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Peterborough, NH
Our Town

Fire and Rescue Department


The mission of the Peterborough Fire & Rescue is to protect the lives and property of the people of Peterborough and Sharon from fires, natural and man-made disasters, and hazardous materials incidents; to save lives by providing emergency medical services; to prevent fires through prevention and education programs; to provide defense against terrorist attacks; and to provide a work environment that values cultural diversity and is free of harassment and discrimination.

Who We Are

The Peterborough Fire & Rescue Association (PFR) is a on call organization consisting of approximately 70 Firefighters and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) members, many of whom serve in both fields.

Peterborough Fire & Rescue is lead by Chief Ed Walker. He is assisted by ten officers. The only full time employee is the Chief.

We have an active Auxiliary Membership as well as an Explorer Post 808, that helps train youths between the ages of 14 and 21 who are interested in firefighting and EMS. Our diverse makeup of personnel includes area natives and newcomers, men and women, young and old.

Where We Are

The PFR is stationed at 16 Summer Street in Downtown Peterborough, New Hampshire. Housed there is some of the most sophisticated equipment available for today's firefighting and EMS demands.

What We Do

The PFR proudly provides fire protection to over 6,500 people living in the 52 square mile area of Peterborough and Sharon. The department also provides emergency medical services to Peterborough, Sharon, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, and Hancock. The department also helps cover neighboring towns in emergency situations.

By way of radio page from the Southwestern New Hampshire District Fire Mutual Aid System, firefighter and EMS personnel are notified of a call for help and respond to the Peterborough Station. The PFR responds to over 2600 calls each year.

Members of the department undergo continual training to maintain and expand their skills. We also have a strong commitment to the community with regard to public education. Members also visit local schools to help familiarize children with fire prevention and EMS awareness.

Burn Permits

Peterborough Fire & Rescue will issue a burning permit on the day of the burn requested if the weather and conditions are amenable to a fire that day.

No Fire permits will be issued for class day 3 (High) or higher or if special conditions exist like high winds.

Fire Class Day is posted by 10AM and updated at 2PM daily by the New Hampshire Department of Forests and Lands.

Permits are issued at the station, 16 Summer Street between 10AM and 4PM weekdays. Weekend schedule will be posted on the door and will vary depending on duty officer availability. Schedule is subject to change if the duty crew is out on an emergency run.

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Contact Peterborough Fire & Rescue


Emergencies: 911
Non-Emergencies: 603-924-8090 X 2


Peterborough Fire & Rescue
16 Summer Street
Peterborough, NH 03458


Chief of Department, Emergency Management Director

Ed Walker


Assistant Chief - Operations/Training

Paul Thibault


Deputy Chief – Technical Services

Keith Rodenhiser


Deputy Chief - EMS

Brian Wall


Fire Prevention

924-8090 X 2


Administrative Assistant

Heather McClusky


Superintendent of Motor Squad

Lt. Bradley Winters


Superintendent of Fire Alarm

David Skerry


Aquarius Museum

Meas Roeun
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Town of Peterborough - 1 Grove Street - Peterborough, NH 03458 - (603)924-8000