For over 200 years, people like you decided that they wanted to make a difference and became Volunteer Firefighters in Wethersfield. As it has been since 1803, we are always looking for people to join our department.  

    Applicants must be 18 years of age, have at least a high school diploma=(or GED) and bea resident of the Town of Wethersfield. 

     Please download the Expectations of New Members form which explains what will be expected of you as a new member of the department.  The Application for Membership and Personal Identification Form are the two forms needed to apply.  The forms must be completely filled out before we can accept them.  

    Copies of your high school diploma or GED or college degree must accompany the Application for Membership and Personal Identification Form in order to begin processing.

                             Completed applications can be mailed to:
                             Wethersfield Volunteer Fire Department
                             505 Silas Deane Highway
                             Wethersfield, CT 06109
                             Attention: Recruitment & Retention Officer - Captain Jim Ritter

    All applicants must pass a physical exam (including drug screening) and a personal background check. The department will pay for the physical exam and background check. The background check includes fingerprinting by the Wethersfield Police Department and the processing of fingerprints by the Connecticut State Police.

    A motor vehicle background check is also performed as part of the background check.

    We provide all the necessary equipment and training to make you a Connecticut State Certified Firefighter I.  This certification is required to complete a probationary period and become a regular member.

    Additional training in fire related subject matter is also encouraged and supported by the department.

    If you are interested in learning more about what it takes to become a member, please call our Recruiting and Retention mailbox at 721-2830, extension 6 and leave your name and number and we will return your call as soon as possible.

          You may also email us at

    If you would like to talk to our firefighters to find out more information, stop by any fire station on Monday evenings which is our meeting and drill night.