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August 25, 2019
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Gorham Street
795 Gorham Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Engine 1 Car 3
Civic Center
Moody Street
Lowell, MA 01853
Engine 3 Ladder 3 Rescue 1 Car 2
Lawrence Street
741-743 Lawrence Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Engine 11 Ladder 1
Branch Street
45 Branch Street
Lowell, MA
This Fire Station was built in 1877 and is the home of Engine # 2 and Ladder # 2. It is located on Branch Street opposite Smith Street and covers sections of the city called the "Highlands" and the "Acre". The origin of the name "Torrent" dates back to the 1840's and comes from the amount of water the steamer could pump-Torrents of water. The station has been renovated several times over the past 123 years and received a Preservation Award in 1997 from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is known as "The West Point" of the Lowell Fire Department. Today, Engine # 2 is the busiest engine in the city with 2449 runs in 1999 and Ladder # 2 is the busiest ladder with 1475 runs for 1999. Engine # 2 is a 1996 E-One 1250 GPM "Sentry" and Ladder # 2 is a 1995 E-One 110' rear mount "Hurricane" ladder truck.
High Street
198 High Street
Lowell, MA
The High Street Firehouse is the home of Engine 4 it was opened about 1889 and serves the Downtown and outer Belvidere neighborhoods. The Name Mazeppa came from the Steamer that was housed in the original station on Fayette St.
West Sixth Street
284 West Sixth Street
Lowell, MA
Lowell Engine Six located on W. 6th Street houses Engine Six and Ladder Four. The Station was dedicated in 1993 to the memory of Firefighter Peter Deschenes who served from 1921 to 1960.
Stevens Street
273 Stevens Street
Lowell, MA
Lowell Engine Seven located at the intersection of Pine Street and Stevens Street houses Engine Seven and has been in operation since 1924 serving the residents of the Highlands section of the city. On Sunday, October 25, 1992 it was dedicated to the memory of Lieutenant William P. McCarthy former Secretary/Treasurer Emeritus of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts State Union. Lieutenant McCarthy passed away in November 1991 at age 83. Bill was appointed to the Lowell Fire Department on August 4, 1946 and retired on January 15, 1973. He was first elected to state office, as Trustee of the Associated Firefighters of Massachusetts, at the convention held in Boston in 1948. At the 1952 convention again held in Boston, Bill was elected Secretary/Treasurer and holds the distinction of being re-elected for 14 consecutive terms (21 years in all). McCarthy is credited for a strong union career that helped break new ground for Lowell firefighters, including special pension packages for firefighters that suffer from heart conditions. In his retirement Bill was still an active charter member of the Lowell Retired Firefighters and was their Trustee at the time of his passing. Bill's daughter Barbara, son-in-law Frank and grandaughter Allison continue to serve the firefighting family at the Lowell Firefighters Credit Union.
Old Ferry Road
57 Old Ferry Road
Lowell, MA
Lowell Engine Ten located on Old Ferry Road was opened in 1976 to serve the growing Pawtucketville section of the city. Engine Ten remains the newest station in the city. It houses Engine Ten as well as the Brush Truck, Dive Boat and a small Hovercraft for winter ice rescues. The Station was dedicated to the memory of Deputy Chief Thomas J. Burke in 1977.

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