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Participants in the training exercise inspect the Boston Med Flight helicopter at Roger Williams University’s Baypoint Residence Hall on Anthony Road in Portsmouth Wednesday.

Portsmouth firefighters host air medical training

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Fire Department hosted a air medical training event Wednesday with the goal of cutting down response times for rescue situations. The training program was provided free of charge by Boston Med Flight at Roger Williams University’s Baypoint Residence Hall to more than 40 EMTs, firefighters and police officers from around the region....


Portsmouth firefighters commended after boat rescue

PORTSMOUTH — After leaving the scene of a fatal boat accident late Saturday, Portsmouth firefighters soon learned that their night was just beginning. Four people were rescued by firefighters shortly after midnight Sunday after their boat hit a channel marker in East Passage. The rescue took place shortly after a tragic boat accident in the area...

Denis Canario, Jr. lies on one of the new patient cots, while William DePiero looks on.

Portsmouth firefighters get new patient cot system

PORTSMOUTH — Thanks to a $40,000 grant from the Portsmouth Volunteer Fire Department, the fire station now has an advanced patient cot fastening system for two of the town’s ambulances. Deputy Chief Michael O’Brien said the equipment is designed to protect responders from lift injuries, while providing patients with safer transportation to the hospital. That in...

Evan Katz (left) and Dennis Canario Jr. carry the rescued "victim" outside Elmhurst School after a training drill last week. Looking on are Kyle Teixeira (between the two men), Brendan Phelan (right) and Deputy Fire Chief Michael O'Brien (in back).

Portsmouth firefighters use vacant school for training

PORTSMOUTH — With plumes of black smoke billowing out of Elmhurst School, Deputy Fire Chief Michael O’Brien explains the situation to firefighters who have just arrived on the scene. “We have one civilian missing. Nobody’s seen him since the fire started,” he tells firefighters Kyle Teixeira, Dennis Canario Jr., Brendan Phelan and Evan Katz, who were...

Portsmouth firefighter Connor O'Neill displays some of the hoses now used by the department that will be replaced thanks to a federal grant.

Portsmouth firefighters get boost from federal grant

PORTSMOUTH — Some of the hoses that firefighters are using are older than Deputy Chief Michael O’Brien. “They’re from the ’60s,” he said. Fire hoses don’t get better with age, either. The deputy chief said there’s been a 50 percent increase in hose failures over the past five years. While battling an Island Park fire...


Portsmouth firefighters to hand out Thanksgiving baskets

PORTSMOUTHPortsmouth Firefighters Local 1949 will hold their second annual Thanksgiving food baskets distribution in November to families that have fallen on hard times this holiday season. Anyone who knows of a family that could use a basket (including their own), this Thanksgiving the firefighters ask that you contact them. Send name, address, and...

Letter: Thanks to Portsmouth police, firefighters

To the editor: I was involved in an auto accident on West Main Road in Portsmouth this week. I would like to compliment the Portsmouth police and fire departments for their efficiency and professionalism in responding to the accident. Robert Munro  Portsmouth


Firefighters: Smoke detectors saved Portsmouth family

PORTSMOUTH — Members of a local family whose house caught fire early Tuesday morning are safe today because they did everything right, firefighters say. The Fire Department received a 911 call at 1:09 a.m. Tuesday reporting a fire in an occupied home at 49 Hathaway Drive, according to Deputy Fire Chief Michael O’Brien. Firefighters arrived to...

Posing in front of the new ambulance are (from left) Portsmouth Volunteer Fire Department members Henry Rodrigues, president; Herb Rego, trustee; and Larry Faryniarz, secretary. Not pictured is Billy Bigelow, treasurer.

Portsmouth volunteer firefighters donate last ambulance

PORTSMOUTH — For decades it’s worked to keep the town supplied with rescue vehicles and state-of-the-art medical equipment, but now the Portsmouth Volunteer Fire Department (PVFD) is turning that task over to Joe Taxpayer. Last week the Fire Department welcomed the few remaining members of PVFD to reminisce over old times and thank them for...

A Fire Department ladder truck was used to make this picture of the "We Love Portsmouth" human heart. The Portsmouth 375th banner is in the middle.

Firefighters take ‘We Love Portsmouth’ photograph

PORTSMOUTH — Roberta Stevens was relieved to see the “We Love Portsmouth” human heart photograph finally come together Sunday afternoon. The Portsmouth 375th Steering Committee had originally planned the picture at a soup-and-salad fund-raiser on Feb. 17, but a snowstorm forced the group to cancel the event. “I made 80 bowls of soup and I’ve been...