Manchester Tractor Parade 2013

Tower 1 led the Manchester Tractor Parade from Dorr Farm on Bonnet Street around the two new roundabouts, and back up Main Street past MEMS this evening. Thank you to the Manchester and the Mountains Chamber of Commerce for inviting us to participate, and Dutton Berry Farm for providing the beautiful wreath. Most of all, thank you to the huge crowds that came out to cheer the parade along.

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.

Rupert Volunteer Fire Company Annual Carnival/Parade

On August 10, 2013 the MFD took a crew and Tower 1 over the mountains to the Northwest to visit and march in the Rupert Volunteer Fire Company’s annual parade. Below is a gallery of images from the event. Unfortunately we were unable to get photos of all of the wonderful apparatus that participated.

If you have photos of the MFD in action… please contact us via our form. We would love to share them!

Thanks to Rupert for inviting our department.

July Aerial Training

In July the MFD took the opportunity to do some aerial ladder training while observing some of the solar photovoltaic systems that have been installed on commercial buildings in the downtown area.

During this training we were able to get some fantastic views of the community.