ALERTS: The tax rate and tax bills have been slightly delayed as we work through the process without an assessor. The rate setting is now with the State DRA, and we are hopeful that they will approve a rate in the near future
A very big congratulations, and best wishes to, Seabrook Fire Department Captain Marc Bibeau, who was formally sworn in on February 22, 2017. Thank you to Fire Chief William Edwards, who made the ceremony, at the Seabrook Fire Department possible. The video of the event is below.
The brand new ambulance procured by the Seabrook Fire Department has arrived, and is now “on the street.” This ambulance is financed with revenues from the ambulance service, with no impact to our tax rate. The Seabrook Fire Department, with a highly trained group of EMT’s and medics, provides first rate ambulance service to the people of Seabrook. Congratulations to Chief Edwards and Deputy Perkins.
The Seabrook Board of Selectmen presented retiring Fire Captain Harold Hewlett a citation recognizing and honoring his service to the Town of Seabrook in a career that spanned thirty plus years. Congratulations and best wishes to Tuggy as he begins his retirement, and thank you for his outstanding service to our residents.
On Monday November 16, 2015 the Seabrook Board of Selectmen recognized a group of Seabrook Firefighters for quick and heroic service that saved the life of a Seabrook resident. The Board of Selectmen presented Citations to each firefighter involved in the call. Chief William Edwards outlined the details of the call at the meeting, and those details are listed here. Congratulations to the Firefighters:
Capt. Harold Hewlett (Driver)
FF Rayenold Perkins (Secondary Pt Caregiver)
FF Barry Sargent (Dispatch)
FF Jeremy Wright (Primary Pt Caregiver)
FF Russell Eaton (Third Pt Caregiver)
On-Call Member FF Nathan Mawson (Ride Along)
The description of the event by Chief Edwards:
On August 30th the Seabrook Fire Department was called for a patient found unresponsive and pulseless by family members. The Family activated the emergency medical response system by calling 911. When Seabrook Fire arrived on scene the family was doing CPR on the Patient. The crew took over CPR and attached an EKG monitor. The patient needed to be intubated and then defibrillated (shocked) 9 times. The 9th shock returned the patient’s heart rhythm to a normal rhythm. Various medications were given by the the EMS crew both during and after the shocks were delivered. Weeks later this patient was able to return home. The patient’s return home is a combination of his family taking immediate action and also their early activation of the emergency medical response system.
Too many calls like this we arrive too late or our interventions are not successful. Thankfully this was not one of those times. I am extremely proud of our members hard work and dedication to their craft, their response during a very stressful and intense scene, and their ability to make sound, life saving decisions when seconds mattered. I would also like to take this time to thank the Board of Selectmen for recognizing this crew’s extraordinary actions on this call. The constant support our Board shows to all the departments in this town is what helps make this town such a great place to work and more importantly a great place to live.
On Friday November 13, 2015 the Seabrook Fire Department had the swearing in of Fire Captain Kevin Janvrin, held at the Fire Department. The ceremony was attended by area Chiefs, as well as by the Board of Selectmen, and was the first to be held right at the Seabrook Fire Station. Captain Janrin was “pinned” by his mom. We look forward to Captain Janvrin’s continuing service to the citizens of Seabrook.
The Seabrook Fire Department will hold an open house to launch its new Explorer program at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Youth from ages 14 to 20 are welcome to attend. Guardians are asked to accompany youth under the age of 18. Explorer posts are part of the Boy Scouts of America’s Learning for Life program. More information can be found at www.nhscouting.org/exploring, or by calling Seabrook Fire Department at 474-2611.
The Seabrook Fire Department has made a presentation on the need for a Platform Truck, which is Article #29 on this years ballot. It is an excellent presentation by the Firefighters, bringing some technical details that are vitally important to the discussion. This presentation is currently running on Channel 22.