Merdith Fire Department
Saturday, January 16, 2021
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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.

Second Alarm Building Fire in Laconia
December 26, 2020

Meredith crews responded for the second day in a row to assist in Laconia at a second alarm building fire at 499 Elm Street. Laconia command called for a second alarm at 21:49. Command advised of heavy fire in the attic of a two story multi-family dwelling. Meredith's 14E1 operated at the scene performing fire suppression and overhaul. 14 Tower 1 was assigned to cover at the Laconia Central Station. Meredith companies were placed in service at 00:37 on DEcember 27th.

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Meredith Crews Assist at Second Alarm Building Fire in Laconia
December 25, 2020

Meredith crews were called to assist in Laconia at a second alarm building fire at 10:05. Laconia, along with Gilford and Belmont, was notified of the fire at 9:53. 8C1 (Carrier) arrived on scene at 9:58 and reported a two story mixed occupancy with heavy smoke showing and requested a second alarm. Laconia companies arrived on scene and effected a rescue of a building occupant on the second floor. The building housed the offices of the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association on the first floor. Meredith's 14E1 operated at the scene performing fire suppression and overhaul. 14 Tower 1 was assigned to cover at the Laconia Central Station. Meredith companies were placed in service at 14:02

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Hatch Road MVA
December 6, 2020

Meredith crews were alerted at 17:47 for a motor vehicle accident. Information provided by Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid Communications Center advised that a pickup had struck a tree and the vehicle occupants were trapped. 14C2 (Kloetz) arrived on scene and reported that the occupants had self extricated. Crews secured vehicle power, contained fluid leaks, and assisted with vehicle removal. Stewarts Ambulance transported the three occupants to LRGH with non-life threatening injuries. All companies returned to service at 18:28.

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

Photos used by permission.


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.


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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
39
Total
491
Updated
1/1/2021
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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