It is with deep regret the City of Keene Fire Department announces the passing of Captain Armand Jacques- Retired Steamer Company.
Captain Jacques served the City of Keene for 31 years and retired as Captain of the Steamer Company on January 1, 1988.
A Full Fire Department Funeral will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the St. Margaret Maryâ€™s Catholic Church located on Arch Street in Keene. Mass will start at 1000 hours.
All Fire Department personnel are requested to be at the Keene Fire Department Central Station for 0900 hours in Class â€œAâ€ uniform.
The calling hours will be held Friday April 29, 2011 from 1800- 2000 hours at the Foley Funeral Home located at 49 Court Street Keene.
All Fire Department personnel attending the calling hours are asked to meet at the Central Fire Station at 1800 hours in Class â€œAâ€ uniform.
There will be no burial following mass.
The Cheshire County Forest Fire Wardenâ€™s Association will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 3rd in Westmoreland, NH. Dinner will be at 1900 hours, meeting at 2000 hours, and entertainment at 2030 hours. This is the annual Ladiesâ€™ Night. There will be gifts for all the ladies and entertainment will be by Jason Purdy, comedian and magician. All are welcome to attend.
187 Michael Ave â€“ 1st alarm was struck at 0317 hrs. 2nd alarm was struck at 0330 hrs. Units to the scene was Charlestown, Springfield Engine, North Walpole Engine, Langdon Engine and Cascade, 2 tankers from Walpole, tanker from Rockingham and a tanker from Westminster. Claremont engine covered Charlestown and Alstead covered the Langdon Station.
Photo by Virginia Foote,Fire Mutual Aid Dispatcher 10.
Photo by North Walpole FF Matt Cook.
If you are familiar with operating the Fire Mutual Aid Fire Prevention Trailer and would like to help Hinsdale Fire/Hinsdale Emergency Management this Saturday April 30 in Hinsdale, please contact Capt. Sangermano at 352-1291.
Fire Mutual Aid welcomes the 3 new directors.
Chief Harry Nelson, Westmoreland, NH
Ass’t Chief Mike Tkaczyk , Guilford, Vt.
Dan Eaton, Stoddard, NH
Chief Tirrell addressing the crowd. All photos by Tom or Joni Redin.
Lt. Kevin Kennedy receiving his award for 5 years of service.
Radio Shop Technician/Manager Dale Paquin receiving his award for 15 years of service.
Chief Phil Tirrell accepting his award from BOD President Harry Boynton for 25 years of service.
Fire Service Bell uncovered. The bell was generously donated to Fire Mutual Aid by Bob and Rachel Bartlett from Hopkinton,Ma. Bob is a great friend to the fire service and to our mutual aid system. This bell will be used at firefighters’ funerals for tapping out the “Last Call”.
Bob Bartlett saying a few words about the bell. Standing left to right; Harry Boynton,BOD President;Lt. Tom Redin,Fire Mutual Aid;Bob Bartlett;Rachel Bartlett;Chief Phil Tirrell,Fire Mutual Aid.
Rachel and Bob Bartlett standing with the bell.
The stanchion for the bell and the “Firemen’s Prayer” plaque was built and donated by Ryan Lavigne, a Keene Firefighter.
The plaque on the back of the bell.
A two-day Swiftwater Rescue Technician Course will be conducted at the Lifesaving Resources’ Water & Ice Rescue Training Center in historic Harrisville (NH) on April 30 (Saturday) and May 01 (Sunday), from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM each day. The purpose of this intensive 2-day training program is to provide First Responders with the skills and knowledge required to safely and effectively respond to incidents in, on, and around the water.
Day 1 of the course consists of 4.5-hours classroom, followed by a 4.5-hour in-water practical session conducted in a static water environment. Day 2 is conducted entirely in a moving water environment.
This course meets and exceeds NFPA 1670 Standard for Technical Rescue. Tuition includes books, materials, snacks, lunches, and insignia.
The annual International Water Rescue Train-the-Trainer Academy will be conducted in Keene, New Hampshire May 19 – 22 (Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon). Similar to the Ice Rescue Train-the-Trainer Academy, it includes over 32 hours of contact hours during which time participants are trained as Water and Swiftwater Rescue Instructors. Upon successful completion of the Academy, graduates are authorized to conduct Water Rescue Awareness, Operations, and Technician level courses, as well as Swiftwater Rescue Technician courses, on behalf of their own departments. Tuition includes meals, lodging (at the downtown Keene Marriott), books, materials, insignia, etc.
For more information and/or registration, access the Lifesaving Resources’ website at www.lifesaving.com or contact Lifesaving Resources at 603.827.4139.