The Cabot Fire Department is a municipal organization established under
the provisions of Chapter 20 of the Vermont Statutes Annotated to provide
fire protection to the Town of Cabot. The exact date the Department was
established is unknown, but Town records in Marshfield reported a fire in
that Town in 1908 that required assistance from, "...the Cabot Fire
Equipment and operating expenses are paid for from the Town Budget.
The Fire Department budget is a separate line item and is voted on at the
Town meeting. Additional funds may, on occasion, come from grants such as
Homeland Security or the Rural Fire Protection Task Force.
Operation of the Fire Department, to include responding to fire
training, and routine maintenance is 100 percent volunteer. Cabot Fire
Department members receive no pay for any of their services and time.
The men and women who volunteer are Cabot residents who joined the
Department for as many reasons as there are members: Perhaps a family
member was a firefighter, or someone remembered a fire as a child and
watched in awe as the firefighters fought the blaze. Maybe a Cabot Ambulance
member saw the wisdom of cross training to learn a new skill. Or maybe it
simply a desire to, "put the wet stuff on the red stuff". But the primary
to volunteer, train and respond-even when it's 2 AM and 20 degrees below, is the desire to help fellow citizens of Cabot in time of need.
If your are interested in becoming an active member, or just wish to help out on the administration area or checking equipment out weekly. Please contact us. We will take any time you have to donate to the community.
New members are always welcome into the
Cabot Fire Department!
Just drop us an email to get the process started!