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  • The Town of Durham New Hampshire

    Durham Storm Report for Winter Storm “Juno”

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 10:30 AM

    Dear Members of the Community,

    Winter storm “Juno” has arrived and we estimate that 16+ inches had fallen as of 10 AM in Durham.

    By and large the storm response is going smoothly.  Most people have taken the advice of staying off of the roads. 

    A big blue pickup truck zoomed past me this morning as I turned from Canney Road onto Route 108 heading to the Town Hall.  The pickup truck driver tried to turn quickly onto the onramp to Route 4 and unfortunately … slid off into the ditch!  The driver was luckily able to back out and proceed on his way … much more slowly. 

    The conditions outdoors can be described at times as white out conditions.  If you do not have to be out of doors, please stay home and stay safe.

    Durham resident Duane Hyde sent a very nice email this morning that said,“Unbelievably, the ever reliable DPW came and got our trash!!!! Crazy.” 

    The reason we are running only one trash vehicle today is that typically we ha

    ve one person on the packer that collects trash and a second person on the recycling vehicle.  Durham is one of the few communities that collects trash in house and with one person per truck.  Unfortunately, during these blizzard conditions it is not safe to run the vehicles with only one driver so we are only running the packer today.  All other personnel are on the plow routes.  Please see more information below about today’s collection and the fact that the Transfer Station & Recycling Center is closed.

    Here is the latest report from Durham …

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  • New Tank 4 Placed in Service June 27, 2012

    The Administration Division is responsible for the strategic planning of the fire department, ll phases of budgeting, clerical activities and department operations, assignment of programs to the prevention and suppression divisions while establishing, administering and enforcing policies and procedures.

    The dedicated professionals of the Durham Fire Department are committed to providing quality fire protection and emergency services to the community.  We continue to face the expanding responsibilities and demands from the community while maintaining a cost-effective service.

    The fire service will be continuously challenged to meet the public's demands.  Our personnel successfully balance emergency response priorities with required staff responsibilities.  The strength of our organizational resources is enhanced due to our participatory management techniques and delegation of program responsibilities.