Candia Volunteer Fire Department
By CHUCK LOWE, Correspondent | July 02, 2021 | NEW HAMPSHIRE
Story No. 070221103
Photo by Chuck LoweEngine 1 - 1995 Spartan / Ferrara 1250/1000
Photo by Chuck LoweEngine 2 - 2021 Pierce Saber 1500/1000/20A
Photo by Chuck LoweEngine 3 - 1985 International S1800 4X4 / Middlesex 1000/0. (No Water)
Photo by Chuck LoweTanker 1 - 2007 International 7400 / V-Tech 1000/3500
Photo by Chuck Lowe Rescue 1 - 2014 Ford F-550 / EVI
Photo by Chuck LoweForestry 1 - 1963 Dodge M37 / Dept 250/200
Photo by Chuck LoweUtility 1 - 2011 Chevy 3500 4x4 / Dept 150/300
The Town of Candia is located just northwest of Manchester NH along the Route 101 corridor. Originally called "Charmingfare", a section of Chester, this small town had just shy of 4000 residents according to the most recent census data. Fire and Rescue services are provided by a small group of volunteer professionals. There are several EMTs on the department roster with a private, EMS company handling transport.
The Fire Department operates a fleet consisting of three engines, 1 tanker, a medium duty rescue and two brush trucks. These apparatus run out of a 4-bay firehouse on Route 43 near Route 27. This 2.5 story wood frame structure was originally built in 1939. Additional bays were added in 1975 & 1994 to accommodate the town's needs.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.