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.
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.
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.