History of The Ashford Fire Dept.

The local fire department has a long and rich history. It was founded in 1882, making it one of the oldest fire departments in the United States. The department has seen its share of fires, both big and small, over the years. But it has always been there to protect the citizens of its community.

The biggest fire occurred in 1955. Memorial Hospital, then just a one room building, caught fire. There was a paternity ward in the building and due to the quick work of the volunteer fireman, they saved all 16 babies.

The department is made up of a team of highly trained and dedicated firefighters who are always ready to respond to any emergency. They are committed to providing the best possible service to their community and will continue to do so for many years to come. Thanks, in part, to the local fire department, our community is a safe place to live and work. We are proud to have them as our protectors.