Welcome to the Derry Fire Department
I am honored to be the Fire Chief of the Derry Fire Department, which is comprised of the finest 88 employees. These members provide exceptional public services delivered with pride. The team manifests itself as firefighters who deliver highly visible emergency services, the fire prevention staff who promote preventive actions, our emergency dispatchers who provide communication support and the highly qualified support staff behind the scenes that sustains us.
I am responsible for the overall operation and direction of the Derry Fire Department through the implementation of the fire strategic plan. As Fire Chief I ensure that the plan's objectives are proactive and consistent with the Town of Derry’s mission, vision and values.
Our Department prides itself in providing innovative solutions to maintain the most cost effective, community oriented, customer care organization. Our programs are successful due to professionally trained and dedicated people who implement them. The Derry Fire Department is extremely proud of the people we have attracted and of the quality efforts of all the members of this organization. The Department members work diligently to be technically current, fiscally responsible, and highly trained in order to provide the optimal level of public services and enhance employee safety.
We embrace change as the mechanism to serve the public and our employees in the fire service’s highest traditions. We are a respected leader within the fire service and a trusted agency when counted upon to provide mutual aid to neighboring agencies. We continue to strive to be the best by becoming a nationally accredited fire and ambulance service.
We are proud of our history and look forward to the future. Together we will continue to serve the citizens of Derry and protect them from the hazards that may impact their lives. If we can assist you in any way please do not hesitate to contact me with your comments or questions.
George R. Klauber
Chief of Department