17 years ago today – Sawyer Farm Fire in Jaffrey. Over 100 head of cattle perished in the fire. Extensive mutual aid sent to the fire.
20 years ago today on August 22, 1996 – PAC Fire (Whelen Engineering) in Charlestown. Dispatchers on duty were Paul Szoc, Walt Kesek and Neal Collier. All 3 dispatchers are now retired.
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY – 19 years ago today on August 19, 1997 was the Carl Drega incident in Colebrook NH where 4 people were murdered including 2 NH State Troopers. This incident sparked the birth of what is now known as InterOperability in New Hampshire. Different agencies involved in this incident could not talk to each other on two way radios in 1997.
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