About Our Department

The East Litchfield Volunteer Fire Company has been in existence for over 50 years.  Our proud membership has spanned many generations.  Many of our members have lived in East Litchfield and were members nearly since the departments inception.  

Today, the face of our department is changing.  Our volunteers are not only local residents, but residents of many of the adjoining towns.  We have varied backgrounds from mechanics, accountants, carpenters and retirees. 

We understand that any time our volunteers can afford is important.  We offer specialized training that is tailored to each members level of commitment.  All of our firefighters undergo a yearly health screening, Hazardous Materials Awareness training, as well as CPR, each paid for by the department.  Firefigher I training is a requirement to enter a burning building.  Our members are sent to the Burrville Fire School for this level of training, also paid for by our department.  The third and fourth Monday of each month, we have "Drill Nights" were our members work with the fire equipment, honing our skills and learning from each other.  This helps us be prepared when the calls come in.

We encourage you to consider being a volunteer.


The highest reward for a person's work is not what they get for it, but what they become because of it. -- John Ruskin