The Annual Meeting of the Southwestern NH District Fire Mutual Aid System will be held on Wednesday April 21,2010 at 1900 hours at the Best Western Hotel 401 Winchester St. Keene,NH.There will be a display of apparatus and equipment at 1730 hours. All departments are welcome to bring equipment to display.All departments in the system are urged to have a representative attend. The New Location Committee will be reporting on the future location of the dispatch center and radio repair shop.
Keene Fire Department new 18â€™ Technical Rescue Trailer carries equipment for Trench, Building and Confined Space Response. This unit will supplement Rescue 1 on all appropriate incidents. The unit features:
â€¢ Trench shores
â€¢ Additional rescue struts
â€¢ Portable lights and generator
â€¢ Small tools
Boat 1: 2010 SeaWolf-Survivor Rescue Boat. Boat measures 15.5â€™ and has a load capacity of 2500 pounds. Boat is powered by an Evinrude 40HP ETEC motor. Unit is designed specifically for water rescue applications. Boat was purchased from Response Marine located in Newburyport Mass.
The Meadowood County Area Fire Department recently purchased and put into service the former Keene Fire Department’s Rescue truck. The 1993 Freightliner replaces the 1981 Mack Rescue. The members of the department spent many hours transferring the equipment and on February 16, 2010 placed the unit in service. The new unit will perform all the functions the old one did.Photo by Melanie Ellis.
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