Merdith Fire Department
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Fatal Boating Accident on Lake Winnipesaukee
November 9, 2019

Meredith companies, along with Gilford, Laconia and Stewart's Ambulance companies, were alerted at 18:14 of a boating accident near Bear Island. Initial reports were that the boat, with two occupants on board, had run aground. Additional information from Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid Communications Center to responding companies advised CPR was in progress on one occupant. Gilford's 8 Boat 1 arrived on scene and reported shortly after that one occupant was fatally injured and the second occupant had a serious head injury. Laconia's 13 Boat 1 arrived and assisted with patient care. 8 Boat 1 transported the injured patient to the Stewart's Ambulance that was staging at the Meredith Public Dock on Lovejoy Sands Road. Meredith Fire personnel assisted with the patient transfer from 8 Boat 1 to the Stewart's Ambulance. The patient was transported to Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia.

13 Boat 1 maintained possession of the scene until the arrival of New Hampshire Marine Patrol.

All companies were placed in service at 21:46.


Meredith Assists at Center Harbor Motor Vehicle Accident
October 22, 2019

Center Harbor companies were alerted at 18:36 of a motor vehicle accident with people trapped in the area of 49 Whittier Highway (NH Route 25). 5C1 (Manville) arrived on scene at 18:42 and advised 4 vehicles involved, including a tractor trailer unit carrying fuel oil. At 18:44, 5C1 requested 14 Rescue 1 to the scene to assist with extrication. Prior to arrival, Center Harbor crews were able to successfully extricate all parties. 14 Rescue 1 crew assisted with scene lighting along with clean up of fluid and debris. The tractor trailer unit sustained minor damage to the trailer suspension system from being sideswiped, but the tank itself did not leak. Meredith companies were placed in service at 19:46.

Companies on scene: 14 Rescue 1, 14C2, 14C3


Meredith Called to Laconia for 2nd Alarm Structure Fire
October 20, 2019

Meredith companies were called to assist in Laconia at 18:24 for a 2nd alarm structure fire at 724 White Oaks Road. Laconia companies arrived on scene to a two story single family residence with heavy fire showing. 14 Engine was assigned to assist at the scene and 14 Tower 1 was assigned to provide station coverage at Laconia Central Fire Station. 14 Engine 4's crew assisted with salvage and overhaul. Meredith companies were in service at 22:59


Tracy Way 1st Alarm Structure Fire
October 10, 2019

Meredith companies were notified at 11:53 of a structure fire at 94 Tracy Way. While companies were en route, Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid Communications advised 14C2 (Kloetz) that the police department was on scene with smoke showing from the residence. 14C2 then requested a 1st alarm. The 1st alarm brought crews from Laconia, Gilford, Center Harbor, Moultonborough, and Holderness to the scene. The fire was located in an attic crawlspace which was difficult to access. Once located, the fire was quickly knocked down. Due to the difficult attic access, crews were committed for an extended period of time to overhaul the area. The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical in nature. Bristol and New Hampton provided coverage for the Meredith stations. All companies were in service at 14:33

Command: 14C2

Companies on scene: 14 Engine 1, 14 Engine 4, 14 Tower1, 13 Engine 5, 8 Engine 3, 5 Engine 1, 15 Engine 4, 12 Engine 5


Meredith Crews Battle 1st Alarm Structure Fire
October 10, 2019

Meredith companies were alerted at 17:23 to a structure fire at 38 Chase Road. While companies were en route, Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid Communications advised of a barn fire. Based on the update, a 1st alarm was requested which added Laconia, New Hampton, Holderness, Bristol, and Gilford companies to the scene. 14C1 (Jones) arrived on scene at 17:35 and reported a 14' x 30' shed fully invoved. He also cancelled the 1st alarm but requested Laconia and New Hampton companies to continue to the scene. Crews quickly knocked own the fire and began overhaul. Center Harbor and Sanbornton covered Meredith. All companies were in service at 19:28

Command: 14C1

Companies on scene: 14 Engine 1, 14 Engine 2, 14 Engine 3, 14 Engine 4, 14 Rescue 1, 13 Engine 1, 17 Engine 2


Daniel Webster Highway Collision
September 30, 2019

Meredith Fire Department personnel responded at 15:25 to a motor vehicle accident on Daniel Wester Highway (US Route 3) near Mill Street. 14C1 (Jones) reported a rear-end collision involving 2 vehicles. 14 Rescue 1 arrived on scene and took a blocking position to protect the scene from oncoming traffic. Stewarts Ambulnce personnel evaluated both drivers, who were the sole occupants in each vehicle. One driver denied injury and refused transport to the hospital, the other driver was transported to Lakes Region General Hospital with minor injuries. Meredith personnel secured vehicle power, contained vehicle fluids, and cleared debris from the roadway.. All companies returned to service at 15:50.

Command: 14C1

Companies on scene: 14 Rescue 1, Stewarts Ambulance


Meredith Crews Assists at 4th Alarm Structure Fire in Ossipee
September 20, 2019

The Meredith Fire Department was called as part of a 4th alarm assignment. Ossipee crews were on scene at 3 Puritan Lane with two structures well involved along with several large propane cylinders venting that were feeding the flames. 14 Engine 1 responded to the scene with a crew of five. Meredith personnel assisted with fire suppression and extensive overhaul. 14 Engine returned to service at 20:02.


Daniel Webster Highway Motor Vehicle Accident
August 16, 2019

Meredith Fire Department personnel were alerted at 15:40 of a motor vehicle accident at 136 Daniel Webster Highway (US Route 3). 14C1 arrived on scene and reported that a boat had fallen from a trailer while being towed and the tow vehicle had jackknifed. The vehicle and boat had come to rest in the parking lot of the Mello Moose Coffee House. Stewarts Ambulance personnel evaluated the driver, who denied injury and refused transport to the hospital. Meredith personnel remained on scene until the truck, trailer and boat were removed from the scene. All companies returned to service at 16:10.

Command: 14C1

Companies on scene: 14 Rescue 1


NH Route 104 MVA
July 14, 2019

Meredith Fire Department personnel were alerted at 1:00 of a motor vehicle accident in the area of 561 NH Route 104. Companies arrived on scene to a single vehicle that had left the road and rolled over, coming to rest in the tree line. The two occupants of the vehicle had self-extricated prior to arrival. Stewarts Ambulnce personnel evaluated both subjects. Both denied injury and refused transport to the hospital. Meredith personnel secured vehicle power and awaited vehicle removal. All companies returned to service at 1:57.

Companies on scene: 14 Rescue 1, Engine 2, Stewarts Ambulance



New Hampton Motor Vehicle Accident
July 3, 2019

Meredith companies were called at 11:35 to assist New Hampton for a vehicle accident involving fire. A tractor trailer unit struck another disabled tractor trailer in the breakdown lane on Interstate 93 North and the collision ignited both vehicles. Both vehicles were not carrying any cargo and both drivers were uninjured.

The first arriving officer requested a 2nd alarm structural response for tankers to the scene. 14 Engine 4 responded to fill the assignment. Meredith personnel assisted with fire suppression and overhaul. Meredith companies were released from the scene at 12:11 hours.


2nd Alarm Building Fire in New Hampton
March 19, 2019

Meredith companies were called to assist New Hampton for a structure fire at 21:38 at 56 Main Street. 14 Engine 4 responded to the scene as part of a 1st alarm assignment. The structure was a large 2 ½ story residential building with an attached barn. The fire eventually grew to a 2nd alarm for additional manpower. The barn was being used as storage, making extinguishment efforts difficult. Meredith companies remained at the scene until 00:19 hours.


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2019 Monthly Runs
January
44
February
39
March
33
April
26
May
33
June
48
July
41
August
36
September
37
October
44
November
-
December
-
Total
381
Updated
11/2/19
Run Totals
2018 480
2017 474
2016 467
2015 414
2014 389
2013 445
2012 395
2011 384
2010 339
2009 322
2008 392

Meredith Fire Department 286 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH 03253 (603) 279-6061
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