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Asbestos Contamination Displaces Over a Dozen Residents in New Bedford’s South End [VIDEO]

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HAZMAT response on Salisbury StreetHere's a video of New Bedford firefighters responding to a probable asbestos/lead response with HAZMAT suits on Salisbury Street this afternoon. It's reported that a young man was power washing a house when asbestos/lead w

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Credit: Acushnet Fire Dept.
Credit: Acushnet Fire Dept.

Acushnet Fire Chief Displays Purple Flags For Overdose Victims

If you drive by the Acushnet Central Fire Station on Main St. you will see a row of purple flags displayed in front, each one representing an overdose that the fire department has had to respond to this year.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Federal Grant to Prevent Hearing Loss for New Bedford Firefighters

The City's fire department receives a nearly $90,000 grant for new equipment.

New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes says it's the 7th year in a row the department has been awarded FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters grant

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Lot at 41 Ruth Street - Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Lot at 41 Ruth Street - Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Homes Evacuated After Discovery of Artillery Shell

A few moments of excitement in a South End neighborhood after the discovery of an explosive device.

New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes says fire crews were called to 41 Ruth Street Wednesday afternoon where an old artillery shell had been found

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

UPDATE: “Stubborn” Fire Quickly Knocked Down Near Downton New Bedford

Four engine companies and two ladder companies responded to a reported explosion and exterior fire at 45 Richmond Street in the center of the city Friday afternoon.

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Deputy Donn Fletchers (right) shaking hands with Chief Tim Francis. Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Deputy Donn Fletchers (right) shaking hands with Chief Tim Francis. Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Fairhaven Deputy Fire Chief Takes One Last Ride

It's a long standing tradition when firefighters retire, a final ride home on board a fire truck. Wednesday was Fairhaven Deputy Chief Donn Fletchers' final day on the job, and he was welcomed at his home by fellow firefighters.

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Photo from NOAA
Photo from NOAA

Oil Spill In New Bedford Harbor

Fire officials responded after an oil spill was reported in New Bedford Harbor Sunday morning.

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

A Closer Look At Dartmouth Fire District 3 Station 1

Dartmouth Fire District 3 is the hub of the town's emergency needs. It covers almost half of the town, including the North Dartmouth business district as well as UMass Dartmouth.

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

City Council Wants To Hear From Fire Chief

The City Council hopes to talk with New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes about why he feels the need to look for employment somewhere else.

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Getty Images
Getty Images

Raft Overturns In Waters Off Fort Tabor, One Person Unresponsive

New Bedford Police and Fire units responded to Fort Tabor in the South End Sunday evening around 6pm  after a rubber inflatable raft capsized at the end of the a pier near the beach-area.

According to District Fire Chief Michael Dandurand, two males were onboard the raft when it overturned, and other boaters came to their rescue

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