Volunteers Needed!

HVFC provides all training, protective gear, and support to our members. 

Do You...
Want to make a difference in your community? 
Possess valuable skills, but have no training? 
Need a little excitement in your life?
Are retired, a student, work a day job?


But you probably have some burning questions.

Q: Is everyone a volunteer?

A: Yes. The Fire Company is completely made up of volunteers, who make themselves available day and night, 365 days per year, to help their neighbors in need. We currently have about 40 members working out of three stations. Did you know that the majority of firefighters in the United States are volunteers? It's true - about 80 percent! In other towns, fire departments have been forced to supplement volunteers with paid positions, but Haddam Fire has avoided this only because of continued recruitment to ensure proper coverage.

Q: Do you get paid?

A: As volunteers our payment is the satisfaction of a job well done, the pleasure of new friendships and the appreciation of our community. However, we do offer a pension plan and reimbursements for certain activities. And if you make 10 percent of all calls, you are eligible for the department's incentive plan. 

Q: What positions are available?

A: There are several positions to consider.


Various tasks and training revolve around the core idea of preserving life and property in the Town of Haddam.

About Us

Our volunteers respond to all areas in the Town of Haddam, Conn. west of the Connecticut River, including the Villages of Higganum and Tylerville — 46 square miles populated by approximately 7,300 people.