Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services, Inc is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to provide fire protection and emergency medical services to the town of Charlotte and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
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. The relationship with the Town is guided by a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which outlines level of service and funding.
CVFRS provides fire protection, fire suppression, haz-mat response, vehicle extrication, as well as ice and marine rescue predominantly with volunteers. As of January 1, 2022 we have thirteen volunteer firefighters who range in age from 24 to 65 and two cadets. The average age of our fire volunteers is 47 with the majority over 55.
CVFRS is a paramedic level service providing emergency medical services at the ALS (advanced life support) level with paid 2-person crews on staff at the station 24/7/365. We have 4 permanent full-time staff licensed at the paramedic and AEMT level supplemented with per diem EMS providers to cover 336 man-hours per week.