The Fire Department is responsible for the protection of lives and property from disasters both man made and natural. They accomplish this through fire prevention, education, and suppression. Additional responsibilities include the town’s basic life support ambulance and emergency management. The Fire Chief is also responsible for emergency management planning.
Including the Fire Chief, the department is supported by a Deputy Fire Chief, Fire Prevention Office, 32 permanent, and five call firefighters. The Fire Department operates with two officers and six firefighters assigned to each of the four working groups: six on duty at the Central Fire Station in Weston Center and two at the South Avenue Station..
The department responds to approximately 2,500 calls for service annually, of which 1,000 are ambulance related.