Members

The Chatham Fire Department consists of two companies – Ocean Fire Co. No. 1 (formed in 1858) and Sanford W. Smith Hook & Ladder Co. (1929). These two companies, with approximately 60 members (40 active) together comprise the department. This organizational structure is historical and today serves primarily a social function. All tactical operations including response to calls, drills and training are provided as a single organization from a single station with no distinction between members of the two companies.

Company officers

OCEAN FIRE CO. #1

President – Bob Dallas
Vice President – Paul Pratt
Recording/Financial Secretary – Jim Garvey
Treasurer – Mike Blasl

SANFORD W. SMITH HOOK & LADDER CO.

President – Patrick Wemitt
Vice President – David Chapman
Secretary – Ted Chute
Treasurer – Dave Silliman
Financial Secretary – Katrina Rideout

Chiefs

Paul Rideout, Chief
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Eric Barnes, Asst. Chief
Chatham Fire Department Hook & Ladder Captain Dan Herrick
Daniel Herrick, 2nd Asst. Chief

Tactical Officers

Andy Silver
Ocean Captain
Ian Weaver, 1st Lt.
S.W. Smith Hook & Ladder
Chris Liberati Conant
2nd Lt., S.W. Smith Hook & Ladder
Chris Tuthill, 1st Lt. Ocean