What We Do For Woodstock…
The WVFA has contracted with the Town of Woodstock to provide fire
protection services for the WVFA Fire District and to provide ambulance
service for the entire Town of Woodstock. The WVFA Fire District primarily
serves the South and Southeastern sections of Woodstock including Woodstock
Hill. Woodstock has two other fire companies that serve other sections of
town – Muddy Brook (North and East) and Bungay (West). All three departments
assist each other when needed. WVFA also assists the surrounding towns when
major emergencies occur that exceed their capabilities.
WVFA actually contains several groups – the WVFA Firefighters, the WVFA
Search and Rescue Team and the Woodstock Emergency Medical Service (WEMS).
The WVFA provides the organizational and financial framework which each of
The WVFA Firefighters are the largest group within the organization. The
firefighters respond to all types of fires, to automobile accidents, to
searches as well as assisting in water rescues and assisting in medical
calls. The WVFA Firefighters also have their own Fire Police who provide
traffic control at emergency scenes.
The WVFA Search and Rescue Team are primarily responsible for carrying
out water rescue. It is staffed by firefighters and scuba divers from all
three fire departments in town.
The Woodstock Emergency Medical Service is the component of WVFA that
provides response to medical emergencies. When you have an illness or
accident, "First Responder" medical technicians respond directly to the
scene rendering assistance until the ambulance arrives. Our medical
personnel continue aid in the ambulance until it reaches the hospital.
some emergencies, we call in Life Star Helicopters (Hartford) or Life Flight
Helicopter (UMass Medical Center in Worcester, MA).
The WVFA Support Team
was formed in 1998 to provide support services during emergencies.
They participate in mass casualty and monthly drills. Four members are
currently certified in Community Emergency Response (CERT) and Red Cross
Shelter Operations. The Team provides opportunities for families of
WVFA members to become involved in the fire station where their parents’
volunteer, including family barbecues, harvest dinners, and its annual
children’s Christmas party. They also assist in community activities
such as the open house/food drive, Woodstock Fair, and Toys for Tots. The team’s functions are expanding as needs are identified.