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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Fairhaven Board of Selectmen hold meeting at West Island Community Center
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Fairhaven Board of Selectmen hold meeting at West Island Community Center

Fairhaven Plans For Hurricane Season

Fairhaven is planning for the worst this hurricane season.

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New Bedford Firefighters Saved with SAFER Grant Approval

The City of New Bedford has received the $12 million SAFER grant.

The federal grant announced by Congressman William Keating lifts the threat of the layoffs of 63 firefighters for the time being

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Local Fire Stations Hosting Open House

It's Fire Prevention Month and a number of local fire departments are holding open houses Sunday.

In Fairhaven, Fire Department Headquarters on Washington Street will be open to the public from 1-3pm

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TSM - Absorbent pads are used to clean up Thursday's oil spill.
TSM - Absorbent pads are used to clean up Thursday's oil spill.

Origin of New Bedford Oil Spill Unknown

Authorities believe Thursday's oil spill in New Bedford harbor began north of the New Bedford-Fairhaven bridge, but that's all they know about the spill's origin.

The fuel spill was discovered around 7:30am Thursday

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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 Fire Destroys Third Floor Apartment

New Bedford firefighters made quick work of a fire this afternoon in a multi-family home at 118-120 Clark Street. 

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Bristol County Donates Goods to New York

22 communities throughout Bristol County are pitching in and donating canned goods, toiletries, and other essentials to benefit storm-ravaged areas of New York.

The tons of supplies are being gathered by the New Bedford Fire Department and stored in Fire Headquarters on Purchase street

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New Bedford Fire Department to Use iPads for Inspections

It may become a new expression: an apple a day keeps the firemen away.

The New Bedford Fire Prevention Bureau is receiving a $5,000 grant to purchase Apple iPads. The grant, awarded to Fire Prevention by FM Global, will be used to buy five iPads that inspectors can take with them on-site for data collection and wireless capabilities

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