Merdith Fire Department
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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Fire Danger Forecasts discontinued until Spring. Please Drive Safely.


COVID-19 Update

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.

Third Alarm Building Fire in Sanbornton
November 25, 2020

Meredith crews assisted in Sanbornton at what would become a three alarm building fire at 158 Upper Bay Road. Sanbornton; with Laconia, Tilton-Northfield, Belmont, Meredith, and Franklin, was dispatched to an automatic first alarm building fire at 19:18. Belmont Deputy Chief Black arrived on scene a few minutes later and reported a large barn well involved and requested a second alarm. The barn was attached to a large farmhouse by an ell. Crews were able to stop the fire at the ell and exterior operations were maintained to extinguish the fire in the barn. Meredith personnel worked assisting with fire suppression and water supply. 14 Engine 4 was placed in service at 23:00.

Oil Spill on NH Route 25
November 4, 2020

Meredith companies responded at 9:56 to a report of a large oil spill at 24 NH Route 25. 14 Rescue 1 arrived on scene to a spill that began at the entrance to Meredith Village Savings bank and continued for approximately 300 feet into the parking lot. Personnel applied absorbent material to the spill, which was later swept up and disposed of properly. The vehicle leaking the fluid was towed from the scene. All companies were in service at 10:22.

Companies on scene: 14 Rescue 1, 14 Utility 1

Motor Vehicle Accident at Daniel Webster Highway and Parade Road
October 11, 2020

Meredith companies were alerted at 1:43 for a single vehicle accident at the traffic circle where Daniel Webster Highway and Parade Road intersect. 14 Rescue 1 arrived on scene to a sedan that had traveled through the landscaped center of the circle and then continued until it came to rest after striking a concrete dry well on the right side of the road. It was discovered that the operator had exited the vehicle to presumably survey the damage and fell approximately 12 ft down the well into water. He was discovered clinging to a small pipe that protruded from the side of the well, denying injury. Meredith personnel placed a ladder into the well and the subject was able to climb out under his own power. Stewarts Ambulance personnel evaluated the driver, but he refused any EMS care. Personnel contained fluid leaks and assisted with vehicle removal. All companies were in service at 2:33.

Companies on scene: 14 Rescue 1

Motor Vehicle Accident with Persons Trapped in New Hampton
October 2, 2020

Meredith crews assisted New Hampton in the area of 96 Waukewan Road for a motor vehicle accident with people trapped. The vehicle had left the road and travel down a steep embankment, coming to rest on it's side. The occupants denied any injury. New Hampton and Meredith personnel assisted the occupants from the vehicle and employed ropes and ladders to bring the subjects up the embankment to the roadway. Companies remained on scene for vehicle removal.

Meredith companies responded at 11:20 and were in service at 12:13.

Meredith Assists at Three Alarm Structure Fire in Holderness
September 25, 2020

Meredith crews were called to 64 Chapel Lane in Holderness at 8:43 today. 14 Engine 4 was initially called to provide station coverage at the Holderness Fire station when a fire in the roof line of a new building under construction at the Holderness School was elevated to a first alarm. 14 Engine 4 was diverted to the scene when the Holderness Chief requested a second alarm. 14 Rescue 1 was special called for the cascade system to refill air cylinders at the scene. Meredith personnel assisted with fire suppression and overhaul.

Meredith companies were in service at 12:09.

Motor Vehicle Accident on Waukewan Street
September 16, 2020

Meredith companies were alerted at 22:52 for a single vehicle rollover in front of 64 Waukewan Street. 14C1 arrived on scene and reported a pickup truck on it's side and a broken utility pole. The occupants had self-extricated prior to arrival of responding companies. The vehicle had failed to negotiate a curve in the road, struck the utility pole and then flipped over. Personnel contained fluid leaks and assisted with vehicle removal. Stewarts Ambulance personnel evaluated the driver and passenger, but both subjects refused any EMS care. Companies remained on scene until the vehicle was removed. All companies were in service at 23:33.

Command: 14C1

Companies on scene: 14 Rescue 1

Four Alarm Structure Fire in Franklin
September 13, 2020

Meredith crews assisted in Franklin at what eventually became a four alarm building fire at 99 Pleasant Street. Franklin crews and several mutual aid departments battled a stubborn fire in a two and one-half story residential structure. Meredith's 14 Engine 1 responded to the scene as part of a third alarm at 15:49. Meredith personnel worked assisting with fire suppression and overhaul.

Meredith companies were in service at 18:47.

Meredith Crews Assist at Five Alarm Structure Fire in Laconia
September 8, 2020

Meredith companies responded to Laconia for the second time in less than a week to a structure fire that eventually grew to five alarms. Laconia companies were notified at 00:42 for a building fire at 17 Dyer Street. Laconia Central companies arrived on scene to heavy fire showing at one end of a two story eight unit apartment building. Laconia's 13 Engine 1 immediately called for a second alarm. Meredith's 14 Engine 1 responded to the scene as part of the second alarm. At 1:00 hours, command requested a third alarm, which brought 14 Tower 1 to the scene. Both Meredith companies worked at the fire for several hours assisting with fire suppression and overhaul. Fire departments from as far south as Concord and as far north as Campton operated at the scene.

Meredith companies were in service at 7:02.


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2020 Monthly Runs
January
36
February
43
March
22
April
29
May
45
June
38
July
39
August
62
September
50
October
39
November
49
December
-
Total
452
Updated
12/1/2020
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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