Bennington Fire Department 130 River Street Bennington VT 05201 802-442-1051
Bennington Rural Fire Department PO Box 768 Bennington VT 05201 802-447-7765
Dorset Volunteer Fire Department 2788 Route 30 Dorset VT 05251 802-867-5311
East Dorset Fire Department Village St East Dorset VT 05253 802-362-1144
Manchester Fire Department 6041 Main Street Manchester Center VT 05255 802-362-2121
North Bennington Fire Department Prospect St North Bennington VT 05257 802-447-1305
Peru Fire Department 1005 Hapgood Pond Road Peru VT 05152 802-824-6581
Pownal Fire Protective Association Vt-346 Pownal VT 05261 802-823-7907
Readsboro Fire Department 122 School Street Readsboro VT 05350 802-423-5421
Rupert Volunteer Fire Department Rt 153 West Rupert VT 05776 802-394-7844
Stamford Fire Department 142 Stebbins Lane Stamford VT 05352 802-694-1515
Stratton Mountain Volunteer Fire Company 5 Brazers Way Stratton Mountain VT 05155 802-297-2950
Winhall Fire Department PO Box 141 Bondville VT 05340 802-297-1195
A fire department is an emergency services agency entrusted with responsibility for firefighting services in a particular area. The line of hierarchy in a fire department begins with a fire chief who is the top-ranking officer in command. Lower-ranking officers include an assistant chief, battalion chief, captain, and lieutenant, as well as paramedics and firefighters.
Fire departments with member firefighters and volunteers serve their communities by ensuring safety during fires and also natural disasters. They help with prevention by providing fire-risk assessments, building permits, fire alarms, and safety education. As first response teams, firefighters are trained and equipped to handle medical emergencies. Some fire departments also have their own ambulance services.