The Bristol Fire Department was established by local business leaders in 1853 in response to multiple large-loss manufacturing fires. Over 160 years later, the Bristol Fire Department still protects the citizens, visitors and businesses of Bristol with the pride and integrity that reflects our storied history and traditional values. We do this through continual training and an ongoing commitment to fire prevention and safety.
Our 87 sworn members have the honor of serving some 62,000 residents and the many employees and visitors who work and play at businesses and attractions located in the City. We constantly strive to exceed our mission to deliver highly professional fire and rescue services to the City of Bristol in a courteous and respectful manner with pride and integrity.