Newbury Fire & Rescue Department

Henry E. Thomas Jr., Fire Chief

PO Box 373

952 Route 103

Newbury, NH 03255

Emergency Dial 911

Business Message Phone (603) 763-4403

Dispatch Phone (603) 763-2221

Fax (603) 763-5379

newburyfire@gmail.com

Office Hours Tuesdays 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM



For the latest coronavirus information go to Newbury Fire Rescue's Facebook page


Newbury Permits

Outside Burning Permits are Required 

Residents who were issued Category I or II Seasonsal (fireplace or fire pit) Permits to Kindle Fire last year, you may renew that permit on-line by filling clicking the link below.

Renewal Seasonal Category I/II Burn Permit Application

Burn permits are not transferable.
Renters must have written permission from the property owner and apply for their permit. The person obtaining the permit is responsible for any damage and firefighting costs that are caused by an outside fire.

Contact the Forest Fire Warden for renter permit requirements and the NH State Landlord permission form, which is required for the renter to obtain a Burn Permit.
 
New Category I & II permits and all Category III permit require an inspection by a Forest Fire Warden. Request a new permit inspection appointment by phoning Dave Smith, Forest Fire Warden at 938-5925, or emailing Newburyfire@gmail.com

Click Here for a summary of Outside Burning Regulations

Permits are required for all Fireworks in Newbury
(View Newbury Fireworks Ordinance)

4th of July is coming, request a renewal fireworks permit or pre-inspection now for the holiday.
 
Fireworks Information 
 
Fireworks Permits Issued

July 3, 2021: 139 Gillingham Dr
July 4, 2021: 29 Sunapee Valley Lower Rd 


Complete the on-line renewal fireworks permit application here:
 
Fireworks Permit Request Form 

Sparklers are not a toy. Although a permit is not required for sparklers, caution should be exercised when us. Children need to be supervised. Always have a fire extinguisher available, use away from buildings, brush and combustibles watch where sparks land and be ready to extinguish any fires that start.
 

 

Fire Code Permits and Inspections are Required for the Installation and Operation of Wood, Oil and Gas Equipment

Complete an on-line Application 
 Wood Burning Equipment Permit Application

Gas appliance/furnace/equipment Permit Application
Oil Burner Installation/Operation Permit Application

Fire Alarm Permit Application & Update
 Apply for a fire alarm permit or update your information on line. Complete the
 On line Alarm Permit Application

Newbury Fire Department Table of Contents

  • Newbury Fire Department Overview
  • News
  • Upcoming Events
  • Monthly Features
  • Newbury Fire Department Activity
  • Newbury Fire Department History
  • Newbury Safety Ordinances and State Regulations NEW SECTION
  • Newbury Fire Department Stations
  • Newbury Fire Department Apparatus
  • Newbury Fire Department Community Activities
  • Emergency Medical Service (EMS)
  • EMS/Fire Training Information
  • Newbury Fire Department Training
  • Newbury Fire Department Calls for the Year 2020 and prior years UPDATED 2021
  • Newbury Fire Department Officers
  • Newbury Fire Department Mutual Aid
  • Fire Safety Information
  • Homeland Security Family Preparedness Information
  • Newbury Property Insurance Underwriting Information
  • Fire Department Resource Library
  • Fire Department/EMS Internet Links

  • Newbury Map



    Newbury Fire Rescue facebook

    Visit Newbury Fire Rescue on Facebook


    Newbury Fire Rescue Response Information

    2021 Newbury Fire Rescue Response Summary to date

    2020 Newbury Fire Rescue Response Summary

    2019 Full Year Newbury Fire Rescue Response Summary

    2018 Newbury Fire Rescue Response Summary


    Newbury Fire Rescue Information

    Fire Code Compliance

    Fire Code Permit Applications

    In accordance with the New Hampshire State Fire Code, inspections and permits are required from the fire department for the instalation and operation of oil burners, gas heating and other gas operated equipment and wood burning stoves.

    Request a permit and inspection by completing and submitting the following applications:

  • Oil Burner Permit Application
  • Gas Operated Equipment Permit Application
  • Wood Burning Equipment Application

    New Fire Rescue Facility Construction Progress

    As of the beginning of March construction on the new Fire Rescue station is progressing well. The winter weather has not slowed progress and the building is on schedule for completion in the late spring with summer move in by the department.The exterior is mostly complete with the roof done. Work is now underway with the interior.


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    The Newbury Fire Department is looking for firefighters and EMTs. If you are interested in becomming part of the Newbury Fire Department, please stop by at the fire station any Tuesday evening and fill out an Application or click here to download an application


    NH Bureau of Emergency Medical Services When to call 911 for an Ambulance Video
    Newbury Fireworks Regulations & Information

    Permits are Required for Fireworks in Newbury

    The use of fireworks in the Town of Newbury is regulated by Town Ordinance. Fireworks permits are required and issued by the Newbury Fire Department under the conditions specified in the ordinance. The Newbury Fireworks Ordinance provides for fines of $250 per violation for anyone using fireworks in Newbury without a Fireworks Permit. There is no fee for a fireworks permit.

    A listing of the addresses of the fireworks permits that have been issued will be posted on this website. Fireworks displays that are not listed have not been permitted and should be reported using the Unpermitted Fireworks Reporting form.

    This form is for fire department investigations only, fireworks hazards and emergencies should be reported by calling 911. No fireworks displays are permitted after 10:00 PM, please use this form to inform the fire department of late night displays.

    Questions and comments on fireworks and the reporting form may be emailed to the Newbury Fire Department email: newburyfire@gmail.com

    Fireworks Permit Requirements

    The state law requires that only the property owners and individuals over 21 years of age with written permission of the property owner may display fireworks on a property. The New Hampshire Department of Safety requires a “Water Events Permit” for any fireworks displays that are displayed from a boat or raft over the water, and therefore a state permit is required for a Newbury Fireworks Permit to be issued for an over the water fireworks display. For a Fireworks permit to be issued the properly must be in compliance with the Newbury Street Numbering ordinance(see below).

    The ordinance specifies a safety zone of 100 feet between the fireworks display and any structure or property lot line. Because of this requirement, a fire department inspection of the site where the fireworks are going to be displayed as well as the verification of street address numbering may be required before a permit will be issued.

    Permits will not be issued in conditions of high fire danger when outside burn permits would not be issued or when the warden determines that conditions are not appropriate. Fireworks permits are issued for weekend and holiday evenings. Fireworks are not permitted in certain areas of Newbury and a permit cannot be issued for a location in one of these areas. Fireworks Permits will not be issued for fireworks displays after 10:00 PM, as the Newbury Public Conduct (Noise) Ordinance prohibits fireworks after that hour

    Permits will be issued 24-48 hours prior to the fireworks display. An inspection of the display location may be required. Please allow sufficient time prior to the event to apply for and receive the fireworks permit.

    Applications for fireworks permits may completed on the Newbury Fire Department website using our online Fireworks Permit Application form (You will be contaced by phone to schedule a time for an inspection) Fireworks Permit Applications are also at the Newbury Police Department during business hours 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Monday through Friday. Applications take 24 hours to process.

    If you have had an inspection and been issued a Fireworks Permit in the past, another inspection will not be required. You will be emailed the approved renewal fireworks permit.

    For questions on Fireworks Permits contact

  • Henry E. Thomas Jr., Fire Chief 344-9381 email: newburyc1@aol.com
  • Wayne Whitford, Fire Prevention 748-1583 email: newburyfire@gmail.com
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information from the CDC

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    Fire Safety

    Do you own a property that is a vacation rental or Air B&B?

    If so, is there a wood burning fire pit or outside fireplace that is available to be used by your tenant? Do you have a seasonal Permit to Kindle Fire from the Forest Fire Warden? The renter will also need a permit

    Please provide your tenants with information on fire safety and the NH Outside Fire Rules.

  • Tenants must have written permission from the property owner to Kindle a fire.
  • The permit shall be in the name of the person responsible for the fire. The tenant must have their own permit even if the property owner has been issued a seasonal permit.
  • Category I (fire pit or fireplace less than 2ft in diameter) must be 25’ from a structure.
  • Category II ( 2’- 4’ in diameter) must be 50’ from a structure and can only be kindled after 5:00 pm.
  • The fire must be continuously attended by a person over 18.
  • A garden hose or water bucket should be available.
  • The fire must be completely extinguished before the person in charge leaves the area.
  • Outside fires are not permitted on High Fire Danger Days.
  • Wood to be burned must be clean, untreated and less than 5” in diameter.
  • Download the NH Forests & Lands Outside Burning Brochure


    Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms Are Required in Rental Properties

    New Hampshire State Fire Code requires electronically powered detectors in multi-unit residential occupancies (apartments, rooming & boarding houses, bed & breakfast inns, dormitories, hotels etc.) since 1999. (NFPA 72)

    Interconnected AC powered smoke alarms are required in one and two family dwellings, but there is an exception to allow continued use of battery operated detectors in owner occupied homes.

    The fire code ( RSA 153:10-a) also requires carbon monoxide detectors in all rental units, defined as “any residential unit in a building or single family dwelling which provides permanent or transient living facilities for one or more persons, which is occupied by tenants on a rental basis. This term shall include but not be limited to: hotels, motels, dormitories, apartments, duplex units, rooms rented out of the home of another, and single family dwellings, so long as they are rented"

    The owner of the rental unit shall be responsible for maintaining the automatic fire warning device and carbon monoxide detection device in a suitable condition.


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    Permits are Required for Outside Burning

    The State of new Hampshire requires a Permit to Kindle Fire the Forest Fire Warden or Deputy Warden for all outside burning. See Warden contact information below

    Information on the permit requirements and the permits may be obtained at no charge from the Newbury Department or Newbury Forest Fire Warden or Deputy Wardens.

  • Henry Thomas Fire Chief, Newbury Fire Department 344-9381 e-mail: newburyc1@aol.com
  • Dave Smith, Forest Fire Warden 938-5925
  • Wayne Whitford, Fire Prevention; 748-1583 newburyfire@gmail.com

    If you had a Seasonal Cltegory I or II Permit to Kindle Fire in 2020, you can renew the permit for 2021 by completing the On-Line Renewal Application Form

    Per RSA 227-L:17, the state of New Hampshire requires anyone who wishes to burn clean, ordinary combustibles such as leaves, brush or untreated lumber, or have a camp or cooking fire to have written permission from the landowner and a written fire permit from the local forest fire warden or local fire department in the town or city where the fire will be kindled.

    What time can a fire be kindled?

    Fires may only be kindled after 5:00 p.m. and must be extinguished before 9:00 a.m.

    There are two exemptions to this:

    1: When the Forest Fire Warden determines that conditions are appropriate Category I (Campfire) permits may allow for a small (under 2 foot diameter) fire to be burned during the day.

    2: When there is continuous rain fall, however, the fire must be extinguished when the rain stops and depending on what town you are burning in, there may be some variances to these times. A Fire Permit is still required when it is raining.

    What can be burned?

  • Clean, untreated wood and brush.
  • Material must be no greater than 5 inches in diameter.

    What cannot be burned?

  • Combustible domestic waste as defined by RSA-125N, including, but not limited to:
  • Household trash
  • Packaging Material
  • Plastic
  • Coated or laminated paper
  • Rubber
  • Painted or treated wood
  • Coated or treated cardboard
  • Oily rags
  • Animal, vegetable and kitchen waste
  • Treated wood or composite materials

    Where are you going to burn? How far from the nearest structure, trees and dead vegetation or overhead phone or power lines? Fires must be no closer than 50 feet from a structure, or 25 feet if in an approved incinerator.

    What do you have for fire protection? A hose, shovel or rake, and a bucket of water should be available at the fire. You are liable for the costs of extinguishing escaped fires.

    How much help will you have during the burn? Your fire must be attended at all times, or completely extinguished.


    Links to Outside Burning Information

    Download the NH Forests & Lands Outside Burning Brochure

    Download the Specifications for Camp or Cooking Fire

    Download the Commercial Burning Brochure

    Download the Outdoor Seasonal Permit Information Sheet

    Download the Quick Guide to Open Burning

    Download the Landowner Permission Form

    Download the Putting out a Campfire



    Newbury Ordinances

    Newbury Fire Alarm Ordinance

    The Town of Newbury Alarm Ordinance requires all homeowners and businesses with fire and security alarms that are transmitted to an alarm company central station central station to obtain an alarm permit from the Town of Newbury. The ordinance also specifies that alarm companies that monitor these alarms be permitted by the town. The permit requires complete contact information including local contacts (key holders) for out of town owners, this information is available to dispatch and the fire department so quick access can be gained to the building by someone who has a key in the event of an alarm. The ordinance also specifies that any property that has more than three false alarms in a 12 month period be assessed a fine. The amount of the fine increases for additional alarms once the minimum has been met. Since the ordinance was implemented several years ago, the number of false alarms that Newbury Fire rescue has responded to has significantly been reduced. The permit application process is easy with an on-line application on this website by clicking “Alarm Application” in the green box this page. The Safety Ordinance page provides complete information on the Newbury Alarm Ordinance. You may also update contact information on the website form. There is no charge for the fire alarm permit.


    Alarm Companies Need Permit to Install and Monitor Fire and Security Alarms in Newbury

    Alarm companies that instll, service and monitor fire and security alarms at residences and businesses in the town of Newbury must have a permit from the Newbury Police and Fire Departments.There is no fee for the permit. The Newbury Alarm ordinance requires the permiting of security and fire alarms monitored by an alarm company central station. Under the ordinance, the company that installes, services or monitors an alarm must apply for an Alarm Company Permit.Under the ordinance, unpermitted alarm companies operating in Newbury are subject to a $100 fine.

    Alarm Companies installing alarm systems must inform their customers of the town requirement for an alarm permit and that they can apply on the Newbury Fire department website. The alarm company must also notify the Newbury Fire Department in writing of the owner's name and address of the new alarm installation. The notification can be by fax (603)763-5379, completing the on-line form, or by email newburyfire@gmail.com


    The Application for a Newbury Alarm Permit is now on line

    There are now two ways to apply for a fire and security alarm permit in Newbury. The permit application can be completed online (click below in the Online Permit Application) and the application will be electronically submitted to the Town of Newbury. You will be contacted when the permit is issued. As in the past, you can still download and print the permit the application in a pdf file and fax to the Newbury Fire Department or drop off at the police department or town office during normal business hours. Please note that if you change alarm companies, a new alarm permit is required. Alarm permits can only be issued for alarm companies that are permitted by the Town of Newbury, applicants should verify that the alarm company has an Alarm Company Permit from the town.

    The on line form can also be used to update your contact information, such as cell and work phone numbers and the names of local contacts that have access to your home if you cannot be reached. If your alarm permit is over two years old, you may need to update your information so that we have the correct phone numbers in an emergency.

    The Town of Newbury Alarm Ordinance requires a permit for all business and residential central station fire and security alarms.

    The Town of Newbury will access fines for central station alarm systems that do not have the alarm permits and for alarm systems that transmit multiple false alarms. Please see a summary of the ordinance on the Ordinance Page

    Click here to fill out a Fire Alarm Permit online

    Click here to download and print the Fire Alarm Permit Application The completed permit applications can be faxed to the Newbury Fire Department at 763-5379

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    Proposed New Fire Station


    Links to Information on New Fire Rescue Station

  • Vidio Presentation from January 12, 2019 Public Information Session
  • Town of Newbury Webpage on New Fire Station
  • New Tenant Goucher Arcitects Video on Proposed Fire Station
  • Selectboard Presentation by Tennant Goucher Architects
  • February 5, 2018 Selectboard Presentation by Tennant Goucher Architects
  • Newbury Fire Station Project Background PowerPoint Presentation
  • Tenant Goucher Architects Station Design PowerPoint Presentation
  • Safety Services Building Project 2015-2016 Webpage

  • Newbury Fire Rescue Apparatus

    83Kubota RTV

    The Newbury Fire Department operates a Kubota RTV as a wildernes rescue vehile. During the winter the Kubota is mounted with tracks so it can travel on the snowmobile trails in the event of a snowmobile accident deep in the woods. During the other seasons of the year the tracks are replaced with wheels emabling the 4 wheel drive vehicle to travel on logging and hiking trails. The unit is used to transport brush firefighting equipment into the woods on trails that will not acomodate a larger vehicle. The Kubota is equipped with a winch and an interchangable rescue body that carries a rescue basket and equipment or a slide in forestry body with a 250 gpm pump and water tank .
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    Newbury Street Numbering Ordinance

    Please keep in mind that the Town of Newbury Street Numbering Ordinance requires that every home and business in Newbury has a street address posted that is visible from the road. The reason for the ordinance was to assure that emergency responders would be able to locate a property in the event of a medical emergency, fire, or other emergency. This is a good time to take a look at your property from the road to confirm that the number can be seen. If you have difficulty, chances are that emergency responders will not see the address number and be delayed. “Help us to find you so we can help you in an emergency”


    Weather Emergency Contact List

    The Newbury Fire Department maintains a list of town residents who may live alone, do not have transportation, be elderly or disabled that the department will check on in the event of severe weather such as a blizzard, Ice storm or long duration power failure or other emergency impacting the Town of Newbury. The department is currently updating the list and adding new people who wish to be contacted.

    Following a major storm, a telephone call is made to check on the well being of people on the list. If the person can't be reached by phone, a fire department member will go to the home to check on the person.

    If you, a family member or neighbor would like contacted in a weather emergency by the Newbury Fire Department, please send an email with the person's name, address and phone number to newburyfire@gmail.com, Please indicate "Weather Emergency Contact List" in the subject of the email. This contact information remains confidential and is not shared with any other organization. Please email the Newbury Fire Department if you have questions.  Downlod a Storm Emergency Contact application form


    Knox Box

    Newbury Fire & Rescue Department Knox Box Program

    If you own a property in Newbury, are not always available to answer a call for a fire alarm at your property and do not have someone in the area that has a key to provide the Newbury Fire Department with access to your property. please consider installing a Knox Box.

    The Newbury Fire & Rescue Department is part of the “Knox Box” program for emergency building access. A Knox Box is a secure key box containing building keys affixed to the outside of a business or home. If a fire alarm is received or there is a report of other emergency when the building us unoccupied, the fire department utilizes special fire department key, that will open the Knox Box containing the building keys. This eliminates the need to break down doors or windows to enter the building or presume there is no fire when nothing is visible from the outside. The ability to thoroughly inspect a building will enable the responders to locate other problems such as electrical hazards, heating problems and gas and water leaks set off an alarm and could lead to costly other problems if not identified. The Knox Box system is only used to enter a building in the event of a fire department emergency response to an alarm activation or report of an emergency at the location.

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    The fire department key is secured in special Knox Box on the truck that can only be opened by authorized personnel and all openings of the box are electronically recorded. Knox Boxes keyed to the Newbury system are purchased by the building owner from the Knox Box company and are installed in accordance with fire department specifications. Knox Boxes are generally installed at locations with Town of Newbury permitted central station fire alarm systems, where the Newbury Police and Fire Departments have emergency contact information. Building owners or their authorized emergency contacts are notified of every alarm notification and when the Knox Box is used to provide emergency personnel with access to the building. Emergency contact Information provided is kept confidential by the police and fire departments.

    New commercial, multi-family (4+), seasonal residences and gated properties are required to have a Knox Box as part of the building permit process.

    Information on the Knox Box system is available on the company’s website www.knoxbox.com, For residential and small business use the Knox Residential 1650 Series surface mount box is used. Other models are available for larger businesses where multiple access keys may be needed, for new construction and other special requirements. Knox Boxes keted to the Newbury Fire Department system can be ordered on line from the Knox Box company Knoxbox.com or the new Knox Home Box website for residential boxes and the Newbury Fire Department will be notified of your order and install the box when it is received. If you have questions, please contact the department at newburyfire@gmail.com


    Get the NH Alerts App

    NH Alerts is a free service provided by the New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Emergency and community messages are initiated by authorized public safety officials at the State level and severe weather warnings are initiated directly by the National Weather Service.

    The app delivers notifications to subscribers within a specific geographic area. If you are not receiving alerts through this application, you are not currently in an area identified with a potential public safety threat by the New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

    NH Alerts is used by New Hampshire public safety officials to inform and protect State residents and visitors. The NH Alerts app is free and available at the App Store and Google Play. No registration is required. Users are encouraged to enable their GPS services so the app can deliver location-based multimedia alerts to subscribers within a specific geographic area. Users may visit the NH Alerts app settings to select the alerts they would like to receive.

    The app delivers notifications to subscribers within a specific geographic area. If you are not receiving alerts through this application, you are not currently in an area identified with a potential public safety threat by the New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

    Click here to go to the Ready NH.Gov NH Alerts website and to download the app
    Code Red

    The Town of Newbury and five other towns in our area have contracted with the CodeRED reverse emergency notification system, which allows the town to call you in an emergency.

    If you received telephone calls or voicemail messages from Code Red in the past, you are registered in the Code Red system and no additional action is needed. You will automatically receive future Code red messages.

    The current CodeRED database comprises commercially-available phone numbers (such as those provided on credit applications) and numbers added directly by residents of the six communities. To ensure that your phone number (including cell phone) is in the database, go to your Town’s website or click here to access the CodeRED Emergency Notification Network update form

    Required information includes a street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes) for location purposes and at least a primary phone number. Additional phone numbers, email and text addresses may also be entered. Even if you have an unlisted phone number, you can safely register your phone number in the CodeRED database; the information will not be sold nor will it be used for any purpose other than emergency contact from the town.

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    The C-5 business meeting is the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30PM in the New London New London Fire department training Room.



    Community Information

     


Newbury Fire Department Resident Emergency Information Form In order to better serve the residents of Newbury in the event of a fire, medical or other emergency, the Newbury Fire Department is in process of updating the street listing information. Please complete the attached form for our emergency response database print and mail to the Newbury Fire Department PO Box 373, Newbury NH 03255. We plan to be able to submit the forms electronically in the near future.