Fire Department

Cornish Volunteer Fire Department – Robert Rice, Chief

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Remember; In case of emergency call 911

Our firefighters would like to remind you that summer means campfire season, but please always be responsible for your fires. The primary cause of wildfires in New Hampshire is illegal or improperly maintained fires. 


Per NH Division of Forests and Lands any size fire is subject to the law, specifically RSA 227-L:17(II).  “Anyone who wishes to burn clean, ordinary combustibles such as leaves, brush or untreated lumber, or have a camp or cooking fire must have written permission from the landowner and a fire permit from the local forest fire warden or local fire department in the town or city where the fire will be kindled. You must be at least 18 years of age to obtain a written fire permit.” Fire permits are not required for gas or charcoal grills.

    For specifics about our state’s Fire Permit Laws please see: New Hampshire Fire Permit Laws and Regulations

Curious about current New Hampshire wildfire statistics or to view tips to help teach your children about summer fire safety? Please visit New Hampshire’s Division of Forest and Lands’ Fire Prevention page

Tel. Emergency 911

Tel. Fire Station 1 (603)675-2177 (non-emergency)

Tel. Fire Station 2 (603)542-4605 (non-emergency)