Candia Old Home Day
- Category: News
The Candia Fire Department will be holding their annual Old Home Day Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, August 28th 2021.
Time: 6am to 9am
Location: 11 Deerfield Rd - Candia Fire Rescue
Stop by for some freshly cooked breakfast and support the Volunteer Fire Department before heading over to the parade and other festivities!
Outside Burning Permits
- Category: Fire Department Information
PERMIT REQUIRED BY LAW
for Outside Burning in NH
To Obtain a Required State of NH Fire Permit
- Call the Candia Fire Burn Permit Pager (603) 639-7179.
- Leave Name, Address of Burn and Phone Number;
- Wait for a call back from a authorized permit writer to set up an appointment to issue a permit;
- Permits are typically issued between 4pm and 6pm.
- OR Visit www.nhfirepermit.com
- Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Check Current Fire Danger Level at www.nhdfl.org/Community/Daily-Fire-Danger.
The Forest Fire Warden and Deputy Wardens affiliated with Candia Volunteer Fire Department provide burning permits to residents of Candia at no cost.
A warden will respond to pages as soon as they are able, but please be aware this is a volunteer fire department and permit writer availability is subject outside factors.
In addition to writing permits, permit writers are able to answer your questions about regulations and rules for outside burning.
The on-call Warden or Deputy Warden may visit your property in order to ensure the material being burned is allowable by New Hampshire state law.
As per New Hampshire state law, no fire shall be kindled outside without first obtaining a written permit from the forest fire warden (or their representative) of the town where the burning is to be done. Permits are required for all outside burns, unless the ground is covered with snow. Please note that there is no Warden or Deputy Warden on call when the ground is covered with snow.
In the town of Candia, permits are still required if it is raining outside. State laws are specific that any fire kindled in the rain during the day MUST be extinguished as soon as it stops raining as defined in the DRED regulations.
Any person kindling a fire without a permit is liable to the town for all expenses incurred in attending or extinguishing such fire.
No residential trash, treated wood, construction/demolition debris, tires, mattresses, etc. or brush/trees greater than 5" diameter can be burned at any time. If you burn any impermissible material, you will be subject to State fines of up to $2000.00 as well as all costs for the Department to respond and extinguish the illegal fire and for proper disposal of the illegal material.
No fires shall be left unattended at any time without being completely extinguished with water.
Always use caution when burning material on your property, make sure you have extinguishing materials close at hand, and if the fire seems to be getting out of control, contact Candia Fire-Rescue immediately.
Swimming Pool Safety
- Category: Public Safety Information
The most important point to remember is to use common sense around pools or any other body of water. The following is some information to remember to make sure your pool or hot tub use is not marred by a preventable tragedy.
NOTE: These points are provided as a service to the community, and this list is not intended to be all-inclusive. Be sure to use good common sense and judgment when using your pool.
- Never use your pool or hot tub alone. Should someone become unconscious or injured, it is critical to be able to assist the person immediately and contact emergency services. If you are alone in your pool, you run the risk of being without help for a considerable amount of time. Also, it's just more fun to have people with you!
- Do not allow children to swim unattended. Constant supervision is absolutely necessary to protect their well-being. Also, make sure children are strong enough swimmers to be in the pool, and make sure the pool is not larger or deeper than they can handle.
- When using a pool or hot tub, consume alcohol responsibly. Alcohol and water can be a fatal combination. Alcohol can impair judgment, possibly causing a traumatic incident, but when combined with heat such as that in a hot tub, alcohol's effect is increased, possibly causing unconsciousness which could lead to drowning.
- Keep glass away from the pool area. Most people are around a pool in bare feet, so any broken glass could cause injury. Use plastic cups, plates, and bottles when around the pool.
- Limit access to your pool or hot tub. Put a railing including a locking gate around your pool, preventing unauthorized access. Make sure to keep the gate closed and locked when the pool is not in use.
- Keep a flotation device nearby in case of an emergency. Also, having a long object close to the pool, such as the handle to a pool vacuum, could prove useful in an emergency.
- Do not allow diving or jumping into pools not designed for this activity. Diving or jumping into a pool not designed for this could lead to severe injury, including paralysis, or even death.
- If an emergency occurs, call 911 immediately! Time is of the essence, so do not delay contacting emergency services at the first indication of a problem.
- Should a diving accident occur and the person is unconscious, stabilize the neck and back and be sure their nose and mouth is above water to allow breathing, but do not attempt to remove the person from the water. Doing so could cause severe injury, so leave removal of the person to trained emergency personnel.
- Take a CPR course provided by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association. This training will allow you to provide critical emergency care to a victim of a drowning before EMS personnel arrive. These courses are provided at intervals at the American Red Cross in Manchester, or at the Candia Fire Station and other facilities in the area.
Read more information on pool safety from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's Pool Safely website.
Barbecue Grill Safety
- Category: Public Safety Information
While grilling can be a fun and tasty way to entertain during the warmer months, many people choose to use their grills during the winter as well, especially during power outages. However, there are some dangers associated with this activity. The following are a few points to help keep you, your loved ones, and your property safe while using a grill.
NOTE: This list is not all-inclusive. Please be sure to use good judgment and common sense while using your grill.
- Be sure to keep your grill cleaned and well-maintained. A buildup of grease or the use of faulty or rusted parts is a fire and safety hazard.
- Keep all unnecessary people away while grilling, especially children. Horseplay or running around a grill could cause it to be knocked over, causing injury or fire.
- If using a propane grill, use caution when transporting and storing cylinders. If at all possible, do not transport cylinders in the passenger compartment of a car and if this is necessary, keep the windows open as much as possible. Do not store cylinders indoors as even a small leak could cause flammable gas to collect in your home, creating a serious fire and health hazard.
- If using a charcoal grill, use only the smallest amount of lighter fluid which accomplishes the task. Be sure to store extra lighter fluid properly.
- Never grill inside. Doing this is a fire hazard, and could cause poisonous carbon monoxide to collect inside the building. This is especially important during the winter months as it becomes more tempting to grill inside, away from the cold.
- Keep your grill at least 3 feet away from combustibles, especially your house and deck. Be sure not to grill underneath a deck, as heated gases could cause a fire.
- Cook food thoroughly to prevent disease transmission.
- Use caution when consuming alcohol and grilling. Alcohol can impair judgment and coordination, so know when to stop or have someone else take over the cooking duties.
- If an emergency should occur, do not hesitate to call 911. A rapid response by your local fire and EMS department can drastically improve the outcome of any emergency. It is always a better idea to call the fire department as soon as something happens and be safe than trying to control a situation on your own and having the situation worsen. We are here to help, and are more than happy to assist you in any way we can!
Learn more Grill Safety Tips and about Grill Fires from the National Fire Protective Association.