Our History

Charlotte Fire and Rescue Services, Inc. (CVFRS) is a private, not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to provide fire protection and emergency medical services to the Town of Charlotte and surrounding communities as requested. 


The corporation is run by its volunteer members and governed by a 10 person Board of Directors elected by the members from the volunteer body and from the community at large.  The public safety mission of the corporation is pursued through the operations of its two agencies, Charlotte Volunteer Fire Department and Charlotte Volunteer Rescue Squad.  


Since its founding in 1950 CVFRS has received the majority of its funding through the generous support of the Town of Charlotte.  In addition, private gifts over the years have enabled the corporation to have additional, non-public revenues to support its operations.  These so-called “special” funds significantly enhance the ability of CVFRS to perform its public safety mission and reduce the costs of operation to the Town of Charlotte. 




Vice President                            



Fire Chief                              

Deputy Chief                         

Member at Large

Member at Large                   

Community Member              

Community Member                 

Selectboard Liaison                


Corporate Board Members

Tom Cosinuke

Meg Gilbertson      

Frank Koster

Jordan Paquette

Dick St. George

Rob Mullin

Devin St. George

Zach Trono

Julian Kulski


Fritz Tegatz