Local Newsmaine

  • For the Record 8/12

    Posted: August 1st, 2012

    LODDs Hit 35-Year Low The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released its annual Firefighter Fatality Report in June showing a total of 61 on-duty firefighter deaths in the United States in 2011, the lowest annual total of firefighter deaths for the second consecutive year, as well as the lowest annual total in 35 years. The number of firefighter deaths has also sharply decreased over the past three years, a dramatic decline from 105 deaths in 2008. “It is certainly good news that...

  • Firefighters Praised for Response to Nuclear Sub Fire

    Foster's Daily Democrat, Dover, N.H.
    Posted: July 17th, 2012

    Seacoast-area firefighters received national recognition Monday for their part in helping to extinguish a fire on board a nuclear submarine at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

  • Maine Chief Dies After Responding to Call

    Posted: June 25th, 2012

    Hollis Fire Chief George Davis, 62, reportedly went into cardiac arrest in his driveway after responding to a fire call early Saturday morning

  • Sterling Names Mercury Lumbar Bag to F4 Line

    Press Release
    Posted: October 25th, 2011

      Sterling Rope is excited to announce the latest addition to our line of F4 Escape products. We developed the Mercury lumbar bag as another option for efficient storage, carrying, and deployment. Worn directly below the SCBA, the new generation of bag offers several advantages and advancements.   •Reduced profile. Putting the system...

  • N.H. Man Injured in Hot Air Balloon Blast in Maine

    Posted: August 23rd, 2011

    LEWISTON, Maine -- A New Hampshire man was hospitalized after a hot air balloon explosion in Maine over the weekend. Andre Boucher, of Derry, was piloting the balloon and preparing for takeoff when the accident occurred Saturday night at the Great Falls Balloon Festival. Cellphone video shows puffs of white vapor -- apparently propane -- before a flash of fire hits Boucher and some of the seven other people in the basket.

  • Responding Maine Tanker Truck Hits Moose

    Posted: August 8th, 2011

    North Lakes firefighters called to the scene of a collision between a van and a moose Thursday night struck and killed another moose while responding, according to The Bangor Daily News.Firefighter Stephen Belanger was driving the North department's 1979 International tanker truck when a moose ran onto Route 161 about a mile from the first crash, Trooper Todd Stetson told the newspaper.He tried to avoid the moose, but could not and struck and killed the animal.

  • Speed, No Seat Belt Cited in Maine LODD

    Posted: July 15th, 2011

    Speed, not wearing a seat belt and driver error have been listed as contributing factors in a January crash that killed a Maine firefighter. The York County Sheriff's Office reconstructed the wreck that claimed the life of David E. Remington, 58, of Acton, according to Fosters.com. The Shapleigh volunteer firefighter was responding to an emergency call when he lost control of his 2005 Chevrolet 1500 pick-up truck. The truck rolled, struck two trees and came to rest on the...

  • Responding Maine Firefighter Killed in Crash

    Posted: January 4th, 2011

    A Maine firefighter was killed Monday night after he was ejected from his personal vehicle while responding to a call.David Remington, 58, was responding to a rescue call about 10 p.m. Monday when he lost control of his truck on Shapleigh Corner Road, according to WMTW TV.He was ejected as his truck rolled. Remington was pronounced dead on the scene, reports indicated.He was a firefighter with Shapleigh Fire Department.