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Fire & Rescue Weekly Report - June 3rd

Activity
We responded to thirty emergency calls including a detector activation, three fire alarm activations, an automatic sprinkler system activation, four good intent calls, a motor vehicle accident, a search and nineteen medical emergencies.

Admin.
On Tuesday Chief Morrison met with Town Rep.’s and a property owner to discuss real estate for the Public Safety Complex.

On Wednesday Chief Morrison and D.C. Pierce participated in a Department Heads Meeting.

Chief Morrison reviewed and commented on the Emergency Operations plan for the Plymouth House.

On Thursday Chief Morrison and Deputy Chief Pierce participated in a PRHS Graduation Planning Meeting. This will take place on June 8.

On Friday we held a Staff Meeting.

Apparatus
On Monday Car-1 received lettering (like Car-2) from J.D. Designs of Ashland.

We are in search of a mechanic to work on Engine 1.

Building Safety and Code Enforcement
Building Permits issued are up 50% (from 42 to 63) for the first five months of 2024 compared to the same time last year.

Last week we issued six Building Permits; six applications are awaiting further information.

We conducted seven inspections, consulted with an owner re: fire damaged rehab., and met with two property owners regarding accessory dwelling units.

We began an investigation into a report of refuse and a possible Junk Yard on Cummings Hill Road. The owner is cooperating.

We have selected a Software vendor and expect the product to be online around August 1.

EMS
On Tuesday we hosted an EMS ride-along.

Facility
The mini splits received their annual service from H.T. Mechanical.

Thank you, Plymouth Highway Department, for removing our old station air compressor!

Fire Prevention
We conducted an oil burner inspection as well as a fire drill.

We provided messaging regarding grill safety.

We consulted with a property owner from Langdon Street regarding the automatic sprinkler system in their building.

We investigated the possibility of installing a dry hydrant at a pond on Texas Hill Road. The property owner (Forest Research Co.) offered to assist.

Personnel
In June we celebrate the following PFD Anniversaries: Lt. McGlone-forty-two years; Captain Tobine-twenty-one years, and EMT Kendall Graton-two years. Congratulations all!

Canon Barnaby has accepted one of our full-time positions. He has Fire-EMS experience in two Lakes Region Fire-EMS Organizations. He will begin working two weeks of days on or about July 1, 2024, and will then move to a shift assignment. Welcome Canon!

We had a luncheon for FF Sullivan on Tuesday, his last scheduled shift. Best wishes Joe!

Public Health
The refuse container issue on Winter Street has been resolved.

We investigated a refuse concern on Cummings Hill Road.

Public Service
On Monday several of our members participated in the Memorial Day Parade.

The NH Drinking Water Festival will be held in Plymouth on June 5, 2024. For more information visit: https://nhwaterfestival.org/

We put the life vests back in the storage container at Riverfront Park. These are free for the public to use.

Training
Shift training included rural water supply.

We reviewed PRIMEX training opportunities and created a plan of action.

Other
Dr. Bourgeois the author of “Ready! Day or Night A History of the Plymouth, NH Fire Department” held a successful book signing at the Firehouse on Thursday. Please contact the Fire Station if you would like to purchase ($20) a copy of this book.

The Plymouth Firefighters Auxiliary held its first meeting on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at 4:30 PM. They will be outfitted with PFD Auxiliary shirts and are planning a fundraiser breakfast in August.