John Kelly - Fire Chief
Permit application for stand alone gas piping work or for gas piping with mechanical appliances.
How do I become a Milford Firefighter?
First you must be 19 years old, hold a valid NH drivers license andhave a High School Diploma or Equivalent. Fill out an application and submit it to the fire chiefs office. The hiring process involves a physical ability exam, oral board interview, and a chiefs interview. Successful candidates are then required to pass motor vehicle and criminal record checks as well as a medical exam by the departments occupational health care provider.
In an effort to provide more efficient service to the community and those that host large events, the Milford Police, Fire and Building departments have complied a list of requirements for Special Events. You may download a copy here. Questions can be addressed to Capt. Jason Smedick, Fire Prevention Officer.
Fire Department History
by Chief Richard Tortorelli (ret.)
The first efforts by the citizens of Milford to protect their property from fire by modern methods was in 1840. Jacob Fuller, Reuben Hutchinson, Jacob Gutterson, John Hutchinson, Daniel Burns, Freeman Hutchinson, Moses Foster and Charles A. Burns were appointed to a committee by the town to purchase an apparatus and equipment.
The members of the Milford Fire Department train on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month for company training. They also meet on the 3rd Monday and 4th Tuesday of the month for Rescue Training. They are required to attend 9 company drills and 9 rescue drills a year. Company drills are designed to keep their fire fighting skills sharp, they consist of hose line evolutions, ladder evolutions, Search and Rescue evolutions and R.I.T. (Rapid Intervention Team).
Welcome to the Firehouse...
On behalf of the men and women of the Milford Fire Department, thank you for taking the time to visit our website.
The Milford Fire Department is a combination department with three full-time and forty-eight call personnel, protecting a community of approximately fifteen thousand residents over twenty five square miles.
We operate four engines and one ladder company. Each company is supervised by a Captain and Lieutenant. The department also operates a heavy rescue which is staffed by all personnel who are trained in technical rescue, auto extraction, hazardous materials and water rescue.