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March 13, 2020

TO: Hooksett Residents and Business Community

In order to continue providing the best services to our community the Hooksett Fire-Rescue Department’s Administrative offices will be limiting our face-to-face interactions when possible. We are concerned with the health and well-being of our staff as well as the public we serve. As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread our goal is to maintain a healthy workforce for the continuation of services without resorting to contingency plans.

Therefore, until further notice the Hooksett Fire-Rescue Department IS NOT taking walk-ins for burn permits or non-essential business permit inquiries that could be handled either electronically, through the mail, or over the phone.

Although we understand this is an inconvenience, as a first-responder agency it is in the best interest of the public that we neither contribute to nor increase our own chances of contracting the virus. Our highest priority has to be preserving and maintaining critical Fire and EMS services to our community through our staff who provide those services.

Also, to anyone who needs to call 9-1-1 for an emergency, please be prepared to answer additional questions from the operator to help the first responders understand the status of the situation so they can be well prepared in their response. Additional protective equipment may be required for our patients and those nearby if the situation warrants. Everyone’s cooperation is essential.

Please understand that (outside of emergency calls) precautions such as keeping a “safe distance”, not shaking hands, etc. are being followed in the interest of containment. Again, this is out of an abundance of caution to keep our staff and the public safe and not an indicator of the first responders’ friendliness or willingness to help.

Rest assured that we are here for you, as you would expect. IF YOU NEED US CALL US. The only thing we are temporarily changing is the in-office interaction and the manner in which we provide our services -not the quality of the services we provide.

Thank you for your cooperation.

James A. Burkush
Chief of Department

Contact information:
Hooksett Fire-Rescue Department
Business/Non-Emergency line: (603) 623-7272
Website: www.hooksettfire.org
Mailing Address: 15 Legends Drive, Hooksett, NH 03106
NH Online Burn Permits: www.nhfirepermit.com

If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19, call their 24/7 hotline by dialing 2-1-1 or visit CDC Covid 19.



The Hooksett Fire-Rescue Department provides a wide variety of services to the citizens of Hooksett. All of the member’s commitment and compassion to this profession is outstanding.

Our 38-member Department serves with honor and courage providing emergency service second to none. Whether visiting our website for business reasons or just for pleasure, we hope that you will find all of this information informative.

Thanks for stopping by our website, feel free to contact us with any questions or comments; we appreciate your input and always look for ways to improve.

State of NH Emergency Notification System
Stay informed to local weather alerts and other emergencies by signing up at State of New Hampshire "Emergency Notification System"

The State of New Hampshire encourages you visit ReadyNH.gov to sign up for NH Alerts with your contact information to receive emergency notifications. Once you have signed up, you will receive instant alerts to keep you informed of time sensitive information. Please note that alerts may be issued to the entire state, municipality or specific targeted areas but alerts will only be sent in the event of an emergency. Such alerts include evacuation notices, missing child alerts and boil water notifications. Based on your personal preference, alerts will be delivered via phone call, text message, email or a combination of all three.

Update Your Business Contact Information

Hooksett Fire-Rescue strives to provide the best possible service to the citizens and business community in Hooksett. In order to provide timely and efficient service to our community, the Hooksett Fire Rescue needs the ability to contact local business representatives in the event of an emergency. 

By providing the requested contact information the Hooksett Fire Rescue will have the ability to contact a representative from your business in the event of an alarm activation, or other emergency. Please provide at least 3 emergency contacts if possible.  If you have any questions or need further information please contact the Hooksett Fire Rescue at (603) 623-7272.

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Carbon Monoxide - The Silent Killer

Carbon Monoxide in the building is a danger year round and that danger increases during the heating season. Carbon Monoxide is produced by incomplete combustion (improperly operating) heating systems, gas fired appliances and internal combustion engines. CO is odorless colorless gas that displaces the oxygen in the blood stream causing head aches, nausea, dizziness, and in more acute exposures unconsciousness and death. For more information on how you can protect your family click here.


A burning permit shall be obtained before kindling any outside fire in the Town of Hooksett NH.

Permits can be obtained in person at either Hooksett fire station or online at the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands ONLINE BURN PERMITTING SYSTEM.

There is no charge for permits picked up at the stations; there is a $3.00 charge for permits obtained online.

Visit our Burning Permits page for information open burning, seasonal permit requirements, rules and regulations at the state and local level, today's forest fire weather and class day, and children friendly sites and coloring sheets.

Get Your Open Fire Permits Online

New On-line Open-burning Permit System Up and Running

Click to purchase burning permit online

The Town of Hooksett is one of 15 New Hampshire communities participating in a pilot program offering web-based open fire permits. This new system, administered by NH Department of Resources and Economic Development, Division of Forests and Lands, was developed by Sovereign Sportsman Solutions based out of Tennessee, the same company that handles on-line fishing and hunting licenses for NH Fish and Game Department.

Residents will be able to visit the Division of Forest and Lands website, fill out the required information, and print off a permit, all without leaving their home. The cost of an on-line permit is $3.00. The on-line system is an option to, and not a replacement for, the paper permit that you can currently get at no charge at the fire department. The system is being tested until summer 2014 when it will be launched statewide. For more information, please contact the Hooksett Fire-Rescue Department at (603) 623-7272 or you can contact the Division of Forests and Lands at (603) 271-2214.

Emergency Management
Functional Needs Assessment

During a disaster or an emergency, people with functional needs may require assistance with communication, medical support, or transportation. This voluntary assessment is part of an annual program through the Hooksett Emergency Management Office to identify people who may need assistance in the event of an emergency. Learn More

Satisfaction Feedback Survey

If you recently received emergency medical care from the Hooksett Fire-Rescue Ambulance Service: we would like to ask you a few questions regarding your recent experience, in order to ensure and continually improved the quality of service.

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Fire Safety for Children, Parents and Teachers

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Updated April 26, 2020