New Bedford Fire Department

Mission Statement

To protect and serve the citizens and visitors of the Maritime City of New Bedford through fire prevention, public education, and emergency response.

Vision Statement

To be a progressive, well-equipped, and well-trained department that provides the highest levels of service as a valued member of our community.

“Service Above Self”

Honor – Courage – Teamwork

Integrity – Respect


Office of the Fire Chief Scott Kruger. Office: 508- 991-6104
Fax: 508- 979-1697
24 Hour contact number Office: 508- 991-6105
Fire Prevention Bureau Capt Kurt Houghton Office: 508- 991-6120
890 Brock Ave.
New Bedford, MA 02744
Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4 PM
Training Division Office: 508- 991-6137
Fire Alarm Division Office: 508- 991-6105