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Merdith Fire Department
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
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Meredith Crews Respond to Lawn Mower Rollover
June 16, 2021

Meredith crews were alerted at 16:34 of a riding lawn mower accident at 25 Patricia Drive. Initial reports were of an elderly male that had gone down an embankment and had been thrown from the mower as it rolled over. 14 Rescue 1 arrived on scene and confirmed the report. Stewarts Ambulance personnel evaluated the subject for injury and transported him to Laconia Hospital with minor injuries. 14 Rescue 1 personnel checked for hazards and assisted with retrieving the mower before returning to service.

Meredith companies were in service at 17:01.

Companies on Scene: 14 Rescue 1, 45 Ambulance 3

Meredith Assists Laconia with Multiple Calls for Gas Odor in the Building
June 16, 2021

The Laconia Fire Department requested mutual aid to the City as calls for an odor of natural gas in the building began to flood into the Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid Communications Center. 14C1 (Jones) and 14 Engine 1 responded to the City to assist. Meredith companies were first sent to 126 New Salem Street at the Laconia Police station. An odor was present but meters designed to detect natural gas did not pick up any trace of natural gas. Shortly after, Meredith companies were sent to Laconia Hospital at 80 Highland Street for a similar report. Once again, no gas was detected. Meredith companies were then sent to the Taylor Home at 435 Union Avenue for on odor of gas in the building with the same result.

The cause of the odor was explained by Liberty Utilities that too much of the chemical that gives natural gas it's odor (mercaptan) had been added to the system. Mercaptan, also known as methyl mercaptan or methanethiol, is added as natural gas is odorless. Over 55 calls for a gas odor were handled in the City by Laconia and mutual aid departments

Meredith companies were in service at 19:02.

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2022 Monthly Runs
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Updated
10/01/2022
Run Totals
2021 503
2020 491
2019 448
2018 480
2017 474
2016 467
2015 414
2014 389
2013 445
2012 395
2011 384
2010 339

Meredith Fire Department 286 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH 03253 (603) 279-6061