Merdith Fire Department
Saturday, March 28, 2020
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COVID-19 Update
March 19, 2020

Until further notice, the Meredith Fire Department is NOT allowing any outside visitors into our Stations. For any emergencies, please dial 911 immediately. If you have any questions or concerns about the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, please call 211.

Fire permits will not be not be issued at the Fire Station. Fire Permits can be obtained through the NH Division of Forest and Lands at : https://nhdflweb.sovsportsnet.net/

If you have any further questions for the Fire Department or Fire Chief Ken Jones, please dial (603) 279-6061. Thank you for your patience.

Fire Permits Required

As of March 16, 2020 a written fire permit must be obtained for any open burning anywhere in the Town of Meredith. Permits can be obtained at the following locations during normal business hours:

  • Meredith Fire Department - 286 Daniel Webster Highway
  • Meredith Town Offices - 41 Main Street
  • Y-Landing Marine Services - 108 Powers Road

    Permits can also be obtained online.

Go to the Fire Permit page for more information.

First Alarm Structure Fire on Barnard Ridge Road
February 2, 2020

Meredith companies were notified at 19:08 of a structure fire at 41 Barnard Ridge Road. 14C3 (Haines) arrived at 19:12 and reported fire showing from the B/C corner of a single story ranch style dwelling with an attached garage. He immediately called for a first alarm. The first alarm brought Laconia, Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Holderness, and Gilford companies to the scene. The additional crews helped to bring the blaze quickly under control. The building sustained moderate damage.

Ashland and New Hampton crews provided cover trucks at the Meredith Downtown and Meredith Center stations.

Meredith Called To Belmont 3rd Alarm Structure Fire
January 19, 2020

Once again Belmont crews were notified at 21:52 of a structure fire, this time at 265 Seavey Road. Belmont companies arrived on scene to a large 2 and a half story farmhouse with an attached barn. The both the house and barn were well involved. The fire quickly escalated to a 3rd alarm at 22:05, which brought 14 Rescue 1 to the scene. The crew from 14 Rescue 1 assisted with fire suppression while 14 Rescue 1 refilled SCBA cylinders. For the second night in a row, multiple departments from the Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid Association and the Capital Area Mutual Fire Aid Compact assisted at the scene.

Meredith companies were placed in service at 01:17 the next morning.

Meredith Crews Assist at Belmont 4th Alarm Structure Fire
January 18, 2020

Belmont crews were notified at 18:47 of a structure fire at 121 Brown Hill Road. Belmont companies arrived on scene to a large 2 and a half story farmhouse with an attached barn. The barn was well involved. The Belmont Chief called for a 3rd alarm which brought 14 Rescue 1 to the scene. The crew from 14 Rescue 1 was put to work assisting with portable pumps to enhance water supply for fire suppression. Falling snow and sub-freezing temperatures created challenging conditions in fighting the fire.

Multiple departments from the Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid Association and the Capital Area Mutual Fire Aid Compact assisted at the scene. The fire eventually reached a fourth alarm.

Meredith companies were placed in service at 21:39.

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


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2020 Monthly Runs
January
36
February
43
March
-
April
-
May
-
June
-
July
-
August
-
September
-
October
-
November
-
December
-
Total
79
Updated
3/1/2020
Run Totals
2019 448
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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