Milton Fire-Rescue hopes everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving celebration. Whether it was with family, friends or just yourself, we hope you reflected on what is important to you. As we move into December we would like to remind our followers that we are always willing to answer your call for service. No matter how mundane the call may seem to some, it is not to us, we will answer your call with the utmost professionalism possible. We have always strived for and continue the tradition of pride through professionalism and being there for our community. After all, we are ultimately public servants, willing and able to serve your needs.
We were busy in November answering a total of 66 calls for service. We are on pace to exceed our previous record number of calls in a year by approximately 30. It really puts in to perspective the demand on the department. We are prepared to answer the call whenever it's received, however, it is important to note our increase in call volume and subsequent increased pressure on the department to continue our mission. Our leaders work hard every day to ensure our service is not only not interrupted but continuously gets better. One of the most important changes we have made is increasing our service level of both ambulances. We are now NH State certified at the Paramedic level. This positioned our ambulances to not require a response from Frisbie Memorial Hospital while our Paramedic is on duty. Our Paramedic works an average of two shifts a week from 6a-6p. Our ambulance is equipped to handle transports from the Basic Life Support transports to the highest level of Advanced Life Support available pre-hospital. We will still utilize our friends at Frisbie Memorial Hospital for not only our intercepts as our providers see fit, but for mutual aid as well. This will help relieve some of their pressure as well.
As Christmas approaches, we would like to remind all the homeowners to keep your christmas trees that require watering, watered. Having a dried out christmas tree poses a huge threat to life if a fire occurred. Check the water level everyday. Ensuring all the decorative lights are intact and no electrical shorts are presents will help alleviate some of the risk as well. Holidays can be stressful, please keep in mind your personal safety and stress levels as the holidays approach. We would like to wish a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you reading this. Remember
B E S A F E
and make good decisions.
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