Barrel Fire Sparks Blaze at New Bedford Home
New Bedford firefighters made quick work of a fire on Sherman Street near the South End.
Fire Chief Michael Gomes tells WBSM News the fire started at the rear of the two-story home at 33 Sherman Street at around noon Wednesday. "It appears we had a fire (that) started in a barrel on the back…
New Bedford SAFER Grant Expired Two Months Early
New Bedford Fire Union President Billy Cabral says the City's SAFER grant for FY16 has already expired. The City's Chief Financial Officer, Ari Sky, confirms the grant expired in mid-March.
Cabral says the City now has to pick up the tab for 63 firefighters that were funded by the federal g…
What It's Like To Be Trapped in a Room on Fire [VIDEO]
Sunday was a very memorable day for me. New Bedford Firefighters Union President Billy Cabral had personally invited myself, other members of the media, and elected officials to experience what firefighters deal with on a daily basis. Little did I know what I was really in for...

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