Keyword: Portsmouth Fire Department
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PORTSMOUTH — A body was found during the search through the remains of one of the homes destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.   "We did discover a body, but we have no identification yet," Fire … more
PORTSMOUTH — A raging fire fueled by winds off the Sakonnet River destroyed two homes and badly damaged another early Wednesday morning in Common Fence Point.  Three residents who … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 61-year-old man driving an SUV that was involved in a serious head-on collision on the Escape Bridge Monday morning was later transported to a hospital by a Boston MedFlight helicopter. more
PORTSMOUTH — A couple safely escaped a two-alarm fire that “completely destroyed” their mobile home at Sunny Acres off Bristol Ferry Road Sunday morning, Fire Chief Michael Cranson said. more
PORTSMOUTH — About 30 years after the late Henry “Hawk” Silvia revived the Santa Tours in Portsmouth, family members and a group of dedicated volunteers are still bringing … more
PORTSMOUTH — By learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), members of the public become valuable partners with first responders when it comes to saving lives, according to Lt. Dominic … more
PORTSMOUTH — For the past two years, says Vonnie Nordby, the residents of Portsmouth Housing have been looking at an empty flagpole. “The flag has been missing for two years and … more
PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — It appeared to be one the largest mutual-aid rescues ever seen in the Sakonnet River, as a couple dozen first responders from Portsmouth, Tiverton and beyond … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Fire Department hosted its annual open house Sunday, giving kids and their parents a crash course on firefighting and rescue techniques, CPR, and what to do in … more
PORTSMOUTH — Police and EMTs are responding to more and more opioid overdoses and seeing younger users every year, according to Police Chief Thomas Lee and Fire Chief Michael … more
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