The Fitchburg Fire Department was founded in 1971 by a group of local citizens who wanted to help their community. Each man volunteered his time to the department.
There have been many changes since the day the department took shape. It is through the work of the members of this department and their eagerness to improve each day, that has brought the department to what it is today.
Today the Fire Department is a combination department, proudly boasting 82 members, including career, paid-on-call, paid-on-premises, intern, and support staff members.