Town of Alton

Official Website of Alton, New Hampshire

Welcome to Alton Fire & Rescue

The mission of the Alton Fire/Rescue Department is to provide the citizens of Alton with effective and efficient Fire, Medical, Rescue, and Environmental Protection Services. This mission is to also provide other necessary emergency services essential to the health, safety, and well-being of the community. These services include, but are not limited to, pre-hospital care, emergency medical services and transportation, hazardous rescue, and the mitigation of man-made or natural catastrophes.

The Department is made up of 39 call members including a full-time secretary, a part-time Chief, and a part-time Deputy Chief who is also the Town's Fire Inspector.

There are 2 per diem members on duty from 7am-7pm, 7 days a week at the Central Station.

We also provide EMS coverage at night on a year round basis where 2 scheduled members respond from home. This coverage is paid for entirely from ambulance revenue and not raised from tax dollars.

We responded to 741 calls in 2013 -- 211 fire, 383 EMS which included 86 motor vehicle collisions and 61 calls for service -- making us one of the busiest on-call departments in the Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid Association. The Department covers approximately 70 square miles of land (one of the largest towns in the state of NH) and 20 square miles of water including 17 miles of shoreline and 9 inhabited islands. The population of Alton in the 2010 census was 5,250 increasing to an estimated 10,000 in the summer.

Our #1 priority is public safety and personal protection. Committed to Community Service

24 hrs/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/yr

Free Burn Permits are available at the Central Fire Station during business hours (M-F 8:00AM to 4:30PM) at 65 Frank C Gilman Highway Alton, NH.

You may also obtain a Permit to Burn online 24/7 through the State of NH Division of Forest and Lands Website. Please note that the State does charge a few dollars for the online permits.

You MUST print out a copy of the permit to have on site of the location where you are burning!

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Ambulance Billing Policies

Ambulance Billing for Residents
Ambulance Billing for Non Residents

You have an emergency. You are counting on us to find you. Did you know that you can help us find you? You can with a Reflective Address Sign.

These signs are 18" x 6" with 4" high lettering - Alton Ordinance compliant - pre-drilled and ready to momunt with your e911 street address number. Signs can be one or two sided, vertical or horizontal. They are available for purchase ($20) at the Alton Central Fire Station on Route 140. Checks are made payable to the Alton Firemen's Association.

Call us at 603-875-0222 or stop by if you have any questions.

If you are in need of a KNOX BOX for your property because you have an alarm system, you can order it from the Knox Corporation's website. The link provided below will take you to their website. Enter in "Alton" for City and "NH" for State. Add the item(s) that you would like to purchase to the cart and fill in any of the requested information needed for approval.

Once you enter in the requested information, the Alton Fire Department will be able to approve your purchase. This approval will enable you to make a payment.

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Department Training includes Fire and EMS

  • Risk Watch Program
  • Fire Prevention Program
  • Fire-setters Intervention Team "FIT" Program

Click on the links below to go to FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI) for their On-Line courses. These are Interactive Web Based courses for ICS 700, 100 & 200. They are REQUIRED courses for ALL MEMBERS. Courses should be taken in the sequence shown.

On successful completion, print your certificate and send it to the Fire Chief.

1. ICS 700 (IS-700.a NIMS An Introduction)
2. ICS 100 (IS-100.b Introduction to Incident Command System, I-100)
3. ICS 200 (IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents)

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