Serving the town of Colebrook, Connecticut

Colebrook Fire Department with fire apparatus.

Colebrook Fire Department, Forge Company joined by a Lifestar flight crew for a recent Open House.

About Center Fire Company

The Center Fire Company services the town of Colebrook, Connecticut, a 33 square mile area located in Litchfield County, in the northwest corner of the state. 

The origins of the department go back to February 1938. It was at that time several Colebrook residents decided that the era of the bucket brigade had outlived its usefulness and that the town deserved a more up to date system of providing fire protection.

The primary motivator was Floyd (Buster) Hart. He and Edwin D. Mills, William J. Gray, Walter Gray, Rudolph Stenman and Paul Crosby formed themselves into a corporation of subscribers whose purpose was to provide fire protection to Colebrook Center and the immediate surroundings

The organization of the fire department remained as such until 1950, when, at a special Town Meeting on February 6, 1950, the town voted that fire protection shall be provided for the entire town by the Fire Department. The town voted to furnish necessary supplies and keep in repair fire fighting equipment for the Fire Department.

About Forge Fire Company

The Forge Fire Company services the town of Colebrook, Connecticut, a 33 square mile area located in Litchfield County, in the northwest corner of the state. 

In February of 1950, members of the Colebrook community collectively decided that more fire protection was needed in the Valley of Colebrook known as Robertsville. The long winding road that took travelers north to Massachusetts was a main thoroughfare with many houses and farms along the way. Fueled by a desire to provide aid to the community in as quick a fashion as possible, the founding members took up a post on Riverton Road, just a half mile from the much busier “Route 8.”

Priding themselves on family tradition, the Forge Fire Company has seen many generations of firefighters and officers pass the torch to their siblings, children, and even grandchildren. It is with great honor that the Forge Fire Company continues to serve its wonderful little town, more than seventy years later.

Colebrook Fire is solely a volunteer organization, and relies on donations from residents, as well as funding through the Colebrook town budget. 

Our Services

Fire
FIRE SUPPRESSION
EMT
EMT/EMS SERVICES
Education
EDUCATION
smoke-detector
FIRE PREVENTION

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The History of the Center Fire Company

The origins of the department go back to February 1938. It was at that time that several Colebrook residents decided that the era of the bucket brigade had outlived its usefulness and that the town deserved a more up to date system of providing fire protection. The primary motivator was …

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Fireworks 2023

Every year, Camp Jewell hosts fireworks for their end of the season event. This year, Camp Rising Sun held the magical show, which lasted nearly 30 minutes! Colebrook Fire Department was on hand for safety, which gave us a unique perspective of the show, right beside the actual launchers! Here …

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Forge’s Newest Fire Fighter

Recently, Forge Fire Company member John Parenteau, who joined in December 2022, completed the Firefighter 1 program at the Litchfield County Regional Fire School in Burrville. We asked John to share some of thoughts on fire school, and why he joined the fire service here. My wife and I recently …

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The History of the Forge Fire Company

In February of 1950, members of the Colebrook community collectively decided that more fire protection was needed in the Valley of Colebrook known as Robertsville. The long winding road that took travellers North to Massachusetts was a main thoroughfare with many houses and farms along the way. Fueled by a …

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Contact Us!

IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, DIAL 911

Other than emergencies, we hope you reach out to us with questions you might have for the Colebrook Fire Department. We’re always here to help!

Interested in being a volunteer?

We accept candidates of all ages! If you are interested in learning fire fighting, or just want to help, we have a spot for you! Just contact us below and we’ll reach out to you for an interview.

    Find Us!

    Forge Fire House

    Our address is:

    300 Colebrook River Road

    Center Fire House

    Our address is:

    31 Bunnell Street