$3,230 of $800,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 40 months
What is a modern fire department doing in a historic trolley station?
Bursting at the seams, that's what!

Saxtons River Fire Department is a volunteer department containing 20 active members available 7 days a week 24 hrs a day for the community needs.  Saxtons River covers the Village of Saxtons River along with Athens, VT.  Saxtons River also has a signed mutual aid agreement making them available throughout the town of Rockingham and beyond as needed.

They must respond quickly to fight a fire or medical emergency, but a cramped station can cost critical delays.  How do the firefighters and EMTs manage?  They are required to purchase custom or undersized equipment that fits into the old building, costing the village more for equipment while having to cut expenses on other needs.  

In 2017 alone, our firefighters and EMTs responded to 133 calls in Saxtons River and surrounding areas. They rise to the challenge of working under difficult conditions. But they know they could do better, respond faster, save more lives, if they had a modern, fully functional fire station.

We value our fire department. We are working hard to find ways to support them.  Our little village of 565 people can't build a new fire station on our own. We need your help to keep our village safe.

Can you help us raise $800,000 to build and equip a new fire station for the 21st century?

Please watch our detailed needs assessment video at

Thanks to: FACT TV, our fire chief, dedicated members of the Saxtons River Fire/Rescue and Jim McCaffrey for assisting with the creation of this video.

Need another way to donate??
Feel free to send a Check or Money Order payable to:
Village of Saxtons River
PO Box 243
Saxtons River, VT. 05154

Please put Fire Station Fund in the FOR line.
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We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday season. Now that the season is coming to a close please feel free to continue spreading the word.
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It is really great to see the out pouring of support we are receiving. It means a lot to the village of Saxtons River and the fire department to see everyone's support for this well needed cause. Let's keep the word and donations going strong. Thank each and every one of you.
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Thank you everyone that has donated. It means a lot to the village of Saxtons River and the fire department to see all of these donations. We definitely would not be able to make this project happen without each and every one of you. Please keep spreading the word out let's see if we can build Saxtons River a fire station!
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$3,230 of $800,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 40 months
Created July 17, 2015
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