Our new entrance to the dispatch center is now open to get into the dispatch center or to go upstairs to administrative offices/meeting room. For Radio Repair Shop, please use the radio shop entrance on the west end of the building. (Note – This entire lobby area and new stairs is in the space where the dispatch center used to be) Check out the pictures by Deputy Sangermano.


Cold River Area Fire Chief’s Association will be hosting a FETC – Fire Officer Leadership Academy Seminar on January 31 and February 1st, 2015. This will be a 16 hour seminar designed to enhance current and future fire service officers. Topics covered will be: Personality Based Effective Communications, Bridging the Fire Service Generational Gap, The Art of Dealing with Negativity, Thermal Insult Recognition, Interior Benchmarking, Mayday Management for Incident Command.

Seats are limited. Cost is $100 for both days. If you are interested in attending this class you must CONTACT Assistant Fire Chief Brandon Langlois at This class will be held at the Lempster Fire Station.


The Marlow Fire Department regrets to announce the passing of Donald Blanchard, retired Assistant Chief. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 10th at 1100 hours at the Methodist Church, Church Street, Marlow, NH. Burial will be in the spring. Personnel are requested to meet at the Marlow Fire Station on January 10th at 1000 hours in uniform.

Don was a member of the Keene Fire Steamer Company from 1969 to 1974 when he joined Marlow Fire and Ambulance. He soon became Assistant Chief and held that position until his retirement in 2002. He was also a Deputy Forest Fire Warden.