Fall 2006 – Volume XV, Issue 2

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Fall 2006 – Volume XV, Issue 2
FALL 2006
VOLUME XV ISSUE 2
A Membership Publication of the Southwestern New Hampshire District
Fire Mutual Aid System, Serving New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts
In Memory of Chesterfield
Chief Louis “Lou” Perham
From the
Coordinator’s Desk
1948-2006
by Paul Szoc, MAC1
As we approach the end of another year I would like to
“thank” everyone for their support and assistance in the
past year.
We have been very busy this past year working on
projects and ideas to improve the system and the
following is just a brief description of what has been
happening:
• The Fire Safety Trailer that was funded by a grant
from the 2005 Fire Safety and Prevention Act is
in service. The trailer has been used by several
departments for their fire prevention programs
and the feedback from the departments, schools,
children and adults has been terrific. They all
advised this is a great asset and tool for the
system. If any department wishes to use it please
contact the communication center to schedule
it. Our future project for the trailer is to install
radios, phones and other equipment in order that
we can also use it as a Command Center for large
scale emergencies or events. The grant also
supplied smoke detectors to each department to
be used to assist in fire prevention to our elderly,
low-income or anyone else in your community
that a department feels would benefit from the
added safety.
• Funded by a grant from NH Homeland Security
for just under $400,000, we were able this year
to replace the Microwave Radio System. In
addition, we were able to do electrical and
mechanical improvements to our main radio site
on Hyland Hill. Also, a new 35KW Generator
was installed on Hyland Hill.
• The system now has an MCI Trailer in service
that was funded from a grant received by the State
of New Hampshire. The trailer is equipped to
handle an MCI Emergency involving up to 100
to 150 patients. The trailer is equipped with 100
backboards, medical equipment, an inflatable tent
Photo by Jason Henske, Brattleboro Reformer
INSIDE
THIS
ISSUE
continued on page 4
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Train Derailment, Putney ...................... pp. 2 & 3
Supervisors’ Corner ......................................... p. 3
Third Alarm, Bellows Falls ............................. p. 6
Keene Parade ....................................... pp. 6 & 12
Sand Hill Cemetery ........................................ p. 7
Guilford Open House/New Station/Truck .... p. 8
New Deliveries .......................................pp. 10-12
New Voices into the Mike ............................ p. 13
Athens Flood ................................................ p. 15
TRAIN DERAILS IN PUTNEY, VERMONT
Putney, Vermont, June 21, 2006, 1324 hours —A train
derailment behind the Putney Paper converting plant
resulted in the derailment of 15 cars, all carrying either
coal or lumber; two tank cars which remained on the tracks
vented carbon dioxide. There were no injuries. Responding
units were from Putney, Dummerston, Westminster,
Keene (HazMat team) and the State of Vermont (HazMat
team). SWNH District Fire Mutual Aid provided a
communicator to assist at the command post in the Putney
fire station. Chesterfield and Brattleboro covered the
Putney station, and Newbrook covered Dummerston.
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SUPERVISORS’ CORNER
RADIO DESIGNATORS
NEW APPARATUS AVAILABLE
TO ASSIST
MEMBER DEPARTMENTS
by Bonnie Johnson
On Monday, October 30th representatives of about 65
member departments unanimously approved the report of
the Radio Designator and Apparatus Standardization
Committee with the recommended changes to take effect
on January 1, 2007.
The objectives of the committee, which was appointed
after the annual meeting in April, were to: 1) streamline
the current system (don’t increase the size of the identifiers;
keep them short but useful); 2) increase interoperability
(keep in mind the ease of communicating with units from
outside our mutual aid system); and 3) standardize
apparatus and identifiers (no more freelancing when
deciding what to call a piece of apparatus).
As a result of the pending changes, it is even more
important than usual for ALL departments to make sure
that the information we have on file at dispatch is current.
This information will be used to assist all departments in
making sure that their runcards reflect which units they
really want to respond when faced with an emergency.
Packets have been sent out to all departments which
include copies of your inventories and runcards. Before
the end of the year, these need to be checked and any
changes need to be sent in to dispatch as soon as possible.
Dispatch personnel will be contacting their departments
to work with you on this project. We ask that the inventory
sheets be completed as close to December 1st as possible
and the runcards need to be completed before Christmas.
The packets also include a CD which has the
PowerPoint presentation that was used at the special
Mutual Aid meeting on October 30th. This program can
be used for training personnel at the local department level.
If you have any questions, please contact your dispatch
liaison.
We fully expect that these changes will take some
getting used to but we believe that they will be an
improvement over the designators that we have been using.
by Phil Tirrell
The Mutual Aid Fire Safety Trailer has been used heavily
this fall. Many departments have taken advantage of this
great fire safety tool. All participating departments have
reported that they found the trailer to be invaluable in
helping with their school and community fire prevention
programs. Any town that would like to reserve the trailer
for next year please contact the dispatch center. We have a
calendar started for next year and it is on a first request,
first serve basis. This year we have delivered the trailer
and picked it up for no charge to the towns. There has
been some discussion about a minimal service charge to
cover the costs associated with the upkeep of the equipment. We would like to hear input from the members with
their thoughts on this issue.
We have also acquired a Mass Casualty Response trailer
through a N.H. grant. This trailer is stocked with BLS
and ALS supplies to handle 150 patients. It has a 10 x 15
inflatable tent that is able to be heated or cooled. It could
act as a great rehab tool for a large incident. We are
currently looking for heated storage for this trailer. The
IV solutions and Mark I kits that are on board cannot be
allowed to freeze. If any department has an incident that
these trailers can help with, call the dispatch center and
we will deliver the units to your needed location.
The dispatch staff is still willing to do field training on
most any topic. If you do not feel familiar enough with the
new portable radios, call us and we can do a class that may
help out. We also offer Mayday and PAR training and
would be available to help out on drills. If you have a new
batch of firefighters and would like them to visit the
dispatch center, give us a call. We will still do an orientation
class for your department so that everyone understands
what happens when a call comes in and how it gets
processed.
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Coordinator’s Desk
Southwestern New Hampshire
District Fire Mutual Aid
Receives Polaris Ranger from
U.S. Smokeless Tobacco
continued from page 1
with heater and AC unit, triage supplies and other
equipment to handle an MCI event.
• We currently operate our radio system from 16 sites
which is a big change from the two sites that we used
when I started with Mutual Aid over 30 years ago.
We are currently testing a new site on Mt. Sunapee
and, if the testing is positive, we hope to add that site
to our system in 2007. We have also switched some
of our sites from transmit only to transmit and receive.
We continue to investigate ways of improving the
radio system that is a challenge due to the terrain we
cover.
On August 11, 2006, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company
formally presented a Polaris Ranger to the SWNH District
Fire Mutual Aid System.
• Interoperability is a big concern of ours and we
continue to work with all agencies involved in public
safety to provide the necessary frequencies that will
allow all agencies to communicate with each other in
an emergency.
• New Hampshire fire and EMS departments have been
very fortunate in the past couple of years by receiving
new mobiles and portables from Homeland Security
Funding and the state’s Interoperability Plan. At this
time all fire and EMS agencies have a frequency plan
in place so that all departments can communicate with
each other at an emergency. There is a committee in
place now that will develop a frequency plan to update
the current one for all law enforcement agencies in
the state. We hope that a similar program can be put
into place under Vermont’s New VCOM Program.
Left to right: Bob Williams of U.S. Smokeless Tobacco, James
Demers of The Demers Group, James Graham of U.S. Smokeless Tobacco, Director Representative Daniel Eaton, Chief Paul
Szoc, President John Manning and Director Harry Boynton.
• Funded by a grant from US Smokeless Tobacco we
took delivery of a 2006 Polaris 6x6. This vehicle
replaced our old OHRV and is available to any
department for off road emergencies.
• We were fortunate to add Heather Cusanelli and
Kevin Kennedy to our staff as part-time
Communication Specialists. They both bring
experience and dedication to our staff and I wish them
both the best in their careers and would like to “thank”
them both for an outstanding job since joining the
team.
• We continue to add customers to our Digitize Alarm
Monitoring System. I would like to remind everyone
that this customer base brings revenue into the system
that will reduce assessments. If every department
would work to add additional customers to the system
this would bring in additional revenue that will result
in reducing the budget resulting in reducing the
assessments.
To conclude I would like to thank the staff, board of
directors and members for their valuable assistance and
teamwork as we strive to make a great system even greater.
Thank You!!
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APPARATUS
FEATURED IN THE
FIRE PREVENTION
PARADE
Third Alarm –
Bellows Falls, Vt.
Keene, NH, October 8, 2006
Photos by Eric Fellows
Bellows Falls, Vermont, September 30, 2006, 2227 hours—
A second alarm fire was toned for Oona's Restaurant in the
square on Rockingham Street. Units responded from Bellows Falls, Westminster, Walpole, Rockingham, Springfield
and Golden Cross Ambulance. The fire was upgraded to a
third alarm at 2345 hours, bringing in additional assistance
from Saxtons River, Claremont, Charlestown and North
Walpole. Putney and Brattleboro covered the Bellows Falls
station; Chester covered Rockingham. There were no injuries.
North Walpole, New Hampshire
Troy, New Hampshire
Marlborough, New Hampshire
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SAND HILL
CEMETERY
Peterboroough, NH
Sand Hill Cemetery, Peterborough, New
Hampshire, May 23, 2006, 1415 hours—
Units responded to a fire at a four-bay garage
used by maintenance personnel for storage of
lawnmowers and other equipment. Units
from Peterborough (fire and ambulance),
Hancock and Greenfield responded to the
first alarm assignment; Hancock covered the
Peterborough station. Losses are estimated at
$100,000.
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GUILFORD
HOSTS
OPEN HOUSE
Guilford (Vermont) Fire Department held an open
house on Saturday June 10, 2006 to show off its new
station. The event was well attended and many
toured all areas (including the dispatch center shown
below) of the new station. The new tanker was
displayed prominently on the ramp and the Ladies’
Auxiliary provided some delicous home-made treats
for the occasion.
All photos by Tom Redin, Dispatcher 7
Some of the many visitors in front of the station.
The radio dispatch room, Trevor Plimpton from Wardsboro Vt., and the new tanker.
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Southwestern New Hampshire District Fire Mutual Aid System
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JAFFREY, NH
JAFFREY FIRE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of a new truck
KEENE, NH
KEENE FIRE DEPARTMENT placed into service ( June, 2006) a
manufactured by Crimson Fire of Brandon, South Dakota.
The local dealer is C & S Specialty in North Smithfield, RI.
The new Engine 2 is built on a Spartan Big Easy chassis
with a 4-door, 6-man cab with a 10-inch raised roof. The is
pumper body is stainless steel and has roll-up doors. The
truck carries 1000 gallons of water, and has a Darly 1500gpm pump and a Foam Pro system with a 30-gallon tank.
2006 Ford, F-550 Special Operations Truck. This truck was
designed by a truck committee consisting of Hazardous
Materials Team members. It was designed to provide many
options for use to include: capability of hauling Haz-Mat
Team Special Operations and State Decon Trailers; providing
light and power; and having storage capabilities for
equipment. The unit features a 10,000-watt Harrison
hydraulic generator, a Code 3 warning light package, a
command light (with six 650-watt heads) that telescopes up
off the truck body to provide scene lighting, two 1000-watt
Honda generators with light heads and two 2000-watt
Honda generators with light heads (again for scene lighting).
It also features a Warn 16,000-lb. front winch. The back
body of the truck is a utility style that provides compartment
space to carry specialized equipment while protecting it from
the elements. This unit was purchased from North American
Equipment Inc. using Haz-Mat Team Homeland Security
Funds.
NEW
DELIVERIES
KEENE, NH
DILUZIO AMBULANCE SERVICE has placed in service a new
paramedic intercept/response unit. The 2006 Chevy Tahoe
was converted by Autotronics of Madawaska, Maine. The
unit is designated Squad 1 to be compatible with
SWNHDFMA’s new unit numbering system. The vehicle
contains special temperature control cabinets for medication
storage and has been custom designed to be used as a
command post for mass casualty incidents. This unit replaced
a 1996 Chevy Tahoe that was sold to the Town of Lempster
and now serves as 76 Squad 1.
WINHALL, VT
WINHALL FIRE DEPARTMENT has placed in service a new 2006
Pierce Dash with a 2000-gpm waterous two-stage pump.
Engine 4 has a 1000-gallon water tank, a 50-gallon foam
tank with a Husky 12 Class A and B foam system, a Hercules
compressed air foam system, a 10-kw diesel generator, a
Caterpillar C13 engine and an Oshkosh Tak4 independent
suspension.
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KEENE, NH
KEENE FIRE DEPARTMENT placed in service ( June 2006) a
Smith’s Chemical Haz-Mat ID Unit. This chemical
identification device was purchased for the Keene Fire
Department Hazardous Materials Response Team using
designated Haz-Mat Team Homeland Security Funds. The
unit uses infared spectroscopy for hazardous materials
identification. The team is now able to identify powders and
liquids using this tool which contains a large chemical library.
The unit was purchased from Smith’s Detection.
MORE NEW
DELIVERIES…
KEENE, NH
KEENE FIRE DEPARTMENT placed into service (May, 2006) a
Polaris Ranger 700, 4x4 all terrain vehicle. The vehicle also
features a Med-Lite EMS skid unit that is set up to transport
a patient and a provider securely in the bed area. The Ranger
unit has already responded and been used for off-road rescues,
forestry incidents involving fire and haz-mat incidents. and
it provided both fire and EMS protection at Keene’s annual
Pumpkin Festival.
KEENE, NH
KEENE FIRE DEPARTMENT placed in service a 2006 Chevy
Suburban 1/2-ton. This unit was purchased and set up as a
command unit for the fire department and is the first of its
kind for the department. The vehicle features a mobile
command post located in the rear of the unit that has dual
radio heads that can be designated for dispatch and tactical
operations. The command box also features a work area,
storage areas for fire, haz-mat and other reference materials,
EMS equipment storage and a tactical/personnel
accountability board that is used to monitor crews and their
assignments at large incidents. There is also a gear storage
area for the chief officers.
PUTNEY, VT
PUTNEY FIRE DEPARTMENT has placed in service a new
Engine 1. The vehicle is a 2006 E-One pumper with a 1500gpm pump and a 1000-gal. tank.
GUILFORD, VT
GUILFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT has placed in service a 2006
2006 International/KME pumper with a 2500-gallon tank
and 2000-gpm pump.
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MORE NEW
DELIVERIES…
HANCOCK, NH
HANCOCK FIRE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of a new
rescue truck. It is a 2006 Ford F-550 four-door cab and
chassis, with a nonwalk-in poly body built by Valley Fire
Equipment in Bradford. A Raven generator is run from the
V-10 engine to power scene lighting as well as other tools.
Roll-up compartment doors and heavy-duty roll-out trays
provide easy access to all the equipment. The purchase of
the truck was funded entirely through contributions,
Hancock Fire Department Association funds and a generous
trust from the late Helen Brown.
SOUTHWESTERN NEW HAMPSHIRE DISTRICT
FIRE MUTUAL AID
SWNHDFMA has placed in service four new pieces of
equipment. The chief 's vehicle is a 2006 Ford Expedition
with command center. The lights and siren are by Whelen
and the lettering is by Mac MacKenzie. (The old Expedition
is now being used by Radio Repair.) A 2006 Ford F350
pickup with heavy duty towing package is serving as a utility
vehicle. The lights and siren are by Whelen and the lettering
is by Mac Mackenzie. Also new is the 2006 Surrey Fire Safety
Trailer & Command Post. It is a self-contained unit equipped
for members to use for their fire prevention programs. The
trailer will also be set up to operate as a command post for
emergencies. The trailer was purchased with a 2005 Fire
Safety and Prevention Grant. A new 2006 MCI trailer has
been equipped to handle an MCI event with up to 150
patients. The trailer includes a generator, an inflatable tent
with heater, medical supplies, triage supplies, lighting,
backboards and other supplies. The trailer was funded by a
State of New Hampshire grant.
FIRE PREVENTION
PARADE
Keene, NH, October 8, 2006
Photo by Eric Fellows
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Members of Springfield,
Bellows Falls and Chester
Fire Departments Attend Training
Over the past year, many of our firefighters have attended different
training seminars and classes. Some of the highlights are: Capt.
Foulois, Fire-Medic Wheeler and Fire-Medic Sylvester attended the
Vermont State Fire Officer 1 & 2 class held in Hartford, Vermont.
The class outline was 120 hours. Topics covered were as follows:
General—Assuming the role of Company Officer, Human Resource
Management, Community and Government Relations, Administration, Fire Inspection and Investigation, Emergency Service Delivery, Firefighter Safety and Health.
Firefighter's Wayne Thomas and Mark Hadwen attended and
passed the EMT Intermediate curriculum.
Firefighter Wayne Thomas attended and passed the Vermont
Fire and Emergency Instructor 1 course held in Killington, Vermont.
During the month of October, 15 members of the Springfield
Fire Department, two members of the Chester Fire Department and
one member of the Bellows Falls Fire Department attended the 32hour Rope Operations NFPA 1670/1983 class hosted by the Springfield Fire Department and the Vermont State Fire Academy. This
was the second pilot class held for rope ops in Vermont. The areas of
study covered and applied in practical and classroom settings were:
ropes and knots, hardware, rigging, mechanical advantages, patient
access and patient evacuation.
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JANNETTE’S
During this past summer, Mutual Aid hired two new people to work
as part-time communications specialists. Kevin Kennedy and Heather
Cusanelli both began training at the end of July and, thanks to their
previous dispatching experience, are now able to work as third persons
on weekends and to cover the eight-hour weekday shifts if they are
open.
Kevin first joined Mutual Aid as a dispatcher in 1975 and worked
full time for four years. He has owned his own company as an
environmental well driller since 1987. He has been a volunteer
firefighter for 36 years, currently serving on the Fitzwilliam, Troy,
and the Meadowood County Area Fire Departments. He was also
an EMT for 12 years. Kevin has lived in Fitzwilliam for 36 years and
has a 15-year-old daughter. His hobbies include hiking, skiing, biking,
reading and spending time with his family.
Heather lives in Lempster with her husband and their 10-yearold son and 9-year-old daughter. She has worked full time at New
London Dispatch for over five years, dispatching fire, EMS and police
calls. In her spare time she enjoys baking, scrapbooking, camping
and spending time with her family and friends.
We hope you will join us in welcoming Kevin and Heather as
they continue learning a much bigger (and better!) dispatch area than
they have worked with before.
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MOVING UP &
MOVING ON
NEXT ISSUE
SCHEDULED FOR
SPRING/SUMMER 2007
THANKS! to all who contributed to this issue of
The Trumpet. To those of you still thinking about
sending something—all we need are some notes and
your name and phone number. Just supply us with the
basic information—we’ll be happy to write and/or edit
your articles. Of course, we delightfully accept full
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or other artwork. They really brighten up the stories.
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Promotions, Appointments, Retirements, etc.
APPOINTMENTS
PT Communications Specialist Heather Cusanelli, SWNHDFMA
Chief Marty Forrett, West Dummerston Fire Department
Chief Thomas Fox, Vernon Fire Department
Firefighter/EMT Mark Hadwen, Springfield, VT Fire Department
PT Communications Specialist Kevin Kennedy, SWNHDFMA
Here are some ideas for items/articles/photos to
submit for publication:
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Chief Joseph O’Brien, Bennington Fire Department
Historical stories/photos
Successful and unusual rescues
Spectacular or difficult fires/accidents
Training
Outstanding personnel
Fund-raising events
New equipment and/or facilities
Reports from conventions, etc.
Police articles, promotions, pictures, etc.
Equipment/tools, etc. to sell or swap
Anything of interest to the EMS/fire/police/
rescue community.
Firefighter Paul Stagner/EMT, Springfield, VT Fire Department
Firefighter Wayne Thomas/EMT, Springfield, VT Fire Department
Firefighter/EMT-I James Pearsall, Keene Fire Department
PROMOTIONS
Deputy Chief (Admin.) Mark Boynton, Keene Fire Department
Captain Sean Foulois, Springfield, VT Fire Department
Deputy Chief (Oper.) Mark Howard, Keene Fire Department
We are also looking for people interested in
writing regular feature columns. Please volunteer!
Or just call and tell us what you’d like to see.
Captain Ronald Leslie, Keene Fire Department
Lieutenant Jason Martin, Keene Fire Department
Deputy Chief Scott Richardson, Springfield, VT Fire Department
DEADLINE FOR NEXT TRUMPET
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(PLEASE CONTINUE TO SEND RELEVANT
MATERIAL AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.)
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Captain George (Bay) Wheeler, Springfield, VT Fire Department
THANKS TO ALL THOSE
WHO HAVE SENT ARTICLES!
RESIGNATIONS/RETIREMENTS
Captain John Beckta, Keene Fire Department
Please SEND ARTICLES & PHOTOS* to:
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Winchester, NH 03470
Captain Fred Berg, Springfield, VT Fire Department
Chaplin Thomas Hiltsley, Springfield, VT Fire Department
Chief Ernest “Puggy” Laphere, Springfield, VT Fire Department
or call 603-239-6104, or fax 603-239-6215,
or email to [email protected]
Chief Terry Parker, Vernon Fire Department
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*All photos will be treated with utmost care and returned in
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will gladly arrange for hand-to-hand transfers.
Deputy Chief Scott Taylor, Keene Fire Department
FF/EMT-I Kenneth Whicker, Rindge Fire Department
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Athens Flood Requires
Evacuations, Destroys Bridge
Athens, Vermont, June 29, 2006, 1500 hours—Heavy rains resulted in major flooding in the town of Athens. Responding were units from Saxtons River, Grafton and
Bellows Falls, and the Keene swift water rescue team. The fire departments evacuated several people from their homes. A bridge on Route 35 at Reed Road washed
out and has not been replaced yet. There were no injuries.
The Last
Response
In
Memoriam
Since the last issue, the following
members have passed on.
May they rest in peace.
MORGAN WRIGHT
Retired Assistant Chief, Swanzey
Fire Department (Center Company)
Former Dispatcher, SWNHDFMA
CHARLES W. BACON, JR.
Retired Firefighter, Jaffrey Fire
Department
JASON KAINE
Senior Trooper, Vermont State Police
CLARENCE MERRITT
Retired Chief, Windham Fire
Department
CHESTER NASON
Retired Captain, Marlborough Fire
Department
Past President, SWNHDFMA
CHRISTOPHER POLLICA
Retired Lieutenant, Brattleboro Fire
Department
ELLERY A. RING
Retired Assistant Chief, Antrim Fire
Department
ROBERT LaBELLE
Firefighter & Former Captain,
Swanzey Fire Department (West
Company)
BILL SIMONDS
Retired Chief, Weston Fire
Department
JOHN PHILLIPS
Retired Deputy Chief, Keene Fire
Department
Firefighter, Stoddard Fire
Department
THEODORE PARKER
Charter member,
Sullivan Fire Department
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Southwestern New Hampshire District Fire Mutual Aid System
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Listed below are the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the Board of Directors as it is now constituted for 2006-2007.
Telephone numbers and e-mail addresses are provided to afford member departments a “DIRECT LINK” with your System representatives.
Chief John Manning, President
Marlborough Fire Department
PO Box 442 • Marlborough, NH 03455
603-352-7512 x4211 (W) 603-876-3904 (H)
[email protected]
Chief Thomas Goddard, Vice President
Putney Fire Department
PO Box 875 • Putney, VT 05346
802-257-5499 (H) 802-579-9526 (Cell)
[email protected]
Thomas Redin, Secretary
32 Vernon Street, PO Box 443 • Keene, NH 03431
603-352-1291 (W)
[email protected]
Retired Chief Harry Boynton, Treasurer
PO Box 235
Walpole, NH 03608
603-352-4232 (W) 603-756-3297 (H)
[email protected]
Representative Daniel Eaton
1 Shedd Hill Road • Stoddard, NH 03464
603-446-3303 (W) 603-446-3535 (H)
[email protected]
Chief Chris Liller
Wardsboro Fire Department
Box 103 • Wardsboro, VT 05355
802-896-6203
[email protected]
Commissioner Roger Zerba
County of Cheshire
340 Pako Avenue • Keene, NH 03431
603-352-7188 (H)
[email protected]
Deputy Mark Howard
Keene Fire Department
32 Vernon Street • Keene, NH 03431
603-357-9861 (W) 603-357-1804 (H)
[email protected]
Chief Daniel Stoughton
Guilford Fire Department
106 Sweet Pond Road • Guilford, VT 05301
802-257-4635 (H) 802-384-9457 (Cell)
[email protected]
Deputy Scott Lake
Sullivan Fire Department
382 Gilsum Road • Sullivan, NH 03445
603-239-4558 (W) 603-847-3106 (H)
[email protected]
Captain Larry Daley
Peru Fire Department
Hapgood Pond Road • Peru, VT 05152
802-824-3998
[email protected]
Retired Chief Rick Hewitt
New Ipswich, New Hampshire
PO Box 99 • New Ipswich, NH 03071
603-878-1364 (Cell)
[email protected]
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Chief Paul A. Szoc, Coordinator
32 Vernon Street, PO Box 443 • Keene, NH 03431
603-352-1291 (W) 603-209-2200 (Cell)
[email protected]
Admin. Robert DiLuzio, Jr.
DiLuzio Ambulance Service
49 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431
603-352-0341 (W) 603-357-9861 (W @ Keene Fire)
[email protected]
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