The New Hampshire State Firemen's Association was founded August 17, 1898. The first meeting was held in Manchester, NH. The purpose was to assist firefighters and their families with financial funds when a member of the Association was injured or killed in the line of duty.
Since it's inception, the Association has been able to assist families to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads while a firefighter recovers from their injuries.
New Hampshire State Firemen's Association has always had a concern about education and legal rights of firefighters in the State. Sponsoring the annual convention each September allows firefighters to attend educational sessions and visit with vendors and to have hands on with new industry technology. Members also have the opportunity to hear from members who are on state committees that address the fire service in NH. The annual convention is also a great social event for many firefighters to visit with each other and attend the annual firemen's ball.