Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Woburn Police have identified the man emergency responders were unable to locate during a water search after a canoe tipped over in Horn Pond last Monday.
The identity of the man who drowned after a canoe tipped over in Horn Pond last week has been released. As reported on Woburn Patch, on April 15 emergency personnel, including divers from Woburn and Stoneham, responded to a report of a man under the water in Horn Pond. According to reports one of the two men in the canoe was able to swim to shore but the second was reported to be lost in the water. Emergency responders were not able to locate the man that night and stopped the search as dark approached. Shortly after resuming the search on April 16 responders found the body of the boater a little past 9 a.m. According to a report from the Woburn Police Department, the victim is Pedro Pereira of 138 Kate Lane, Tolland, CT. Police do not …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company gave the department a $7,015 grant for a thermal imaging camera.
The following is a release from the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company: Local residents will be safer thanks to a $7,015 grant from Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company which funds a thermal imaging camera. Thermal imaging cameras allow firefighters to “see” through smoke, darkness and other low visibility conditions. This helps firefighters quickly locate victims trapped in a building during a fire. They can also play a major role in reducing property damage. With a thermal imager in hand, firefighters can locate hot spots inside walls and extinguish them before they spread. It also allows rescuers to better scout collapsed floors and other dangerous situations that could result in serious injury or death. “Thermal imagers used to be …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Check out the most widely read stories from this past year.
As 2012 comes to a close, let's reminisce and take a look at some of the top stories from the last year. In no particular order, here are the stories that were most widely read in 2012: UPDATE: Man in Custody, Streets Reopening: Feb. 22 Woburn Teen Dies, Another in Serious Condition After Accident: Dec. 18 ‘Dangerous’ Man Released by Superior Court: Aug. 23 UPDATE: Tanker Rollover Causes Major Hazmat Incident on 128 Overnight: Jul. 16 [UPDATE] Woburn Little League Coach Arraigned on Child Porn Charges: Feb. 8 UPDATE: Man Badly Injured in Pedestrian Crash: Oct. 10 LIVE: Follow Police & #Cards4Nathan on Patch: Dec. 19 Woburn Woman Sentenced For Sham Marriage: Dec. 6 Woburn Man, Woman Arrested During Drug Bust: Nov. 19 UPDATE: Woburn Man …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Woburn Fire quickly extinguishes small fire Saturday afternoon.
A small fire on Rifle Range Road was quickly extinguished by Woburn Fire Saturday afternoon. According to Woburn Fire, firefighters knocked down a small interior fire in a rifle range by 1:10 p.m. Saturday. The fire was inside the rifle range, which is off of Salem Street. The range is operated by the Massachusetts Rifle Association. Shortly after 1 p.m., Woburn Fire responded to a report of a smoke condition in a building at the end of Rifle Range Road. According to reports, firefighters found a small fire inside a firing range. At 1:15 p.m., firefighters were overhauling the fire and checking for extension. Stay with Woburn Patch for more information if it becomes available.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Woburn Fire filtered through Instagram.
Everything looks a lot cooler through Instagram filters. But Woburn Fire doesn't need any help to look cool! But here's a shot of Engine 3 through Instagram. Do you have a picture you'd like to share with us for Photo of the Day? Remember, all POTD come from readers, so without you, we have no photos! Text them to 781-502-8325 or e-mail email@example.com. We will publish your photos as soon as we can!
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The two-car accident closed down highway ramp for about 30 minutes.
A two-car crash at the Routes 95/93 cloverleaf sent one man to the hospital Saturday night. According to the Mass State Police, around 10:40 p.m. Saturday, troopers responded to the accident on the ramp from Route 95 North to Route 93 South in Woburn. Woburn Fire and emergency medical services also responded to the scene. The accident shut down the ramp for about a half-hour as public safety officials tended to the drivers, investigated the crash and removed the vehicles. A 31-year-old Wellesley man was transported to Lahey Clinic by Woburn Fire. Police report the man has non-life threatening injuries.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A Halloween blaze injured 23 people in 1992.
A gas leak set forth an explosion and blaze that injured several people, including two firefighters, 20 years ago today. The Woburn Nursing Home was undergoing plumbing work when the gas began to leak due to an error and exploded at 3:45 p.m., reported the National Fire Protection Agency. According to the NFPA, the explosion blew part of the building's roof into a nearby cemetery and started a fire. The three-story building housed 101 elderly residents, who were quickly evacuated by firefighters, staff, neighbors and construction workers, said the NFPA. The building's 21 sprinklers were operational and helped keep the fire confined to the explosion area. The fire rose to four-alarms and was extinguished by 5:15 p.m. Although it caused …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Check out these fire safety tips for kids and families.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Friday, October 12, 2012
October 7-13 is National Fire Prevention Week. National Fire Prevention Week is an annual public awareness campaign to promote fire safety throughout the U.S. This year’s theme is “Have 2 Ways Out!” which focuses on the importance of fire escape planning and practice. Created and sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the goal of National Fire Prevention Week is to educate families on what causes home fires, how to prevent them, and what to do in an emergency situation. NFPA has been the official sponsor of this campaign since 1922, making it the longest running public health and safety observance on record. “National Fire Prevention Week is critical in educating the public about the dangers of fire and how to …
Police and Fire responding to accident right before noon.
12:00pm: A car has reportedly hit a pole on Main Street, causing a serious accident. According to reports, the car hit a pole near 943 Main St. An advanced life support ambulance was called to the scene, due to possible serious injuries. >>MORE: For up-to-the minute updates on this story and others, follow Woburn Patch on Facebook and Twitter, or sign-up for our e-mail newsletter. Authorities advise people to seek alternate routes for the time being. A photo reconstruction crew was called to the scene, according to several public reports. Woburn Patch will have more information when it's available.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Fire is in a freezer.
Woburn firefighters are responding to a fire in a freezer at Olympia Avenue, according to several Twitter reports. The fire is reportedly in a freezer in the Odwalla building at 60 Olympia Ave. according to Twitter user Mike Moura, who tweets fire incidents. Stay tuned for updates to this story.