Fire Chief

Fire Chief.  The Town of Newport, NH (pop. 6,500), situated in beautiful southwestern New Hampshire, seeks qualified candidates for this full-time position. Duties include administering and directing rescue, fire suppression, fire prevention and fire administration; including the preparation of budgets, authorization of disbursements; the preparation, submission and safe-keeping of logs, records and reports on incidents, personnel, apparatus and equipment.  This is a “working” position.  Minimum requirements for this position include a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science, Fire Protection, Fire/Emergency Service Management or related field; plus 10 years of progressively responsible experience in firefighting, fire prevention and inspection work, including 5 years in a supervisory role with the rank of captain or higher in a comparable or larger organization; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Valid New Hampshire Motor Vehicle Operator’s License, Firefighter I, II and III certification, CPR/EMTA and additional certifications desirable

Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to review the complete job description for this position on our website at   Please submit resumes electronically to the Town Manager’s Office, Town of Newport, 15 Sunapee Street, Newport, NH 03773 ( by the close of business on 8/05/19. For any questions, please contact Joanne Dufour, M-F, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at (603) 863-1877.

The Town of Newport is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Town of Newport
$72,741 - $98,201 DOQ plus benefits.