The Monadnock Area Fire Chiefs’ Association (MAFCA) is made up of chief officers from local fire departments representing communities in the Monadnock region of southwestern New Hampshire. Together we cover over 640 square miles and protect a population of over 95,000 residents. Our 21 member communities include: Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Francestown, Greenfield, Greenville, Hancock, Harrisville, Jaffrey, Keene, Lyndeborough, Marlborough, Milford, New Ipswich, Peterborough, Rindge, Stoddard, Swanzey, Temple, and Wilton. Key partners in our mission include: Jaffrey-Rindge Memorial Ambulance, Souhegan Valley Ambulance Service, Wilton Ambulance, The State Fire Marshal’s Office, NH Homeland Security and Emergency Response, NH Division of Forests & Land, Southwestern NH District Fire Mutual Aid Dispatch Center in Keene, Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough, and Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene.
This regional organization is committed to working together in areas such as joint training, joint problem solving and cooperative buying in order to cut costs between town departments. Knowing each department’s strengths and the support they can provide will better enable towns to work together during Mutual Aid events.
A necessary goal of the MAFCA group is to spread the word of the organization to get local town and state officials to recognize us as a viable, working entity. This can only help strengthen our cause when it comes time to apply for grants and funding. We also strive to establish purchasing power through the organization and to work together to spread the costs of joint-training between our fire departments.
This organization will strengthen and increase communication between fire departments and provide the necessary support for member towns.
This website describes in further detail the functions of our organization.