Daily Dispatch: Massachusetts News
2 hurt when fire breaks out at Dorchester home
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:30:09 -0700
VIDEO: Two people were hospitalized Thursday after a fire broke out at a home in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. Firefighters responded to the 2-story home on Bowdoin Street just after 3 p.m. The fire, which reached two alarms, was quickly knocked down. Alfred Jimenez, who works at the Elier Barbershop down the block, was captured on video as he climbed onto a ledge and pulled a man out of a window.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 3:30:09 PM - SOURCE: NECN
Tree in the Back Bay dedicated to two fallen Boston firefighters
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The Garden Club of the Back Bay on Thursday dedicated a cherry tree on Beacon Street in memory of two Boston firefighters who were killed while battling a nine-alarm blaze five years ago. A plaque at the foot of the tree bears the names of Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh Jr. of Engine Company 33 and firefighter Michael Kennedy of Ladder Company 15, who lost their lives on March 26, 2014, while fighting a fire at 298 Beacon St.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Boston Globe
Chicopee outdoor fire spreads to home
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 01:44:46 -0700
A fire that started outside a two-story home spread to the eaves and second floor Thursday night. A woman and child escaped the fire at 38 Ward St. safely. A third resident was not home at the time, said Deputy Fire Chief David Beauregard. Several people reported the fire at about 8:15 p.m. When firefighters arrived they saw flames had extended up the back side of the house, under the eaves and into the second floor of the house, he said.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2019 1:44:46 AM - SOURCE: MassLive
Overnight blaze destroys barn in Sandwich
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:00:31 -0700
Sandwich Fire reports that on Friday at 1:33 AM, the Sandwich Emergency Communications Center received a call for a large barn fire on Windstar Farm in the area of County Farm Road at Greenhouse Road. On arrival units found a fully involved barn along with 1.5 acres of surrounding brush on fire. A working fire assignment was requested by Chief Burke which brought forestry and structural units from Mashpee FD, Cotuit FD, and Joint Base Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2019 6:00:31 AM - SOURCE: CapeCod.com
Springfield Fire Department responds to trash fire in North End
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:07:04 -0700
Firefighters responded to a trash truck fire in the North End Thursday morning. The blaze broke out in the area of Fisk and Demond Avenues and the driver dumped the load before firefighters arrived, Dennis Leger, aide to Commissioner Bernard J. Calvi said. The driver suffered minor burns to his arms and neck as he attempted to extinguish the blaze.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 1:07:04 PM - SOURCE: El Pueblo Latino
Andover firefighters, Columbia Gas respond to 'serious' gas leak outside home
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:30:17 -0700
VIDEO: Crews have responded to an Andover neighborhood after a "serious" gas leak outside a home. Fire Chief Michael Mansfield said firefighters responded to a home on Bridle Path Road at the request of Columbia Gas shortly before 3 p.m. Grade 1 gas leak, which is the most serious, was declared. Columbia Gas crews conducting a survey of the neighborhood got extremely high gas readings outside one of the homes.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 3:30:17 PM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5
Firefighters rescue two people, pets from burning Roslindale home
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 19:35:57 -0700
Boston firefighters said they had to help two people out of a burning home in Roslindale on Wednesday evening. The pair were disoriented by heavy smoke and had to be led downstairs from the second floor, according to fire officials. Firefighters also rescued two parakeets and a 6-year-old turtle named "ShellShocker.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 7:35:57 PM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5
Video: Firefighters struggle to reach fire inside Cutler Park next to Charles River
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:50:17 -0700
The fire started in Cutler Park, an expansive, marshy park located near the borders of Dedham, Needham, Newton and West Roxbury in Boston.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 3:50:17 PM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5
Brockton firefighters rescue cat wedged under car seat
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:46:11 -0700
Firefighters are used to responding to crashes, medical emergencies and the occasional house fire, but this was a first-time call for the members of Engine 7. The Enterprise reported Lt. Christopher Gallant had previously taken part in a cat rescue in his career (although he doesn’t remember the details), but he knows it wasn’t quite like the situation on Wednesday morning.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 1:46:11 PM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5
Opinion: Where's there's smoke, there's danger for Attleboro firefighters
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:28:05 -0700
We know that firefighters face danger every day from smoke, flames and dangerous chemicals. We have learned recently that they can face danger from the very protective gear that they wear. Certain chemical agents used to waterproof turnout jackets and pants have been linked to some types of cancer. And now it seems politics can prove a hazard as well.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 12:28:05 AM - SOURCE: Attleboro Sun Chronicle
Department of Public Works first responders honored in West Barnstable ceremony
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 03:01:09 -0700
First Responders were honored on Monday during a ceremony at the West Barnstable Fire Station. The ceremony saw the unveiling of a new flag to honor employees for the Department of Public Works (DPW). DPW employees are officially listed as First Responders for the critical public safety work they do.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 3:01:09 AM - SOURCE: CapeCod.com
Five departments respond to Newbury fire
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 06:20:02 -0700
A fire that started in a boat on a trailer and was fanned by high winds early Tuesday morning, spread to an adjacent building at 9 Pond St. before crews from five fire departments managed to put it out. A press release Tuesday night said Newbury firefighters were dispatched at 3:22 a.m. to a reported boat fire.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 6:20:02 AM - SOURCE: Newburyport Daily News
Columbia Gas responds to Monson's concerns of gas over-pressurization
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 05:07:48 -0700
VIDEO: The utility company blamed for natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley last September responded to a possible over-pressurization of their lines in Monson Tuesday afternoon. According to the police department, Columbia Gas workers were dispatched to the town to check the infrastructure but said there were no ongoing safety concerns.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 5:07:48 AM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5
New ladder truck dedicated in Fairhaven
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 03:03:52 -0700
The Fairhaven Fire Department has formally dedicated and blessed its new state of the art ladder truck with a ceremony at Fire Department headquarters. The new truck was dedicated to the memory of the late Lt. Earl M. Faunce. Lt. Faunce was a beloved member of the Fairhaven Fire Department. Even after his retirement, he continued to help the department by writing and securing grants for such things as turnout gear and other assorted fire equipment.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 3:03:52 AM - SOURCE: WBSM-AM 1420
No injuries reported after basement fire at Springfield home
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Fire crews assisted in putting out a small basement fire on Dawes Street in Springfield Tuesday evening. Springfield Fire Department spokesman Dennis Leger told 22News firefighters were called to the area of 47-49 Dawes St., where they found the small basement fire around 7:49 p.m. The fire was quickly put out and no injuries were reported.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWLP-TV NBC 22
Newburyport firefighter's dog earns FEMA certification
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:04:56 -0700
Without his uniform on, Fred Elwell's dog, Kaiser, might look like an ordinary German shepherd. But don't be fooled; Kaiser is a search-and-rescue machine and after three years of training, he's ready to chip in and help out area fire and police departments. Elwell, a Newburyport firefighter, adopted Kaiser as an 8-week-old puppy while he was out of work because of an injury.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 1:04:56 PM - SOURCE: Newburyport Daily News
Attleboro firefighters say city isn't doing enough to protect them
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: From battling fires to battling the mayor, firefighters in Attleboro say enough is enough. At the Attleboro Fire Department, some a frustrated over what the city hasn't done to help them battle the cancer issue. "There's not a better word that we can use. This is an urgent matter that needs to be addressed yesterday," said Paul Jacques.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFXT-TV Fox 25
Middleboro firefighter completes Massachusetts Firefighting Academy training, earns prestigious award
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Friday, April 12, Middleborough firefighter Richard Johnson III graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s (MFA) Career Recruit Training Program. Firefighter Johnson attended the program with 36 firefighters, representing 16 towns, including Attleboro, Dedham, Framingham, Harwich, Kingston, Malden, Medway, Melrose, Methuen, Middleborough, Peabody, Revere, Somerville, Taunton, Tewksbury and Yarmouth.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Seacoastonline - Metered Site
Mannequin, not person, in water sparks emergency call in Harwich, boat search
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: When the Harwich Fire Department in Massachusetts got the call Monday afternoon that someone had seen what looked like a person in the water off the Bells Neck Conservation, they rushed to the scene. "We have a standard response policy for a person in the water," said Harwich Fire Lt. Scott Tyldesley.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Springfield News-Sun
A small fire on the marathon route in Brookline was nothing serious, police say
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 12:02:08 -0700
A small fire that broke out at a Brookline mattress store and spewed smoke along the route of the Boston Marathon was over quickly and didn’t injure anyone, police say. Photos of the fire shared on Twitter and the website UniversalHub show a tiny fire burning the corner of an awning, then a small cloud of smoke pouring out from the side of the building as runners make their way down Beacon Street.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 12:02:08 PM - SOURCE: Boston Magazine
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