Forest Fire Warden's Corner

There are more than 2,300 Forest Fire Wardens, Deputy Wardens and Special Deputy Wardens appointed by the State Forester to serve under the authority of law to protect New Hampshire woodlands from fire. The Warden is the representative of the State Forester who issues fire permits, enforces forest fire laws, and maintains fire-fighting tools and equipment at the ready. The information contained here will help Wardens in the performance of their duties.


Wardens and Deputies can call any time of day from anywhere in the state toll-free to get the class day, information on restrictions, etc. The number is 1-866-NH-FIRES (1-866-643-4737)

Warden Associations

The Forest Fire Warden Associations are membership organizations which bring Fire Wardens together to share information, train and provide Wildland Fire Prevention to their communities.  There are 10 Forest Fire Warden Associations within the state. They are: Ammonoosuc, Carroll County, Central NH, Cheshire County, Coos County, Grafton-Sullivan, Hillsboro County, Pemigewasset, Rockingham County, Strafford County. These 10 Warden Associations belong to a state wide organization: the NH State Federation of Forest Fire Warden’s Association.