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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. The Pierce Arrow XT engines will pump 1,500 gallons of water per minute, and are t…
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 lowe…
Two Rescued In South End 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...
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.
Mayor...
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.  Mayor Jon Mitchell announced the plan Thursday, and Fire Chief Michael Gomes is pleased...