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Peterborough Fire & Rescue


The mission of the Peterborough Fire & Rescue is to protect the lives and property of the people of Peterborough and Sharon from fires, natural and man-made disasters, and hazardous materials incidents; to save lives by providing emergency medical services; to prevent fires through prevention and education programs; to provide defense against terrorist attacks; and to provide a work environment that values cultural diversity and is free of harassment and discrimination.

Who We Are

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Deputy Chiefs Brian Wall and Brad Winters oversee the fire operations of Peterborough Fire & Rescue, including the recruitment, retention, and training of our nearly 30 paid, on-call, firefighters. In 2022, the Fire Division responded to 576 calls including 76 motor vehicle accidents and 45 fires, 12 of which were building fires.

PFR proudly provides fire protection to over 6,500 people living in the 52 square mile area of Peterborough and Sharon.

In addition to fire calls, our members participate in over 2,500 hours of training and other non-response activities. These activities range from familiarization with equipment and operations to live-fire and vehicle extraction conducted in town as well as across the region and state. 

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Deputy Chief John Fahey oversees the daily operations of the EMS Division of PFR. This service provides emergency ambulance transport for the towns of Peterborough, Dublin, Hancock, Francestown, Sharon,  and Temple. The department also helps cover neighboring towns in emergency situations.

Members of the EMS Division responded to nearly 1,700 emergency ambulance calls in 2022. We accomplish this with two ambulances staffed 24 hours a day in the station and additional personnel at home. 

In 2022, over 130 of our calls for service were "third calls" or calls that occurred while our two regularly staffed ambulances were tied up. To meet this demand, we rely on our off-duty members to drop what they are doing and respond to the station, just like our on-call firefighters for fire calls.

Where We Are

PFR is stationed at 16 Summer Street in downtown Peterborough, New Hampshire. Housed there, is some of the most sophisticated equipment available for today's firefighting and EMS demands.

Contact Peterborough Fire & Rescue

Emergencies: 911
Non-Emergencies/ Duty Crew/ Fire Prevention: 603-924-8090 X 2

Peterborough Fire & Rescue
16 Summer Street
Peterborough, NH 03458

Peterborough Fire & Rescue Association Website:

Chief of Department, Emergency Management Director
Ed Walker

Deputy Chief – Fire
Brian Wall

Deputy Chief - Fire
Brad Winters

Deputy Chief - EMS
John Fahey

Fire Inspector
Position Vacant

Administrative Assistant
Laura Merzi

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