Chief of Department

Kenneth Erickson - Fire Chief

Welcome to the Laconia Fire Department web-page. This department is comprised of a group of very dedicated men and women who strive to provide the best possible service to the community. We take great pride in our history and our accomplishments. We continually strive to improve the quality and level of services through training, code enforcement, fire prevention, public education, emergency planning and emergency response.

Our core values are Honor, Pride, and Integrity. The reason we exist is to save lives and property from fires, man-made and natural disasters, and to provide quality pre-hospital care to the sick and injured. Our service philosophy is to always do your best; always do the right thing; treat people the way you expect to be treated – with respect; and always ask – what is in the best interest of the people we serve.

Our department consists of 40 full-time firefighters, including chiefs and officers, 1 full-time administrative assistant, 1 part-time clerk, 1 part-time fire inspector, and 1 part-time fire alarm repairman. We operate from two fire stations protecting 26 square miles, 6 miles of which is water. We are responsible for the safety of 16,000 year-round residents, thousands of visitors and tourists, and a mix of commercial, industrial, and residential properties worth more than 2 billion dollars. Laconia is a very diverse community with diverse needs. This is one of the reasons why we are one of the busiest fire departments in the State of New Hampshire.

I hope you find this page helpful and informative.


Contact: Chief Erickson    603-524-6881

Fire chief talking on radio at a structure fire

Property Owners please register your Emergency Contact Info Here

If you are a Property Owner in the City, please check out our Property Owner Registration Form.  It is a form that gets submitted to the Fire CHief directly for purposes of maintain the most up to date information for us to protect your proprety and contact you in case of an emergency.  

Property Owner Registration Form