Deputy Chief Steve M. Buxton currently serves as the Group 2 Shift Commander. A professional Fire Fighter since 1992, he joined Nashua Fire Rescue in December of 1996. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2004, to the rank of Captain in 2013, and to his current rank of Deputy Fire Chief in April of 2018. In addition to his shift responsibilities Deputy Chief Buxton maintains oversight of the department’s protective clothing and apparatus purchases.
Deputy Chief Buxton is an original member of the Nashua Fire Rescue Dive Team and the SMART Hazardous Materials Response Team. He served as Dive Team Captain from 2012 until his promotion to Deputy Chief in 2018. In addition to numerous state and national certifications, he holds an Associate’s degree in Fire Science from New Hampshire Technical College in Laconia, NH. In 2017 he received his Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science from Anna Maria College in Paxton Massachusetts. Currently Deputy Chief Buxton is enrolled in the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program.
Deputy Chief Buxton and his wife Heidi reside in the city and have two grown children.