NVFD is always looking for more volunteers. Volunteering in our community provides a much needed service to our friends and neighbors, and you learn life saving skills and enjoy the sense of pride that comes from serving your community.

Volunteer firefighting is a service that saves the United States $139 billion a year. In American towns under 25,000 people, volunteers make up 95% of the firefighters.

Whether it's firefighting, EMS, or fundraising and support, your help is appreciated.

While members aren't paid for their time, we offer the following benefits

-Career applicable training and classes, including nationally recognized EMT and Firefighter 1 and 2 certifications and regional fire schools

-Discounted unlimited cell phone service from FirstNet

-National Volunteer Fire Council membership, including life insurance, training and education discounts, scholarships, and service discounts

-Vermont State Firefighters Association membership

-Workers compensation in the event of a line of duty injury

-Access to a range of first responder discounts with your ID card

Contact us for more details! Those interested in emergency response should live or work in the immediate area near Newark, Vermont - 802-467-0003

There’s a fire. You call for help. Who answers?

The vast majority of Americans live in places that don’t have a single firefighter on the payroll. “The Call” is a portrait of the volunteer fire service that steps up to answer this critical need, told in the unique voice of an animator who is also a volunteer firefighter.

Written, directed, animated, illustrated and narrated by Jonathan Weiss (
Score and sound design by William Cusick (

Additional voice acting by:
J.J. Kaveny, Emergency Communications Dispatcher, Vermont State Police
Ronald Waite II, Captain, Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department

Special Thanks:
Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department, Pawlet, Vermont (

Ready to answer the call?