Town of Alton

Official Website of Alton, New Hampshire

Alton Fire & Rescue


The Alton Fire & Rescue is made up of 30 dedicated members, with a combination of Fire and EMS certifications. The majority of the membership is made up of Alton residents and neighbors. The Central station is staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week, with 2 per diem employees; and Monday thru Friday 8 am – 430pm with a full-time secretary and full-time chief. The Deputy Chief/Inspector is a 20 hour a week permanent part-time position with rotating days in the office.

Services Provided

The Alton Fire & Rescue provides many services to the citizens and visitors to the town of Alton. The staff is trained up to the Firefighter III level for firefighting, and up to the paramedic level for emergency medical care. Beyond firefighting and emergency medicine; members are trained in mitigating many other emergency and non-emergency procedures such as:

  • Rescue from heights
  • Ice Rescue
  • Water Rescue
  • Wilderness/Mountain Rescue
  • Hazardous Materials Management
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Home or Auto Lockouts
  • Public Education


The Alton Fire & Rescue responded to 931 calls for service in 2019. The break down was as follows:

  • Structural Fires (Including chimney/oven/room and contents, etc…) – 30
  • Miscellaneous Fires- 9
  • EMS Calls – 547
  • Motor Vehicle Crashes – 73
  • Rescue – 9
  • Alarm Activations - 79
  • Hazardous Conditions (No fire, but includes fuel spills and CO calls) – 37
  • Service Calls (Including lift assist, lockouts, good intent calls, etc.) – 147


The mission of the Alton Fire and Rescue is to provide, high-quality Fire, Rescue, Medical, and Environmental hazard mitigation, to the citizens and visitors of the Town of Alton. This mission will be accomplished through, staffing, training, and public education.

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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