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Fire & Rescue Weekly Report

Activity
We responded to forty emergency calls including seven that were good intent, one search for a missing/overdue person, smoke in the building at PRHS, smoke removal, a detector activation and twenty-nine medical emergencies.

Admin.
Chief Morrison and Admin. Assist Goodwin revised the employment contract that new hires agree to.

On Thursday Chief Morrison and D.C. Pierce met with the Public Safety Complex Committee. (The Minutes are posted.)

On Friday Deputy Chief Pierce attended a planning meeting for the Fall Festival.

Chief Morrison was on Bereavement Leave on Friday.

Apparatus
Deputy Chief Pierce, Captain Tobine and FF Bonan travelled to Appleton, WI courtesy of Pierce Mfg. to conduct the final inspection of Engine 2. The vehicle is expected to be in Plymouth in July. Thank you, gentlemen!

On Monday Car-2 received undercoating.

Building Safety and Code Enforcement
We issued three new permits. There was a total of nine new/pending applications.

We conducted three inspections and consulted with a property owner on Hawthorne Street re: moving the structure.

An appeal to the Superior Court has been made by the defendant in one of our Code Enforcement cases.

We investigated a complaint regarding the building safety of a Main Street business. An agreement to correct a deficiency was reached.

A concern was received from a former tenant of an off-campus rental on Merrill Street.

Inspector Newcomb attended a meeting of the Plymouth Housing Committee.

A purchase order for new software has been approved, and an implementation meeting scheduled.

EMS
On Monday evening the Ashland Select Board voted to enter an Ambulance Service Contract with the Town of Plymouth. As of July 1, 2024, at midnight, the coverage times will change from twenty-four hours to the hours between 5:00 PM and 7:00 AM.

Facility
We now have a Work Order Form to report on maintenance issues with our buildings and grounds. Thank you to Facilities Manager Jessie Jennings.

Fire Prevention
We conducted two Place of Assembly inspections, fire drills at a day care and two charter schools, and a Foster Care Inspection.

We consulted with a residential development regarding keeping fire lanes and hydrants accessible.

We provided enforcement action at a business with a partially disabled Fire Alarm System.

Personnel
FF-AEMT Jordan Lippmeier is half-way through the Paramedic Program. Strong work Jordan!

Public Health
We provided messaging regarding the dangers of fentanyl in partnership with the NH Department of Safety and “No Safe Experience”.

On Wednesday Chief Morrison and the A-Shift (Mills, Fucci, and Bassett) attended the NH Water Festival at Fox Park. Students (4th grade) from the area attended the event which was hosted by the Plymouth Village Water and Sewer District.

We conducted an inspection of a Foster Care facility.

Public Service
We worked with Plymouth P.D. to secure items (IE Foam Machine) needed for the National Night out scheduled for August 6, 2024, in Thornton.

Training
Shift training included intraosseous (IO) infusion.

Department Training included Stroke Management. Thank you, Dave Dickinson, PA for providing the instruction!

On Thursday we received approval from the NH Department of Labor to operate the Junior Firefighter Program. This is a great way to expose teenagers (16-18) to our profession and increase our recruitment odds.

Other
Dr. Bourgeois held another successful book signing at the Firehouse on Thursday. If you would like to order “Ready! Day or Night A History of the Plymouth, NH Fire Department” by Dr. Bourgeois ($20.) please contact the Fire Station.

On Tuesday the D-Shift (Vachon, Fucci, Zuppa) attended a meeting of the Town Safety Committee.