Live in Newark, Vermont or the surrounding area? NVFD is always looking for more volunteers. No experience is necessary and we provide access to various training classes and certifications for all members. 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.

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


Use the above link to fill out an application and a consent form for the Vermont Agency of Human Services abuse registries. All prospective and current volunteers are required to submit to Vermont criminal records checks and checks of the AHS abuse registry.

Once you complete and submit your application, and officer will follow up with you about your application and advise you of our meeting and training dates for you to meet the department. After attending a few department events your application will be considered by the department at a monthly business meeting. Once approved you’ll be issued equipment and can start training with us. Classes through the Vermont Fire Academy, regional fire schools, and Vermont EMS are also available upon joining.

Wherever you are, your local volunteer fire departments are always looking for new members to fill a crucial need. Visit to find local fire departments and ask about volunteer opportunities.

The Call is a short film created by Pawlet VT Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jonathan Weiss about the volunteer fire service in the United States

Our volunteer members receive 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

-Insurance coverage including workers compensation and accident and sickness, for line of duty injuries or off duty emergency interventions

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