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For Immediate release August 16, 2017
CITY OF NORTHAMPTON MODIFIES WATER USE RESTRICTION
For the week of August 21, 2017, weather permitting, the following work is scheduled:
The Northampton Arts Council is proud to present the 2017 Downtown Northampton Summer Concert Series. This year we will be showcasing the best music from the pioneer valley alongside ...
July 2017 Incident Statistics Fires: 6 EMS: 441 Service Call: 22 Good Intent Call: 43 False Alarm: 88 Other: 16 Total: 616
Year to Date: 3998
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June 2017 Incident StatisticsFires: 5EMS: 429Service Call: 17Good Intent Call: 34False Alarm: 87Other: 29Total: 601Year to Date: 3382
May 2017 Incident StatisticsFires: 4EMS: 455Service Call: 17Good Intent Call: 24False Alarm: 57Other: 25Total: 582Year to Date: 2781
April 2017 Incident StatisticsFires: 6EMS: 431Service Call: 18Good Intent Call: 33False Alarm: 71Other: 15Total: 574Year to Date: 2199
March 2017 Incident StatisticsFires: 8EMS: 393Service Call: 20Good Intent Call: 30False Alarm: 72Other: 19Total: 542
Year to Date: 1625
January 2017 Incident StatisticsFires: 1EMS: 434Service Call: 13Good Intent Call: 26False Alarm: 59Other: 17Total: 550
February 2017 Incident StatisticsFires: 4EMS: 418Service Call: 15Good Intent Call: 18False Alarm: 53Other: 25Total: 533
2016 Year End Incident Statistics:
Fires: 89Rescue/EMS: 5245Service Call: 241Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 239Good Intent Call: 368False Alarm: 814Sever Weather: 7Other: 30
December 2016 Incident Statistics:
Fires: 4Rescue/EMS: 432Service Call: 21Good Intent Call: 28False Alarm: 81Other: 15Total: 581
Year to date: 7027
We have teamed up with the American Red Cross to install smoke detectors for eligible homeowners. To be eligible, your home must be build prior to 1975 and your smoke detectors must be 10 years or older. To sign up for this great program, please contact M...
October 2016 Incident Statistics:
Fires: 4Rescue/EMS: 437Service Call: 16Good Intent Call: 29False Alarm: 79Other: 61
Year to date: 5883
November Incident Statistics:
Fires: 3Rescue/EMS: 434Service Call: 12Good Intent Call: 23False Alarm: ...
September 2016 Incident Statistics:
Fires: 7Rescue/EMS: 421Service Call: 18Good Intent Call: 30False Alarm: 66Other: 22
Year to date: 5257
Applications will be accepted from June 1, 2016 - July 1, 2016!
January and February Incident Statistics:
January 2016 Incident Statistics
Fires - 7EMS - 458Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 11Service Calls - 25Good Intent Call - 31False Alarm - 71Other - 3
Year to Date 606
2015 Incident Statistics
Fires - 79EMS - 4876Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 193Service Calls - 807Good Intent Call - 352False Alarm - 866Severe Weather - 2Other - 39
December 2015 Incident Statistics
Fires - 4EMS - 390Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 14Service Calls - 76Good Intent Call - 32False Alarm - 58
Year to Date 7210
November 2015 Incident Statistics
Fires - 2EMS - 416Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 21Service Calls - 53Good Intent Call - 32False Alarm - 58Other - 2
Year to Date 6636
October 2015 Incident Statistics
Fires - 6EMS - 400Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 17Service Calls - 78Good Intent Call - 31False Alarm - 74Other - 1
Year to Date 6052
September 2015 Incident Statistics
Fires - 8EMS - 404Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 20Service Calls - 64Good Intent Call - 24False Alarm - 98Other - 8
Year to Date 5445
Northampton Fire Rescue invites families to the annual Fire and Life Safety Open House on October 10, 2015 from 9am-1pm! Members of Northampton Fire, Police and Public Safety Dispatch Center will be on hand as well as many other Public Safety Agencies. Pa...Read on...
August 2015 Incident Statistics
Fires - 6EMS - 445Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 10Service Calls - 93Good Intent Call - 30False Alarm - 83Other - 1
Year to Date 4819
July 2015 Incident Statistics
Fires - 4EMS - 419Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 14Service Calls - 78Good Intent Call - 22False Alarm - 80Other - 6
Year to Date 4151
Chief Nichols has named Deputy Chief Jon Davine as Northampton Fire Rescue's new Assistant Fire Chief, a vacancy created after Chief Nichols was promoted.
Mayor Narkewicz has named Assistant Chief Duane Nichols as the new Fire Chief of Northampton Fire Rescue!
June 2015 Incident Statistics
Fires - 5EMS - 389Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 10Service Calls - 90Good Intent Call - 38False Alarm - 85Other - 6
Year to Date 3528
May 2015 Incident Statistics
Fires - 18EMS - 409Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 13Service Calls - 77Good Intent Call - 29False Alarm - 89Other - 5
Year to Date 2905
Chief Duggan's retirement party will be held at the Northampton Lodge of Elks on July 28th from 5pm-8pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in the Northampton Fire Rescue Headquarters from Administrative Assistant Melissa Browsky.
April 2015 Incident Statistics
Fires - 17EMS - 386Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 20Service Calls - 49Good Intent Call - 37False Alarm - 54Other - 3
Year to Date 2265
Early last night, a Toyota Tacoma crashed through the window of Fly by Night on State St. No injuries were reported. State St was closed down for a short period of time while the vehicle was removed. See the masslive.com article for more info.
Fires - 5EMS - 409Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 25Service Calls - 47Good Intent Call - 30False Alarm - 60Other - 4
Year to Date 1699
Fires - 3EMS - 390Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 16Service Calls - 41Good Intent Call - 22False Alarm - 66Other - 3
Year to Date 1119
Fires - 9EMS - 415Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 14Service Calls - 54Good Intent Call - 24False Alarm - 61Other - 1
Year to Date 578
To Whom It May Concern:
RE: Re-Inspection Fee
The Department has instituted a $20 re-inspection fee for Smoke/Carbon Monoxide inspections needed for sale or transfer of properties. This fee will be charged when we have to return to a property to in...Read on...
Click the link for the masslive.com news story covering our acquisition of 3 UV light sanitizers.
A gas line rupture was quickly controlled by responders. Click the link for the masslive.com news story.
Today is the first day of the 2015 open burning season. Open burning is allowed from January 15th - May 1st and you must have a permit issued by Northampton Fire Rescue. Please visit http://northamptonma.gov/1238/Open-Burning for full rules/regulations.
This class was sponsored by Northampton Fire and Police and several Northampton firefighters, police officers and dispatchers attended. Click on the link for the WGGB news story!
Are you prepared to handle an emergency such as a natural disaster or extended period without power? Check out www.ready.gov for helpful tips on how to stay informed, how to create a plan, and how to build an emergency kit. There are tips on everything in...Read on...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Northampton Fire Department has recently taken delivery of three ultra-violet light emitters to help increase the safety of their personnel and improving the quality of service provided to the community. This equipment is ...Read on...
2014 Year End Statistics:
Structure Fires:Private Dwellings (1 or 2 Family): 13Apartments (3 or more families): 5Public Assemblies: 1Stores and Offices: 1Storage in Structures: 3
Total Structure Fires: 23
Other Fires:Highway Vehi...Read on...
December Incident Statistics:
Total Incidents: 548
Fire Incidents (Building, vehicle, etc): 1EMS Incidents (including MVC): 388Hazmat Incidents: 6Mutual Aid: 0False/Unintentional Alarms: 60Other Incidents: 93
Year-to-date Incidents: 6,846
Winter brings a special concern to the Northampton DPW and Fire Department. Winter storms hide fire hydrants under a mountain of snow. In the event of a fire, firefighters lose precious time locating and shoveling out fire hydrants. Please don't let your ...Read on...
Total Incidents: 576
Fire Incidents (Building, vehicle, chimney, etc): 2EMS Incidents (including MVC): 376Hazmat Incidents: 9Mutual Aid: 0False/Unintentional Alarms: 76Other Incidents: 113
Year-to-date Incidents: 6,298
Total Incidents: 561
Fire Incidents (Building, vehicle, chimney, etc): 2EMS Incidents (including MVC): 380Hazmat Incidents: 8Mutual Aid: 0False/Unintentional Alarms: 77Other Incidents: 94
Year-to-date Incidents: 5,722
Total Incidents: 592
Fire Incidents (Building, vehicle, chimney, etc): 9EMS Incidents (including MVC): 408Hazmat Incidents: 13Mutual Aid: 2False/Unintentional Alarms: 69Other Incidents: 91
Year-to-date Incidents: 5,161
Total Incidents: 544
Fire Incidents (Building, vehicle, chimney, etc): 2EMS Incidents (including MVC): 367Hazmat Incidents: 4Mutual Aid: 2False/Unintentional Alarms: 67Other Incidents: 102
Year-to-date Incidents: 4,569
Firefighters are currently battling a structure fire on Main St in the Leeds section of Northampton. Mutual aid companies are on scene assisting and firefighters have been recalled to the stations to ensure adequate fire and EMS coverage for the city. S...Read on...
July Incident Statistics:
Total Incidents: 640
Fire Incidents (Building, vehicle, chimney, etc): 4EMS Incidents (including MVC): 376Hazmat Incidents: 4Mutual Aid: 2False/Unintentional Alarms: 93Other Incidents: 161
Year-to-date Incidents: 4,025
June Incident Statistics:
Total Incidents: 561
Fire Incidents (Building, vehicle, chimney, etc): 3EMS Incidents (including MVC): 376Hazmat Incidents: 10Mutual Aid: 1False/Unintentional Alarms: 68Other Incidents: 103
Year-to-date Incidents: 3,385
Earlier this week, Northampton Engine 1 and Ladder 1 responded mutual aid to assist Amherst Fire with a 4 alarm structure fire in an apartment complex. NFD stayed on scene most of the night and helped with supression efforts. Follow the link for the WGG...Read on...
Today, Engine 2 out of the Florence station responded mutual aid to the town of Easthampton for a structure fire within studio in one of the old mill buildings. The sprinkler system within the building activated and kept the fire under control until fire...Read on...
New pictures have been added to the Pictures and Videos page! Multiple pictures of the North Farms Road fire can now be found under the "Most Recent Pictures" tab. Follow the link.
A 4th alarm fire broke out during the early morning hours of this past Thursday. The length of the driveway, poor water supply and the volume of fire upon arrival made for a difficult fire attack. Lightning strike was deemed as the cause of the fire whi...Read on...
May Incident Statistics:
Total Incidents: 633
Fire Incidents (Building, vehicle, etc): 4EMS Incidents (including MVC): 429Hazmat Incidents: 5Mutual Aid: 2False/Unintentional Alarms: 63Other Incidents: 130
Year-to-date Incidents: 2824
April Incident Statistics:
Total Incidents: 547
Fire Incidents (Building, vehicle, etc): 11EMS Incidents (including MVC): 384Hazmat Incidents: 5Mutual Aid: 1False/Unintentional Alarms: 48Other Incidents: 98
Year-to-date Incidents: 2191
An early morning fire at River Run Condominiums was quickly extinguished by Northampton Firefighters. Quick work saved the rest of the building and damage was contained to the unit where the fire originated. One person was injured and transported to Bay...Read on...
$64,800 will be invested into the Florence Fire Station to install a new sprinkler system. This money was awarded to Northampton from a grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Click the link to read the press release from Mayor Narkewicz.
Today, NFD responded mutual aid to Williamsburg for a fire at the Lashway Logging business. Northampton is committed to supporting our neighbors whenever necessary. Click on the link for the WWLP News story covering the incident.
Northampton Firefighters again assisted with a rescue on Skinner Mountain after a woman fell about 100 feet down a trail. The woman was transported from the scene by ambulance. Follow the link for the WWLP News story covering the incident.
A garbage truck caught on fire on I91 south bound in the area of the Northampton Airport. Both lanes of 91 south were closed while Northampton Firefighters extinguished the fire. There were reports of multiple explosions and firefighters had difficulty ...Read on...
New photos of auto extrication training have been added. Click on the pictures and videos link to the left. The photos will be under the "Most Recent" tab. Be sure to check out all the other pictures while you are there!
Today Northampton Firefighters responded to Hadley to assist with a rescue of an injured woman on Skinner Mountain. The woman was rescued and extricated without incident. She was then transported to the hospital. Follow the link for the WWLP news story.
On May 17th from 10am - 2pm there will be a public safety field day at Greenfield Community College. This is a great event for the whole family with public safety apparatus and several events and activities! See the attached image for more information!
March Incident Statistics:
Total Incidents: 558
Fire Incidents (Building, vehicle, chimney, etc): 3EMS Incidents (including MVC): 407Hazmat Incidents: 7Mutual Aid: 4False/Unintentional Alarms: 83Other Incidents: 54
Year-to-date I...Read on...
Firefighter Bigda was awarded the Outstanding Recruit Award at his graduation today! This is the 2nd academy graduation in a row that Northampton has been given this award, as well as multiple other times in previous graduating classes. Amazing job Ian!Read on...
Today Firefighters Ian Bigda and Tim Putnam graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. The 9 week course is an intense program designed to give firefighters the training necessary to efficiently and effectively respond to incidents with the f...Read on...
Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill today to increase the line of duty death benefit for firefighters and police officers from $100,000 to $150,000. This is the first increase since 1994. Click on the link to read the WGGB story covering the increase i...Read on...
A Smith College faculty member was diagnosed with measles this week. Northampton officials have been alerted and are taking precautions. Please make sure you have the vaccine to protect not only yourself, but others. Click on the link for the WGGB news...Read on...
Click on the included link for the WGGB news story covering yesterday's Cottage St fire in Easthampton that Northampton Engine 2 responded to assist with.
Northampton Engine 2 responded to Cottage St in Easthampton this afternoon to assist Easthampton Fire with an apartment fire. Off duty Northampton Firefighters were recalled to staff an additional engine in Northampton to ensure Northampton remained prot...Read on...
Several Northampton Firefighters travelled to Boston to attend the funerals of the two fallen Boston Firefighters. Thousands of firefighters from across the world were in attendance to pay their last respects to two heroes.
Northampton Fire is Hiring! Please click on the "Employment Opportunities" link to the left to view the hiring notice and for a link to the City of Northampton job postings!
February Incident Statistics:
Total Incidents: 527
Fire Incidents (Building, vehicle, chimney, etc): 2EMS Incidents (including MVC): 390False/Unintentional Alarms: 51Other Incidents: 84
Year-to-date Incidents: 1086Read on...
So far we’ve covered Box through Third Alarm. A Fourth Alarm brings an additional 3 engines and an additional ladder into Northampton. Again, this is in additional to the resources from the previous alarms.
A Fifth Alarm calls for two additional en...Read on...
Today we continue with NFD’s alarm assignments starting with a Second Alarm. When a second alarm is struck, all available off-duty NFD personnel are recalled to the station. In additional to NFD personnel, two additional engines and 2 additional ladders...Read on...
Have you ever seen a news story and heard a fire described as a “Three-alarm” or “Two-alarm” fire and not understand exactly what that means? Each “alarm” is a pre-determined number and type of resources brought to the incident scene for assistance. The...Read on...
It's that time if year again, time to change our clocks. As you update your clocks, take an extra minute to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Smoke and CO detectors save lives (assuming they are functional). Today is a g...Read on...
Crews responded to reports of an overturned boat in the Connecticut River yesterday, with a person in the water. Multiple NFD unit responded including Engine 4, Car 4 (Shift Commander) A4 and Utility 1 with the Boat, and A5 for medical support. South Ha...Read on...
Engine 4 Responds Mutual Aid to Amherst for a two alarm structure fire. NFD sent 4 firefighters and Engine 4 mutual aid to Amherst for a two alarm structure fire in South Amherst. The fire was extinguished quickly without injuries. 4 off-duty firefight...Read on...
January 2014 Incident Statistics:
Total Incidents: 559
Fire Incidents (Building, vehicle, chimney, etc): 17EMS Incidents (including MVC): 397Carbon Monoxide Incidents: 5Water/Steam Problems: 14False/Unintentional Alarms: 71Other Inci...Read on...
All scheduling of car seat installations are now done online. If you are interested in having a car seat installed by one of Northampton Fire's certified car seat technicians, please click on the "Car Seat Installations" link in the menu on the...Read on...
An overturned boat has spilled several gallons of fuel into the oxbow marina. Northampton firefighters have contained the spill utilizing absorbent barriers. The DEP has been called and will be investigating. Click on the following link for the 22 News...Read on...
With the significant amount of snow Northampton just received, it is a good idea to shovel hydrants in and around your property. When seconds count, a properly shoveled hydrant can make a significant difference. Consider "Adopting" a hydrant w...Read on...
Northampton Firefighter/Paramedic Receives Outstanding Student Award
On February 7, 2014 Firefighter/Paramedic Caleb Langer completed the Recruit Firefighter Program at the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. Graduating with 23 firefig...Read on...
Good luck to Ian Bigda and Tim Putnam who start the full-time Massachusetts Firefighting Academy today!
Congratulations to Caleb Langer for graduating from the full time fire academy in Stow, MA. Caleb was awarded the "Outstanding Recruit Award" at his Class 207 graduation ceremony. Great work Caleb and welcome back to shift!Read on...
This morning Engine 2 responded mutual aid to Williamsburg for a chimney fire with possible extension into the home. Engine 2 arrived at the scene and provided assistance to Williamsburg Fire Department. It was quickly determined that the fire was conta...Read on...
The contents of today's rooms have changed drastically from years ago. Today's room furnishings contain significant plastics and oil based products which burn much quicker and much hotter. Take a look at this video that compares cotton and wool based room...Read on...
One of the simplest steps for safety you can take is to make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are working. They will give you the earliest possible warning that something is wrong so you can escape safely - via MA DFS. Follow the link for more i...Read on...
Congratulations to Adam Martin for graduation from the full time Massachusetts Firefighting Academy! Adam graduated from the 9 week program this past Friday, January 17th. The 9 week program trains firefighters for situations they may encounter during ...Read on...
Northampton Engine 2, out of the Florence Station, responds mutual aid to Easthampton. The fire was reported just before midnight, last night, January 15th. Northampton Engine 2 responded with 4 personnel to assist Easthampton with fire suppression. Cl...Read on...
2013 Incident Statistics:
Structure Fires: Number Dollar Loss1. Private Dwellings (1 or 2 Family) 19 $6033632. Apartments (3 or more Families) 11 $4036403. Hotels and Motels 1 $500004. All other residential ...Read on...
Here is a link with some cold weather fire safety tips from WWLP.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) suggests removal of holiday decorations promptly. By this time, Christmas trees can be severely dried out and present a great fire hazard. Christmas trees should be removed and properly disposed of in orde...Read on...
One resident was sent to the hospital after a small fire occurred at Northampton Lodging. Firefighters arrived on scene quickly and were able to extinguish the fire before it was able to spread to other areas of the structure. Click on the following lin...Read on...
A serious motor vehicle collision occurred on N. King St requiring two ambulances, two engines and the deputy chief vehicle to respond. In total, 12 firefighters responded to the accident which required the use of the Jaws of Life to extricate patients a...Read on...
On Thursday, December 12th, the Northampton Fire Department took delivery of a new Engine 1 and a new Ambulance 1. Engine 1 is a E-One pumper and Ambulance 1 is an International chassis with a PL custom box. Check out the apparatus page for pictures and...Read on...
Early this afternoon a structure fire was reported on Easthampton Road. The reporting party stated there were flames in the back of their building. The first arriving unit reported smoke showing and began operations to extinguish the fire. All occupant...Read on...
Flu season 2017/2018 is fast approaching. The Public Health Nurse will be coordinating clinics throughout the community starting in mid-September. Dates and locations are to be determined.
Vaccines are free to those who attend, though w...
What you need to know about diseases transmitted by mosquitoes - West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) are serious diseases caused by a virus transmitted through the bite of a mosquito. You can reduce your chances of getting a mosqui...
Northampton DPW’s ReUse Committee will hold a second 2017 community RePair workshop on Saturday, August 16 from 1-4 PM in the Smith Vocational High School cafeteria (80 Locust Street). &a...
Our Community Tailgate Tag Sale will be held at Smith Vocational High School on October 7 (rain date October 14). Details will be posted later this year.
An assortment of hard to recycle items will be collected. Details to follow.
The Annual Toy Exchange will take place on Saturday, 12/9 at Smith Voc High School. Toy Donations will be accepted on Friday evening 12/8). More details will be posted in later this year.