Daily Dispatch: Massachusetts News
Legislative act allows Plymouth fire chief to work beyond mandatory retirement
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A special act of the state Legislature will allow the town’s fire chief to stay on the job past his mandatory retirement date next spring. The act, approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker last Friday, allows Fire Chief Ed Bradley to work until his 67th birthday in April 2022.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wicked Local Plymouth- Metered Site
2 Firefighters, 1 Other Person Injured in Pembroke Fire
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:01:13 -0700
Two firefighters and one other person were injured Friday night after a fire broke out in Pembroke, Massachusetts. A man was in the home on Oak Street and suffered second-degree burns on his hands and feet. Two firefighters also suffered leg injuries caused by hydrant issues, according to officials.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 8:01:13 PM - SOURCE: NECN
One person pulled from third floor of burning building in Dorchester
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 04:46:09 -0700
Boston firefighters battled flames and rescued one person Monday morning at a multifamily building in Dorchester. Firefighters said the fire was visible from the exterior when they arrived around 6:25 a.m. A second alarm was struck to call for additional resources. Officials described burning structure at 83 Holmes Ave.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 4:46:09 AM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston
2-Alarm Fire At Harvard Yard: Cambridge Fire
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 15:58:09 -0700
Firefighters were called to Harvard Yard for a report of a fire at Sever Hall, Saturday afternoon, according to fire officials. Fire officials called for a second alarm and backup after finding fire in the walls. According to early fire radio reports firefighters reported fire in the walls between the second and third floors.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2019 3:58:09 PM - SOURCE: Watertown Patch
Smoky machine fire doused at Mansfield sign company
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:43:13 -0700
Firefighters extinguished a smoky machine fire early Friday morning in a sign company at a warehouse near the Foxboro line. Firefighters responded to an alarm at DGS Retail at 60 Maple St. about 3:45 a.m. where a fire ignited in an automated machine that drills holes in aluminum and plastic sheets, Deputy Fire Chief James Puleo said.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 9:43:13 PM - SOURCE: Attleboro Sun Chronicle - Metered Site
West Springfield home heavily damaged by fire; 2 residents sent to hospital
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:02:44 -0700
A home at 279 Morton St. was heavily damaged by fire Friday morning, and two residents were injured, according to the West Springfield Fire Department. Deputy Chief Steven Manchino said two residents were taken by ambulance to Baystate Medical Center for treatment of injuries suffered in the 5:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 1:02:44 PM - SOURCE: El Pueblo Latino
Firefighters Rescue 4 People From Worcester Building
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 20:22:20 -0700
At least four people had to be rescued from a burning triple-decker in Worcester Thursday night. Video shows the fire erupting from the rear of the building on Harrison Street. “We couldn’t even make it to the front door,” said Diogenito Jorge, who was rescued. “We ran to one of the bedrooms opened up a third floor window, yelled for help and they came down with a ladder.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 8:22:20 PM - SOURCE: WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston
Woburn: Triple-Decker Home Deemed Total Loss in 3-Alarm Fire
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 05:03:27 -0700
Thick plumes of smoke could be seen coming from a multi-family home that was deemed a total loss in what is being investigated as a possible arson in Woburn, Massachusetts. Crews responded to a three-alarm house fire Friday morning on Sturgis Street, where flames ripped through a triple-decker home that housed 12 people.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 5:03:27 AM - SOURCE: NECN
Cut gas line causes 5 homes evacuated in Springfield
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 01:41:54 -0700
A natural gas line that was cut in a vacant house caused five homes to be evacuated after a dangerous level of gas was found in the Forest Park neighborhood. A passerby reported smelling a strong odor of gas at about 8:30 p.m., Thursday, at 79 Groveland St., said Capt. Brian Tetreault, commander of the Springfield Arson and Bomb Squad.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 1:41:54 AM - SOURCE: Mass Live
Off-Duty Waltham Firefighter Saves Lynnfield Man
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
An off-duty firefighter is being credited with saving the life of an older man in Lynnfield. On Aug. 6, while Tom Leard was padding around Pillings Pond in Lynnfield, he heard someone screaming for help. Rather than just call 911, he followed the screams to shore and to the second floor of a home. There he found an elderly man bleeding.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Waltham Patch
Mashpee Firefighter Looks To Return After Fight With Breast Cancer
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 01:52:09 -0700
Days after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Nicole Stanley—a lieutenant/paramedic with the Mashpee Fire Department—was rumbling through the hills of Vermont on her Harley-Davidson. “Wind therapy,” she called it. The ensuing months of treatment would include 16 weeks of chemotherapy and a bilateral mastectomy.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 1:52:09 AM - SOURCE: The Mashpee Enterprise - Metered Site
VIDEO: Father and young son escape fire that destroyed Orange home
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A father and son were able to escape a two-alarm fire that tore through their home on Moss Brook Road in Orange early Wednesday morning. According to the Orange Fire Department, crews were alerted of a large patch of black smoke that was visible from Route 2 on the west end of town just before 7 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWLP-TV NBC/CW+ 22 Springfield
Blazing a trail: Woman becomes first female fire recruit in Fall River history
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Heavy smoke, zero visibility, and extreme heat are just some of the challenges 22 recruits face as they train to become Fall River firefighters. But as the recruits faced their first live burn training of the academy, there was another first for the department itself — the first female recruit in the department’s history.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPRI 12 News
Chatham Paramedic Temporarily Adopts Dog of Sick Resident in Need of Care
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 14:24:20 -0700
A paramedic with a Massachusetts fire department is fostering the dog of a sick resident with a severe medical condition. The woman would not agree to receive treatment for her condition because she was concerned about Mia, her middle-aged Labrador retriever. That is when paramedic Michael Lopriore of the Chatham Fire Department decided to step in.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 2:24:20 PM - SOURCE: NECN
Horseback rider airlifted to Springfield
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 16:44:20 -0700
A teenager was airlifted to Springfield following a horseback riding accident at Dry Brook Stables on Wednesday afternoon. According to Bernardston Fire Chief Peter Shedd, the 17-year-old girl was taking riding lessons at around 2 p.m. in Dry Brook Stables’ arena, located at 265 Huckle Hill Road, when she lost control of the horse.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 4:44:20 PM - SOURCE: Greenfield Recorder - Metered Site
Plymouth man indicted on arson charge
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 10:44:16 -0700
A Plymouth County grand jury has indicted a Plymouth man accused of setting his own home on fire before leading police on a car chase. The indictment charges Edgar Newell with arson to a home, negligent driving, failing to stop for police and resisting arrest. It also transfers Newell’s case from Plymouth District Court to Plymouth Superior Court, where more serious cases are prosecuted and defendants can face longer sentences if convicted.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 10:44:16 AM - SOURCE: Quincy Patriot Ledger
Marshfield firefighter flown to hospital after falling
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 21:43:42 -0700
A 50-year-old off-duty Marshfield firefighter was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston by medical helicopter after falling off a ladder while doing housework Wednesday. The man suffered serious injuries in the fall, which happened at about 12:30 p.m. on Pleasant Street, Marshfield Fire Chief William Hocking said.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 9:43:42 PM - SOURCE: Quincy Patriot Ledger
Wilbraham appoints Michael Andrews as new fire chief
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 13:00:29 -0700
Michael Andrews, of Central Falls, Rhode Island, will serve as the next Wilbraham Fire Chief. The Wilbraham Board of Selectmen chose Andrews Monday night, but the contract still has to be finalized before he officially becomes chief. Andrews served as the acting deputy fire chief for the Central Falls Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 1:00:29 PM - SOURCE: Mass Live
Man Rescued by Ladder During Raging Taunton Fire
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 05:06:59 -0700
Crews remain at the scene of a destructive structure fire in Taunton, Massachusetts, where a firefighter was injured and one man was rescued by ladder. Firefighters were battling hot spots Wednesday morning after getting the three-alarm fire under control. The blaze was reported sometime before 8:20 p.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 5:06:59 AM - SOURCE: NECN
Plainville Fire Department marches into new era
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 17:35:46 -0700
The local fire department has a new look, with several promotions and new hires. At a ceremony during Monday night’s selectmen meeting, a new captain, four lieutenants, four firefighters and eight call firefighters were officially sworn in. Held in the new town hall, the ceremony was attended by dozens of family members, friends and firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 5:35:46 PM - SOURCE: Attleboro Sun Chronicle - Metered Site
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