One injured in deck collapse

On March 27, a person was injured after a deck that was under construction collapsed at 2 Germantown Road. 

Emergency crews arrived to find someone on top of the collapsed deck, who was then found to have non-life threatening injuries after being assessed by the medical team. 

Authorities did not identify the person. 

The injured person was removed from the debris and taken to the hospital. 

The remaining portion of the original deck was found to be unstable and would require shoring to prevent further collapse. Crews then stabilized the deck and constructed a two-post vertical shore. 

The Derry Fire Department has heavy rescue equipment, originally purchased through Homeland Security grants and capital budgeting. This equipment is designed to support building collapse and trench rescues. Crews receive regular training on shoring operations, trench rescue, and many have attended FEMA Rescue Systems I & II training.

Indoor fitness begins

Derry Parks and Recreation hosts indoor fitness classes with safety and all COVID-19 protocols in place, at Veterans Hall, 31 West Broadway. Classes include Tai Chi, wellness walking, Zumba and line dancing. Classes are ongoing and schedules are updated on the Recreation Department’s online site. All indoor safety policies must be followed. For information about the programs, call the recreation office at 603-432-6136 or visit

Fishing derby set

The Derry Lions Club, in partnership with Derry Parks and Recreation, will hold its annual youth fishing derby at Hood Pond off Rollins Street on Saturday, May 1, 8 a.m. to noon. This event is for youth age 15 and younger. There is an option to register online through April 28. There is no cost to participate in the fishing derby but donations are welcome. All guidelines for safety will be followed. Participant ribbons will be awarded to the first 100 young anglers and raffles for fishing gear and a concession stand are included. For additional information call Derry Parks and Recreation at 603-432-6136.



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