Meet Our Department

The Berlin Volunteer Fire Department is a non-profit corporation. We are 100% volunteer based. Our department serves the town of Berlin, Vermont as well as neighboring communities through participation in mutual aid practices. In 2018 our department had around 180 fire/rescue calls, roughly 300 medical calls and participated in 24 mutual aid requests. Our purpose is to protect life and property from fire and assist other emergency services as needed. 

Chief, Keith Van Iderstine

President,  John "Joe" Staab


In addition to emergency response, we provide a variety of other services. Please see our Services page for information regarding car seat installations or station tours. Permit details are located on our Information page. For additional questions contact us and find out how we can continue to serve you beyond our day-to-day operations. 

Interested in getting involved? We are always looking for different talents, whether you want to be an Emergency Responder or provide support to the department in other ways, we are all part of the same team. Check out our Membership page to learn more information on how to apply.

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Managed by: Ryan Barr

Created by Ryan Barr, Casey Delano, and Kaden Giroux