Pension Law for New Hampshire New Hampshire has enacted a retirement measure by which the state will contribute $20,000 each year and the 285 permanent firemen of the state will match this sum. The money will be used towards pensions for disabled firemen and for widows of fire fighters killed while on duty. Compulsory retirement at half pay for firemen over 70 will start in 1947, and voluntary retirement at 65 years will start in 1942. The act will be administered by a board of fire members which will include the Comptroller. State Treasurer, and Commissioner of Insurance.