FAQ’s

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  1. How do I obtain a Burning Permit?
  2. How do I get a copy of a Fire/EMS report?
  3. How do I schedule a fire station tour or arrange for a fire engine to stop by a block/birthday party, etc.?
  4. How do I become a firefighter for Hampton Fire/Rescue?
  5. Why does the fire engine respond with the ambulance on emergency medical calls?
  6. Where can I get my blood pressure checked?
  7. Where can I get information on youth firesetter prevention programs ?
  8. Who can I call with questions about fire extinguishers ?
  9. Where can I learn CPR ?
  10. Are fireworks allowed in Hampton?
  11. Can I sign up for the Hampton Fire Rescue newsletter?

How do I obtain a Burning Permit ?

BURN PERMIT GUIDELINES

ALL OUTSIDE BURNING in the Town of Hampton requires a burn permit to be issued.  Application shall be made either in person or by calling the fire department at 926-3316. Burns shall be located a minimum of 50 feet away from buildings, fences, power lines, etc.  The burn site will be inspected by Hampton Fire & Rescue prior to the issuance of a permit.   As stated on the permit, the sole liability for damages or other costs (including extinguishing) caused by your fire are your responsibility. The permittee must be at least 18 years old and the legal landowner, or have the landownerÂ’s written approval.  The written approval must be submitted to receive a permit. The permittee must have proper suppression equipment to maintain control of the fire at all times.

Fires are not allowed on the beach in Hampton.

The Fire Law Brochure rev. 3-2010 has the specific rules regarding outside burning.

For more information you can call 926-3316 or go to the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands Forest Protection Bureau website at:

http://www.nhdfl.org/


How do I get a copy of a Fire/EMS report?

You can get a copy of a Fire/EMS report by contacting the administration offices at 926-3316 or stopping by the Headquarters station, 140 Winnacunnet Rd., between the hours of 9:00 and 5:00 Monday-Friday.

 

How do I schedule a fire station tour or arrange for a fire engine to stop by a block/birthday party, etc.?

You can call the fire department secretary or the on-duty shift commander at 926-3316 to make the appointment. 

 


How do I become a firefighter for Hampton Fire/Rescue?

Hampton Fire/Rescue accepts applications from New Hampshire career firefighters wishing to laterally transfer as well as from candidates that have successfully completed the State of New Hampshire's statewide firefighter entrance examination process.  For more information you can call 926-3316 or check out the link to NH Fire Standards and Training below.

http://www.state.nh.us/safety/fst/statetest.html

 


Why does the fire engine respond with the ambulance ?

Fire engines are dispatched on emergency medical calls that require advanced life support, motor vehicle accidents and calls in which additional personnel are needed to move the patient into the ambulance.  This allows for sufficient personnel on scene to administer the advanced life support care and treatment that is necessary.  By sending the fire engine we are using the most cost efficient method of service delivery because it allows the firefighters to respond to the medical call, provide the assistance needed, and then immediately be available for another call.  If they were to use a different vehicle they would have to return to the fire station first causing increase response times and a longer wait for those who need help. 

 

Where can I get my blood pressure checked?

You can stop by either fire station to have it checked. The Headquarters station is located at 140 Winnacunnet Rd. and the Beach station is located at 119 Brown Ave. If you have difficulty getting out you can call our dispatch at 926-3316 and ask to have someone come to your home and check it.

 


Where can I get information on youth firesetter prevention programs ?

The Fire Prevention Bureau can assist you with this by calling them at 929-1919.

 


Who can I call with questions about fire extinguishers ?

The Fire Prevention Bureau can assist you with this by calling them at 929-1919 or the on duty shift commander at 926-3316.

 


Where can I learn CPR ?

Hampton Fire/Rescue has members who are certified instructors of CPR.  We also can help you find  upcoming classes in our area.  You can call EMS Officer Peter Wahl at 926-3316 for more information.

 


Are fireworks allowed in Hampton?

The Town ordinance reads:

Chapter 6, Article 9:1

The sale, possession or display of fireworks is prohibited in the Town of Hampton, except for displays as permitted by RSA 160: B: 7   (Those are public displays that require a state and local permit)

For more information or if you have any questions please call the Fire Prevention Bureau at 929-1919.

 



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