New Hampshire Municipal Association
New Hampshire Municipal Association

Fire Chief

Town of Milford

The Town of Milford, NH, a community of approximately 15,500 in southern NH, is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Fire Chief.  The Fire Department is comprised of 4 FT fire personnel, a PT administrative assistant, and 30 +/- call firefighters.  The Chief is responsible for the direction of all rescue, firefighting, fire prevention, life safety, and fire service-related activities of the Town; for developing recommendations for the protection of life and property in the community; and for planning, directing and controlling all department activities and equipment.

Candidates must have demonstrated experience with the following critical areas:  budgeting, fire ground management, incident command, emergency management and crafting collaborative interagency relationships.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree in Fire Science, Public Administration, or closely related field and 10 years of experience in fire service with at least 5 years of supervisory experience; or any combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills & abilities. The Fire Chief also serves as the Director of the Town’s Emergency Management Services.


  • Supervisory experience (required)
  • A current State of NH or Pro-Board Firefighter Level II (required)
  • Fire Officer II certification or equivalent (required)
  • Fire Instructor I (required),
  • Incident Command System Level 300 (required)
  • Hazardous Materials Operations (required)
  • A valid NH CDL with air brake and tanker endorsements (required)
  • State Fire Instructor and/or Fire Officer certification (preferred)
  • Advanced EMT certification with a valid State of NH EMS license (preferred).
  • Strong experience managing a call force (required)

This is an FT exempt position within the Town’s compensation structure. The starting salary range for this position is $70,000 - $95,000 depending on qualifications and experience with full Town benefits package.  A complete job description is available on the Town’s web page at

To Apply:

Applicant packets consisting of a cover letter (specifying salary requirements), a completed Town application and resume can be submitted on-line at or by forwarding the documents to:

Human Resource Department

Town Hall – 1 Union Square

Milford, NH 03055

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, May 24, 2019, 4:30 p.m.


The Town of Milford is an EEOE

Salary: $70,000-$95,000 DOE

Closing Date: May 24, 2019