New Bedford fire, police and EMS rescue overdosing man at Riverside Park

There were at least FOUR overdoses in New Bedford yesterday. New Bedford police, fire and EMS saved a man’s life with Narcan at Riverside Park.

A homeless man who appears to be living in the wooded area near the water at Riverside Park in the north end of New Bedford overdosed around 5:30pm yesterday. An uncooperative person called 911 and reported the man turning blue and his location, but wouldn’t give anymore details.

As seen in the video, New Bedford police, fire and EMS climbed through the fence and brush to use Narcan to save the man’s life. You can also see his encampment with tent, clothes and drug paraphernalia. Police did seize a needle likely used in the overdose.

Video by Carlos Pimentel Felix.

Video: A look inside Fort Taber in New Bedford

We had a chance to film on the 2nd and third levels of Fort Taber in New Bedford during a living history camp as part of the continuing recognition of the Centennial Observance of World War I (1914 – 1918).

World War I, also known as the First World War or the Great War, began on July 28, 1914, and ended at 11:00 AM on November 11, 1918, (11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month).

The war was a global conflict mostly centered in Europe but saw significant fronts in Africa, Middle East, Southwest Asia, and in the Pacific Islands. More than 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war, a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents’ technological and industrial sophistication, and tactical stalemate. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, paving the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved.

10 Things to Know About Fort Taber

Video: New Bedford blackout/brownout discussion – Bill Cabral

Live with Bill Cabral the President of New Bedford Firefighters IAFF Local 841. New Bedford Fire Department blackout/brownout discussion.

New Bedford police involved in car accident after quad runs red light

A New Bedford Police cruiser was involved in an accident with another vehicle on Friday after avoiding a “kid on a quad that blew a red light.” From the driver of the second vehicle involved in the accident:

“A kid on a quad blew a red light coming from Coggeshall Street. Me and the officer where going through the lights on Purchase Street, but we both swerved to miss the quad. We ended hitting each other instead. Me my wife and son are fine, but sore this morning. Both officers got checked out but are okay, but probably more sore then us. They jumped right out to make sure we where good. They where so nice and caring about my son. Just glad the kid on the quad didn’t get hit as he had no helmet, nothing. We where doing 30mph and it would of been a different night. Kid would of been dead or more hurt then just whiplash.”

Video by Carlos Pimentel Felix.

Video: New Bedford firefighters battle fire on Bullard St. and Ashley BLVD

Here’s some amazing footage of our New Bedford Fire Department fire fighters battling two fires yesterday at Bullard Street and on Ashley Boulevard. A dozen New Bedford residents have been displaced.

The fire started at 126 Bullard Street and spread to the home next to it on 195 Ashley Boulevard. The multi-family home on Bullard Street suffered major damage.

Video by Carlos Pimentel Felix.

Car hits parked car, flips on Chancery Street in New Bedford

A female driver hit a parked car on Chancery Street in New Bedford and flipped the vehicle onto another parked car just after 11pm on Thursday, April 21, 2016. There were multiple passengers in the car that flipped. According to witnesses on the scene the driver and all of the passengers crawled out of the vehicle unharmed. No details on the cause of the accident.

Live with Ian Abreu – SouthCoast Job Fair Discussion

Live with Ian Abreu – New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce – SouthCoast Job Fair Discussion

The “SouthCoast Job Fair” is on Thursday, March 31, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the Seaport Inn, 110 Middle St., Fairhaven, Ma 02719. Full details and list of 80+ employers:


VIDEO: Healthy Heart Discussion with Dr. Michael J. Rocha

Healthy Heart Discussion with Michael J. Rocha, MD, FACC – Hawthorn Medical Associates and Director or the New Bedford Wellness Initiative


Michael completed his residency, a Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation fellowship, and a Cardiology fellowship at Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston. Dr. Rocha is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography and Internal Medicine, and is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Dr. Rocha serves as Director of Heart Failure Services at St. Luke’s Hospital and Director of Echocardiography Laboratory at Hawthorn Medical. He has interest in preventive cardiology and is the director or the New Bedford Wellness Initiative.

VIDEO: Fire fighter operations 101 – Fall River training center

New Bedford Guide along with politicians and other media outlets were invited to the Fall River Training Center to perform some fire fighter duties under the watchful eye of New Bedford and Fall River fire fighters. It was an eye-epening experience. We have the utmost respect for our fire fighters and gained a deeper appreciation.

Special thanks to the New Bedford Fire Department, New Bedford Firefighters IAFF Local 841 and the Fall River Fire Department!

VIDEO: A candid discussion with panhandlers in New Bedford – Part 2

Are you for or against the proposed panhandler license that would require all panhandlers in New Bedford to get a license from the City Hall? Carlos Pimentel Felix talked to two panhandlers to see what they thought about the panhandler license, how they get treated by the public and their thoughts on the homeless services provided in New Bedford

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