Fire Department

The Waitsfield-Fayston Volunteer Fire Department provides service to both Waitsfield and Fayston and maintains a mutual assistance agreement with other nearby fire departments.  The Town of Fayston pays 40% of the annual operating and capital costs of the department. This 60/40 split was determined by the approximate percentage of responses within each town over the years.  In addition to the funding agreement, many Fayston residents serve as volunteers.  As both towns grow, the breakdown of calls should be monitored to ensure that funding remains fairly allocated.


Visit the Annual Meetings for information about annual activities of the department.


Officers for 2020: Active Firefighters:
Chief Tripp Johnson (Waits.) Bruce Baker (Waits.)
1st Asst. Chief Paul Hartshorn (Waits.) Adam Cook (Waits.)
2nd Asst. Chief Vacant (Waits.) Jack Corliss (Fays.)
Captain Travis Michaud (Waits.) Todd Farnham (Waits.)
Lieutenant Tristan Weide (Waits.) Eric Haskin (Waits.)
Lieutenant Andrew Johnson (Waits.)
Treasurer Gordon Eurich (Waits.) Tripp Johnson (Waits.)
Moderator George Garbaree (Waits.) Bob Lockett (Fays.)
Secretary Shannon Young (Waits.) Jack Lockett (Fays.)
Lester Miller, Jr. (Waits.)
Aaron Newton (Waits.)
Dave Roberts (Fays.)
Tristan Weide (Waits.)
Owen Wimble (Waits.)
Trey Winnicki (Waits.)
Jared Young (Waits.)

100 Years Celebration

Under Construction.


Major equipment, which is maintained in the fire station located adjacent to the General Wait House in Waitsfield Village, includes a new (2003) 1,000 gallon International pumper, a 1987 Ford pumper, a 1982 GMC tanker and a 2000 Chevrolet van. A 1943 Ford Model A pumper is also maintained which symbolizes the department’s years of dedicated service to the community. Annual contributions to a reserve fund are made toward future equipment replacement.

Vehicle Year
Warranty Capacity Useful
1 Ford Model A
1943 No None
2 GMC Tanker 1982 No 500 gmp; 2,400 gals 20 yrs 2011 $200,000 -
3 Ford Tanker Pumper 1987 $120,000 No 1,000 gmp; 1,000 gals 20 yrs 2015 $200,000 -
4 Chevy 16'
Supreme Van
2000 $40,000 -
No 25 yrs 2025 $50,000
5 International 4400
2003 $143,257 No 1,000 gmp; 1,000 gals 20 yrs 2023 $170,000

The Waitsfield-Fayston Fire Department building was constructed in 1974.  Its roof has been repaired over the years and was replaced in 2011 at a cost of $39,400 which included asbestos removal and the inclusion of 3 inches of ISO board insulation.  The 23-year old boiler was replaced with an energy efficient unit and the hot water heater replaced with an on-demand unit with grant funds through the ARRA Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program.


Fire Chief


Waitsfield-Fayston Volunteer Fire Department
4103 Main Street
Waitsfield, Vermont 05673

Non-emergency: (802) 496-2404
Cell: (802)
Emergency: 911

Mailing Address:
4144 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT 05673

Fire Warden


Waitsfield-Fayston Volunteer Fire Department
4103 Main Street
Waitsfield, Vermont 05673

Home: (802) 496-3728
Cell: (802) 279-6179
Emergency: 911

Mailing Address:
4144 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT 05673