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Derry Fire and mutual aid crews during the salvage and overhaul phase of the fire.
The Nashua Fire Department runs this 2016 Pierce Arrow XT as Engine 4, shown here at the 2017 Nashua Memorial Day Parade.
Derry Fire Engine 1 at Parkland Medical Center displaying life jackets (L to R): FF John McCaugherty, Parkland Medical Center EMS Director Justin Romanello, Paramedic Matt Carter, PMC Director of Emergency Medicine Doctor Nicola Dirito, Lieutenant Paramedic Greg Laro and PMC Doctor Thomas Scott.
Derry FD Announces Community Life Jacket Loaner Program
Derry, NH - The Derry Fire Department and Parkland Medical Center have created a life jacket loaner program for community members and their guests to enjoy safe swimming, boating or other water-related activities. Through the loaner program, life jackets available in infant, child and adult sizes can be loaned out for a day and up to one week. Remember: Unlike clothes, children don’t grow into life jackets and a properly fitting life jacket can make the difference between life and death in the water! Community members can call (603) 432-6121 or drop into one of the following stations to get a loaner: Island Pond Fire Station: 140 Warner Hill Road and/or Central Fire Station: 131 East Broadway.
Two-Alarm Residential Fire in Derry Derry, NH - At 3:08 P.M. on May 16th, Derry Engines 1, 4, 3 and 2, along with Car-1, were dispatched to 15 Gordon Road for a reported building fire. Windham Fire Engine3 was also dispatched, as the fire occurred in an automatic aid response area. Derry Medic-1 was not available, as they were on a prior medical call. Upon arrival, initial crews observed heavy fire throughout the first-floor, with fire extending into the second-floor. Neighbors called 911 after hearing and seeing fire blow out of a window on the firstfloor. One neighbor attempted to knock down the fire with his garden hose. Another neighbor stated that the occupants were not home and had left a few hours earlier. Derry Fire Engine-1 initiated a rapid, aggressive, transitional fire attack, quickly cooling the fire from the outside with a hose-line and then quickly moving into the first-floor. Windham Engine-3 arrived on scene and took a hose line to the secondfloor to attack the fire and perform a primary search. Derry Engine 1's crew found several holes in the floor, with the floor being very hot. Derry Engine4 took a line to the basement and extinguished the basement fire. These crews performed a primary search of the entire structure and confirmed that the building was unoccupied, all while extinguishing the fire. Initial crews were hampered by zero visibility and very high heat conditions throughout the building. Subsequent Derry and mutual aid companies were assigned to the Rapid Intervention Team to ventilate the structure, provide water supply from a hydrant that was 1,000-feet away, salvage, and overhaul. Londonderry Fire Medic-1 provided emergency medical standby for the
JUMP TO FILE #051717102 incident. Command requested a second-alarm at 3:28 P.M. to provide relief crews. The fire was under control at 4:04 P.M. Mutual aid on scene was provided by the Windham, Auburn, Chester, Londonderry, Hampstead, Manchester, Raymond and Salem Fire Departments. Station coverage was provided by the Nashua, Hudson, Hooksett and Kingston Fire Departments. During this incident, a Nashua Engine responded to a reported structure fire in Londonderry, and station coverage companies also responded to a stove fire in Derry. The building suffered fire, heat and smoke damage on all three floors. All contents were destroyed in the fire and the structure was declared uninhabitable. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries reported. A mother, father and oneyear-old child lived in the home. The Manchester Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to provide family services. The residents also had family who lived in the same neighborhood. The Derry Fire Prevention Bureau is investigating the fire. Preliminary investigation shows that the fire originated in the basement, and the cause was being considered nonsuspicious. Incident #2017-1782 was dispatched at 3:08 P.M.; first units arrived on scene at 3:19 P.M.; the fire was under control at 4:04 P.M., and all Derry Fire units were secure and available at 6:45 P.M. This fire occurred in West Derry, near the Windham town line, four-and-a-half miles from Derry Central Station. - DERRY FD