In addition to its fire responsibilities, the department provides rescue and general emergency services for Ashford and primary emergency ambulance and medical services for the Towns of Ashford and Eastford. From its Warrenville station, the department operates one ambulance. As with its fire suppression services, the Ashford Volunteer Fire Department also maintains ambulance and rescue mutual aid agreements.The department is staffed by a combination of paid personnel and Volunteers. In recent years, we have progressed to having paid staff every day from 0600-1800. The AVFD responds to over 400 emergency medical and rescue calls annually.