Deputy Fire Chief

The North Hampton Fire & Rescue is currently accepting resumes for the position of Deputy Fire Chief. This is a full-time, second-in-command salaried position, primarily responsible for Operations, Prevention and Training. The Deputy Chief will assist the Fire Chief in all aspects of administration, incident management, fire suppression strategies, inspections and prevention programs. The Deputy will have direct control and responsibility for the department in the absence of the Fire Chief, and has fire ground responsibility.

The department provides exceptional paramedic-level service to the town; this position will require the management of the department’s CQI program and supervising the ALS operations of department paramedics. Furthermore, the position demands an individual who can oversee both fire & EMS training and aside from our contracted EMS educator that fulfills NREMT requirements, instruct staff to meet local and state-level necessities.

The North Hampton Fire & Rescue serves approximately 5,000 residents within 14 square miles utilizing a combination department that includes 12 unionized firefighters and officers with assistance from a small call force. The department protects a large business and commercial district with Rt. 1 being a major through-way which increases the overall daily population, is host to a small but busy airfield, State Beach and a total of four miles of Interstate 95.

A degree in Fire Protection is preferred, however an equivalent combination of experience and education may be substituted.

Minimum seven years full-time experience in an organized fire department to include experience as a Company Officer.

Must possess certifications of Firefighter II, Fire Officer II, Fire Instructor I, Fire Inspector I (II preferred) and ICS 300 & 400.

Certifications must be Pro Board or ability to obtain reciprocity in NH.

Nationally Registered Paramedic, as this position will assist the EMS Officer and supervise the department’s paramedics and CQI program.
New Hampshire CDL-B.

Considerable knowledge of modern firefighting techniques, methods and equipment.

Ability to plan and direct the work of subordinates and to maintain discipline.

Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with other towns, officials and the public.

Must have experience in fire inspections, prevention, training, incident command, and paramedic-level ALS.

Current CPAT certificate or Lateral Transfer of full-time career personnel pursuant to State of New Hampshire Administrative Rule 703.

The position requires both inside and outside work, running, lifting of at least 75 lbs., and the physical exertion normally incumbent of a Firefighter.

Submit cover letter and resumes by October 6, 2020 at 1600 hours to the Chief of Department at:

North Hampton Fire & Rescue
235 Atlantic Avenue
North Hampton, New Hampshire 03862


Town of North Hampton
Close Date: 
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
SALARY $80,000 – $92,000 DOQ