Thank You Chief Walter B. Read Sr.

On October 30, 2013, members of the Manchester Fire Department and other local fire departments assisted the East Dorset Fire Department in laying their former chief, Walter B. Read Sr. to rest.

1028-loc-walterread_20131027Walter was very instrumental in starting the Vermont Fire School. He was the East Dorset fire chief for many years and was a lifetime member of the International Service of Fire Chiefs, the New England Association of Fire Chiefs, the Vermont Fire Chiefs and the Vermont Firefighters Association.

While many of our department’s personnel may have never known Chief Read directly, we have all benefited by his dedication to the fire service, and the advancements in education he provided for us.

Thank you, East Dorset Fire Department for including us in the service.

Thank you, Chief Read for the work you did for our community.

See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/rutlandherald/obituary.aspx?n=walter-b-read&pid=167702510&fhid=12410#sthash.acYtI2x2.dpuf

Fire Prevention Day At MEMS and Northshire Day School

Members from the Manchester Fire Department visited both the Manchester Elementary Middle School and Northshire Day School in honor of Fire Prevention Month. Varying lessons were taught depending on age, but all students were able to get a firsthand view of our department’s apparatus and equipment.

October Fire Training (Propane/Chimney Snuffer Nozzle)

The Manchester Fire Department’s October training session focused on two topics. Propane fire emergencies, specifically using multiple hand lines to create safe access for a firefighter to turn off the valve feeding a propane fire.

Second, Ladder Captain Healy demonstrated setting up and operating the chimney snuffer nozzle from our tower truck. With winter heating season just around the corner this refresher will help us be ready to quickly and safely knock down any chimney fires that we might be called to.

As a reminder to all homeowners, now is the time to make sure your chimney, and heating systems have been professionally cleaned and inspected. A little maintenance before winter can save you from a visit by your local fire department later.

Firehouse Breakfast! This Sunday 10/13

PancakesEvery year the Manchester Fire Department kicks off its breakfast season in October, and once again we are getting the griddles ready, and chaffing dishes warmed up for our first monthly breakfast on Columbus Day Weekend!

Come down to the Manchester Firehouse on Sunday, October 13, 2013 for a fabulous meal prepared by your firefighters. As always, pancakes will be served in both the blueberry and plain varieties, also served are eggs, bacon, sausage, home-fries and english muffins.

7:00 – 11:00AM1238378_515518271874938_648795432_n

$8/adult

$4/ages 6-12

$2 ages 2-6

under 2 free