Fire Department

Red Flag Burn Alert: Due to the very dry conditions, the relative humidity, and the winds, the National Weather Service and the State of Vermont have issued a Red Flag Burn Alert for our area. We ask that town residents refrain from any open burning until further notice. If you have questions, please call 802-862-4415.

Town of Colchester

Fire Department 

We provide Emergency Response Services to the Town of Colchester and provide Mutual Aid to surrounding communities. We began service Monday June 1, 2020 a month prior to our expected opening. Chief Seth Lasker, daytime firefighters Captain Dale Newton and Tyler Cootware, and many volunteers are poised to assist our community. The services the Department provides include, Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical First Response, Heavy Rescue, Water and Cold-Water Rescue, Hazmat and Marine First Response. 

The newly formed Town Department will be responding to emergency calls for service, conducting training, public education on fire prevention and fire safety, plan review, and fire prevention activities.

For more information or questions please call Chief Lasker at 802.862.4415 Ext.11


The Colchester Fire Department is a unique and professional combination organization that will safely and effectively respond to emergencies for the protection of life, property, and the environment for those who live, work, visit, or invest in our community. Each member strives to deliver the highest quality service through training, preparedness, planning and prevention in order to ensure that our community maintains a high quality of life.