Welcome to the Barre Town Fire Department page. The Barre Town Fire Department is a call/paid fire department providing fire protection to the Town of Barre and parts of the Town of Orange. The Fire Department responds to approximately 200 emergency calls a year out of two fire stations located at 119 Mill Street in East Barre and 529 South Barre Road in South Barre. East Barre and South Barre are both unincorporated villages within the Town of Barre.
Each fire station has equipment that is very similar to each other. South Barre houses two pumper trucks, two water tankers while East Barre has two pumper trucks but only one water tanker. In addition, East Barre houses a heavy rescue vehicle, a multi-purpose 4x4 pick-up truck, and an all-terrain off road rescue vehicle. South Barre is home to a 1997 Humvee, also a multi-purpose 4x4.The department membership includes about 30 people who are assigned to a specific station.
The department is overseen by Chief Chris Violette, and Deputy Chief Chris Sanborn. Each station has an Assistant Chief that oversees that station. Along with Barre Town's other emergency services, the department is dispatched by the Lamoille County Sheriff's Department which is located in Hyde Park, VT (802-888-3502).