About us

Community BBQ! Saturday, July 7, 2018

5:30 – 7:00 (ish) P.M.



The purpose of the organization shall be to save lives, stabilize emergencies, and protect property on Westport Island. We will provide Emergency Medical Services as needed and within our scope of authority.  The Westport Volunteer Fire Department shall respond to any and all emergencies as directed by the Fire Officers; in addition, shall provide mutual aid as requested.


It is the Vision of the Westport Volunteer Fire Department to embody good stewardship of the Fire Department and to the community we serve.  The Department will strive to respond to every call for service quickly with well trained, well equipped, highly motivated members whose goal is to provide the best possible service for every resident and visitor to Westport Island.

Guiding Principles

We will be proactive and engaged in community education.

We will keep abreast of technical and educational advances, best practices, and safety practices relating to every facet of the services we provide.

We will protect our members, equipment, facilities and environment necessary to provide a facility that meets the needs of the Department and the Community in times of emergencies and everyday requirements.

We will measure our progress at regular intervals and reevaluate our goals and milestones to ensure we do not waste resources and maintain our trust with the people of Westport Island secure.

Board of Directors

Westport Volunteer Fire Department is a 501(c)(3) non-profit operating under the guidance of a board of directors in accordance with established by-laws.

Current board members are:

Roger Higgins (President)

      Stacey Hutchison, Chief (Treasurer)

Dedee Greenleaf-Hodgdon (Secretary)

Mary Ellen Barnes

Paul Bonyun

Richard Coventry

Earl Grant

Mike Hughes

Jason Kates

Stanley Lane