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Meredith Companies Assist With 5 Alarm Structure Fire in Campton
November 11, 2015

Meredith companies were alerted at 4:44 for 14 Tanker 5 as part of a second alarm assignment to provide station coverage at Campton Station 1. Campton-Thornton Fire Department companies were responding to a confirmed structure fire at the Armont Inn in Campton, located at 311 Ellsworth Hill Road.

Campton-Thornton crews arrived a short time later and found an approximate 100' x 40' barn well involved. The barn was attached to a larger building that was formerly used as an inn. A third alarm was requested due to the heavy involvement of the building and the distance from the scene to a water source. 14 Tanker 5 diverted to the scene.

A fourth alarm was requested at 5:02 with additional tankers being requested a short time later, making the fire the equivalent of 5 alarms. 14 Engine 2 responded to cover Campton Station 1 as part of the 4th alarm.

When 14 Tanker 5 arrived on scene the truck was placed into the tanker shuttle that had been set up to provide a water supply. The crew from the truck went to the fire building and began assisting with suppression operations, and later, overhaul which took several hours.

In all, 30 pieces of apparatus and approximately 60 firefighters responded to the scene.

Meredith companies were placed in service at 10:23 hours.

Meredith Fire Department Awarded Grant
August 6, 2015

Chief Ken Jones announced today that the Meredith Fire Department has received an award of $380,953.00 for vehicle acquisition through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighter Grant program.

The award will be used towards the acquisition of a new pumper-tanker and will replace two pieces of apparatus, a 1983 pumper (14 Engine 4) and a 1988 pumper-tanker (14 Tanker 5). Both pieces will then be retired from service.

A truck committee has been formed and specifications are currently under development. The new engine will carry between 2500 and 3000 gallons of water and will be equipped with a 1750 or 2000 gallon per minute pump.

Meredith Crews Kept Busy
June 16, 2015

The Meredith Fire Department had a busy day today responding to several incidents.

The first incident for the day saw 14 Tanker 5 respond to 12 Boynton Road in New Hampton for a first alarm structure fire at 8:21. The tanker crew assisted with suppression and overhaul operations. 14 Tanker 5 was inserted into the tanker shuttle that had been established for water supply. 14 Tanker 5 was released by New Hampton command at 9:21 and returned to Meredith.

The second incident at 10:13 sent Meredith Fire and Stewart's Ambulance personnel to a motor vehicle accident in front of 444 Daniel Webster Highway (US Route 3). Information relayed to responding companies by the LRMFA Communications Center avised of at least three vehicles involved with airbag deployment. 14C1 arrived and confirmed the information but reported a T-bone type collision and that one vehicle occupant would need extrication. 14 Engine 1's crew deployed the hydraulic rescue tools and went to work, quickly removing the drivers door. Stewart's Ambulance personnel transported the vehicle operator to Lakes Region General hospital with non-life threatening injuries. All companies were in service at 10:53.

Command: 14C1

Companies on scene: 14 Engine 1

Meredith Fire Department personnel also responded to Interlakes High School and the Winnipesaukee Playhouse for fire alarm activations later in the day.

New 14 Rescue 1
June, 15 2015
Chief Ken Jones and two members of the Truck Committee traveled to Manasquan, New Jersey to inspect the progress of the new 14 Rescue 1 that is being built by Rescue 1 Manufacturing. This vehicle will feature a Will-burt® light tower, a 60 gallon CAFS system for fire suppresion at accident scenes, and an onboard cascade and fill station for refilling SCBA cylinders on scene. Rescue 1 informed us that the work is on schedule and an early September 2015 delivery to the Meredith Fire Department is expected.

Fire Permits Required

As of April 13, 2015 a written fire permit must be obtained for any open burning 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.

Second Alarm Structure Fire on Main Street
March 28, 2015
The Meredith Fire Department along with Stewart's Ambulance were alerted at 16:05 to a report of a structure fire at 133 Main Street. 45 Ambulance 4 arrived on scene at 16:48 and advised of a two story single family dwelling with smoke showing from the eaves. 14C2 requested a first alarm immediately after the report. Meredith personnel then arrived and began suppression operations. Crews encountered a heavy smoke condition in the building and fire on the second floor. The first alarm brought companies from Laconia, Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Holderness and New Hampton to the scene.

14C2 requested a second alarm at 16:43 for additional manpower due to the difficulty extinguishing the fire in several void spaces in the dwelling originally built in 1869. This brought additional help to the scene from Gilford and Bristol. Ashland and Sandwich provided station coverage for the Meredith stations.

Command advised at 17:30 that the fire had been knocked down and crews were beginning overhaul.

All companies were in service at 19:38 hours.

Command: 14C2

Companies on scene: 14 Engine 1
, 14 Tanker 5, 14 Tower 1, 14 Engine 3, 14 Utility 1 (Air Unit),
                                    13 Ladder 1, 5 Engine 1, 5 Rescue 1, 15 Engine 4, 12 Engine 5,
                                    17 Engine 1, 8 Engine 1, 8 Engine 4, 8 Utility 1 (Air Unit), 4 Engine 4
                                    and 4 Rescue 1.

Companies at Cover: 20 Engine 3, 2 Engine 1

Mercier Drive Structure Fire
October 23, 2014
Meredith companies were alerted at 15:58 for a structure fire at 15 Mercier Drive. New Hampton companies also responded automatic aid. 14C1 arrived on the scene and reported heavy smoke showing from the eaves of a single family dwelling. 17 Engine 3 and 14T5 arrived shortly after. The 14T5 crew stretched a hand line from 17 Engine 3 and advanced to the second floor. The fire in a bathroom was quickly knocked down and contained to the room of origin. Companies remained on scene and conducted salvage and overhaul operations. The cause of the fire was determined to be from improper use of an electric space heater.

Meredith and New Hampton companies were placed in service at 18:28 hours.

Companies on scene: 14C1, 14C3, 14 Engine 1
, 14 Tanker 5, 14 Tower 1, 14 Engine 3, 14 Engine 2, 14 Rescue 1, 17 Engine 3

Command: 14C1

Motor Vehicle Accident and Fire
September 4, 2014
Meredith companies responded to a reported motor vehicle accident at 15:51 on NH Route 25 at the intersection with True Road. 14C4 (Haines) arrived on scene and advised one vehicle had caught fire. All vehicle occupants were able to exit safely. 14 Engine 1 arrived on scene and quickly knocked down the fire. Stewart's Ambulance personnel evaluated all vehicle occupants for injury. No transport to the hospital was necessary.

Companies on scene:14C1, 14 Engine 1
, 45 Ambulance 3

Command: 14C1

Vehicle Fire at Waukewan Beach
August 29, 2014
At 11:16 14 Rescue 1 notified the Lakes Region Mutual Aid Communications Center via radio that they were on the scene of a vehicle fire at the Meredith Town Beach on waukewan Street and requested a tone for an Engine company to the scene. 14 Engine 1 responded and arrived at 11:19. Personnel from 14 Rescue 1 had gained access to the trunk of the vehicle and extinguished the fire with an extinguisher prior to arrival. Investigation revealed the vehicle owner had assembled a home made charging system with a portable battery charger and jumper cables to supplement battery power to the vehicle which had a faulty alternator.

Meredith companies cleared the scene at 11:39 hours.

Companies on scene:14C1, 14 Engine 1, 14 Rescue 1

Command: 14C1

Structure Fire on Veasey Shore Road
June 22, 2014
Meredith companies responded at 7:16 Sunday morning to a structure fire at 60 Veasey Shore Road. 14C1 arrived on the scene and reported light smoke showing from the rear of a single family dwelling. 14 Engine 1 arrived shortly after and 14C1 instructed the crew to stretch a hand line to the rear of the structure to begin extinguishing a fire on an attached outside deck. The fire was quickly knocked down and damage was confined to the deck. Companies overhauled the area and determined the fire had not extended into the main structure.

Meredith companies were placed in service at 8:26 hours.

Companies on scene: 14C1, 14C2, 14 Engine 1
, 14 Tanker 5, 14 Tower 1, 14 Engine 3

Command: 14C1

Automatic Aid to Center Harbor
April 3, 2014
Center Harbor and Meredith crews were alerted 3:03 to a report of a structure fire at 311 Daniel Webster Highway. Police arrived on scene at 3:07 and confirmed a structure fire. 5C1 requested a first alarm which would bring companies from Moultonborough, Holderness, Laconia, New Hampton, and Ashland to the scene. 14C1 arrived on scene at 3:13 and advised heavy fire showing from the rear of a single story single family dwelling. Center Harbor and Meredith engines arrived shortly after and crews went to work. Command advised at 3:36 that the fire had been knocked down and crews were beginning overhaul.

Meredith companies were placed in service at 5:47 hours.

Companies on scene: 14C1, 14 Engine 1
, 14 Tanker 5, 14 Tower 1, 14F1, 14 Utility 1 (Air Unit)

Command: 5C1

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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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