Friday, May 10, 2013
The two-alarm fire Monday night caused thousands in structural damage, according to fire officials.
Shortly before 9 p.m. on Monday, May 6, the Lexington Fire Department responded to a report of a garage fire on Seaborn Place. Upon the LFD response, there was smoke and fire showing from the rear of a detached garage close to a residential condominium building. According to Assistant Fire Chief Ken Tremblay, the single-story wood frame that belonged to three different condo owners, and the only access to the interior was through wooden garage doors. Firefighters had to use chainsaws to cut through those doors, a delay that may have allowed fire and smoke conditions that, along with the proximity to occupied buildings, led to the striking of a second alarm. Once firefighters got inside the building, they found heavy smoke and fire …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The Lexington Fire Department responded to calls about alarm activations and trapped children over the past week.
Fire Incidents By the Numbers 102 Total calls for service 30 EMS calls excluding motor vehicle accidents 13 Unintentional alarm activations 3 EMS calls with no duty/patient refusal 2 Motor vehicle accidents requiring advanced life support 2 Motor vehicle accidents with no duty or no transport 2 Mutual aid medical/rescue calls 2 Assist police or other agency 1 Cooking fire with no extension 1 Patient assist without transport 1 Motor vehicle accident requiring basic life support 1 Motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian 1 Lock-in 1 Gas leak 1 Lockout 1 Smoke, odor removal 1 Public service assistance 1 Mutual aid cover, standby 1 Nonmedical public assistance 1 dispatch cancelled while en route Fire Incident Reports Wednesday, Aug. 1 6:…
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The Lexington Fire Department responded to reports of laundry fires, arcing and iced-over air conditioning units.
Fire Incidents By the Numbers 34 EMS calls excluding motor vehicle accidents 16 Unintentional alarm activations 6 Motor vehicle accidents with no duty/no transport 5 EMS calls with no duty/patient refusal 5 Motor vehicle accidents requiring basic life support 2 Motor vehicle accidents with advanced life support 2 Power lines down 2 Arcing/shorted electrical equipment 2 Lockouts 2 Public service assistances 1 Accident/other not classified 1 Vehicle accident with cleanup only 1 Service call for mutual aid 1 Mutual aid cover/standby 1 Smoke scare, odor 1 Hazardous condition with no fire 1 Flood assessment 1 Mutual aid medical/rescue 1 Gasoline or flammable liquid spill 1 Chemical spill or leak 1 Fuel burner/boiler issue with no extension 1 …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Smoking barrels and burnt popcorn were among the calls this week for the Lexington Fire Department.
Incident Reports by the Numbers 56 Total call for service 23 EMS calls excluding motor vehicle accidents 10 Malfunctioning or unintentional alarm activations 4 EMS calls with no duty/patient refusal 3 Medical EMS calls, MVA 2 Nonmedical public assistances 2 Well being checks 2 Motor vehicle accidents with basic life support 2 Mutual aid cover/standby 1 Public service assistance 1 Motor vehicle accident with no duty/no transport 1 Passenger vehicle fire 1 Brush brush/grass fire 1 Motor vehicle accident with no duty/transport 1 Prescribed fire 1 Smoke scare/odor 1 Wind storm/tornado/hurricane call Fire Incident Reports Wednesday, April 25 1:06 p.m. – Firefighters responded to Spring Street for an accidental alarm activation that occurred …
John Wilson, a Lexington resident and 27-year member of the Fire Department, will be the next chief, according to the Lexington Fire Fighters Local 1491.
There were two candidate searches and some input from a consultant, but in the end, it seems the right man for the job was right here the whole time. Captain John Wilson, a Lexington resident and 27-year member of the Lexington Fire Department, has been chosen as the department's next chief. According to a post on the Lexington Fire Fighter's Local 1491 website, Interim Chief Keith Hoyle broke the news to the firehouse yesterday, May 1. Town Manager Carl Valente told Patch he'll be issuing a press release later today. The post on the Lexfire.org website offers congratulations to Wilson and his family, and says Wilson will take over the chief's duties on May 23. "Captain Wilson is a 27-year member of the Lexington Fire Department and has …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
On Monday, April 30, the Lexington Police Department Honor Guard presented the colors at Fenway Park, where the Red Sox topped the visiting Oakland A's, 11-6.
The Boston Red Sox ended April by evening the team's record at 11s with a win over the visiting Oakland Athletics. But, before that happened, the Lexington Police Department's Honor Guard presented the colors before the National Anthem to start the game. In case you were wondering about the game: Starting pitcher Clay Buchholz continued to underwhelm, allowing six runs on seven hits and five walks over 6 2/3 innings. But DH David Ortiz stayed hotter than the weather, adding a pair of solo home runs to his impressive April, and Mike Aviles added a three-run homer and Darnell McDonald a two-run job as the longball-led BoSox topped the A's, 11-6.
Monday, April 30, 2012
The following information from April 27 to April 29 was provided by the Lexington Police Department. An arrest not indicate a conviction.
Friday, April 27 8:36 a.m. – A suspicious person was reported on Marrett Road. 10:23 a.m. – A school resource officer found a minor in possession of less than an ounce of marijuana at Minuteman High School on Marrett Road. The student’s parents were notified of the incident and he will receive a citation via mail, police said. 1:43 p.m. – Offiers investigated a reported motor vehicle accident in the area of Mass Ave and Hunt Road. 10:30 p.m. – Police provided mutual aid to a medical call in Bedford. Saturday, April 28 9:19 a.m. – A parking complaint came in regarding a vehicle blocking a hydrant on East Emerson Road. 10:45 a.m. – Police responded to a report of a hit-and-run accident causing property damage on Bedford Street. 2:04 p.m. – A…
Massachusetts is getting tough on all drivers and passengers in an effort to
boost seat belt use and save lives.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, April 30, 2012
The following announcement was provided by the Lexington Police Department. The Lexington Police Department in partnership with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Highway Safety Division (HSD), the State Police and numerous other local departments announce the second of three mobilizations of a high-visibility seat belt enforcement blitz titled, “Click It or Ticket.” While other mobilizations falling under this same grant focus more on drunk driving and impaired operator enforcement, this mobilization focuses on aggressive driving, lack of safety belt use, speeding, distracted driving and other risk-taking motor vehicle behaviors (i.e. non-compliance with the Move Over Law). The message continues to be simple: …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
The following information from April 23 to April 26 was provided by the Lexington Police Department. An arrest not indicate a conviction.
Monday, April 23 8:29 a.m. – A report of noncriminal property damage came in from Solomon Pierce Road. 11:36 a.m. – Police provided mutual aid to Woburn. 3:37 p.m. – A cruiser checked out a report of youths with a possible weapon on Turning Mill Road and located some kids had an Airsoft rifle in the woods off of Turning Mill. 5:35 p.m. – A Sunset Ridge resident reported the dolly he uses to wheel out trash and recycling bins had gone missing. Tuesday, April 24 6:50 a.m. – A noise complaint came in regarding landscapers on Holton Road. 10:09 a.m. – A Grove Street resident reported a bucket of tools stolen had been stolen from his home. 6:29 p.m. – As a result of a motor vehicle stop in the area of Waltham Street and Concord Ave., Jason J. …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Smoldering campfires and children stuck in bedrooms were among this week's incidents for the Lexington Fire Department.
Fire Incidents by the Numbers 81 Total calls for service 42 EMS calls excluding motor vehicle accidents 12 Unintentional/malfunctioning alarm activations 4 EMS calls with no duty/patient refusal 3 Mutual aid covers 2 Motor vehicle accidents requiring basic life support 2 Mutual aid with medical/rescues 2 Gas leaks 2 Power line down calls 1 Smoke, odor removal 1 Authorized controlled burning 1 Call reporting something mistaken for smoke 1 Smoke scare 1 Public service assistance 1 Non-medical public service assistance 1 Cooking fire with no extension 1 Fuel burner/boiler issue with no extension 1 Brush or brush/grass mix fire 1 Motor vehicle accident with advanced life support 1 Lock-in 1 ALS request from another town Fire Incident Reports …