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Tyngsborough Fire Department
The Town of Tyngsborough is protected by a Combination Fire Department; with the advantage of a small on duty staff 24 hours a day / 7 days a week, and on call firefighters that respond when there is a need for additional staffing. While some of the firefighting staff have been hired for full time hours, and others may work part time; all firefighting staff are Call Firefighters and respond to call backs when off duty.
Mission of the Tyngsborough Fire Department is to protect the lives, and preserve the property of the residents, visitors, students, and businesses in the community; and partner with other agencies and businesses contributing to the advancement of the quality of life in the Town of Tyngsborough. This Mission is accomplished through a number of programs including:
-Emergency response to fires, accidents, and other emergencies.
-Emergency Medical Services.
-Investigation of the origin and cause of fire and explosions.
-Fire prevention preplanning, buildings plan reviews and inspections
-Public fire and life safety education.
Tyngsborough Fire Department Year in Review 2017
Fire Chief: Wes Russell
Deputy Chiefs: Jay Newton, Pat Sands
The Fire Department responds to the emergency, and sometimes non-emergency needs of the residents, businesses, students, and visitors of our community. Fire suppression is not our most common responsibility, but often the most challenging. The Town experienced 3 multiple alarm fires in 2017 displacing residents and businesses and requiring mutual aid from neighboring communities. Most emergency calls are for Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and many of those are Motor Vehicle Accidents. The Fire Department began operating the Ambulance service in late 2016, and throughout 2017 has proven to be hugely successful. Call volume and revenue are higher than projected, residents that have used the service have given overwhelmingly positive feedback, and the firefighters are proud to be providing a new service to the community. In addition to emergency response; the Fire Department provides a comprehensive community Fire Prevention program including building plans review for fire alarm and suppression systems, fire and safety inspections of commercial and residential buildings, and public fire and safety education programs focused primarily towards children and seniors.
2017 has been a year of significant transition for the Fire Department. Chief Tim Madden retired in the Fall of 2016 after 20 years serving as Chief and many more on the department. Deputy Chief Wes Russell was promoted to Chief and was sworn in the last week in December. The department continues to evolve; with the challenge of recruiting and retaining Call Firefighter’s, the department shifts to having more on duty staff. The current staffing is 4 Firefighter/EMTs in the center station 24/7, allowing for immediate response of both ambulance and fire engine, or sending out the back-up ambulance. Following is a breakdown of calls for 2017
Total Responses: 1581
|Ambulance: 1185||Transports: 779||Building Fire: 6||Chimney Fire: 4|
|Fire/other: 3||Vehicle/Equipment Fire: 9||Brush Fire: 4||Mutual Aid: 13|
|Activated Alarm: 232||Haz-Mat: 3||MVA: 201||Extrication: 2|
|Assist the Public: 109||Smoke Investigation: 8||Carbon Monoxide: 3||Electrical: 25|
|Other Calls: 87|
Also in 2017 Pat Sands was his promoted
from Captain to Deputy Chief.
P.A.L Visit: Great job by all the kids and adults who helped out washing the trucks.
Shed Fire: This occurred during our last Nor'easter; it was started by a generator in a shed behind the owner's home. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire, but extensive overhaul was needed.
Fight For Air Climb: Members of the FD participated for a second year in a row, climbing 80 Flights to raise money for the American Lung Association.
TFD @ the Nashua Regional Training Simulator. Live burn drill November 2017
TFD @ the Nashua Regional Training Simulator. Live burn drill!Posted by Tyngsborough Fire Department on Saturday, November 4, 2017