Friday, May 10, 2013
Chief Joseph Lingel has served on the Lynnfield Fire Department for 44 years.
Lynnfield Fire Chief Joseph Lingel informed selectmen in a letter this week that he plans to retire as of August 14, 2013. Lingel became chief last summer after former Chief Tom Bogart retired from that position. Chief Lingel is also the town's emergency management director. In a short letter to Town Administrator Bill Gustus, Lingel stated the following: "Effective August 14, 2013, I will be resigning from my position as Chief of the Lynnfield Fire Department. Effective the same date, I will be retiring from the Lynnfield Fire Department after 44 years of service."
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Personnel from Lynnfield and several surrounding communities knocked down an attic fire in large brick home before more serious damage could spread through the house.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Personnel from Lynnfield and several surrounding communities knocked down attic fire in large brick home before more serious damage could spread through the house.
Personnel from several communities joined the Lynnfield Fire Department Wednesday morning in knocking down a two-alarm blaze at a large brick home on Horseshoe Drive. One firefighter reportedly went to Lahey Clinic with non-life threatening smoke-related injuries, said Lynnfield Fire Captain Michael Feinberg after the fire was extinguished, adding that when firefighters first arrived on the scene, the residents were already out of the dwelling. The fire was first reported around 10:30 a.m. and firefighters spotted smoke coming through the roof when they arrived, Feinberg told area media outlets at the scene. He went on to explain that they found the fire in the attic and initially had difficulty gaining access to it, but once they …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Lynnfield and North Reading fire departments responded to Lynnfield Commons apartments for report of a fourth floor bathroom fire quickly put out by building's sprinkler system.
A fire reported at the Lynnfield Commons apartments was quickly extinguished by the building's sprinkler system, according to scanner reports. Around 9 p.m. on Sunday, Lynnfield Fire Department personnel responded to the apartment building off Route 1 north for a report of a fire in a fourth floor bathroom. North Reading provided mutual aid with its ladder truck, while Wakefield provided coverage at the Lynnfield station. The fire did not have a chance to spread as it was reportedly soon extinguished by the sprinkler system.
Funeral held last week for longtime Lynnfield firefighter and Center Water District employee.
Last week, members of the Lynnfield and Wakefield fire departments were among those who turned out for the funeral of Arthur W. Kilroy, 76, a Lynnfield resident who spent 25 years in town as a call firefighter and who was also a Korean War veteran and a former treatment plant operation with the Lynnfield Center Water District. The full text of Kilroy's obituary can be viewed at this link. Soon after the funeral, this website received a note from Arthur Kilroy's nice, Kathie Kilroy-Moran, who wished to pass on a note to the community from her father, Michael, who was Arthur's brother. Below is the text of her email on behalf of Michael Kilroy: "I would like to express my gratitude to all the good people who participated in my brother's …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Two-car accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. Monday.
A serious accident on Main Street in Lynnfield sent two motorists to area hospitals Monday afternoon. Rescue personnel extricated them from their respective vehicles and transported them to area trauma centers. These two images provided by the Lynnfield Fire Department provide a look at the vehicle damage.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Two car-accident reported around 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon.
Lynnfield Police and Fire personnel reportedly responded to a two-car accident on Main Street near Route 128 on Monday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. According to police scanner reports, two patients were each removed from a vehicle, with one headed to Mass. General Hospital and the other to Lahey Clinic. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Thanks to the Lynnfield Fire Department for providing these images of a weekend exercise at headquarters.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, March 25
On Saturday morning, Lynnfield Fire Department personnel underwent training using SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) at fire department headquarters on Summer Street. Fire Chief Joseph Lingel reports that this exercise is required training for firefighters that it helps them fully understand the limits of their equipment while also simulating the rescue of a downed or trapped firefighter.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Home at 10 Lowell Street in Lynnfield damaged by Tuesday afternoon dryer fire that spread to attic.
Lynnfield firefighters were joined by colleagues from several towns Tuesday afternoon in putting out a house fire at 10 Lowell Street. A report of a house fire in town went out soon after 5 p.m., and in less than an hour it went to a second alarm. The fire itself was put out in relatively short order and there was little visible damage seen from the street on the exterior of the large gray home, except for a hole in the roof. At the scene, Lynnfield Fire Chief Joseph Lingel reported that the homeowners had just had a new dryer delivered, and soon after starting it up, they called to report smoke and fire in the house. As firefighters finished up at the scene, a worker could actually be seen wheeling the home's old dryer away. The fire …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Town officials met last Thursday to prepare storm response. Fire Department reported about a dozen calls for service over three-day weather event.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, February 11
The following statement on the town of Lynnfield’s storm response was provided to local media outlets by Lynnfield Fire Chief Joseph Lingel: As Emergency Manager Director, a meeting was held at Fire Headquarters on Thursday February 7th at 10 a.m. In attendance were myself, Captain Feinberg and Kenny Burnham, both assistant directors of the emergency management team. Also in attendance were Selectman David Nelson, Town Administrator William Gustus, Police Chief Breen, and DPW Director Dennis Roy DPW Director, Mark Rodgers DPW, and Director Board of Health, Kristen Esposito McRae. Plans were reviewed by each department head as to their roles in providing services to protect the citizens of the town. Common goals were reviewed from how phone…