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LP Truck Rollover
December 26, 2012
Meredith companies were notified at 10:08 of a motor vehicle rollover in front of 141 Camp Waldron Road. Companies arrived on scene to find a 4,000 gallon LP truck on its side. It was quickly determined the tank was not leaking. Crews deployed hand lines and stood by while a lengthy recovery operation began.

Meredith companies were released from the scene at approximately 16:30 hours.

Companies on scene: 14 Engine 2, 14 Tanker 5, 14 Rescue 1

Command: 14C3

Automatic Aid to Center Harbor
July 3, 2012
Center Harbor and Meredith companies were alerted at 15:11 of a garage fire at 121 Daniel Webster Highway. 14C4 (Haines) arrived on scene at 15:14 and reported a large, well involved garage with several exposures. He then requested a first alarm assignment. This brought additional companies from Holderness (12), Ashland (2) and Moultonborough (15) to the scene.

Crews made a quick knockdown on the fire but the structure was determined to be a total loss. The garage contained several barrels of waste oil which started to leak during the blaze causing it to start running down the driveway. Crews were able to contain the spill during overhaul before it reached any waterways.

Meredith and the first alarm companies were released from the scene at approximately 16:30 hours.

Companies on scene: 5 Engine 1, 5 Engine 2, 5 Rescue 1, 14 Engine 1, 14 Engine 3, 14 Tanker 5, 14 Tower1, 12 Engine 5, 2 Engine 1, 15 Engine 4

Command: 5C1

Laconia Motorcycle Week POW-MIA Ride
June 14, 2012

The 2012 POW-MIA Ride was believed to be the largest in it's history today. Hundreds of motorcyclists paid tribute to our servicemen and women who are listed as either prisoners of war and have not returned home or missing in action.

Apparatus and firefighters from Meredith, Laconia, Ashland and New Durham showed their support using aerial platforms and ladders to form an archway flying the American flag as well as the official POW-MIA flag. Riders passed under the arch as they entered the parking area to attend the vigil ceremony in Hesky Park. This vigil is believed to be the first and is also the longest continuing vigil in the United States.

The ride began in Gilford at the Lowe's Plaza and followed a nine mile route to it's conclusion in Meredith.

Companies on scene: 14 Tower 1, 13 Ladder 1, 2 Ladder 1, New Durham Ladder 1

Brush Fire Season Begins Early With Two Calls...
April 4, 2012
The brush fire season started about three weeks earlier than usual today as Meredith companies were called at 12:07 to a large brush fire in the Town of Hill. A special request from Incident Command for a crew and 14 Utility 2 (Argo) to the scene was made. This fire ultimately burned 82 acres, involved twenty six departments and required two days to extinguish.

Later that day at 17:28, 14C3 (Joslin) notified the Communications Center by radio of a brush fire at 140 Camp Waldron Road. Crews responded quickly and contained the fire before nearby structures as well as a large propane tank became involved. Approximately three-fourths of an acre burned. Cause was determined to be improper disposal of wood stove ashes. After extensive overhaul of the area, companies returned to service at 18:50.

Companies on scene: 14 Forestry 1, 14 Forestry 2, 14 Engine 2, 14 Engine 3, 14 Engine 4, 14 Tanker 5, 14 Rescue 1

Command: 14C3

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2018 Monthly Runs
Run Totals
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