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January 2, 2017 Vehicle Rollover, 9 Sagamore Road



Prepared by: Deputy Chief Glen J MacDonald

Incident type: Single vehicle rollover crash with entrapment
Incident date: 01/02/2017
Time of Incident: 1656
Incident Location: 9 SAGAMORE RD
Incident Commander: Lieutenant Nathan Armstrong (Engine 6)
Number of NFR Engines in response: 1
Number of NFR Ladder trucks in response: 1
Other NFR apparatus in response: Deputy
Chief Number of NFR personnel in response: 10
First NFR unit on scene: Engine 6

​Nashua Fire Rescue responded to a single vehicle rollover crash on Sagamore Road. The seventeen year old driver was entrapped in a Chrysler Sebring. Crews used hydraulic tools and rescue jacks to extricate the driver. He was transported to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries.

​For a general description of Nashua Fire Rescue and additional information concerning the municipality please visit http://www.nashuafire.com.

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January 2, 2017 Vehicle into Building, 65 Harbor Ave.



Prepared by: Deputy Chief George A Walker

Incident type: Vehicle into a Building
Incident date: 01/02/2017
Time of Incident: 0235
Incident Location: 65 HARBOR AVE
Property Owners Name: Justin Kates
Property Owners Address: Same
Incident Commander: Deputy Chief George Walker
Number of NFR Engines in response: 2
Number of NFR Ladder trucks in response: 1
Other NFR apparatus in response: 1
Number of NFR personnel in response: 14
First NFR unit on scene: Engine 4

Incident: Nashua Fire Rescue responded for a report of a car into a building. Engine 4 arrived on scene with a single vehicle that had crashed into a 2 family house and then came to rest against a second multi-family home. Engine 4 reported that the gas meter had been torn away from the home and gas was flowing from a severed pipe. A 1-3/4" hose line was stretched to dissipate the gas and to protect the crew while they worked to shut of the gas at the valve. Crews monitored the home for natural gas which had begun to fill the home. Crews ventilated the home until LEL levels were down to 0. 3 additional homes were evacuated as a precaution until the area was deemed safe. There was extensive structural damage to #65 Harbor Ave and minor outside damage to #63 Harbor Ave. The 2 occupants of # 65 were sleeping at the time of the accident and were awakened by the loud crash but were not injured. The driver of the vehicle, a Chevrolet Tahoe was not injured in the accident, which is being investigated by Nashua Police. Liberty Utilities was requested to the scene to isolate the gas to the building, and the Building department was requested due to the structural damage to #65 Harbor Ave.

​Accomplishments:
Gas was quickly shut off to the building, preventing a dangerous buildup of gas in the home or surrounding buildings.
Injuries (number of, gender, general severity): None
Investigation status: The accident is under investigation by Nashua Police.

​ For a general description of Nashua Fire Rescue and additional information concerning the municipality please visit http://www.nashuafire.com.

December 24, 2016 Carbon Monoxide Incident, 4 Baymeadow Dr.



Prepared by: Deputy Chief George A Walker

Incident type: Carbon Monoxide Issue
​Incident date:
12/24/2016
Time of Incident: 2138
Incident Location: 4 BAYMEADOW DR
Property Owners Name:
Property Owners Address:
Incident Commander: Lt. Matthew Parzych
Number of NFR Engines in response: 2
Number of NFR Ladder trucks in response: 1
Other NFR apparatus in response: 1
Number of NFR personnel in response:
First NFR unit on scene: Engine 5
Was detection equipment present, did it function, and did it alert occupants (CO / smoke detectors)? Yes

Action: Nashua Fire Rescue responded to 4 Baymeadow Dr. for a odor of gas. Engine 5 arrived and found the occupants of the home outside. Lt. Parzych was informed that several occupants were feeling ill with one occupant stating he had a headache and had become nauseous. E5 and Ladder 1 monitored the home and found CO reading of 32 ppm (parts per million) on the first floor and 45 ppm on the second floor. The home was ventilated and an ALS unit was requested to evaluate one patient. Crews investigated and determine the cause to be a faulty operating gas range. Liberty Utilities was requested and arrived. They ruled out any issue with the Furnace or water heater. Further investigation determines that the gas Range was not operating properly. Gas was shut to the unit and the home was again ventilated. Several occupants were evaluated by AMR and no hospital transport was required. The home was monitored once again and CO levels were at lowered to 0 ppm. The occupants were advised to have a CO detector on each level of the home.

Injuries (number of, gender, general severity): One patient evaluated but not transported. Investigation status: Faulty operating Gas Range.

​Gas was shut off to the Range. Occupants were advised that not to use the range until a service tech could make repairs.

​ Public Service Announcement: Nashua Fire Rescue recommends a properly operating Carbon Monoxide Detector should be installed on each level of your home.

​ For a general description of Nashua Fire Rescue and additional information concerning the municipality please visit http://www.nashuafire.com.

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December 24, 2016 Building Fire, 12 Ferry Road



Prepared by: Deputy Chief George A Walker

Incident type: Building Fire
Incident date: 12/24/2016
Time of Incident: 1051
Incident Location: 12 FERRY RD
Property Owners Name: Wendell Harmon
Property Owners Address: Same
Incident Commander: Deputy Chief George A Walker
Number of NFR Engines in response: 3
Number of NFR Ladder trucks in response: 2
Other NFR apparatus in response: 1
Number of NFR personnel in response: 22
First NFR unit on scene: Engine 1
Was detection equipment present, did it function, and did it alert occupants (CO / smoke detectors)? Yes

Actions: Nashua Fire Rescue received a 911 call from the occupant/owner of 12 Ferry Road, reporting a fire in the roof/attic of his home. 2 Engines and a Ladder were dispatched along with the Deputy Chief. Engine 1 from the Amherst Street Station arrived on scene and found a one story single family home with smoke showing from the roof. Engine 1 quickly stretched a 1-3/4" hose line into the home. Opening the ceiling above the first floor living space, they discovered fire burning in the attic. A working fire was requested bringing an additional Engine and Ladder to the scene. A second line was stretched as a backup hose line, and Ladder 1 ventilated (cut a ventilation hole) the roof. Occupants were able to evacuate on their own, but crews quickly performed a primary search of the home for occupants, to ensure all were safely evacuated. The additional arriving engine and ladder quickly covered the furnishings and personal property inside the home with tarps to protect and prevent additional damage. The home sustained extensive fire damage to the attic and roof area, along with moderate heat, smoke and fire damage throughout the home.

Accomplishments: The swift placement of hose lines and the roof ventilation by first arriving crews were crucial in limiting the spread of the fire. Early salvage work (covering contents with tarps) prevented widespread damage of personal contents. Christmas gifts within the home were covered as well, to the relief of the home owners.

​Injuries (number of, gender, general severity):
No injuries to civilians or firefighters Investigation status: Possible electrical in nature but under investigation by the Nashua Fire Marshals office

​ For a general description of Nashua Fire Rescue and additional information concerning the municipality please visit http://www.nashua fire.com.

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December 17, 2016 F.E. Everett Turnpike, Multiple Accidents


Prepared By: Deputy Chief Glen Macdonald

​ Nashua Fire Rescue responded to five separate accidents on the Everett turnpike due to slippery road conditions.

​The first accident occurred a 0838. It was southbound between exits 3 and 2. A vehicle went over the guard rail and rolled down a steep embankment. It landed on its roof approximately 60 feet from the roadway. The occupant of this vehicle was out of the vehicle, walking around when apparatus arrived. He was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.

​At 0931 Nashua Fire Rescue responded to an accident southbound just before exit 3. A single vehicle hit the jersey barrier in the high speed lane. The occupant of this vehicle was not injured.

​At 1449 Nashua Fire Rescue responded to an automobile accident northbound just before Exit 2. This was a single vehicle accident. There were no injuries.

​At 1458 Nashua Fire Rescue responded to 2 separate accidents northbound just past exit 2. One accident involved a single vehicle in the high speed lane. This vehicle hit the jersey barrier. The occupant of the vehicle was not injured. The second accident involved 2 vehicles hitting the guard rail in the breakdown lane. There were no injuries at this accident.

​Nashua Fire Rescue, Nashua Police, NH State Police, and NH DOT responded to these incidents and provided scene safety.