Daily Dispatch: Massachusetts News
Car Fire Inside Lynnfield Mercedes-Benz Dealership Fills Showroom With Smoke
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 04:49:51 -0800
VIDEO: A car caught fire inside a showroom at Mercedes-Benz dealership in Lynnfield early Thursday morning. It happened around 4 a.m. at the Flagship Motorcars on Route 1. “Security was walking the area, they noticed the glow through the front window and called it in as a fire in the building,” Lynnfield Fire Chief Glenn Davis told reporters.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 4:49:51 AM - SOURCE: WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston
New radios to better connect Gloucester firefighters
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 02:07:02 -0800
It is out with the old and in with the new as the Gloucester Fire Department looks to upgrade its radio equipment. The Gloucester Fire Department received $42,500 from a state grant to improve its technology infrastructure by converting its radio system from a Very High Frequency (VHF) to an Ultra High Frequency (UHF) simulcast system.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2020 2:07:02 AM - SOURCE: Gloucester Daily Times - Metered Site
Springfield Fire Department remembers Leonard Corbin, city’s first black firefighter
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:24:24 -0800
City firefighters paid their annual tribute to the memory of Leonard Corbin, the first black firefighter, with a wreath service Thursday by his monument outside the Mason Square Fire Station. In a service attended by Mayor Domenic Sarno, Fire Commissioner Bernard J. Calvi, and several of Corbin’s family, speakers celebrated the life of Corbin as a civil rights pioneer in Springfield history.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 2:24:24 PM - SOURCE: The Republican - MassLive.com
Whitman Hair Salon Employee Hospitalized After Chemical Mixture Prompts Hazmat Response
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 19:40:22 -0800
A woman was hospitalized Thursday after mixing drain-cleaning chemicals at a hair salon in Whitman, Massachusetts, prompting a hazardous materials response. The woman, who works at Eugene Hair Salon on Temple Street, said she poured Drano and another brand of drain cleaner into the company's sinks around 2 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 7:40:22 PM - SOURCE: NECN
Tisbury firefighters hold drill
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:06:14 -0800
Tisbury firefighters trained with stabilizing jacks Wednesday night behind the town’s emergency services building. The jacks are used to prop and secure vehicles after crashes and in other emergency situations. Using a donated Nissan Maxima and a donated Range Rover, a simulated t-bone crash resulting in a keeled vehicle was set up.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 1:06:14 PM - SOURCE: Martha's Vineyard Times
Sutton Fire Lt. Jeffrey Wilson named Fire Chief Emeritus
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 03:09:57 -0800
Fire Lt. Jeffrey Wilson is retiring from the Sutton Fire Department with a new title--Fire Chief Emeritus. Sutton select board members unanimously approved bestowing the honor on Mr. Wilson at their Tuesday meeting, Feb. 18. Mr. Wilson said he was “speechless" to receive the honor, which he described as “unexpected and appreciated.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 3:09:57 AM - SOURCE: Millbury-Sutton Chronicle
Ware selectmen eye change in fire department oversight
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 17:01:05 -0800
Selectmen on Tuesday said they would place an article on the May Town Meeting warrant that would officially make them the municipality’s fire commissioners. Currently, selectmen act as the police commission, meaning hiring decisions for all officers must be approved by the board. That’s not the case for the fire department.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 5:01:05 PM - SOURCE: The Republican - MassLive.com
Oak Bluffs volunteer firefighters graduate from Firefighting I and II
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 13:03:24 -0800
After more than a year of intense training, 10 Oak Bluffs volunteer firefighters graduated from Firefighting I and II training. Trainees completed the training over the course of a year, beginning in January 2019, putting in a total of 245 hours on nights and weekends. The group took a brief break during the hectic summer season, but headed right back into training in the fall.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 1:03:24 PM - SOURCE: Martha's Vineyard Times
Hadley select board considers ambulance service options, administrator search firms
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 13:02:31 -0800
Officials from Hadley spoke with their counterparts in Hampden at the Feb. 18 select board meeting. Hadley Town Administrator David Nixon and Selectwoman Molly Keegan had been invited to share their experience with Action EMS, an ambulance service with which Hampden is considering a contract. After 71 years of ambulance service from neighboring Amherst, Nixon said Hadley was facing issues around how to address an increase in the number of calls, the cost of service and the complexity of the calls, many of the same difficulties that Hampden is now dealing with.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 1:02:31 PM - SOURCE: East Longmeadow The Reminder
New Bedford Fire Department trains K-9 for hazardous chemicals of mass destruction
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
Southern New England may soon have a working dog used to detect hazardous chemicals found in weapons of mass destruction. New Bedford Firefighter Travis Rebello, who's also a Hazardous Materials Technician for the State of Massachusetts, heard about a K-9 program in California, which got the wheels in his head spinning.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJAR-TV NBC 10 Providence
Judge denies motion to dismiss murder, arson charges in death of Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 11:14:19 -0800
A judge has denied a defense motion to dismiss charges lodged against a West Boylston man in connection with a 2018 fire that claimed the life of Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy. Momoh Kamara, 22, is awaiting trial in Worcester Superior Court on second-degree murder, arson and burglary charges related to a Dec.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 11:14:19 AM - SOURCE: Worcester Telegram & Gazette - Metered Site
2-Alarm Fire in Worcester Displaces Up to 33 Residents
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
A two-alarm fire on Outlook Drive on Tuesday has displaced up to 33 people, according to the Worcester Fire Department [WFD]. The fire was reported around 12 PM at 63 Outlook Dr. at the Washington Heights apartment complex. The fire is still under investigation. There were no injuries reported. Most of the damage was on the third floor and attic space of the building.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ThisWeekinWorcester.com
Update: New Bedford residents target mayor for planned fire station closure
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
New Bedford residents held their own protest Saturday, irate that the fire chief plans to shut down Station 11 on Brock Avenue based on the recommendation of Mayor Mitchell. "He should be ashamed of himself," said Kathy MacCord of New Bedford. "We voted for him for what? To take this away from us?" MacCord says the neighborhood's many elderly residents and children would be at a higher risk in an emergency.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLNE-TV ABC 6
Barnstable County Firefighters Graduate from State Training Academy
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 02:18:34 -0800
Firefighters from several Cape Cod fire departments graduated last week from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. The 280th graduating class of 32 men and 2 women featured firefighters from Dennis, Harwich, Truro and Yarmouth. The intensive, ten-week program involves classroom instruction, physical fitness training, firefighter skills training and live firefighting practice.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 2:18:34 AM - SOURCE: CapeCod.com
2-alarm house fire in Wilbraham displaces 1
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 05:26:32 -0800
A two-alarm house fire that began in a chimney and spread to the second floor displaced a person from a Ridge Road home Saturday night. Fire Capt. Anthony Arventos said the blaze at 855 Ridge Road was reported about 6 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found flames coming from the chimney and extending into the roof and attic areas.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2020 5:26:32 AM - SOURCE: The Republican - MassLive.com
Garage Fire Sends 1 Person to Hospital, Flames Soaring in Quincy
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 10:47:47 -0800
VIDEO: A raging garage fire in Quincy, Massachusetts, sent one person to the hospital on Sunday, authorities said. The flames broke out in the garage overnight at 301 Billings St., where one person was inside. That person was brought to a nearby hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. There was no immediate update on the person's condition.
- PUB DATE: 2/16/2020 10:47:47 AM - SOURCE: NECN
Stuck door delays Haverhill firefighters during power outage
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 01:41:24 -0800
Firefighters at the city's Water Street station were forced to contend with a 90-minute power outage overnight Thursday into Friday, leading to a delay in response times to two different incidents, Local 1011 Union President Tim Carroll said. However, a new custom-built generator already has been purchased and paid for, according to Mayor James Fiorentini.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 1:41:24 AM - SOURCE: Lawrence Eagle Tribune - Metered Site
Official: Space heater caused Amesbury mobile home fire
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:03:34 -0800
A space heater caused a mobile home parked off Pond Hill Avenue to go up in flames Sunday morning, destroying the building and injuring the lone occupant, according to a local fire official. Amesbury Deputy Fire Chief Jim Nolan said the resident, a man in his 50s, sustained minor injuries and was treated at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2020 1:03:34 PM - SOURCE: Newburyport Daily News
One dead, one in critical condition after fiery Bourne car crash
Sat, 15 Feb 2020 07:37:38 -0800
A Falmouth man is dead and another is in critical condition following a fiery car crash in Bourne, according to police. The Bourne Police Department said it responded at 3:22 a.m. Saturday to the single-vehicle crash on Sandwich Road, which is also known as Route 6A. According to the Bourne Fire Department, the crash happened near 220 Sandwich Road, which is the location of Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2020 7:37:38 AM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston
Update: Chemical Reaction Was Cause Of Explosions At Chemical Plant In Newburyport
Sat, 15 Feb 2020 01:41:50 -0800
A chemical reaction was the cause of a series of explosions at the PCI Synthesis chemical plant in Newburyport, Mass., early Thursday morning, state officials said in a statement on Friday. The explosions did not injure any workers, but blew a hole in the roof of the plant and forced the evacuation of the chemical company and two nearby businesses.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2020 1:41:50 AM - SOURCE: WGBH-TV 2 Boston
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