Saturday, May 11, 2013
Marblehead hosted classroom and field training for its firefighters and those from Swampscott, Gloucester and Oxford departments this week.
Twenty-eight firefighters converged on Riverhead Beach Wednesday running a network of lines through fire trucks and sending streams of water arcing into the harbor. At each truck, teachers from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy reviewed pump skills and critiqued firefighters' actions. Instructors peppered crews with questions, hosting mini field quizzes amid the din of hissing water and rumbling pumps. The goal, said Marblehead Fire Chief Jason Gilliland, is to keep firefighters' skills sharp for the real deal — fires. They know the drill. Marblehead firefighters have been through 12 weeks of fire academy training. "They know pumps and hydraulics front and back," the fire chief said. But the classroom studies, held Tuesday, and …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Firefighters hit the blaze from all sides this morning in a three-alarm fire at 50 Andrew Road.
Firefighters battled a major blaze at 50 Andrew Road this morning, containing it to the lot in bitter cold temperatures. No one was home when smoke was spotted about 9:15 a.m., said Deputy Chief Jim Potts. The family dog was lost in the blaze, he said. One Swampscott firefighter injured his hand and was transported to the hospital for treatment, he said. Firefighters arriving on the scene entered the house but were pulled back when the nearby fire hydrant froze and they were without water, the deputy chief said. Firefighters then hooked up to other hydrants on Paradise Road and pounded the blaze with water. They were delayed by minutes due to the frozen hydrant, said Potts. It's hard to tell exactly how long, he said, because minutes can …
Two Swampscott firefighters received minor injuries fighting the blaze.
Thursday morning Ronald Trapasso saw smoke coming from the windows above the porch at his next door neighbor's house. The cars in their driveway were gone and the kids, he figured, were at school, but he hollered "fire" and for anyone inside to come out. No answer. He called 911 and made a second trip to the house next door, the Ghirardinis. He opened the door and stepped in to see if he could locate the family pets, a dog and a cat. He heard a whooshing noise and backed out of the house, he said. Police and firefighters arrived to 50 Andrew Road about 9:15 a.m. Thursday. Firefighters entered that same front door and started pounding the blaze with water from a tanker, said Swampscott Deputy Chief James Potts. Soon that water ran out. …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The search continues for the Lynn man, according to the US Coast Guard.
The US Coast Guard received a report about 8:40 pm that the missing 23-year-old's kayak was located at Eisman's Beach with the oars stowed, said US Coast Guard Lt. Garrett Meyer. The search continues for the man, and, unless he is located, the search will continue through the night, the lieutenant said. "We are not ruling anything out, the search will continue," he said. Swampscott police said the man is from Lynn. He shoved off from Fisherman's Beach Saturday at 4 pm, the Coast Guard said, and he was due back in an hour and a half at 5:30 p.m. Authorities received a report that the man had not returned to Fisherman's Beach at 5:30 p.m., and this report triggered the search. Easiman's Beach is east of Fisherman's Beach, on the other side…
Friday, March 16, 2012
Swampscott police submitted this photo of a house fire over the Swampscott town line.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, March 16, 2012
This photograph was submitted by Swampscott police Det. Tim Cassidy. A house was ablaze this afternoon in Lynn on Williams Avenue just over the Swampscott line. Flames were shooting out of the front and smoke pouring from this three-stroy house as firefighters battled the blaze. Helicopters from media outlets were circling above Swampscott and Lynn this afternoon shooting blaze footage.