Pittsfield, New Hampshire 03263
EMS Captain Girard:
The Pittsfield Fire Department
provides fire, emergency medical, rescue, and code
enforcement services to the businesses and residents of
Pittsfield, as well as mutual aid to the surrounding
communities as a member of the Capital Area Mutual Aid Fire
Compact. We are staffed 24-hours a day/7 days a week by
three full-time EMTs and three full-time firefighter/EMTs,
who are supplemented by per-diem firefighter/EMTs. Combined,
our Department has 29 members, who serve in the capacity of
Fire Chief, administrative assistant, full-time staff,
per-diem staff, or as an on-call officer or firefighter.
Additionally, our Support Unit has five members. We respond
to approximately 800 calls annually with a fleet that
includes two engines, two ambulances, a tanker, a forestry,
a boat and a staff vehicle.
3 of the 20
cylinders in service on SCBA Units.
Firefighters Association is honored to be a recipient of a
2015 E. P. Sanderson Trust Fund grant for 20 SCBA cylinders.
The Fire Dept. over the past couple of years have had a
short fall of older cylinders being placed out of service
due the end of service life. With the grant, we are able to
place back in service SCBA Units and have spares for each
units required by NFPA. Thank you to The E. P. Sanderson
Fund for making this possible. vehicle.
Can’t Help You If We Can’t Find You!
What would happen if you called 911
for an emergency and the fire truck, ambulance or police
cruiser drove by your house? It wouldn’t be good, right?
Stop and ask yourself these three questions:
- Does my
house/driveway have a number on it?
- Is the number
clearly visible from the road?
- Is the number visible
from the road in both directions?
Firefighters Association can help with that, in an effort
for emergency responders to better find your home in the
event of an emergency. You can obtain an 18” x 6” blue
reflective sign with 4” white numbers at the Pittsfield Fire
Department at 33 Catamount Road. There is no specific cost
to pick one up, all we ask is you make a donation to the
Pittsfield Firefighters Association so we may continue to
offer programs such as this. Stop by the Pittsfield Fire
Department for your sign and HELP US FIND YOU. If you have
any questions regarding this program please stop by the
station or call 435-6807.
Spring and Summer Safety Tips
The Pittsfield Fire
Department Identifies a Serious Fire Safety Concern
The Town of Pittsfield Fire
Department is spreading the message about fire safety in
residential rental units. During several recent incidents
members of the Pittsfield Fire Department have discovered
missing or disabled smoke detectors in rental units
throughout the community. Occupants of rental units with
missing or disabled smoke detectors are at an increased risk
of injury or death in the event of a fire in their residence
or in a neighboring unit. “The early notification of a fire
that is provided by residential smoke detectors is one of
the most important factors in surviving a fire in a
residential unit” says Chief Rob Martin.
Hampshire RSA 153:10a requires all multi-unit dwellings and
rental units to be equipped with automatic fire warning
devices as well as carbon monoxide detection devices and
tampering with these devices is a misdemeanor (RSA 634:2
IX). For additional information or to schedule a courtesy
inspection you can email the department at
PittsFD@metrocast.net or call the station @ 435-6807.
of New Hampshire Smoke Alarm Requirements
The Pittsfield Fire Department placed
the newest member of the fire department - 72 Ambulance 2 -
into service on January 16, 2014. The new ambulance is a
2014 Chevy/Braun ambulance which replaces the 10-year old
2004 Ford/Braun ambulance.
Winter safety tips from the Pittsfield Fire Department
- Keep all exits clear of snow
- Keep all heating vents and dryer vents clear of snow and
ice to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning
- Keep fire hydrants free from obstruction of snow during
the winter season. As you shovel or clear snow off your
driveway and sidewalk, please take time to clear the snow
from around fire hydrants (3’ radius). During a fire,
seconds count! The extra minute removing snow from around
fire hydrants may save your neighbor’s home or yours.
- Keep your house number readily visible.
Your help is greatly appreciated.
“I Support Pittsfield Fire-Rescue”
t-shirts now available! The Pittsfield Firefighters
Association, a 501 (c) (3) organization formed to promote
the welfare and well being of the Pittsfield Fire Department
and its members and to promote the betterment of fire and
rescue operations in the Town of Pittsfield, is offering
support t-shirts for sale for $15. An emblem is printed on
the front of the red adult-sized shirt and the message is
printed on the back in white lettering. All proceeds benefit
the PFFA. To purchase, please stop by the station at 33
Catamount Road or call 435-6807. Thank you for your support.
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Pittsfield Firefighters Association is honored to be a
recipient of a 2013 E. P. Sanderson Trust Fund grant.
Based on a review of fire department
needs, a proposal for emergency scene equipment was
submitted. This equipment will assist us in keeping an
emergency scene safer by offering more protection to
personnel and those in need, and by better identifying an
emergency scene. Reflective safety vests, collapsible road
signs, safety cones, portable road barricades, and portable
light towers have been purchased through this grant award.
This equipment will benefit us in the future, during weather
emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, and other situations
that require additional visibility and security. Thank you
to The E. P. Sanderson Fund for making this possible.
EMT Kristen Ahearn, EMT Kenneth
White, and Acting Fire Chief Nick Abell with the new child
safety seats recently awarded to the Department.
On behalf of the Pittsfield Fire
Department and community, EMT-I Kristen Ahearn and Acting
Chief Nicholas Abell recently applied for The New Hampshire
EMS for Children Program’s 2013 Child Passenger Safety Seat
grant and were awarded two child safety seats to be used in
the ambulances. The one-time grant is funded by NH Safety
Agency funds. Each seat fits a child from 5 to 80 pounds and
can be appropriately secured to the ambulance cot or seat.
Child safety seats are required equipment on ambulances
operating in New Hampshire and the department’s current
seats will expire next year. The seats due to expire will be
used by the Police Department for the remainder of the year.
The grant included 2 Radian Diono child safety seats,
covers, and carrying bags. Our appreciation goes to EMT
Ahearn and Acting Chief Abell for completing this process
and to The New Hampshire EMS for Children Program for
awarding this grant.
Burn Permits Required
Burn permits must be obtained prior to starting of your
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We Can’t Help You If We
Can’t Find You!
The Town’s Street
Numbering System Ordinance is available at Town Hall or
Watching your neighbors
home on fire or not knowing what to do during a medical
emergency can be a helpless feeling. Help your neighbor -
and yourself - by becoming a volunteer member of the
Pittsfield Fire Department! Read More
NFPA Emergency Supplies Kit List
The Pittsfield Fire
Department and Ambulance Service encourages you to be
prepared in the event of a natural disaster.
Visit the website of the National Fire Protection
Association (NFPA) for a comprehensive Emergency Supplies
that can help you to be better prepared.
for preparedness are available at: