BBQ Grill Fire Safety – For
Homeowners & Guests of Waterville
The Waterville Valley Department of Public Safety has
established the following safety information for you:
Charcoal or LP gas grills are strictly prohibited from
decks or balconies above the ground floor.
Charcoal or LP gas BBQ grills used on the ground floor
must be located at least 15 feet from the building.
There is significant danger of charcoal grills igniting
combustible siding, decking, etc., and endangering
residents of the entire condominium complex.
LP gas tanks on gas grills are subject to venting the
gas due to expansion overfilling or
temperature change and must NOT be stored in
DO NOT use charcoal grills on wood decks, or within
15 feet of residence or combustible fences or
Keep small children away when lighting charcoal or
burners and during the starting process.
DO NOT leave matches, lighters, or butane fuel
starters where children can get them.
Electric charcoal starting devices must be unplugged
when not in use and must be allowed to cool down
Dispose of charcoal ashes safely in metal container
and/or cool them down with water.
NEVER pour starting fluid directly on hot coals or open
Fire Permits from the Department of Public
Safety. EVERY person, firm, or corporation
who kindles or causes to be kindled any fire or
shall burn or cause to be burned any material
in or near the woodlands, or where fore could
communicate to the woodlands, except when
the ground is covered in snow where you are
burning SHALL obtain a written fire permit from
the forest fire warden in the town or city where
the fire will be kindled. FIRE PERMITS
REQUIRED RSA 227-L:17, I & II
The fire department conducts annual fire
inspections for all commercial property in town
that requires occupancy permits. Any fire code
questions or to schedule your inspections
please contact Capt. Jeff Dropkin via email or
at the office at: 603-236-8809 Ext. # 312
STRUCTURE FIRE AT FOREST RIM CONDOMINIUM
Just a little before 8am on Tuesday
morning, The Waterville Valley Department
of Public Safety was called to respond to a
chimney fire at #19 Bobcat Way, Forest
Rim Condominium. The first engine arrived
and found the structure fully involved. Over
a dozen other towns were called to assist.
The first crew assisted an elderly resident
from the living room where fire was
actively burning. The family and three cats
made it safely out of the home. Crews
battles the fire for nearly two hours before
declaring it under control. It was a great
effort by the fire crews to keep the fire from
spreading to other units. Check out our
Facebook page for more photos.
10/14/2012 Live Burn Training
The WVFD had another rare opportunity to perform live
fire training in the Valley. The 100+ years old summer
house on Boulder Path Road near the Snow’s Mountain
lift was burned and utilized for training. The house was
going to be demolished to make way for a new home.
11/16/2012 New Fire Truck is Here!
Dial 911 for EMERGENCY
Waterville Valley, NH Department of Public Safety
14 TAC Lane / P.O. Box 500
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire 03215
Dispatch: 603-236-4732 or Duty Cell Phone: 603-254-6708
© 2014 Town of Waterville Valley
Department of Public Safety