West Hartland Volunteer Fire Department

"How much your community benefits you is directly proportional to how you benefit your community."


General - The Town of Hartland is bisected by the Barkhamsted Reservoir into the communities of East and West Hartland. Each has its own volunteer fire department which provides emergency services to the respective communities and to neighboring areas through mutual aid agreements. Both departments eagerly welcome prospective members interested in emergency service activities, and each holds it's monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of the month at 8:00 p.m.
Objective - The objective of each of the Town's two fire departments is to provide fire fighting, rescue, limited medical services, and related activities to Town residents to the extent of their capabilities and to coordinate delivery of additional resources when necessary through mutual aid agreements.
Organization - Each department is a private corporation managed by elected administrative officers. Firefighting and rescue functions are managed by a Chief, Assistant Chief, and two/three additional line officers. Each department is equipped with two pumpers, and a tanker for water supply (as there are no hydrants in town). In addition, West Hartland VFD operates a brush truck and a rescue truck, while East Hartland VFD operates a rescue truck. The rescue trucks are for EMS calls, vehicle extrication and light rescue.
Operation - Many different emergency situations may occur in Hartland that require the services of a fire department. In these situations each of the town's two fire departments provide services to maximize the survival of people and the protection of property.



152 Center Street
West Hartland, CT 06091
Medical-Fire Emergency - DIAL 911
Dispatch Center Routine Calls 
(866) 567-3877
East Hartland Fire House 
(860) 379-5536 
If no answer, call Selectman’s Office
(860) 653-6800
Fax Number 
(860) 738-3652
Dispatch Services provided by Litchfield County Dispatch



Engine 1

Engine 12006 HME --- GPM pumper 1200 gallon tank


Engine 2

Engine 21987 Pierce 1000 GPM pumper 750 gallon tank


Tanker 33

WHTanker33-9-21-092009 USTanker 500 GPM pump 3000 gallon tank


Brush 3

Brush 31967 Jeep 250 GPM pump 275 gallon tank


Rescue 4 / Utility Trailer

Rescue 4 / Utility Trailer1995 KME F450 All Wheel Drive Super Duty
Trailer - Carries Quad, Quad Trailer, Boat, Hazmat Supplies


Line Officers

Chief - Moe Bateson
Assistant Chief - Brandon Gower
Captain - Dave Friga
Lieutenant - Allen Button
Safety Officer - Patrick Williams


Administrative Officers

President - Mark Gower
Secretary Sylvia Crunden
Treasure - Hilary Wilson


Emergency Medical Services

Medical Services are provided by the department first responders. Advanced Medical Services and transport are provided by the Winsted and New Hartford Ambulance Services. The primary service for New Hartford Ambulance is Center Hill Road. Winsted Ambulance covers all other areas.


Fund Raising

The West Hartland Volunteer Fire Department holds fund raising events each year:
Roast Beef Dinner - March/April
Pig Roast - June
Clam Bake - September
Mailbox Markers - Please call the fire department to order anytime

Hartland Town Offices

Selectmen's Office (653-6800)
Mon - Thrs 
9am - 12pm and 1pm - 5pm
Fri 9am - 12pm

Town Clerk (653-0285)
Tax Collector (653-0609)
Assessor (653-0287)
Mon, Tues & Wed
10am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm

The vault closes promptly at 4:00 pm.


S5 Box



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