Fire Department

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PO Box 10009                      
Swanzey, NH 03446

(603) 358-6455
Emergency Dial 911
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Swanzey Fire Department to provide professional fire, rescue and advanced emergency medical services to the community.  These services are delivered by trained and dedicated career, part time and on call professionals working together to ensure safety.  Fire personnel provide quality emergency services with the primary objective of maintaining readiness and response capability.  It is our responsibility to take all necessary measures to protect lives, save property and to protect the health and safety of all department employees.

The Swanzey Fire Department is responsible for providing a professional response to the emergency needs of our community. The department's firefighters and emergency service technicians are assigned to three stations and ladder, engine and rescue companies.  Each station is supervised by a station captain and three lieutenants who oversee personnel and equipment to ensure readiness for all hazards requiring our response. The geographic orientation of the three stations provides a timely response to emergencies. 

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Fire Investigations and Reports
The Swanzey Fire Department investigates all fires, including fires in structures, motor vehicles and the woodlands, for the purposes of determining the fire cause and origin. 

Fire reports are available to residents, property owners and insurance claims specialist upon written request to:

Swanzey Fire Department
Attn: Fire Inspector, Deputy Chief Eric Mattson
PO Box 10009 
Swanzey, NH 03446

A $25 fee payable to the Town of Swanzey is required for all fire reports. Fire Reports for open investigations or fire investigations involving crimes are not available for distribution without approval of the Fire Chief. 

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Fire Codes, Rules and Standards

The state Fire Marshal shall adopt rules, with the approval of the commissioner of Safety, to be known as the state fire code, pursuant to RSA 541-A, to further the purposes of this chapter and such applicable fire safety and building laws as he shall deem necessary for the protection from fire and fire hazards for people in the state an for the general welfare of property and people within the state. 

154:1-d II Powers

The fire chief shall have the authority to enforce any local or state laws or rules pertaining to control of combustible or hazardous materials, or both, the design of exits, and any other fire safety measure including the state fire code enacted pursuant to RSA 153:5.

Codes and Standards adopted by the NH State Fire Code. 

  • NFPA 1 Uniform Fire Code-2009 Edition
  • NFPA 101 Life Safety Code-2015 Edition
  • NFPA 914 Code for Fire Protection of Historic Structures-2010 Edition
  • NFPA 54 National Fuel Gas Code-2015 Edition
  • NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code-2014 Edition
  • NFPA 30-Flammable and Combustible Liquids-2008 Edition, as amended by Saf-C 6000           
  • NFPA 31 Standard the installation of Oil-Burning Equipment-   2011 Edition
  • NFPA 211 Standard Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances 2013 Edition.
  • NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code-2013 Edition
  • NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems-2013 edition
  • NFPA 720 Carbon Monoxide Detection, as amended by Saf-C 6000
  • NFPA 96 Commercial Cooking Operations
Fire prevention services are accessed at the Swanzey Fire Department, 34 Main Street, Swanzey, New Hampshire or by calling 603-358-6455 and talking with the Fire Chief, Fire Inspector or other staff member.  Citizens who want to make a complaint regarding a life safety hazard or code violation may do so by completing the on line, Swanzey Fire Department, Request for Fire Prevention Services.  This request for service form may be brought to the Fire Station at 34 Main Street or mailed to PO Box 10009, Swanzey, N.H. 03446.

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Cooking, heating and electrical equipment are the leading causes of home fires - not to mention candles or smoking materials!  Swanzey Fire Department offers the following tips for protecting your home and family from fire:

  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.
  • Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater.
  • Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.
  • Replace or repair damaged or loose electrical cords.
  • If you smoke, smoke outside.
  • Use deep, wide ashtrays on a sturdy table.
  • Blow out all candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Avoid the use of candles in the bedroom and other areas where people may fall asleep.
The following tips will help keep your family safe if there is a fire in your home:

  • Install smoke alarms inside each bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home (including the basement).
  • Interconnect all smoke alarms in the home so when one sounds, they all sound.
  • Test smoke alarms at least monthly and replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old, or sooner if they do not respond when tested.
  • Make sure everyone in your home knows how to respond if the smoke alarm sounds.
  • Pull together everyone in your household and make a plan. Walk through your home and inspect all possible ways out.  If there are children in your household, consider drawing a floor plan of your home and marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors.
  • If you are building or remodeling your home, consider installing home fire sprinklers.

Eric Mattson 

Vincent Sanchez 

Station 1  
204 South Road  
East Swanzey    
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Station 1

Capt. Fisher 
Capt. Andrea Fisher 

Station 2  
620 Old Homestead Highway

Swanzey Center  
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Capt. Bell
 Capt. Keith Bell 

Station 3

34 Main Street
West Swanzey
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Station 3

Capt. Frazier
Capt. Tyson Frazier
Lt. Mark Lt. David Mark




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