The Dorset Fire District No. 1 is a special district serving Dorset Village and surrounding areas with fire protection and public water.
Fire Dept.
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(802) 867-5311
(802) 793-9429
Fire District News

Monthly Meetings

The Prudential Committee meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 7 pm. Our meetings are open to the public and all fire district residents are welcome.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our meetings are now hosted online. To join our meeting using Zoom, simply click on the button below. If the meeting is in session or is about to begin, you will be connected. If you are prompted for a meeting passcode, use DFD.

You can download the latest meeting agenda and the minutes from previous meetings here.

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Volunteers Needed

The Dorset Fire Department is currently looking for volunteers to join the department. All training, gear and other expenses are covered, including a stipend based on your involvement.

Available positions include:
   - Firefighters
   - Drivers
   - Helpers at Firehouse (during calls)

To Volunteer or get more information, please contact:

   Shawn Hazelton: (802) 375-4233

Fire District Safety


Water in the Dorset reservoir is currently at a safe level and there are no current restrictions on water usage. Nevertheless, we encourage all users on the system to conserve water whenever possible.

If you would like to be notified of any status changes please share your email address with us.

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No Restrictions


Outdoor burning is currently allowed, provided you receive a written permit from a fire department official.  We urge extreme caution when burning.

For all burn permits, please contact:

   Shawn Hazelton: (802) 375-4233
   Harvey Watkins: (802) 867-5750


Permit Required

Fees and Taxes
Water Fees

Water bills are sent quarterly, beginning in September.


  •    10/01/2021    
  •    01/01/2021
  •    04/01/2022
  •    06/15/2022
Fire Taxes

Fire taxes are now included as a line item in the Dorset property tax bill.


  • 1st installment due: 9/10/21
  • 2nd installment due: 3/10/22