2.8.2018 - Garage/Barn Fire
Salmon Falls Road - Rochester, New Hampshire
Berwick Fire Department has two brand new identical Fire/Rescue Pumper trucks on the way this month
The new pumpers were engineered and built at the Toyne manufacturing plant in Breda, Iowa.
Both trucks feature a Spartan Metro Star MFD 10" chassis, Cummins ISL 450 horsepower engines and 3000 Allison EVS transmissions and will carry a hefty 1200 gallons of water operating with 1500 gallon Hale pumps.
The trucks also feature Fire Research telescoping lights.
Berwick purchased the new equipment through authorized Toyne dealership Eastern Fire Apparatus in Milton, New Hampshire. The trucks are expected to be in service and ready for response this February.
12.20.17 - Structure Fire - 72 Shapleigh Road, Lebanon Maine
11.29.17 - 1-2pm - Unidentified body of white male recovered from Cocheco River in Dover NH. Called in by passer-by, spotted near edge of river near Chestnut Street bridge.
Local first responders receive The American Heart Association Heart Saver Hero Award
shown in photo Left to Right: Berwick Fire Chief Dennis Plante, John Britton (American Ambulance), Rick Morrill (American Ambulance), Berwick Fire Captain Steve Plante, Somersworth Fire Lt. James Drakopoulos, Berwick Police Detective Bill Vachon, Berwick Firefighter Dylan Leary Not shown in photo Berwick Fire Captain Sam Tibbetts Berwick Firefighter Justin Menter (photo coutesy Erin Thomas)
On September 9, 2017 the Berwick Fire Department responded to a medical aid call involving a cardiac arrest with CPR in progress, Engine 2 and Chief Dennis Plante responded.
On arrival, CPR was in progress by off duty Somersworth Firefighter LT. James Drakopoulos.
Chief Plante and Captain Sam Tibbetts assumed CPR and shortly received assistance from Berwick firefighters Captain Steve Plante, Firefighter Dylan Leary and Firefighter Justin Menter, American Ambulance staff John Britton and Rick Morrill and Berwick Police Officer Bill Vachon.
As a result of each of their efforts, the patient was stabilized and transported to the hospital where he survived and was released from the hospital 3 days later.
First responders arrived at 1534 and patient was transported at 1600 for a total of 26 minutes of CPR on scene and first responders are credited by the patients doctors as life savers for their efforts.
In recognition of those who performed those lifesaving efforts, The American Heart Association presented the American Heart heart saver Hero Awards To:
Berwick Fire Department:
Chief Dennis Plante
Captain Sam Tibbetts
Captain Steve Plante
Firefighter Dylan Leary
Firefighter Justin Menter
Berwick Police Department:
Detective Bill Vachon
American Ambulance Staff:
LT. James Drakopoulos
Berwick Fire Department was called for smoke showing from the empty Prime Tanning building, one week after a similar call last Sataurday. crews responded from Berwick, South Berwick and Somersworth NH. State Fire Marshall is investigating.
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10.19.17 - Selection of images from the scene of a five-alarm blaze that ripped through a Sanford Maine neighborhood on Thursday afternoon
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Chief George Gorman
South Berwick Maine Fire Department
Appointed: November 4, 1966
Last Watch: October 7, 2017
When I am called to duty, God
whenever flames may rage,
Give me the strength to save some life
Whatever be its age.
Help me to embrace a little child
Before it’s too late,
Or some older person
from the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert
And hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently
to put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling
and give the best in me,
To guard my neighbor
And protect his property.
And if according to Your will
I have to lose my life,
Please bless with Your protecting hand
My children and my wife
Photographs by Erin Thomas
10.14.17 - Berwick Fire Department was toned early Saturday morning for visible smoke coming out of Prime Tanning Building on Sullivan Street.
Fire Marshal is investigating.
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