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October 2008

Fire Crier Newsletter

 

During the month of October, fifty-six calls for emergency assistance were received.   Fire and EMS personnel responded to 43 medical emergencies, 1 building fire, 1 chimney fire, 1 hazardous condition, 4 service calls, 3 good intent calls, and 4 alarm activations.  Ten of the calls were simultaneous responses. Two mutual aid calls were given to other communities and nine mutual aid calls were received from other communities.

 
Much appreciation goes to Public Education/Code Enforcement Officer Lt. Nick Abell and Department members and staff for organizing and implementing this year’s Fire Prevention Week programs at the elementary school and Blueberry Express Daycare and our annual Open House at the fire station.  Thank you to Globe Firefighter Suits, Liberty Machine, Page Insurance Agency, Pittsfield Firefighters Association, Roy’s Auto Salvage, Barnstead Fire-Rescue, and members of the community for your donations, assistance, support and attendance. 
 

Members participated in a in-house training on Large Area Search and Extinguish, as well as an EMS training on pharmacology and an Officers Drill.  Several members attended EMS training at Frisbie Memorial Hospital and the annual North Country EMS Conference.  Chief Johnson instructed several classes at the NH Fire Academy.  
 

Activities for the month included assistance with the Bike Rodeo, Harvestfest, Halloween parade, and the Pittsfield Chamber Business Showcase.  Several members represented the department and community at Fire Service Memorial Sunday at the NHFA Fallen Firefighter Memorial.  Several members attended Manchester’s Fire Prevention Week parade.  A career presentation was made at PMHS and a fire drill was conducted  
 

One Department meeting was held.  Eleven code consultations and 3 follow up inspections were conducted. Thirty-eight Permits to Kindle Fire were issued during October.   
 

Safety Tip: Give space heaters space! 

 


 

September 2008

Fire Crier Newsletter

 

During the month of September, sixty-nine for emergency assistance were received.   Fire and EMS personnel responded to 43 medical emergencies, 1 building fire, 1 cooking fire, 1 chimney fire, 3 motor vehicle accidents, 1 water rescue, 3 service calls, 3 good intent calls, 1 severe weather standby, and 12 alarm activations.  Four of the calls were simultaneous responses.  Five mutual aid calls were given to other communities and five mutual aid calls were received from other communities.

 

Congratulations go to EMT Karen Brown on achieving EMT-Paramedic certification and to Kevin Marquis on achieving EMT-Basic certification.  Best wishes to Lyle Deane who is currently enrolled in Firefighter I training at the NH State Fire Academy. 

 

Members participated in an in-house training on Dry Hydrant/Drafting: location identification and review of techniques; an Engineers Drill on Driver/Operator Emergency Vehicle Operations; and CPR/AED re-certification.  Several members attended the EMS training ‘Drugs of Abuse” at Concord Hospital.  Chief Johnson attended a Control/Evaluate exercise in Seabrook. 

 

Activities for the month included coverage at the PMHS Homecoming bonfire and for Loudon during a NHIS event. Lt. MCarthy and several other members assisted with State inspections of the apparatus and with annual pump testing.

 

One Department meeting was held.  The annual inspections of the elementary school and high school were conducted.  Five code consultations and 2 follow up inspections were conducted.   Thirty-one Permits to Kindle Fire were issued during September.

 

Safety Tip: Change your clocks, change your smoke detector batteries!  Daylight Savings Time ends on November 2nd.

 


 

August 2008

Fire Crier Newsletter

 

During the month of August, fifty-five calls for emergency assistance were received.   Fire and EMS personnel responded to 43 medical emergencies, 4 motor vehicle accidents, 1 vehicle fire, 1 service call, 2 good intent calls, and 4 alarm activations.  Nine of the calls were simultaneous responses. Three additional service calls not assigned incident numbers to assist the public were responded to.  Five mutual aid calls were given to other communities and six mutual aid calls were received from other communities.

 

We would like to express our appreciation to Firefighter Jeremy Patterson for several years of service to our community.  Jeremy has moved out of state and we send our best wishes to him.

 

Members participated in a in-house training on EMS/Splinting Techniques, as well as a critique of recent structure fires responded to by members of the Department.  Several members attended EMS training at Concord Hospital.

 

One Department meeting was held.  Ten code consultations, 4 follow up inspections, 2 Knox Box inspections, 1 oil burner permit inspection, and 2 Life Safety inspections were conducted.   Fifty-four Permits to Kindle Fire were issued during August. 

Remember to have your chimney professionally cleaned and inspected before winter.


 

July 2008

Fire Crier Newsletter

 


 

June 2008

 

During the month of June, sixty-four calls for emergency assistance were received.   Fire and EMS personnel responded to 49 medical emergencies, 4 motor vehicle accidents, 1 hazardous condition, 3 service calls, 3 good intent calls, and 4 alarm activations.  Seven of the calls were simultaneous responses. Three additional service calls not assigned incident numbers to assist the public were responded to.  Twelve mutual aid calls were given to other communities and nine mutual aids were received from other communities.

 

We would like to express our appreciation to EMT Josh Brehm for several years of service to our community.   EMT Brehm has accepted a Firefighter/EMT position at the Hooksett Fire Department.  Best wishes, Josh, and thank you!

 

Congratulations to EMT-B Lyle Deane who has been hired as a full-time member of the Ambulance Service.  Lyle has been a member of the Department for the past two-and-one-half years, serving as a volunteer and as a Per Diem member of the ambulance staff.

 

Members participated in the following in-house trainings: Review of forestry handtools and suppression tactics using 72Forestry1 pumps; Zoll/Cardiac Monitoring; and an HM Officers Drill training.  Chief Johnson conducted the weekend long National Fire Academy program Leadership III at the NH Fire Academy in Concord.  Several members have been participating in engineer training on driver and pump operations.  EMT Karen Brown has completed her Paramedic training and FF Kevin Marquis continues with EMT-Basic classes.

 

One Department meeting was held.  Eight code consultations, 1 follow up inspection, and 4 inspections were conducted.   Several representatives of the Department met with the ambulance vendor regarding the new ambulance that has been ordered.

 

Sixty-four Permits to Kindle Fire were issued during June.  A Permit to Kindle a Fire is required for any type of outdoor fire and may be obtained at the fire station.  Check out our new “fire danger day” rating sign installed in front of the station!

 

Many homeowners and renters are looking ahead for alternative sources of heat to reduce their heating bills this coming winter.  Unfortunately, many of these options significantly increase the likelihood of fire destroying your property and causing serious injury.  If you have any questions about fire safety regarding alternate sources of heating, please do not hesitate to contact us at 435-6807 or stop by the station at 33 Catamount Road.  Remember to have your chimney professionally cleaned and inspected before winter.

 


 

May 2008

 

During the month of May, fifty-two calls for emergency assistance were received.   Fire and EMS personnel responded to 32 medical emergencies, 4 motor vehicle accidents, 1 building fire, 3 outside fires, 1 hazardous condition, 3 service calls, 6 good intent calls, and 2 alarm activations.  Four of the calls were simultaneous responses. 

 

Members participated in the following in-house training: Auto Extrication and Scene Management; Drafting/Pump Operations; TEMSIS reporting; and Anaphylaxis Emergencies and EpiPen use.  Chief Johnson conducted the weekend long National Fire Academy program Leadership III at the NH Fire Academy in Concord.  Many EMS members attended a Burn Care Management training at Concord Hospital.  Members also attended a Town of Pittsfield Code of Ethics Committee training on the policy, as well as the Local Government Center’s Highway Flagger training.

 

One Department meeting and a Support Unit training were held.  Four code consultations, 4 follow up inspections, 1 oil burner inspection, and 2 fireworks permit reviews were conducted.   Many members attended the Memorial Day observation.  Several staff members participated at Career Day at PMHS.

 

One-hundred thirty-three Permits to Kindle Fire were issued during May.  A Permit to Kindle a Fire is required for any type of outdoor fire and may be obtained at the fire station at 33 Catamount Road.

 

Safety Tip – Propane and charcoal BBQ grills must only be used outdoors.  Check the gas cylinder hose for leaks before using it for the first time each year.  Never store propane gas cylinders in buildings or garages.  Position outdoor grills at least 10 feet from your home and never use them on porches or in garages.

 


 

April 2008

 

During the month of April, fifty-eight calls for emergency assistance were received.   Fire and EMS personnel responded to 38 medical emergencies, 5 motor vehicle accidents, 2 building fires, 1 forest fire, 5 service calls, 3 good intent calls, and 4 alarm activations.  Several members assisted with the extinguishment of the wildfire on Mount Major in Alton.  Compensation for forest fires in other communities is paid by the New Hampshire Department of Resources (DRED).    

 

Members participated in the following in-house training: Forestry Pumps/Portable Pumps and TEMSIS training.  Chief Johnson conducted the weekend long National Fire Academy program Leadership I at the NH Fire Academy in Concord.  Several members attended a Central NH Forest Fire Warden training.

 

One Department meeting and an Officers meeting were held.  Several members participated in the Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase.  Many members participated in a work detail to remove stored equipment/items from the PSNH garage to a storage trailer at the Waste Water Treatment Plant.  We would like to express our appreciation to PSNH for the many years that we were able to rent the storage garage next to the fire station.

 

Remember – A Permit to Kindle a Fire is required for any type of outdoor fire and may be obtained at the fire station at 33 Catamount Road.

 


 

March 2008

 

During the month of March, sixty calls for emergency assistance were received.   Fire and EMS personnel responded to 42 medical emergencies, 3 motor vehicle accidents, 1 building fire, 2 chimney fires, 3 hazardous conditions, 5 service calls, 5 good intent calls, and 1 alarm activation.  Three of the calls listed occurred simultaneously.  This means the calls were received while fire department personnel were responding to or currently engaged in another call for assistance. 

 

Members participated in the following in-house training: Review of Basic Operational Tactics; Fire Ground Hydraulics; Respiratory Emergencies; and Radio Traffic Emergencies.  Chief Johnson conducted a weekend long National Fire Academy program entitled Incident Safety Officer (ISO) training.  Several members attended a Pediatric EMS training at Concord Hospital.  A Department meeting, an Officers meeting and a Support Unit training were held.  An Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) committee continued to develop a grant throughout the month. Chief Johnson invited members of the community to attend a Citizen review of the 2008 Funding Request at two presentations.  We would like to thank our members who assisted with a turn-out gear inventory and cleaning project and with vehicle maintenance and inspections throughout the month.  Several members assisted with shoveling the roof at the elementary school during the period of heavy snowfall. 

 

Through the efforts and assistance of others within the community, we appreciate of the opportunity to present information to the citizens of Pittsfield through the website (www.pittsfield-nh.com), Town cable TV channel 24, and in the Suncook Valley Sun. 

 

Remember – We can’t help you if we can’t find you – please number your house or business!

 


 

February 2008

 

During the month of February, fifty-six calls for emergency assistance were received.   Fire and EMS personnel responded to 30 medical emergencies, 2 motor vehicle accidents, 1 building fire, 1 chimney fire, 9 hazardous conditions, 2 service calls, 7 good intent calls, and 4 alarm activations.   One Life/Safety inspection, 4 code consultations and 4 follow-up inspections were conducted.   

 

In response to the deaths of two Boston firefighters in a fire fueled by accumulated grease in a restaurant last summer, eleven inspections of commercial cooking grease hoods were conducted during the month by inspectors of our Fire Prevention Bureau to establish a baseline of the conditions of this fire risk to our town.  

 

We would like to express our appreciation to Todd Drew and Claire Drew for their many years of service to the Department and community.  Prior to their resignation, Todd served as Captain and Claire was a member of the Support Company. 

 

Members participated in an in-house training on Building Construction.  Chief Johnson conducted a weekend long NIMS-ICS training.  A Department meeting, a Ladder Truck Replacement Committee meeting, an Officers meeting and a Support Unit training were held.  Representatives of the department attended a Central NH Haz-Mat Oversight Committee meeting, an AFG Grant Workshop, and the CAFMAC annual training meeting.  Members provided community event coverage during WinterFest.   Chief Johnson and several members of the full-time staff participated in a career presentation at PMHS. 

 

We would like to welcome David Marcotte to the department as a Per Diem EMT.  Member Jarrad Warner will also be serving as a Per Diem staff member. 

 

Congratulations to the following members on receiving certification for classes that they have recently completed:

 

Kevin Marquis – Firefighter I

 

Jen Tedcastle – Fire & Emergency Services Instructor I

 

Capt. Fred Okrent and Lt. Jeremy Yeaton – NIMS-ICS 

 

Safety Tip:  Always use caution when venturing out on to a frozen lake or pond.  As the season and temperatures change, the ice will be melting at an uneven rate.  Dark snow and ice are signs of weak spots.  Avoid thin, clear or honeycomb shaped ice.  Travel with a partner and stay away from deep areas. 

 


 

January 2008

 

During the month of December, fifty-nine calls for emergency assistance were received, bringing the year-end total to 726 calls.   Fire and EMS personnel responded to 35 medical emergencies, 5 motor vehicle accidents, 1 structure fire, 1 cooking fire, 4 hazardous conditions, 2 service calls, 8 good intent calls, and 3 alarm activations.  Six of the 59 calls were simultaneous calls.  Mutual aid was provided for 2 incidents and received for 14 incidents, noting that several communities assisted with the structure fire, cooking fire and a multi-vehicle motor vehicle accident.  One Place of Assembly permit was issued and 4 code consultations were conducted. 

 

Members participated in an in-house Hazardous Materials training.  Several members provided assistance with a search and rescue operation at Bear Brook State Park.  Several members attended an Electrical Emergencies Class at the NH Fire Academy in Concord.  Chief Johnson made a presentation at Career Day at PMHS.  Members participated in or provided coverage for the Breakfast with Santa, the Annual Tree Lighting and a Christmas Eve candlelight church service.

 

Safety Tip:  Keep those chimneys clean and properly dispose of fireplace ashes.

 


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Cardboard Gasoline Containers Prohibited

Required Number of Fire Exits for Apartments

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