Have you ever wondered what the dispatch center looks like? Here are a few pictures and descriptions. Photos by Lt. Tom Redin, Fire Mutual Aid.

The full dispatch position with 5 screens, 2 keyboards, 3 mice and multi line telephone.

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The 2 large monitors. The left one is a status board that all dispatchers have access to for updating at any time. The right one is for a security camera outside.

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The patch board representing all the fire departments dispatched by us.

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A close up of the radio console screen. Each square module represents a different antenna site and or frequency for the radios that we talk on.

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The incident entry screen on the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system. This is the screen where all incidents that are dispatched are entered.

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The 2 Digitize alarm receivers. The left one is for the Gamewell system that receives all box alarms for the City of Keene. The right one is owned by Mutual Aid for private alarms from residential and commercial properties. Have your alarm monitored here. Call us for details.

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Free Combustibl​e Dust Explosion – Fire Training

Join Tap the Box radio host Billy Greenwood from FETC Services on Fire Engineering’s Talk Radio;Wednesday Night May 9th, 2012 at 7:30 pm for a FREE fire service radio training discussion on theHidden Hazards of Combustible Dust Explosion and Fires. We will discuss “What you think you know might be dangerous” Special Guest Host will be Assistant Fire Chief Keith Dupuis from the Jaffrey, NH Fire Department.

This will be a good radio show on high risk, low frequency incidents. Both hosts have been involved in muliple responses / mitigation to wood product, dust and coal fire incidents. Firefighters of all ranks should listen in. Click the link below to go to the show.


As always, if you have a question or want to join in on the conversation, call in during our live broadcast (toll free)1-877-497-3973.

If you miss the live broadcast, no worries…. just click on the same link anytime to listen to the podcast.


Langdon Fire Department Annual Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, May 13th, 8am- 11am, Adults $6, Children $4, Under 6 years Free, all you can eat, at the Masonic Hall on River Road in Langdon.