Fire Department


About the Department


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.


October is Fire Prevention Month. Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15, 2022

Fire Prevention Week Infographic

Click here to download the Kid's Guide to Firefighting and Emergency Safety.

For additional information and fire prevention resources, visit the Fire Prevention Week website.


A Message from Fire Chief Hart:

We are always looking for ways to better serve the citizens in Bristol. For this reason we are rolling out a new program to protect our residents and their property in the most effective way possible. Community Connect is a free, secure, and easy to use platform that allows you to share critical information about your household that will aid first responders and emergency response personnel when responding to your residence. By providing information about your household that you feel is important for us to know about at the time of an emergency, we can ensure you and everything you care about is protected to the best of our ability.

- Fire Chief Hart

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Bristol Fire Department's Inaugural Recruit Academy Class 22-01

View the video link below for insight into what it was like for these 7 new probationary firefighters during the 12 weeks of training.

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