23 years ago today on April 30, 1991 – Paramount Theater Fire on Main St. in Brattleboro. Ass’t Chief Bob Murray was incident commander because Chief David Emery was out of town looking at the new ladder truck being built. The same ladder still used today.
Congratulations to Part-time Dispatcher Mike Burke for 5 years of dedicated service to Fire Mutual Aid. Mike also worked full-time for a couple years in early 90’s.
21 years ago today on April 28, 1993 – Roadhouse Restaurant fire on Route 100N in Wilmington.
75 years ago today on April 28, 1941 – The large forest fire that occurred in Marlow and Stoddard. In 1941, the infamous Marlow-Stoddard fire burned 24,000 acres during the last three days of April before a freak May 1 snowfall extinguished the blaze. The fire started at a Marlow sawmill engaged in sawing some of the 500 million board feet of lumber salvaged statewide from the four billion board feet of pine timber blown-down during the ’38 hurricane. The Marlow-Stoddard fire was the largest fire to feed on the fuel of hurricane debris.
Our new Part Time Dispatchers have started the training process. You will hear 2 new voices on the air as part of the training process. They are Patrick Ericson from Spofford NH and Corey Conroy from Newport NH. We wish them both well as they learn the job. Pictured is Corey (left) being shown the inside of a master box and an explanation of how it works from Keene Fire Alarm Superindentent Brian Shepard.
Photos by Lt. Tom Redin.
Looking towards the back of the room. 3 new console positions.
2nd new curved console position. Door into the present dispatch center is on left of picture.
Supervisor’s console position located in the back of the room and raised above main floor.
Looking from the back of the room to the front towards Vernon St.
The old entrance into the fire station on Vernon St. side, now all bricked up.
Pictures from Dan Stoughton
4/21/2014 – 110 South Rd. garage was consumed by fire, but the house was saved. Great job by all.
At the Annual Meeting held on April 16, the following awards were given out
5 years of service:
Dispatcher Kassie Dupre
Dispatcher Virginia Gilman
Dispatcher Anna Kercewich
Radio Tech. Charlie Wright
Dispatcher John Bates
Lt. Tom Redin
Deputy Joe Sangermano