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3 hours ago

Duxbury Fire PIO

DXFD responded to Hanover's 3rd alarm fire early this morning.On July 8, 2020, at 2:07 am, the Hanover Fire Department received a call reporting smoke in the area of Columbia Road and Rockland Street with a possible outside fire in the rear of a commercial occupancy. Engine 7, Tower 1 and Ambulance 3 responded to investigate. While enroute, Hanover Police Officers arrived and reported a possible outside equipment fire at 183 Columbia Road with smoke in the building. Box 42 was transmitted and a full 1st Alarm Assignment was dispatched. First arriving crews found thick black smoke coming from the front of an 85 x 50 two story commercial office building with heavy fire conditions in the rear. Firefighters were unable to make an interior attack and were forced to initiate a defensive and exterior operation as heavy fire rapidly traveled throughout the structure.

Three Alarms were necessary to bring the fire under control. Mutual Aid assistance from Rockland, Norwell, Pembroke, Hanson, Hingham, Abington, Whitman, Marshfield, Duxbury and South Shore Hospital EMS responded to the incident scene. Support units from the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services and the Providence Canteen also responded to the incident. The Hanover Police and Public Works Departments also assisted on scene. The Hanover Emergency Communications Center coordinated incident communications and requests for mutual aid.

Officials from the Hanover Building Department determined that the remaining structure was unsafe and had to be taken down in the interest of public safety.

The fire remains under investigation by the Hanover Fire and Police Joint Fire Investigation Unit along with the Massachusetts State Police Fire Investigators assigned to the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

One firefighter who sustained minor injuries during the incident was evaluated and treated on-scene.

Firefighters cleared the scene at 1:36 pm.

Photos by Stephen Ryerson, Town of Hanover
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16 hours ago

Duxbury Fire PIO

‪02:28 DXFD Engine 2 responded to Hanover for their 3rd alarm fire. DXFD continues to operate in Hanover at this hour. #DXFD... See MoreSee Less

‪02:28 DXFD Engine 2 responded to Hanover for their 3rd alarm fire. DXFD continues to operate in Hanover at this hour. #DXFD ‬Image attachment

2 days ago

Duxbury Fire PIO

Just before 2am this morning, the KFD was alerted to a structure fire with the report of occupants trapped. With the duty shift already responding to a motor vehicle accident (MVA), off duty personnel were called in and mutual aid requested. With no injuries at the MVA, responders were diverted to the fire. Upon arrival it was discovered that several occupants were assisted from the home and one occupant was rescued from the fire room by an off duty Kingston Firefighter who lives in the neighborhood and responded from home. He was also able to extinguish the fire which was in a bedroom. Three people were transported to the BI Plymouth with minor smoke inhalation: two by KFD Ambulance and a third by Duxbury FD Ambulance. Duxbury also provided and Engine to assist at the fire scene. Plymouth FD provided an Engine to cover the empty Kingston stations which responded to subsequent calls while KFD units were tied up. Thanks to #KPD, #Plymouthsherrifs,#DXFD, and #PlymouthFD for the assistance. Photo courtesy of #DXFDPIO. ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

Duxbury Fire PIO

‪Busy weekend for DXFD responding to over 35 emergencies including structure fires, multiple serious MVA’s, reported water rescue, many medicals and other emergencies. We had additional firefighters on duty and still needed to recall firefighters six separate times to assist. ‬ ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for your hard work and for responding to recall to service during the long weekend!

Thank you for all you do for our town and community.💖🙏🙏🙏🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸😷😷😷

Thank you Duxbury FD!!!

We appreciate you all!

Thanks for all you do. 🙏

You guys are terribly busy for a town the size of Duxbury 💙

Thanks.

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3 days ago

Duxbury Fire PIO

‪02:03 DXFD engine and ambulance are both assisting Kingston Fire at their structure fire. ‬ ... See MoreSee Less

‪02:03 DXFD engine and ambulance are both assisting Kingston Fire at their structure fire. ‬
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The Duxbury Permanent Firefighters Association, Local 2167 received its charter from the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), AFL-CIO-CLC on July 20th, 1972. We are also members of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts (PFFM).

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‪02:03 DXFD engine and ambulance are both assisting Kingston Fire at their structure fire. ‬
‪At 12:07am DXFD responded to a fully involved shed fire which was caused due to a lightning strike when severe #weather came through our area. #DXFD ‬
‪DXFD A-1 at the Norwood hospital last night. We were requested through statewide mobilization mutual aid agreements with evacuation due to flooding. Mutual aid is very important and this incident required more than usual but DXFD has relied on mutual aid like this in the past when we evacuated the nursing home.
‪DXFD doing some pump and hydrant evolutions today in between calls #DXFD ‬
‪#FlagDay #flagday2020 #DXFD ‬
‪Use caution DXFD on scene of a trash truck rollover Route 3 north between exits 10 and 11. DXFD transporting one patient that was extricated through the windshield to the SSH. ‬
‪Today at the ribbon cutting of the @ROCCC911 we dedicated the training room to Chief Nord who has been our chief since 2004. He has invested significantly in our departments by pushing the importance of training to make us the best we can be. #training ‬
**MEDIA ALERT** June 10th at 9:30am ribbon cutting for the new Regional Old Colony Communications Center This is the largest 911 dispatch center in southeastern Massachusetts. The #ROCCC were pioneers with NG-911, cell phone 911 calls & text to 911. Media inquiries contact Captain Reardon at #DXFD #WeAre911
On this Memorial Day, we remember the brave men and women who sacrificed everything for our country. #memorialday #neverforget #sacrafice #dxfd #MemorialDay2020
#EMSWeek2020 Last year DXFD treated 1,323 patients. All of our firefighters are either Paramedics or EMT's and through extensive training make differences in peoples lives daily. #EMSweek #DXFD
‪This is National #EMSWeek a time that recognizes and highlights the essential work our EMT’s and Paramedics perform on a daily basis. #EMSWeek2020
‪#Thankyou Paramedics and EMT's support you on the worst day of your life. The day you or someone you love needs critical care. The dedication to the patients DXFD serves is unparalleled and we thank you for your support #EMSweek #EMSWeek2020 #SupportEMS #EMSWeek #NotJustaRide #AlwaysOpen‬
‪Today Mrs Cox, Mrs Kalous & Mrs Reardon all took their Chandler School 1st graders for a virtual field trip to the 911 dispatch center These community partnerships that have been created are so important when in person field trips are not an option. Thank you to the teachers and the ROCCC staff for all the work in coordinating this amazing field trip! #communitypartners #chandlerschooldux #duxbury #duxburyschools #teachers #virtualfieldtrip #zoom ‬ Chandler Elementary Regional Old Colony Communications Center
‪What an amazing thank you from future firefighter Olivia!! This comes as we enter EMS week on Sunday. She took the time to put the name of every one of our DXFD FF’s on the helmets. #thingsthatmakefirefightersmile ‬
Happy Mother’s Day from DXFD! Thank you to all the Moms especially our own and those who are serving in the military and working today. #HappyMothersDay #ThankYouMom
‪DXFD on scene of a single car MVA, car vs pole, on Keene St at North St. Road is closed. Avoid the area. ‬
‪This morning DXFD transported one patient to SSH from this MVA rollover Route 3 north between exits 11 & 12. Simultaneously we responded to a separate medical emergency. #DXFD ‬
‪The doors might be closed but your firefighters are here 24/7/365. Thank you to everyone for your support through this time. Stay safe. #community #DXFD #Duxbury ‬
‪This photo was shared with us from a forest fire response that Duxbury responded to on Cape Cod back in the 50’s. #DXFD #oldschool ‬
‪Good morning Duxbury. Looks to be an amazing day! #Didyouknow your firefighters check the equipment in the trucks daily to make sure it is ready for when it’s needed? #staysafe ‬
1st graders from Chandler Elementary came on a virtual educational field trip to #DXFD today on Zoom! This afternoon we had Mrs Reardon's Class and are working to setup all 1st grade classes. This is an amazing opportunity for us to teach fire safety & health awareness virtually! The kids and parents loved it! #Thankyou Duxbury Public Schools Jen Burt Reardon
‪There are multiple Eversource MA and Verizon crews working around town. The estimated full restoration time for power is midnight. #DXFD ‬
‪Duxbury has 41% of the town without power. We continue to respond to a large amount of #weather related calls. We have no ETA on power restoration. Eversource MA
We are expecting very high winds today. Remember, assume all downed wires are live and call 911. #StormSafety #maweather #weather #Wind
Remember to always know where your eggs-it's are in case of a fire! Happy Easter from #DXFD
‪Thanks to Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and The National Guard for all their hard work in getting much needed (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment to workers on the frontlines across Massachusetts. #DXFD
‪#goodfriday morning #duxbury. Enjoy your day. #DXFD ‬
‪We took advantage of the great #weather at DXFD today. We were able to mix some spring cleaning in with training and don’t forget a handful of emergency calls. #DXFD ‬
Morning sun on Ladder 1 after a morning wash. #DXFD #duxbury
DXFD firefighters who are on the frontlines of #COVID19 captured by local photographer Tommy Colbért Photography #DXFD #Duxbury #WearAMask #Corona If you want to be involved in the project please contact him directly.
‪Thank you to the New England Patriots & Charlie Baker for getting much needed supplies to those on the front line of #COVID19!! Amazing work by Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) for distributing all of these supplies. #grateful for helping our firefighters and police officers #DoOurJob #patriots #coronavirus #DXFD‬
Thank you to NEWCOM for giving DXFD Thermal IR Thermometers to monitor our firefighters who are on the frontlines. They also gave us three more to go in each of our ambulances for monitoring the temperatures of our patients! Your generosity during this time is very much appreciated!
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