Archive for November, 2016

CANCER AWARENESS WITH FIREFIGHTERS

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

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CONGRATULATIONS

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Congratulations to Lt. Ed Mattson for 18 years of dedicated service as a part time dispatcher. Ed also had 21 years of full time service, giving him a total of 39 years of service to Fire Mutual Aid.

NEW DISPATCHERS

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Our 3 new dispatchers. They will all become part time dispatchers at the end of the extensive training program. Pictured left to right: Alyssa Abbott from Keene; Matt Goodell from Alstead and Joe Amato from Swanzey. We wish them all well with their new part time careers.

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TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Monday, November 28th, 2016

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LEMPSTER FIRE/RESCUE HOSTING EMT REFRESHER COURSE

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Emergency Medical Services Course Registration

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Forty four 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

TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

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FOR SALE

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Survivair Cougar 4500 PSI SCBA Air Packs – For Sale

The Winchester, CT Volunteer Fire Company is selling eight (8) Survivair Cougar 4500 PSI SCBA air packs with various size masks & 8 spare bottles. These packs are NFPA 2002 compliant MFG 2006 and have all been regularly serviced and flow tested within the past year. Units come with HUD mask and (RIT) connections. There are 16 – 30 Minute carbon fiber bottles which are just 10 years old and recently hydro tested. These packs were taken out of service this week due to purchase of new SCBA units and are all lightly used.

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit and looking for a reasonable offer on the entire package including spare parts. We have service records available. Offering these on a first come basis as a lot. SCBA units are available for viewing or we can send photos prospective buyer. Please contact the Chief at 860-307-0858.

REMEMBERING LENNY GOODNOW

Monday, November 14th, 2016

5 years ago today Radio Technician Lenny Goodnow passed away, leaving us way too soon. We miss you Lenny.

WALPOLE FIRE DEPARTMENT’S CAPTAIN HURLBURT PASSES AWAY

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

The Walpole Fire & Ems Department announce the passing of George “Herb” Hurlburt,a 47 year member of the department after a Battle with ALS. Herb joined Walpole Fire in 1969,working his way through the ranks to Chief Officer,Fire Commissioner and decorated member. He proudly served on the Board of Directors at South Western NH Fire Mutual Aid and was an instrumental part in incorporation of EMS into the Walpole Fire Department.Calling hours will be held Friday,November 11th from 1700-2000hrs at Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home,55 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls. A casual celebration of Herb’s life will be held on Saturday November 12th at 1400hrs at the Walpole Fire Station, 287 Main ST. Walpole.