ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY – 13 years ago today on December 4, 2004 – Wilder Block Fire at 32 Main St in Brattleboro. Large downtown block that went to multiple alarms with one person severely burned. Dispatchers on duty were Tom Redin and Penny Curtis.

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VERMONT TRAINING

2018 National Fire Academy Direct Delivery Courses

All NFA Direct Delivery courses are free of charge and students are required to submit a general admission application by the application deadline.

Course listing:
Course: Leadership in Supervision: Frameworks to Success
Location: St. Michael’s College
Course Date: January 6 & 7, 2018
Application Deadline: November 22, 2017

Course: Shaping the Future
Location: Vermont Fire Academy – Pittsford
Course Date: January 13 & 14, 2018
Application Deadline: November 29, 2017

Course: Leadership in Supervision: Creating Environments for Professional Growth
Location: Middlebury Fire Station
Course Date: January 27 & 28, 2018
Application Deadline: December 12, 2017

Course: Initial Fire Investigation for First Responders
Location: Brattleboro Fire Station
Course Date: January 27 & 28, 2018
Application Deadline: December 12, 2017

Course: Leadership in Supervision: Perspectives in Thinking
Location: Hartford Fire Station
Course Date: February 10 & 11, 2018
Application Deadline: December 27, 2017

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

Forty five 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

VERMONT TRAINING

2018 National Fire Academy Direct Delivery Courses

All NFA Direct Delivery courses are free of charge and students are required to submit a general admission application by the application deadline.

Course listing:
Course: Leadership in Supervision: Frameworks to Success
Location: St. Michael’s College
Course Date: January 6 & 7, 2018
Application Deadline: November 22, 2017

Course: Shaping the Future
Location: Vermont Fire Academy – Pittsford
Course Date: January 13 & 14, 2018
Application Deadline: November 29, 2017

Course: Leadership in Supervision: Creating Environments for Professional Growth
Location: Middlebury Fire Station
Course Date: January 27 & 28, 2018
Application Deadline: December 12, 2017

Course: Initial Fire Investigation for First Responders
Location: Brattleboro Fire Station
Course Date: January 27 & 28, 2018
Application Deadline: December 12, 2017

Course: Leadership in Supervision: Perspectives in Thinking
Location: Hartford Fire Station
Course Date: February 10 & 11, 2018
Application Deadline: December 27, 2017

NOVEMBER BOARD MEETING AGENDA

MEETING NOTICE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

LOCATION: SWNHD FIRE MUTUAL AID HEADQUARTERS
32 VERNON ST.
KEENE, N.H.

DATE: Wednesday
November 8, 2017

TIME: 1900 Hours

AGENDA: Introduction of Guests:
Approval of the Oct 11, 2017 minutes
Report of the treasury
Chief’s monthly activity report

COMMITTEE REPORTS: By-Laws Committee
Regional Training Committee
Public Relations Committee

OLD BUSINESS: Charlestown
Pitcher Tower
Fitzwilliam Tower
Swanzey
I-91 showing on CAD Text

NEW BUSINESS: Christmas gifts

PERSONNEL ISSUES: Grievance

CORRESPONDENSE:

OPEN DISCUSSION: Suggestions for the good of the order

ADJOURNMENT:

PLEASE CONTACT COORDINATOR AT 352-1291 OR 209-2200 (cell) IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND OR NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

FREE TRAINING

Don’t miss out on this free training.
The training session will be in Newport NH at the Sugar River Bank Community Room located at 10 Main St. in Newport. All are welcome.

2017 Surviving the Insult