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Wilton mourns the passing of Retired Chief Raymond Dick Passing

It is with deep regret that the Wilton Fire Department announces the untimely passing of retired Fire Chief Raymond A. Dick. Chief Dick was a 35-year member of the Department serving as the Chief for 20 years until his retirement in 2017. Chief Dick was responsible for helping design and oversaw construction of the Fire Station addition and renovation project as well as countless other advances for the Department.

SERVICES: Calling Hours will be held on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the SMITH & HEALD FUNERAL HOME, 63 Elm Street, Milford, NH 03055. A Fire Department walk-through will take place at 7:00 PM, Department members attending are requested to wear Class “A” uniforms. A funeral service will be held on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2023, at 10:00 AM in the Second Congregational Church, 25 Gregg Street, Wilton, NH. All are invited to meet directly at the church morning of. Burial will be private.

To share a memory or offer a condolence please visit for more information. We ask that you keep Ray’s family in your prayers through this difficult time.

Wilton Fire Department First Responders Receive Equipment Grant 

Fire apparatursWilton Fire Department recently received a $16,206.00 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to purchase a new battery-operated rescue tool and equipment. This critical equipment will allow our first responders to be better prepared in emergency situations and protect the citizens of Wilton, New Hampshire to the best of our abilities.

For full release, click HERE.

Wilton Fire Department Personnel Announcements

December 27, 2022 -- I would like to take this opportunity to thank Assistant Chief Ron Caswell for his 45 years of dedicated service to the Wilton Fire Department, the Town of Wilton and the surrounding communities. It is with honor that Ron has made the decision to retire, effective December 31, 2022. On behalf of the Wilton Fire Department Membership, we wish Ron and his wife Marsha many years of enjoyment after such appreciated dedication to the Department. Please know that your Fire Department family is always here for you, best wishes.
I would like to announce the following promotions, effective January 1, 2023:
    • Eric Miron; promoted to Assistant Fire Chief.
    • Tom Staiti Sr.; promoted to Deputy Fire Chief.
    • Dave Goodfellow; promoted to Captain of Training.
    • Mike Dery; promoted to Lieutenant, Souhegan Hose Company 2.
Please join me in congratulating Ron on his retirement and Eric, Tom, Dave and Mike on their promotions.

FD water distributionWilton Fire Department Receives Water Donation

June 13, 2022 -- The Wilton Fire Department has 
been selected by the National Volunteer Fire Council to receive a pallet of canned drinking water from Anheuser-Bush, thanks to Josh Breau of Bellevance Beverages for delivering! For full details, click HERE.

Wilton Fire Announcement

Wilton, December 7, 2021 –  It is with deep regret that the Wilton Fire Department announces the passing of Wilton Deputy Fire Chief Rob Jackson. Rob served the firefighting community as a volunteer for more than 26 years of combined service to the Fitzwilliam, Rindge, Meadowood and Wilton Fire Departments. Additionally, Rob served as a Deputy Forest Fire Warden for the State of New Hampshire. Funeral arrangement details will be shared when they are available.

We ask that you keep Rob’s family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Wilton Fire Department  Now Manages All  Mechanical and Liquid Storage Permitting and Inspections 

February 19, 2021
Contact: Fire Chief Donald R. Nourse

Effective Monday, March 1, 2021 the Wilton Fire Department will transition all Mechanical and Liquid Storage Permitting and Inspections from the Building Department to the Fire Department in the Town of Wilton. Since January of 1997 these processes were managed by the Wilton Building Inspector, largely due to the fact that the Wilton Fire Department was 100% volunteer and did not have staff required to keep up with the demands of customers as well as the follow-up actions often required. With the addition of a full-time Fire Chief approved at Town Meeting in March of 2020, the Department now has the ability to resume overall responsibility of reviewing and approving permits as well as performing the required inspections related to oil, gas and other solid fuel appliance installations, gas and oil piping and liquid storage tank installations and removals. Customers will still complete applications and submit payment to the Town Hall as in the past; however, the Fire Department now manages the overall processes.

Updated permit applications and more information can be found on the Town of Wilton’s website:

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