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Andover Dorm Fire

posted Jun 29, 2016, 10:53 AM by Jason Lyon   [ updated Jun 29, 2016, 11:28 AM ]

On Saturday, June 25th the New London Fire Department was requested to assist with a dormitory fire owned by Proctor Academy located at 22 Lawrence Street.  The Andover Chief requested 3 alarms, bring in apparatus and personnel from Wilmot, Sutton, Franklin, Tilton-Northfield, Belmont, Salisbury, Boswen, Sanbornton, Hill, Danbury and Bristol. Not only did firefighters battle the heavy fire conditions on arrival, but warm temperatures took a toll as well, hence the number of towns needed.   Above, Lt. Geoff Daley and FF Gary Faccone head up the ladder to vent the roof, as multiple hand lines were utilized to extinguish the fire.  

Flying Goose fire - Close Call

posted May 27, 2016, 8:52 AM by Jason Lyon   [ updated Jun 29, 2016, 11:29 AM ]

5/27/2016 The New London Fire responded to a report of fully involved building fire at #40 Andover Road, The Flying Goose Pub.  Upon arrival, they found a fire advancing up the exterior of the restaurant, that was quickly extinguished. This fire was ignited by improperly disposed of smoking material, which started in the bark mulch.  This highlights the importance of not discarding cigarettes in bark mulch, as this is the 6th incident in the last few weeks. 

Fire Prevention Month is here!

posted Oct 12, 2015, 10:44 AM by Jason Lyon


Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm. If you didn’t know that, you’re not alone. An online questionnaire distributed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) showed that less than half (42 percent) of approximately 36,000 respondents did not know that a smoke alarm should be installed in each bedroom of the home.

In an effort to better educate the public about this “sleepy” smoke alarm requirement, NFPA – the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years – today announced “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm” as the theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 4-10, 2015. NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code®, requires a smoke alarm in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home.

Sparky the Fire Dog® announces “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm” as theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2015

“While we’ve long suspected that many people don’t know they need a smoke alarm in each bedroom, the questionnaire we posted last year confirmed those suspicions,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. “Fire Prevention Week presents the perfect opportunity to better educate the public about this potentially life-saving message.”

According to NFPA statistics, half of all U.S. home fire deaths occur at night between the hours of 11:00 pm and 7:00 am, when people are most likely to be sleeping. Having a working smoke alarm in the home cuts the risk of dying in a fire in half. These facts underscore the extreme importance of having working smoke alarms in all bedrooms.

“Because fires can happen when people are sleeping, having working smoke alarms in bedrooms is a critical element of home fire safety,” said Carli, who notes that three out of every five U.S. home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. “Smoke alarms can make the difference between life and death in a fire by alerting people in time to escape safely, but they need to be installed in all the required locations, including all bedrooms, and they need to be working.” 

NFPA will be teaming up with its Fire Prevention Week partners – the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA),Domino’sThe Home DepotCVS HealthLEGOLAND® Florida and LEGOLAND® California – to promote “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm” through a series of fun, engaging events and activities this fall. For more information about smoke alarms and this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, visit www.firepreventionweek.org.

2 Alarm fire on Stoneybrook Rd

posted Apr 15, 2015, 1:41 PM by Jason Lyon

April 8, 2015, at 1:12pm, the New London Fire Department was dispatched to a garage fire on Stoney Brook Road. Upon arrival, heavy fire was found in the attached garage and extending into the house. Two hand lines were stretched and knocked down the majority of the fire in the garage and first floor. Crews moved to the second floor of the house while attempting to locate the fire that was spreading through a crawl space and the attic. While attacking the fire on the second floor a smoke explosion (back-draft) occurred causing the ceiling to collapse on four firefighters. None of the firefighters were injured and the rest of the fire was knocked down saving the house from serious fire damage. The New London Fire Department was joined on scene by Newbury, Sutton, Sunapee, Warner and Wilmot Fire Departments and Springfield Fire covered the New London fire station. Embers from a fire pit being used for maple sugaring is believed to be the cause of the fire.


2014 Toys for Tots

posted Nov 21, 2014, 8:52 AM by Jason Lyon   [ updated Dec 1, 2014, 6:03 AM ]

          

Its that time of year again, the New London Fire Department will be collecting new, unwrapped toys, for Toys for Tots. The collection hours at the fire station will start Sunday, December 7th and go until Saturday, December 13th, between the hours of 8am and 6pm. Additional drop off sites will be located at the following:

                      - 237 Main St, New London Fire Department
                      - 253 Main St, Morgan Hill Bookstore
                      - 347 Main St, Colby Real Estate
                      - 247 Newport Rd, Colonial Pharmacy 
                      - 259 Newport Rd, Mascoma Savings Bank
         Suz Burmann is the Best....


Is it the Flu or Ebola?

posted Nov 3, 2014, 9:16 AM by Jason Lyon   [ updated Nov 3, 2014, 9:16 AM ]



3 Alarm Fire at New London Business

posted Oct 31, 2014, 9:17 AM by Jason Lyon   [ updated Oct 31, 2014, 1:06 PM ]

At 5:20 am on Thursday, October 30, New London Fire Department was advised of a possible fire around the 1500 block of King Hill Road. Companies arrived to find heavy fire showing the D-Side of the New London Wood Products kiln building. The main body of the fire was knocked down in the first 20 minutes, but because of the tightly packed fire wood in the kiln it took firefighters awhile to get all the fire completely out.
Photo Credit: Dan Wolf

Engine 2 Project moving along

posted Oct 8, 2014, 7:27 AM by Jason Lyon

As you can imagine refurbishing a fire truck is no small task. This week Valley Fire Equipment has started the process of re-painting Engine 2. 

Engine 2 at Valley Fire Equipment for part 2 of refurb

posted Oct 2, 2014, 12:16 PM by Jason Lyon   [ updated Oct 2, 2014, 12:20 PM ]

Our Engine 2 has been at Valley Fire Equipment in Bradford, NH for the second part of its refurbishment. The second part will consist of removing all the corrosion on the cab, re-painting the cab, and various minor problems the 13 year old truck has. We look forward to getting this vital piece of apparatus back soon.   



NLFD Sporting New Pink T's!

posted May 23, 2014, 5:20 PM by Samantha Cleveland   [ updated Jul 8, 2014, 8:54 AM ]


May 2014: The New London Fire Department sporting new pink NLFD t-shirts in support for one of our own!

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