Annual Awards Presented
Sunapee Fire Chief Dan Ruggles and the Sunapee Board of Fire Engineers announce the recent awarding of the Sunapee Fire Department Association's Firefighter of the Year and Citizen of the Year Awards to Firefighter Richard Hamm and Shaun Carroll, Jr. Both received their recognitions in surprise presentations at the annual Sunapee Fireman's Dinner on April 14.
Hamm has served with the Sunapee Fire Department for 10 years as a member of Georges Mills Engine Company 3, now combined with Sunapee Engine Company 1. He has served for many years as the Vice-President of the Sunapee Fire Department Association. He assumed President duties last year upon the retirement of the Association President and was recently nominated by the members to serve as the elected President. Hamm owns a landscaping company and lives in Sunapee with his wife, daughter and son, who along with family members from out of State, attended the dinner and award ceremony.
Carroll was recognized for his long service to the Town of Sunapee as a 19-year member of the School Board. He retired from this Board earlier this year where he was the sitting Chairman. Carroll has volunteered in many other capacities for the benefit of the community schools. Through his business, Carroll Concrete, he has donated many goods and services for projects around Sunapee and the region. Carroll is also a Sunapee resident, living with his wife, son & daughter, who also joined him at the dinner.
The Sunapee Fire Department is accepting applications for members for firefighter and EMTs. Learn about the Sunapee Fire Department at the Town of Sunapee web site,
Firefighter Rich Hamm recieving the 2018 Sunapee Fire Department Sunapee resident Shaun Carroll, Jr being awarded
Association's Firefighter of the Year Award from Chief Dan Ruggles the Sunapee Fire Department Association's
while members, retirees and friends look on. 2018 Citizen of the Year Award from Dep. Chief
Toys for Tots Drive
On Sunday morning December 17 members of the Sunapee Fire & Police Departments staffed a collection point for the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive at the Safety Services Building. During the 3 hour collection period generous residents dropped off enough toys, bikes, stuffed animals and games to fill 4 large collection boxes. Several residents also dropped off cash donations which will be used to purchase more toys or be forwarded to the Toys for Tots distribution center.
A collection box will be available in the lobby of the Safety Services Building until the early afternoon of December 20, at which time the donated items will be brought to the regional collection center in White River Junction. Anyone with items to donate who may not be able to make to the Safety Services Building can call 763-5770 and make arrangements for pick up from a member of the fire or police department. Thank you to all residents who donated!
Toys for Tots collection team- FF Chris Melcher & daughter Tasha Carpenter,
Ofc. Noah Gooch and Dep. Chief Dana Ramspott. Also assisting was AEMT Dick Byrne.
Sunapee Fire Department Responds to Many Storm Related Calls
Between 8:30 pm on October 29 and 5:00 am on October 30 the Sunapee Fire Department responded to 12 calls for assistance for trees and wires down in roadways, yards and on vehicles. 10 calls were in Sunapee and 2 were requests for assistance from our neighbors in Croydon and New London.
None of the calls resulted in injuries to residents or members of the Department, though there was some minor damage sustained to private properties. The Fire Department and our public safety partners on the Sunapee Police and Public Works Departments assisted in marking and protecting scenes for repair.
Residents and property owners are reminded that repairs are still on-going by utility crews and to please give them space and time to safely and efficiently to do their jobs. The same holds true for DPW crews working on road repairs.
Firefighters and EMTs will be out this evening checking on residents who still have not had their electricty restored. Anyone with needs related to the outage can contact the Department at 763-5770 or through New London Dispatch at 526-2626.
If a downed utility line or dangerous road condition is observed you should stay away and immediately report the condition by calling 911 or Dispatch at 526-2626.
Sunapee Fire Assists Lake Sunapee Bank
The Sunapee Fire & EMS Department is a community service agency that not only responds to emergencies in Town and to assist neighboring departments, we also provide assistance to members of our community with specialized needs. When the flagpole rope at Lake Sunapee Bank broke, the facilities department did not have safe way to get to the top of the pole to thread a new rope through the pulley. A call was made to Chief Ruggles on August 2nd, 2017 for assistance with the project. The next day he sent Capt./EMT Steve Marshall and Lt. Corey Oxland to the bank with the ladder truck and the
pole was re-roped quickly and safely and the flag is flying again.