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Portsmouth Fire Department

About the Department


Cancer Bill Signing 7/10/18 with Governor Sununu

The Portsmouth Fire Department provides fire protection, advanced life support ambulance, fire prevention, hazardous materials response, and special rescue services to the seacoast community of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The department provides these services through a compliment of forty-eight firefighters, twelve fire officers, two fire prevention officers, three chief officers and an administrative manager. The Portsmouth Fire Department responds to over 5500 request for services a year. The types of emergency and community requests consist of medical responses, motor vehicle accidents, structure and vehicle fires, fire alarm activations and services related to weather events such as flooding, lightning strikes and power lines down.


Mission Statement

Provide quality emergency, life safety, and prevention services for our citizens, businesses and visitors, with the highest level of valor, integrity, commitment, teamwork, and community involvement.


Vision Statement

The vision of the Portsmouth Fire Department is to be a recognized leader in the fire service, respected by our citizens for anticipating and responding to their ever changing needs.  The department will embrace new technologies and techniques, focusing on training and education to provide the highest level of customer services and satisfaction in a professional and caring manner.


Community Alert System - SMART 911

The Community Alert System is a fast communication service allowing the City of Portsmouth to notify citizens of an emergency situation. It enables the City to provide mass notification quickly and easily. This service is free to all Portsmouth residents and businesses located within our incorporated limits.  Click on the link below to learn more:

                                                               Smart 911