ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

May 23rd, 2015

36 years ago today on May 23, 1979 – Derry Cafe Fire in Bellows Falls, Vt. Multiple Ladders operated at this fire. Dispatchers on duty were Ed (Berg) Bergeron and Robert Mattson. Pictured is Ed (Dispatcher 1 at the time)
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Here is the original log for that day. Activity not related to this fire was removed.
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Listen to the radio traffic audio from this fire.
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PLEASE HELP A GOOD FRIEND OF OUR MUTUAL AID SYSTEM

May 18th, 2015

HAZ-MAT DECON CLASS IN KEENE

May 15th, 2015

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TWO SECOND ALARM FIRES OVER NIGHT

May 15th, 2015

Dispatchers Lt. Matt Yeatman and Erik Kazlouskas dispatched 2 second alarm fires after midnight. At 01:14 Putney was sent to 15 Gassett Rd for a reported building fire. 38C2 arrived on the scene to a fully involved building fire and requested a 2nd alarm be struck. Departments operating on scene were Putney, Rescue Inc., Westminster, Brattleboro, Dummerston, Walpole and Guilford.

At 02:41 hours Keene was dispatched to 169 Church St for a reported outside fire. Two minutes later there was an additional report of a dumpster fire that had extended to a garage and a 1st alarm was immediately dispatched. At 02:45 the first arriving unit reported heavy fire showing and a 2nd alarm was struck. See the below press release from Keene FD
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The fire in Keene. Great stop by Keene firefighters on the initial attack. Photos by Keene Fire Chief Mark Howard.
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WINHALL AND MUTUAL AID TOWNS BATTLE HOUSE FIRE

May 11th, 2015

5/11/2015 on Kimball Hill Rd. Photos by Chief Tirrell, Fire Mutual Aid.

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