We Fight Fires, and So Much More

We're called a fire department, but fighting fires is just the start of what we do for Pawlet. We are an all-hazard emergency response organization, responding to fires, gas and water emergencies, vehicle indicents, hazardous materials releases, and more. Whether it is a propane leak, a car crash, electrical wires down, a wildland fire, or a house fire, the PVFD is there providing professional, courteous assistance to our neighbors. We also develop and maintain emergency water supply infrastructure for our community. Our volunteers do all this without a cent of monetary compensation. Click here to learn more about who we are and what we do.

Ever Wanted to Be a Firefighter? What Are You Waiting For?! Join Us Today!

Joining our department offers a unique opportunity to help your neighbors, often in their hour of greatest need. It's also a chance to meet some good people, pick up some new skills, and to learn how to operate some very cool equiptment. If you live or work in Pawlet and are willing to dedicate some time to serving your community, we invite you to talk to us about joining our department today.

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It's Wildlfire Season. Like Smokey Says: Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires!

Vermont experiences an elevated risk of wildland fires in April and early May, when the snow has melted but the woods have not yet greened up. We typically see our most severe wildland fires this time each year. The cause is almost always the same: properrty owners burnng brush or intentionally igniting recreational fires. Brisk spring winds carry embers away from these fires, and the leaf litter on the forest floor ignites. This is a dangerous situation, creating fast-moving fires that can pose a serious threat to homes, vehicles, and other property. We suggest that residents use extreme caution with recreational fires until the woods green up in May. If you need to burn a brush pile, seek a permit from the local Forest Fire Warden (Dale Decker, 325-3721). It's the law in Vermont, and it helps prevent both forest fires and needless emergency response when neighbors mistake burning brush piles for wildland fires.