About Us

Function


The Laconia Fire Department works to provide an effective and efficient level of fire, rescue, hazardous material and pre-hospital emergency medical services. In addition, the department provides Fire Safety Education to school students, and local businesses. These services are provided out of two fire stations located in Downtown Laconia and at the Weirs. 
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Mission Statement


It is the mission of the Laconia Fire Department to provide the citizens of Laconia and the visitors to the city with effective and efficient fire, medical, rescue, and environmental protection services. The mission is also to provide other necessary emergency services essential to the health, safety and well being of the community. These services include, but are not limited to, the delivery of pre-hospital emergency medical services, extra hazardous rescues, and the mitigation of man made, or natural, catastrophes.

Primary Services


  • Fire and arson investigation
  • Fire safety education
  • Fire suppression
  • Inspection services for existing and new buildings
  • Municipal fire alarm system: construction, maintenance and testing
  • Permit issuance where required
  • Pre-hospital emergency care and transport Lakes Region General Hospital
  • Pre-Planning
  • Rescue (all types)
  • Station and grounds maintenance (Fire Department facilities)
  • Winter hydrant maintenance (shoveling)

Code Enforcement


Fire inspection services to assure compliance with both the Life Safety Code and the Fire Prevention Code; issuance of related permits such as assembly, oil burner and blasting permits. Codes include: National Fire Protection Association Life Safety Code 101; Uniform Fire Code; New Hampshire statutes such as RSA 153, 154, 155, 158 and 199, as may be amended; International Building Code (IBC) and, Chapter 149 of Laconia City Ordinances as may be amended from time to time.

Support Services


  • Fire alarm maintenance
  • Training:
    • Fire
    • Hazardous materials (haz-mat)
    • Medical
    • Rescue
  • Vehicle maintenance

Other Services


  • Building construction (new and renovation)
  • City Safety Board
  • Emergency Medical Services (State of NH)
  • Lakes Region Mutual Aid (Board of Directors)
  • Local emergency planning (hazardous materials)
  • Outdoor burning permit and control
  • Plan review (site, fire alarm systems)
  • SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement)