Chief's Welcome

Welcome to the City of Fitchburg Fire Department. Our firefighters are dedicated to providing 24-hour service, every day of the year. We are a combination department made up of career, paid-on-call, paid-on-premises, intern, and support staff.

It is our honor to provide fire protection and emergency response to those who reside, work, or visit our community. And it is my privilege to be associated with the professionalism of Fitchburg Fire Rescue.

Fitchburg firefighters are responsible for the primary emergency response to fire, rescue, and medical support.

We are also very proud of our prevention, education, inspection and investigation programs. We make it a point to be involved in all aspects of life safety through effective and purposeful outreach. After a fire, to minimize the potential of fire activity (and the possibility of recurrence), our fire investigators work to establish the determination of cause and origin.

I’m new to this organization… but I already feel at home. I was familiar with the reputation of the Fitchburg Fire Department long before I became a candidate for Fire Chief. Fitchburg has an outstanding reputation for training, firefighter development, and service to the community. There is a pride expressed through our membership. Fitchburg Firefighters live up to the demands of readiness. Affiliation is never given; it’s always earned.

I am excited about the future of Fitchburg. We understand the value of community-based fire protection, and as we grow, we will continue to be actively involved in emergency preparedness, risk reduction, and emergency response.

Feel free to call or visit if you have questions.

Joe Pulvermacher
Fire Chief
Fitchburg Fire Department