The Temple Volunteer Fire department is located in the Monadnock Region of southern New Hampshire. The Department is an all volunteer organization protecting a population of 1539 residents (2005) in 23.7 square miles. The town is mostly rural residential with farming and some light commercial property. The department is also supported by the Temple Fire Auxiliary. This dedicated group supports the department during large incidents with refreshments as well as fundraising during the course of the year.