Alton Fire & Rescue Department

The Alton Fire Dept., in coordination with The Lakes Region Community College has hosted the student live in program for about 14 years.

The  "Fire Science"  course at LRCC is a 2 year program where students have the ability to earn up to 2 academic degree's. Students enrolled in this course also have the option to apply to the area student live-in programs. Alton is one of the departments that host interns from this program, we generally have 2 freshmen and 2 seniors.

Enrollment in this program gives interns the experience of operating in working department setting by living at the station for the 2 year period, responding to calls, doing station duties, performing day-to-day tasks and training. Many of our graduates have attained  "Full Time" positions around the Lakes Region.  Alton Fire & Rescue is the one of the busiest on-call fire departments in the State of New Hampshire. Last year (2016), Alton Fire responded to 820 emergency calls. The department is staffed with a call company consisting of firefighters, EMT’s, and instructors including two (2) per-diem firefighters/EMT’s from 0700-1900 at the station for ambulance coverage and 1900-0700 night stipend from home. Alton Fire Department has a central station and three sub-stations placed throughout the town. The central station houses the Student Interns, daytime duty crew, and administrative staff.

The population in the town of Alton rises from 5,500 people to an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 people in the summer making Alton Bay a popular attraction for all. The town is approximately 70 square miles of land, 20 square miles of water to include 9 inhabited islands and 17 miles of shoreline. Alton is also home of the popular Mount Major hiking trails.
The Alton Student Program is a rigorous 2-year program designed to provide “career like” education and experience. Students respond to all emergencies working and learning as firefighters or EMT’s in fire apparatus or ambulances. Students are permitted and encouraged to learn all aspects of the fire service including; fire suppression, apparatus driving, pump operations, vehicle extrication, mountain rescue, EMS treatment/transports and more.

For more information, please contact:
     Capt Justin Kantar -
     (603) 875-0222

Please fill out the below paperwork: 



Keith Morin  FF/EMT

​Jonah Farrow FF Intern


interns are a valued part of our department.  These interns were rewarded for a being part of a code save in December 2016.
Interns are a valued part of our Fire Department.  These two interns were part of a Code Save in December 2016.  Nice work guys.  Please click on picture to open full picture.