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

Portsmouth firefighters get new patient cot system

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


Elderly woman hurt in Portsmouth crash

PORTSMOUTH — An 80-year-old woman suffered “severe injuries” after the car she was driving his a telephone pole on Bristol Ferry Road today. According to Deputy Fire Chief Michael O’Brien, at 11:45 a.m. the fire department received 911 calls reporting that a single car had struck a telephone pole in the area of 283 Bristol Ferry

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

This backhoe used by National Grid accidentally dug up a gas line next to Melville Elementary School Tuesday morning.

Gas leak at Portsmouth elementary school

PORTSMOUTH — A contractor working at Melville Elementary School Tuesday morning struck a buried gas line, sending firefighters to the scene to ventilate the building and National Grid to repair the damage to its pipe. There were no children in the school at the time. School Committee Chairman David Croston said the School Department is conducting

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