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NB Firefighters Busy Sunday Night

New Bedford firefighters quickly doused two fires Sunday night.

The first happened in an apartment house at 156 Chestnut Street.  Fire Chief Michael Gomes says the fire ignited in a kitchen and caused an estimated $35,000 damage

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Two new fire engines parked outside City Hall./ Taylor Cormier / TSM
Two new fire engines parked outside City Hall./ Taylor Cormier / TSM

New Bedford Purchases Two New Fire Engines

New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes has been advocating for new fire engines since becoming Chief nearly four years ago. On Tuesday, he got his wish.

Mayor Jon Mitchell unveiled two new fire engines outside City Hall

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Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call / Getty Images

Woman Injured After Fire Escape Gives Way

New Bedford firefighters rescued two young women Thursday afternoon from a fire escape at the old SMTI building on Purchase Street, after a section of the fire escape collapsed.

Fire Chief Michael Gomes tells WBSM News, the women were on the roof of the building, and when one of them jumped to a lower deck, the structure gave way

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More On Dartmouth Street Fire

Two people are rescued from a South End home following an early morning fire Saturday morning. 

The fire to the two story woodframe building at 322 Dartmouth Street was reported just after four o'clock when a 9-year old occupant of the home was awakened by smoke alarms and called 9-1-1

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TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell (center) inspects Fire Department's new Rapid Response rescue boat
TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell (center) inspects Fire Department's new Rapid Response rescue boat

City Showcases New Public Safety Vehicles

 

 

New snow plows, fire engines, ambulances and a rapid response rescue boat have all been purchased or acquired by the City of New Bedford during the last year.

Some of the vehicles were on display Thursday during a press event in the South End.

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New Bedford To Purchase Two Fire Trucks

The City of New Bedford will be acquiring two new pumpers for the Fire Department to replace two apparatus that are more than 20 years old.

The last fire truck added to the department was five years ago

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New Bedford Fire Chief Calls for Engine Upgrades

The city's firefighting fleet is getting older, and Fire Chief Michael Gomes wants to do something about that.

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New Bedford City Council Calls for Repairs To Fire Stations

Members of the New Bedford City Council says it's time to spend some money on the city's Fire Department. 

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