fire dept


  • Department Mission

    The Mission of the City of Keene Fire Department is to provide levels of excellence in emergency, prevention, education and community services to minimize loss of life and property damage due to fire, hazardous materials, medical and other emergencies in an efficient, professional and fiscally responsible manner.

    Vision Statement - We will serve our community as a team of highly trained and dedicated professionals committed to the core values of the fire service.

    Core Values (S.T.A.I.R)

    All members of the Keene Fire Department adhere to the following values:

    Service - We strive for excellence in the service we deliver through on-going evaluation and involvement.

    Teamwork - We believe in our teamwork through skillful communication and personal cooperation to achieve our common goal.

    Accountability - We are responsible, as professionals and individuals for our actions.

    Integrity - We act ethically, we expect honesty, loyalty and dedication

    Respect - We practice mutual respect by setting a personal example of trust and fairness.

    We are proud of our department and pride ourselves on staying ahead of the changes in technology that impact us on a daily basis.

    KFD operates out of two fire stations, Central Station located on Vernon St. and Station Two located on Hastings Ave in West Keene.

  • Chief's Message

    Welcome to our website! Please contact us if you have any questions related to the site or the services we provide.

    The City of Keene Fire Departments provides Fire Suppression, Fire Prevention/Inspection, Emergency Medical Service, Technical Rescue Response, and Hazardous Material Response to the City of Keene and surrounding communities through the Southwestern New Hampshire District Fire Mutual Aid System. The department also provides fire prevention and inspection services along with several public education programs related to fire and EMS safety.

    We operate out of two stations with a career staff of 45 uniformed personnel, 1 civilian employee and a call company that consists of 24 personnel. Our response equipment includes 2 engines, 2 ladders, 1 tanker/engine, 1 heavy rescue, 3 ALS ambulances, 1 rescue boat, 1 technical rescue trailer, 2 haz-mat trailers, 1 OHRV, 1 fire alarm bucket truck, 1 fire prevention unit and 3 command units.

    We dedicate ourselves to training to provide excellence in the services we provide.

    I would like to thank our community, City Council and City staff for their continued support of our department. Finally I want to thank my staff for their commitment to doing their best every day.

    -Chief Howard

City of Keene - Fire Dept.
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