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.
Ramspott Awarded by the Sunapee Fire & EMS Department
At the Annual Sunapee Fire & EMS Department's Firemens Dinner on April 22, 2017 Betty Ramspott was awarded both the Outstanding Firefighter and Sunapee Outstanding Citizen Awards.
Betty has been Sunapee's Town Clerk & Tax Collector since March 1997. Betty has worked tirelessly to keep Sunapee at the front of the line when it comes to automobile and boat registrations.