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2017_03_22_dog_rescue

March 22, 2017 Water Rescue of a Dog from Sandy Pond, National Street

Prepared by:

Deputy Chief George A Walker

Incident type: Water Rescue (Dog)


Incident date: 03/22/2017
Time of Incident: 1126
Incident Location: NATIONAL ST SANDY POND & PARK
Property Owners Name:
Property Owners Address:
Incident Commander: Lt. Matthew Perault
Number of NFR Engines in response: 1
Number of NFR Ladder trucks in response: 1
Other NFR apparatus in response: Marine Units (2)
Number of NFR personnel in response: 10
First NFR unit on scene: Engine 2 ​
Rescues: Nashua Fire Rescue responded to Sandy Pond on National Street @ 1126 on Wednesday March 22, 2017 for a report of a dog that had fallen through the ice. Engine 2 and Ladder 2 along with the 2 Marine Units (boats) were dispatched. Engine 2 arrived and reported a dog in the water approximately 50-60 feet from shore. Ladder 2 Crew members quickly donned water rescue suits (a type of waterproof floating insulated exposure suit). One member was tied off with a rescue rope and made his way out to the dog, who was struggling to stay afloat. The rescuer grabbed the dog and secured him as the crew members on shore pulled them both safely to shore. The dog by the name of Whiskey was quickly wrapped in blankets and moved to an AMR ambulance and warmed. The dog was cold and shivering, did not appear to have suffered any injuries and was reunited with its owner. ​
Injuries (number of, gender, general severity): None
Number of persons transported to medical facilities (NFR members and/or public): None ​
Public Service Announcement: Warmer temperatures and the increasing strength of the sun have thawed frozen lakes and streams, rendering them unsafe. Please refrain from venturing out on the ice and make sure pets are secured around open bodies of water. ​
​ For a general description of Nashua Fire Rescue and additional information concerning the municipality please visit http://www.nashuafire.com.

2017_03_14_Wendys Fire

March 14, 2017, Building Fire, 631 Amherst Street


​Prepared by: Deputy Chief George A Walker [ T ]
Incident type: Building Fire
Incident date: 03/14/2017
Time of Incident: 2251
Incident Address: 631 AMHERST ST WENDY'S
Property Owners Name
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Property Owners Address:
Incident Commander
: Deputy Chief George Walker
Number of NFR Engines in response: 3
Number of NFR Ladder trucks in response: 2
Other NFR apparatus in response:
Number of NFR personnel in response: 20
First NFR unit on scene: Engine 5

Actions
: Nashua Fire Rescue responded for a report of a building fire at a Wendy's on Amherst St. after receiving a call from a plow driver reporting fire coming from the eaves. Engine 5 arrived on scene and reported fire coming from the facade along roof of the building. A working fire was requested bringing and additional Engine and Ladder to the scene. Crews quickly placed 2 hose lines into operation knocking down the bulk of the fire. A primary search confirmed that the restaurant was closed and there was no one inside at the time. Fire caused extensive damage to the outside facade that runs along the outer edge of the roof line. There was some water and smoke damage to the interior of the structure Special Hazards encountered: Snow and windy weather conditions hampered efforts as crews had to locate and shovel fire hydrant that were buried in snow.

Injuries (number of, gender, general severity):
No injuries reported
Investigation status: Under investigation by the Nashua Fire Marshals Office

Public Service Announcement
: Please adopt and clear a hydrant near you. A snow covered hydrant hampers our firefighting efforts. For a general description of Nashua Fire Rescue and additional information concerning the municipality please visit http://www.nashuafire.com.