North Adams Firefighters Local 1781

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02/05/2020

Reminder, Union meeting tonight at the station @ 7PM, contract proposals! All members are encouraged to attend!

North Adams 911
01/30/2020

North Adams 911

Help us help you. One very important fact, that clear and readable numbers add to the speed of response for Fire, EMS and Police. Make sure you do your part.

North Adams Museum of History & Science
01/27/2020

North Adams Museum of History & Science

January 26, 1946: “Plastic Helmets Given Firemen”

“Fireman Lawrence P. Macksey of headquarters is seen wearing his new plastic firemen’s helmet. The helmets were distributed to all members of the department yesterday and are designed to give firemen protection from falling objects. The plastic helmets are considered better than the old style metal helmets because they do not conduct electricity should a fireman come in contact with bare wires. They are similar to plastic helmets worn by construction workers.”

North Adams 911
01/25/2020

North Adams 911

The voices in the dark. As most people know Scanner Radio is one of the most listened to forms of broadcast. Be it a home, mobile scanner or an app on your smart phone, people are listening. This is an attempt to put some faces with the assistance you hear either on the phone or scanner. And maybe a "thank you" when you see them in passing. More photos will follow as I attempt to photo all the Crew. "From this ol' photographer ... Thank you !"

North Adams 911
01/22/2020

North Adams 911

When you press those three buttons on your phone, 9-1-1, this is where it all starts. Before the tones drop in the Fire Department, before the Police hit the Blue lights and before Emergency Medical units respond the 9-1-1 dispatchers are the voices that make sure help is sent to the correct location as quickly as possible. They are also the face never seen, but that calm and organized voice that stays with you when you need it most, before EMS, Police and Fire arrive on the scene. “Thank you for all you do Dispatchers”

WCVB Channel 5 Boston
01/16/2020

WCVB Channel 5 Boston

BREAKING NEWS: 11-year-old Charlotte has been FOUND SAFE! She was found in the suspect vehicle on the Mass. Pike. Updates to come. https://on.wcvb.com/2Tt0zWC

Massachusetts State Police
01/16/2020

Massachusetts State Police

CANCEL AMBER ALERT:
UPDATE 1/15/2019 at 7:30 p.m. : State Police have located the suspect vehicle. Charlotte Moccia has been located safe and sound. Full release and additional information to follow. AMBER Alert is CANCELLED.

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UPDATE: New Photo for Suspect Vehicle in Amber Alert Abduction

This photo of a blue Honda was taken yesterday in the same area of Springfield where the abduction of CHARLOTTE MOCCIA occurred today. We believe it is the same vehicle involved in the abduction. Please note car is blue with very distinct yellow fog lights. In addition it has no inspection sticker and no front license plate.

Massachusetts State Police and Springfield Police are searching for an 11-year-old girl who was reported to have been abducted this afternoon in the area of Princeton and Amherst streets.

MSP is issuing an AMBER Alert.

Preliminary investigation suggests that CHARLOTTE MOCCIA, 11, of Springfield, was forced into a car at approximately 1:26 p.m. today, not long after she got off her school bus. CHARLOTTE is described as white, approximately 4’2” tall and 60 lbs., with brown eyes and long brown hair. She is believed to have been wearing a white fur-lined jacket, khaki pants, and a dark colored shirt possibly with the logo of the Hampden Charter School (see photos). CHARLOTTE may have her school laptop with her.

Preliminary investigation suggests that a white or Hispanic male was walking behind CHARLOTTE and forced her into the back of an older model (believed to be 2001-2005), dark blue or black Honda, possibly a Civic, with an unknown plate. The vehicle has distinctive aftermarket rims and a moonroof. Investigation indicates that the car was being operated by a white or light-skinned Hispanic female. (Photos of the actual car are below).

Anyone who thinks they see or have seen CHARLOTTE, or this vehicle or the suspects, or anyone who has information about this incident, should call 911 immediately.

We will update with any developments as necessary.

Massachusetts State Police
01/16/2020

Massachusetts State Police

CANCEL AMBER ALERT:
UPDATE 1/15/2019 at 7:30 p.m. : State Police have located the suspect vehicle. Charlotte Moccia has been located safe and sound. Full release and additional information to follow. AMBER Alert is CANCELLED.

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MSP ISSUING AMBER ALERT FOR 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL APPARENTLY ABDUCTED OFF SPRINGFIELD STREET

Massachusetts State Police and Springfield Police are searching for an 11-year-old girl who was reported to have been abducted this afternoon in the area of Princeton and Amherst streets.

MSP is issuing an AMBER Alert.

Preliminary investigation suggests that CHARLOTTE MOCCIA, 11, of Springfield, was forced into a car at approximately 1:26 p.m. today, not long after she got off her school bus. CHARLOTTE is described as white, approximately 4’2” tall and 60 lbs., with brown eyes and long brown hair. She is believed to have been wearing a white fur-lined jacket, khaki pants, and a dark colored shirt possibly with the logo of the Hampden Charter School (see photos). CHARLOTTE may have her school laptop with her.

Preliminary investigation suggests that a white or Hispanic male was walking behind CHARLOTTE and forced her into the back of an older model (believed to be 2001-2005), dark blue or black Honda, possibly a Civic, with an unknown plate. The vehicle has distinctive aftermarket rims and a moonroof. Investigation indicates that the car was being operated by a white or light-skinned Hispanic female. (Photos of the actual car are below).

Anyone who thinks they see or have seen CHARLOTTE, or this vehicle or the suspects, or anyone who has information about this incident, should call 911 immediately.

We will update with any developments as necessary.

North Adams 911
01/15/2020

North Adams 911

Had a call for a MVA on Curran Hwy this afternoon a little after 3 pm. While the damage was not extensive and no injuries, I almost walked away without even turning the camera on. But as I was making my way to the car Firefighter King turned to me and said "There is your photo ! " There was Firefighter Hayden keeping the young passenger, of one of the vehicles, out of harms way giving him a tour of Engine1, while the NAPD and the emergency response did their work. Great work guys !!

Pittsfield Fire Department I.A.F.F 2647
01/09/2020

Pittsfield Fire Department I.A.F.F 2647

Shout out to our Brothers and Sisters in Blue. Thanks for having our Backs, We've got yours..
🚓🚒🇺🇲

Pittsfield Fire Department I.A.F.F 2647
01/08/2020

Pittsfield Fire Department I.A.F.F 2647

Only Four week left to Apply for the Massachusetts Fire Fighters Civil Service Exam.

North Adams 911
01/03/2020

North Adams 911

Shortly after noon today a fire at 34 Mohawk Forest was reported with heave smoke coming from the apartment. NAFD, NAPD and NBEMS responded within minutes to bring the fire under control. The Mohawk Forrest maintainable crew also helped before emergency services arrived at the scene. No one was injured and the family pet was also saved and in good condition.

North Adams 911
12/31/2019

North Adams 911

Please take the offer, if needed.

North Adams Police Deliver Meals to Families In Need
12/23/2019
North Adams Police Deliver Meals to Families In Need

North Adams Police Deliver Meals to Families In Need

Officers Erik Thomas, left, with Police Chief Jason Wood and Officer Matthew Meranti on Monday. The department raised money to buy dinners and presents for local residents. NORTH...

12/22/2019
The Worcester 6: Heroes Remembered - Episode 4

The Worcester 6: Heroes Remembered - Episode 4

Episode #4 – The Next Generation Twenty years later, seven sons of the fallen have followed in their fathers’ footsteps and become Worcester firefighters, a ...

North Adams 911
12/22/2019

North Adams 911

With the assistance of NAFD, NBEMS and NAPD, Santa and Mrs. Clause made some early stops around North Adams today to spread some Christmas Spirit for youths in the city. Thank you to all departments. There were a lot of Christmas smiles everywhere. NA Strong.

Pittsfield Fire Department I.A.F.F 2647
12/19/2019

Pittsfield Fire Department I.A.F.F 2647

The PFD may have had a busy day yesterday, but we were still able to squeeze in our annual delivery of presents for the kids at DCF!!!

12/04/2019

All members, we have a Union meeting tonight, 12/4 @ 7pm at the station!

Thank you to everyone that donated to us this past Sunday for our Toy Drive for the children of North Adams!! If anyone ...
12/03/2019

Thank you to everyone that donated to us this past Sunday for our Toy Drive for the children of North Adams!! If anyone still has new toys that they would like to donate, they can be dropped off at the either at the Fire Dept or Police dept!!

Worcester Fire Department
12/03/2019

Worcester Fire Department

Today, on the 20th anniversary of December 3rd, we remember and honor FF Brotherton, FF Jackson, FF Lucey, FF Lyons, FF McGuirk, LT Spencer.

Our Heroes Fallen but not forgotten.

#W6 #WFD #WorcesterFireDepartment

Come on down to see Travys and the rest of the North Adams EMS Family at our annual toy drive for  the children of North...
12/01/2019

Come on down to see Travys and the rest of the North Adams EMS Family at our annual toy drive for the children of North Adams!!

Ludlow Fire Department
11/29/2019

Ludlow Fire Department

At 11 this morning we had a tone for an oven fire. Before arriving on scene the oven smothered itself out. Once we arrived on scene, we unplug the oven and told her she couldn't use it until she had it checked out. Some tears started to come out as she was starting Thanksgiving dinner for her three children. A few members of the department decided we needed to do something. We ended up going back to the house and grab all her food and taking it back to the fire station and cooked it for her. We delivered the cook food back at about 4:30. Special thanks to firefighter Kissel for preparing the food.

11/26/2019

Come down and see us this Sunday from 10-3 and help make a child's Christmas a little brighter!!!

AFSCME L-1202 Professional Paramedics of Fall River
11/21/2019

AFSCME L-1202 Professional Paramedics of Fall River

Today, the Thin Red Line stands strong at the front of Cinderella’s Castle in honor and remembrance of Worcester Fire Department’s Lieutenant Menard. 8 days ago, Lieutenant Menard lost his life while saving the lives of others. He was scheduled to leave for a Disney vacation with his family the same morning he made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest Easy Lieutenant, we’ll take it from here.

LODD 11/13/19

Respectfully,
Fall River Fire Department Paramedics

Thank you to one of our paramedics for making this happen.

Worcester Fire Department
11/13/2019

Worcester Fire Department

It is with a very heavy heart that Chief Michael Lavoie, City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. and Mayor Petty announce the devastating loss of Lt. Jason Menard, a member of the WFD since 2010 assigned to Ladder 5, Group 2 at McKeon Road Fire Station. Lt. Menard succumbed to his injuries battling a 4 alarm fire on Stockholm Street this morning, Wednesday, November 13. He leaves behind his wife Tina, 3 children & parents. It is an extremely difficult day for the Worcester Fire Department. Lt. Menard and his crew acted selflessly and heroically. Please keep the family of Lt. Menard, his friends and crew in your thoughts and prayers.

11/13/2019

Our thoughts and prays are with the Worcester Fire Fighters and their families!!!

North Adams Tourism
10/29/2019

North Adams Tourism

Downtown NAMA Trick or Treat is this evening from 4:30-6:00 p.m. (not to be confused with citywide Trick-or-Treat on Halloween) and City Hall is excited to be participating! Look for the ghost in the window!
We encourage all families participating in this event to visit us at 10 Main Street where we'll be handing out treats in the lobby during the event.

Pittsfield Fire Department I.A.F.F 2647
10/28/2019

Pittsfield Fire Department I.A.F.F 2647

The 104th Annual Pittsfield Permanent Fire Fighters Benefit Association Ball was held Saturday night, October 26 at Proprietor's Lodge (the former ITAM Lodge.) Thanks to all those who attended or donated gifts for the raffle.

The North Adams Firefighters Local #1781 presenting the MDA with a check for $4,608 from our annual Boot Drive that we h...
10/25/2019

The North Adams Firefighters Local #1781 presenting the MDA with a check for $4,608 from our annual Boot Drive that we held on Oct 5th! We would like to thank the community for it’s unbelievable, and continued support!!! We also want to recognize the North Adams branch of NBT Bank, for allowing us to use their coin machine for free to make sure every penny went to the MDA!!!

Pittsfield Fire Department I.A.F.F 2647
10/24/2019

Pittsfield Fire Department I.A.F.F 2647

In honor of the late Deputy Chief Bruce Kilmer and marking the five year anniversary of his passing, the new PFD Honor Guard was unveiled and officially pinned last night at Headquarters. Chief Sammons, Deputy Kilmer's daughter Jamie and two sons Jason and Josh and his longtime companion Chrissy had the honors of pinning each of the new members.

Thank you the many supporters who helped make this possible and a special thank you to the honor guard members for their dedication to this honorable mission and carrying on Deputy Kilmer's legacy.

Williamstown Forest Warden Department
10/14/2019

Williamstown Forest Warden Department

The Williamstown Forest Wardens and the Williamstown Fire Dept. was dispatched at around 1500 hours Sunday for a hiker on the MT Prospect trail on MT Greylock with a broken ankle. We called out mutual aid to assist in carrying 1 one person out of a group of 3. North Adams Fire, Clarksburg Fire, Pownal Fire, NBAS and DCR and Scott Lewis. We sent first team in to meet up with DCR who was on trails near by. As we gained rescuers two more teams were sent in to assist team one as it was getting dark at this point. All out of woods by 22:00 hours.
I would like to thank all personal for the hard work they performed in the dark and with no injuries. Hiker was transported to BMC.

Pittsfield Fire Department I.A.F.F 2647
10/06/2019

Pittsfield Fire Department I.A.F.F 2647

Today we Honor those of our Brothers and Sisters who've given the Ultimate Sacrifice in Service to their Communities on National Fallen Firefighters Day.......

North Adams Police Department, Massachusetts
09/24/2019

North Adams Police Department, Massachusetts

Northern Berkshire Emergency Planning Committee
09/09/2019

Northern Berkshire Emergency Planning Committee

The Northern Berkshire REPC is happy to announce that they distributed the final items from a grant that they received from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety & Security-Homeland Security Division.
This was a competitive grant that was awarded to our region and allowed for the City of North Adams Police and Fire Departments, Adams Police, Fire & EMS, Williamstown Fire & Police along with Northern Berkshire EMS to receive specialized equipment in the event of an Active Shooter/Hostile Threat.

These items consisted of ballistic vests and helmets for NAFD and NBEMS. tactical training equipment, which was used in the past year for all agencies. These agencies also received active shooter/hostile threat response bags, which are designed for Stop the Bleed and critical life-saving interventions that can be used in the "Warm Zone" of an incident.

As always, items through the NB-REPC are regional assets and knowing the potential impact of an incident of this nature, these agencies have been trained and will respond with this equipment whenever or wherever it may be needed.

Great teamwork in building regional assets, training methods and response capabilities.

09/07/2019
Truck Company Ops.

Truck Company Ops.

Ladder grab in Passaic, NJ! Not everything goes according to the text book and that is part of what makes the job so great.

Boston Fire Museum
09/05/2019

Boston Fire Museum

Everyone associated with firemen, no matter where they serve, know the important role his or her helmet plays in their career. Their helmet protects them from fire, heat and falling objects. Many firemen serve with their helmet throughout their career. Losing a helmet is devastating to a fireman. Losing it by theft is tragic.

And so, we are making an appeal to all our Facebook friends. A retired BOSTON FIREMAN needs our help. After serving many years as a member of the Boston Fire Department, the fireman retired. Soon after he retired, his helmet was stolen.

There is a $1,000 reward leading to the recovery of the helmet. It is similar to the Ladder 4 helmet in the picture. Markings of Ladder 16 & Engine 51 and the initials MT are on the back lip of the helmet.

If everyone receiving this Facebook posting shares it with their friends maybe the power of social media will locate the helmet. If anyone has information on the location of the helmet please call the fire museum at 617-338-9700 and leave a message. $1,000 reward, no questions asked!

08/31/2019
North Adams Police Department, Massachusetts

North Adams Police Department, Massachusetts

08/31/19

A ring was found in the St. Anthony’s parking lot this morning. It appears to be an engagement style ring.
If anyone has lost or knows someone that has lost a ring please have them call NAPD Dispatch at 413-664-4945 x 1 and have them describe the ring that is lost.
Please share post.
Thank you and enjoy this beautiful Saturday.

North Adams Museum of History & Science
08/29/2019

North Adams Museum of History & Science

August 29, 1945: “Early Morning fire Forces Eight People Into Street”

“Eight persons, including a 70-year-old man and an 85-year-old woman were forced to flee a fire that began about 3 o’clock this morning when it broke out, apparently starting in an outside rubbish bin, and gutted two upstairs tenements at 41-43 Union street. However, all escaped without injury, although they lost nearly all of their personal possessions.

“The man was Peter Lemoine who lived in a rear tenement with his son, Ferdinand, 41 at 43 Union street. It was Ferdinand who first discovered the blaze and after awakening his father, called the Joseph Varrieur family, which lives in the front of the building. Besides Mr. and Mrs. Varrieur were three children, Rita, 23, Dorothy, 13 and Clair, 11, and Mr. Varrieur’s mother, Mrs. Mary Varrieur, 85. The elderly Mrs. Varrieur is infirm and was assisted from the burning house by her son as flames were licking from the rear porch about 30 feet in the air.

“Both the Lemoine and Varrieur kitchens, both of which open on to the rear porch, were gutted and nearly everything in them was destroyed. The rest of the two apartments were badly damaged with smoke, water and heat. The Pelican Grill, which occupies the ground floor of the building, was damaged by water which seeped through form the upper stories.

“Although the fire centered on the east side of the building, the heat inside was so intense that paint on the outside wall was blistered and the wall was discolored where heat escaped through broken windows. The east side borders on an alleyway leading to a part of the Shapiro Motors, Inc., and part of this brick building was so hot that it would burn the skin if touched.

“When firemen arrived, after being summoned on a bell alarm sounded from Box 16, located on the Hoosac river bridge, just east of the fire, flames were shooting high into the air. Despite the early hour of the morning, a large crowd of spectators was attracted to the scene. The light of the fire on the early morning sky and dense clouds of smoke could be seen as far away as West Main street.

“Early arriving spectators said the flames shot up the side of the building and spread with amazing rapidity and expressed surprise that firemen were able to confine the blaze as much as they did.

“A humorous note was injected into the drama when Fireman Lawrence Belanger became thoroughly soaked when someone turned water into a ‘dry’ hose he had just laid down behind him while trying to open the door into the Pelican Grill. As soon as the water went into the hose, it began to writhe like something alive and required the work of Fireman Belanger and several spectators to bring it under control.

“The building is owned by Samuel Shapiro, president of Shapiro Motors, who recently announced plans for opening an auto parts store on the ground floor where the grill is now located. The building is covered by insurance, Mr. Shapiro said, but neither Mr. Lemoine nor Mr. Varrieur have an insurance on their personal belongings.

“Four police officers, Patrolmen William G. McKane, Euclid M. Gagner, John M. McConnell and William E. Duffy were on hand t direct traffic and keep spectators away from the building. Berkshire Street Railway buses were re-routed.”

This photograph was published in the paper with this article. Do you know any of the people mentioned? :-)

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North Adams, MA
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