Fire Rescue

Nashua Fire Trucks


To create a safe and vibrant community through risk reduction, preparedness, and a proactive all hazards response plan.


To be the premier emergency services provider in our region that is constantly striving for excellence in service delivery through education, innovation, teamwork and collaboration.

We place extreme value on continually evaluating NFR’s policies, procedures, and training guidelines in order to provide our customers and personnel with the safest environment possible.

Our core values are driven by:

Accountability     Personal, to each other and our community
Compassion       We demonstrate kindness and empathy
Dedication          We are committed to our organization and community
Ethics                 We will consistently strive to do the right thing
Honesty              Truth and fairness in endeavors large and small
Integrity              We adhere to sound moral principles

Coverage Area Demographics

An urban city of 87,259 citizens; Nashua Fire Rescue (NFR) was first organized in 1853 when the two towns of Nashville and Nashua combined to protect a growing mill town with 7,000 mostly immigrant workers. Nashua Fire Rescue started as a volunteer department, became full time and in the 1950's became a career Department. Today, having earned an ISO II rating, the second largest department in the state, under the command of Chief Brian Rhodes, NFR consists of 176 career members operating out of eight facilities; six fire stations, a dispatch center and a training site. With a command structure of one Chief, one Assistant Chief, four Deputy Chiefs, seven Captains, twenty nine Lieutenants, and 112 Fire Fighters. The department responds to over 20,000 calls for service annually. The average emergency response time to arrive on scene is 4 minutes or less in over 90 percent of the time.
  • City Area - 31.9 square miles of which 30.8 is land and 1 square mile is water.
  • Population Served - 87,259 (2014 Estimate).
  • Number of Businesses - 7,521 ( 2007 Estimate).
  • Nashua has a four season climate with long, cold, snowy winters, and very warm and somewhat humid summers; Spring and Autumn in between are relatively brief transitions.
  • Nashua Airport (Boire Field) a general aviation facility, is in the city's northwest corner.
  • The F.E. Everett Turnpike a major six lane highway runs north south through the city.

Noteworthy Accomplishments

December 2017, Construction is well under way, adding a third bay to the Spit Brook Road Fire Station. When the fire station was built in 1977, it was designed to serve a much different property base than what currently exists in southern section of Nashua.

November 2016, Nashua Fire Rescue unveiled the Safe Station program. Anyone with a substance use disorder is welcome to come to any of the six city fire stations to get help. To learn more, view WMUR

Spring 2015, Nashua Fire Rescue was awarded a grant of just under $500,000 to purchase a state of the art mobile training facility. This building is a mission critical part as Nashua grows into becoming a regional training hub for fire departments throughout southern NH and northern Massachusetts .

Spring 2015 The department awarded a grant in the amount of $400,000 to be used to purchase new breathing apparatus.

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