Fire Department

Mission Statement

The City of Rutland Fire Department is committed to providing dependable service in a professional manner while showing compassion for those in need. We will protect lives, property, and the environment through fire suppression, emergency services, hazardous materials mitigation, fire prevention, and public education.

The Department will be a progressive, service orientated organization, that provides innovative and effective leadership through our ongoing education and training.

The City of Rutland Fire Department…

“Courage, Commitment, Compassion”


Chief: William Lovett

104 Center Street
Rutland, VT 05701

Phone 802-773-1812
Fax 802-773-1832

Dial 911 for Emergencies


The Rutland Fire Department is a career Department located in central Vermont. It is committed to serving the public by saving lives and property through effective fire suppression, fire prevention, public education and fire safety. The Rutland Fire Department has 30 full time personnel who are divided between three shifts. A call force of 18 people supplements the Department. Apparatus resources include three engines (pumpers), one 102’ aerial platform, one 75’ quint and one 48’ bucket truck. The Department responds to a variety of emergencies that include residential, commercial and industrial fires. It also responds to vehicle accidents, hazardous material incidents, confined space rescues, high angle rope rescues and natural disasters.

Firefighter’s Shoulder Patch
RFD Members, 2002


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