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About Hampton Fire & Rescue


| Mission & Vision | Administration | Fire Prevention | Operations | Current Personnel | Hampton's Fire Chief's | All Members Past & Present | Deceased Members | Stations | Apparatus | History |

The Town of Hampton, New Hampshire is located in the southeast corner of the state along the shore of the Atlantic Ocean and encompasses 14.2 square miles of land with over 2.3 billion dollars in property.  Hampton has a year round population of nearly 16,000 people and a seasonal population of approximately 100,000.  The department operates from two fire stations strategically located in our community and is a full-service life safety organization that exists to serve our customers.  We provide fire suppression, emergency medical services including paramedic level care and transportation, public fire safety education, prevention and code enforcement, technical rescue, hazardous materials incident mitigation, water rescue, disaster response, and various types of public services and assistance.

The department is comprised of 47 employees consisting of a Fire Chief, a Deputy Fire Chief, a Fire Prevention Officer, a Fire Inspector, an Emergency Medical Services Officer, a Department Secretary, a Fire Prevention Secretary, and four shifts that work twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year.  Each shift has one Captain who serves as the Shift Commander, a Fire Alarm Operator, and five Firefighters staffing the Headquarters station, and one Lieutenant, one Firefighter and one Firefighter/Paramedic staffing the Beach station.  The department maintains a minimum staffing of 1 Captain, 1 Lieutenant, 1 Fire Alarm Operator and 6 Firefighters. 

The department's area of responsibility includes the diversity of emergency responses associated with a major interstate highway, industrial complexes, densely built and populated areas, a resort beach with its large seasonal population, miles of Atlantic coastline, and nearly a half square mile of inland waters. 

Mission & Vision

                                         Our Vision
The vision of Hampton Fire/Rescue is to be recognized as leaders in the fire service. Through the enduring collaborative efforts between labor and management, this organization strives for continuous quality improvement through recognition and implementation of national and industry standards and practices. Our employees seek to create and maintain a safe working environment, which improves and promotes the highest quality of life and service for all.

                                        Our Mission
The mission of Hampton Fire/Rescue is to save lives, protect property and the environment, and to maintain the highest quality of life for its members and the citizens of the community. This is accomplished through a collaborative effort between labor and management to provide the highest level of training, dedication, leadership, education, and quality customer service.

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The Fire Chief is the executive officer of the Fire Department reporting to the Town Manager and is responsible for the planning, directing, controlling and staffing of all activities of the department within fiscal constraints and policies as set by the Town Manager and the Board of Selectman. 

The Deputy Fire Chief is responsible for all planning, organizing, coordinating and directing of the deployment operations of the department at fires, rescues, emergency medical incidents, hazardous materials incidents, marine rescues and all other emergencies that arise.  The Deputy also maintains responsibility for personnel management of fire department members.

The Department Secretary provides secretarial and clerical support for the Chief, Deputy Chief's and Shift Officers, prepares payroll, maintains all personnel records, and maintains an accounting of the fire department budget.  The Secretary also maintains all records of injuries, prepares workman's compensation forms, coordinates necessary information for ambulance billing, and prepares correspondence, notices, directives, and General Orders in accordance with the needs of the administrative staff

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Fire Prevention

"Improving life safety in Hampton through education and code enforcement"

Hampton Fire & Rescue's Fire Prevention Bureau is staffed by a Fire Prevention Officer, a Fire Inspector (currently vacant) and a Secretary.  Together they are responsible for the inspection of all public and commercial buildings to determine the presence of fire hazards, adequate fire suppression and detection systems, and compliance with all fire and life safety codes.  The Bureau reviews all plans for new construction and building modifications, investigates all fires to determine cause and origin, performs public relations, training and education in connection with all Fire Prevention programs working closely with the general public and individual companies.

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The department operates out of two fire stations with four shifts or groups that work twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year.  Each shift has one Captain who serves as the Shift Commander, a Fire Alarm Operator, and five Firefighters staffing the Headquarters station, and one Lieutenant, one Firefighter and one Firefighter/Paramedic staffing the Beach station.  The firefighters and officers on each duty shift serve as the first responders to all emergency and non-emergency incidents as well as providing various levels of public assistance and education.    

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Current Personnel


Fire Chief Chris Silver Serving Since 1993

Deputy Fire Chief Jameson Ayotte Serving Since 2012 

Emergency Medical Services Officer Peter Wahl  Serving Since 2002

Department Secretary Darian Millet  Serving Since 2006

Fire Prevention Officer Scott Steele  Serving Since 2002

Fire Inspector Currently Vacant

Fire Prevention Secretary Kathleen O'Leary Serving Since 2012



Captain/Paramedic William Kennedy Serving Since 1986

Lieutenant/EMT-Paramedic Michael Brillard  Serving Since 1994

Firefighter/Paramedic Buck Frost  Serving Since 2001

Firefighter/Paramedic Nathan Denio  Serving Since 2001

Firefighter/EMT-I Matthew Clement  Serving Since 2002

Firefighter/EMT-I Jason Newman  Serving Since 2006

Firefighter/EMT-I Jed Carpentier  Serving Since 2007

Firefighter EMT-P  Kyle Jameson  Serving Since 2012

Firefighter EMT-I  Kyle Averill  Serving Since 2012

Fire Alarm Operator Cassandra Bridle  Serving Since 2006


Captain/Paramedic Justin Cutting Serving Since 1996

Lieutenant/EMT-I Brian Wiser  Serving Since 1991

Firefighter/EMT-I Matthew Newton  Serving Since 2000

Firefighter/EMT-I William Paine  Serving Since 2001

Firefighter/Paramedic Greg Smushkin  Serving Since 2002

Firefighter/Paramedic Jeremey Timson  Serving Since 2002

Firefighter/EMT-I Sean Morrison  Serving Since 2008 

Firefighter/EMT-I  Dean Tsonas  Serving Since 2009

Firefighter/EMT-I  Brian Akerley  Serving Since 2011

Fire Alarm Operator Brian Chevalier  Serving Since 1999


Captain/EMT-I John Stevens  Serving Since 1987

Lieutenant/Paramedic Michael McMahon  Serving Since 1996

Firefighter/Paramedic Don Thibeault  Serving Since 1999

Firefighter/Paramedic James Squires  Serving Since 2001

Firefighter/EMT-I Justin McDaniel  Serving Since 2002

Firefighter/Paramedic Walter Madore Serving Since 2007

Firefighter/EMT-I  Katherine Meehan  Serving Since 2005

Firefighter/EMT-I  Michael Woods  Serving Since 2009

Firefighter/EMT-I Damien Sevin  Serving Since 2010

Fire Alarm Operator Lisa Perrault  Serving Since 2009


Captain/EMT-I David Mattson  Serving Since 1989

Lieutenant/EMT-I Sean Gannon  Serving Since 1997

Firefighter/EMT-I Sean Murray  Serving Since 1995

Firefighter/Paramedic Matt Cray  Serving Since 1997

Firefighter/Paramedic Kevin Lavigne  Serving Since 2008

Firefighter/Paramedic Craig Jordan  Serving Since 2009

Firefighter EMT-B Craig Magner  Serving Since 2011

Firefighter/EMT-I James Henderson  Serving Since 2011

Firefighter/EMT-B Seth Butler  Serving Since 2012

Fire Alarm Operator William Ford  Serving Since 2009

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Chief Lemuel C. Ring
1911 - 1916
{First Fire Chief in Hampton Beach
Volunteer Fire Department}

Chief Elmer C. King
1912 - 1914
{H.F.D. Fire Chief}

Chief Fireward Uri Lamprey
1914 - 1915

Chief Alexander H. Brown
1916 - 1923
{First Permanent Chief}

Chief Homer B. Whiting
1923 - 1937

Chief George Lamott
1937 - 1958

Chief Perley R. George
1958 - 1967

Chief Paul A. Long
1967 - 1974

Chief Robert W. Fitz
1974 - 1976

Chief Howard W. Stickney
1976 - 1980

Chief Donald R. Matheson
1980 - 1982

Chief Anthony Kuncho
1982 - 1987

Chief William Sullivan
1987 - 1998

Chief Hank Lipe
1999 - 2008
Chief Christopher Silver
2008 - present
The History of the Hampton Fire Department
was presented to the Hampton Fire Department,
compliments of the Lane Memorial Library.
Compiled by John M. Holman,
Hampton History Volunteer,
Lane Memorial Library,
Hampton, New Hampshire.
January 30, 2001.

All Members Past & Present

Honoring Those Who Have Served

1907 - 2012

Austin E. Abbott      Brian Akerley
Bruce Andrews
Thomas P. Andrews Percy Annis          
Robin Arsenault      Jameson Ayotte       Kyle Averill           Jeffrey J.Baillargeon
Richard A. Ballou
Steven H. Bancewicz
Charles J. Bancewicz
Robert Barker
Gary W. Bashline
Raymond Bastian
Earl C. Bayers
Steven R. Benotti  Ananias Bickford
Ernest J. Bishop
O. L. Blake
Forest A. Blake
William Blake         David G. Blatchford
Earl Blatchford
John Bogaty, Jr.
John Bogaty, Sr.
Alan Bogrett
Victor Bogrett
Leo A. Bourbeau
Wilfred E. Boudreau
Alexander Bowley
Archie R. Bragg Cassandra L. Bridle
Ronald W. Bridle
Russell D. Bridle  Michael D. Brillard
F. Bristol
Alexander H. Brown
Clearance T. Brown
Laurice Brown
Leavitt B. Brown
Percy Brown
William Brown
Richard Burbridge
Charles A. Burlington Seth Butler
John B. Cann, Sr.
Warren Cann
Harry Carlson           
Jed L. Carpentier
Brian P. Chevalier
Anthony B. Chouinard
Daniel F. Chouinard
Matthew W. Clark
Lisa Clamp                Jon Clay
Thomas Clay      Matthew B. Clement
J. Cleveland
Frederick Clews, Jr.
Frederick Clews, Sr.
John J. Clews
Hovey B. Clock
Mark S. Cobb
Patrick J. Cotter
James D. Correll    Arthur J. Colby
Arthur Collins
David F. Collins
Harold Connery
Cory J. Conway
Eben Cook
Lucian Cook            Mark A. Cook
Richard W. Cooper
Joseph Coram
S. J. Coram
Alfred H. Corning, Jr.
Thomas J. Cots
Daniel Coughlin
Matthew C. Cray      John W. Cross
William Cross
Dean Cushing
Justin A. Cutting      Jane M. Cypher           C. D. Delancy
R. P. Delancy       Nathan E. Denio
Frank Dennett
Horace DesRochers
Joseph R. Destasio  John W. Dodge
Alfred N. Dow
Bruce G. Dow
John I. Dow
Rita Dow
W. J. Drew
Walater Drysdale
Brian A. DuBois
J. Dudley
Albert J. Dunbrack
Merlvin E. Dunbrack
Clint Durant
John K. Eastman
E. S. Elkins
Harry Elwell
Henry W. Emery
Roland Emery
H. Eno
Otto Essigmann
Frederick D. Estey   Tom C. Evans
Robert A Fabich
Carl E. Fairbrother
Bernard Felch
Chester Felch       Donald B. Felch
George E. Felch
Harold C. Felch
Arthur Fellows
F. M. Fellows
Richard C. Fitts
Robert Fitz
Arthur C. Fogg

Stanley Fogg       William Ford
Gary K. Fowler        
Buck J. Frost
Jack A. Furbush
Alfred V. Gagne
Fred Gagne             Sean M. Gannon
Floyd Gale
John R. Genthner
Perley R. George
Donald A. Gerard 
Dennis M. Gillick
George W. Godfrey
Jacob T. Godfrey  Nathan Goodhile
Jack Goodwin          John W. Goodwin
Craig S. Grant
Fred J. Greenleaf
Charles A. Greenley
Jerry Greenley

Allen Grey
Amos Guyon               Paul W. Haas
Brian K. Hamilton
Jean Hamilton
Paul Hamilton
Fred Hanham
Fred W. Hankin
Henry C. Hanson     Forrest A. Hardardt
George F. Hardardt, Jr.
John J. Hardardt
Winthrop L. Hart
Ray G. Haselton      
James Henderson       
Harold Higgins
John Higgins
Charles L. Hills
Howard H. Himmereich
Roy Hitchcock
Horace Hobbs
Oliver W. Hobbs      Joseph S. Hoble, Sr.
Floyd Hopkins
Bruce J. Horne
Charles Huckins
Robert F. Hughes
James K. Hunt
D. Hunter
D. Huntress
William K. Hurteau
George H. Irwin        George B. James
M. James                   Kyle Jameson          Steven A. Jautaikis
Oscar Jenkins
L. Jenness
Percy Jenness
Alberet T. Johnson
J. A. Johnson
Ralph Johnson
F. Jones
George Jones
Wit Jones
                  Craig Jordan
John L. Karmen
Dean Kennedy         William T. Kennedy
Elmer C. King
Paul P. Kinney, Sr.
Stanley Klewensky
Phil Koehane
John M. Kolberg
Anthony H. Kuncho
Henry LaDuke          
Jason M. Lajoie
W. E. Lamb
Arthur LaMontage
Michael LaMontage
George Lamott
Bert Lamprey
Frank A. Lamprey
Herbert E. Lamprey
Howell M. Lamprey
James M. Lamprey
Uri Lamprey
Herman Lane
David E. Lang, Jr.
E. Langley
Guy G. Larivee         
Kevin J. Lavigne        Adam J. Lebor         Jeffrey L. LeDuc
Richard P. Lefavour   Kevin P. Lemoine    Richard D. Levesque  Michael P. Lilly
Cliff Lindsey
Michael Linn              Henry L. Lipe
Bryan Litchfield
C. W. Locke
Paul G. Long
Wayne Lord
Fred Lorenze
Austin B. Mace
Frank Mace
Kurt C. Mackle        
Walter A. Madore
Craig Magner                    D. J. Mahoney           David B. Mattson
Alma Marion
David Marcotte            Paul E. Marston
Steven Marston
Forest Mason
Donald R. Matheson,Sr.
Justin W. McDaniel    
Jack McDevitt
John J. McDevitt, Jr.
Scott G. McDonald
Dennis McGowan
Leavitt McGrath      Michael F. McMahon
William C. McQuillen  Katherin A. Meehan
Gene D. Melson
Norman N. Merrill
Russell Merrill                    Joseph Michael      Thomas Mills           
Darian M. Millet
Victor Mitchell
Carl Mitchell                 Jay D. Mooney           Sean D. Morrison
Cecil Morse
Edgar Morse
John A. Moulton
Sylvia Moulton
Walter L. Moulton, Jr.
D. Munsey
E. Murphy
P. Murphy                  Sean P. Murray
William C. Murray
Kenneth Myers
C. Nason
Robert Naves
Kevin L. Newcomb    Jason S. Newman  Matthew J. Newton  Michael E. Nickerson
Joseph S. Nobel, Jr.
Robert Nordgen
Gregory Norris
Barry W. Norris
Myron Norton
Nelson J. Norton
Thomas M. Norton
Eugene L. Noury
Harold Noyes
Everett Nudd
Thomas H. Nudd
Frederick T. O'Brien, Jr.
F. O'Dea
Frank O'Gara

James B. Oliver     Kathleen O'Leary
Mark S. Ouellette
Howard C. Page, Jr.
William A. Paine, Jr.   Frank Palazzo
Charles D. Palmer
Robert M. Panit
Augustus Parker
Eugene Parker
Ralph Parker
Wilbur K. Parker
Wayne Parker
Davis L. Parr
Harry Parr
James Perkins
Harold G. Perkins
Ralph Perkins          William Pepler             
Lisa Perrault
Bruce D. Philbrick
G. Philbrook               Aaron Pickering
Ronald J. Pierce
Oscar Pinear
Ray Piper
Charles Pollard
Lawrence A. Poliquin
Nicholas Poulin                T. H. Powers
David M. Pray
G. Purdy
Byron Redman
Frank B. Redman
George W. Redman
Robert W. Regan         Brian Rhodes
Kenneth Y. Richardson
Lloyd C. Ring
Robert Ring
Bernard C. Robertson
Charles A. Rolland, Jr.
B. Ross
Charles W. Ross
Kenneth Ross
Atwood Rowe
John R. Rowe
Mark E. Ryan
Edward Sadler
Homer Sanborn
Norman Sanborn
Thomas L. Sanborn
Mark Savage
Richard W. Sawyer
Oscar Scammon
Michael A. Schwotzer Damien Sevin
Clarence Shaw
Everett G. Shaw
Harold Shaw                Troy M. Shipley  Christopher T. Silver
John P. Simard
Richard Simonds
Robert Simons
Michael J. Small
H. L. Smart
Gerald Smith           Gregory Smushkin
Allston Snider
John F. Snyder            John C. Southwell
I. Stanley
Ervin C. Staples          Scott D. Steele          Jamie Stempleski
William Stenstream      John C. Stevens
Oscar B. Stewart
Howard W. Stickney
William P. Stickney
William W. Stickney
Anthony R. St. Louis
C. P. Stone
Willliam C. Sturgis   
Steven Sullivan
William H. Sullivan
Richard Swain
Matthew D. Sweeney,Jr.
James N. Squires  
Stephen Szydio
Perry Tarleton
Benjamin Taylor        Donald J. Thibeault
William Thibodo
Harbour Tiegue
Lawrence Tilton
Peter Tilton            Jeremey T. Timson
Robert R. Thompson, Jr. Robert R. Thompson, III
Samuel Towle
Steven M. Towle
Mark Trefethen
Herbert A. Troffater, Jr.
Herbert A. Troffater, Sr.
Richard J. Trofatter
William E. Trofatter  Jonathon M. True
Robert C. Trumbull     
Dean Tsonas
James Tucker, Jr.
Harry Tufts
Don Tuholski
Earl Tuttle
Earl J. Urban
Omar Valley
Douglas W. Vanderpool
R. Vaughn                  Peter A. Wahl            Judith R. Waitt
Dennis T. Wallace
Walter H. Ward        Michael Weaver
David A. Weber
Gary L. Webster      
William J. Welsh         Brian C. Wiser
John C. White
Charles C.White
Homer Whiting
Harry Whitney
G. A. Wiggins
Ralph Wiggins
Fred C. Willy
Paul Wojtkun         
Robert P. Wood        Michael Woods
Frank R. Yeatman
Beecher Yeaton
Marvin Young
Randall Young
Ronald Young

The History of the Hampton Fire Department
was presented to the Hampton Fire Department,
compliments of the Lane Memorial Library.
Compiled by John M. Holman,
Hampton History Volunteer,
Lane Memorial Library,
Hampton, New Hampshire.
January 30, 2001.

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Headquarters Station, 140 Winnacunnet Rd.

Beach Station, 119 Brown Ave.     

Pictures coming soon!

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More coming soon !!!


     Engine 2

Engine 2 and Engine 3 are HME/Smeal Rescue Pumpers.  Engine 3 was purchased in 2000 and Engine 2 was delivered in 2002.  They boast 2000 GPM Hale Qmax pumps powered by a Cummins 450 hp engine.  On-board electrical power is supplied by Smart Power 10kw generators.  Amkus rescue tools are stowed in the rear compartment for quick deployment for auto extrication and other rescue purposes.  Each pumper carries 750 gallons of water and 50 gallons of class A foam distributed by a Foam Pro foam distribution system.  Mounted on the cab roofs are Wilburt light towers, which give Firefighters adequate scene lighting when needed.


     Engine 4                             Engine 1         




    Ladder 1



     Ambulances 1, 2 and 3                                 

Hampton Fire/Rescue prides itself in having three Road/Rescue Type III Ultramedic model ambulances.  They are all built on Ford E-450 chassis powered by heavy-duty PowerStroke diesel engines.  The 2002, 04, and 06 units are continually serviced and rotated as they respond to about 2,000 calls for service each year.  Custom built, they feature advanced life support equipment and supplies and plenty of working room to provide the highest level of patient care.


      Marine 1

The boat is a 29-foot, modified v-hull aluminum design.  Two Honda outboard 225 hp engines power it. The design features an enclosed area for the boat driver and the Firefighter EMT's/Paramedics in order to assess, treat, and stabilize patients once removed from the water.  The boat also has a lower equipment storage area.  For firefighting purposes, a 500-gallon per minute seawater pump is mounted on board the vessel.  The boat also has complete navigational package including GPS, radar, depth-finder and a long-range thermal imaging camera.


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For an extensive collection of historical information about Hampton Fire & Rescue visit the Town of Hampton Lane Memorial Library website.

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