Members of the New Bedford Police Department and New Bedford Fire Department were honored in a ceremony at City Hall today for their valor in responding to a January 17 fire that ultimately claimed the life of one city resident.
On Wednesday, the City Council's Committee on Public Safety and Neighborhoods met and invited New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro and Fire Chief Michael Gomes to talk about the recent rash of suspected arson cases across the city, as well as gang violence and other crime issues in city neighborhoods.
A New Bedford home heavily damaged in a 3 alarm fire Wednesday morning has been torn down.
A contractor hired by the property owner demolished the triple-decker Wednesday night after officials feared it would collapse.
The fire broke out around 7 a...
Prompt action by New Bedford Firefighters Tuesday helped prevent some major fire damage at a three-decker on Adams Street. The fire broke out around mid-day at 63 Adams.
Chief Michael Gomes credits a quick response by Engine Seven from the Durfee Street Station with keeping damage to a minimum...
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.
Gomes tells WBSM News the grant will offer assistance in several areas, including preserving the hearing of firefighters, which can be damaged by loud sirens and other factors...