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Man suffers traumatic injuries in Portsmouth accident

Man suffers traumatic injuries in Portsmouth accident

PORTSMOUTH — A male driver was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with “traumatic injuries” following a two-vehicle accident on Middle Road Thursday night. The Fire Department received several 911 calls reporting a serious accident in the area of 507 Middle Road at 10:11 p.m. Thursday, according to Deputy Fire Chief Michael P. O’Brien. Two ambulances and

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,

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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,

Police question a man in a yard along Seaconnet Boulevard Thursday following the fatal canoe accident.

Man who died in Portsmouth canoe accident identified

PORTSMOUTH — The R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement has identified the man who died after the canoe he was in capsized off Island Park Thursday afternoon. Michael A. Yazel, 65, of Portsmouth, died after being rushed to St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River by rescue workers, according to a statement released

Police speak with a man while investigating the incident Thursday on Seaconnet Boulevard. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth man who fell from canoe dies, paddler arrested

PORTSMOUTH — A 65-year-old local man has died after the canoe he was in capsized about 100 feet from shore off Island Park Thursday afternoon, Deputy Police Chief Brian Peters confirmed this morning. A second man in the canoe was arrested by R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement, he said. Deputy Peters would

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.

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