The Tinmouth Volunteer Fire Department was formed in 1967 by an enthusiastic bunch of volunteers. Our first truck was an old 750 gallon oil truck with a portable pump on it. The Old Grange building was modified to become the first Firehouse of Tinmouth which now has become the Old Firehouse Stage.
After the Church burned in 1969 and was rebuilt in it’s present location, our present Firehouse was built on the where the Church once stood. There are still two original members of that first Fire Department, but down through the years many, many Tinmouth town folks have been a member of the department. All have given generously of their time and skills to help their neighbors in time of emergencies or needs.
We have slowly, through grants and fundraising, been able to improve our trucks and equipment. Now we have two pumper tankers, one brand new, and a large tanker as well as a utility pickup used for wildland fires or other needs. We also have new turnout gear and airpacks as well as a thermal imaging camera and a CO detector.
There are around twenty active men and women on the department as well as a very active Junior Fire Department. We respond to all kinds of emergencies in town as well as mutual aid calls to other towns, including structure fires, accidents, entrapments, and any wildland fire. One of our most important activities is promoting fire safety at the schools, and selling fire detectors and extinguishers at Town Meeting.