|6 May 2018 - An early morning fire was reported at 3:54 am at the Thomas Livesey Memorial Club at 11 Hopkins Street in Fairhaven. Several 9-1-1 calls were received from neighbors who reported seeing flames at the back of the club. 2 Engines and a Ladder truck responded on the initial call. When firefighters arrived they found heavy flames coming from the back of the building. The fire quickly spread to the roof and engulfed the structure. Mutual Aid was received from the Acushnet Fire Department which was called to help at the scene while the Mattapoisett Fire Department covered at Fairhaven’s headquarters.|
22 March 2017 - A brush fire started behind the Knowles garden facility on Route 6 was quickly spread by high winds and crossed the bike path and continued to burn through 2 acres of pampas grass. Fire crews worked for 2 hours to bring the blaze under control. Additional water was provided by the Acushnet Fire Department tank truck. A portion of the wooden fence along the bike path was destroyed by the flames.
|20 November 2016 - US Coast Guard Southeast Sector receied a distress call from the F/VThe 72-foot scalloper Captain Jeff and reported that the boat was taking on water. The Coast Guard then dispatched a 47-foot Motor Life Boat and crew from its Menemsha station on Martha's Vineyard, along with a helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod. The Buzzards Bay Task Force, an organization of SouthCoast-area police, fire and harbor personnel with marine rescue capabilities, also responded. When rescue units arrived at the scene, they off-loaded the crew and began preparations to pump water out of the sinking vessel. The crew was taken to the Pease Stret Boat Ramp in Fairhaven where they were met by Fairhaven Fire Department medical personnel and evaluated before being released. The vessel is in the process of being towed to a local boat yard for repairs. The accident is still under investigation by the US Coast Guard.|
15 November 2016 - New Bedford Fire Department requested a mutual-aid ambulance from Fairhaven to respond to a 3-car accident on the New Bedford/Fairhaven bridge Tuesday afternoon. Minor injuries were incurred but three lanes of the busy bridge were closed for approximately an hour. Boat traffic was also delayed as crews worked to clear the scene.
11 November 2016 - Fairhaven's annual Veteran's Day Parade stepped off at 9:30 am from Main Street in front of the old Oxford School and ended on the grounds of Fairhaven High School, where speeches were made, songs were sung and the huge American Flag was hoisted to the top of the high school flagpole.
10 November 2016 - Acushnet Fire Department requested assistance to rescue a worker stranded in a fully-extended tree removal bucket truck that had a hydraulic fluid failure that disabled the boom. Ladder 1 responded and made an effective rescue. No-one was injured.
10 June 2016 - approx: 10:30 pm - Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire on Jarvis Street. Flames were visible when units arrived and the fire was confined to the exterior wall of the attached garage. Damage and cause are undetermined at the time of this posting. Fire units were on the scene for approx 1 hour.
|5 June 2016 - approx: 7:00 am - Fire Department responded to a report of an oil spill somewhere between the Seaport Inn Marina and Fairhaven Shipyard. Personnel from the Fairhaven Fire Department; Fairhaven Harbor Master; New Bedford Harbor Master; The Massachusetts DEP and the United States Coast Guard responded and, using boats along with walking the shore, searched for the source of the spill. Although the source was never found, a large collection of oil was found in the vicinity of a nearby dock. Oil collection booms and collection mats were deployed in an effort to contain the remnants of the spill.|
30 May 2016 - approx: 9:00am - Fire Department responded to a report of an oil spill at Earl's Marina on West Island. Upon arrival, it was discovered a crane, positioned on the dock to lift boats into the marina harbor had sustained a hydraulic leak in one the out-riggers that stabilize the crane while in operation. Hydraulic fluid drained into the harbor and personnel from the fire department, the Fairhaven Harbor Master and Employees from Earl's Marina placed absorbant material across the harbor to contain the spill.
|14 March 2016 - 10:30 PM - Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Nancy Street in Fairhaven. Upon arrival, responders found the home engulfed in flames. Homeowner treated by Fairhaven medics and transported to St. Luke's Hospital for burns. Home completely gutted by the fire. Fire units on scene until 3:00AM. Crews from New Bedford and Acushnet assisted. Providence Red Cross Canteen provided hot food and drinks for the firefighters.|
22 December 2015 - 8:30 AM - Fire Department received a call from a worker at Fairhaven Shipyard North relating to a discovered oil spill in the harbor. Fairhaven Fire Department and Harbor Master, along with agents from the US Coast Guard, New Bedford Fire Department Marine Unit, Port of New Bedford and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection - Oil Spill Division converged on the scene and worked to contain the spill.
|24 November 2015 - 1:34 AM - Fire Department received a 911 call from the homeowner saying his house was on fire. 7 residents of the home safely evacuated the burning home, but 2 dogs perished in the blaze. Fire Department units were on scene for almost 5 hours. The home was completely destroyed. The Towns of Acushnet, Mattapoisett and the City of New Bedford Fire Departments provided Mutual Aid to the Fairhaven firefighters by assisting at the fire scene and manning the empty Fairhaven Fire Headquarters to handle other calls for assistance that might come in during the blaze. Both permanent and call firefighters fought the blaze and finally cleared the fire ground at approx 6:00 AM. The cause of the blaze is currently under investigation by the Fairhaven Fire Department and the Massachusetts State Fire Marshall's Office.|