Daily Dispatch: Massachusetts News
Fire Department: 2 Injured in Air Tank Explosion in Leominster
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 03:04:13 -0700
Emergency crews responded to a reported air compressor explosion with injuries at a business in Leominster, Massachusetts. Leominster fire officials said they received a report around 9:30 a.m. Thursday of an air tank explosion at Brindeau Sheet Metal at 29 Phillips St. Two people reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2019 3:04:13 AM - SOURCE: WBTS-TV NBC 8 Boston
Large Fire Rips Through Multi-Story Building In Worcester
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:17:14 -0700
A large fired ripped through in a multi-story building in Worcester Thursday morning. The fire broke out around 10 a.m. Firefighters largely knocked down the flames by around 11 a.m. The Water Street building’s bottom floor houses a plumbing company called K&N Plumbing and Supply. Several people were displaced by the fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 9:17:14 AM - SOURCE: WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston
Follow Up: Ware selectmen allege fire chief threatening to sue them, he denies it
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:18:49 -0700
The Board of Selectmen plan to meet behind closed doors on Tuesday night because Fire Chief Thomas Coulombe is threatening to sue them. The chief, in an interview, said that is wrong and there is no pending litigation on his part. Coulombe has been barred from coming to work since February, when selectmen and Ware Town Manger Stuart Beckley began investigating the chief.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 5:18:49 PM - SOURCE: The Republican - MassLive.com
Bourne police investigate rollover crash that caused fuel spill
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A two-vehicle crash caused a fuel truck to roll over and spill fuel on Route 28A on Thursday morning. The crash, which also involved a 2018 GMC Acadia, occurred in the area of Long Pond Drive in front of 1248 Route 28A at 10:39 a.m., according to Bourne Deputy Fire Chief Paul Weeks and the Bourne Police Department.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Cape Cod Times
New Bedford Fire Department & Local 841 mourn death of Firefighter Cory Combs
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 18:39:02 -0700
The New Bedford Fire Department and the New Bedford Firefighters Local 841 are mourning the death of Cory Combs, a firefighter assigned to Engine Company 8 in the city’s North End. Local 841, in a Facebook post Wednesday night, “announced the passing of active duty member Firefighter Cory Combs on October 8, 2019.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 6:39:02 PM - SOURCE: South Coast Today - Metered Site
Holyoke, Springfield receive grants for firefighting
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 13:06:50 -0700
As part of the Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) program from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), several local communities, including Longmeadow, Holyoke, and Springfield each recently received funds for equipment. “Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources necessary for protecting the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards,” states www.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 1:06:50 PM - SOURCE: East Longmeadow The Reminder
Block of Weymouth businesses suffers extensive damage in basement fire, officials say
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 15:41:10 -0700
A two-alarm basement fire caused extensive damage to a block of Weymouth businesses Wednesday afternoon, according to the Weymouth Fire Department. Officials said firefighters received the call at about 12:45 p.m. for a report of a fire at 396 Bridge St. “I went down to the basement, saw some smoke, came up to get my cellphone so I could get the flashlight on and see what’s going on and I couldn’t get down there again,” said Dan Cellucci, one of the business owners who was affected.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 3:41:10 PM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston
Hyannis Fire Department Announces Open House and Dedication
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 13:03:23 -0700
This Hyannis Fire District Board of Commissioners invites the public to a dedication and open house at the new Hyannis Fire Department headquarters. The event features food, family-oriented activities and demonstrations. The event is Saturday, October 19th at 11 a.m. at 95 High School Road Extension in Hyannis.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 1:03:23 PM - SOURCE: Cape Cod Today
Electrical fire in basement damages Framingham home
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 17:47:20 -0700
A Hancock Lane family will need to find a different place to live for the next few days following a fire in the basement of their home on Wednesday, authorities said. No one was injured in the 10 a.m. one-alarm fire at 8 Hancock Lane, Assistant Fire Chief Michael Dutcher said. The Fire Department went to the home after a monitoring company reported a possible fire in the basement.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 5:47:20 PM - SOURCE: Wicked Local Framingham
North Adams Fire Partners With Red Cross for Home Fire Preparedness Campaign
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 12:37:41 -0700
Firefighters visited more than two dozen homes on Tuesday to ensure they had working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Another 30 on the list this week. The project is a partnership between the city of North Adams and the Western Massachusetts chapter of the American Red Cross' national Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 12:37:41 PM - SOURCE: The Berkshires Online
Eversource Worker Shocked With Nearly 7,500 Volts in Sandwich
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 04:25:27 -0700
A utility worker has been hospitalized after receiving an electric shock of nearly 7,500 volts while working at a Massachusetts substation. Sandwich Fire Chief John J. Burke said Tuesday the Eversource worker suffered both entry and exit wounds from the electricity, including burns to his upper and lower extremities.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 4:25:27 AM - SOURCE: NECN
Hazardous materials incident reported in Groveland
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 13:06:09 -0700
Local and state authorities responded to a hazardous materials incident Sunday night on Salem Street following the discovery of containers of a crystalized substance along with a flammable substance. There were no reports of injuries and details on the potentially dangerous substances were not released as Groveland police and firefighters responded to Washington and Salem streets about 6:45 p.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 1:06:09 PM - SOURCE: Newburyport Daily News
Update: Case closes against Lynnfield firefighter accused of entering Rhode Island 7-Eleven naked
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The former Massachusetts fire captain who allegedly walked into the 7-Eleven on Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown nude on April 3 had his disorderly conduct charge filed in District Court on Monday, meaning it will be removed from court records one year from April 3 provided he does not face any additional charges.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Newport RI.com & Newport Daily News - Metered Site
Mattress Fire Causes Extensive Damage to Dennis Home
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 13:00:30 -0700
Dennis Fire and Police responded to a reported structure at 11:19AM, Monday morning. The duplex style dwelling was located at 87 Center Street, South Dennis. Upon arrival smoke was seen coming from the second floor of the building. The occupants of the building were out of the house when firefighters arrived.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 1:00:30 PM - SOURCE: Cape Cod Today
Man Dead in Brockton House Fire
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 04:53:14 -0700
A man died Tuesday in an early morning fire at a home in Brockton, Massachusetts, fire officials said. The blaze was reported at a home on Harvard Street, where the 3-story wood-framed building caught fire. About 20 people were displaced due to other issues in the 16-unit building, fire crews said.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 4:53:14 AM - SOURCE: NECN
Easthampton Fire Department finds unknown chemical in trailer, calls haz-mat emergency as precaution
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 08:21:44 -0700
The Fire Department declared a hazardous materials emergency for around three hours as a precaution Sunday afternoon after a trailer outside a Ferry Street business was reportedly leaking unknown vapor, according to Fire Chief David Mottor. Firefighters were called to 69 Ferry St for a report from a passerby that a trailer was smoking.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 8:21:44 AM - SOURCE: MassLive.com
Brockton fire recruits learn bailout, rappelling techniques
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 06:42:58 -0700
PHOTOS: It’s rare that a situation arises in which a firefighter has to jump out of a window. But in the event they ever have to, safety is the top priority. That’s why the 13 recruits in the recent Brockton Fire Academy spent time learning bailout techniques and how to rappel down buildings. If a firefighter is in an area away from an exit and a fire flashes over, meaning an exposed combustible ignites, a window might be the only option to get out of a burning building.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 6:42:58 AM - SOURCE: Brockton Enterprise
Boxford first responders surprised with special 'thank you'
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
First responders work tirelessly to help those who need assistance. From the dispatcher and firefighters to the ambulance drivers, EMTs and police officers who respond to an emergency, they all play a role. Many times, after coming to the rescue and handing the case off to the next group, like a hospital staff, first responders often don’t know how things end up.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New England Patriots
Vets, formerly homeless displaced in downtown Brockton fire
Sun, 06 Oct 2019 11:42:25 -0700
Veterans and formerly homeless people were among the 32 people temporarily displaced as a result of a kitchen fire in downtown Brockton on Saturday night, according to the Fire Department and a nonprofit that oversees the facility. A fire broke out at Jeff’s Place, a three-floor supportive housing facility at 26 Spring St.
- PUB DATE: 10/6/2019 11:42:25 AM - SOURCE: Brockton Enterprise
Broken hydrant forces evacuation of Boston building; structural integrity in question
Sat, 05 Oct 2019 10:45:49 -0700
A building on Beacon Hill has been evacuated after a fire hydrant gave way Saturday morning, according to the Boston Water and Sewer Commission. District Fire Chief Fred Lorenz said the structural integrity of the four-unit building at 89 Myrtle St. was in question. "Certainly, the corner of the building has been undermined by the flow of water.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2019 10:45:49 AM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston
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