Fire Department

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Bristol Fire Department is to provide All-Hazards response that, combined with planning, education, collaboration, and communication, will improve the quality of life of its customers and community.


During the COViD-19 pandemic, in an effort to reduce exposure to our first responders and the public, we are asking that all permits be obtained through the online portal. Click the link below to be taken to the NH Online Fire Permitting site:

Seasonal and Daily Burning Permit Portal

***Category I and II permits are issued for the season. Category III (brush) permits are issued for the date range on the permit. Check website or Fire Station for current Fire Weather daily!***

Permits must be printed and signed to be valid. They are also $3 each (the fee for the payment vendor)

We apologize for the inconvenience, but are asking the community to NOT come to the station for a permit. You must have a permit, and may obtain it online. If you can not access this system or do not wish to pay the fee:

and have the ability to print, we can email a permit to you:

Send a request to [email protected]

Include :      -   your full name

  • address/location of fire
  • type of permit (seasonal/same as last year or brush)
  • phone number
  • email address
  • A permit will be emailed within 48 hours, and will need to be printed and signed.


We will advise as soon as possible when we are back to normal operations.


If you're looking for information on the Bristol Public Safety Building Proposal click here, or the tab on the left!

Message From the Fire Chief

Welcome to the Bristol Fire Department! The members of the department are honored to be able to serve our great community. Over the years the department has worked to adapt to the changing environment, requirements, and needs of our citizens and become a truly all-hazards response organization. You have some of the best trained and professional employees at your Fire Department. The department's appratus fleet is modern and maintained daily. In addition to the various tools and equipment the department has to mitigate fire, medical, and rescue emergencies, we have put this site together as another tool to help us serve you better: to learn more about your Fire Department, and to find the information that you are looking for. 

Whether you are looking for an inspection, information on fire permits, or a CPR class, you can access that information here, along with so much more. Of course if you still need assistance we are always happy to see you at the Fire Station or talk to you on the phone. 

Thank You for your continued support and the role you play in helping us keep our community safe and a better place to live.

Ben LaRoche, Fire Chief

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Benjamin LaRoche Fire Chief
Ingrid Heidenreich Administrative Assistant