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TWO ALARMS FOR FULLY INVOLVED MERRIMACK HOME

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MERRIMACK, NH - During the evening hours of June 17th, Merrimack Fire Rescue crews were dispatched to a reported building fire in the northwest area of town. While en route, dispatch relayed that there were people jumping out of windows and a working fire dispatch was requested. - See full story on page 2

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Salem Firefighters Make Great Save on House During High Heat SALEM, NH - On Tuesday, July 27th, Salem Fire alarm started receiving calls for a barn fire with an attached 60'x30' twostory home. As Battalion Chief Young was arriving on scene he reported a barn attached to a house with heavy fire showing. First-in companies made an aggressive attack trying to keep the fire out of the main house.Due to the fire being out of the hydrant area and also high temperatures, a second and then a third alarm were struck, bringing in mutual aid from both New Hampshire and Massachusetts to the scene with tankers or to help cover the empty stations. Firefighters were able to make a great stop and contain the fire to the barn area with only minor extension to the house. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Salem Fire Department.

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Two Alarms for Fully Involved Merrimack Home MERRIMACK, NH - During the evening hours of June 17th, Merrimack Fire Rescue crews were dispatched to a reported building fire in the northwest area of town. While en route, dispatch relayed that there were people jumping out of windows and a working fire dispatch was requested. On Engine 1's arrival, they reported a fully involved building on the shore of Baboosic Lake and called for a second-alarm. Due to the high heat and an unknown number of potential victims, additional ambulances from Bedford, Amherst, Nashua, Milford and Hudson were called to the scene throughout the incident. Companies operated defensively after a quick primary search was attempted and abandoned due to the heavy fire conditions.

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Car Vs. Building in Nashua NASHUA, NH - On July 26th, Nashua companies were dispatched to a reported car into a building on Amherst Street. Upon arrival of the Deputy Chief, a car was found in the building with structural damage. The occupant of the vehicle was out prior to first responders' arrival. Command held E1 and L1 while they awaited the building inspector's arrival. The driver of the car was evaluated by EMS.

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Working Fire Contained in Nashua Laundromat NASHUA, NH - Nashua firefighters responded to a Box Alarm at 82 Kinsley Street on the evening of July 11th. Engine Co. 2 arrived on scene to find smoke showing from the two-and-a-half story wood-frame laundromat. Command struck a Working Fire, bringing in additional apparatus to the scene. A sprinkler head was operating and contained the fire to the dryer. Hand lines were stretched to finish extinguishment. Crews remained on scene ventilating and checking for extension.

Lightning Strike Takes Down Tree, Ignites Electrical Fire in Nashua NASHUA, NH - On June 30th, during a round of severe thunderstorms in the area, Nashua Fire Rescue was dispatched to a building fire on Prescott Street. On arrival companies found a large downed tree next to the residence that had interrupted the power supply and caused an electrical fire. The fire was placed under control within 30 minutes.

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Three Alarms for Manchester OMD Fire

SALEM, NH - Around 2:00 P.M. on July 10th, Salem 9-1-1 started receiving calls for a car into a home with injuries. First due companies on scene reported that a car had struck a house and ended up coming to a stop against a tree. The driver was reportedly still in the car and there was a person injured inside the house. Firefighters worked to secure the scene, shutting off power and gas to the home while tending to the two patients. One person was airlifted to a Boston hospital and the other was transported to a local hospital. The cause of the accident is being investigated by the Salem Police Department.

MANCHESTER, NH - On June 27th, the Manchester Fire Department was dispatched for a building fire on Prospect Street. The first-due company had smoke showing from a distance, and on arrival multiple cars were found on fire in the rear of the residence, with flames spreading into the home. A second and then third alarm were struck within the next 10 minutes, bringing the majority of Manchester's companies to the scene.


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Nebraska: Dennis M. Bender, 78 Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic Incident Date: March 10, 2021 Death Date: March 10, 2021 Fire Department: Ponca Hills Volunteer Fire Department Initial Summary: On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, Firefighter/Paramedic Dennis M. Bender responded to the third wildland fire call of the day. He suffered a medical emergency at the scene and was immediately taken to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The cause of his death is under investigation. New York: Peyton Morse, 21 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: March 3, 2021 Death Date: March 12, 2021 Fire Department: City of Watertown Fire Department Initial Summary: On Wednesday, March 3, 2021,

New York: Jared Lloyd, 35 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: March 23, 2021 Death Date: March 24, 2021 Fire Department: Spring Valley Fire Department Initial Summary: On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, Firefighter Jared Lloyd responded to a fire at the Evergreen Court Home for Adults, an assisted living facility. He rushed into the burning building to save residents, but the fire’s intensity grew and he also became trapped. He sent out a Mayday call and fellow firefighters tried to pull him out, but heavy flames and smoke prevented them from reaching him. For hours after the fire was under control, firefighters scoured the rubble for Firefighter Lloyd. His body was found nearly 24 hours after he became trapped.


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Vehicle News

CHUCK LOWE

New Castle Engine 1 is a 2021 E-One Typhoon EMax 1500-GPM pumper that carries 1000-gallons of water.

JAY L HEATH

Firefighters wet down the remains of the garage.

Northwood Firefighters Battle Three-Alarm Blaze

CHUCK LOWE

Rochester recently took delivery of a Toyne heavy rescue built on a 2020 Freightliner M2-106 chassis. This apparatus features transverse slide out trays, upper body coffin boxes and winch capabilities on all sides.

NORTHWOOD, NH - Northwood firefighters battled a threealarm fire on Bow Street on the afternoon of July 6th. The call came in around 3:04 P.M., with automatic mutual aid reporting the fire in the garage located in the rear of the house. Northwood Fire Chief Mike Tetreault reported "heavy black smoke" showing while en route, and on arrival found that all three structures, a garage, house and chicken coop, were burning. A second and then third alarm were re-

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quested for tankers and manpower to battle the blaze. Two residents made it out safely, and a man suffered a small burn on his hand while trying to douse the fire. Chief Tetrealut said about 50-percent of the two-story modular home was saved from major damage, but it is still unlivable nonetheless. Radiant heat from a fire in a detached garage ig-

nited the main house located about 15-feet away. "Very hot," the chief said. "When we got there it was heavy in the kitchen and second-floor bedroom and up to the attic. We had a lot of help, and we never ran out of water." The bulk of the fire was knocked down around 4:11 P.M. Firefighters did overhaul in the main house as crews rotated inside the house due to the high humidity. - JAY HEATH

CHUCK LOWE

Rye Ladder 1 operates a 2020 E-One Cyclone with a 100' Metro Aerial. It carries 500-gallons of water and is rated to deliver 1500-GPM.

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Fire had spread into the main house when firefighters arrived.


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THEN AND NOW If your department has photos you would like to see in our “Then and Now” feature, please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com

Dunbarton Engine 2 currently operates with a 2005 KME that carries 1000-gallons of water and delivers 1500-GPM. The previous apparatus was a 1979 Middlesex on a 2-door International S chassis. It also held 1000-gallons, but only pumped 1000-GPM.

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Former Dunbarton Engine 2

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Current Dunbarton Engine 2


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

The Town of Candia is located just northwest of Manchester, NH along the Route 101 corridor. Originally called "Charmingfare", a section of Chester, this small town had just shy of 4,000 residents according to the most recent census data. Fire and Rescue services are provided by a small group of volunteer professionals. There are several EMTs on the department roster with a private, EMS company handling transport. The Fire Department operates a fleet consisting of three engines, one tanker, a medium duty rescue and two brush trucks. These apparatus run out of a 4-bay firehouse on Route 43 near Route 27. This two-and-a-half story wood-frame structure was originally built in 1939. Additional bays were added in 1975 & 1994 to accommodate the town's needs. CHUCK LOWE

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Engine 2 - 2021 Pierce Saber 1500/1000/20A Forestry 1 - 1963 Dodge M37/Dept 250/200

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Engine 3 - 1985 International S1800 4X4/Middlesex 1000/0 (no water)

Utility 1 - 2011 Chevy 3500 4x4/Dept 150/300


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North Conway’s New Firehouse Completed NORTH CONWAY, NH - The North Conway Fire Department has recently completed building their new firehouse, located on the grounds of their previous firehouse at 70 Norcross Circle. Demolition of the 59-year-old fire station started on July 13, 2020, making way for the new $6.7-million station, which was voted on by North Conway Water Precinct voters. The new five-bay, 15,835-square-foot firehouse was opened on May 22nd, ahead of the anticipated opening date of June, 2021. Founded in 1905, the North Conway Fire Department has two full-time employees and 38 volunteers.

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Broad Brook ET-339, located in East Windsor, runs this 1991 Mack-MC 1250-GPM pumper. It was built by Ranger with 1000-gallon water and 40-gallon foam tanks. Fleetmasters refurbished the apparatus in 2019. JOHN BAKER

Heavy front end damage after the involved vehicle rear-ended a tractor-trailer.

Stony Hill Fire & EMS Extricate One on the Interstate BETHEL, CT - Shortly after 4:30 P.M. on Friday, July 16th, Stony Hill Fire & EMS and Nuvance Medic 642 were dispatched to Interstate 84 east, between exits 8 and 9, for an MVA with injuries. Bethel Fire Dispatch and Connecticut State Police Troop A were receiving multiple calls on it. Stony Hill Ambulance 3 arrived on scene and upgraded the assignment to an extrication. Bethel Rescue 1 was added as well as Danbury Engine 24. The crew on Stony Hill Rescue 2 were able to extricate the victim in approximately seven minutes. The single patient was trans-

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ported ALS to Danbury Hospital. Rescue 2 and Engine 3 remained on scene while Modzelewski's removed the vehicles from the roadway. - PATRICK MAGYAR

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ORANGE VFD MIKE BRINIUS

East Hartford Fire's new Alarm 1.

Officers of the Orange VFD and members of the Orange Fire Marshal's office investigate the cause of the fire.

Unattended Candle Believed to Have Triggered Orange Home Fire

CHUCK LOWE

Engine Tank 140 in Tolland was recently refurbished by Fleet Masters. The 2000 Pierce Dash has a 1500-GPM pump and 1000gallon tank.

ORANGE, CT - An unattended candle is suspected of causing a fire late Sunday night, July 11th, at a home in Orange. There were no injuries. Members of the Orange Volunteer Fire Department were called to 517 Grassy Hill Road shortly after 10:00 P.M., said Fire Chief Vaughan Dumas. First arriving firefighters reported heavy smoke and fire in the rear of the home. Firefighters located the blaze in the kitchen, quickly extinguishing it and holding major damage to the kitchen area. The entire home, however, suffered significant heat and smoke damage. Fire Inspector Joe Taylor, who

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investigated the fire, says it appears that a candle left unattended in the kitchen caused the fire. “Leaving a candle unattended, even for a minute or two, is very dangerous,” said Taylor. “From 2014 to 2018, the last period during which statistics were collected, candles caused about 7,600 structure fires across the country. Those fires caused an average of 81 deaths per year and 677 injuries. “These folks were lucky,” continued Taylor. “There were no in-

juries and firefighters were able to make a good stop. We have more information about candle safety at our website, https://www.orangect.gov/771/Fire-Marshals-Office.” Dumas estimated damage to be about $150,000. He added that the home was equipped with smoke detectors that did activate. The Woodbridge Fire Department stood by in case of another incident, and EMS personnel from American Medical Response were at the scene in case of a medical emergency. - DOUG FENICHEL

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Hotel Fire in Meriden Quickly Contained MERIDEN, CT - On June 30th at 6:15 P.M., Meriden Fire responded to 275 Research Parkway at the Baymont Hotel for a fire in the wall traveling up to the roof. Meriden Engines 5, 4, 3 and 2, along with Truck 1, Cars 1, 2, 4 and 52, and Hunters Ambulance went on scene. The fire was placed under control at about 7:05 P.M.

CINDY IAZZETTA

Stony Hill (Bethel) Junior FF Oleg Iazzetta operating at the Connecticut Fire Academy's Intro to the Fire Service Program on July 17th.


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East Great Plain Fire Co. Battles Garage Fire NORWICH, CT - East Great Plain Fire Co. was dispatched on July 2nd at 10:30 P.M. for a reported garage fire. While units were responding, dispatch advised that they were receiving multiple calls for the fire. A JUMP TO FILE# second-alarm was 071321100 requested. Upon arrival, crews found an attached garage well involved with a large outbuilding located behind the garage also well involved. Additional tankers were called in due to inadequate water supply. Crews extinguished the fire and stopped the spread of the flames from getting into the house. The fire displaced two occupants, but there were no reported injuries. East Great Plain was assisted by Norwich Fire Dept., Yantic Fire Co., Laurel Hill Fire Dept., and Mohegan Tribal Fire Dept. FAST Team. The additional tankers were on scene and staged from Bozrah, Gardner Lake, Salem and Oakdale Fire Departments. The Norwich Fire Marshal's office is investigating. - KEITH MILTON

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Rocky Hill ran this 1988 Pierce Arrow 1750/750/50F as Engine 1 until 1999. It then became a department spare and remained on the roster until it was retired in 2017.


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Outside Fire Extends Into and Damages Norwich Home NORWICH, CT - At 11:30 A.M. on Monday, June 28th, the Norwich Fire Department was dispatched to a house on Tyler Avenue for a reported structure fire. Battalion 1 arrived at 11:33 A.M., reporting a fire that had started on the exterior and was running the rear wall up into the eaves. Engine 3 pulled past the house and stretched a one-and-threequarter inch hose line to the rear, knocking down the majority of the fire. Squad A made the hydrant and handjacked five-inch to a hydrant on Tyler Avenue to establish the initial water supply. Engine 2 stretched a one-and-three-quarter inch hose line inside, where they found fire extending into the walls of the first and second floors. Truck 1 positioned in the front and cut the roof for vertical ventilation. Crews worked hard opening up, trying to stay ahead of the fire

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while also battling high temperatures in the 90s. Yantic’s Engine 33 laid a supply line from a hydrant on Washington Street and assisted with overhaul while East Great Plain Rescue 5 provided the cascade. The Mohegan Tribal Fire Department provided the FAST while Ladder 5, Engine 21 and Engine 62 covered headquarters. - RYAN FLAHERTY

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Tunxis FD, located in Farmington, operates this 2019 Pierce Enforcer 1250/1000 as Engine 2.


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IN SERVICE If you have photos you would like to see in our “In Service” feature, please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

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Engine 2 in Sidney, Maine is a 2001 Freightliner FL80/Ferrara 1250-GPM pumper. It has a 1000-gallon water tank and 30-gallons of class A foam.

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Bar Harbor firefighters battle a fire on 1st South St., 7/29/21.

Fire Erupts at Bar Harbor Staff House BAR HARBOR, ME - On Thursday, July 29th, the Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, and Ellsworth Fire Departments responded to a structure fire at the corner of 1st South St. and School Street. The fire was in a three-story dwelling used for housing hotel staff in the town. On arrival of BHFD and BHPD, Ladder 4 announced that they had smoke showing from the third floor of a three-story woodframe dwelling. Companies attempted to make an attack on the third floor, but were met by heavy fire and backed out for a transitional attack. Soon after, Bar Harbor crews went interior again for a short time before being pulled out once again

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due to water supply issues. Operations fully resumed within minutes as the first mutual aid companies began to arrive. Companies operated for around one hour until the fire was knocked down. Northeast Harbor Ambulance provided rehab services while the Trenton Fire Department covered stations on the island. There were no injuries to report. The Fire Marshal's office is investigating the cause of the fire. - SAYJE BENJAMIN CHUCK LOWE

Winthrop VFD moved in to this new four-bay station on Route 202 in 2018. This facility replaced a very congested building that was located on Main Street. The new firehouse has a three-story hose tower that is also used for training. The cost of this new facility was $1.8-Million.


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Kennebunk Engine 102 is a 1950 American LaFrance 700-Series. It features a 750-GPM pump with a panel mounted on the officer's side. The department owns and maintains this classic.

There is no denying a sandwich is the perfect meal. I can honestly say I do not know anyone who doesn’t love a well constructed, tasty sandwich. But the question of what exactly is a sandwich could probably spark some debate, so for the sake of this article and recipe, I will refer to anything stuffed between slices of some sort of bread as a sandwich. In more recent times, there seems to be no limit on what can actually be put into a sandwich. Anything that can be sliced, fried or cured is finding it’s way sandwiched between slices of white

bread, buttery brioche buns or tangy sourdoughs. It is a beautiful thing quite frankly. It allows chefs, cooks and everyone in between to get creative and experiment with textures and flavors. But sometimes, it's the simple sandwich we crave. The ones we grew up on. Who can resist the perfect PB&J?!?! With peanut butter on BOTH slices of course. How else do you plan on keeping that jelly from getting the bread all soggy? And let’s not forget the humble ham and cheese. It doesn’t need much than maybe some mustard or mayo. Chicken cutlet, LTM needs no introduction. But when we start adding more than a couple ingredients, and need a little extra to help fill us up, nothing compares to the “Club”. Traditionally a double decker and made with 3 slices of bread, this beast of a sandwich can really fill you up. But I think the star of

the show is the bacon. Because bacon makes everything better! So when I needed to come up with a Turkey Club sandwich recipe, I wanted to lighten up the traditional sandwich. The first step for that was to take away the middle slice of bread. Does this make this not a true “Club”, maybe not, but please don’t call the sandwich police on me. Too much bread takes away from the rest of the ingredients, at least in my opinion. Next I wanted to come up with a healthier spread to substitute for mayo. Plain Greek yogurt was the obvious choice, and the addition of pesto ingredients added another layer of flavor. And finally, we use turkey bacon, which helps us cut back on the calories without sacrificing flavor. So sure, it may not be the classic you were looking for, but it still packs a ton of flavor!

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Lewiston Fire Department once ran this 1935 Maxim 750/400 Engine.

1 lb. Low-Sodium Turkey 8 Slices Whole Wheat Bread, toasted ½ lb. Turkey Bacon, cooked 1 Tomato, sliced thin 1 Head of Bibb Lettuce, leaves separated Yogurt Pesto: 1 Bunch Basil Leaves, rough chopped 1 Clove Garlic, chopped ½ Lemon, juice and zest ½ Cup Low-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt Salt, to taste EVOO Pesto Procedure: -Combine basil, garlic, lemon, pinch of salt and yogurt in a food processor. Pulse to combine.  With motor running, slowly add EVOO just until the pesto comes together.  Taste and adjust seasoning. -Assemble sandwiches by smearing pesto on both pieces of toast. Place turkey bacon on bottom, followed by tomato, lettuce and turkey.

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Vehicle News

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Berkley placed a 2020 Dodge Ram 5500 4x4 with a Braun body into service as Ambulance 1.

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Engine 2 in Wrentham is a 2020 Pierce Enforcer 1500-GPM pumper that carries 750-gallons of water.

Chief Clancy poses for a photo with his wife Danielle, and daughter Kiley.

Whitman Names Timothy Clancy as New Fire Chief WHITMAN, MA - On Tuesday, July 6th, a swearing-in and pinning ceremony was held for Timothy Clancy, who was named the next Fire Chief for the Town of Whitman. The ceremony was held in the auditorium at the Whitman Town Hall in front of nearly all of the town's firefighters, local police officers, members of area fire departments, friends, and family. Chief Timothy Clancy was sworn-in by Whitman Town Clerk Dawn Varley and had his new badge pinned on by his daughter, Kiley, and his wife, Danielle. Chief Clancy has been a member of the Whitman Fire Department

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since 1991 where he began as a callfirefighter until his full-time appointment in 1997. In 2008, Clancy was promoted to Lieutenant, a rank he has held until his appointment to Fire Chief. Chief Clancy is a graduate of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School and holds a Masters Degree from Anna Maria College. He is currently enrolled in the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program, and holds multiple training certificates from the Massachusetts Fire Academy and National

Fire Academy. Chief Clancy will replace Chief Timothy Grenno, who will be retiring after 37-years of service to the Town of Whitman, including the town's Fire Chief since 2008. “Lt. Clancy has not stopped in his efforts to excel in every aspect of his job," Chief Grenno said. "Throughout our time working together, his abilities have made my job much easier. I’m proud to support the appointment of Lt. Clancy and wish him the best of luck as he leads the Whitman Fire Department in the future.” - PAT TRAVERS

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Chelmsford purchased a 2020 Pierce Saber 1500/750 that has been assigned to Engine 1. This is a two-man company that runs out of Headquarters.

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Massport C6, located at Worcester Airport, is assigned this 2019 Ford Explorer.


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Two Alarms Struck at Abington Apartment Fire ABINGTON, MA - Around 2:55 P.M. on the hot and humid afternoon of Thursday, July 15th, the Abington Fire Department struck a box for a reported building fire at 325 Adams Street, at the corner of Wales Street. Engine-4 signed off with smoke showing from the rear of a two-and-a-half story wood-framed multiple dwelling. A working fire was requested shortly after arrival, bringing Rockland and Whitman engines to the scene and a Holbrook engine to cover. Tower-1 was ordered to open the roof and incoming Engine-2 grabbed a hydrant and laid in to Engine-4. Crews worked to locate the cause of the smoke in the large two-and-a-half story wood-framed multiple unit apartment building. A line was stretched into the first floor. As crews had difficulty locating the seat of the fire, a second-alarm was requested with a special call for a rehab unit to the scene. Mutual aid companies from Brockton, Hanover, Holbrook, and Weymouth responded to the scene and staged on Railroad Av-

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enue. Crews were able to locate the fire, which appeared to be in the basement and extended up to the first floor in a bathroom. While first floor companies opened up the walls and hit hot spots, Whitman firefighters stretched a line into the basement through a window and hit hot spots and checked for extension. Once the fire was located, it was quickly knocked down. With temperatures in the 90's and high humidity levels, several firefighters were evaluated for heat related issues, but no one required transport to the hospital. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but is believed to be electrical in nature. The fire was contained to a single apartment, and only one of the 16 residents were displaced due to the fire. - PAT TRAVERS

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Abington Tower-1 crew opens the roof.


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Five Alarms Struck for Fire on Clare Street in Lowell LOWELL, MA - On June 6th, while responding to another call, Lowell Fire Department Rescue 1 came across several buildings on fire on Clare Street. With multiple buildings in flames and others being JUMP TO FILE# threatened, a sec- 070821115 ond and then third alarm were struck soon after the arrival of the shift commander. A fourth-alarm was struck later on, and a fifth-alarm was eventually requested for relief purposes. - SEAN FESKO

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Lowell firefighters, along with mutual aid partners, fighting the fire on Clare Street.

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THIS OLD HOUSE If your department has photos you would like to see in our “This Old House” feature please upload them on our website www.1RBN.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com

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Engine-243 on-scene of the pickup truck versus pole.

Car Smashes Through Pole in Whitman WHITMAN, MA - Around 2:15 P.M. on the afternoon of Monday, July 12th, the Whitman Fire Department responded to a reported truck versus telephone pole in the area of 364 Franklin Street (Route-27). Engine-243, Ambulance-248 and Car-3 responded. Companies arrived to find a single-vehicle accident with a pickup truck into a pole. The truck appeared to have veered off the road, striking several mailboxes before smashing into the pole. The lone occupant of the vehicle was out upon companies arrival and refused medical treatment. The pole was split at the base, with the front of the vehicle off the ground, stuck on the

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part of the pole still in the ground. Live wires were hanging low across Route-27 and the roadway was closed until National Grid could remove them. Engine-243 and Car-3 remained on-scene until the roadway was back open. Crews worked into the night to replace the pole and the house service to the affected residence at 369 Franklin Street. No injuries were reported, the cause of the accident is under investigation.

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The Alden A Mills Firehouse, located in the Point of Pines section of Revere, has been vacant for the past two decades. Councilor John Powers has been leading the fight to re-open this firehouse for as many years. In July of 2019, the council unanimously approved $9.2-million to demolish this structure and erect a new facility. The new fire station will be designed to house an Engine, a Ladder, and a Water Rescue Unit. The project has not begun yet.

- PAT TRAVERS

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Teen Driver Loses Control of Car in Hinsdale, Crashes Into Utility Pole

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Athol operated this 1972 Maxim-S 100' aerial as Ladder 1.

HINSDALE, MA - The Hinsdale Vol. Fire Dept. was alerted to a serious MVA at 6:57 A.M. on July 6th in the vicinity of 271 New Windsor Road. Responding units were Rescue 4, Ambulance 5, Truck 8 (brush truck), and eight firefighters and EMTs, as well as Hinsdale Police. Upon arrival units found a 17-year-old driver that had lost control of the car and hit a utility pole, sheering it off at its base. There was heavy damage to the passenger side of the vehicle and the driver was transported to Berkshire Medical Center for what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. Units remained on scene to await removal of the car by LaRochelle Auto Body. All units were back in service at 7:58 A.M.


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THEN AND NOW If your department has photos you would like to see in our “Then and Now” feature, please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com

Bellingham once operated a 1949 American LaFrance 700-Series with a 75' Aerial. This truck, which also did time in Franklin, is now privately owned. The current truck company in town is a 2016 KME Aerialcat 102' aerial tower.

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Former Bellingham Ladder 1 - Retired.

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Current Bellingham Tower 1

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Whitman Firefighter Honored for Off-Duty Actions WHITMAN, MA - On July 20th, Whitman MA Firefighter/Paramedic Andrew McGillivray was presented with a Department Citation and recognized by the Board of Selectmen, Senator Mike Brady and Representative Alyson Sullivan for his lifesaving efforts while off-duty at the Quincy Fourth of July parade this year.

THEN & NOW If your Department has photos you would like to see in our “Then & Now” feature, please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com

Sterling once operated this 1980 Mack CF600 1500/1000 as Engine 5. Later in its career it was refurbished to extend the life of the apparatus. That overhaul included a 4-door enclosed cab and a white roof. The current Engine 5 is a 2015 Seagrave Marauder II that has the same sized water tank, and pumping capacity, as the earlier Mack.

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Tower 1 was left with few options due to the location of the fire building.

Fire at Farm on Westfield-Holyoke Line Frazzles Fowl WESTFIELD, MA - Not too many family farms still exist in the lower Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and the handful that do are small operations that rely on local patronage to keep them in business. So when a late afternoon fire broke out on July 20th in the combination work shop/chicken coop/storage building at Fini's Farm, located at 2071 East Mountain Road on the WestfieldHolyoke city line, it was quite the sight to behold. Westfield Fire/EMS was the first department called to the scene shortly before 6:00 P.M., and on their arrival they found flames issuing from the 'Charlie' side of the building and chickens running

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around, well, like chickens with their heads cut off. Side stepping the panicked poultry, Westfield Jakes went to work stretching multiple hand lines to the fire building after having to get creative with obtaining positive water supplies as the fire building was located some 40-feet from the street and being surrounded on all four sides by exposure buildings. The location of the fire building also posed a challenge for the intrepid members of Tower Co. 1. With the fire building so far back from the street, Tower 1 had to

wedge their truck up against a utility pole on scene just to have a chance of getting their stick to the roof for ventilation. Holyoke sent Engine Co. 6 in on mutual aid but with the full compliment of Westfield Fire's on duty force on scene, HFD returned to quarters just 30 minutes after their arrival. The fire was brought under control within 45 minutes of the arrival of the first-in companies, and damage was contained to the building of origin. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. While there were no human injuries, more than a few chicken feathers were ruffled. - NATE ARNOLD

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SFD Engine 5's Mack-CF (ret.)

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SFD Engine 5's Seagrave (current)

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One of the hen-pecked inhabitants waits patiently for the scene to be made safe.


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Save Yourself Firefighting: Cancer Reduction Procedures VIDEO REVIEW Video reviews by John Malecky

Save Yourself Firefighting: Cancer Reduction Procedures By Rich Madsen Available from: FSP Books & Videos 433 Main Street Hudson, MA 01749-1330 1-800-522-8528 E-mail: support@fire-policeems.com www.fire-police-ems.com Price $49.00 (DVD) This DVD is one hour and 13 minutes in length. It is a Fire Engineering video. The presenter (at the time) is a captain with the Hebron Alden Greenwood FPD and firefighter/paramedic with the Hundley FPD in the Chicago area. He has

served in the fire service since 2001. The rest of his bio can be found on the jacket cover. After nearly losing a close friend to cancer, Madsen set out to do research in an effort to prevent cancer from striking others, particularly those in emergency service. The presentation addresses firefighters and EMS primarily in the fire station environment, but in addition addresses concerns in the field and right down to our own personal lives. By this I mean right down to our diets! He leaves no stone unturned in his research and if he does, I could not think of what would still be out there to address. It is a pretty intense presentation and leaves very little to the imagination. A good part of what he discusses would not have been thought of, but by his dedication one can be made aware of how cancer can work its way into our lives. It is definitely a must-have for safety and survival training.

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Late Morning Rollover MVA in Fall River FALL RIVER, MA - Around 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday July 20th, firefighters responded to Quequechan Street for a reported MVA with rollover. Engine 9, Rescue 3 and Squad 11 arrived on scene to find a Jeep Cherokee rolled over, with all occupants out of the vehicle. Rescue 3 went to work treating and transporting while Engine 9 worked on cleaning up the hazards dumped on the ground.

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Brockton MA Deputy Fire Chief Brian Nardelli at a recent fire in Abington, MA. Nardelli has been tapped as the next Fire Chief for the City of Brockton.

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Boston F.D. Firefighter Dan Macauley of Ladder Co. 6.


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9/11 - Carrying one another’s burdens Chaplain’s Corner Pastor Fernando Villicana

Each September all over our country there are still candles lit, memorial services held, and special events in memory of the horrible loss at the hand of terrorists 20 years ago. One of the miracles that came out of this tragedy was the way people came together. Social and political walls came crashing down, flags were being waved in our streets and at businesses, Democrats and Republicans prayed and sang together in Washington. Never in my lifetime have I seen such demonstrations of empathy and unity. A loss as horrible as 9/11 serves as a permanent reminder that we can’t face life’s tragedies alone. God wired us to need each other, and we’re to help each other carry the heavy burdens of life -- a terrible loss, a crushing circumstance, a painful diagnosis. Galatians 6:2 (NKJV) “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” According to Paul in Galatians 6:2, our support of one another must go beyond a mere awareness of the problem. We’re to get sweaty and messy as we help others face burdens that threaten to overwhelm and destroy them. The sense of Paul’s

wording is that the burden we’re helping to lift is similar to the pressing weight of the cross on the shoulders of Jesus as he struggled toward Golgotha (John 19:17). Like Simon, from Cyrene, who shouldered the heavy wooden cross with Jesus (Mark 15:21), we’re to step in with support for our friends, even if that means carrying their burden for a while. In the shadow of 9/11, we see more clearly our need to face any tragedy by standing shoulder-toshoulder. Here are a few foundational principles to help us face hardships together: Open your hearts to God. Psalm 34:18 says: “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

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West Barnstable FD, located in the Town of Barnstable, operates a 1985 Pierce Arrow as Engine 296. This truck, that was refurbished in 2005, carries 3000-gallons of water and is rated to deliver 2000GPM.


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

Hadley Firefighters recently finished building a new forestry vehicle for the town. All work was done in house on a 2014 Ford F-350 chassis that they acquired. This apparatus carries 200-gallons of water, 5-gallons of class A foam and is equipped with a small pump. The previous brush truck, a 1951 Jeep N37 4x4 125/175, was retired and sold at auction.

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Smoking Materials Likely Cause of Fire in Fall River CHUCK LOWE

Hadley's 1951 Jeep Brush Truck (now retired)

FALL RIVER, MA - Around 11:00 P.M. on August 2nd, firefighters responded to 284 Tremont Street for a still alarm. Engines 2, 9 and 12, along with Ladder 4, Platform 1, Rescue 1 and Car 2 responded. Car 2 arrived on scene and reported fire and smoke showing from the 'B/C' corner. Two lines were stretched, one to the second floor and one to the third floor. It appeared that the area of origin was the roof over the side entryway. It is believed that a smoldering cigarette became wedged in the siding and roofing materials. The fire entered the void space and raced up the wall to the second and third floors before it was knocked down. Extensive overhaul followed.

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Hadley's 2014 Ford Brush Truck (now in service)

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Bourne MA Tower-126, a 2006 American LaFrance/LTI 2000/300/100' mid-mount aerial, proudly flying Old Glory during Big Nick's Motorcycle Ride on Cape Cod on July 18, 2021.


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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

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Cambridge was one of many metro departments that operated 2piece engine companies "back in the day". This 1986 International was one of the last purchased by CFD. It was built by Saulsbury with a 250-GPM pump & 500-gallon tank. After retirement from CFD, this apparatus became a brush fire unit in Plainville Mass before getting passed down to that town's public works in 2012.

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City Clerk Bob Waddick swears in new firefighters.

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Hudson once operated this 1973 Seagrave 85' rear-mount as Ladder 1. It was repainted red some time after this photo was taken.

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New Firefighters Joesph Swanton, Steven Farrell, Christian DiSpena, Chief Tom MacInnis, Niko Pugliese, Ricardo Caruso, and Sean McGowan.

Waltham Promotions Celebrated One Year After COVID CHUCK LOWE

Sudbury ran this 1971 International LS1700/Darley as Engine 5. It had a 750-GPM pump and carried 500-gallons of water.

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WALTHAM, MA - On July 14th, family and friends congratulated ‘new’ Firefighters and ‘new’ members being promoted at the Moody St. fire station. The new firefighters were hired June 23, 2019, and the promotions took place throughout 2020 and 2021, but were postponed due of Covid.


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ALL IN THE FAMILY If you have photos you would like to see in our “All in the Family” feature, please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

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Afternoon MVA in Fall River Sends Multiple People to Hospital

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Plymouth Fire Lt. Peter Walsh and his son at the Duxbury July 4th Parade.

FALL RIVER, MA - Around 1:15 P.M. on June 30th, Police and Fire units responded to the intersection of Kilburn and King Phillip Streets in the south end of the city for a reported MVA. On arrival of emergency personnel all patients had self-extricated and were either sitting or lying on the sidewalk. EMS command called for an additional ambulance to treat and transport the injured. Shortly after arriving at the local hospital, Boston Medflight was summoned to the hospital for a transfer to Boston.


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Whitman MA newly appointed Fire Chief Tim Clancy at a recent second-alarm fire in Abington, MA.

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