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.

Chimney Fire at Ye Olde Tavern

On March 6, 2013 the Manchester Fire Department responded to a report of a chimney fire at the Ye Olde Tavern in Manchester. A quick response utilizing Tower 1 enabled MFD members to snuff the fire before extensive damage occurred.

Thank you to the Manchester Fire Department for there help in putting out a small chimney fire. The fire was contained within the chimney. … no major damage to report, just need to replace the top part of the chimney. The restaurant is still open for business.

Built in 1790, the Ye Olde Tavern (listed on the Vermont Register of Historic Places) is a historic asset to our community, and still serves a a popular dining location.

Ye Olde Tavern wears its more than two hundred years with grace and style. Built in 1790 by Dorset master builder Aaron Sheldon, it is distinguished by the spring floor in its third floor ballroom and by the high square columns of its porch. Called the Stagecoach Inn, it was built while Vermont was still an independent republic, its statehood opposed by the hated “Yorkers” until 1791.