Tag Archives: Portsmouth Fire Department

Portsmouth firefighters pack up lines of hose after extinguishing a brush fire that ignited the hull of a Fiberglas boat on East Main Road early Saturday night. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Permitted Portsmouth brush fire gets out of control

Permitted Portsmouth brush fire gets out of control

PORTSMOUTH — When you get a permit for a controlled burn in your yard, make sure it’s for the right size fire. That’s the lesson to be learned from a brush fire that got out of control and ignited a nearby boat hull early Saturday evening. The fire took place in the backyard of a home

Portsmouth residents would have to pay to use Sandy Point Beach — $30 for a season pass — under a recommendation by the New Revenue Working Group. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth looks to fees for new revenue sources

PORTSMOUTH — Local residents would have to pay to use Sandy Point Beach and for ambulance service, and shell out considerably more for a mooring, under a list of recommendations a new panel has made in hopes of boosting revenue for the town’s coffers. The town could bring in more than $685,000 in additional revenue

Town Council President James Seveney reads a proclamation of congratulations to Lt. Kenneth Stone, who retired last month after 20 years of service. Fire Chief Michael Cranson is at far right.

Retiring Portsmouth lieutenant firefighter congratulated

PORTSMOUTH — Lt. Kenneth Stone of the Portsmouth Fire Department was presented with a proclamation of congratulations by the Town Council Monday night on the occasion of his retirement after 20 years of service. Lt. Stone’s retirement was effective July 6. He first began his career with the Fire Department on July 5, 1994. In a

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.


Discarded cigarette blamed for Portsmouth fire

PORTSMOUTH — An improperly discarded cigarette was the likely cause of last week’s fire that displaced a family of four from their Sprague Street home, a representative from the state fire marshal’s office said Monday. The official said an investigation of the incident revealed that a lit cigarette appeared to have accidentally ignited some outside


Letter: Even in death, Drew Peckham still making a difference

To the editor: This letter has been written on behalf of the grateful men and woman of the Portsmouth Fire Department. On April 16, 2014, Firefighter (Honorary) Andrew D. Peckham passed away after a long battle with muscular dystrophy. Drew will be long remembered here at Portsmouth Fire Department not because of his disease, but