About NSFD

Welcome to the North Scituate Fire Department


Thanks for visiting the North Scituate Fire Department’s website.  Our Fire Department provides protection to approx. 40% of the Town of Scituate, Rhode Island.  North Scituate is a suburban yet rural portion of Scituate located about 10 miles west of Providence.  The Fire Department is entirely volunteer with a roster of 35 members protecting about 5,000 of town’s 10,000 residents.  We currently operate the following frontline pieces of apparatus, which include a Quint, Engine Tanker, Heavy Rescue, Advanced Life Support Ambulance, Brush Fire Unit as well as a spills trailer, and a Zodiac boat.  Our annual run volume exceeds 900 calls per year.

As all volunteer agencies are experiencing a shortage of funding and volunteers, we are also.  If you feel compelled to work strange and long hours, train endlessly, wish to get dirty and smelly, please feel free to stop by the station and fill out an application.  Your determination and spirit will be greatly appreciated.

I hope you enjoy our website.