Palermo Volunteer Fire Department

For immediate assistance with an emergency please dial 911

The Palermo Fire Department protects the lives and property of the community by providing services in the event of fire, medical emergencies, and disasters, or any other event which may threaten the public welfare. They provide and are trained for emergency rescue operations and/or lifesaving activities for people who are stranded, lost, accident victims, or exposed to other life-threatening dangers. As well as minor incidents like a flooded basement, slip and fall or even just a faulty fire alarm.


Last year alone, our department was dispatched on a total of 383 calls for the community, on top of the 36 times they provided mutual aid to other surrounding departments. Of those calls 116 were rescue calls, 32 motor vehicle accidents, and 20 hazardous conditions. Every member of the department is a volunteer, so when that pager goes off in the middle of the night, during a meal, or as they have just walked in the door after a long day at work, no matter how serious in nature, they respond voluntarily and are compelled only by their personal generosity and compassion for others. These members donate their time and money to serving our community, at the same time as attending training & educational courses, raising families, and holding down employment.