Alton Fire & Rescue Department
Our Regular Office Hours at Central are:
Phone: (603)-875-0222 Fax: (603)-875-0226
Our Central Station is Located at:
65 Frank C. Gilman Hwy. (NH Rte. 140)
Equipment: Engines 1&2, Ladder 1, Rescue 1,
Ambulance 2, Utility 1
East Alton Station
22 Quarry Rd.
Equipment: Engine 4 and Ambulance 1
West Alton Station
1421 Mt. Major Highway (NH Rte 11)
Equipment: Engine 3, Forestry 1 and Snowmobiles
389 Main St. in Alton Bay
Equipment: Polaris Ranger
Welcome to the official website of the Alton Firemen's Association.
Maintained for the benefit of the Alton Fire & Rescue Department.
The Department is made up of 39 call members including a full-time secretary, a part-time Chief, and a part-time Deputy Chief who is also the Town's Fire Inspector.
There are 2 per diem members on duty from 7am-7pm
7 days a week at the Central Station.
We also provide EMS coverage at night on a year round basis where 2 scheduled members respond from home. This coverage is paid for entirely from ambulance revenue and not raised from tax dollars.
We responded to 741 calls in 2013 -- 211 fire, 383 EMS which included 86 motor vehicle collisions and 61 calls for service -- making us one of the busiest on call departments in the Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid Association. The Department covers approximately 70 square miles of land (one of the largest towns in the state of NH) and 20 square miles of water including 17 miles of shoreline and 9 inhabited islands. The population of Alton in the 2010 census was 5,250 increasing to an estimated 10,000 in the summer. Read about the history of the Alton Fire Department, written by former Alton Firemen's Association member Henry J Nowe (dec) in June of 1996 for the Alton Bicentennial Essay Series. Click on this link to read the Essay.