Search Results for: Portsmouth firefighters

Firefighter Dennis Canario, Jr., Firefighter Ethan Delaney and Lt. Brendan Martin (from left) try out the new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

Portsmouth firefighters acquire improved breathing apparatus

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Fire Department has acquired new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) that firefighters say represents a significant upgrade from their current inventory. The protective equipment was purchased with funds received from the FEMA “Assistance to Firefighters Grant” awarded to the department earlier this year, according to Deputy Chief Michael P. O’Brien. “The new units,...

tWWq516h_400x400

Letter: Portsmouth firefighters always there for Prudence

Editor’s note: This letter was addressed to Town Administrator John Klimm in regards to a fatal house fire that took place on Prudence Island in October. To the editor: On the evening of Oct. 16, 2014, the Prudence Island Volunteer Fire Department (PIVFD) was dispatched to Ross Avenue, on Prudence Island, for a reported house...

Letter: Portsmouth firefighters thank Dr. DeLeo

To the editor: This letter has been written on behalf of the Portsmouth Fire Department to express our gratitude to Dr. Julia DeLeo of Linden Tree Family Health Center. Recently, Dr. DeLeo agreed to become the medical director of the Portsmouth Fire Department’s emergency medical services. The efforts of the medical director allow the Portsmouth...

Portsmouth fire station

Portsmouth firefighters win $142,000 grant

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Fire Department has received a $142,000 grant that will be used to replace the department’s inventory of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), which is more than 10 years old. The mission of the competitive Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG), administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency under The Department of Homeland Security,...

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....

image001

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...

images

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...

Top