Posted March 1, 2015 By Nick
Posted January 22, 2015 By Paul Balentine
Posted January 8, 2015 By Paul Balentine
Shortly before midnight on Thursday night January 8,2015 York Village and York Beach Fire Departmemts were toned out to respond mutual aid to Wells with a tank truck from each department. Wells Fire Department had a vehicle fire extend into a detached garage which had become well involved with fire, they also had exposure problems. The fire was located on Horace Mills Rd. There were no fire hydrants close enough to lay hose to so all water had to be trucked in with tankers. Tank 4 and York Beach Engine 5 were joined by Wells Engine 5, South Berwick Tank 3, Berwick Tank 4, shuttling water to the fire scene.
Photo credit goes to Scoop BlitzFire for the use of his photographs, Thank You, Scoop!!
Posted January 6, 2015 By Paul Balentine
At around 1700 hours on January 6, 2015, York Village and York Beach Fire Departments were dispatched to 35 Route 1 for a report of a building fire. York dispatch advised that they were receiving calls. York Beach Car 3 (Asst. Chief Welch) was in the area and arrived first. He reported heavy fire showing from the roof and rear of the building. C-1 immediately requested a first alarm “working fire” Engine 4 and Truck 8 were on the road immediately having volunteers in the station helped the rigs get on the road rapidly. Engine 4 took the treacherous driveway and had difficulties because of the ice but was able to position. Truck 8 took a hydrant on Route 1 and laid a 5″ supply line to E4. Multiple 1 3/4″ and (1) 2 1/2″ handline were stretched to bring the fire under control. 1 civilian was transported to York Hospital by York Ambulance from the fire scene, there were no firefighter injuries despite the extreme cold and icy conditions. York Village Fire was assisted at the scene by York Beach Fire and Kittery Engine 1. Kittery Point Engine 5 covered our station. York Beach Engine 1 took in a fire alarm activation at Rite-Aid on Route 1 during the height of the fire, the cause of that alarm was attributed to a water pressure surge from the fire hydrant being opened for the firefighting effort up the road.
Here is a link to the story from WCSH Channel 6 in Portland:
Posted December 3, 2014 By Paul Balentine
Today is a very sad day……this is the 15th anniversary of a disastrous fire which was started in an abandoned cold storage warehouse by a couple of squatters who tipped over a candle during an argument. The fire went on to claim the lives of 6 extremely brave and dedicated Worcester firefighters. These firefighters entered the burning structure to search for the squatters who were reported to be trapped. As is often the case, they had made it out safely. To the “Worcester 6″ you guys are true heroes!!! Your life was not laid down in vain. Rest In Peace…..we will never forget your sacrifice.
Posted November 29, 2014 By Nick
Join us on Saturday, December 6th at York Hannaford for the 2nd Annual Toys for Tots Fill-A-Fire Truck event. Bring your new unwrapped toy to Hannaford all day on Saturday and help us stuff two fire trucks. Last year’s event was a huge success, and with your help we can do it again!
Posted November 27, 2014 By Nick
The SMART Truck was requested to Rochester for a 3rd Alarm structure fire. The fire that started during a snow storm called in mutual aid from all around the region, as well as a tanker task force as there were issues with the hydrants in the area. Thank you to A.J. St. Hilaire for the use of his photos.
Posted November 23, 2014 By Paul Balentine
Posted November 22, 2014 By Nick
Tank 4 and Brush 10 responded to Eliot to assist with a brush fire. The fire was on Langley Farm Rd. It was one of many fires in the region during a late fall dry spell. Thank you to A.J. St. Hilaire for the use of his photos.
Posted October 30, 2014 By Paul Balentine