in the building. The building had a slight smoke condition which was attributed to a power surge. Because of the federal records, the fire department vented the building and supplied supplemental electricity until the electric company could restore power.


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

Not Sure What to Cook?....Stuff It! FORK & HOSE CO. a Food Blog by A.J. Fusco

Anytime I have a difficult time figuring out what to make at the firehouse, I usually end up stuffing some peppers. Peppers are a great “vehicle” for stuffing because they are basically a blank canvas flavorwise, especially the watery bell pepper variety; and when it comes time to decide what flavor profile you are going for, have fun with it. Here are some classic combi-

nations: -Mexican (Rice, Beans, Ground Beef, Taco Seasoning, Cheddar) -Greek (Rice, Kalamata Olives, Tomato, Onion, Grilled Chicken, Tzatziki Sauce) -Tuscan (Cannellini Beans, Fresh Rosemary, Mushrooms, Ground Pork) -Chicken Parm (Ground Chicken, Tomato Sauce, Garlic, Mozzarella) -Asian (Rice, Bok Choy, Ground Beef, Hoisin Sauce) Stuffed peppers make great firehouse meals because you don’t need five different pots and pans so clean up is nice and easy, which I am sure the entire crew will ap-

preciate! All you need is a baking/sheet pan, cast iron pan, or any ovenproof skillet. They are also a great way to introduce healthier cooking into the firehouse through the use of more vegetables and portion control. Because it takes a little longer to eat, you tend to eat less. So next time you need to come up with something new for the firehouse menu, think about stuffing some peppers. And don’t forget to Stay Safe, Eat Well! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @forkandhoseco@gmail.com Check out our website www.forkandhoseco.com for more recipes!

CHICKEN SAUSAGE-STUFFED PEPPERS W/QUICK MUSHROOM RAGU Serves 3

STUFFED PEPPER INGREDIENTS:

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Oxford FIRE-EMS Firefighters Decelles and Belanger smile for the camera after clearing the scene of a reported basement fire.

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This 1946 Mack Pumper once operated as Ashland Engine 1. This apparatus is now in the possession of the AFD Firefighters Association. It was donated by a member that previously acquired it for his own use.

1 Cup Cooked Rice, White or Brown 4 Bell Peppers, cut in half lengthwise and seeded, ribs removed 1 lb. Chicken Sausage 1 Yellow Onion, sliced thin 1 Cubanelle Pepper, seeded and sliced thin 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt, to taste 1 Cup Panko Breadcrumbs ½ Cup Parmesan Cheese

STUFFED PEPPER PROCEDURE: -Preheat oven to 400* -In a large skillet over medium heat, add a little olive oil and the chicken sausage. Brown and cook through. Remove and set aside. -Add the Cubanelle pepper and onions, sauté until onion is translucent. Add the garlic and stir to prevent burning. Remove and place in a bowl with the rice. -Chop the sausage into bite size pieces and add to the rice/pepper/onion bowl. Taste and adjust seasoning. -In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, parmesan and a drizzle of olive oil. -Pour the mushroom ragu

(recipe below) into a baking pan. Place the halved peppers on top and stuff with the rice mixture. Top each pepper with the breadcrumb mixture. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are golden brown. QUICK MUSHROOM RAGU INGREDIENTS:

8 oz. Package of Mushrooms, chopped 28 oz. Crushed Tomatoes 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped 1 Tsp. Dry Basil 1 Tsp. Chili Flakes

PROCEDURE:

-In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add enough olive oil to just cover bottom. Add the chopped mushrooms and stir until all the water is out of them and they start to brown. Lower the heat to low, add the chili flake, garlic and dried basil. When the garlic just starts to color, add the tomatoes. Cook at a simmer while you assemble the peppers.


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Historic Home Gutted by Two-Alarm Fire in Fitchburg Fitchburg, MA - Fitchburg and Leominster firefighters battled a two-alarm fire on Prospect Street in the city early on the afternoon of September JUMP TO FILE# 2nd. Fire Alarm re- 090518101 ceived one call for a building fire in the upper common section of the city. Three engines and a tower ladder were dispatched out. Crews arrived to find heavy fire venting from several windows on the 'A' side of the building. Firefighters knocked the heavy fire down with several lines and attempted an aggressive interior attack. The fire already had a major head start and crews were pulled out of the building. An exterior attack of multiple hand lines and two ladder pipes was set up. Firefighters had a majority of the heavy fire knocked down in about 30 minutes. - DAVID BRYCE

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Fitchburg FFs Kevin Machado and Skyler Kozloski work a hand line in the front of the building.

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Fitchburg Engine 2 Lt. Robert DaCosta takes out a window on the 'C' side of the building.

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Ten Students Transported Following Bus Incident in Fall River Fall River, MA - Around 4:00 P.M. on September 27th, Fall River Fire and EMS units responded to a report of a school bus operating erratically. When Police JUMP TO FILE# caught up to the bus 092718108 they found a number of students suffering scrapes, bruises, and possible neck injuries. EMS commanders called for multiple rescues that depleted all city rescues, and dispatch had to call for mutual aid ambulances from surrounding communities. Students were transported to both Charlton Memorial and St. Anne's Hospitals. Witnesses at the scene described the bus swerving from side to side and braking hard moments before it was stopped by police. Frantic parents were seen arriving on scene looking for their children. - KENNETH LEGER

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Stoneham Explorers Play Role in Airport Emergency Landing Beverly, MA - Members of the Stoneham Fire Explorer Program and members of the Danvers Law Enforcement Explorer Program, who were volunteering at the JUMP TO FILE# Beverly Regional 091118110 Airshow on Sunday, September 9th, were called into action when the airport declared an emergency. A 17-year-old female student pilot had just taken off from the airport when it was discovered that the plane had lost a wheel. Stoneham and Danvers Explorers were tasked with deploying assets to the Cherry Hill Office Park to disperse crowds of spectators from an area that had been predesignated as a crash zone. Within minutes of the request, the crash zone had been cleared. The pilot was then guided by her instructor via radio and she made a successful emergency landing. The pilot was not hurt in the incident. The half hour long incident put into place the emergency plans that had been developed for such incidents. While there were some tense moments, the outcome was as well as could be expected. - MICHAEL SOPER

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A 17-year-old student pilot landed safely after the plane she was flying lost a wheel while taking off from Beverly Regional Airport.

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Oxford FIRE-EMS Firefighter Belanger comforts "Fin" after he was startled by the sound of activated smoke alarms in his home.

Lexington Mass operated this 1958 Mack B95-F as Engine 3. It had a 750-GPM pump and a 500-gallon water tank. The truck was retired many years ago. It was acquired by a collector in Lunenburg Mass who keeps it in excellent condition.


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Vehicle News

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Driver Takes Down Old & New Utility Poles in Hinsdale Hinsdale, MA - At 4:19 P.M. on August 30th, the Hinsdale Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the area of 619 Robinson Road for a one-car MVA. Chief Larry Turner, along with eight firefighters and EMTs responded, manning Rescue 4, Command 1 and Ambulance 5. On arrival crews were confronted with a Subaru SUV that had gone off the road, taking down a new utility pole as well as the old pole which had not yet been removed. The lone occupant of the vehicle, a woman, had selfextricated before first responders' arrival. After evaluation by EMTs, she was transported to Berkshire Medical Center with

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JUMP TO FILE #090518108 non-life-threatening injuries. Rescue 4 and Command 1 remained on the scene for an extended period of time because the vehicle had to be lifted off the base of one pole which was pushing up the floor board. Once the pole base removal operation was completed, the car was towed and Eversource Energy proceeded with the remaining repair work to clear the wires and replace the pole. All Hinsdale units returned to service at 7:14 P.M.

Franklin Fire Rescue has taken delivery of Engine 1's 2018 Ferrara Inferno 1500/750. This truck replaces a 2007 Pierce Quantum.

- RICHARD SCIALABBA

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Westfield Fire Dept. has placed a 2018 Pierce Velocity pumper into service as Engine 4. This new apparatus is painted black-over-red to match the Pierce tower ladder that runs from the same house. It has a 1250-GPM pump, 750-gallon water tank and 30-gallons of class 'A' foam. The "old" Engine 4, a 2011 Pierce Velocity, has been reassigned to Engine 3 on Southampton Road.


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Holbrook Firefighter John Curley at a recent working fire.

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MEMORIES If your department has photos you would like to see in our “Memories� feature please upload them on our website www.1RBN.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com

Crews battle a house fire at 349 Harvard St.

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Working Fire Damages Home in Fall River Fall River, MA - Around 9:30 P.M. on Saturday night, September 22nd, firefighters responded to 349 Harvard Street for a reported fire. While responding, Engine 12 reported smoke in the area and moments later arrived on scene with a working fire in the attic. Engines 2 and 6, Platform 1, Ladder 4 and Heavy Rescue 1 responded with Car 2 as command in addition to Engine 12. Car 2 established Harvard command and went to work. Engine 12 stretched attack lines into the one-and-a--half story structure while Engine 2 laid a supply line to feed Engine 12. The crew of Platform 1 used ground ladders to access the roof

JUMP TO FILE #092318100 to ventilate and expose hidden fire underneath. Command called for a Medical Rescue to treat the occupants of the home, an elderly couple, who had escaped on their own but were experiencing discomfort from being in the smoke-filled home. The home sustained heavy fire damage in the attic space with the weakening and collapse of parts of the roof, along with smoke and water damage throughout the home.

Swansea Mass' 1966 Mack C pumper saw duty as Engines 1, 2 & 8. This classic rig had a 1000GPM pump and a 500-gallon water tank. The apparatus is currently owned & maintained by a private collector. CHUCK LOWE

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Firefighters ventilate the roof.

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Malden Emergency Center, the only non-profit rescue agency in Metro Fire, has operated several pieces of apparatus in its 65 years of service. The most memorable was a green Mack-B85 that was acquired from the Hull Mass Fire Department. It was red when it ran there as HFD Rescue 1.


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Brewster Fire/Rescue Receives Two Federal Assistance to Firefighters Grants

Chief John Lynch addresses the gathering.

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Fall River Dedicates New Platform Ladder Truck Fall River, MA - The Fall River Fire Department dedicated a new platform tower ladder on August 30th. Politicians, firefighters, and the general public gathered at the Stanley Street Station to place in service a 2018 Ferrara, 85-foot heavy duty aerial truck, as Platform 1. The ceremony began with Fire Chief John Lynch welcoming everyone to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. After recognizing all of

JUMP TO FILE #090118100 the gathered dignitaries, the Chief invited the Mayor to speak and asked the Department Chaplain to bless the apparatus and all who will ride on her, while the members laid their hands on the truck. Captain Michael Shea, Company Commander, then climbed into

the bucket of the retiring Platform truck to flow water from the heavy stream appliance fog nozzle to gently christen the new truck. Members then dried off the new truck with commemorative towels produced for the occasion. Everyone then gathered at the truck to symbolically push the apparatus into its new home. - KENNETH LEGER

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Oxford FIRE-EMS Group 4 with Deputy Chief Belanger and Interim Chief Ford. This would be the last day Chief Ford served the Town of Oxford with this group. Thank you Chief. CAPT. RDL

Brewster, MA - Brewster Fire/Rescue has been awarded two Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) in the amount of $236,799.00. The first grant is a Fire Prevention grant in the amount of $37,275.00 that will allow the department to purchase a mobile fire safety education trailer to be used to support and improve our efforts to bring dynamic and valuable fire and life safety education training to local and regional schools, assisted living facilities, the local Councilon-Aging, senior housing complexes, and various community events throughout the year. It will also be used to sustain our new innovative 'Visit the Neighborhoods' fire and life safety program that we will launch in 2019. Firefighter/Paramedic Michael Herrmann, who is one of our certified educators, assisted in developing and writing this grant application. The second award in the amount of $199,524.00 is an Operations and Safety grant that will allow the department to purchase and equip our three ambulances with new stretchers and power loading devices. On average our personnel respond to over 2200 annual emergency medical runs, resulting in approximately 1700 transports. During these transports, stretchers are lifted and lowered an average of seven times, producing 11,900 events of

JUMP TO FILE #090718103 this type during which our firefighters can be exposed to potential career ending injuries. Once purchased and installed, the state-of-the-art power stretchers and loading devices will significantly reduce the potential for staff injuries and notably improve patient safety while strengthening the level of emergency medical services we provide the community. Since 2010 the Brewster Fire Department has received approximately 1.2-million-dollars in highly competitive FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grants to fund the purchase of equipment, including portable and mobile radios, pagers, personal protective equipment, firefighter safety equipment, stretchers, and stretcher loading devices. A portion of these monies also funded the wages and benefits for two new firefighter/paramedics for a two year period. The Brewster Fire Department pledges to continue our proactive efforts to search for and find innovative grant programs and opportunities designed to reduce the level of financial responsibility placed on our local residents and property owners by our organization. - ROBERT MORAN


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DEPARTMENT PROFILE

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The town of Somers is located in the northwest corner of Tolland County, along the Massachusetts border. Approximately 12,000 people live in this town. In 2017 they generated just under 1300 incidents for the SFD. The lions share of these calls, 888, were for EMS.

Somers Fire Department is a volunteer department supplemented by a career staff that works Monday through Friday, 6AM to 6PM. The career firefighters are members of IAFF Local 4284. They are dispatched by Tolland County 911 along with 15 other agencies. They are Station 46 with all apparatus numbered accordingly. The department operates a pair of Rescue Pumpers that were purchased in 2013. They are designated Squad 146 & Squad 246. Built by 4 Guys on Spartan Gladiator chassis, they have nearly identical specs. Each of them has a 1500-GPM pump and carries 1000-gallons of water with 30gallons of foam. Each truck has tech rescue equipment that is specific to the unit.

Two tankers round out the fleet of suppression apparatus. Tanker 146 is their newest acquisition, a 2015 Kenworth T-800 3000-gallon eliptical tanker with a 1250-GPM pump built by 4 Guys. The other tanker, built in 2007, is a Kenworth 2500-gallon tanker with 1500-GPM pump that was produced by KME.

EMS services are provided with a pair of Dodge/Lifeline ambulances that were purchased in 2011 & 2015. The department also has a small fleet of support vehicles, including Service 146, a 2015 Ford F-150 Super Duty that often pulls their Zodiac. - CHUCK LOWE

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Vehicle News The Simsbury Fire Department has upgraded the fleet at their Tariffville Station with a new Engine and Rescue. Engine Co. 16 received a 2018 Spartan Metrostar 1500-GPM pumper that was built by 4 Guys. It carries 1000-gallons of water and replaces a 1994 Emergency One. The new Rescue 15 was built by local manufacturer Gowans Knight on a 2017 Ford F550 4x4 chassis that was supplied by the department. This light duty rescue replaces a 1993 International that was built by Ranger.

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New Britain Heat Treating Plant Heavily Damaged by Three-Alarm Fire New Britain, CT - A threealarm fire caused heavy damage to the New Britain Heat Treating Corporation at 216 Whiting Street around 4:00 P.M. on JUMP TO FILE# September 17th. 091818130 Heavy fire was showing upon arrival of the first fire companies. The fire burned for several hours, as burning oil kept fueling the flames. Two firefighters were sent to the hospital where they were treated and released for exposure to chemicals. Foam units from Hartford and Waterbury responded to the scene. Quint 3 from West Hartford was also put into service on scene. The cause of the fire is being investigated. - MICHAEL CARENZA JR

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Avon FD Hosts State Convention to Celebrate 75th Anniversary Avon, CT - In September, the Avon Fire Department celebrated its 75th anniversary with three days of events. This included a carnival, fireworks and a parade. Fire companies from around Connecticut showed up on Sunday, September 16th, for the parade that coincided with the state convention. Trophies were awarded to the following participants: - Best Overall: Thomaston FD - Best Appearing Apparatus: Long Hill FD (Trumbell) - Best Appearing in Coats: Tunxis Hose (Unionville) - Best Appearing in Shirts: Waterwitch Hose (New Milford) - Best Appearing Company 15 or Under: Harwinton - Best Appearing without Music: Lisbon FD - Best Appearing Color Guard: Tunxis Hose (Unionville) - Best Appearing Ladies Aux: Tunxix Hose (Unionville) - Best Appearing Juniors: East Hartland - Most Firefighters in Line:

JUMP TO FILE #091918116 Tunxis Hose (Unionville) - Best Musical Unit: St. Peters Drum Corp (Torrington) - Best Custom Apparatus: Old Saybrook FD - Best Commercial Apparatus: Winchester FD - Best Aerial Apparatus: White Hills Co. 5 (Shelton) - Best Tanker: Lisbon FD - Best Engine Tanker: East Farmington FD - Best Rescue: Huntington Co. 3 (Shelton) - Best Brush Truck: Drakeville FD (Torrington) - Best Chiefs Car: East Great Plain FD (Norwich) - Best Motorized Antique: Lyme Fire Co. - Best Hand Drawn Apparatus: Waterwitch Co. 2 (New Milford) - Furthest Distance Traveled: Lisbon FD - CHUCK LOWE

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

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

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

- BILL PACKER Executive Vice President eLEND

gram a valuable resource for heroes in our community looking for home financing.” Grant provides help to homebuyers Many buyers wait patiently on the sidelines, saving money and watching interest rates rise. Unlike many other home buying assistance programs, eLEND’s Advantage Program provides a grant for the down pay-

ment. These resources can immediately build a borrower’s buying power, helping them act on a purchase more quickly for either that first home, or a move-up home as the family has grown and needs more space. Qualified buyers can receive grants up to 2% of the purchase price, minimizing the

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

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Helicopter Crash in Highgate Sends Out First Responders Highgate, VT - On September 8th, AmCare Ambulance Service, Highgate Fire Department, Vermont State Police, Swanton Police Department and US Border JUMP TO FILE# Patrol responded to 090918108 the Franklin County Airport in Highgate for a helicopter crash. One patient was transported by AmCare Ambulance Service to a local hospital with minor injuries. The helicopter was hovering about 15-feet off the ground when a gust of wind caused the pilot to lose control, causing the helicopter to crash just before the airport. The crash is under investigation by the FAA. - GREG RAMSDELL

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

1926 Maxim Motors Fire Pump on display.

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Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Society Holds Annual Truck Show

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The new department patch for the Harmony FD, located in Glocester, RI.

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The Chopmist Hill Fire Department in Scituate, RI operates a 1999 Ford F-550 as Brush 63. It flows 300-GPM with tank capacities of 300 water and 30 foam. The truck was purchased through various fundraising campaigns and did not cost the taxpayers a cent.

Johnston, RI - The Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Society held their annual antique fire truck show at the Johnston War Memorial Park in Johnston, R.I., on Sunday, September JUMP TO FILE# 9th. Owners 091018100 brought their lovingly restored antique fire trucks to show off to the attendees. One section of the park was reserved for Ahrens-Fox apparatus and it was filled with sparkling trucks. Another section was reserved for ladder trucks, from straight sticks to tower ladders, this area was also filled to capacity. Several pumps, including an Ahrens-Fox, drafted from the pond to feed heavy stream appliances and a water tower. Smoky Bear and Sparky walked the grounds greeting visitors to the delight of small children and their families. The Johnston Fire department set up their fire safe house for tours, and the Johnston Historical Society had an interesting display of appliances and apparatus. A deejay provided entertainment while the Providence Canteen provided refreshments. During the show a chainsaw artist created two beautiful carvings of an eagle in flight and a lighthouse that were raffled off to lucky winners. Numerous fire memorabilia vendors were set up and selling their wares while the Society had T-shirts and hats for sale to benefit the group. - KENNETH LEGER

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Dump Truck Rolls Over at Swanton Construction Site JAMES FORTIN JR

Holden Maine recently took delivery of Engine 392, a 2018 International 7500/E-One 1500/1500.

Stanton, VT - On August 28th the Swanton Fire Department responded to Grand Avenue for a dump truck that rolled over at a construction site. The truck was a total loss. There were no reported injuries.


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Firefighting in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1741-1917 ON THE BOOK SHELF

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Firefighting in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1741-1917 By Chris Eline, Nancy Rutman and Karen Samuels Available from: Karen Samuels karensameuls0@gmail.com (note, number “0”) or from Amazon.com Price: $34.95 This book is softcover, 8 inches by 10 inches, and is 136 pages long. It was put together by the exhaustive research of the three authors mentioned above. I am really not a history buff, but after reviewing this book I was totally impressed by their dedication and relentless pursuit in the details and contents of this book. All are residents of Bethlehem and Chris was a member of the BFD for 24 years. This book is actually a history of four fire departments which represented four sections of the city: North Side, South Side, West Side and Northampton Heights. Bethlehem, nicknamed the “Christmas City”, is in Northampton County and was founded in 1741. The forward is written by the former mayor and councilman. Almost every page has some sort of illustration, whether it be a photo, picture,

painting, map, drawing or what have you, there is much to enjoy when reading this publication. In fact, if a page does not have an illustration, there is one on the opposite page! Within the pages of the different chapters are three topics including Tools of the Trade (from simple buckets to the Hayes hook & ladder trucks), Memorable Fires, and Faces at the Scene (about memorable personalities). Some are side stories, but all are interesting. One is about the Norman Horse (Tools of the Trade) on page 25. This type horse was purchased because it was fast, intelligent and strong. It was bred as a war horse and ranged from 5 foot 6 inches to 5 foot 11 inches tall. There is a picture of this type horse on this page. On page 29 is a brief about the Matthews hydrant and the reasons behind its design that made it superior. I remember a section of my hometown that has some Matthews hydrants! Sanborn fire insurance maps are also written about. I remember a book of these maps in our fire headquarters. These maps detailed the structures in town with an overhead drawing. All in all, this book is a must for anyone interested in history. You will not be disappointed! The three authors have a partnership called Perseverance Publishing and are working on a another book, Firefighting in Bethlehem, 1981-2018, which would bring the city’s history up to date. It is expected to be published this year.

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Valley Falls Fire Department, now Cumberland Station 1, once operated this American LaFrance Aerial Platform.

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The Rye Fire Department operated a couple of unique Ford pumpers that retired many years ago. One of them was a 1956 Ford F600 that had a front mounted pump and overhead ladder rack. It was built by either Moody or Wood. The second Ford was a 1969 two-door C-cab that was built by Maxim Fire Apparatus in Middleborough Mass.

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CHUCK LOWE

Bartlett, NH - The Bartlett and Jackson Fire Departments, along with EMS, responded to the area of 1460 US Route 302 for a vehicle into a rock around 3:30 P.M. on September 1st. One patient was transported to Memorial Hospital.

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1969 Ford C/Maxim

CHUCK LOWE

IFBA Region 1: Members of the Leather Helmet Society of Manchester, N.H. pose with IFBA Fire Buff of the Year Award recipient, Ken Beliveau, at the IFBA National Convention Banquet held on August 22, 2018 in Racine, Wisconsin. A great convention hosted by the Racine Fire Bell Club was enjoyed by all in the beautiful state of Wisconsin. (L to R): LHS member/retired Hudson, N.H. FD Captain Dave Morin; LHS President/Manchester, N.H. FD Engine 2 Captain Charles Pierson, Jr.; LHS VP/retired Merrimack, N.H. FD firefighter Wayne Perkins; LHS member/retired Nashua, N.H. FD dispatcher John Rafferty; IFBA Fire Buff of the Year recipient/retired Captain East Hartford, CT FD/IFBA Region 1 VP Ken Beliveau; LHS Member Charlie Tentas; LHS member/retired Nashua, N.H. FD Captain Rick Conway; and LHS member/retired Nashua, N.H. FD firefighter Robert “Bob” Fitz, Jr. DAVE MORIN


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