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State Fire Marshal's Award of Excellence in Fire & Life Safety
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  • Has a student within your community used their fire and life safety education and knowledge to help prevent a possible fire and life safety incident by seeking out the appropriate assistance to insure that the situation is safer?

  • Has a student within your community responded appropriately during an emergency, by demonstrating key fire and life safety behaviors; dialing 911 to report an incident and calmly providing information to a dispatcher; or performed a lifesaving medical maneuver?

The State Fire Marshal's Award of Excellence in Fire & Life Safety award program recognizes New Hampshire students in public and private school grades prekindergarten through high school that do an outstanding act in the area of fire and life safety that benefits the lives and wellbeing of those around them. We want to recognize these home town heroes!

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Recipients of the State Fire Marshal's Award of Excellence in Fire & Life Safety

June 22, 2016

900-New IpswichOn Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at approximately 3:55am, 9 year old Isaiah Blais awoke to the smell of smoke and the sound of smoke alarms going off in his home. Upon looking out his bedroom window, Blais saw flames coming from the garage below. Instantly, Blais put his acquired fire and life safety education and family's escape plan into action. He woke his brother and together quickly went downstairs where they met their parents at the front door. Together they proceeded to exit the home and go to their meeting place where they awaited the arrival of the New Ipswich Fire Department. Shortly upon the arrival of the first due engine, the floor on that side of the house collapsed. If it were not for Isaiah's fast action the outcome could have been much worse.

On Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 6:00pm State Fire Marshal Degnan recognized Isaiah Blais as the first recipient of the State Fire Marshal's Award of Excellence in Fire & Life Safety at the New Ipswich Fire Department, New Ipswich. Young Isaiah received an Award of Excellence plaque, a certificate, a t-shirt, and a backpack of fire and life safety educational materials.

 

August 31, 2017

900-New IpswichOn Sunday, July 23, 2017 at approximately 4:15 pm, Harrison's Dad noticed the family barn had caught on fire. As he exited the home he yelled to Harrison to call 9-1-1. Harrison calmly picked up his 11mth old sister Marie, grabbed the telephone and left the home. He immediately went to the family's designated meeting spot where he met his 5yr old brother John. From the large oak tree he called 9-1-1. Upon the arrival of the fire department, the barn and home were fully involved. If it were not for Harrison's quick and calm actions the outcome could have been much worse.

On Thursday, August 31st Fire Marshal Degnan presented 8yr old Harrison with the NH State Fire Marshal's Award of Excellence in Fire & Life Safety at the Milan Fire Department, Milan. This award program recognizes students that do an outstanding act in the area of fire and life safety that benefits the lives and well-being of those around them. Harrison received an Award of Excellence plaque, a certificate and t-shirt as well as a backpack of fire and life safety education materials.

The Holt Family Proves that Conversations and Education on Fire and Life Safety Works!

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