The Claremont Fire Department regrets the passing of retired Fire chief Thomas Ford. He started his firefighting career in 1957 as a firefighter in the town of West Hartford. In 1982, he retired from West Hartford as the Deputy Chief and took a job as the Fire Chief in Claremont, he retired as the Claremont Fire Chief in 1997.  He was also an Interim City Manager for Claremont.


Visiting hours will be held at Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont on Thursday, January 3rd from 5 to 7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Church on Friday morning at 11 AM with Very Rev. Shawn Therrien VG officiating. A reception will follow at the American Legion on Broad Street in Claremont, NH. Burial will be held privately.

Any area firefighters wanting to attend are asked to meet at the Claremont Fire Station at 5 o’clock for a 5:30 walk through.


Greenfield Fire is a hosting a NCCP Refresher put on by the Academy of 
First Response class next weekend, January 11-13. This is a 20 hour 
class that will provide the attendee all of the required NCCP hours for 
biannual recertification. We have a few seats available. The class meets 
on Friday evening from 18:00 to 22:00 and then 08:00 to 16:00 on 
Saturday and Sunday. The cost is $200. I know this question will come 
up... no we will not be able to offer parts of this class cafeteria 
style. It is a logistic nightmare to have a student come in for an hour 
here and another hour or two the next day to capture the pieces that are 
missing for their recert. This needs to be an all or nothing kind of 
class. The good news is if a student is missing a few hours and they 
take this class, they can use the other hours for general con-ed towards 
their recert. So that's the deal, please get in touch with me by email 
or phone if you would like to take the class.


David Hall, 603/547-2222


Chesterfield Fire Department has hose to give away to any department in need. They have 1 3/4” and 2 1/2” national pipe thread. Call the Chesterfield Station and leave a message for Chief Cooper. 603-363-4665