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Fire Prevention Division

Since it's inauguration in 1846, the Fire Prevention Bureau, located at the central station, is responsible for carrying out three main functions:

Public Education

Code Enforcement

Fire Investigation

In order to achieve the goal of fire safety within the community, the staff of the Fire Prevention Bureau must work with several other city agencies, such as the Police Department and the Planning & Community Development (City Codes etc).

ARSON TIPLINE Program Details
Preventing Arson Fires

Predicted Outdoor Fire Danger
Predicted Outdoor
Fire Danger

SparkyThe division office is also where you will find Sparky. the Fire Preveniton mascot. Take a look at Sparky's Escape Checklist and his Escape Plan Grid. Put a plan together with your family and make sure everyone escapes safely.

Sparky can be seen at most Fire Department activities.



The City of Manchester Fire Department recognizes working smoke alarms save lives; therefore, it created the Smoke Alarm & Carbon Monoxide Detector Program. This program provides smoke alarms and replacement batteries free of charge to residents of single-family dwellings who cannot afford to purchase them or who are unable to safely perform these tasks. Residents living in rental properties or condominiums should contact their landlord or property owner's association for smoke alarms and/or batteries.

If you are in need of a new smoke alarm or replacement batteries, please complete the Free Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector form and someone from the Fire Prevention Bureau will contact you regarding your request.

Below you will find documentation on compliances, rules and regulations, as well as some of the more popular permits for the varied occupancies in the city.

Blasting Permit

Safety Compliance Standards Fire Works Fire Prevention Foster Care
Blasting Permit Application Safety Compliance Standards Fire Works Ordinance in Manchester NH Fixed Fire Suppression Application and
Rules & Regulations
Foster Care

Child Care

One-To-Three Residence


Contact Information

Manchester Fire Dept
Fire Prevention Bureau

100 Merrimack Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Phone: (603) 669-2256
Fax:(603) 665-6802

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Evening hours available by Appointment