Tag Archives: NGFR

Three hunters rescued from Intervale by NGFR

Three hunters got stuck in a bog in New Gloucester on Monday evening and were “cold and wet up to their hips” when they were later rescued, a fire official said.

Capt. Scott Doyle of the New Gloucester Fire and Rescue Department said the hunters became stuck in a bog off 495 Intervale Road, which is also Route 231. Keep reading in PressHerald.

Annual Hunter’s Breakfast

All are welcome to our annual New Gloucester Fire & Rescue hunter’s breakfast!

This Saturday, Oct. 27th  at 5:30 AM – 9:30 AM

All you can eat!
Adults $8
Kids 5 and under $2

Click on the photo you will be directed to our Facebook page for more info.

Thank you for your support we appreciate YOU!

https://www.facebook.com/newgloucesterfirerescue/

NGFR BBQ at Thompsons a festive and delicious fundraising success

The New Gloucester Fire and Rescue hosted their annual barbecue at Thompsons’ Orchards on September 30th. A fundraiser for the NGFR, they hoped to clear $1,000 for various needs and projects. The weather was perfect and many stopped to enjoy chicken, burgers and hot dogs.  Gray Stop and Shop and an anonymous donor helped support this cause.

NGFR members Alicia LaFlamme (Advanced EMT), Jared Schwartz (Firefighter/EMT) and Auxiliary members Amy Carman and Avis Ford serve a delicious BBQ lunch at Thompsons on Sept. 30, 2018. Not shown: George Carman, Tim Joy and Peter Culver.

Misty Coolidge is ready to enjoy her lunch at the NGFR BBQ. September 30, 2018.

 

Interior firefighter Peter Culver takes a break at the NGFR BBQ.

Tim Joy barbecues chicken at the 2018 NGFR BBQ.

See these videos on NGX’s new YouTube channel.

Tim Joy on the history of the NGFR BBQ

NGFR fundraising and serving the community

Patti’s Sept. 28 Inside New Gloucester Column

Rupert Watson, left, Tom Blake, Phil Blake and David Watson, along with others, met Sept. 19  at the New Gloucester Veterans Monument to see the inscription for the Watsons’ uncle, a British WW II pilot in the Royal Navy who perished over the skies of New Gloucester during training maneuvers in 1943.

1943 air crash memorialized

Tragedy struck over the skies of New Gloucester’s Intervale region 75 years ago.

On Oct. 3, 1943, British pilots Lieutenant Commander Alfred Jack Sewell and Sub-Lieutenant David James Falshaw Watson took off from Brunswick Naval Air Station to practice training maneuvers. Apparently one plane came up under the other, causing a collision that resulted in the deaths of both pilots.

Rupert and David Watson learned about the tribute to their uncle through internet research. When Rupert and his wife, who are from New Zealand, were visiting his brother David in New York, they decided to visit the Veterans Monument. They contacted Jean Libby from the Veterans Monument Committee in advance.

On Sept. 19, Phil Blake’s son, Tom, presided over a gathering of the three members of the Watson family, plus 20 New Gloucester Historical Society members and local dignitaries to honor pilot David James Falshaw Watson and present the trio with memorabilia from the monument’s dedication ceremony in 2014.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-152/

 

Bystanders credited with saving boy who almost drowned

Emergency responders are crediting bystanders who trained in CPR with saving the life of a 4-year-old Portland boy who nearly drowned Monday afternoon while swimming in Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester.

The boy was swimming at a floating dock about 150 feet off Outlet Beach wearing inflatable armbands.

The boy, whose name was not released, was listed in stable condition Tuesday at a local hospital.

Janelle Alpizar of Lewiston said she was about to jump into the water off the float in the midafternoon when she noticed a woman cradling her young son. The woman repeated the boy’s name, asking whether he was joking. Keep reading

And here is the SunJournal’s report

Child expected to recover after near drowning in Sabbathday Lake

Authorities say a 4-year-old Portland boy is expected to recover after he nearly drowned at Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester on Monday afternoon.

The boy and his mother were on a family outing when he jumped off a dock at Bald Hill Beach and failed to resurface, Capt. Scott Stewart of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said. Keep reading

Patti’s June 8 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Don Densmore of New Gloucester, a member of a volunteer construction team, works on the roof of the pavilion at the New Gloucester Fairgrounds on June 2. The pavilion is perched at the highest point of land in the area to afford parents a sentry post to keep an eye out for their children participating in recreational activities at the playground and athletic fields.

Fire-rescue open house

New Gloucester Fire-Rescue will be sponsoring an open house from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, June 18. All community members are invited to attend. Complimentary food will be served, demonstrations will be performed, and a baseball hat for each of the first 50 kids will be given out.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-144/

 

Burn Permits Required

We hope this information provided will help you, if more info is needed please call us here at the station with any questions, tips or concerns.
Non emergency: 207-926-4962
Thank you!

The MAINE FOREST SERVICE
FIRE WEATHER / FIRE DANGER site has been upgraded, please visit their site for everything you need to know for a safe burning season this year.

The color coded fire danger map is here >>

http://mainefireweather.org/index.php

Towns listed alphabetically with “new zone numbers.” New Gloucester used to be zone 1 & 3, we are now “zone 9”

http://www.maine.gov/…/Fire%20Weather%20Zones%20by%20Town.p…

On days when burning will be allowed permits MUST be issued either by obtaining one directly from the New Gloucester Fire Rescue or online for your connivence at

https://www13.informe.org/burnpermit/public/index.html

Recent wildfire training conducted by New Gloucester Fire Fighters.

Fire Department pay heats up in recent budget discussions

Debate over compensation for the town’s mostly volunteer fire department, especially in regards to several thousand dollars in officer stipends, has included some simmering discussion at recent meetings.

The New Gloucester Selectboard initially voted on March 5 to reduce funding in the proposed budget for volunteer officer stipends by $3,500 – a move that didn’t sit well with members of the NG Fire & Rescue Department.Keep reading

Firefighters air complaints about budget cuts

Several Fire Department officers on Monday took selectmen to task for cutting money for officers in the 2018-19 budget.

“I earn $3,000 per year and use my own vehicle, spend 200 hours doing office work, attend meetings in surrounding towns and receive no mileage allowance and put in hours that don’t get billed,” Deputy Chief Roger Levasseur said. “There is liability we take on personally that could come to us by civil action.

“We’ve been cut off and we’re turning back (to taxpayers) money every year.”
Keep reading