Fire Department

Mission Statement

Excellence in service
The department protects 38 square miles and covers the 5 villages that make up the town of Hartford (approximate population 11,000):
  • Hartford
  • Quechee
  • West Hartford
  • White River Junction
  • Wilder
The Town of Hartford Fire Department employs 20 full-time employees and approximately 10 call firefighters providing fire and advance life support services to the community. The Fire Department responds to approximately 1,700 emergency calls per year. The central fire station is manned and is located in White River Junction. There is also an unstaffed station in the village of Quechee. 
In addition to the normal services provided by most fire service agencies, the Hartford Fire Department operates a technical rescue program that includes equipment and trained personnel to support emergencies that include:
  • Confined space
  • Heights rescue
  • Structural collapse
  • Swift water
  • Trench
The department operates as a mobile support unit for Vermont Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security responding to events all across the state. 
The Department has some of the most dedicated, caring and trained personnel equipped to handle any emergency faced. These individuals are committed to advancing the Department to be the best, and will settle for nothing less. Stop for a visit or tour our facility. You will be impressed at the services our members provide.