Fire Service Questions

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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

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.