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Captain Newhall promoted to Deputy Chief




Belmont Town Clerk Cynthia DeRoy swears in Michael Newhall as Deputy Chief of the Belmont Fire Department as Fire Chief Ken Erickson looks on during a ceremony at the Corner Meeting House on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 (Laconia FD courtesy photo/Alan MacRae)  Laconia Daily Sun



Sanbornton seeks firefighting assistance from Belmont
 Daily Sun 12/7/16

Selectmen approve new fire truck

At their meeting on August 22, 2016, the Selectmen accepted the fire chief's recommendation that the fire department spend $530,950 on a new fire engine but not without expressing some reservations about the manufacturer.  

Belmont fire chief briefs selectmen on new fire truck
8/24/16 Citizen
Belmont selectmen OK new fire truck  8/23/16 Daily Sun


Belmont & Laconia Announce Inter-Municipal Fire Administration Agreement

3/23/16   New Belmont Fire Chief Begins Duties   Citizen 03/23/16
3/16/16  City, Belmont agree to share fire chief  Daily Sun  03/16/16
3/15/16  City Council approves sharing fire chief services with Belmont  Citizen 03/15/16

3/8/16  The Inter-municipal Agreement between the Town of Belmont and the City of Laconia relative to utilizing a regional approach to Fire Department Administration was approved by the Belmont Board of Selectmen at their meeting on Monday, March 7, 2016 and it is proposed to go before the City Council at their next meeting on Monday, March 14, 2016. Appointment of Chief Kenneth Erickson as the Belmont Fire Chief will take place once the document is fully acknowledged by all parties.

2/24/16  The town of Belmont and the city of Laconia are very pleased to announce that we have agreed to enter into an inter-municipal agreement for the purpose of sharing Fire Chief Administration between the two communities. 

Upon execution of the inter-municipal agreement by both legislative bodies, Chief Kenneth Erickson will be appointed Chief of the Belmont Fire Department in addition to his current appointment as Chief of the Laconia Fire Department.  

Both communities are actively working to formalize the final agreement and expect this to occur in the coming weeks.

This is an exciting time for the town of Belmont, members of the Belmont Fire Department and the city of Laconia. We believe this new shared administrative service model will lead to additional cost saving and innovative ideas in the future for our two communities, and potentially the Lakes Region.

K. Jeanne Beaudin
Town Administrator, Belmont
267-8300  ext. 124
Scott Myers
City Manager, Laconia
527-1270

Laconia, Belmont will share fire department duties   Citizen 2/25/16 
Belmont and Laconia agree to share one fire chief  Daily Sun 2/25/16
Joining Forces  Daily Sun 11/1517



Winnisquam Fire Station

Winnisquam Fire Department ends
Citizen History 6/25/16
Belmont makes deal to sell Winnisquam fire station for $240,000  Union Leader 12/17/13
Winnisquam Marine Owner seeks to buy former fire department property  Union Leader 8/6/13
Lake Towns consider reopening fire station  Union Leader 2/24/13



Roof Damage

Belmont Fire Department roof damaged
 Union Leader 10/30/12



 
New Fire Station Built through Donations


In 1991 the Belmont Fire Department launched a fund drive to construct a new Fire Station in the Village. Ground-breaking for the new Station occured in 1994 and the Department moved from its old location on Fuller Street to the new Station in 1995.  The vacated Fire Station was converted for use as a Police Station.
 
The Station was constructed with $120,000 in cash donations; with the remainder of the cost coming from donations of equipment, supplies and labor. 
 
The Station will continue to function as an important community service provider as part of the Revitalizaation Project.
 
New Belmont Fire Station Borne of Community Pride  Union Leader 7/4/1995