Fire & EMS Operations
The department provides the city with both Fire and Ambulance service. Personnel are dual-trained as Fire Fighters and as Emergency Medical Technicians. These highly trained
professionals maintain the department equipment, ensure personal capability through ongoing training, perform inspections, provide services to the public, present public
education programs, and respond to emergency incidents. They also provide ambulance service under contract to three surrounding towns. Ambulance service revenues and contracts provide over 20% of the department budget.
The department operates from the Fire Station on Main Street. It also maintains a Training Area which allows for more effective training and promotes firefighter preparedness. The department operates with two pumpers, one tower truck, two ambulances, and two utility vehicles. Maintenance of vehicles is a top priority of the department.