Fire Department

Contact:Jonathan France - Fire Chief
Address:148 West Main St
Warner NH 03278
Phone:911 (Emergency)
603-456-2222 (non emergency)
Hours:By Appointment

Originally founded in 1830 as Silver Lake Hose Co. No. 1, the Warner Fire Department has been in continuous operation for the past 180 years. (More History) Currently classified as a "call" department, where members are paid for the time spent responding to calls, the Warner Fire Department was originally volunteer and maintains all the best aspects of those roots today, with hundreds of "volunteer" hours spent each year in training and maintaining the station and equipment.

With a roster of thirty-three (33) officers and firefighters and nine (9) Emergency Medical Technician.s, the department responds to approximately 300 calls per year. Well equipped, with two Engines (Pumpers), three Tanker Trucks, carrying 4350 gallons of water on wheels, a Heavy-Rescue and an all-wheel drive Brush Truck, the department proudly maintains its 170-year heritage.

Outside burning permits are required for any outside burning unless the ground is completely covered with snow. The NH Department of Environmental Services also prohibits the open burning of household waste. Burning permits are available online, from the Forest Fire Warden, or several of the Deputy Wardens:

The Warner Firefighters Association, Inc., formed in 1986, was chartered to protect and preserve the history and memorabilia of our organization. For more information you may contact them at 148 West Main St, Warner, NH 03278 or leave a voice message on 603-456-2222.

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Address Markers

Address Marker Sample
Address Marker Sample
If we can't find you, we can't help you! The Warner Firefighters Association is selling reflective address markers so that emergency personnel can easily find your home. Signs are available in either horizontal or vertical orientation. Features of the address markers:
  • 6" x 12"
  • Highly visible, day or night
  • Reflective material on both sides
  • Fade resistant, last for years
  • Pre-drilled holes
The cost is only $20. Order your reflective address marker today... It may help save your life or someone you love. Please use this order form. Orders will be processed on January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15 each year.

Top Fire Safety Tips:

Install and Maintain Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors warn you of fire in time to let you escape. Install them on each level of your home and outside of each sleeping area. Follow the manufacturer's directions, and test once a week. Replace batteries twice a year, or when the detector chirps to signal that the battery is dead. Don't ever take the battery out for other uses!

Plan and Practice Your escape

If fire breaks out in your home, you must get out fast. With your family, plan two ways out of every room. Fire escape routes must not include elevators, which might take you right to the fire! Choose a meeting place outside where everyone should gather. Once you are out, stay out! Have the whole family practice the escape plan at least twice a year.

Space Heaters Need space

Keep portable space heaters at least 3 feet (1 meter) from paper, curtains, furniture, clothing, bedding, or anything else that can burn. Never leave heaters on when you leave home or go to bed, and keep children and pets well away from them.

Be Careful Cooking

Keep cooking areas clear of combustibles, and don't leave cooking unattended. Keep your pot's handles turned inward so children won't knock or pull them over the edge of the stove. If grease catches fire, carefully slide a lid over the pan to smother the flames, and then turn off the burner.

A Match is a Tool for Adults

In the hands of a child, matches or lighters are extremely dangerous. Store them up high where kids can't reach them, preferably in a locked cabinet. And teach your children from the start that matches and lighters and lighters are tools for adults, not toys for kids. If children find matches, they should tell an adult immediately.

Use Electricity Safely

If an appliance smokes or begins to smell unusual, unplug it immediately and have it repaired. Check all your electrical cords, and replace any that are cracked or frayed. If you use extension cords, replace any that are cracked or frayed; and don't overload them or run them under rugs. Remember that fuses and circuit breakers protect you from fire: don't tamper with the fuse box or use fuses of an improper size.

Cool a Burn

If someone gets burned, immediately place the wound in cool water for 10 to 15 minutes to ease the pain. Do not use butter on a burn, as this could prolong the heat and further damage the skin. If burn blisters or chars, see a doctor immediately.


Everyone should know this rule: if your clothes catch fire, don't run! Stop where you are, drop to the ground, and roll over and over to smother the flames. Cover your face with your hands to protect your face and lungs.

Crawl Low Under Smoke

If you encounter smoke using your primary exit, use your alternate route instead. If you must exit through smoke, clean air will be several inches off the floor. Get down on your hands and knees, and crawl to the nearest safe exit.

Take care with candles!

Decorative and aromatherapy candles have become very popular in recent times. Unfortunately, lit candles are often left unattended. If they tip over or flicker too closely to combustible materials, fire can break out. (A family pet can start a fire by knocking over a lit candle.) If you use decorative or aromatherapy candles, place them away from combustibles, pets, and children, and make sure they are secure in their holders.