|Daily Dispatch: Massachusetts News|
|Children, Adults Displaced in 2-Alarm House Fire in Dorchester|
|Fri, 15 Feb 2019 05:28:08 -0800|
VIDEO: Nine adults and two children were displaced following an overnight house fire in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. The 2-alarm inferno was reported just before 2 a.m. at a multi-family home in the area of 60 Topliff St., according to the Boston Fire Department. Upon arrival, firefighters saw flames coming from the first and second floor of the building.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2019 5:28:08 AM - SOURCE: NECN
|Follow-up: Cambridgeport three-alarm fire was accident, investigation finds, with delay from detectors|
|Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:04:12 -0800|
A three-alarm fire at 507-513 Putnam Ave. in Cambridgeport on Monday has been ruled accidental and unintentional, it was announced Thursday. The fire began in the second-floor, lefthand side of the building at 511 Putnam Ave., caused by a dryer vent impinging on electrical wiring, according to a fire department investigation.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 12:04:12 PM - SOURCE: Cambridge Day
|Three captains promoted to deputy chief at Brockton Fire Department|
|Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:50:36 -0800|
It’s been a week of promotions and reason to celebrate at the Brockton Fire Department. On Monday night, the City Council approved the promotions of 11 firefighters – from lieutenants to captains to deputy chiefs. And those new deputy fire chiefs were officially sworn in on Wednesday morning during a short ceremony at Brockton City Hall.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 9:50:36 AM - SOURCE: Brockton Enterprise
|2 Injured in 4-Alarm Fire at Senior Housing Complex in Brighton|
|Thu, 14 Feb 2019 06:01:54 -0800|
Firefighters battled a 4-alarm blaze at an elderly housing complex Thursday morning in Boston's Brighton neighborhood. The fire was reported around 8:30 a.m. at a five-story Boston Housing Authority building at 20 Washington St. It was knocked down around 9:20. Sky Ranger video from above the scene showed multiple fire trucks and ladders at the scene as smoke poured out from a second-floor window that had been broken.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 6:01:54 AM - SOURCE: NECN
|Six families displaced by 5-alarm Whitman blaze|
|Wed, 13 Feb 2019 22:47:02 -0800|
A massive fire in a Commercial Street apartment building left six families without a home Wednesday night. The Whitman Fire Department responded to a report of a fire inside a second-floor apartment at 316 Commercial St. about 7:47 p.m. Deputy Chief Joseph Feeney told The Enterprise at the scene that everyone who lived in the building escaped, and that no one was hurt.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 10:47:02 PM - SOURCE: Quincy Patriot Ledger
|Cigarette blamed for Ipswich fire|
|Thu, 14 Feb 2019 07:18:59 -0800|
A massive fire that destroyed one home and damaged another early Tuesday morning was started by an improperly disposed-of cigarette butt, according to the state Fire Marshal's office. No residents or firefighters were hurt after a three-alarm fire leveled a home at 27 Town Farm Road. The blaze was first reported at 1:09 a.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 7:18:59 AM - SOURCE: Salem News
|Three seats available in Onset Fire District’s May election|
|Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:51:36 -0800|
Onset Fire District officials announced that nomination papers for three seats will be available starting on March 4. The district’s election is scheduled for May 21. The Onset Fire District supplies water and fire protection to Onset while a separate Wareham Fire District performs the same function for the rest of the town.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 9:51:36 AM - SOURCE: Village Soup - Wareham
|Marshfield's top earners are first responders, school administrators|
|Wed, 13 Feb 2019 16:01:01 -0800|
Police officers and school administrators dominated the list of Marshfield’s highest-paid employees in 2018. The top 10 earners were eight police officers and two public school administrators, all of whom made more than $150,000. A total of 71 town employees made over $100,000 last year: 19 school administrators, 45 members of the police and fire departments and seven town officials, according to federal payroll data released by the town.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 4:01:01 PM - SOURCE: Quincy Patriot Ledger
|Plymouth: Town Meeting to be asked to delay Fire Chief Bradley’s retirement|
|Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800|
As 2020 looms on the horizon, a request to extend the fire chief’s tenure has surfaced. Fire Chief Ed Bradley turns 64 on April 12, and figured he would be shown the door a year later, per state law that mandates police and fire chiefs’ retirement at age 65. He said Town Manager Melissa Arrighi asked him to stay on for another two years to help facilitate a seamless transition to a new fire chief.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wicked Local
|Milford selectmen, legislative delegation commend first responders for actions during fire|
|Wed, 13 Feb 2019 02:36:56 -0800|
Selectmen and local legislators hailed the heroic and selfless actions of first responders who rescued 10 people from a burning apartment building last week on North Bow Street. Dispatcher Jason Covino, police officers Elias Giokas and Jonathan Branch, fire Lt. William Collins and firefighters David Covino, Daniel Martino, Jacob Gronemeyer and Douglas Lima were awarded citations from the Board of Selectmen, state Rep.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 2:36:56 AM - SOURCE: Milford Daily News
|Two residents, dog displaced by Hanson house fire|
|Wed, 13 Feb 2019 06:41:31 -0800|
Two people and a dog were displaced after a massive fire ripped through a single-family home Tuesday night. The Hanson Fire Department responded to 45 Milford St. about 7:32 p.m. for a report of a house fire. When firefighters arrived, there was heavy fire shooting from the second floor of the home, but it quickly spread.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 6:41:31 AM - SOURCE: Brockton Enterprise
|Roslindale Woman Arrested, Accused Of Arson|
|Tue, 12 Feb 2019 11:49:37 -0800|
After several reported fires plagued a Wheaton College dorm, police arrested a Roslindale woman last week in connection with arson. She was in court Monday and will face a dangerousness hearing Friday in Attleboro. Just before 4 a.m. Feb. 7, a dorm alarm went off and students evacuated. Officials found a fire appeared to have started in an old water fountain on the third floor.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 11:49:37 AM - SOURCE: North End Patch.com
|‘Extremely Challenging’ Fire Inside Mansfield Firehouse Destroys Engine, Gear|
|Wed, 13 Feb 2019 06:27:56 -0800|
Mansfield firefighters overcame an extreme challenge when they put out a destructive fire in their own station early Wednesday morning. Four of them were on duty in the complex on North Main Street when something started burning around 2:30 a.m. “They were up in the living quarters when the smoke detectors went off and the smoke began to fill the second floor,” Fire Chief Neal Boldrighini told reporters.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 6:27:56 AM - SOURCE: CBS Boston
|Dennis fire chief finds promising location for new fire station|
|Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800|
Dennis Fire Chief Mark Dellner told the selectmen Tuesday he may have found a site on Route 134 near Setucket Road that would work well for a new Fire Station 2 to serve the north side of town. “It offers the best response time and appears to be the most desirable,” Dellner said. The goal for response time is four to six minutes and he said the site would provide that for most of Dennis north of Route 6.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: yarmouth.wickedlocal.com
|Brockton firefighters get helmets, vests for active shooter response|
|Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800|
Wearing ballistic vests and helmets, they head into the building where a gunman could be lurking around the corner. No, they aren’t police officers – they’re firefighters. Brockton firefighters are getting a little boost in their paychecks to go into the line of fire. The Brockton City Council Finance Committee recently voted to support an appropriation of $80,000 to fund a 1 percent increase in the hazard pay that’s part of the employee compensation for city firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: enterprisenews.com
|Boston: Firefighters Battle Heavy Smoke, Fire At 2-Family Roxbury Home|
|Tue, 12 Feb 2019 07:39:12 -0800|
Firefighters battled a five-alarm fire at a two-family home on Perrin Street in Roxbury Tuesday morning. The Boston Fire Department responded to the two-and-a-half story building at about 9 a.m. The department’s tweeted that firefighters encountered heavy fire on the second floor and attic, and had to order all companies out of the building.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 7:39:12 AM - SOURCE: CBS Boston
|Neighbor spots Easton chimney fire early, preventing injury|
|Mon, 11 Feb 2019 13:46:52 -0800|
Inside the house, a wood stove made for a cozy winter morning. But out in the yard, the smoke was billowing down. A chimney fire at 152 Depot St. broke out around 1 p.m. today, causing no injuries or significant property damage thanks to an attentive neighbor. “My son lives on Church Street which is behind the house that had the fire,” said 74-year-old Cary Snow, who happened to visiting from Brockton that afternoon.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2019 1:46:52 PM - SOURCE: Brockton Enterprise
|Pittsfield Fire Dedicates Engine to Retired Deputy Chief|
|Mon, 11 Feb 2019 08:59:04 -0800|
After 28 years on the Fire Department, Deputy Chief Michael Polidoro had to retire after being diagnosed with ALS. He had been a key member of leadership in the department and was viewed as a mentor by most. While he won't jump into the engine when a call comes in, Polidoro's legacy will still respond.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2019 8:59:04 AM - SOURCE: The Berkshires Online
|Firefighters battling fire in multifamily home in Cambridge|
|Mon, 11 Feb 2019 06:18:04 -0800|
Firefighters in Cambridge battled a three-alarm fire Monday inside a multifamily home. The fire broke out at 511-513 Putnam Avenue just before 8 a.m. Smoke streamed out from the roof of the building as flames in the attic forced out residents of the four-unit home. “One of our neighbors came knocking on the door.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2019 6:18:04 AM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston
|Fall River: Apartment building uninhabitable due to hazmat situation|
|Sun, 10 Feb 2019 07:50:49 -0800|
An apartment building in Fall River is uninhabitable and two people have been hospitalized due to a hazmat situation involving mercury, according to fire officials. Fall River District Fire Chief Michael Clarke said a 51-year-old man who lives at 108 Hamlet St. accidentally contaminated the building with mercury when he was melting down what he thought were old silver fillings to try and make some money.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2019 7:50:49 AM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston