Fire Service Questions


Does the fire department refill my fire extinguisher?

The fire department does not refill Fire Extinguishers. We even have to send ours out to a vendor to have them refilled. An approved and licensed vendor can be found in the Yellow Pages.

Can you make the traffic lights turn green?

Yes, the Fire Department Apparatus have lights that emit a particular frequency of flashing light that activates a control on the traffic lights to cause them to change to green in the direction of travel. They are called Opticoms. You may see us occasionally driving around checking them by driving through intersections with only one flashing white light. 

When an emergency vehicle is approaching that is displaying emergency lights and sirens, what should I do?

Please pull to the right and stop. This will allow fire apparatus or other emergency vehicles adequate and clear lanes to safely and quickly continue its response. 

Does the Town furnish your meals?

The Town of Goffstown does not furnish the firefighters' meals while on duty. We purchase our own groceries to cook meals while at work. Sometimes you may see us out picking up meals at one of the local restaurants and grocery stores. 

What do I do after a fire?

Recovering from a fire can be a physically and mentally draining process.  When fire strikes, lives are suddenly turned around.  Often, the hardest part is knowing where to begin and who to contact.  The information contained in our After the Fire: Returning to Normal booklet (pdf) is to provide you with initial assistance in your time of need.

How do I get a copy of a fire incident report or patient care report?

Certain limitations apply.  Call the Fire Department at 603-497-3619.

Will you donate/sell/trade one of your patches?

Unfortunately, no. We are no longer allowed to trade, sell, or donate patches. We discontinued making patches available to anyone, even our own firefighters, following the 9-11-01 terrorist attacks because our US Department of Homeland Security formally requested that ALL police, fire, and medical agencies discontinue that practice. We have checked with DHS and they still ask that we abide by their request.