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Suspicious Device Reported at New Bedford’s Market Basket

NEW BEDFORD - An emergency perimeter was established in the parking lot of Market Basket in New Bedford this morning after reports of a suspicious device...

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Makeshift Furnace Causes Fire at New Bedford Homeless Encampment

A fire at a homeless encampment in New Bedford could have been a lot worse than it was.

New Bedford firefighters responded to reports of a fire behind the former Building #19 along Rt...

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NBFD Station 2 | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
NBFD Station 2 | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

New Bedford Fire Department Open House Offers Lessons in Safety

The New Bedford Fire Department invited local families to Fire Station 2 in Downtown New Bedford Wednesday afternoon for information on fire safety and prevention. 

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Firefighters Extinguish Man on Fire in New Bedford’s North End

New Bedford firefighters had to extinguish a man that had apparently caught fire in the city's North End Thursday morning.

Fire Chief Michael Gomes tells WBSM News fire crews responded to a report of a basement fire at a residence at 57 Lauren Drive off of Phillips Road around 9:30 Thursday morning...

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Workplace Explosion Injures One on New Bedford/Dartmouth Line

New Bedford and Dartmouth crews responded to an explosion on Rockdale Avenue Friday morning.

New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes tells WBSM News around 9:30am Friday morning, an employee at Marx Auto Center at 132 Rockdale Avenue near the New Bedford/Dartmouth line was using a torch to cut through a 55-gallon steel drum that had contained windshield washer fluid...

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NEW FIRE BOAT

NBFD Dedicates Fire Boat in Memory of Fallen Firefighter [VIDEO]

The New Bedford Fire Department is at the ready on the harbor with a new fire boat.

The $950,000 vessel and all necessary training was funded mostly by a Federal Port Securities grant, with the City kicking in just $238,000...

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TSM/Taylor Cormier
TSM/Taylor Cormier

Residents Displaced After South End Fire

Residents have been dispaced following a Wednesday morning fire in the South End.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Unveils Custom-Build Ladder Truck [VIDEO]

The City of New Bedford unveiled it's latest addition to the Fire Department - a custom-built ladder truck.

The Ladder 3 truck came at a cost of $1...

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Jon Faria/TSM
Jon Faria/TSM

Group Recommends Changes For New Bedford EMS & Fire Dept.

New Bedford's Fire Chief says merging the city's EMS into the fire department makes both agencies stronger.

At Monday's City Council meeting, the Arizona-based FACETS Consulting group presented their study of New Bedford's fire and emergency medical services...

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Nb Fire Chief Michael Gomes (C)  receives accreditation / photo NB Fire Dept.
Nb Fire Chief Michael Gomes (C) receives accreditation / photo NB Fire Dept.

New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes Receives Acceditation

New Bedford Fire chief Michael Gomes has been awarded a three year accreditation by the Mass. Fire Service Commission.

The Commission, chaired by Everett Fire Chief David Butler, says Chief Gomes has displayed the required fire service experience, education, and certifications for accreditation...

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