Police & Fire
The cookbooks "Cookin' with Fire" are selling like hotcakes. It's a great collection of our members favorite recipes and a few funny ones as well. They are on sale for $11 and all proceeds go to the Meadowood County Area Fire Department. To purchase a cookbook, please contact a MCAFD firefighter or call 603-313-3459.
From the Issue:May 2011
Spring Fire School is May 14th and 15th at the Training Center on Bowkerville Road in Fitzwilliam. Firefighters from around the county will be coming to take classes in SCBA, Auto Extrication, Pumps and more. If you are interested in seeing what goes on at Meadowood Fire School, please stop on by and while you are there have lunch with the Ladies Auxiliary at the Snack Shack.
June 4th is Meadowoods' Annual Golf Tournament at Bretwood Golf Course in Keene. There will be a shotgun start at 8 AM and an awards banquet to follow. The cost is $100 per player or $400 per team. Each player will get bagged snacks and two golf carts per foursome. To sponsor a hole it's $125. Interested people are asked to contact Chief Crowell at 603-352-3853 or Capt Fisher at 603-357-1031.
Members of the Meadowood County Area Fire Department have spent this winter compiling their favorite recipes into a cookbook; "Cookin' with Fire" that will be on sale in May. There are many great recipes from the very simple Chief's Cheeseburger to the unique Elephant Stew. The books will be on sale for $11. To purchase one, contact a Meadowood member or call 603-313-3459.
From the Issue:April 2011
There will be a dance to benefit the MCAFD on June 11, 2011 at Pelto's Barn with the band "Out on Bail". Tickets will be on sale before the 11th for $7 and at the door for $9. There will be food for sale and raffles. The dance is for people 21 years or older. The doors open at 7 PM and the band will play from 8PM - Midnight. Support Meadowood! Please contact a MCAFD member or call 603-313-3459.
The winter has definitely been long and hard on all of us. There have been some areas of concern but we know if everyone can help out just a little bit, we will better be able to serve our community that we love so much!
From the Issue:April 2011
Our first area of concern is the lower trailer park. (Woodland Park). We have noticed that the numbers on the trailers are quite small and have proven to be very difficult to see, especially at night. We are asking people to please put up larger house numbers so there will not be any delay in our response times.
Another area of concern is the apartments on Mill St. for they are not numbered at all. This can prove very frustrating for EMS, Fire and Police when trying to find you in an emergency.
The Troy Fire Department has had a couple of people writing grants for the past two years for Self Contained Breathing Apparatus and have had no success as of now. The Department has a grant through the County grant program that we are still waiting for a reply on. The Department has a warrant article for fourteen SCBA'S to be voted on at Town meeting. This is to be able to purchase the air packs if the grant falls through. The department will replace the eighteen packs that it currently has that range from 1978-1991 with fourteen new air packs. These packs are old and are put in a hazard environment most times they are used. Yes, they are maintained but should be replaced due to their age. The Department would like your support at Town Meeting.
From the Issue:March 2011
The next breakfast will be on March 12 from 7 to 10 AM. We thank everyone for their continued support.
The Troy Fire Department would like to thank Donald and Dori Upton for the donation to the Troy Fire Association, the donation will be used to purchase a wild lands 3 man mop-up kit and several feet of 3/4" mop-up hose to be put on the departments brush truck.
From the Issue:February 2011
The department has been working on several grants over the past few years with no success; this year we have submitted grants to FEMA and to the county grant programs. The grants are for Self Contained Breathing Apparatus and a filling station for then, Minitor Five pagers and Protective Clothing. We are also working with the mutual aid dispatch center and several other towns on a grant through the county for Minitor five pagers in which twenty of them would be issued to the town of Troy.
Our next breakfast will be on February 12, 2011 we have added blueberry pancakes and English muffins to our menu. Hope to see you there.
Recently in your mailboxes you may have found a letter from the Meadowood County Area Fire Department. This is our annual Fund Drive letter. MCAFD is a non-profit fire department that has provided trained fire/dive/rescue personnel and other specialized fire/rescue equipment free of charge to any town or city that requests our help for over 57 years. We raise our funds by grants, donations and other fund raisers through out the year. Meadowood is not supported by taxes or endowments.
From the Issue:February 2011
Meadowood provides training at night and on weekends for firefighters and EMTs on a schedule that meets the needs of the volunteer fire departments. The two basic levels of Firefighter Certification require over 300 hours (4 and 1/2 weeks) of training. Plus the many more hours of necessary training in Hazardous Materials, Terrorism, Rescue, EMS and Incident Command to enable the firefighters to do their job efficiently and safely. Meadowood provides an alternative to asking the volunteers to take time away from their family and work to spend weeks training at the Fire Academy in Concord, NH.
As another year goes by we would like to remind you to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors once a year. Make it a New Year’s Day tradition!
From the Issue:January 2011
The ice is starting to form on the ponds so make sure to check the ice before going on to the ponds or lakes to make sure it is safe
Our next breakfast is on January 8 hope to see you there.
With the Holidays approaching, we understand everyone is busy and we want to help with the baking. The Meadowood County Area Fire Department will be having a Pie/Bake Sale on December 18 from 10 AM - 2 PM at the Meadowood Assembly Hall. So mark your calendar and stop on by for your Christmas Pies.
From the Issue:December 2010