New Hampton Fire Department


Employment Opportunities

 The New Hampton Fire Department is a combination department with predominantly per-diem and on-call staffing. We are a fire-based Ambulance service currently licensed at the AEMT level.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals of all experience levels, lateral transfers encouraged, to build our full-time staffing.

 Minimum Qualifications:

·         High School Diploma or equivalent

·         Pro Board or IFSAC Firefighter II

·         Nationally Registered as an Emergency Medical Technician

·         Current Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) or a lateral transfer as required by the State of NH

·         Must be able to pass a criminal record and driving background check.

·         Successful completion of an NFPA 1582 pre-employment physical

 Salary and Benefits Package:

The starting salary is based on certifications and years of experience.

The benefit package includes health and dental insurance, vacation, holiday pay, and State of New Hampshire Group 2 Retirement. 


Town of New Hampton Application for Employment

Cover letter, applicaiton, resume and fire and EMS transcripts will be accepted until filled. 

Please mail to:

Chief Scott Cathy

New Hampton Fire Department

26 Intervale Drive

New Hampton, NH 03256

 Or email to: 

Daily Fire Danger

Click here to go to the NH Division of Forest & Lands webpage to monitor daily fire danger.

Fire Department Contact Information


Fire Chief: Scott Cathy
Fire Chief, Forest Fire Warden, Emergency Management Director (EMD)

Contact Information:
Telephone: 603-744-2735
Fax: 603-744-6520

Physical & Mailing Address:
26 Intervale Drive, New Hampton, NH 03256

Business Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Please remember that our first obligation is as emergency responders; therefore we may not always be available.

Fire Permits:

The N.H. Forest Protection Bureau is encouraging anyone seeking a fire permit in New Hampshire to use the state’s online fire permit system in order to maintain social distancing that has been recommended by the Center for Disease Control as a way of reducing the spread of COVID-19. 

Fire permits (both daily and seasonal) may be obtained at the Fire Department during normal business hours. Fire permits are required for any recreational burning during the spring, summer and fall months. Fire permits are not required during the winter months as long as there is sufficient snow cover (defined as at least 2” deep in 100’ any direction from the center of the fire); a courtesy call to the Fire Department when burning during the winter months is appreciated. Below please find documents pertaining to fire permits:

Click here for the Landowner Permission Form:

A landowner permission form is required for any open burning on land that is not owned by the permit holder. The form must completely filled out EACH TIME permission is granted for burning (except in the cases of seasonal permissions). This form is PDF fillable and can be electronically signed and submitted. You may also fill out the form, print it, and return it in-person, by email, or by fax. They are also available in person at the Fire Department.

Click here for the State of New Hampshire Fire Permit Regulation Pamphlet :
Briefly explains the laws regarding permitted fires.

Click here for the State of New Hampshire - Category I & II Fire Specifications Sheet :
Briefly explains the difference between Category I and Category II camp/cooking fires.

Click here for Fire Permits FAQs
Answers the two most common questions regarding fire permits.


(prior to beginning work):

  1. The Selectmen's Office requires submission of a Building Permit Application (for any installation or reinstallation of any fossil fuel, propane, electrical or interior wood fired heating systems) which can be obtained either at their office, or printed from the Town's website by going to "Info Center", "Building Permits" (completing the portions noted in Blue text). 
  2. A separate permit (below) is required by the Fire Department.

Below are links to the LP/Natural Gas Permit, Oil Burner Permit, Pressure Test Affidavit, and a Wood/Pellet Appliance Permit. These forms are PDF fillable and can be electronically signed and submitted. You may also fill out the form, print it, and return it in-person, by email to, or by fax. They are also available in person at the Fire Department.

* IMPORTANT:  Installation or reinstallation of any fossil fuel, electrical or interior wood fired heating systems, regardless of the size of the building, shall require a Building Permit (Selectmen's Office), and the appropriate Fire Department permit/affidavit below, followed by an inspection and approval for any fossil fuel or interior wood-fired heating system.  

LP – Natural Gas Permit *
Oil Burner Permit *
Pressure Test Affidavit 
Wood/Pellet Appliance Permit *

Ambulance Bill Pay:

Ambulance bills are processed through our billing company, Quick Med Claims, out of West Mifflin, PA. This will be who you receive your invoices from for any ambulance transports through the New Hampton Fire Department. Should you have a balance after your insurance has paid, it can be paid by going to their website, which is and going to the Patient Portal or by calling them and paying over the phone at 1-800-901-1155. 


Total Members (including officers): 22
Certified Level I, II, or III Firefighters: 8
Certified Swift-water Awareness: 10
Certified Level I or II Swift-water Technicians: 2
Licensed CDL Drivers/Operators: 12
Emergency Medical Responders (EMR): 0
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT): 10
Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT): 3
Paramedics: 1

Call Volume:

Total Incidents 2022:   774
Fire Calls   167
Forestry Calls   7
Medical   465
Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA) 60
Service Calls  75


Engine 1:

  • 2005 International Engine
  • 1,000 Gallon Water Tank
  • 1,500 Gallon/Minute Top Mount Pump
  • 5 Person Cab
  • Extrication Equipment
  • Basic First Aid Equipment

Engine 2:

  • 2015 International Engine
  • 2,500 Gallon Water Tank
  • 1,500 Gallon/Minute Midship Pump
  • 5 Person Cab

Engine 3:

  • 1989 KME Engine
  • 1,000 Gallon Water Tank
  • 1,000 Gallon/Minute Top Mount Pump
  • Basic First Aid Equipment
  • 6 Person Cab

Ambulance 1:

  • 2018 Ford E-450 Seris
  • Advanced Life Support (ALS) Licensed
  • Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Kit
  • Holmatro Extrication Equipment

Ambulance 2:

  • 2018 Ford E-450 Series
  • Advanced Life Support (ALS) Licensed
  • Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Kit
  • Holmatro Extrication Equipment

Forestry 1: 

  • 2014 Ford F-350
  • Portable Skid Unit:

               300 Gallon Water Tank
                 10 Gallon Foam Tank
               250 Gallon/Minute Pump

  • Forestry Hand Tools
  • 9 ft. Snow Plow
  • Tow Package

Boat 1:

  • Defender Series Inflatable Rescue Boat
  • 25 Horsepower Mercury Outboard Motor
  • Basic First Aid Equipment
  • Swift-Water Rescue Suits


  • 2013 Polaris Ranger Crew Cab
  • 6 Person Cab
  • Dump Bed
  • Scene Lighting
  • Front & Rear Mount Winch
  • Snow Plow

All Hazards Trailer:

  • 8 Bottle, 6,000 PSI Air Cylinder System

Car 1:

  • 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • ALS First Aid Equipment
  • Command Equipment
  • Water Rescue Equipment

NH Hero Award presented to members of New Hampton's Fire Department

Presented at the NH State House on May 7, 2009

Click here to read the the story of their heroism