Daily Dispatch: Massachusetts News
Georgetown selectmen defend 49 percent raise for fire chief
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 03:08:48 -0700
Selectmen said a 49 percent raise for Fire Chief Fred Mitchell Jr. is justified because the town "got a great deal" and "a bargain" when it hired him three years ago. Mitchell, 51, a Rhode Island native, was hired in October 2015 at $63,359 with a contract that boosted his pay annually at 3 percent per year.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 3:08:48 AM - SOURCE: Newburyport Daily News
Freetown fire chief swears in new promotions
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:02:17 -0700
PHOTO - A pinning and swearing-in ceremony was held Monday to announce the promotions of five seasoned firefighters in Freetown’s Fire Department. Families and staff gathered at the Council on Aging during the town’s Board of Selectmen meeting to witness, congratulate and take pictures of the lauded public servants.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 1:02:17 PM - SOURCE: Fall River Herald News
Hamilton fire captain to become acting chief
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 01:42:47 -0700
When fire Chief Phil Stevens retires on Dec. 31, fire Capt. Raymond Brunet will take over the reins of the department. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously in favor of sliding Brunet, 53, into the acting chief's role on Jan. 1, 2019. If all goes according to plan, following a six-month trial period, Brunet will be the next to lead the department.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 1:42:47 AM - SOURCE: Salem News
Tiverton's reserve rescue vehicle won't be revived
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:02:19 -0700
The Fire Department’s reserve rescue vehicle won’t be revived after an electrical fire that started while firefighters were loading a cancer patient into the truck earlier this month. The fire caused too much damage for the 12-year-old truck to be repaired. “An outside contractor said it would be throwing good money after bad,” Fire Chief Robert Lloyd said.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 1:02:19 PM - SOURCE: Fall River Herald News
Fire Damages Harvard Square's Toscano Restaurant
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:33:11 -0700
A fire broke out Tuesday morning in Harvard Square, leaving a building slightly damaged and closing Toscano Restaurant. Cambridge Fire responded to the building on Story Street around 10 a.m. The fast-moving blaze began on the first floor, and there was heavy smoke showing when crews arrived. Cambridge Assistant Fire Chief Paul Sheehan told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bernice Corpuz the flames spread to the back of the building.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 4:33:11 PM - SOURCE: WXKS-FM Kiss 108
Come High Water, Chatham Rescuers Are Ready: Newly Acquired Vehicle Will Help During Flooding, Storms
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 01:41:27 -0700
When a series of coastal storms inundated Little Beach early this year, it was the first time in recent memory that rising water left people stranded in vulnerable neighborhoods. And with the barrier beach eroding and the sea level rising, officials predict it’ll happen again. When it does, the town will be ready to deploy its new high-water rescue vehicle to get rescuers into flooded areas and to get any stranded residents out to high ground.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 1:41:27 AM - SOURCE: Cape Cod Chronicle
Kids honor their heroes, Chelmsford firefighters
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:14:02 -0700
"A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tries to give back as much as possible and help people. A hero to me is someone who saves people and who really deeply cares." - Debi Mazar More than 140 kids at heart came out to support and honor their heroes, the men and women of the Chelmsford Fire Department, on June 12 at Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 1:14:02 PM - SOURCE: Dispatch News
Motorist freed from car that crashed into brook in Auburn
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:18:07 -0700
A woman was taken by ambulance to a hospital Monday night after the car she was in crashed through a barrier and into Stoneville Brook. The car came to a rest in the shallow water of the brook, which runs under a bridge over Oxford Street North, near Rochdale Street. The Auburn Fire Rescue Department reported on social media that the woman’s head remained above water as firefighters from Rescue 1 worked to extricate her.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 8:18:07 PM - SOURCE: Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Obituary: Charles W. Bellew, Retired Boston Lieutenant
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 01:54:59 -0700
Charlie proudly served in the US Marine Corp. He continued on to a career in service to his community as a Boston Firefighter, for 30 years, retiring as a lieutenant. He enjoyed playing golf, traveling and spending time with his family. Charlie was a skilled handyman and intelligent history buff. He will remembered for his great sense of humor and will be dearly missed.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 1:54:59 AM - SOURCE: Boston Herald
Nahant fire department rescues man who fell from a ladder
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:32:31 -0700
A man who fell while working on a roof Monday morning is being treated for non life-threatening injuries. Shortly before 8:30 a.m., the Nahant Fire Department received a call that a man had fallen from a ladder at the Rockledge Apartments on Willow Road, near the intersection of Wharf Street. Upon arrival, responding units from Ladder 31 and Ambulance 34 located an injured 59-year-old man on the first floor roof the building, according to a statement from the department.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 6:32:31 PM - SOURCE: Item Live
Train fire temporarily closes commuter lot in Foxboro
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:09:50 -0700
The County Street MBTA commuter parking lot was closed temporarily Monday morning when fire erupted in the hopper car of a freight train carrying a load of trash. Mansfield firefighters responded to the blaze around 6 a.m. and used a tower truck to spray a stream of water inside the car. Fire officials said it was the third such occurrence involving a CSX freight train this year.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 8:09:50 PM - SOURCE: Attleboro Sun Chronicle
Firefighters injured in Everett Blaze
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 08:48:52 -0700
One firefighter remains hospitalized from burns sustained in a blaze at a multifamily home in Massachusetts. Two firefighters and another person were injured in a blaze at the three-family home in Everett, but one firefighter and a woman have been released from the hospital as of Saturday morning. The fire was reported at about 2 p.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2018 8:48:52 AM - SOURCE: CBS Boston
Fire department's dive team do job amid unseen hazards in Worcester's lakes, ponds
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 18:54:57 -0700
For the frogmen of the Worcester Fire Department’s dive rescue team, underwater Lake Quinsigamond, murky and deep, is part maze, part minefield. Shopping carts proliferate in the water by White City. Brownie Beach once was a hot spot for getting rid of cars. And the cables under the surface that keep the rowing racecourse lanes aligned? They are an underwater cat’s cradle to be threaded.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2018 6:54:57 PM - SOURCE: Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Neighbor Alerts Residents To Fire At Dorchester Home
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:49:51 -0700
A home is damaged but all of its residents are safe after a fire broke out in a Dorchester home Saturday night. Firefighters responded to the blaze on Tonawanda Street around 10:45 p.m. They say a neighbor noticed the fire climbing up the side of the building and notified people in the home, allowing everyone to get out safely.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2018 5:49:51 AM - SOURCE: CBS Boston
Fire badly damages Amherst home near UMass campus
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 14:41:06 -0700
An early afternoon fire on Sunday at a house off Northampton Road badly damaged the structure, though no one was hurt. Amherst firefighters and emergency personnel vehicles from a number of other towns, including Northampton, Pelham and Belchertown, responded to the blaze at 110 Blue Hills Road, about a quarter of a mile from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2018 2:41:06 PM - SOURCE: Amherst Bulletin
Williamstown taking slow but steady process on new fire station
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:02:13 -0700
With the deed in hand for property that will house a new fire station, officials are looking ahead to the next steps in what will likely be a two-year process. The first priority will be hiring a firm to study the department's needs on the design front. "We are going very slowly because we don't want to miss a step," said John Notsley, chairman of the Williamstown Prudential Committee.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2018 3:02:13 PM - SOURCE: Berkshire Eagle
Worcester: First-floor fire quickly extinguished at Sigel Street three-decker
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 21:09:10 -0700
Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a fire Friday at a three-decker on Sigel Street. Firefighters went to 10 Sigel St. just before 7 p.m. for reports of an air conditioner on fire on the first floor. When they arrived they found fire in a window and quickly extinguished the flames, according to Deputy Chief Martin Dyer.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2018 9:09:10 PM - SOURCE: Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Acting Fire Chief Burke Promoted To Top Spot in Sandwich
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 02:26:29 -0700
Acting Fire Chief John J. (J.J.) Burke, who has been the spokesman and “face” of the Sandwich Fire Department for many years, was officially promoted to chief last night. The selectmen voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Chief Burke, who has been a firefighter in Sandwich since 1998. His hiring marks the third high-profile promotion of someone from town employee ranks in the last several months.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2018 2:26:29 AM - SOURCE: Cape News/Enterprise Newspapers
Fallen Boston firefighter remembered as the better teacher
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 03:55:08 -0700
Fallen Boston firefighter Justin Poitras was a hero in life and a hero in death. The 31-year-old former Marine whose smile lit up a room died on July 4, a day after he was injured in a motorcycle crash in Dorchester. His organs, his family said, were donated and saved the lives of six people. “Even at the very end, donating his organs to six people, he was always giving to others,” Father John Unni told the packed congregation who came to say goodbye to Justin at yesterday’s funeral Mass at St.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2018 3:55:08 AM - SOURCE: Boston Herald
Sharon: Factory Worker Gets Caught in Metal Cutting Machine, Dies
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700
A worker has died after he got stuck in a piece of machinery used to cut metal at a Sharon, Massachusetts, business on Thursday morning. Fire officials said the 26-year-old man was conscious and speaking with first responders when emergency crews first arrived at the scene. His name has not been released.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: necn.com

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