Merdith Fire Department
Monday, April 12, 2021
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COVID-19 Update
April 5, 2021

Beginning today, the Meredith Fire Department is now allowing outside visitors into Stations. Fire permits can now be obtained at the Fire Station. Masks are required to enter the building. Fire Permits can still be obtained through the NH Division of Forest and Lands at: https://nhdflweb.sovsportsnet.net/

The omlin fee fee increased to $5.50 from $3.00 on March 31, 2021. There is no cost for fire permits obtained at the Fire Station, Town Hall, or Y Landing Marina. Please click here for additional fire permit information.

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 30, 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.

Second Alarm Building Fire in Laconia
February 25, 2021

Laconia companies were toned at 8:29 to 29 Baldwin Street. The reporting party stated there was smoke coming from the roof and an odor of smoke in the building. Gilford and Belmont responded on the still alarm. At 8:33 command reported fire on the third floor with multiple lines in operation and requested a first alarm. The first alarm brings cover trucks into the City. Meredith's 14 Engine 1 was assigned to cover Laconia's Weirs Beach station. At 8:53, command requested a second alarm, which moved 14 Engine 1 to the scene. This also called for 14 Tower 1 to cover Laconia's Central station. 14 Engine 1 personnel assisted with fire suppression and overhaul.

14 Tower 1 responded to four calls while covering Laconia. The first call was to Gilford for an odor of gas in the building. 14 Tower 1 assisted Stewarts Ambulance for a subject that had been injured in a fall, a subject locked in a bathroom, and also responded to a motor vehicle accident in the City.

All Meredith companies were in service at 13:15.

Daniel Webster Highway Motor Vehicle Accident
February 16, 2021

Meredith crews were alerted at 9:23 of a head-on collision in front of the Meredith Police station. 14 Rescue 1 arrived on scene and confirmed the head-on collision. Both vehicles sustained moderate front- end damage. After stabilizing the vehicles, personnel secured vehicle power, contained fluids and cleaned debris from the roadway.

Stewarts Ambulance personnel evaluated both drivers. One driver refused transport to the hospital and the other driver chose to be transported to the hospital by private vehicle.

Meredith companies were in service at 9:50.

Companies on Scene: 14 Rescue 1, 45 Ambulance 3

First Alarm Building Fire in Gilford
February 9, 2021

Meredith crews were called at 19:14 to assist Gilford for first alarm building fire. The fire at 2696 Lakeshore Road occurred in a four unit condominium build at the Samoset Condominiums. Meredith crews assisted with fire suppression and overhaul. 14 Engine 4 assisted with water supply. 14 Engine 4 returned to service at 21:44

Meredith Assists at Third Alarm Building Fire in Gilford
February 1, 2021

Meredith crews were called to what would become a three alarm fire at 271 Weirs Road in Gilford. The department was toned at 3:26 as part of a first alarm assignment. Meredith personnel assisted with fire suppression and overhaul. 14 Engine 4 assisted with water supply. The fire grew to three alarms due to the need for extra manpower because of the punishing cold weather as the ambient air temperature hovered around 0° F.

Meredith crews were in service at 7:19.

First Alarm Building Fire on True Road
January 29, 2021

Meredith crews responded to a second building fire in as many days. The department was toned at 20:39 for building fire at 20 True Road. 14C3 Haines arrived on scene at 20:45 and advised fire showing from the roof of a 12' x 60' mobile home and requested a first alarm. The first alarm brought crews from Laconia, Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Holderness, and Gilford to the scene. Incident command placed the fire under control at 21:15. All mutual aid companies were released by 23:09. Meredith companies remained on scene until 23:54

Ashland covered the Meredith Downtown station and New Hampton provided a cover truck for the Meredith Center station.

Second Alarm Building Fire at Meredith Marina
January 28, 2021

Meredith crews were alerted at 16:44 for building fire at Meredith Marina, which is located at 2 Bayshore Drive. As 14C1 (Jones) approached the scene, he called for a first alarm reporting heavy smoke and fire from the building. upon arrival, 14C1 advised that the 50' x 50' building was fully involved. 14 Engine 1 arrived shortly after and began fire attack. A second line was deployed to protect the exposure to another storage building only a few feet away. 14 Engine 4 established a second water supply by laying approximately 800' of 5 inch hose in from Mill Street. Three additional hose lines were deployed to support the fire attack from 14 Engine 4. 14 Engine 3 was assigned to the rear of the building to begin extinguishing several boats that were burning that had been stored outside the building. 14C1 called for a second alarm at 17:00 due to concerns about the fire load at the site and weather conditions. The fire was declared under control at 18:03. All mutual aid companies were released by 19:45. Meredith companies remained on scene until 22:39.

Companies from Laconia, Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Holderness, Gilford, New Hampton, Bristol, Belmont, Ashland, and Plymouth assisted at the scene. Sandwich covered the Meredith Downtown station and Ashland also provided a cover truck for the Meredith Center station.

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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2021 Monthly Runs
{Month} {Total}
Updated
04/01/2021
Run Totals
2020 491
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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