ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

November 21st, 2014

Forty two years ago today on November 21, 1972 – Woolworth Store Fire on Main St. in Brattleboro. An excerpt from back then – Woolworth and Grant buildings. “A massive pre-dawn fire, its heart feeding on a basement paint storage area, destroyed Woolworth’s store on Main Street today, sending four firemen to the hospital. Brattleboro Fire Chief T. Howard Mattison declared the fire under control at 8 a.m., he said, “It was a near miss” at one point that none of his men were seriously injured or killed. Injured firemen included Randal P. Sage, 26, Wayne Shepard, 19, Louis Perham, 24, and Philip Rancourt Jr., 18, all with first and second degree burns of the face, head and ears.” Future Fire Chief David Emery was caught for a while in the burning basement as well. Call came into Fire Mutual Aid to send assistance at 04:46 hours. Bud Maynard was the dispatcher on duty. Back then, there was only one dispatcher on duty late at night.
Newspaper clippings courtesy of Robert Spirka

TRAINING

November 20th, 2014

TRAINING

November 20th, 2014

TRAINING

November 20th, 2014

THERMAL INSULT RECOGNITION CLASS

November 20th, 2014

Fire Mutual Aid is sponsoring FETC Thermal Image Insult Recognition Class on December 15, 2014 at 1900 hours at our Headquarters at 32 Vernon Street in Keene, NH. This class is a “must attend” for all firefighters. There is no charge for this class. We ask that you RSVP to SWNHDFMA@gmail.com with your name and the name of your fire department. Please do not call the dispatch center.