Harvard Fire Dept. 100th Anniversary
In 1917, a large fire threatened to destroy every building around the Harvard Common. Fortunately, a couple of nearby towns had a new firefighting tool: a motorized fire engine. The Harvard community decided to purchase their own motorized fire engine, and to create a volunteer organization to maintain and operate the new vehicle, as well as commit to regular training to improve their firefighting techniques and capabilities. With that, the Harvard Fire Department was founded on March 9, 1921. The tradition of a group of loyal Harvard citizen volunteer firefighters still stands today. In commemoration of the Harvard Fire Department's Century of Service, we are celebrating with a muster in town, our Annual Turkey Raffle (virtual, this year) and some cool swag for everyone to buy to support the HFD. If you would like to purchase some great 100th Anniversary items, click here.
2022 Open Burning Season is Now OPEN
The 2022 Open Burn Season is now OPEN. Open burning is only allowed with a permit. The 2022 open burning season runs from January 15 - May 1, 2022.
Harvard Fire Department - Year in Review
As with everything, 2020 brought an entirely new set of challenges and situations to the Harvard Fire Department. Take a look at our 2020 Year in Review and see how the Harvard Fire Department overcame the obstacles of a global pandemic.
Thinking of Joining the Harvard Fire Department?
Looking for a way to give back to your community? Do you want to test your limits or learn some new skills? How about connecting with your neighbors and building new friendships? The Harvard Fire Department is all that and more. In this video, you will meet some of our members and hear their stories. What will be your story? Join our family to protect your family.
Do you have what it takes to be a Harvard Fire Probie?