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24 Russell Street, Acushnet MA, 02743

             


February 24, 2011 - World Trade Center Steel arrives in Acushnet from New York City

Through the World Trade Center Artifacts Program, the town of Acushnet acquired a 2,700-pound piece of a steel beam that was recovered from the site of the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City.  With this artifact as the centerpiece, the town is planning to create a 9/11 memorial on the grounds of Fire Station #1 on Russell Street, to honor the memory of all the lives that were lost on that tragic day.

Members of the department drove to New York City to collect the artifact and bring it back to town.  Upon their arrival, the artifact was escorted into town to the fire station by a large contingent of fire apparatus and emergency vehicles.  Below are photos taken during the procession by Wendy Ashworth.


September 28, 2010 - Acushnet Fire Headquarters goes GREEN!

In an ongoing effort to curb energy costs, Acushnet Fire EMS Headquarters (Station 1) has become the first "Green" building in town with the recent addition of 92 solar panels on the southern side of the station's roof.  Not only are the panels capturing enough solar energy to fulfill the electricity needs of the building, they are also producing enough power to be shipped out into the commercial power grid creating credits with the local electricity provider.  In becoming the first "green" building in town, Acushnet now joins a worldwide trend of "green" initiatives striving toward energy efficiency.


June 14, 2010 - Flag Day Celebration

Members of the Acushnet Fire & EMS Department participated in Flag Day celebration activities on the grounds of the Middle and Elementary schools, along with other town employees and residents.  Below are pictures from th days events.


October 15, 2009 - Acushnet Firefighters visit Elementary School for S.A.F.E. Program

Acushnet Firefighters Tom Farland and Brian Gallant recently visited the 2nd graders at the Acushnet Elementary School for the Student Awareness of Fire Education, or SAFE Program.  Students were taught vital fire safety tips for the home as well as who to call in the event of an emergency.  They were able to see first-hand the equipment that firefighters use to enter burning structures.  The visit was concluded with a much-anticipated look at a real fire engine.

For more pictures, please be sure to visit Mrs. Roderigues' 2nd Grade Stars website at:
http://teacherweb.com/MA/AcushnetElementarySchool/MrsRodrigues/ap9.aspx

    


October 11, 2009 - Annual Open House

As is customary during "Fire Prevention Month," the Acushnet Fire / Rescue Department hosted its annual Open House on October 11, 2009.  Fire and Rescue personnel demonstrated the use of hydraulic vehicle extrication equipment, or the "Jaws-of-Life" to help remove a pretend victim from a damaged car.  EMS personnel were on hand to demonstrate how they render care to a victim trapped in a car, and also how they package the patient to transport to the hospital day.  In all, it was a day of beautiful weather and fun safety tips for residents.  Retired New Bedford Fire Chief Roger Nadeau was a special guest at the event.  Chief Nadeau is a member of the National Fallen Firefighters' Foundation, and he is currently restoring a donated fire engine from Weymouth, MA to serve as a rolling memorial to fallen firefighters.  His truck is pictured below in the photos.

 


October 19, 2008 - Annual Open House

The Acushnet Fire / Rescue Department held its annual open house coinciding with Fire Prevention Week.  Firefighters demonstrated vehicle extrication techniques with the Jaws-of-life, and Paramedics from the Acushnet Emergency Medical Services displayed how they properly "package" a trauma victim for transport to the hospital by placing a volunteer on a backboard assembly.  Below are photos from the event provided by Captain Michael Rothwell.


August 23, 2008

Retired Acushnet Fire Chief Arsene Cusson celebrated his 90th birthday on Saturday, August 23, 2008.  To help him celebrate the occasion, members of the Acushnet Fire Rescue Department, as well as the Rochester, Fairhaven, and Mattapoisett Fire Departments held an apparatus parade for Chief Cusson's review before having cake and ice cream with the Chief and his friends.  Below are photos from the event.

Congratulations Chief, and best wishes on many more happy years!


December 9, 2007

The Acushnet Fire / Rescue Department hosted its annual Christmas Sing-along with the lighting of the Christmas display on Sunday, December 9, 2007.  Santa Claus paid a special visit to the fire station to greet the children of Acushnet.  Thanks to Ed Pepin for providing the photos.

                 


October 14, 2007

The Acushnet Fire  / Rescue Department hosted its annual Open House, which served as the culmination of National Fire Prevention Week.  The highlight of the event was the dedication of the newest fire truck in the fleet, Squad 2, in memory of Capt. John Worthington.  A former member of the Acushnet Finance Committee and a 20-year veteran of the Acushnet Fire / Rescue Department, Capt. Worthington passed away in 1987.  Members of his family were on hand for the dedication ceremony.  A bronze plaque with Capt. Worthington's name and years of service has been permanently mounted above the pump panel on Squad 2. 

Immediately following the dedication ceremony, visitors were able to explore the brand new fire truck and some of its many capabilities.  A Jaws-of-Life demonstration was conducted and visitors were also given the chance to put out "practice" fires with the new Fire Extinguisher training prop.  Pizza and refreshments were provided by Papa Ginos.

Below are photos from the days events.

                   
 


July 27, 2007

The Acushnet Fire / Rescue Department is set to take delivery of a brand new rescue pumper that will be designated "Squad 2."  The truck, a 2007 International/Smeal rescue pumper, was manufactured by Smeal Fire Apparatus located in Nebraska.  On a recent trip to the manufacturing plant, Chief Gallagher performed a final inspection on the vehicle prior to its delivery to the local dealer.  Below are some preview photos of the new, state-of-the-art fire truck.

                       


July, 2007

After encountering problems with the tank dump system on the front of Tanker 1, Captain Mike Rothwell used some old fashioned Irish ingenuity to construct a special pipe to be fitted onto the front mounted pump of Tanker 1 to ease in the tank release operation.  Below are photos of the pipe being used during a drill.

           


July 4th, 2007 Parade - Freetown, MA

Acushnet Engine 5 participated in the 2007 - 4th of July Parade in Freetown, MA.  Firefighters Paul Frysinger and Peter Giampa took part in the parade with E-5.

                 

 

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