About the Department
The Westminster Fire Department currently has eleven fulltime personnel. The Fire Chief, Deputy Chief and Administrator/EMT-B work a weekday administrative schedule. While the additional eight members, consisting of four Lieutenants and four Firefighters, work rotating shifts to cover the town with two firefighters 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The department also supplements our fulltime staff with a Per Diem Firefighter 7:00AM through 11:00PM, 7 days a week.
The Department is broken into 4 service divisions, as the table below shows. Department members can elect to participate in one or more divisions.
Fire Services: Responsible for all planning and delivery of Fire Suppression, Fire Prevention, Fire Investigation, Public Fire Education, and non-EMS emergency situations, such as Hazardous Material responses.
EMS Services: Responsible for all planning and delivery of Emergency Medical services.
Support Services: Responsible for supplying support to both the Fire and EMS Services Divisions, as well as delivering technical specialties. Specific responsibilities include planning and management of the lighting trailer, boat and delivering specialties such as warm and cold water rescue, high and low angle rescue, and confined space rescue.
Emergency Management: Headed up by the Chief, who is also the town's Emergency Management Director. The Director and other positions are appointed by the Board of Selectmen and are responsible for creating and maintaining the Emergency Management Plan for the town and providing for working across agencies in resolving disaster emergencies.
|Kyle Butterfield||Fire Chief|
|Karen Long||Department Administrator|
|Adam Bean||Deputy Chief|