The Winsted Fire Department operates five pumpers, one tower ladder truck, a fire police vehicle, fire marshal vehicle, water tanker, water rescue vehicle and a fast response command vehicle. This apparatus is housed in three stations strategically placed within the town for quick emergency response.
The Winchester Volunteer Fire Department established in 1948, also located within the boundaries of the town, operates three pumpers, a water tanker, off road utility vehicle, and a rescue boat from their station in Winchester Center.
The Support Services Division of the Winsted Fire Department provides opportunities for individuals who chose not to, or are unable to become Firefighters, to become involved in volunteer activities to support the department. This Division supports the department with fund raising, community activities, and with non-Firefighting responsibilities at major incidents.
Explorer Post 911 is a program affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America that teaches young adults between the ages of 14 and 18 the basic skills to prepare them to become future firefighters. These basic skills include working with tools, air tanks, ropes and rehabilitation services at major incidents
The Winsted Fire Department assists the residents of the community with fire suppression operations, hazard materials response, water rescue, confined space rescue, vehicle extrication, fire inspections, fire prevention activities and other incidents which require Firefighter response.