Daily Dispatch: Massachusetts News
9-alarm fire in Boston remains under investigation
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:00:08 -0700
VIDEO: The cause of a fire that reached nine alarms in Dorchester on Saturday remains under investigation. One resident, Maria Nguyen, filmed the fire with her cellphone for six seconds, but then stopped recording to call for help. "I ran in to try to grab my daughter. I called 911. And then as soon as I ran back out from the house, the fire just started spreading to the next house," Nguyen said.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2019 10:00:08 AM - SOURCE: NECN
Dorchester man killed in Avon rollover crash
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 16:27:50 -0700
PHOTOS: A Dorchester man was killed in a rollover crash Friday night after colliding with a tow truck on Route 28. Jose Antonio Pina, 35, of Dorchester sustained serious injuries in the crash and was transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2019 4:27:50 PM - SOURCE: Brockton Enterprise
Nashoba EMT cadets receive Heart Association award
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
For the past seven months, Nashoba nurses Sarah DelConte Cosentino and Lesa Breault-Gulbicki, along with Nashoba Cadet EMT students and Cadet EMT Program Co-Coordinator Dr. Christina Hernon, have participated in the Hands-Only CPR challenge put on by the American Heart Association (AHA). Recently the challenge has come to a close, with a grand total of 912 people taught by the students and nurses.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Worcester Telegram
Follow-up: Firefighter Combat Challenge 'a brutal race' that tests personal limits in PIttsfield
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Firefighting is hard work, and Pittsfield Deputy Fire Chief Dan Garner wants to be as fit as possible for the challenges of the job. Thirteen years ago, he signed up for his first Firefighter Combat Challenge, an international competition in which participants wear all their gear, including breathing apparatus, and race through a five-part obstacle course to "rescue" a 175-pound dummy.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Berkshire Eagle
Firefighters attend Little League game in Danvers to support son of lieutenant with occupational cancer
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: While a Boston firefighter recovers from major surgery, his one request was that his fellow firefighters attend his son's first Little League playoff game. Lt. Glenn Preston, 42, a Danvers resident, has been battling lymphoma for three years. His family said it is an occupational cancer. More than anything, Preston wanted to see his son, Jake, play in Friday's game.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMTW-TV ABC 8
Robert Czerwinski to marshal his last Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade as fire chief
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:59:05 -0700
Robert Czerwinski will not only march in his final Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade as the city's fire chief. He'll lead it. The Parade Committee has named Czerwinski, who has spent more than four decades fighting fires, the grand marshal for the Independence Day event. Czerwinski, 62, is retiring shortly after the parade from a career that began as a volunteer firefighter in New York.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 3:59:05 PM - SOURCE: Berkshire Eagle
Residents submit petition for defibrillator at Plum Island Point; fire chief has concerns
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 10:58:31 -0700
The City Council received a petition on Monday signed by more than 200 residents in support of installing an automated external defibrillator at Plum Island Point, but the city’s public safety leaders remain opposed to the idea. Plum Island residents working with the Plum Island Foundation raised enough money to buy and install two automated external defibrillators and attached landline telephones – one at Plum Island Center in Newbury and another at Plum Island Point in Newburyport.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 10:58:31 AM - SOURCE: Newburyport Daily News
Westfield fire damages vacant 3-story home
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 02:45:46 -0700
A fire has damaged a vacant three-story home on East Bartlett Street. The fire was reported at 7:06 p.m., Thursday. It damaged an older multi-family home at 1 East Bartlett St., police officials said. Firefighters had the blaze under control before 8 p.m., but remain at the scene checking for any extension of flames and ensuring the fire was completely extinguished.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2019 2:45:46 AM - SOURCE: MassLive
Pittsfield: Firefighters to compete in Combat Challenge
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Regional firefighters will compete in the Firefighter Combat Challenge on Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, at Berkshire Crossing, 555 Hubbard Ave. Competitors will race head-to-head as they simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a linked series of five tasks while wearing full gear.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Berkshire Eagle
Grafton Select Board finalizes fire department study committee members
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 10:51:50 -0700
The members of the Select Board on Tuesday appointed the members of a Fire Staffing Study Committee who will recommend major changes in the town’s fire department. Last week, Grafton Fire Captain Rick Allain pressed the board to finalize selecting the nine members. The report that recommended changes was released in February.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 10:51:50 AM - SOURCE: The Grafton News
Raynham Fire Department promotes 4 members, swears in new firefighter
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:57:03 -0700
Following Deputy Fire Chief Bryan LaCivita’s appointment as the new Raynham fire chief effective July 1, Fire Chief James Januse promoted four other members of the department and swore in a new firefighter at a promotion ceremony at Town Hall Tuesday evening. With friends and family in attendance at the standing-room-only event, Capt.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 3:57:03 PM - SOURCE: Brockton Enterprise
Quincy firefighters train for worst-case scenario
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 13:26:51 -0700
It’s a rescue firefighters hope they never have to make: A colleague injured, trapped or unconscious, cut off by fire and smoke in a building collapsing around them. Over three days this week, firefighters across Quincy will receive training to prepare for the particular challenges they face when a fellow firefighter goes down during a fire, a scenario that officials say is rare but potentially deadly.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 1:26:51 PM - SOURCE: Quincy Patriot Ledger
Small fire prompts evacuation of Southwick Big Y for several hours, fire department says
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A fire that broke out in a cooking appliance at the Big Y World Class Market on College Highway Wednesday afternoon prompted the closing of the store for several hours, a fire department official said. Deputy Chief Richard Stefanowicz said staff evacuated the store and unsuccessfully attempted to put out the fire.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: MassLive
Springfield crews called to kitchen fire at home
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Crews were called to assist with a kitchen fire at a home on Canon Circle late Wednesday night. Captain Brian Tetreault of Springfield Fire Department told 22News the kitchen fire at 142 Canon Circle was quickly put out around 11:14 p.m. Captain Tetreault said no one was displaced and there no injuries reported.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWLP-TV NBC 22
Off-duty Fall River firefighter comes to aid of injured motoryclist
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 01:42:56 -0700
It was Memorial Day, and city firefighter and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Dennis Sardinha almost called out of work. From his second job, that is. It was a good thing he didn’t, said Sardinha, who ended up clocking in May 27 as he would any other day shift at O’Reilly Auto Parts. Around 6:30 p.m., a motorcyclist crashed outside the Rhode Island Avenue business, he said.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 1:42:56 AM - SOURCE: Fall River Herald News
Amherst Fire Department main topic at capital needs public forum
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 01:44:47 -0700
The fire department got the lion’s share of attention during the public comment section of Monday’s forum on capital needs. Amherst Town Manager Paul Bockelman is recommending $250,000 be spent for the schematic design of a new central fire station. The problem, Town Council President Lynn Griesemer said, is that “we cannot do a schematic design” for a new station “until we have a site” for the proposed facility.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 1:44:47 AM - SOURCE: MassLive
Andover school bus carrying dozens of students involved in crash
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 21:02:37 -0700
Massachusetts State Police responded to a crash involving a school bus full of students on Interstate 495 in Andover on Tuesday morning. The 2-vehicle accident occurred around 10:30 a.m. on I-495 north by the Interstate 93 ramps. It involved a tractor trailer and a school bus carrying 42 students and nine adults, state police said.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 9:02:37 PM - SOURCE: NECN
Follow-up: Lynnfield firefighter accused of walking into Rhode Island convenience store naked to retire next month
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 04:36:35 -0700
Firefighter John H. Walsh, who witnesses say walked naked into a Rhode Island convenience store to buy a soda, will retire next month after four decades on the force. In a terse two-sentence statement, the town’s attorney said “Lynnfield has completed its investigation concerning Captain Walsh. He will come off administrative leave and retire in July.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 4:36:35 AM - SOURCE: Item Live
Buzzards Bay Task Force investigates missing boat in Marion
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 02:10:20 -0700
An unmanned two-person paddle boat was found in Buzzards Bay roughly two nautical miles south of Butler’s Point in Marion resulting in the Buzzards Bay Task Force activating a search at 9:01 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11. A good samaritan who was fishing in the area reported the drifting boat to The Coast Guard.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 2:10:20 AM - SOURCE: Sippican Week
A family tradition: Christopher Coleman named next chief of North Attleboro Fire Department
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 15:50:19 -0700
When Christopher Coleman was a boy, his father would bring him to fires. Dressed in his own uniform, Coleman would watch from a distance as his dad, Fire Chief Robert Coleman, commanded the scene. The younger Coleman grew up watching his father in action, first as a boy and then as a firefighter himself.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2019 3:50:19 PM - SOURCE: Attleboro Sun Chronicle - Metered Site
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