Fire Department

FIRE Department Emergencies: 9-1-1 

Non-Emergency: (603) 887-3878
Fax: (603) 887-6662
Address: 27 Murphy Dr.    Chester, NH 03036
Office Hours: Monday – Friday        7:30 A.M.  – 6:00 P.M.
Fire Chief: Richard Antoine


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Residents are reminded that a burn permit is required for all outside firesBurn permits are provided at no charge and must be obtained on the day you plan to burn.  The state determines, daily, whether burning is allowed or not. Seasonal permits are available for campfires.

    •  CPR classes are available at our station every month.  Limit 15 per class.  Please call 887-3878 or email to sign up. 

    • Life safety and daycare inspections are provided by appointment at no cost.  

Do you want to be a Firefighter or Emergency Medical Technician?
Have you ever wanted to help out your community?

The Chester Fire Department is actively recruiting new call firefighters and EMTs We will provide the training and equipment; you provide a good attitude, a willingness to learn and a desire to serve your community. You must live in Chester or within one mile of the Chester border to qualify.  If you are interested and would like more information please contact the fire department at 887-3878 during business hours or email us at


Town of Chester Fire Department ISO classification rating may lower Homeowner’s Insurance Bills

The town of Chester has improved it’s fire-protection services rating by the ISO (Insurance Services Office).   ISO ratings help insurance companies establish appropriate fire insurance premiums for residential and commercial properties.  Chester has moved from a Class 10 rating to a Class 8 overall and a Class 5 in areas with cisterns.

Click here for more information about ISO ratings.

Apparatus Staff Burn Permits
Fire Safety for Kids Permit Fees CPR Classes
Chimney brushes Permit-Fireplace Pellet Woodstove Permit-Gas Burning Equipment
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